Dr. Sharath Kumar Rao K

Professor & Dean

Department of Orthopaedics


    Dr Sharath Kumar Rao K teaches undergraduate and postgraduate students.


    • Is involved in management of the patients with injuries of knee, degenerative disorders and complex trauma.
    • Manages trauma audit, preoperative and post-operative audit.
    • Also guides research work, and postgraduate theses.


Subject Subject code Semester
Orthopaedics MBBS 7th, 8th and 9th semester
Orthopaedics MS
Orthopaedics D Ortho


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
MS Orthopaedics (Knee Arthroscopy, Joint Replacement and Complex Trauma) Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore 1988
Diploma Orthopaedics Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, Mangalore University 1987
MBBS Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore 1985


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
KMC,Manipal Assistant Lecturer 1988
KMC, Manipal Professor and Head 2009-2014
KMC,Manipal Associate Dean 2015-2019
KMC,Manipal Dean 1 Aug 2019 till date


Area of Interest

ACL reconstruction, Revision hip and Knee Replacement, Acetabular Fracture

Area of Expertise

Knee Arthroscopy, Total joint replacement, Complex Trauma

Area of Research

Proximal Femoral Fractures, ACL Reconstruction, Proximal Tibial Fractures, Anthropometry of Different Bones

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

  • President of Karnataka State Orthopaedic Association 2012-2013.
  • President elect of Orthopaedic Association of South Indian Surgeons, (OASIS).
  • Executive committee member of Indian Orthopaedic Association (IOA).
  • Life Member of Canara Orthopaedic Association, 1989.
  • Life Member of Karnataka Orthopaedic Association, 1990.
  • Life Member of Indian Orthopaedic Association, 1991.
  • Life Member of Indian Arthroscopy Society, 1992.
  • Life Member of National Association of Interlocking Surgeons, 1996.
  • Life Member of Indo German orthopaedic Foundation (IGOF), 1999.
  • Life Member of AO Trauma, 1999.
  • Life Member of Asia Pacific Arthoplasty Society (APAS), 2005.
  • Life Member of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeon (AAOS), 2005.

Clinical, arthroscopic and radiological evaluation of discoid lateral meniscus

2001-01-03 Rao PS Rao SK Paul R

Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic & Related Surgery

Olecranon stress fracture in a weight lifter- A case report

2001-01-01 Rao PS Rao SK Navadgi BC

British Journal of Sports Medicine

Bilateral spontaneous rupture of achilles tendons- A case report

2005-01-08 Rao SK Navadgi BC Vasudev A

Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery

Comparison of intra-articular analgesics for analgesia after arthroscopic knee surgery

2005-01-12 Rao SK Rao PS

Med J Malaysia

Ilizarov treatment of complex tibial pilon fractures

2006-01-04 Vidyadhar S Rao SK

International Orthopaedics

A descriptive clinical evaluation of arthroscopic synovectomy in rheumatoid knees- A prospective study

2006-01-03 Rao SK Rao PS Naik M

Ceylone Med

Prospective study of clinico- radiological outcome of interlocked nailing in proximal third tibial shaft fractures

2006-01-06 Vidyadhar S Rao SK


Discoid medial meniscus- varied presentation of three knees

2006-01-06 Vidyadhar S Rao SK Rao S

Saudi Medical Journal

Mechanical failure in intramedullary interlocking nails

2006-01-08 Bhat AK Rao SK Bhaskaranand K

Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery

Thorn pricks osteomyelitis of the foot in barefoot walkers- A report of four cases

2006-01-08 Vidyadhar S Rao SK

Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery