Orthopedics is the branch of surgery concerned with conditions involving the musculoskeletal system. The doctor performing such surgeries is known as an orthopedic surgeon. Orthopedic surgeries aim at correcting the postures of the bone and also replacing the degenerating joints etc. These procedures help in providing relief to the patients and reduce the level of pain and discomfort in life.
In this post, we’ll talk about some of the eight best orthopedic doctors in India, who have not only achieved notable degrees in medical sciences but have earned huge success and experience in risky surgeries as well.
Innovation is a word that is immediately associated with Dr. Ashok Rajgopal. An internationally renowned orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Rajgopal is a prolific surgeon with over 30,000 total knee replacement surgeries to his credit. In addition, he has performed more than 15,000 arthroscopic surgeries for ligament repairs and reconstructions. He has several firsts to his credit — the first to perform a bilateral procedure in India, the first to use the Gender implant (designed especially for female patients), the first to perform total knee replacement using Patient Specific Instrumentation, and the first to perform minimally invasive total knee replacement in India. He is a designer surgeon and a member of the design team responsible for the design and development of the latest knee implant, The Persona Knee. He successfully developed instruments for MIS total knee replacement surgery which were later patented by Zimmer and are used by knee replacement surgeons worldwide. His enduring passion for practicing and advancing medical sciences has seen him win a number of awards.
He is an expert in Primary and Revision Joint replacement surgeries of Knee, Hip, Shoulder, Elbow and Ankle joints.
He is one of the first and among only a few surgeons to start minimally invasive reconstructive surgery that is Key Hole Surgery (Arthroscopy) for Shoulder, Elbow, Hip and Ankle problems. In addition, has mastered techniques of managing Multi-Ligament and complex injuries of Knee.
He has published Joint Replacement, Arthroscopy and Sports injury-related research publications in textbooks, journals and prepared manuscripts for Arthroscopy education for young orthopods.
He is visiting surgeon to Al Tawara Medical / Teaching hospital, Ministry of Health, Sanna, Yemen. He is also a visiting surgeon in Military Hospital, Sanna, Yemen. He is also invited as a surgeon in medical schools and hospitals in Iraq, Iran, Oman, and Syria.
He has given Lectures in Various International and National meetings.
Dr. AB Govindaraj is a distinguished Orthopedic and Joint Replacement surgeon with over 30 years of experience in the field of orthopedic surgery including over 8 years of surgical training at different reputed healthcare institutions abroad.
He is proficient in performing Joint replacement procedures such as Total Knee Replacement and Hip replacement. Adept at adult orthopedic surgeries, Dr. AB Govindaraj is also an expert in spine orthopedic surgery and underwent special training under Prof. Henry Halm in Germany.
Dr. Rakesh Mahajan is currently associated as Sr. Consultant in BLK Centre for Orthopaedics, Joint Reconstruction & Spine Surgery at BLK Super Speciality Hospital, New Delhi and has experience of 8 years. He Specializes in knee replacement surgeries, Sports medicine, and Arthroscopy. Dr. Rakesh Mahajan has a special interest in Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy and Primary Arthroplasty procedures of Knee, Hip, Shoulder. Reconstructive Surgery in adults- all complex fractures. He has been awarded the Amar Jyoti Award and the Bharat Gaurav Award. He is a member of prestigious organizations like the Indian Orthopaedic Association and Indian Society of Hip and Knee Surgeries.
Dr. Sanjiv KS. Marya has been in the field of Medicine and Orthopaedic Surgery for almost 30 years. Dr. Marya’s areas of specialization include Joint Replacement Surgery for the joints of upper and lower limbs (Primary and Revision) and Trauma Management based on AO Principles. He has pioneered the bilateral joint replacement of the knee and hip joints i.e. replacing both joints in one sitting. He has initiated the Unicompartmental (Half Knee) replacement and has done exclusive work on fractures in joint replacement. He has also introduced computer-assisted joint replacement surgery.
Dr. Abhijit Dey is an Orthopedist in Saket, Delhi. Dr. Abhijit Dey practices at Max Super Speciality Hospital in Saket, Delhi. He completed MBBS from All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi and MS – Orthopaedics. He is a member of the Indian Medical Association (IMA), Delhi Medical Association (DMA), Indian Orthopaedic Association, Delhi Orthopedic Association and Asian Association for Dynamic Osteosynthesis (AADOS). Some of the services provided by the doctor are Joint Replacement Surgery, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement, and Trauma Surgery, etc.
Dr. Subhash Jangid is currently working as Director, Orthopaedics & Joint Reconstruction at Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurgaon. His primary work comprises of the knee, hip and shoulder joints related surgeries including replacement. He has a vast experience of more than 19 years in the field of Orthopaedics. He is now a known faculty in the field of Arthroplasty/Joint Replacement in India and abroad. He is also a faculty for AO trauma courses. He has a special interest in peri-articular trauma.
He was the first surgeon in India, who introduced NAV 3 computer navigation for knee replacement surgery. He is one of the most experienced joint replacement surgeons in the computer navigation technique in the world. This technique gives better results to the patients and the recovery is faster as compared to the conventional technique.
Dr. Puneet Girdhar Presently working as a Director – Orthopaedics Spine Surgery in BLK Centre for Orthopaedics, Joint Reconstruction, Spine Surgery at BLK Super Speciality Hospital, Pusa Road, New Delhi. He has experience of more than 11 years. Specializes in the surgical and non-surgical management of spinal disorders involving neck and back utilizing turn of the century minimally invasive techniques. He is a Member of renowned organizations like the Indian Orthopedic Association (IOA), AO Alumni, Switzerland and Association of Spine Surgeons of India (ASSI).
Dr. Padman qualified from the prestigious Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Pondicherry. He is also a Diplomate of the National Board of Examinations in Orthopedic Surgery.
He worked in the United Kingdom for a period of 10 years in various Orthopedic departments of the University hospitals of Leeds and Sheffield. During this period, he obtained his Fellowship from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (FRCS) and also successfully passed the intercollegiate exam is Trauma and Orthopedics ( FRCS Tr & Orth) in 2008. As part of his Orthopedic training in the UK, he also undertook basic research looking at the biological reaction to conventional and newer polyethylene used in arthroplasty and was awarded the Masters in Research in 2004 from the University of Leeds.
He did his fellowship at the Sheffield Children’s Hospital after being appointed as National Fellow in Paediatric Orthopedics. During the course of his Fellowship, he was exposed to the full range and breadth of the various disciplines of Pediatrics Orthopedics. He worked as Consultant – Pediatrics Orthopedics at Sheffield Children’s Hospital before returning to India in June 2009.
With rich experience of 20 years to his credit in the field of Orthopedic Surgery, Dr. Padman was associated with prestigious organizations like Sheffield Children’s Hospital, the UK as Consultant-Paediatric Orthopedics & Trauma Surgeo.n; Max Healthcare, New Delhi as Senior Consultant – Paediatric Orthopedic Surgeon; Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurgaon as Senior Consultant- Paediatric Orthopedics