Dr Hoari Krishnan

Specialty: Sport Injury & Arthroscopy

Languages: Malay, English, Tamil, Mandarin

+60 88 322039

Suite 6-10, Level 6, KPJ Sabah Specialist Hospital, Lot No.2, Off Jalan Damai, Luyang, 88300 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

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About Dr Hoari Krishnan

Biographical Sketch:

Resident Consultant Orthopaedic & Sports Trauma Surgeon.


Dr. Hoari did his undergraduate medical studies in Manipal University, India and later did his Masters in Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.  He was awarded a scholarship to pursue a fellowship, in Advance Trauma under Ministry of Health Malaysia (whereby he was fortunate to do fellowshps in Germany & England). He was the 1st batch of surgeon under KKM, who qualified as an Advence Trauma surgeon.


In the course of his postgraduate studies, he has obtained the following qualifications:

-          Master of Orthopaedic Surgery, Universiti Kebangsaan, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

-          Hand Surgery Fellowship, Hospital Selayang, Selangor

-          Association of Internal Fixation (A.S.I.F/A.O) Trauma Surgery, Germany

-          Hip Surgery Fellowship, Korea

-          Certified Medical Indemnity/Injury Assessor

-          Pelvic and Acetabular Surgery Fellowship , Germany

-          Limb Reconstruction Fellowship, Liverpool

-          Shoulder Surgery Fellowship, Perth


In the course of his previous training and employment, he also served in the following institutions:

-           Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia

-           Hospital Tengku Ampuan Afzan, Kuantan

-           Hospital Kuala Lumpur

-           Hospital Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

-           Unikilinikum Kiel , Germany

-           Uniklinikum, Homburg Saar, Germany

-           Royal Liverpool Hospital

-           Queen Elizabeth and Likas Hospital

Education and Fellowship:

1.     Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.B.S) Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, Karnataka . India. April,1996

2.     Master of Orthopaedic Surgery (M.S.Ortho) University Kebangsaan Malaysia. Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia. May, 2005

3.     Hand Surgery Fellowship (under guidance Datuk Dr Pathmanathan)  January 2007 Hospital Selayang, Malaysia

4.     Association of Internal Fixation (A.S.I.F/A.O.) Trauma Fellowship. Kiel, Germany (under guidance of Prof. Med. A.Seekemp) April, 2008.

5.     Certified Medical Indemnity/Injury Assessor 2008

6.     Hip Surgery Fellowship, Gwangju, Korea (under guidance Prof. Taek Rim Yoon) October 2009

7.     Pelvis and Acetabular Fellowship in Homburg Saar, Germany. (under guidance Prof.Dr.Med.T.Pohlemann )May 2010

8.     Pain Management Fellowship, Kolkota, India November 2010

9.     Advance Trauma and Limb Recon Fellowship, Ministry of Health Malaysia (2007 - 2011)

10.  Limb Reconstruction Fellowship, Liverpool(Under Dr Durai Nayagam) June 2010

11.  Travelling Sports & Shoulder Fellowship, Perth (Under guidance Dr Peter Campbell) December 2012 and January 2014

12.  Grad Cert in Pain Management University Santa Tomas, Manila 2013

Specialty Interests:

Dr Hoari provides outpatient and inpatient care for all types of orthopaedic problems.

The main interest is in minimally invasive surgery for sports injury, joint replacement and spine injuries with pain management.

He does minimally invasive Arthroscopy surgery of the knee, shoulder and ankle for ligamentous and cartilage damage after sports or other injuries. He did the 1st hip joint arthroscopy debridement for gouty arthritis at KPJ Sabah.

Besides the general orthopaedic work, his special interest is in minimally invasive surgery, which allows patients to recover faster.

Below are the conditions that he commonly treats using minimally invasive technique:

Knee Joint:

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and Posterior cruciate ligament surgery, Arthroplasty (joint replacement surgery), Arthroscopic, chondroplasty and microfractures for osteoarthritis, Cartilage repair, ankle stabilization surgery,  Meniscus repair surgery, Multiple knee ligament reconstruction, Orthopedic trauma surgery, Patella surgery, Computer assisted Total knee arthroplaty.

Shoulder joint:

Shoulder cuff repair surgery, Bankart surgery, Frozen shoulder release, Slap lesion, AC joint OA, shoulder fracture.

Ankle joint:

Ankle instability/ Ligament tear, Fusion of joints, Osteochondral defects ,Spur arthroscopic removal, Ankle and calcaneum fracture.

Wrist joint:

Arthroscopic TFCC repair, Osteochondral defects, scaphoid fracture and lunate fixation.

Hip joint:

Arthroscopic debridement, total hip replacement, SUFE and complex  pelvic/ acetabular fractures.

Elbow joint:

Frcatures, Radial head replacement, ligament reconstruction and arthrosopy debridement

Pain management:

Using RF technique for spine and limbs. PRP injections, joint Hyaluronic acid injections.

Research and Publications:

Besides clinical work and taking care of patients, Dr Hoari has a keen interest in teaching and research. He has published peer reviewed paper at Pubmed journals and currently, doing a new project for osteochondral defects in the joints.

He is involved in teaching at UMS medical school since 2006 and loves do to bed site teaching with the students.

The following are the publication:

1.  Bipolar Hemiarthroplasty in Elderly Intracapsular Femoral Neck Fracture-Comparison between Cemented and Uncemented Prosthesis. MOJ April 2010.

2.  Ischial Tuberosity Tuberculosis: An Unusual Location and Presenting as Chronic Gluteal Abscess. MOJ April 2010

3.  MDR TB Involving the Clavicle, Spine and Ribs MOJ April 2011

4.  Eosinophilic Granuloma Involving the Femoral Neck 2013. Hindawi (Pubmed)

5.  Treatment for osteochondral defects (under progress)

Professional Memberships:

He is currently, active member of the following societies:

1.     Fellow of the Academy of General Education (F.A.G.E). Manipal. Karnataka. India. 1996.

2.     Malaysian Medical Association. Life Membership since 2008

3.     AO Alumni 2009

4.     World Badminton Federation Court Doctor 2009

5.     MOA Life Member

6.     ASAMI, Malaysia

7.     Pain society of Malaysia 2013

8.     Malaysian Arthroscopy Society 2013

9.     Academy of Malaysia 2014

10.  ISKSAA 2014

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