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Dr. Ashok S. Gavaskar MS (Orth), FRCS (Glasg), FACS Fellowship Trained Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr. Ashok S Gavaskar, the clinical lead at Rela Institute of Orthopaedics and Spine Surgery is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon with over 10 years of experience and expertise in primary and revision joint replacement surgery, pelvic surgery and complex orthopaedic trauma. He is an elite member of the AO Trauma – Technical Commission as part of the five-member Asia Pacific Trauma Expert Group (AO-TK: ASEG). The group specializes in development of intellectual properties (IPs) related to the practice of orthopaedic trauma. He is currently the associate editor of the European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology (EJOST). He is also the assistant editor of the Indian Journal of Orthopaedics. He is an invited reviewer of leading journals like Bone & Joint Journal, Journal of Arthroplasty, International Orthopaedics, Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma and Injury. He is currently the Chairman of the Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association (APOA) – Young Surgeons Committee and also the Asia – Pacific representative for SICOT (World orthopaedic association) young surgeons committee. He has received numerous international awards and honours including the prestigious International (2014) and Emerging leaders’ scholarship (2017) awards from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons as recognition of his outstanding work in the field of joint reconstruction and trauma surgery. He also was the recipient of the APOA young ambassador award in 2014.

Qualifications & Academic Positions

MS Orth

  • FRCS (Glasg) - Fellow of the Royal Surgeons of Glasgow
  • FACS - Fellow of the American College of Surgeons

Distinguished member - AOTrauma Technical Commission (Asia pacific trauma expert group)

Hon’ member of the International advisory board for the Journal of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS)

Associate Editor - European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology (EJOST) Section Editor (Trauma) - Indian Journal of Orthopaedics (IJO)

Experience and Expertise

Specialist in Joint Reconstruction, Trauma and Spine Surgery

  • Fellow in pelvi-acetabular surgery, Denver - USA (2017)
  • AAOS fellow in Joint reconstruction, New York, USA (2014)
  • AO Trauma fellow, Hannover - Germany (2013)
  • SICOT arthroplasty fellow, Wurzburg - Germany (2012)

Education

Orthopaedic Specialty Training:
MS Orthopaedics: Madurai medical college, TN. Dr MGR medical university, March - 2007

Medical School: MB.BS:
Madras medical college, TN. Dr MGR medical university, 2003

Fellowships:

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, Glasgow - from 2019
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons - from 2019

Research Grant Awards

AO trauma research grant for 2016 (7050 swiss francs) - “Does a second calcar screw offer any biomechanical advantage in a varus 2-part proximal humerus fracture model” - A biomechanical analysis. ROLE: Principal investigator. Status: completed. awaiting publication

Other Academic Awards and Honours

  1. Times Of India Service Excellence Award in Healthcare - 2021
  2. Biographical record in Marquis Who’s who in the world - 2018
  3. Top Arthroplasty and Trauma Surgeons in India (Listee) by Expertscape.com
  4. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Emerging leaders’ scholarship - 2017
  5. International scholarship from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), 2014
  6. Young ambassador award from the Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association - 2014
  7. Nominated for the Jaques – Duparc award – EFORT -2016 (Top 15 posters of the conference)
  8. Ashok S Gavaskar, et al. Safe surgical dislocation for Pipkin fractures: surgical technique video and case series. OVT, AAOS annual meeting, SanDiego - 2017 (Award winner: Best multimedia education program - trauma category)
  9. Ashok Gavaskar. Winner of the best poster award - A novel mini invasive dorsal approach for treating isolated tibial avulsions of the posterior cruciate ligament. AOTAP congress and TK experts research forum, Chengdu - 2016
  10. Ashok Gavaskar, et al. Ganz safe surgical dislocation is safe for treatment of Pipkin fracture dislocations. Results of a prospective trial (selected as one of the 10 best papers of the world congress. SICOT triennial world congress, Rio de Janeiro - 2014)
  11. Ashok Gavaskar, et al. Trochanteric flip (Ganz) anterior hip dislocation for fixation of Pipkin fracture dislocations. JBJS Essent Surg Tech. July-September 2020 - Volume 10 - Issue 3 - p e19.00040 doi: 10.2106/JBJS.ST.19.00040 (Among the top 5 viewed video technique article in JBJS EST, 2020)

International fellowships, awards and Specialty training

  1. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Emerging leaders’ scholarship - 2017
  2. AO trauma fellowship - 2017 (Fellowship Chair: Prof. David Hak, Denver Health Medical Center, Denver - USA)
  3. SICOT meets SICOT fellowship – 2015
  4. Nominated for the Jaques – Duparc award – EFORT -2016 (Top 15 posters of the conference)
  5. Young ambassador award from the Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association - 2014
  6. International scholarship from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), 2014 (Fellowship Chair: Prof. William Macualay, Presbyterian hospital, Newyork)
  7. AO trauma fellowship - 2013 (Fellowship Chair: Prof. Christian Krettek, Hannover medical school, Germany)
  8. IOSUK - Indo –British Fellow arthroplasty traveling fellow - 2013. (Leicester General hospital, Leicester and King’s college, London)
  9. SICOT meets SICOT fellow – 2012 (Fellowship Chair: Prof. Maximilian Rudert, Konig Ludwig Haus, Wurzburg – Germany)
  10. Asia pacific Orthopaedic association, arthroplasty traveling fellow – 2011
  11. Foreign fellow of the Tamil Nadu Orthopaedic association, 2012

Regional Fellowships

IOA – WOC – SICOT fellow – 2009
Consultant: Prof. Lee Vernon
Venue: Christian medical college, Tamil Nadu

Inland fellow of the Tamil Nadu Orthopaedic association – 2008
Consultant: Prof. Vrisha Madhuri
Venue: Christian medical college, Tamil Nadu

Editorial Experience

  • Member: International advisory board - Journal of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS)
  • Deputy Editor - European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology (from June 2018 till date)
  • Assistant Editor – Indian Journal of Orthopaedics (2013 - 2019)
  • Associate Editor (trauma section) - Indian Journal of Orthopaedics (2019 - till date)

Positions held with professional organisations

  • AOTRAUMA: Member: AO - Technical Commission (Asia-Pacific Trauma Expert Group)
  • Executive committee member (Research & Innovation) - SICOT: Indian Chapter
  • Member - SICOT Research Grants Committee
  • Chairman - APOA: Young Surgeons Committee (2018 - 2019)
  • Asia Pacific representative - SICOT Young surgeons Committee (2017 - 2019)

Professional affiliations/memberships

  • Silver Member - AO trauma
  • Active member - SICOT
  • International affiliate member - American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • International member - Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA)
  • Member - Asia pacific Orthopaedic association (APOA)
  • Member - Osteosynthesis and Trauma care foundation (OTCF)
  • Member - Asian association for dynamic osteosynthesis (AADO)
  • Life member - International Society for Knowledge for surgeons on arthroscopy and arthroplasty (ISKSAA)
  • Life member - Association of pelviacetabular surgeons (AOPAS)
  • Life member of the Indian Orthopaedic association (IOA)
  • Life member of the Tamil Nadu Orthopaedic association (TNOA)
  • Life member of the Orthopaedic association of south Indian states (OASIS)
  • Life member of the Madras Orthopaedic society (MOS)

Faculty and invited guest lectures

International Meetings

  1. Understanding proximal tibia fractures and the associated soft tissue injuries. AO Trauma masters course. Challenges in the lower extremity. Davos, 2021
  2. The concept of stability in trochanteric fractures and its relevance in choice of fixation. Trauma Experts Forum, Bangkok. Oct - 2019
  3. Design rationale of Intertan and experience from a matched pair analysis. Trauma Experts Forum, Bangkok.  Oct - 2019
  4. Course Chair: Medtronic femur course with anatomical specimen. Siriraj hospital, Bangkok. July - 2019.
  5. The Posterolateral fragment - Key to decision making in multicolumn tibial plateau fractures. AO-TK symposium. Kuala Lumpur, March 2019.
  6. Unmet needs in distal femur fractures. AO - TK (ASEG) meeting, Melbourne. Oct - 2018
  7. Inivited faculty for SICOT primary and revision hip arthroplasty course, Istanbul - Turkey. August 2018
  8. The APOA - Young Surgeons Forum: A platform for fostering education. The annual APOA meeting. Antalya - Turkey. April - 2018
  9. The InterTAN  - comparative results with the PFNA. International Trauma Experts Forum. Dubai. April - 2018
  10. Tibial plateau fractures. AO course on principles of fracture management, Incheon – South Korea – 2015

National Meetings

  1. Suprapatellar nailing - Technical tips and pearls. Annual conference of the Uttar Pradesh Orthopaedic association, Lucknow, Feb - 2020
  2. Volar marginal fragment in distal radius fractures. How I handle it? Annual conference of the Vidharba Orthopaedic Society. Akola, Oct - 2019
  3. Talar neck fractures - When and How to fix? Annual conference of the Vidharba Orthopaedic Society. Akola, Oct - 2019
  4. Radial head fractures - an overview. AOTrauma master’s course - upper extremity. Chennai, July - 2019.
  5. Interdigitation of screws in distal humerus fractures; Is it always possible? IOA - TRAUMACON. June - 2019
  6. Osteotomies for malunited tibial plateau fractures. Chennai Osteotomy Course. June - 2019
  7. Minimally invasive osteosynthesis: When and how to do it? AO Trauma basic principles course. Cochin. March - 2019
  8. Femoral neck fractures. AO Trauma basic principles course. Cochin. March - 2019
  9. The art and science of nailing in subtrochanteric fractures. Annual conference of the Tamil Nadu Orthopaedic association. Madurai. Feb 2019
  10. Osteoporotic proximal humerus fractures. challenges in osteosynthesis. Annual conference of the Gujarat Orthopaedic association. Ahmedabad. Feb 2019
  11. Posterolateral corner fractures of proximal tibia. How it affects decision making in multicolumn fractures. Annual conference of the Gujarat Orthopaedic association. Ahmedabad. Feb 2019
  12. How critical is timing in Open lower limb fractures? Global trends in Open fractures - Organised by Telangana Orthopaedic Surgeons Association. Hyderabad. Jan 2019
  13. Complex scapula fractures - Annual meeting of the Pondicherry Orthopaedic association. Jan 2019
  14. Challenges for the young surgeons. (APOA session). IOACON 2018. Coimbatore
  15. Challenges in multifragmentary distal radius fractures. IOACON 2018. Coimbatore.
  16. Why do femoral fixations fail? An analysis of failures and solutions. Annual meeting of the academy of Orthopaedic trauma surgeons (AOTS). Kolkata. Sep 2018
  17. Video lecture on Ganz osteotomy of the hip. TRAUMACON, Mumbai. 2018
  18. Symposium on lower limb bone defects - TRAUMACON, Mumbai. 2018
  19. Approaches for distal humerus fractures. Preethi trauma update. Madurai, July - 2018
  20. Course Chair - AO advanced principles on fracture management. Chennai, July - 2018.
  21. Fracture reduction - principles and techniques. AO advanced principles on fracture management. Chennai, July - 2018.
  22. Invited faculty - Ganga trauma course. 2018. Live surgery on distal femur fracture and lecture of plating of distal femur fractures - tips and tricks.
  23. Literature search for clinical research. AOPEER course. Lucknow. April - 2018
  24. Ethical imperatives in clinical research. AOPEER course. Lucknow. April - 2018
  25. Proximal humerus fracture treatment - What has changed?  National conference of AOTrauma India. Lucknow. April - 2018
  26. Anteromedial coronoid facet fractures - What do we know? The current concepts in trauma meeting at Hyderabad. March - 2018.
  27. Anterior column fractures of the acetabulum - management principles. The current concepts in trauma meeting at Hyderabad. March - 2018.
  28. Masqualet technique in infected nonunion. The current concepts in trauma meeting at Hyderabad. March - 2018.
  29. The Deltoid split approach for proximal humerus fractures. Is this the new standard? The annual meeting of the Tamil Nadu Orthopaedic association. Feb - 2018.
  30. Induced membrane technique - the science and application. The annual meeting of the Tamil Nadu Orthopaedic association. Feb - 2018.
  31. Imaging in pelvic injuries - What to look for? Pelvi-Acetabular surgery cadaver course. JIPMER. Nov - 2017
  32. Anterior approach to posterior ring injuries. Pelvi-Acetabular surgery cadaver course. JIPMER. Nov - 2017.
  33. Percutaneous fixation of acetabular fractures. Pelvi-Acetabular surgery cadaver course. JIPMER. Nov - 2017.
  34. Fracture dislocations of the elbow. AO advanced principles course. Kochi. Nov - 2017
  35. Principles of orthogeriatric care - case based lecture. AO advanced principles course. Kochi. Nov - 2017
  36. Intertrochanteric fractures - treatment methods and outcomes. AO advanced principles course. Kochi. Nov - 2017
  37. Moderator/Faculty - Lower limb trauma masterclass. Annual conference of the Orthopaedic Association of South Indian States (OASISCON). Manipal - 2017
  38. InterTAN - Design rationale and results. Trauma Experts Forum - Bangalore. August - 2017
  39. Proximal tibia fractures - Understanding the 3 column concepts. Specialty Orthopaedic Review Course: SICOT India. Mumbai. August - 2017
  40. How to choose the right journal for your research?  TNOA Research methodology workshop. Chennai. August - 2017
  41. Complex tibial plateau fractures - How to plan your surgical strategy. TNOA - Preethi trauma update. Madurai. June - 2017
  42. Types of research designs and levels of evidence. TNOA - Preethi trauma update. Madurai - June 2017
  43. Dual mobility in high risk primary THA - Masters course in hip and knee arthroplasty. Merill insititute. Vapi. June - 2017
  44. Surgical demonstration of the fibular osteotomy approach for posterolateral tibial plateau fractures - Trauma Society of India: Knee Walk - Lower limb cadaver course. MSRALC, Bangalore. June 2017
  45. Hoffa fractures - How I do it?  Advances in Orthopaedics and Trauma (AOTCON). Goa - May 2017
  46. Periprosthetic femur fractures after THA. Annual conference of the Pondicherry Orthopaedic association, Pondicherry. April - 2017
  47. Fracture neck of femur - current trends. Annual conference of the Pondicherry Orthopaedic association, Pondicherry. April - 2017
  48. Safe surgical dislocation of the hip - surgical technique (VIDEO DEMONSTRATION). Annual conference of the Tamil Nadu Orthopaedic Association, Coimbatore. February - 2017
  49. Reduction techniques for sub-trochanteric fractures. Annual conference of the Tamil Nadu Orthopaedic Association, Coimbatore. February - 2017
  50. Practical Director - AO principles course, Chennai. January - 2017
  51. The influence of patient and injury factors in management of a trauma patient. AO principles course, Chennai - 2017
  52. Pre-operative planning for fracture treatment: importance and rationale. AO principles course, Chennai - 2017
  53. Proximal humerus fractures - current concepts in plating. Asia Pacific Regional Orthopaedic Course, Pune - 2017
  54. Debate: THA or Hemiarthroplasty for fracture neck of femur in the active elderly. Asia Pacific Regional Orthopaedic Course, Pune - 2017
  55. Distal femur locked plating - MKCC cadaver course on fractures around the knee, MSRALC, Bangalore 2016
  56. Posterior column fractures of the proximal tibia - MKCC cadaver course on fractures around the knee, MSRALC, Bangalore 2016
  57. Course chair - workshop on Proximal tibia fractures.  Annual conference of the Indian Orthopaedic Association - 2016, Cochin
  58. Surgical anatomy for posterior surgical exposures in tibial plateau fractures. Lower limb trauma workshop, Annual conference of the Indian Orthopaedic Association - 2016, Cochin
  59. Cephalomedullary fixation for trochanteric fractures - Lower limb trauma workshop, Annual conference of the Indian Orthopaedic Association - 2016, Cochin
  60. Setting up a retrospective study - Research methodology workshop, Annual conference of the Indian Orthopaedic Association - 2016, Cochin
  61. Distal femur locked plating: tips & tricks. AO masters course (lower limb), Chennai - 2016
  62. Gap nonunions. AO masters course (lower limb), Chennai - 2016
  63. Alignment in TKA - Do we know enough? Tuticorin arthroplasty course, Tuticorin - 2016
  64. Cemented or cementless components in THA. Tuticorin arthroplasty course, Tuticorin - 2016
  65. Correction of sagittal plane deformities in primary TKA. Mid west arthroplasty course, Salem - 2016
  66. Approach to posterior tibial plateau fractures - Conclave in trauma, arthroplasty and spine meeting, Bangalore - 2016
  67. Trans-deltoid locked plating in proximal humerus fractures - Lecture & cadaveric demo. Upper limb cadaver course, MSRALC, Bengaluru, July 2016
  68. Avoiding complications in distal radius fractures. Upper limb cadaver course, MSRALC, Bengaluru, July 2016
  69. Relative stability – principles and biomechanics. AO principles of fracture management, Vishakapattinam – 2016
  70. Fracture fixation with locked plates. AO principles of fracture management, Vishakapattinam – 2016
  71. Trochanteric fractures – SHS or IM nail. AO principles of fracture management, Vishakapattinam – 2016
  72. Surgical technique video “Spring plates as an adjunct for complex posterior wall fractures of the acetabulum” – Orthopaedic Video Theater. Annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Orlando – USA – 2016
  73. Patellofemoral issues in TKA. Basic arthroplasty course, Puducherry, July – 2015
  74. Management of varus in primary TKA – Surgical technique. Basic arthroplasty course, Puducherry, July – 2015
  75. Acetabular fractures: failing to plan is planning to fail. Asia Pacific Regional Orthopaedic Conference, Mumbai – 2015
  76. Pre-operative planning. AO trauma course on principles of fracture management, Cochin. February – 2015
  77. Principles of treating intra-articular fractures. AO trauma course on principles of fracture management, Cochin. February – 2015
  78. Management of fracture dislocations of the Glenohumeral joint. Annual conference of the Tamil Nadu Orthopaedic association, Salem. February – 2015
  79. Transdeltoid approach for proximal humerus fractures. Annual conference of the Pondicherry Orthopaedic association, Jan – 2015
  80. Proximal humerus fractures – pitfalls and challenges. SICOT - Instructional course lecture, Jaipur -  2014
  81. Fellowship opportunities for young surgeons. SICOT - Instructional course lecture, Jaipur -  2014
  82. Complex proximal tibia fractures; still a big challenge. Annual CME on Complex intra-articular fractures conducted by SPOT hospital, Chennai
  83. Surgical demonstration of primary TKA using GENESIS II system (Smith & Nephew). Cadaveric course in primary total knee arthroplasty, MS. Ramaiah advanced learning center, Bengaluru – 2014
  84. Complex head splitting proximal humerus fractures. Interactive trauma course, Zimmer institute, Chennai – 2014
  85. Templating for total hip arthroplasty. Basics of Hip and Knee arthroplasty, Ethicon institute of surgical education, Chennai - 2014
  86. Surgical anatomy relevant for total hip arthroplasty. Basics of Hip and Knee arthroplasty, Ethicon institute of surgical education, Chennai - 2014
  87. Biomechanics of total hip arthroplasty. Basics of Hip and Knee arthroplasty, Ethicon institute of surgical education, Chennai - 2014
  88. Table Instructor – AO osteotomy course, Chennai – 2012

Publications

Dr Gavaskar and his team have published more than 40 high quality peer reviewed clinical research articles and book chapters over the last decade in reputed international journals.

Details of Dr Gavaskar’s clinical research works can be found at pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

Books and Chapters

Ashok Gavaskar, David Rojas Vintimilla. Chapter title: ‘Cups and Diametric considerations in primary total hip arthroplasty’. Delta APAS Compendium (3rd edition). (Status: published in February 2019)

Ashok Gavaskar, David Rojas Vintimilla. Chapter title: ‘Valgus osteotomy for proximal femur nonunions - The science, techniques and results’. Osteotomies around the hip joint. (Status - in print, Editor - Prof. K.V. Mohan Iyer)

Contributor and Member of the Editorial Board – Evidence based Orthopaedic Principles: International Edition. ISBN – 10: 9383124660

Educational Videos

Orthopaedic Video Theater – AAOS:

  1. Ashok S Gavaskar, et al. Safe surgical dislocation for Pipkin fractures: surgical technique video and case series. OVT, AAOS annual meeting, SanDiego - 2017 (Award winner: Best multimedia education program - trauma category)
  2. Ashok S Gavaskar, Naveen C Tummala. Spring plate as an adjunct for complex posterior wall fractures of the acetabulum: surgical technique, case presentation and results. AAOS annual meeting, Orlando – 2016

International indexed publications (first author)

Reviews and Editorials

  1. Ashok Gavaskar, et al. Primary total hip arthroplasty for acetabular fractures in the elderly. A narrative review. Int Orthop. (in print)
  2. Ashok Gavaskar. Editorial: Indian Orthopaedics - past, present and future. Int Orthop. 2020 Apr; 44(4):605-608.
  3. Ashok Gavaskar, et al. Valgus osteotomy for femoral neck nonunions. A simple solution for a complex problem that has stood the test of time. Int Orthop. 2020 Apr; 44(4):635-643. doi: 10.1007/s00264-019-04353-7.
  4. Gavaskar AS, David R. Editorial: Nanotechnology in Orthopaedics. European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology. 2018; 28(7): 1257-60. doi: 10.1007/s00590-018-2193-z.

Original articles

  1. Ashok S Gavaskar, et al. What are the factors associated with shoulder function and poor outcome after internal fixation of 3 and 4 part proximal humerus fracture dislocations? Clin Orthop Relat Res. (in print)
  2. Ashok Gavaskar, et al. Retrograde entry portal for cephalomedullary nailing in difficult subtrochanteric fractures. Injury (published ahead of print) 2021 Mar 5;S0020-1383(21)00219-9. doi: 10.1016/j.injury.2021.03.004.
  3. Ashok Gavaskar, et al. What is the likelihood of union after coronal limb realignment using revision osteosynthesis and concurrent TKA in patients with advanced arthritis and loss of fixation after distal metaphyseal femur fractures? Clin Orthop Relat Res (published ahead of print) 2021 Jan 28. doi: 10.1097/CORR.0000000000001652.
  4. Ashok Gavaskar, et al. The choice of surgical approach influences the combined anteversion needed for a stable and impingement free total hip arthroplasty. European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology. 2020 Nov 22. doi: 10.1007/s00590-020-02837-6
  5. Ashok Gavaskar, et al. Volar hook plate stabilisation of volar marginal fragments in intra-articular distal radius fractures. Injury. 2020 - https://doi.org/10.1016/j.injury.2020.10.004
  6. Ashok Gavaskar, et al. Trochanteric flip (Ganz) anterior hip dislocation for fixation of Pipkin fracture dislocations. JBJS Essent Surg Tech. July-September 2020 - Volume 10 - Issue 3 - p e19.00040 doi: 10.2106/JBJS.ST.19.00040
  7. Ashok Gavaskar, et al. Surgical dislocation or the modified Heuter anterior approach for Pipkin I and II femoral head fracture dislocations. J Orthop Trauma. 2020; 34(12):626-631
  8. Ashok Gavaskar, et al. A load sharing nail-cage construct may improve outcome after induced membrane technique for segmental tibial defects. Injury. 2019 Nov 22. pii: S0020-1383(19)30753-3. doi: 10.1016/j.injury.2019.11.031
  9. Ashok Gavaskar, et al. Helical blade or Integrated lag screws? A matched pair analysis of 100 patients with unstable trochanteric fractures. J Orthop Trauma. 2018; 32(6): 274-277. doi: 10.1097/BOT.0000000000001145.
  10. Ashok Gavaskar, et al. A novel MIS technique for PCL avulsion fractures. The KNEE 2017; 24: 890 - 896. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.knee.2017.03.014
  11. Ashok Gavaskar, et al. Delayed total hip arthroplasty for failed acetabular fractures. The influence of initial fracture management on outcome after arthroplasty. Journal of Arthroplasty 2017; 32(3): 872 - 876.
  12. Ashok Gavaskar, et al. Second generation locked plating of complex proximal humerus fractures in very elderly patients. Injury 2016; Nov; 47(11):2534-2538.
  13. Ashok Gavaskar, Hitesh Gopalan, Naveen Tummala, Parthasarathy Srinivasan. The Extended posterolateral approach for split depression lateral tibial plateau fractures extending into the posterior column. 2 years follow up results of a prospective study. Injury 2016; 47:1497-1500
  14. Ashok S Gavaskar, Naveen C Tummala. Ganz surgical dislocation of the hip is a safe technique for operative treatment of Pipkin fractures. Results of a prospective trial. J Orthop Trauma 2015; 29(12): 544 – 8
  15. Ashok S Gavaskar, Naveen T, Srinivasan P, et al.  Locked Plate Fixation of Proximal Humeral Fractures Through an Extended Deltoid Split Approach with Use of a Shoulder Strap Incision. JBJS Essent Surg Tech, 2015 Sep 09; 5 (3): e17. http://dx.doi.org/10.2106/JBJS.ST.N.00116
  16. Ashok S Gavaskar, Naveen C Tummala. Locked plating of humeral head splitting fractures in young adults.  Journal of shoulder and elbow surgery. 2015; 24(6): 908 -14
  17. Ashok S Gavaskar, Naveen Tummala. Cemented or cementless total hip arthroplasty in patients over 80 years of age with fracture neck of femur – a prospective comparative trial. Musculoskeletal Surg. 2014 Dec; 98(3):205-8.
  18. Ashok S Gavaskar, Naveen Chowdary, Samson Abraham. Locked plating of complex proximal humerus fractures utilizing an extended deltoid split with a shoulder strap incision. J Orthop Trauma. 2013; 27(2):73-6
  19. Ashok S Gavaskar, Naveen Chowdary T. Valgus sliding subtrochanteric osteotomy for neglected fractures of the proximal femur; surgical technique and a retrospective case series. J Orthop Surg Res. 2013; 8(1): 4.
  20. Ashok S Gavaskar, Naveen Tummala, Muthukumar. S. Outcome and complications following locked plating for periprosthetic distal femur fractures after total knee arthroplasty. Clinics in Orthopaedic surgery. 2013; 5(2):124-8
  21. Ashok S Gavaskar, Muthukumar S, Vijayraj K. Intraoperative CT navigation for glenoid component fixation in reverse shoulder arthroplasty – a case report. Indian J Orthop. 2013; 47(1):104-6.
  22. Ashok S Gavaskar, Naveen Chowdary Tummala. Blocking screws: A novel adjunct to retrograde nailing in metaphyseal fractures of distal femur. J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong). 2013; 21(2):158-62.
  23. Author’s reply. Gavaskar AS. J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong). 2013;21(3):401-2.
  24. Ashok S Gavaskar, Naveen Tummala. Delayed cementless total hip arthroplasty for neglected dislocation of the hip combined with complex acetabular fracture and deficient bone stock. A case report. Chinese journal of traumatology. 2012 Dec 1; 15(6): 370-2
  25. Ashok S Gavaskar, Naveen Chowdary, Muthukumar. S. Management of low velocity trochanteric fractures in the elderly with the proximal femur nail – antirotation {PFNA}: Results of a prospective trial. Indian J Orthop. 2012; 46(5): 556 – 560
  26. Ashok S Gavaskar, Muthukumar S, Naveen Chowdary T. Fragment specific fixation for complex intra-articular fractures of the distal radius; results of a prospective single center trial. J Hand Surg Eur. 2012; 37(8): 761 - 767
  27. Ashok S Gavaskar, Naveen Chowdary, Mukunth Krishnamurthy. Operative management of Hoffa fractures – A prospective review of 18 patients. Injury. 2011; 42(12):1495-8.
  28. Ashok S Gavaskar, Naveen Chowdary. Pedicle subtraction osteotomy for rigid kyphosis of the dorsolumbar spine. Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2011; 131(6): 803 – 808.
  29. Ashok S Gavaskar. Posterior interosseous artery flap for resurfacing post traumatic soft tissue defects of the hand. HAND. 2010; 5(4): 397 – 402.
  30. Ashok S Gavaskar, Rajamani. Transfacetal fusion for low grade degenerative spondylolisthesis of the lumbar spine. Results of a single center study. Journal of spinal disorders and techniques. 2010; 23(3): 162 – 165
  31. Ashok S Gavaskar, Rameshkumar Periyasamy. Neglected femoral diaphyseal fractures; Results and outcome after open interlocked nailing and autologous bone grafting. J Orthop Surg. 2010; 18(1): 45-9
  32. Ashok S Gavaskar, Muthukumar S, Naveen Chowdary. Biological osteosynthesis of complex proximal humerus fractures; surgical technique and results from a prospective single center trial. Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2010; 130: 667-72
  33. Ashok S Gavaskar, Naveen Chowdary. Surgical correction of windblown hand: case series, results and review of literature. Journal of children’s Orthopaedics. 2009; 3 (2): 109-114
  34. Ashok S Gavaskar, Naveen Chowdary. Tibiotalocalcaneal arthrodesis using the supracondylar femur nail for advanced tuberculosis of the ankle. J Orthop Surg. 2009; 17(3): 321-4

Indexed publications (co-author)

  1. Mauffrey C, Oh JK, Gavaskar AS, et al. Treatment of infection after intramedullary nailing of tibial shaft fractures. Results of the ORS/ IFSR expert group survey. Int Orthop. 2018. doi: 10.1007/s00264-018-3964-1. [Epub ahead of print]
  2. Chandraprakasam T, Ashok S Gavaskar, Prabhakaran T. Modified Jones transfer for radial nerve palsy using a single incision; surgical technique. Techniques in hand and upper extremity surgery. 2009; 13(1): 16-18
  3. Rohini Prasad, Ashok S Gavaskar, Subbiah Shanmugam. Global reconstruction of the flexor apparatus after wide local excision of a recurrent diffuse giant cell tumor of the hand: a case report and literature review. J Hand Microsurg. 2014 Jun; 6(1):37-9.
  4. Prasad Soraganvi, Ramakanth Rajagopalan, Ashok S Gavaskar. Irreducible, incarcerated vertical dislocation of patella into a Hoffa fracture.  Indian J Orthop. 2014 Sep; 48(5):525-8.
  5. Author’s reply. Soraganvi P, Gowda BS, Ramakanth R, Gavaskar AS. Irreducible, incarcerated vertical dislocation of patella into a Hoffa fracture. Indian J Orthop. 2015 May-Jun;49(3):369-70.

Published international abstracts

  1. Ipsilateral neck and shaft fractures of femur: results of cephalomedullary nailing with an improved protocol for diagnosis: Ashok S Gavaskar, Naveen Chowdary. Journal of bone and joint surgery {Br} 2010: 92-B; 548
  2. Late onset Pott’s paraplegia with kyphosis: single stage decompression and deformity correction with PSO: Ashok S Gavaskar, Naveen Chowdary, Rajamani A. Journal of bone and joint surgery {Br} 2010: 92-B; 564
  3. Prasad C, Gowda N, Ramakanth R, Gavaskar AS. (2016). Effectiveness of platelet-rich plasma injections compared with steroid injection in treatment of lateral epicondylitis (TENNIS ELBOW). Bone Joint J, 98-B (SUPP 13), 6
  4. Safe Surgical Dislocation for femoral head fractures. Ashok S Gavaskar. et al. Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: September 2017. doi: 10.5435/JAAOS-D-17-00521

Scientific abstracts (International)

  1. Ashok Gavaskar, Naveen C Tummala, Parthasarathy S. Graft impacted titanium mesh cage improves outcome and healing with Induced membrane technique for long bone defects, Annual meeting of the American Academy of the Orthopaedic Surgeons. New Orleans - 2018
  2. Ashok Gavaskar, Naveen C Tummala, Parthasarathy S. The choice of surgical approach determines the combined anteversion needed for stable total hip arthroplasty. Annual meeting of the American Academy of the Orthopaedic Surgeons. New Orleans - 2018
  3. Ashok Gavaskar, et al. Second generation locked plating for complex proximal humerus fractures in very elderly patients. SICOT world congress, Rome - 2016
  4. Ashok Gavaskar, Srinivasan P, Tummala N. Delayed THA for failed acetabular fractures. SICOT world congress, Rome - 2016
  5. Ashok Gavaskar, et al. A novel MIS technique for fixation of PCL avulsion fractures. SICOT world congress, Rome - 2016
  6. Ashok Gavaskar. Winner of the best poster award - A novel mini-invasive dorsal approach for treating isolated tibial avulsions of the posterior cruciate ligament. AOTAP congress and TK experts research forum, Chengdu - 2016
  7. Ashok Gavaskar. Ganz surgical dislocation is a safe technique for treating Pipkin fractures. AOTAP congress and TK experts research forum, Chengdu - 2016
  8. Ashok Gavaskar. Delayed total hip arthroplasty for failed acetabular fractures: The influence of initial fracture management on outcome after arthroplasty – A prospective comparative analysis. (nominated for the Jaques - Duparc award, EFORT world congress, Geneva - 2016)
  9. Ashok Gavaskar, et al. Ganz safe surgical dislocation is safe for treatment of Pipkin fracture dislocations. Results of a prospective trial (selected as one of the 10 best papers of the world congress. SICOT triennial world congress, Rio de Janeiro - 2014)
  10. Ashok Gavaskar. Total hip arthroplasty for failed acetabular fractures (presentation for Young ambassador award. APOA world congress, Pattaya - 2014)
  11. Ashok Gavaskar. A new dorsal minimal access approach for internal fixation of PCL tibial avulsions. APOA world congress, Pattaya - 2014.
  12. Ashok Gavaskar, Muthukumar S. Headless screw fixation for complex Hoffa fractures. (e-poster). SICOT world congress, Hyderabad - 2013
  13. Ashok Gavaskar, Naveen Tummala, Parthasarathy S, Ramakanth R. Humeral head splitting fractures in young patients. (e-poster). SICOT world congress, Hyderabad - 2013
  14. Ashok Gavaskar, Naveen Tummala, Parthasarathy S. Total hip arthroplasty for failed acetabular fractures.(e –poster). SICOT world congress, Hyderabad - 2013
  15. Ashok S Gavaskar, Naveen Tummala, Muthukumar.S. Intramedullary fixation for unstable trochanteric fractures; 2 screws or helical blade? a prospective trial. (Original paper). SICOT world congress, Dubai - 2012
  16. Ashok S Gavaskar. Computer navigation improves component positioning and mechanical alignment in TKA in the hands of a beginner arthroplasty surgeon. (E – poster). SICOT world congress, Dubai - 2012
  17. Ashok Gavaskar. Total hip arthroplasty for failed hemiarthroplasty in fracture neck of femur in an octogenarian population; results with a minimum follow up of 2 years. Annual conference of the Singapore orthopaedic association, Singapore - 2011
  18. Ashok Gavaskar, Rajamani. Lumbar hemivertebra excision through single stage posterior approach with transpedicular instrumentation in congenital scoliosis. SICOT triennial congress, Hongkong - 2008
  19. Ashok S Gavaskar, Naveen Chowdary. Surgical correction of windblown hand: case series, results and review of literature. SICOT triennial congress, Hongkong - 2008
  20. Ashok.S.Gavaskar, Rajamani A. Transfacetal screw fixation and fusion for degenerative Spondylolisthesis: results, and literature review. SICOT triennial congress, Hongkong - 2008
  21. Ashok S Gavaskar, Chandraprakasam T. Modified Jones transfer using a single incision: surgical technique, case series and literature review. SICOT triennial congress, Hongkong - 2008
  22. Ashok S Gavaskar, Naveen Chowdary. Ipsilateral neck and shaft fractures of femur: results of cephalomedullary nailing with an improved protocol for diagnosis: {oral presentation}. EFORT world congress, Vienna - 2009
  23. Ashok S Gavaskar, Ramesh kumar, Naveen chowdary. Neglected diaphyseal fractures of the femur; Results and outcome after open reduction and interlocked nailing: {E-poster}. EFORT world congress, Vienna - 2009
  24. Ashok S Gavaskar, Naveen Chowdary, Rajamani A. Late onset Pott’s paraplegia with kyphosis: single stage decompression and deformity correction with PSO:{oral presentation}.EFORT world congress, Vienna - 2009
  25. Ashok S Gavaskar, Naveen Chowdary. Comprehensive soft tissue release for severe clubfoot using Caroll’s two incision technique; long term results.{E-poster}. EFORT world congress, Vienna - 2009
  26. Ashok S Gavaskar, Vivek, Muthukumar S. Staged management of high energy proximal tibial fractures; results using the reverse sliding technique. SICOT world congress, Pattaya - 2009
  27. Ashok S Gavaskar, Muthukumar S. Geriatric osteoporotic pertrochanteric fractures; Early results with PFNA-II. SICOT world congress, Pattaya - 2009

Peer reviewed case publications (AO Trauma Case library)

  1. Delayed presentation of knee fracture dislocation complicated by late femoral shaft fracture. AO case library (case number: 947)
  2. Augmented total hip arthroplasty for failed posterior wall wall ORIF (case number: 954)
  3. Open C3 distal femur fracture with bone loss - Use of Induced membrane technique (case number - 960)
  4. Anterior bridge plating for a C3 humeral shaft fracture - surgical technique (case number - 961)

Scientific abstracts (National)

  • Ashok Gavaskar. Role of Compression-Distraction osteogenesis in infected non-union of the lower limb: was presented for the M.Natarajan gold medal at the annual conference of the Tamil Nadu Orthopaedic association 2005.
  • Ashok Gavaskar, Karthi MN. Flexible intramedullary nailing in pediatric femoral shaft fractures was presented at the NAILS annual conference at Pune 2005.
  • Ashok Gavaskar, Chandraprakasam M. Role of posterior interosseous artery flap in resurfacing hand defects was presented for the P. Tejeshwara Rao gold medal in the annual conference of the Indian Orthopaedic association 2005.
  • Ashok Gavaskar. Unstable pertrochanteric fractures treated by proximal femoral nail: a report of 25 cases and literature review was presented at the annual conference of the Orthopaedic association of south Indian states 2005.
  • Ashok Gavaskar. Role of Cephalomedullary nailing in ipsilateral neck and shaft fractures of femur: A prospective study of 25 cases was presented at the annual conference of the Orthopaedic association of south Indian states 2006.
  • Ashok Gavaskar. Antibiotic coated interlocking nail for infected nonunion of femur; analysis of results in 20 cases was presented at the annual conference of Indian Orthopaedic association 2006.
  • Ashok Gavaskar. Role of internal fixation in tibial pilon fractures; a study of 28 cases was presented as a poster at the annual conference of the Indian Orthopaedic association 2006.

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