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Dr. S.Abdhul Salam

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr. Abdul Salam is one Coimbatore’s leading ortho specialist. His passion for orthopedics started with his entry into Medicine into MMC (Madras Medical College).He then passed out with multiple distinctions in orthopedics from KMC (Kilpauk Medical College).

His special interest in trauma care and Sports Medicine took him to the UK where completed his surgical training in Joint replacement surgery and Sports medicine at the prestigious University of United Kindom.

He completed his MRCS (Member of Royal College of Surgeons) from Edinburgh.He then went to the USA and completed further specialty training in Orthopaedic Trauma surgery and Limb Lengthening and reconstruction surgery.Dr. Salam has been trained by some of the top authorities in orthopaedics around the globe.

In the USA, Dr Salam worked with Dr. Seligson and Dr. Roberts who are pioneers and well respected in trauma surgery.He was also trained by Dr.Dror Paley and Dr.John Herzenberg who are world famous surgeon in Limb lengthening and reconstruction.

Professional Memberships

Royal College of Surgeon of Edinburgh
AO Spine Member
Professional Member
Tamil Nadu Medical Council, India
Full Registration
Indian Orthopaedic Association
Life Member
TamilNadu Orthopaedic Association

Clinical expertise

Fracture in children

Primary and Revision Joint replacement ( Knee, Hip and Shoulder) 

Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction

Paediatric Orthopaedic ( Ponseti management for club foot, congenital deformity correction)

Deformity correction using Taylor Spatial Frame and Ilizarov

Arthroscopy surgery ( Knee and Shoulder)

Spine surgery ( Disc surgery, decompression and spinal stabilisation)

Research and publications

Publications :

  • Anterolateral and medial locking plate stiffness in the distal tibia fracture model YennaZC, BhandraAK, OjikeNI, ShahulhameedA, BurdenRL, VoorMJ, RobertsCS Foot Ankle Int.2011. Jun; 32(6):630-7.

  • Technique for precise placement of poller screws with intramedullary nailing of metaphyseal fractures of the femur and the tibia Shahulhameed A, Roberts CS et al Injury. 2011 Feb; 42(2):136-9.

  • Mapping of acetabulum – implication for percutaneous fixation Shahulhameed A, Roberts CS et al. Injury. 2010 Apr;41(4):339-42. Epub 2009 Sep 4.

  • Urinary Bladder Calculus Complicating Ventriculo-Vesical Shunt A.S.Shahul Hameed, I. Yousaf &K.A.Choudhari British Journal of Neurosurgery, October 2005; 19(5): 449-450.

Paper Presentations :

  • Mapping of acetabulum–Implication for Percutaneous Fixation
    IOACON 2009, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India

  • Acetabular Impaction Bone Grafting in Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty: The DGH Experience.
    Ennis O, Shahul Hameed AS, Cowey A, Lim J, Perkins R.
    Presentedat:5th Oswestry Scientific Research Meeting, Oswestry, Shropshire, England, Mar 2004.

  • Problem  Hip : CasePresentation
    ShahulHameedAS, EnnisO, PerkinsR
    Presented at:Telford and Oswestry Annual Orthopaedic Meeting, Telford, England, May2004

  • Survivorship Analysis of Charnley’s LFA Using Indian Implants
    Dr.Shahul Hameed AS, Dr. Ramesh Babu S, Prof. Ilangovan A
    Presented at: Tamil Nadu Annual Orthopaedic Conference, Trichy, India, January 2001

  • A Rare Cause of Low Back Pain . Mr.AS.Shahul Hameed, Mr.N.Price.
    Presented at:SouthwestWales Orthopaedic Association ,Swansea ,UnitedKingdom, May2006


  1.  Epidural abscess of the entire vertebral canal in a child-A case report
    Dr.Abdul Salam, Dr. Noel , IOACON 2012, Chennai.
  2.  Acetabular Impaction Bone Grafting in Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty: The DGH Experience.
    Ennis O, Shahul Hameed AS, Cowey A, Lim J, Perkins R.
    Presented at: Welsh Orthopaedic Society Meeting, Swansea 2004 and EORS Congress, Amsterdam, November2004.
  3.  Which is the Right Choice?Cemented or Uncemented THR in Arthritic Hip”
    Shahul Hameed AS, Ramesh Babu S, Prof Ilangovan A.
    Presented at: Tamil Nadu Annual Orthopaedic Conference, Coimbatore, India, January 2002.


  • MBBS,MS (Ortho), MRCS(Edin)

  • Fellowship in Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery ( Louisville, Kentucky, USA 2007 – 2008)

  • Fellowship in Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction ( Baltimore, USA, 2008 – 2009)

Work Experience

21 Years

Doctor schedule

Monday to Thursday and Saturday
( 10.00 am to 2.00 pm)

Language known

  • Tamil
  • English


  • Uncemented Total Hip Replacement in Young Patients – A Critical Analysic
  • Accepted as thesis by Dr. MGR Medical University, Tamilnadu, India


  • Early Health Assessment Clinic – An Extension of Preoperative Assessment Clinic’
  • Pressure sore in postoperative Total Hip Replacement patients

Awards and achievements

  • Best Doctor Award – Presented by KG hospital, Coimbatore
  • Dynamic Institution award – For treating renal failure patient during COVID – 2024Presented by KG hospital