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Dr. Chirag Thonse

Dr. Chirag Thonse

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MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics



Joint Replacement Surgeon


13 Years Experience Overall  (10 years as specialist)

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Dr. Chirag Thonse is a practicing Orthopaedic Surgeon, a specialist in Arthroscopy, Sports Injuries and Joint Replacement Surgeries. After completing his MS in Orthopaedics from Fr Muller Medical College, Mangalore in 2010, he worked as Assistant Professor in the department of Trauma at Sancheti Institute of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation Pune."He is currently practicing in Fortis Hospital, Cunningham Road and The Orthopedic Clinic."Dr. Chirag Thonse having special interest in Shoulder and Knee Surgeries, he further pursued his Fellowship training in Arthroscopy, Sports Injuries and Joint Replacement Surgeries, at Elite Centers in India, Germany Australia and Japan, Where he was trained extensively in Shoulder, Knee and Elbow Surgeries.He has been instrumental in establishing the Arthroscopy and Sport Medicine division at St Marthas Hospital, Bangalore, where he worked as a consultant from 2012 to 2017. He is also a specialist panel consultant surgeon for South Western Railways Hospital, Bangalore. Actively involved in teaching and training programmes, Dr. Chirag has involved in training postgraduate (M.S/D.N.B) students since 2010. He also frequently conducts training for doctors from India and overseas in Shoulder and Knee Arthroscopy Surgeries. Being a core committee member of Indian Orthopaedic Research Group, Dr. Chirag has numerous national and international publications to his credit. He has authored chapters in various textbooks of Orthopaedic. He is also a editorial board member for two international Orthopaedic Journals. Frequently invited as a faculty in various state and National Arthroscopy conferences, he is also a Cadaveric Course instructor for Arthroscopy Training Courses.

Wheelers Road (Cooke Town), Bangalore

The Orthopaedic Clinic


#16, Hutchins Main Road, Cooke town., Landmark: Windchimes , Bangalore

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Mon - Sat

06:00 - 08:30


Common questions & answers

Q: Who is an Orthopaedist?

A: An orthopaedist is a medical doctor who specializes in diagnosis and treatment of disorders related to the skeletal system. An orthopaedic doctor attends to any disorder or condition or injury pertaining to the bones, muscles, joints, and ligaments associated with the skeletal system. These medical professionals treat conditions like arthritis, back pain, sports injuries, and leg and foot pain

Q: What is the difference between an Orthopaedist and an Orthopaedic surgeon?

A: Orthopaedists are sometimes mistakenly referred to as orthopaedic surgeons. An orthopaedist deals with conditions related to the musculoskeletal system. He provides pre-surgical consultation and post-surgical follow up. An orthopaedic surgeon provides same care as orthopaedist, but performs surgery as well. He performs surgery to cure back pain, ruptured discs, bone tumours, carpal tunnel, arthritis and other injuries.

Q: Does an Orthopaedist treat foot and ankle related problems?

A: Yes, an orthopaedist deals with musculoskeletal problems within the body. Problems related to foot and ankle fall under this category. Common foot problems like bunions, ankle sprains, arthritis, and sports injury are treated by an orthopaedist. Diagnosis of foot and ankle related problems are done through imaging tests. The mode of treatment depends on the severity of the problem.

Q: Does one need a doctor referral to see an Orthopaedist?

A: One can consult an orthopaedist by booking an appointment. Consultation with the orthopaedist is conducted in his/her clinic or at a healthcare centre. In some cases, patients go to a general physician for any condition or disorder related to the musculoskeletal system. Once preliminary investigation is done, the general physician may refer the patient to an orthopaedist for further examination.

Q: Does an Orthopaedist treat sport injuries?

A: Sport injuries are mostly related to the musculoskeletal system. Injuries like ligament tear, sprains, fractures, muscle pull, or bruises are commonly encountered in sports. An orthopaedist is the right medical doctor to consult for sport injuries. After physical examination, the orthopaedist may ask for imaging tests for confirming the extent of damage and then treat accordingly.

Awards and Recognitions

Cadaveric Course Instructor for Arthroscopy Training Courses


MBBS - Father Muller Medical College, Mangalore, 2005
MS - Orthopaedics - Father Muller Medical College, Mangalore, 2010


Karnataka Medical Council


2007 - 2010 Registrar at Father Mueller Medical College
2010 - 2013 Consultant at Sancheti Hospital/Oyster & Pearl Hospital
2013 - 2015 Consultant at St. Martha's Hospital/Apollo Spectra Hospital
2013 - 2015 Consultant at The Orthopaedic Clinic


74689 Karnataka Medical Council, 2005

Trainings and Certifications

F.SICOT (Germany) - Nuremburg, 2011
Fellowship in Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine - Oyster And Pearl Hospital, Pune, 2012
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