Dr. Ashok Rajgopal

Group Chairman Institute Of Musculoskeletal Disorders and Orthopaedics

Gurugram , South Delhi


Internationally renowned Orthopaedic surgeon with more than 39,000 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

Innovation is a word that is immediately associated with Dr. Ashok Rajgopal. An orthopedic surgeon of international repute, he has several firsts to his credit. He performed the first bilateral total knee replacement surgery, the first minimally invasive joint replacement surgery in India, the first virtual total knee replacement using patient-specific instrumentation, and was the first surgeon to use gender-specific knees in India. A profile surgeon, he has to his credit, more than 39,000 total knee replacement surgeries and over 60,000 arthroscopic surgeries for sports injuries. A designer surgeon, he was on the design team of the Persona knee system developed by Zimmer. He is also the designer of the instruments used in minimally invasive total knee replacement which are currently used by surgeons worldwide. His  enduring passion for practicing and advancing medical and surgical sciences has seen him win a number of awards

Medical Qualifications

F.R.C.S.Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh2010
F.I.M.S.A.International Medical Sciences Academy1996
M.Ch. (Ortho)University of Liverpool1983
M.S. (Ortho)All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi1979
M.B.B.S.Armed Forces Medical College, Pune University1974

Specialization and Expertise

  • Knee Replacement  Surgery 
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Ligament Surgeries
  • Arthroplasty Surgeries
  • Hip Surgery
  • Robotic Surgeries

Memberships & Certifications

  • Indian Orthopedic Association
  • Indian Arthroplasty Association
  • Indian Hip and Knee society
  • General Medical Council (UK)
  • The International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS)
  • Indian Association of Sports Medicine
  • Joint Replacement State of Art

Awards & Accomplishments

  • Lifetime Achievement Award, Alumni Association of Sancheti Institutes, Pune, 2016
  • Life time award, APAS (Asia Pacific Arthroplasty Society), 2016
  • Dr. BC Roy award “To recognize the best talents in encouraging the development of specialities in different branches of Medicine”, 2014
  • Padma Shri award for recognition of surgical excellence and contribution to the field of Orthopedics, 2014
  • Vishishita Chikitsa Ratan Award, 2012
  • Bharat Shiromani Award for professional excellence in the field of Orthopedics, 2008-2009
  • Distinguished Service Award - Delhi Doctor Association, 2004
  • Knee Ratna Award, IMA, New Delhi, 2002