Going that extra mile!

Dr Dhiraj Marothi made his annual visit to teach on the MCh (Orth) Dundee course on 24 - 26th April 2019. Dr Marothi, himself a graduate from the course from 2009, travels from India every year to lecture to Orthopaedic Surgeons based at the TORT Centre and Ninewells Hospital. That’s a round trip of approximately 8000 miles!

Dr Marothi’s day of knee replacement lectures on 25th April was so well received by this year’s MCh (Orth) candidates that they asked if he could speak the following day about his experiences of how the MCh Degree has benefited him and his career in India, which he was only too glad to do, as he appreciates just how valuable the Dundee degree can be.

Dr Marothi is Director and Head of Department of Ortho and Joint Replacement at Asian Bariatricsand is Director of R.A.C.E. Arthroplasty Department, Rajasthan Hospitals. He is a vastly skilled surgeon with extensive experience in complex and revision knee surgery. He applies the newest Rotating Platform technique, with a 30-year lifespan. He was the first to implement the Ranawat cocktail in India. This peri-articular injection brings speedy recovery, decreases post-op pain and helps patients to stand just three hours after surgery and therefore commence early rehabilitation. Dr Marothi invented and established Replacement to Resurfacing (R2R) which is a novel, state of the art technique for treating painful, arthritic and misaligned knee and hip joints.

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Dr Marothi and Professor Abboud with the 2018-2019 MCh (Orth) candidates.

Professor Rami Abboud, Director of MCh (Orth) and Head of the Department of Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgery, stated:

“It’s always a delight to welcome Dhiraj back to Dundee. Not only is he a valued ambassador of the course, he is a friend. He travels from India to Dundee at his own expense each year and postponing his travel and staying for an extra day, on the request of the students, shows just how much he champions the course and the University of Dundee.”

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Left: Dr Marothi receiving a special certificate for Valued International Faculty & Outstanding Ambassador of the MCh (Orth), Dundee, UK; Right: Work and pleasure must go hand in hand, so Rami, Dhiraj and Sadiq Nasir enjoying dinner.