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Surgeon Information

  Surgeon Info.

Dr. Ashok Rajgopal
(Knee Replacement Surgeon)

Personal Details
Name: Dr. Ashok Rajgopal
Qualifications: M.B.B.S. , M.S. , M.Ch.Orth, F.R.C.S. (Edinburgh)
Email : a_rajgopal@hotmail.com
Present Position: Chairman & Executive Director
Fortis Bone & Joint Institute
Fortis Group of Hospitals
No. Of Surgeries: More than  25,000 Total Knee Replacement Surgeries

 

Academic Details

M.B.B.S. : Pune University, India 1974.
M.S.Orth : All India Institute of Medical Sciences
New Delhi 1979.
M.Ch.Orth :  University of Liverpool 1983.

 

Hospital Affiliations

1. Fortis Group of Hospitals Chairman& Executive Director, Fortis Bone & Joint Institute

 

Memberships and Affiliations

1. Indian Orthopaedic Association Life Member
2. Indian Arthroplasty Association Life Member
3. Indian Arthroscopy Society  President
4. International Medical Science Academy Awarded Fellowship
5. I S A K O S Active Member
6. Asia Pacific Arthroplasty Society Founder Secretary, Past President
 7. General Medical Council (UK) Permanent Registration
 8. Indian Hip and Knee Society Founder member Vice-president and President Elect
Course Chairman :
Asia Pacific Arthroplasty Society meeting at New Delhi on Oct 29th, 30th, & 31st, 1999.Joint Replacement State of Art at Mumbai on 18th, 19th Oct 2003.a.. In solo practice since 1986, with professional work restricted to knee surgery (Total Knee replacement, arthroscopies and trauma around the knee) and sports medicine.b.. Have conducted over 40 national level workshops in Arthroscopy in various part of the country and delivered several guest lectures at national level conferences. My center is accredited for training in Arthroscopic surgery by the Indian Orthopaedic association.c.. Delivered over 50 lectures in national level conference on Arthroplasty. Conducted live demonstration surgeries as part of teaching program for Post Graduates and Fellows.d.. I have been an invited guest speaker in several international conferences. Invited speaker in Arthroplasty conferences in Seoul, Hawaii, Cairns, Barcelona, and Dundee UK, Beijing, Shanghai, and Singapore.e.. Delivered the Discovery Series Lecture in Dundee in Sep 02.f.. Was awarded the fellowship of the International Medical Sciences Academy in 1996.g.. Have to my credit over 15,000 arthroscopies and 8,000 total knee arthroplasties. We offer a fellowship under the Aegis of overseas training scheme, a fellowship program supported by Zimmer.h.. Appointed Honorary Orthopedic surgeon to the President of India in 1997.i.. Credited with the first bilateral TKR in India (Apr’87), first MIS Unicompartmental replacement (Mar’02).j.. I have carried out over 306 MIS TKRs and have developed instrumentation for the same. I have the largest experience of revision total knee replacement in the country.k.. Founder secretary of the Asia Pacific Arthroplasty Society (APAS). Presently serving on the executive committee of the APAS.


Papers Presented as Invited speaker :

1. Excellence in Arthroplasty – Brisbane ‘2004.

Invited to a Demonstration live surgery 15th JAN 2004 in addition to talks.

2. Asia Pacific Arthroplasty Society: – Kuala Lumpur 2003, Seoul 2001, Shanghai 2000, and Delhi 1999.

3. Glen Eagles, (U.K):- Arthroplasty Meeting 2003, & 2002.

4. Dundee, (U.K): – Delivered Discovery Series lecture – MIS TKR 2002.

5. China: –     Joint surgery symposium 2001.

6. Cairns: – Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Symposium 2000.

7. Singapore: – Arthroplasty Course Lecture 1995, 1993.

8. Hawaii, (USA): – Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Symposium 2000.

9. Royal College Of Surgeons of Edinburgh: -Conducted Course, on Knee Arthroplasty with Prof David Rowley 2003, Hyderabad, Pune, India.

Papers Presentation at Conferences in India :

1.. Deptt. Of Orthopaedic Association: – April 1989.
2.. Xth Annual Conference IOA: – Bhopal 1991.
3.. Gujrat Orthopaedic Association: – 1992
4.. Management Of knee Problems Indore Orthopaedic Association: – Indore August 1993.
5.. XII Annual Conference North Zone: – Rohtak Feb 1993.
6.. Asian Federation Of Orthopaedics and Trauma: – Chennai Feb 1993.
7.. Arthoscopy 94: – Varanasi April 1994.
8.. WIROC: – Mumbai 1994
9.. Symposium Cum Workshop On Arthoscopy: – Ghaziabad March 1994.
10.. IOACON: – Pune 1995.
11.. Muzaffarnagar Orthopaedic Society: – Feb 1995
12.. UPCON 96: – Dehradun -Feb 1996
13.. Deptt. Of Orthopaedic Surgery: – Lucknow April 1996.
14.. 3rd IOA Conference: – 1996 April Rohtak
15.. Indian Arthroplasty Association: – Mumbai Nov 1997.
16.. TRAUMA 97: – Delhi May 1997
17.. Indian Association of Sports Medicine: – 1997
18.. Arthoscopy And Sports: – Aug 1998.
19.. Army Hospital R & R Surgery Updates: – 1998
20.. Indian Sports Medicine Congress: – New Delhi Dec 1999.
21.. Arthroscopy Workshop Northen Railway Hospital: – Kanpur April 2000.
22.. Arthroscopy Workshop: – Deptt. Of Orthopaedics: – Pune Jan 2000.
23.. VIII International Multi-Faculty Medical Conference:- Mumbai – Feb 2001.
24.. Arthritis 8th IOA ICL: – Pune April 2001
25.. 20th Annual Conference North Zone: – Rohtak Feb 2001.
26.. Indian Sports Medicine Congress: – New Delhi April 2001
27.. ACADIM: – New Delhi – Dec 2001
28.. Arthoplasty workshop- 46th IOACON: – Ahmedabad 2001.
29.. 4th Biennial conference Of Indian Arthroplasty Association: – Mangalore Sep 2001.
30.. ACADIM: – New Delhi – Dec 2002.
31.. Dr. L. H. LOBO Memorial Trust 20th Annual function: – Ludhiana Nov 2002.
32.. IX International Faculty Medical Conference: – New Delhi Feb 2002
33.. National Conference on Total Knee Replacements: – Chennai July 2003
34.. Total Knee Arthropalsty Workshop: – Jan 2003 Hyderabad.
35.. JRSOA Conference 2003: – Mumbai Oct 2003.
36.. International Symposium on TKA in 2003 Practice: – New Delhi Dec 2003
37.. Royal College Of Surgeons Edinburgh Basic Knee Arthroplasty Course: – Pune.2003
38.. Ranawat Orthopadic Research Foundation: – Jan 2003.
39.. Royal College Of Surgeons Edinburgh Basic Knee Arthroplasty Course: – Hyderabad 2003.
40.. DOACON: – New Delhi Jan 2004
41.. Ranawat Orthopadic Research Foundation: – Jan 2004.
42.. Indian Association Of sports Medicine
43.. Symposium – GOC on Conference on Joint Replacement: – Ghaziabad (UP)
44.. Vth Annual conference Punjab Chapter Of IOA: – Punjab
45.. Workshop On Arthroscopy: – Raipur.

Hobbies :

a.. An avid art enthusiast having a collection of over 120 paintings. Particular Passion – The Old Bengal School of Art.
b.. Keen enthusiast of Music- Plays the Melodica, Harmonica and the Key Board.
c.. Very fond of Sports in Particular Cricket, Badminton and Scuba Diving.