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Dr. Darshan N Sonawane

Dr. Darshan N Sonawane

Dr. Darshan N Sonawane

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MBBS, DNB - Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, MS - Orthopaedics, M.Ch - Orthopaedics



Joint Replacement Surgeon

14 Years Experience Overall  (10 years as specialist)

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Dr. Darshan has extensive experience and is well acquainted in all the recent advances in the fields of foot and ankle surgery, traumatology, sports medicine, arthritis, joint replacement and spine problems. He has presented many papers in the state as well as national conferences.He also has national as well as international publications to his credit. He is an active member of the Pune Orthopedics Society, the Maharashtra Orthopedics Association and the Indian Arthroscopy Society.

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Baner, Pune

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Flat No. 501, Shivom Regency, Main Baner road, Baner, Pune 411045, Landmark: Above Jyoti Gas Appliances, Pune

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Mon - Thu

06:00 - 08:00

Fri - Sat

07:00 - 08:00


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

Winner of Maharashtra Orthopaedics Association Quiz (for PG students) - 2009
Winner of SIOR Quiz (for PG students) - 2009


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MBBS - Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Government Medical College & Sasson General Hospital, Pune, 2006
DNB - Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery - DNB board, New Delhi, 2010
MS - Orthopaedics - Maharashtra Universtity of Health Sciences, Nashik, 2010


Maharastra Medical Council


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2012 - Present Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Shashwat Hospital Aundh
2014 - 2015 Fellow in Foot and Ankle Surgery at University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
2014 - 2014 Fellow in Joint Replacement Surgery at DMH
2011 - 2015 Assistant Professor at SKN Medical College, Pune
2010 - 2011 Senior Resident at SKN Medical College, Pune


2007040461 Maharashtra Medical Council, 2007

Trainings and Certifications

Fellowship in Foot and Ankle Surgery - University of Alabama at Birmingham - UAB, Alabama, USA, 2015
Fellowship in Joint Replacement - Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital, Pune, 2014
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