Dr C J Thakkar - Joint Replacement Surgeon

Dr C J Thakkar - Joint Replacement Surgeon


  • 1975- M.B.B.S, Topiwala National Medical College, Mumbai
  • 1979- M.S (Ortho)
  • 1985- D.N.B (Ortho)


Current professional appointments

  • Professor of Orthopaedics, University of Mumbai
  • Professor of Orthopaedics. L.T.M. Medical college & hospital
  • Consultant Joint replacement specialist: Lilavati Hospital
  • Consultant Joint replacement specialist: Breach Candy Hospital

Specialty training

  • 1979- Spine surgery under Prof.K.V.Chaubal
  • 1979- 1980-Joint replacement surgery under Prof. Tanna
  • 1980- 1981- Skeletal traumatology under Prof. C.A.Talwalkar
  • 1991- Llizarov technique, Prof.Lammens, Belgium
  • 2001- Computer assisted surgery, Pittsburg

Awards & Affiliations

  • 1993- Young orthopaedic surgeon award, Bombay orthopaedic society
  • 2005- Katrak Oration award, Bombay Orthopaedic Society

Membership of professional bodies, associations etc.

  • Indian Orthopaedic Association : Life member
  • A.O.Alumni Association, India : President
  • A.O.Alumni Association, Davos : member
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons : International affiliate member
  • Bombay Orthopaedic society : Past secretary and life member
  • Indian arthroscopy society: Life member
  • Association of spine surgeons of India: Life member

International A.O.Course faculty

  • 1990-Faculty A.O.Advanced course, Singapore
  • 1990-Faculty A.O. Nurses course, Singapore
  • 1991-Faculty A.O. Seminar, Taiwan
  • 1991-Faculty A.O.Advanced course, Japan
  • 1991-Table instructor, A.O.course, Davos
  • 1992-Table instructor, A.O.course, Davos
  • 1993-Faculty A.O.Courses, Bangkok

Indian A.O.Course faculty

  • 1988-Faculty 1st A.O.Advanced course, Bombay 1988
  • 1989-Faculty A.O.Seminar, Madras 1989
  • 1990-Faculty A.O. course, Delhi, 1990
  • 1993-Faculty A.O.Courses, Bombay 1993
  • 1993-Faculty A.O.Courses, Delhi 1993

Guest speaker A.O.A.A. meetings

  • 1997-Guest speaker, A.O.Alumni annual meeting at Goa, India
  • 1998-Guest speaker, A.O.Alumni annual meeting at Amritsar, India,
  • 1999-Guest speaker, A.O.Alumni annual meeting at Mount Abu,
  • 2000-Guest speaker, A.O.Alumni annual meeting at Manesar, India,
  • 2001-Guest speaker, A.O.Alumni annual meeting at Chennai, India,

Chairman A.O. symposia

  • 2000-Chairman, A.O.symposium on Pelvi acetabular injury, Surat,
  • 2000-Chairman, A.O.symposium on Intra articular fractures, Bhopal,
  • 2002-Chairman, A.O.symposium on Acetabular fractures, Mumbai,

A.O. supported clinical trial

  • 1993-94-Member of A.O.clinical trial on Light weigh external fixator, under guidance of Prof. Weller and Prof. Laud. Trial conducted at L.T.M.Medical college and hospital, Sion, India

Papers, Presentation & Research

Editorial activities

  • Section editor, lower limb trauma, Text book of orthopaedics, Published by Indian Orthopaedics Association
  • Guest editor, supplement on fractures of acetabulum, Indian Journal of Orthopaedics, January 2002

Following articles are published in Indian Journal of Orthopaedics, Vol.36, No.1, January 2002

  • Principles of management of acetabulaum fractures : Thakkar C.J., Magu N.K.
  • Implant selection and placement in acetabular fractures : Ganorkar S, Thacker M, Thakkar C.J.
  • Complex fractures of acetabulum
  • Newer frontiers in management of acetabular fractures
  • Chapter on "Fractures of acetabulum, principles of management" Text book on orthopaedics, Indian Orthopaedics Association
  • Has conducted several day school in internal and external fixation of fractures based on A.O.principles since 1987

List of Teaching VDO cassettes

  • External fixation of Tibia
  • Correction of femur deformity by Ilizarov method
  • Fixation of Inter-trochanteric fracture without fracture table
  • Excision of Giant cell tumour of tibia and reconstruction
  • One stage anterior debridement and posterior stabilization for Thoracic spine tuberculosis
  • Total knee replacement for gross varus deformity - use of bone graft
  • Total knee replacement for gross varus deformity - use of metal wedge
  • Total knee replacement using PFC sigma knee
  • Total knee replacement using Total condylar knee
  • Total knee replacement using IB II implant
  • Total knee replacement using CCK implant
  • Computer Program for analysis and planning for long bone deformity correction using Ilizarov technique

List of teaching CD ROM

  • Total knee replacement
  • Fractures of the acetabulum