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Dr. Harish Puranik

Dr. Harish Puranik

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics



9 Years Experience Overall  (9 years as specialist)

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Dr Harish Puranik finished his postgraduation with a masters in Orthopaedics in2011. He pursued further training in the field of Joint Replacements with aFellowship in Hip and Knee Replacements from Puttlingen, Germany and a couple of Inland Fellowships to compliment his skills in Arthroplasty. Pursing hissubsequent training he completed Fellowship in Arthroscopic Surgeries atSparsh Hospital, Bangalore. His Interest in sports Injuries led him to complete his MSc-Diploma in Sports and Exercise Medicine from the University of South Wales in the UK. He has also undergone specialised training in Arthroscopic surgeries of the Shoulder from Macclesfield, Manchester UK. He has been part of the team performing Joint Replacement and Arthroscopic surgeries At Sparsh Hospital for Advanced surgeries at Bangalore for nearly a decade. The centre is credited with being one of the best centres for Orthopaedic surgeries in the country. He currently works as a lead surgeon for ‘SPORTHO’, a dedicated centre for managing Sports injuries and Arthroscopic surgeries at SPARSH Hospital. He is a guide for Postgraduate students in Orthopaedics and for fellowship trainee’s in Arthroscopic surgeries. He has several publications in peer-reviewed national and international journals.

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Yeshwanthpur, Bangalore

SPARSH Hospital


#4/1, Tumkur Main Road, Yeshwantpur,, Landmark: Next to RNS Motors, Bangalore

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Mon, Wed - Sat

05:30 - 08:00


08:00 - 01:00
05:30 - 08:00

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Vasanthnagar, Bangalore

SPARSH Hospital


146, Infantry Road, Landmark: Opposite Police Commissioners Office, Bangalore

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Mon, Wed - Sat

10:00 - 01:30
02:30 - 04:00


02:00 - 04:00

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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.


Treatment for Shoulder Pain
Arthroscopic Surgery
Knee Ligament Injury
Sports Medicine and Injury Treatment



MBBS - BLDEA's Shri B M patil Medical College. Bijapur, 2006
MS - Orthopaedics - Karnataka Institue of Medical Science, Hubli, 2011


76887 Karnataka Medical Council, 2007
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