Mr VASU PAI MBChB, FRACS (Orth), Nat Board Orth Surg[Bombay], MCH [Liverpool], MS, D’Orth,CIME
Orthopaedic Consultant

Diploma Ortho (1983) , Mysore University
Master of Ortho (1985), Mangalore University
National Ortho (1987) , National Board (Bombay)
M.Ch. in Ortho (1991),
University of Liverpool, UK
FRACS (2006), Royal Australasian College, NZ
CIME (2014), American Board of Independent examiners


Profiled in "Who's who in Medicine 2009" [Marquis]
Visa qualifying exam (1981), NBME, U.S.A
NZREX Exam,(1995), NZ
Senior fellowship "Lumbar spinal stenosis". [Indian Council of Med Res]
Fellow of the Academity of Gen Ed. Manipal, India. 1985
Editor , Clin J Orth Surg
Reviewer for Post graduate journal,India
Reviewer for Foot and Ankle Surg J
NZ young ambassador to China to represent NZOA 2009
Examiner Set I, FRACS

Previously worked as a consultant in Gisborne hospital in 2007.
Previously worked in UK, India, New Zealand [Hawkes Bay, Wellington, Dunedin]
Honorary Lecturer in Dunedin Medical school
Honorary Lecturer in Birmingham Accident Hospital
Assistant Professor in KMC, Manipal, India

Experienced with soft tissue and joint injuries; joint replacement: Hip, knee, Shoulder, Common orthopaedic problems of the knee, shoulder, elbow, foot and ankle.

1. Pai VS: The management of unreduced traumatic dislocation of the hip. Int Orthop, 16:136, 1992.

2. Pai VS, Kumar BK: Unreduced traumatic hip dislocation. Injury, 1990,21:225-7

3. Pai VS: Ultrasound measurement of the lumbar spinal canal.
J Orth Surg 1:103, 1993

4. Pai VS: Heterotopic ossification in THA.
J Arthroplasty, 9:199, 1992 .

5. Pai VS: LFA - A comparison between three lateral approaches.
THE M.CH.Orthian J, 2:77, 1992 .

6. Pai VS, YeeE, Lawson D, Curtis G: Iliacus pyomyositis.
NZ Med J, 107:378, 1994 .

7. Pai VS, Simison AJM: Complication of pectoralis rupture.  Aust NZ Surg, 65: 694, 1995.

8. Pai VS, LAWSON D: Rupture of peroneus longus .   J Foot Ank Surg 34: 475, 1995.

9. Pai VS: The significance of the Trendelenburg test in THR  J Arthroplasty, 11: 174, 1996

10.Pai VS: Unrecognized arterial injury of the forearm  NZ Med J, 108:368,1995.

11.Pai VS, Chacko V: Lumbar spinal stenosis- Ind Council Med Research J 1985.

12. Pai VS: Rupture of the plantar fascia.      J Foot Ank Surg 35: 39, 1996.

13. Pai VS, Kumar BK: Lumbar canal measurements. J Orth Surg 3(2):31-34, 1996.

14. Pai VS: Compartment syndrome of the thigh following THR J Arthroplasty 11(5): 609-10, 1996.

15. Pai VS: Early recurrent dislocation in total hip replacement. J Ortho Surg  3(2): 65-71, 1996

16. Pai VS: Nonmetallic foreign bodies in Hand, NZ Med J 110:215, 1997

17. Pai VS, Kumar BK:  Surgery of central lumbar canal stenosis. J Orth Surg  4(1):1-4, 1996

18. Pai VS: Acute carpal tunnel syndrome.   J Orth Surg 4(1):95-98,1996 

19. Pai VS: Compartment syndrome of the hand. Injury 28:411, 1997

20. Pai VS: A comparison of the approaches in THR. Int Orthop:21:393-6, 1997

21. Pai VS : Group B Streptococcal vertebral osteomyelitis. J Orth Surg 4(2):99-102, 1996

22. Pai VS: Pozo’s procedure for dislocating peroneal tendons. J Orth Surg  6: 79-82, 1998

23. Pai VS: Dislocation of the medial cuneiform in Lisfranc’s fracture J Orth Surg 6: 107-110, 1998

24. Pai VS: Traumatic aneurysm of the peroneal artery. J Foot Ank Surg 36: 417-420,1999

25. Pai VS: Medial malleolar fracture with deltoid ligament rupture. J Foot Ank Surg 36: 420-3,1999.

26. Pai VS: Traumatic aneurysm of the geniculate artery  J Arthroplasty  14 :633-4, 1999.

27. Blyth P, Pai VS: Recurrence of gout after TKR. J Arthroplasty 14:380-2, 1999

28. Pai VS: Injury of the ulnar nerve associated with fracture of the ulna. J Ortho Surg  7:73-75, 1999.

29. Pai  VS: Rupture of the ulnar artery following a forearm fracture. J Ortho Surg 8(1):15-7, 2000

30. Pai VS, Lawson DL: Repair of  cuff tear. J  Shoulder elbow 10(3): 236-242, 2001

31. Pai VS: Sciatic nerve palsy following metallosis in a modular THR.  J Arthroplasty 16(4): 2001

32. Pai VS: Primary thoracic vertebral  tumors. J Ortho Surg  8(2):65-8, 2000

33. Pai VS, N Patel. Atypical Achelles Rupture.  J Foot Ankle Surg.41(3):183-5,2002 

34. Pai VS. A Modified Direct Lateral Approach in THR. J Ortho Surg :10(1):35-9. 2002

35. Pai VS. A rare cause of early dislocation of a THR.J Arthroplasty18(2):208-9,2003
36. Pai VS, Ardern D, Wilson N. Fractured Neck of femur J Orthop Surg 11(2):123-8,2003

37. Pai VS, Jones DG, Theis JC: Titaneum Elastic Nail for adolescent fracture femur. Injury extra 36: 185-189,2005

38. Townshed D, Pai VS. Gouty Tenosynovitis..  J of NZ Med 117: 1188, 2004

39. Pai VS,Tan E,MathesonBox.thorn  in the Distal Femur. J of Injury extra. 35; 45-47,2004

40. Pai VS. Dislocation of a polished stem following THR. J Orthop Surg;13(1):73-5.2005

41. Pai VS, Leigh W. Beware: Compartment syndrome of the hand. N Z Med J. 11;118(1209,2005

42. Pai VS, Hodgson B. Assessment of Lumbar Spondylolysis. J Orthop Surg, 14(1):17-20,2006.

43. Pai  VS,Coulter G,Vishal Pai. Minimally invasive fixation tibia. Int Orthop.;31(4):491-4,2007

44. Pai VS, Hodgson B.  Surgical repair of spondylolysis. Int  orthop 2007 April

45. Pai VS. Pai V: Compartment syndrome of Gastrocnemius.J Foot Ank Surg. 46(4):288-90,2007

46.  Pai VS,  Pai V. Accessory fibular ossification. 
Podiatry Internet Journal 2 (8):1, 2007

 Pai VS,  Pai V. Unusual cause of pain in the ankle. J Orthop Surg, 2007

48 .Pai VS, Muir R,Pai V. Acute carpal tunnel. Unusual cause. J Orthop Surgery 2008

49. Rao PS,Pai VS, Kumar BA. Discoid meniscus. Ind J Orth. 24[2]:228-1,1990

50. Pai VS, Arden D, Wilson N. THR in fracture neck . J Bone Joint Surg 84 [B] Supp III, 274, 2002

51. Pai VS, Pai V.Popliteal cyst following TKR , Clin 
Journ   Orth surg   2008, 2.2

52. Pai VS, Pai V, Wrighton  S. Understanding of ethnic differences in Joint Replacements. J Orth Surg 201-  

53. Pai VS.Atypical achilles  rupture. J Bone Joint Surg 87 B, Suppl 1, 30, 200

54. Pai VS, Pai V. Interosseous ganglion .Foot and Ankle. March 2008

55. Pai VS. Direct Lateral Approach to Hip.Chapter in Novopublish, N.Y., USA

56. Pai VS. Compartment Syndrome.

57. Pai VS, Pai V, Mitchell R. Irreducible dislocation of the MTPFoot and ankle orth Journal 1(5):5

58. Pai VS, Pai V. Quiz. Massive swelling foot. Foot and ankle orth Journal 1(5):6,,2008

59. Pai VS, Pai V. .Unusual fracture dislocation of MTP . Foot and ankle orth Journal

60. Pai VS, Pai V. Modified technique TA lengthening Foot and ankle orth Journal

61  Pai VS. Pai V  Terrible triad.  New fixation.  March  
Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery 2009;17(1):31

62 . Pai VS, Pai V, Wrighton S. . Hospital stay and early complication rates following joint replacement: is there any ethnic difference in New Zealand? N Z Med J. 2009 Jul 24;122(1299):28-31.

63. Pai VS, Harp A, Pai V. Guyon's canal entrapment. J Hand Microsurg 1(2):113–115

64.Pai VS , Jones DG, Theis JC, Dunbar JD, Matheson JA. Com plications of titanium elastic nail fixation .
J Bone Joint Surg 87 B: [Suppl 1], pp 31 [2005]  

65.Pai VS, Jones DG, Theis JC, Dunbar JD, Matheson JA. Com plications of titanium elastic nail fixation .J Bone Joint Surg 87 B: [Suppl 1], pp 31 [2005]

66. Pai VS. Atypical achilles  rupture. J Bone Joint Surg 87 B, Suppl 1, 30, 2005

67. Pai VS, Pai V, Wrighton  S. Understanding of ethnic differences in Joint Replacements. J Orth Surg 201-       

68. Pai VS, Pai V. Avulsion of Deep MCL at the Proximal Attachment to the Medial femoral condyle. J Orth & Rheumatology. . 2016; 3(1): 3. 

 69. Pai VS, Pai V. Prognostic Factors for Chronicity in Lumbar and Cervical Spine Conditions Who e on Compensation. JSM arthritis 1(2): 1007, 2016ç

70. Pai VS, Gupta A. CRPS: a cause for post operative pain syndrome in the lumbar spine. Biomed J Sci & Tech Res. 2 (1): 1-4 (2018)




Oct 1983                                    Symposium :“Fracture neck of femur” Manipal, India 

Mar 1983                                    Myelogram findings in Lumbar canal stenosis. KOC, India 

Dec 1983                                   Tuberculosis of  Spine. tuberculosis club, India. 

Sep 1984                                   Faculty member to the CME,  Manipal, India 

Feb 1987                                    Lumbar canal stenosis,  KOC, India. 

Oct 1987                                    US measurement of spinal Canal. IOA, Delhi, India. 

Jan 1988                                    LCS. Asian congress on trauma replacement, India 

Mar 1988                                   Treatment of Neglected Neck of femur, KOA, India 

Mar 1988                                   Neglected posterior dislocations of Hip.KOA, India 

Oct 1991                                   Total Hip replacement Royal Liverpool Hospital, UK. 

Dec 1998                                   Prognostic  factors in repair of rotator. 6th GCC, Qatar 

Oct 1999                                   Repair of Rotator cuff, NZOA conference, Wellington 

Oct 2001                                   THR for fracture neck of femur. NZOA, Queenstown, NZ 

Oct 2002                                   Minimally invasive fixation of distal tibia. NZOA, NZ

Oct 2002                                   Dislocation of the THR  needing  NZOA, NZ 

Oct 2003                                   Unusual penetrating injury Knee.  Knee Society, Tauranga 

Oct 2003                                   Atypical Rupture of Achilles, Knee meeting, Tauranga 

Oct 2003                                   Titanium Nail fixation, NZOA, Rotoroa

Oct 2003                                   Atypical Rupture of Achilles Tendon, NZOA, Rotoroa 

Oct 2004                                   Surgical Repair of Spondylolysis, Prof Jeffrey Registrar paper 
                                                   [Best paper award]

Oct 2005                                   Surgical Repair of Spondylolysis, NZOA, 2005 

March 2006                              Terrible triad.  Visiting professor day, Wellington           

Feb 2007                                  Accessory fibularae, Napier. National Paediatric conference
                                                  Unusual ankle pain. Napier. National Paediatric conference

Sept 2009                                 Poster presentation, SICOT, Pattaya

 Nov 2009                                TJR: ethnic difference.Xiamen, as an ambassador from NZOA  


Feb 2011                                   II Int conference Medical Negligence, Goa. Plenary talk: 
                                                   Treatment injury in NZ

3/8/2011                                    AMA4  Core, Mel, by AMA Victoria

3/8/2011                                   AMA4  Spine, Mel, by AMA Victoria

30/8/2011                       AMA4  Lower extremity, Mel, by AMA Victoria

 Nov 2012                                Combined 33rd SICOT Orthopaedic world conference, Dubai
                                                 1. Treatment injury in NZ
                                                 2. Modified lateral approach for THR

Aug 2013                                 APLAR Bali, Poster on “Epidemiology Backache in NZ”

June 2014                                AMA Permanent evaluation 5th edition. by ABIME Brisbane

17 June 2015                            COA, CORS, and CAOS Annual Meeting, Vancouver 

17 Sep 2015                     36th SICOT, China.   Risk factors for Chronic Backache

2 Jan 2016                        Orthop Alumni Conference, Presentation on Total hip replacement
                                         and Chronic Backache

21 June 2016                    ABIME AMA 6 by Mohammed Ranavaya 


27 May 2017                     AMA 5  Advance case study, Melbourne, ABIME
                                                Causation, ABIME, COMCRE, ABIME 
                                                Medicolegal report writing and court testimony skills, 

29 Nov 2017                    36th SICOT, Cape town. Prognastic factors on 1000 patients with back and neck symptoms
                                          On compensation


7 Sep 2018                     AOA/RACS/AMLC combined Medico-Legal Meeting, Sidney                                  

 23 Sep 2018                   Comcare guides to assessment of the Degree of

                                         impermanent (2.1 of the guide)


7 Sept 2019                    AOA/RACS/AMLC combined Medico-Legal Meeting, Gold coast  

4 Dec 2019                    39th SICOT, Muscat.  Treatment injury in NZ