Amar S. Ranawat, MD

Amar S. Ranawat, MD
Knee Arthroplasty Co-Chair
Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery
Weill Cornell Medical College
Hospital for Special Surgery Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Dr. Amar S. Ranawat was born in New York City. After graduating from Cornell University Medical College, he completed his orthopaedic residency at the Hospital for Special Surgery. In 2002 he completed his fellowship training in Adult Reconstruction under the direction of his father, Dr. Chitranjan S. Ranawat. He is currently a Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College and an Attending Surgeon at the Hospital for Special Surgery. He is a member of The Hip and Knee Societies. A large portion of his practice is dedicated to complex primary and revision total joint surgery. He is an active Clinical Orthopaedic Researcher with particular interests in alternative bearing surfaces for total hip replacement and rotating-platform total knee designs. He lectures extensively at both the national and international levels. He has over 100 peer-reviewed publications, book chapters, and presentations.
He has received numerous awards including: The 2013 Teaching Award given to the HSS Attending who is recognized for Outstanding Teaching on the Adult Reconstruction and Total Joint Service. The 2011 Mentorship Award given to the LHH Orthopaedic Attending who demonstrates an outstanding ability to guide, support and teach the Residents. The 2008 HAP Paul Award for the "best paper on new developments in the field of arthroplasty" awarded for MRI in the Early Detection of Particle Disease Following Total Hip Arthroplasty: A Prospective Study at the 2008 International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty, Seoul, South Korea. The 2007 Chief Resident’s Special Award given in recognition of excellent teaching in the LHH Orthopaedic Clinic. The Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal awarded in 2007 for performing emergency limb saving surgery on a Marine during exercises in Tan Tan, Morocco. The 2006 Hip Society British Traveling Fellowship awarded to two young surgeons allowing travel to selected hip centers in the United Kingdom for a period of 3 weeks in September 2006. The 2004 James A. Rand Award for the most outstanding paper in knee surgery presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, November 2004.
He is married to his wife Andrea. They live in NYC with their 3 sons Cole (16), Conor (14) and Caden (10).

All Sessions by Amar S. Ranawat, MD

TimeProgramTopicFaculty
Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Outpatient Joint Arthroplasty Pre Course
5:15 PM - 5:25 PM
(10 min)
The Role of TXA, Tourniquets, Drains, & Intraoperative Marcaine Outpatient Joint Arthroplasty Pre Course
5:35 PM - 6:00 PM
(25 min)
Panel Discussion With Case Presentations Outpatient Joint Arthroplasty Pre Course
Friday, December 11, 2020
Hip Arthroplasty
7:26 AM - 7:46 AM
(20 min)
Clinical Case Presentations Questions & Answers: Will The Faculty Change Their Opinion? (Bipolar vs. Total Hip in Femoral Neck Fractures, Ceramic Heads Vs. Metal Heads In The Femoral Fracture & Primary Total Hip) Hip Arthroplasty
7:46 AM - 7:46 AM
(0 min)
Mini-Panel: 49-Year-Old Former D1 Squash Player Needs His Primary Total Hip: 4 Opinions Hip Arthroplasty
Mini-Panel Moderator:Michael P. Ast, MD
7:46 AM - 7:51 AM
(5 min)
Pro: Anterior-Based Muscle-Sparing Approach (ABMS) Is My Preferred Method Hip Arthroplasty
7:51 AM - 7:56 AM
(5 min)
Pro: The Direct Superior Approach Is My Preferred Method Hip Arthroplasty
7:56 AM - 8:01 AM
(5 min)
Pro: The Anterior Approach Is My Preferred Method Hip Arthroplasty
8:01 AM - 8:06 AM
(5 min)
Pro: The Posterior Approach Is My Preferred Method Hip Arthroplasty
8:06 AM - 8:06 AM
(0 min)
Debate: 66-Year-Old Non-Diabetic Male, 6'8", BMI 50, Can't Find A Surgeon To Operate On Him For His Painful Hip Hip Arthroplasty
Debate Moderator:Amar S. Ranawat, MD
8:06 AM - 8:11 AM
(5 min)
Pro: Not The Right Time To Forge Ahead, Hold Off Any Surgery, Let Me Tell You My Algorithm Hip Arthroplasty
8:11 AM - 8:16 AM
(5 min)
Pro: Time To Help This Man, Doing It Safe, I Know The Type Of Prosthesis & The Approach - Stand Back! Hip Arthroplasty
8:28 AM - 8:28 AM
(0 min)
Panel: The Complex Primary Acetabulum With Significant Bone Loss: How I Succeed Hip Arthroplasty
Panel Moderator:Neil P. Sheth, MD
8:28 AM - 8:34 AM
(6 min)
Pro: How I Use Computer-Assisted Navigation Or Robotic-Assisted To Succeed In A Perfect Cup Placement & Not Lose Any Sleep Hip Arthroplasty
8:34 AM - 8:40 AM
(6 min)
Pro: Intraop Fluoro Is The Way To Go To Understand Hip Instability: I Wear My Thyroid Shield & Check The Cup & Stem Position Hip Arthroplasty
8:40 AM - 8:46 AM
(6 min)
Pro: Cup Placement Does Not Need Technology: Go Where The Good Bone Is Hip Arthroplasty
11:08 AM - 11:08 AM
(0 min)
Mini-Panel: 63-Year-Old Corporate Executive With Ankylosing Spondylitis, Now Asymptomatic In The Back With A Painful Hip Hip Arthroplasty
11:08 AM - 11:13 AM
(5 min)
Pro: Making An Anatomic Cup Position With Dual Mobility In The Complex Hip/Spine Patient Hip Arthroplasty
11:13 AM - 11:18 AM
(5 min)
Pro: Avoid Routine Use Of The Dual Mobility, It Should Be Reserved For The Right Case - I Will Show You What I Do Instead! Hip Arthroplasty
11:18 AM - 11:24 AM
(6 min)
Pro: Slow Down! Classic Overthinking: Assess & Achieve Stability No Different Than Years Ago Hip Arthroplasty
11:24 AM - 11:44 AM
(20 min)
Clinical Case Presentations Questions & Answers: Avoiding Dislocation & Designing Preventative Solutions Hip Arthroplasty
11:44 AM - 11:44 AM
(0 min)
Mini-Panel: Issues That Confound All Of Us When We Thought We Did It Right Hip Arthroplasty
Panel Moderator:Peter K. Sculco, MD
11:44 AM - 11:49 AM
(5 min)
Pro: My Algorithm To The Painful Total Hip Arthroplasty: When The Patient Says It Feels Bad & The X-Ray Looks Good Hip Arthroplasty
11:49 AM - 11:54 AM
(5 min)
Pro: Heterotopic Ossification, It's The Cause: How To Prevent, How To Treat, Why Haven't We Solved It Yet? Hip Arthroplasty
11:54 AM - 11:59 AM
(5 min)
Pro: Metal-On-Metal & Trunnion Issues: You Need To Know How To Manage Even If You Say I Am Not Doing It This Way Hip Arthroplasty
4:41 PM - 5:01 PM
(20 min)
Clinical Case Presentations Questions & Answers: Loose Stems From DAA, Well Fixed Stem From DAA, Severe Bone Loss In Femur, Deformity In Femur, Ethical & Compliant Coding In Revision, Acetabular Bone Loss, Gluteus Maximus Tendon Transfer For Revision Total Hip Hip Arthroplasty
Saturday, December 12, 2020
Knee Arthroplasty
8:09 AM - 8:16 AM
(7 min)
75-Year-Old Female Now With An Unbalanced Knee: How I Solve Tight In Flexion Or Tight In Extension - Keys To Success Intraoperatively & Postoperatively For The CR Stiff Knee Knee Arthroplasty
8:28 AM - 8:53 AM
(25 min)
Clinical Case Presentations Questions & Answers: The Chronically Deficient Extensor Mechanism, The Patella Clunk, PS Vs. CR - Why I Pick It, The Periprosthetic Femoral Fracture, The Role Of The Tourniquet Or Lack Thereof, Deformity Corrections, Prior Tibial Plateau Fractures: What I Do, Cementless Tibia Knee Arthroplasty
11:08 AM - 11:08 AM
(0 min)
Debate: 55-Year-Old Marathon Runner With A Painful Knee X-Ray Shows Tri-Compartmental Arthritis Knee Arthroplasty
Debate Moderator:Neil P. Sheth, MD
11:08 AM - 11:13 AM
(5 min)
Pro: The Total Knee May Not Last Forever, The Patient Understands But He Is Back On The Track Soon Enough Knee Arthroplasty
11:13 AM - 11:18 AM
(5 min)
Pro: Smarten Up Big Brother, Listen To The Rest Of The World, His Pain Is Medial, Let Me Teach You How To Do An HTO Knee Arthroplasty
11:18 AM - 11:22 AM
(4 min)
Rebuttal Knee Arthroplasty
4:29 PM - 4:36 PM
(7 min)
Tibia Bone Defects From Simple To Complex: How I Make The Decision - Bone, Metal, Cement Knee Arthroplasty
5:15 PM - 5:45 PM
(30 min)
Case Presentations Questions & Answers: Revision Knee Surgery (All Cementless, When To Use Cement, Tibial Bone Defect, Infected Spacer, Femoral Bone Defect, Chronic Suppression For Infections) Knee Arthroplasty

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