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C S Ranawat

Dr. Ranawat (born Sarwania, Madhya Pradesh, India) is one of the world's leading orthopedic and knee surgeons. The Ranawat Orthopaedic Centre involves in research and development of new techniques to diagnose and treat arthritis from all causes.

Education & Career of C S Ranawat

Dr. Ranawat obtained his MBBS and MS degrees from MGM College, Indore in Madhya Pradesh, India. He has completed fellowships in rheumato-orthopedic reconstructive surgery and hand surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York in 1963.

Important Work of C S Ranawat

Dr. Ranawat pioneered innovative designs and applications of total joint replacement. Dr. Ranawat with Peter Walker, PhD and Dr. John Insall, M.D., designed the original duocondylar knee, followed by the total condylar knee at the Hospital for Special Surgery in the 1970s. He co-designed the DePuy Sigma™ Knee System, as well as the Sigma Rotating Platform (RP-F) knee and the Stryker Accolade™ hip implant.

Dr. Ranawat is Chairman, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Lenox Hill Hospital. He is also Chairman, Ranawat Orthopedic Center, and Ranawat Orthopaedic Research Foundation at Lenox Hill. He serves as professor of Clinical Orthopedic surgery at many hospitals and universities. Dr Ranawat, pioneering research, has made many breakthroughs in total joint replacements. He has written numerous books related with orthopedics. He has contributed several chapters on surgery of the knee, rheumatoid neck, foot, wrist and hips in text books.

Awards and Achievements C S Ranawat

Dr. Ranawat was awarded the ‘Most Distinguished Physician Award’ (2003) by the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin; the Padma Bhushan (2001); the Colonel James Tod award by the Mewar Foundation(2001); Bharat Gaurav Samman (2001). He operated successfully on the knee of Atal Behari Vajpayee, the former Prime Minister of India.


My son would like to do a Fellowship in knee surgery at the U.S. Hsopital. He has done his MBBS from M P Shah Medical College Jamnagar Gujarat. He is doing his DNB Trainee (Orthopaedic Surgery ) at City Hospital, Kadri, Mangalore. He will be completing his DNB in June 2015. Please guide us on applying for the Fellowship in knee surgery. THanking you, Lata Rao