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Dr. Ashok Rajgopal

About

Knee & Hip Joint/Sport Injuries (Chairman), Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurgaon. An acknowledged orthopaedic surgeon and a PadmaShri recipient, Dr. Ashok Rajgopal is a proud member of several bodies of knee surgeons who have exhibited supreme levels of commitment towards the advancement of knee surgeries. Dr. Rajgopal holds the unique distinction of performing 28 Total Knee Replacement surgeries in under 12 hours. In February 2016, Dr. Rajgopal touched another milestone of completing 25,000 Total Knee Replacement surgeries in thirty years of practice. He possesses impeccable expertise in the most advanced cement less implants such as Trabecular Metal implants. The innovative surgical procedure tends to carry a high strength to weight ratio with superb mechanical characteristics of surviving physiological stress. Its compressive strength and elastic modules are very much similar to real bone in comparison to other prosthetic load bearing materials. Dr. Rajgopal has the honour of becoming the first orthopaedic surgeon in India who has carried virtual total knee replacement employing patient-specific instruments. In this procedure, precise alignment holds the key to durability and proper functionality of the knee joint. This next-generation advanced surgery counts on superior advancements in instrument technology along with stated orthopaedic alignment principles to ensure the most perfect setting. He is also a coveted member of a renowned panel of international knee surgeons engaged into the development of advanced knee implants, the newest being "PERSONA" knee system. The PERSONA KNEE SYSTEM was launched in September 2013 in India and has effectively transfigured the concept of knee replacement surgery by developing an almost personalized knee replacement system. Research Experience "Knee Surgery" a book edited by Dr. Ashok Rajgopal was released at the AAOS (American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons) meeting in New Orleans, USA on 12th March 2014 Awards And Honours Padma Shri awardee Dr B C Roy awardee Dr. Rajgopal has been awarded the Honorary FRCS by the Royal College of Surgeons 11 Mar,2011 Dr. Ashok Rajgopal was awarded the Padmashri by H. E. The President of India on the eve of our 65th Republic Day on 25th Jan, 2014

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Speciality

ORTHOPAEDICS & JOINT REPLACEMENT

Joint replacement surgery, is a procedure of orthopaedic surgery in which an arthritic or dysfunctional joint surface is replaced with an orthopaedics prosthesis. Joint replacement is considered as a treatment when severe joint pain or dysfunction is not alleviated by less-invasive therapies. During the latter half of the 20th century, rheumasurgery developed as a subspecialty focused on these and a few other procedures in patients with rheumatic diseases. Joint replacement surgery is becoming more common with knees and hips replaced most often.

Experience

43

Qualification

MBBS, MS, M.Ch. (Orth), F.R.C.S. (Edinburgh)

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