Dr. Ashok S. Gavaskar

MBBS, MS Orth, FACS, Fellow (AAOS, AO, SICOT)

Senior Consultant and Clinical Lead, Orthopaedics

Orthopaedics, Orthopaedics Trauma

Chennai

Brief Profile

Dr. Ashok S Gavaskar, the clinical lead at Rela Institute of Orthopedics (RIO) is a fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon with over 10 years of experience & expertise in primary and revision joint replacement surgery, pelvic surgery and complex orthopedic 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 orthopedic trauma. He is currently the associate editor for the European journal of orthopedic surgery and traumatology (EJOST) and also the assistant editor of Indian journal of Orthopaedics. He is an invited reviewer of leading journals like Bone & Joint Journal, Journal of Arthroplasty, International orthopaedics, Journal of orthopedic trauma and Injury. He is currently the Chairman of the Asia Pacific Orthopedic 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 Orthopedic 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

Educational Qualifications

  • MBBS 2003, Madras Medical College, Chennai
  • MS Orth 2007, Madurai Medical College
  • FACS 2014, Primary and Revision Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery - Newyork Presbyterian Hospital, NY, USA
 

Clinical Expertise

  • Computer assisted and robotic joint replacement surgery
  • Minimal access total joint replacement
  • Out – patient hip replacement (Direct anterior hip replacement)
  • Out – patient knee replacement (Uni-condylar replacement)
  • Patient specific (customized) knee replacement
  • Shoulder, Elbow and Ankle replacement surgery
  • Revision (failed) joint replacement surgery
  • Pelvi-acetabular surgery
  • Failed fracture fixations
 
 

Experience

  • May 2017 to Sep 2018 Senior Consultant in Joint reconstruction and Trauma, Gleneagles Global Health City, Chennai
  • Jan 2009 to April 2017 Consultant in arthroplasty and trauma, Parvathy Hospital
  • April 2007 to Oct 2008 Assistant Professor in Orthopedics and Traumatology, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, Pondicherry
 

Honors & Awards

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Emerging leaders’ scholarship - 2017
  • AAOS Award for the best international educational program in trauma category - 2017
  • AO Asia Pacific - Young investigator award for the best trauma related research - 2016
  • Nominated for the Jaques – Duparc award – EFORT - 2016
  • Young ambassador award from the Asia Pacific Orthopedic Association - 2014
  • International scholarship from the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, 2014 

Research & Publication

Publications

Books and Chapters

  • Editor - Chapter: 21 (Injuries of Lower Limb). Evidence based Orthopedic Principles - III Edition (Status - in progress, release in June 2018)
  • Ashok Gavaskar, David Rojas Vintimilla. Chapter title: ‘Cups and Diametric considerations in primary total hip arthroplasty’. Delta APAS Compendium (3rd edition). (Status: completed, Due for release in November 2018)
  • 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 progress, Editor - Prof. K.V. Mohan Iyer)
  • Contributor and Member of the Editorial Board – Evidence based Orthopedic Principles: International Edition. ISBN – 10: 9383124660

Educational Videos

Orthopedic Video Theater – AAOS:

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)

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

Original articles in indexed journals (first author)

Gavaskar AS, David R. Editorial: Nanotechnology in orthopedics. European Journal of Orthopedic Surgery & Traumatology. 2018; 28(7): 1257-60. doi: 10.1007/s00590-018-2193-z. [Epub ahead of print]

Ashok Gavaskar, et al. Helical blade or Integrated lag screws? A matched pair analysis of 100 patients with unstable trochanteric fractures. Journal of Orthopedic trauma. 2018; 32(6): 274-277. doi: 10.1097/BOT.0000000000001145. [Epub ahead of print]

Invited manuscript - Ashok Gavaskar, David R, Naveen Tummala, Parthasarathy Srinivasan. Spring plates in comminuted posterior wall fractures. Indian Journal of Orthopedics. Special issue - Pelvi-acetabular surgery symposium (in - print)

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

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.

Ashok Gavaskar, et al. Second generation locked plating of complex proximal humerus fractures in very elderly patients. Injury 2016; Nov;47(11):2534-2538.

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

A shok 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. Journal of Orthopedic trauma 2015; 29(12): 544 – 8 

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

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

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. 

Ashok S Gavaskar, Naveen Chowdary, Samson Abraham. Locked plating of complex proximal humerus fractures utilizing an extended deltoid split with a shoulder strap incision. Journal of orthopedic trauma. 2013 Feb; 27(2):73-6 

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. 

Ashok S Gavaskar, Naveen Tummala, Muthukumar. S. Outcome and complications following locked plating for periprosthetic distal femur fractures after total knee arthroplasty. Clinics in orthopedic surgery. 2013 Jun; 5(2):124-8

Ashok S Gavaskar, Muthukumar S, Vijayraj K. Intraoperative CT navigation for glenoid component fixation in reverse shoulder arthroplasty – a case report. Indian journal of orthopedics. 2013 Jan; 47(1):104-6. 

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 Aug; 21(2):158-62.

Author’s reply. Gavaskar AS. J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong). 2013 Dec;21(3):401-2. 

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 reports. Chinese journal of traumatology. 2012 Dec 1; 15(6): 370-2

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 journal of Orthopedics. 2012; 46(5): 556 – 560

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

Ashok S Gavaskar, Naveen Chowdary, Mukunth Krishnamurthy. Operative management of Hoffa fractures – A prospective review of 18 patients. Injury. 2011; 42(12):1495-8. 

Ashok S Gavaskar, Naveen Chowdary. Pedicle subtraction osteotomy for rigid kyphosis of the dorsolumbar spine. Archives of orthopedic and trauma surgery. 2011; 131(6): 803 – 808.

Ashok S Gavaskar. Posterior interosseous artery flap for resurfacing post traumatic soft tissue defects of the hand. HAND. 2010; 5(4): 397 – 402.

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

Ashok S Gavaskar, Rameshkumar Periyasamy. Neglected femoral diaphyseal fractures; Results and outcome after open interlocked nailing and autologous bone grafting. Journal of orthopedic surgery. 2010; 18(1): 45-9

Ashok S Gavaskar, Muthukumar S, Naveen Chowdary. Biological osteosynthesis of complex proximal humerus fractures; surgical technique and results from a prospective single center trial. Archives of orthopedic and trauma surgery. 2010; 130: 667-72

Ashok S Gavaskar, Naveen Chowdary. Surgical correction of windblown hand: case series, results and review of literature. Journal of children’s orthopedics. 2009; 3 (2): 109-114

Ashok S Gavaskar, Naveen Chowdary. Tibiotalocalcaneal arthrodesis using the supracondylar femur nail for advanced tuberculosis of the ankle. Journal of orthopedic surgery. 2009; 17(3): 321-4

Indexed publications (second/third author)

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. International Orthopedics (in print) (From the ORS/ISFR expert group on tibial bone defects)

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

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. 

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. 

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 Abstracts

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

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

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

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)

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 Orthopedic Surgeons. New Orleans – 2018

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 Orthopedic Surgeons. New Orleans – 2018

Ashok Gavaskar, et al. Second generation locked plating for complex proximal humerus fractures in very elderly patients. SICOT world congress, Rome – 2016

Ashok Gavaskar, Srinivasan P, Tummala N. Delayed THA for failed acetabular fractures. SICOT world congress, Rome – 2016

Ashok Gavaskar, et al. A novel MIS technique for fixation of PCL avulsion fractures. SICOT world congress, Rome – 2016

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

Ashok Gavaskar. Ganz surgical dislocation is a safe technique for treating Pipkin fractures. AOTAP congress and TK experts research forum, Chengdu – 2016

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)

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)

Ashok Gavaskar. Total hip arthroplasty for failed acetabular fractures (presentation for Young ambassador award. APOA world congress, Pattaya - 2014)

Ashok Gavaskar. A new dorsal minimal access approach for internal fixation of PCL tibial avulsions. APOA world congress, Pattaya - 2014.

Ashok Gavaskar, Muthukumar S. Headless screw fixation for complex Hoffa fractures. (e-poster). SICOT world congress, Hyderabad – 2013

Ashok Gavaskar, Naveen Tummala, Parthasarathy S, Ramakanth R. Humeral head splitting fractures in young patients. (e-poster). SICOT world congress, Hyderabad – 2013

Ashok Gavaskar, Naveen Tummala, Parthasarathy S. Total hip arthroplasty for failed acetabular fractures. (e –poster). SICOT world congress, Hyderabad – 2013

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

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

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

Ashok Gavaskar, Rajamani. Lumbar hemivertebra excision through single stage posterior approach with transpedicular instrumentation in congenital scoliosis. SICOT triennial congress, Hongkong – 2008

Ashok S Gavaskar, Naveen Chowdary. Surgical correction of windblown hand: case series, results and review of literature. SICOT triennial congress, Hongkong – 2008

Ashok.S. Gavaskar, Rajamani A. Transfacetal screw fixation and fusion for degenerative Spondylolisthesis: results, and literature review. SICOT triennial congress, Hongkong – 2008

Ashok S Gavaskar, Chandraprakasam T. Modified Jones transfer using a single incision: surgical technique, case series and literature review. SICOT triennial congress, Hongkong – 2008

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

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

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

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

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

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)

Delayed presentation of knee fracture dislocation complicated by late femoral shaft fracture. AO case library (case number: 947)

Augmented total hip arthroplasty for failed posterior wall wall ORIF (case number: 954)

Open C3 distal femur fracture with bone loss - Use of Induced membrane technique (case number - 960)

Anterior bridge plating for a C3 humeral shaft fracture - surgical technique (case number - 961)

 
 
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