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Dr. Rajagopalan Krishnan

Dr. Rajagopalan Krishnan

Dr. Rajagopalan Krishnan

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MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics



Spine Surgeon

38 Years Experience Overall  (38 years as specialist)

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Dr. Rajagopalan Krishnan is a Orthopedist and Spine Surgeon in Sarita Vihar, Delhi and has an experience of 38 years in these fields. Dr. Rajagopalan Krishnan practices at Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals in Sarita Vihar, Delhi and Apollo Hospitals in Sector 26, Noida. He completed MBBS from University of Delhi in 1976 and MS - Orthopaedics from University of Delhi in 1980. He is a member of Past member, British Orthopedic Association,Association of Spine Surgeons of India (ASSI),Delhi Spine Society,Delhi Medical Council and Arthritis & Rheumatism Council the Wolfson Foundation. Some of the services provided by the doctor are: Foot Assessment,Herniated Disc,Spondylosis,Spine Injury and Spine Mobilization etc.

Sarita Vihar, Delhi

Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals


Mathura Road, Landmark: Opposite Jasola Metro Station, Delhi

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08:00 - 08:15

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Sector 26, Noida

Apollo Hospitals


E-2, Gautam Buddh Nagar, Landmark: Near Mother Dairy, Noida

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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.

Awards and Recognitions

Gold Medal in MCH, Liverpool, 1984
Hammersmith & Queen Charlotte Special Health Authority and Proteus Molecular Design, all in the UK


MBBS - University of Delhi, 1976
MS - Orthopaedics - University of Delhi, 1980


Past member, British Orthopedic Association
Association of Spine Surgeons of India (ASSI)
Delhi Spine Society
Delhi Medical Council
Arthritis & Rheumatism Council the Wolfson Foundation


Consultant at Indraprastha Apollo Hospital


52238 Delhi Medical Council, 2011
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