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Dr. Ashok Rajgopal

Joint Replacement Surgeon, Orthopedist
MBBS, MS – Orthopedics, MCh – Orthopedics
Group Chairman – Institute of Musculoskeletal Disorders and Orthopedics
40 Years Of Experience
7 Awards
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An acknowledged orthopedic surgeon and a Padma Shri recipient, Dr. Ashok Rajgopal is the Group Chairman, Institute of Musculoskeletal Disorders and Orthopedics at Medanta The Medicity, Gurgaon and Medanta Mediclinic, Defence Colony. He has performed more than 15,000 arthroscopic surgeries for ligament repairs and reconstructions. His areas of expertise include knee surgery, joint replacement surgery, and arthroscopic surgeries. Dr. Ashok Rajgopal completed his MBBS degree from Armed Forces Medical College, Pune in 1974 and obtained his specialization in Orthopaedics (MS Ortho) from All India Institute of Medical Sciences in 1979, followed by M.Ch. Ortho at University of Liverpool, 1983. His advanced specializations include FIMSA (International Medical Sciences Academy) and FRCS (Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh). Dr. Ashok Rajgopal is one of the most experienced orthopedic surgeons in the country and is credited with the introduction of some revolutionary technologies in his domain, like the development of instrumentation used in total knee replacement surgeries. He carried out the first bilateral total knee replacement surgery in April 1987 and the first MIS unicompartmental replacement in March 2002. Dr. Rajgopal is also the first orthopedic surgeon in India who has carried virtual total knee replacement employing patient-specific instruments. Dr. Ashok Rajgopal is a member of the Indian Orthopaedic Association, General Medical Council (UK), ex-president of the Indian Arthroplasty Association, fellow at the International Medical Science Academy, an active member of International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS), and the founder Secretary of the Asia Pacific Arthroplasty Society. He is invited as guest speaker to numerous international medical conferences.

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Institute of Musculoskeletal Disorders and Orthopedics, Group Chairman- Medanta The Medicity, Gurgaon, currently working
Institute of Musculoskeletal Disorders and Orthopedics, Chairman- Medanta Mediclinic, Defence Colony, currently working
Bone and Joint Institute, Executive Director and Chairman- Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, Okhla Road , 2016
Bone and Joint Institute, Executive Director and Chairman- Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurgaon , 2016
Bone and Joint Institute, Chairman- Medanta The Medicity, Gurugram , 2009
Orthopedics, Senior Consultant – Sehgal Neurological Research Institute, Kailash Colony , 1985
Orthopedics, Director- Fortis Hospital, New Delhi , 2004
Orthopedics, Head- Sitaram Bhartia Institute, New Delhi , 1996
Orthopedics, Senior Consultant – Moolchand Hospital, New Delhi , 1985
Orthopedics, Senior Resident- Ormskirk General Hospital, Lancashire, United Kingdom , 1983

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Qualifications & Affiliations

Medical School & Fellowships
MBBS – Armed Forces Medical College, Pune University, Pune, 1974
MS – Orthopedics – All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, 1979
MCh – Orthopedics – University of Liverpool, UK, 1983
Fellowship – International Medical Sciences Academy, 1996
Fellowship – Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, 2010
Life Member – Indian Orthopaedic Association
Life Member – Indian Arthroplasty Association
Past President – Indian Arthroscopy Association
Life Member – Indian Association of Sports Medicine
Chairman – Joint Replacement State of Art
Member – Global Persona Developer Team
President – Indian Arthroscopy Society
Founder Secretary and Past President – Asia Pacific Arthroplasty Society
Permanent Registration – General Medical Council, UK
Founder Member, Vice President and Elected President – Indian Hip and Knee Society
Editorial Board – Knee Surgery Sports Traumatology and Arthroscopy
Active Member – International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
Clinical Achievements
Holds the Unique Distinction of Performing 28 Total Knee Replacement Surgeries in Under 12 Hours – —-
Has completed 25,000 Total Knee Replacement Surgeries in Thirty Years of Practice – —-
Has The Honour of Becoming the First Orthopaedic Surgeon in India Who Has Carried Virtual Total Knee Replacement – —-
Internationally renowned Orthopedic surgeon with more than 30,000 total knee replacement surgeries to his credit – —-
First to perform bilateral procedure and minimally invasive total knee replacement surgery in India – —-
Designed and developed patented instruments for MIS total knee replacement surgeries, now used by surgeons worldwide – —-
Has performed more than 15,000 arthroscopic surgeries for ligament repairs and reconstructions – —-

Awards & Achievements

Dr BC Roy Awardee
Distinguished Service Award
Bharat Shiromani Award, 2008
Padmashri Award
Rajgopal Foundation Award
Knee Ratna Award
Honorary Orthopaedic Surgeon to The President of India, 1997
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