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Dr. Nandan Rao

Joint Replacement & Orthopaedic Surgeon

MBBS, MS (Orthopaedics)

Fellowship in shoulder and elbow surgery from Ewha University, Seoul, South Korea.

Fellowship in Sports Orthopaedics, Arthroscopy and Shoulder surgery from Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Andheri, Mumbai.

Services Offered
Shoulder and elbow surgeries including arthroscopic Rotator cuff and Bankart's repair, Latarjet reconstruction, ligament repair and reconstruction, complex fracture surgeries and reconstruction, Knee arthroscopic and open surgeries for ligament repair and reconstruction, management of knee dislocation, meniscus repair, cartilage repair and ACI (Autologous chondrocyte implantation), Hip, knee, ankle, shoulder and elbow arthroscopy surgeries for loose body removal, cartilage repair etc, Various techniques of osteotomies around knee and hip for joint preservation, Trauma and reconstructive surgeries including pelvi-acetabular surgeries
Education & Training

  • M.S. Orthopaedics from King Edward VII medical college, Parel, Mumbai and worked for 2 years thereafter in the same institute
  • Fellowship in Shoulder and Elbow surgery from Seoul, South Korea under Dr. Sang Jin Shin. Training included various techniques of arthroscopic reconstruction and replacement of shoulder and elbow joints.
  • Fellowship in Sports Orthopaedics, Arthroscopy and Shoulder Surgery from Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Mumbai. Training included management of Sports injuries, advanced arthroscopic techniques of shoulder, knee, hip, elbow and ankle arthroscopy and reconstruction and shoulder replacement.


Dr. Nandan Rao is a fellowship trained specialist in Arthroscopic surgery, Sports medicine and joint preservation. He specialises in treatment of shoulder and elbow orthopaedic problems including surgeries if needed. He specialises in treatment of various sports injuries including ligament repair and reconstruction, cartilage restorative surgeries and management of joint dislocations and instability. He also firmly believes in joint preservation and offers techniques such as knee meniscal repairs, high tibial osteotomy and cartilage restoration surgeries.

Languages Spoken

English, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada, Tulu.

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Professional Highlights

  • Awarded Pandurangi Award for best resident during Orthopaedic residency training.
  • He has publications in various national and reputed international journals including American Journal of Sports medicine, Sports Health and Journal of Orthopaedic trauma.
  • Has presented research papers in international conferences including APKASS (Asia Pacific Knee, Arthroscopy & Sports medicine) congress and Korean Shoulder and Elbow Society annual conference.
  • Reviewer with the International Journal of Shoulder Surgery.
Articles & Publications:
  • Injuries in cricket: A Review. Dinshaw Pardiwala, Nandan Rao, Ankit Varshney. Sports Health. 2017 Sep
  • Review article on 'Knee dislocations in sports injuries' Pardiwala DN, Rao NN, Anand K, Raut A. Indian J Orthop. 2017 Sep-Oct;51(5):552- 562..
  • Arthroscopic repair for massive bony bankart lesions. Dinshaw Pardiwala, Nandan Rao, Ankit Varshney. Asian Journal of Arthroscopy Jan-April 2016;2(1): 3-10.
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Knee. In Textbook of Orthopaedics and Trauma. 3 rd edition, Volume 4, Pg 2630-34. Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd. Rao N, Kamble P, Gandhi K
  • Clinical Outcomes of Modified Mason-Allen Single-Row Repair for Bursal-Sided Partial-Thickness Rotator Cuff Tears: Comparison With the Double-Row Suture-Bridge Technique. Shin SJ, Kook SH, Rao N, Seo MJ. Am J Sports Med 2015 Aug;43(8):1976-82
  • Orthogonal Radiographic Technique (ORT) for radiographic visualization of Coracoid Process Fractures and Pericoracoid fracture Extensions. Bhatia DN, Dasgupta B, Rao N. J Orthop Trauma 2013 May;27(5):e118-21.
  • Correlation of posterior tibial slope with the metaphysio-diaphyseal angle in total knee arthroplasty (TKA)- A radiological study. Mohanty SS, Rao NN, Dash KK, Sunil SK. Indian J Orthop 2013 Jan;47(1):67-71.
  • Post-encephalitic bilateral heterotopic ossification of hip in pediatric patient. Mohanty SS, Rao NN, Dash KK, Nashikkar PS. J Pediatr Orthop B. 2015 Jul;24(4):299-303.
Poster and Paper presentations
  • Paper presentation in APKASS congress 2016 (Asia Pacific Knee, Arthroscopy & Sports medicine) on "Spinoglenoid cysts with suprascapular neuropathy- A comparison of two methods of treatment"
  • Paper presentation in Korean Shoulder and Elbow Society annual conference on "Effectiveness of subacromial steroid injection for the control of persistent pain after arthroscopic rotator cuff repair."
  • Paper presentation in WIROC 2014 (national conference) on " Is SLAP repair necessary? Clinical outcomes of symptomatic SLAP lesion in non-athletic patients with conservative treatment"
  • Poster presentation in 34 th SICOT World congress 2013 on "Are ESR and CRP reliable indicators of infection? An evaluation of 48 consecutive cases of 2 stage revision arthroplasty."
Professional Memberships:
  • Indian Arthroscopy society
  • Arthroscopy Academy
  • Indian Orthopaedic Association
  • Bombay Orthopaedic Society
  • South Gujarat Orthopaedic association
  • Association of Medical Consultants, Mumbai
  • Indian Medical Association

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