Dr. Ashok Rajgopal

Qualification - FRCS, FIMSA, M.Ch. (Orth.), M.S. (Orth.), M.B.B.S.

Specialization - Orthopaedics

Designation - Chairman - Medanta Bone & Joint Institute

Location - Gurgaon, India

Hospital(s) - Fortis Memorial Research Institute

Clinical Focus - Knee Surgery, Joint Replacement Surgery, Arthroscopic Surgeries

Career Profile

Dr. Ashok Rajgopal is an internationally renowned Orthopaedic surgeon, credited with close to 10,000 Arthroscopic, over 3,200 Total Knee Arthroplasty surgeries and over 100Minimally Invasive Total Knee Replacement (TKR) Surgeries, making him one of the most prolific orthopedic surgeons and, considered as the best bone and joint surgeon in India.An acknowledged orthopedic surgeon with over 32 years of experience in knee surgery along with the vast experience of trauma surgery as well. A PadmaShri recipient, Dr. Ashok Rajgopal was appointed Honorary Orthopaedic Surgeon to the then President of India, HE Mr. KR Narayanan, in 1997.

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 cementless 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 honor of performing the first Bilateral Total Knee Replacement surgery in India in April 1987 and the first MIS Unicompartmental surgery in March 2002. He also became the first orthopedic 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 orthopedic alignment principles to ensure a perfect setting.

He is also a coveted member of Global Persona Developer Team, engaged into the development of advanced knee implants, the newest being "PERSONA" knee system. Dr. Ashok Rajgopal has played a key role in the designing of the 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.

Dr. Rajgopal has helped sportsperson of international repute like P. Gopichand (Badminton), Sushil Kumar (wrestling), Baichung Bhutia (Football) successfully recover from knee-related sports injuriesRajagopal Foundation- dedicated to the Joy of Walking, is a nationwide NGO established by Dr. Rajgopal. Rajgopal Foundation is committed to bringing disadvantaged people back to their feet by offering subsidized treatment to individuals from economically weaker section. The Foundation is also engaged in educating the girl child in order to make herself- sufficient.

Education & Training

  • FRCS : Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh 2010
  • FIMSA : International Medical Sciences Academy 1996
  • M.Ch.Orth : University of Liverpool 1983
  • M.S.Orth : All India Institute of Medical Sciences New Delhi 1979
  • M.B.B.S.: Armed Forces Medical College, Pune University 1974

Clinical Focus

  • Knee Surgery
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgeries

Awards & Achievements

  • Padma Shri award for recognition of surgical excellence and contribution to the field of Orthopaedics - 2014
  • Bharat Shiromani Award for professional excellence in the field of Orthopaedics - 2008 - 2009
  • Distinguished Service Award - Delhi Doctor Association - 2004 Knee Ratna Award, IMA - New Delhi
  • Life time award from APAS (Asia Pacific Arthroplasty Society)



Procedures performed by Dr. Rajgopal performs 54 are below: