Dr. Dinesh Dhanaraj, MD

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Princeton Bone and Joint, LLC 5 Plainsboro Rd Ste 100 Plainsboro, NJ 08536 Get Directions
Dr. Dinesh Dhanaraj, MD
Dr. Dhanaraj graduated from the University of California, Berkeley's Molecular and Cell Biology program with an emphasis in Cellular Developmental Biology. He also holds a Master's of Science degree in Public Health from Tulane University's School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. A native of the state of Texas, Dr. Dhanaraj returned home to obtain his Doctorate of Medicine degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. After medical school, Dr. Dhanaraj completed his surgical internship and orthopaedic surgery residency at the NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases in New York City. While there, he gained extensive experience working with athletes from the high school to collegiate level in sports ranging from professional ballet to the NHL. In addition, he is experienced in complex orthopaedic trauma having trained at Manhattan's famed Bellevue Hospital and other Level-I trauma centers throughout New York City. Dr. Dhanaraj went on to complete an Orthopaedic Sports Medicine fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital System in Philadelphia, PA. This fellowship, combined with experience working with the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), allowed Dr. Dhanaraj to become skilled at arthroscopic techniques in both adults and children. As a former collegiate Judo athlete, Dr. Dhanaraj has always had a personal interest in the various conditions affecting athletes. His clinical specialties are shoulder, hip, knee, and ankle arthroscopy, as well as fracture care. He has also authored peer-reviewed journal articles and medical writings on various topics including shoulder labral repair, and regularly speaks at national scientific and medical forums on arthroscopy and athletic ailments.

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UMCPP Medical Arts Pavilion5 Plainsboro Rd Ste 100
Plainsboro, NJ 08536
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Dr. Dhanaraj operated on my severe injury - a broken femur. Dr. Dhanaraj posses the rare quality of being an excellent surgeon combined with superior bed side manner not to mention the bonus of good looks:) Thank you from the bottom of my heart Dr. Dhanaraj. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Jason Nagy PA-C for his care and patience. Remi
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Dr. Dhanaraj graduated from the University of California, Berkeley's Molecular and Cell Biology program with an emphasis in Cellular Developmental Biology. He also holds a Master's of Science degree in Public Health from Tulane University's School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. A native of the state of Texas, Dr. Dhanaraj returned home to obtain his Doctorate of Medicine degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio.

After medical school, Dr. Dhanaraj completed his surgical internship and orthopaedic surgery residency at the NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases in New York City. While there, he gained extensive experience working with athletes from the high school to collegiate level in sports ranging from professional ballet to the NHL. In addition, he is experienced in complex orthopaedic trauma having trained at Manhattan's famed Bellevue Hospital and other Level-I trauma centers throughout New York City.

Dr. Dhanaraj went on to complete an Orthopaedic Sports Medicine fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital System in Philadelphia, PA. This fellowship, combined with experience working with the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), allowed Dr. Dhanaraj to become skilled at arthroscopic techniques in both adults and children.

As a former collegiate Judo athlete, Dr. Dhanaraj has always had a personal interest in the various conditions affecting athletes.  His clinical specialties are shoulder, hip, knee, and ankle arthroscopy, as well as fracture care. He has also authored peer-reviewed journal articles and medical writings on various topics including shoulder labral repair, and regularly speaks at national scientific and medical forums on arthroscopy and athletic ailments.

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  •  Specializes in Sports Medicine
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Instability
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cartilage Damage
  • Cartilage Degeneration
  • Cartilage Disorders
  • Cartilage Tear
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Impingement
  • Hip Labral Tear
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pediatric Sports Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Wrist Fracture

Education

  • Medical School
    Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio

    Graduated in 2008

  • Internship Hospital
    NYU Medical Center

    Completed in 2009

  • Residency Hospital
    Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopaedic Institute

    Completed in 2013

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Childrens Hospital/University of Pennsylvania

    Completed in 2014

    University of Pennsylvania Health System

    Completed in 2014

  • Undergraduate School
    University of California At Berkeley

    Graduated in 2002

  • Other Education
    Tulane University Sch PH-TM

    Completed in 2004

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships &
Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Member
  • American Medical Association, Member
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, Member
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America, Member
  • New Jersey State Athletic Commission Ringside Physician, Member
  • Princeton Fitness and Wellness Center Medical Advisory Board, Member
  • Principal Reviewer American Journal of Sports Medicine, Member

Specialties

  • Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Orthopedic Fracture Care
  • Orthopedic Hip Surgery
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Pediatric Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction

Procedures Performed

  • ACL Surgery
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture Repair
  • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Joint Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Repair
  • Articular Cartilage Repair
  • Cartilage Implantation
  • Cartilage Transplant
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Labrum Repair
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Implantation
  • Knee Cartilage Repair
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Rotator Cuff and Labral Repair
  • Shoulder Stabilizations