Dr. Dinesh Dhanaraj, MD

Sports MedicineMaleAge 40

Sports Medicine

Dr. Dinesh Dhanaraj, MD is a Sports Medicine Specialist in Plainsboro, NJ. He is affiliated with Princeton Medical Center. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Dinesh Dhanaraj, MD

Princeton Bone and Joint

5 Plainsboro Rd Ste 100 Plainsboro, NJ 08536 ()
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(609) 750-1600

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Dr. Dhanaraj's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Scan
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Sprain
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Fluid Test
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • McMurray's Test
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal and Postural Screening
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Unicompartmental Hip Surgery
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Sprain or Strain

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(609) 750-1600

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Dr. Dhanaraj's Reviews

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Dr Dinesh Dhanaraj is a great surgeon. I recently fully ruptured my distal biceps tendon. He repaired it on 8/11/2021 using the Endo Button technique. It’s very common with this surgery to have some temporary nerve damage, but I have absolutely none. I attribute that to Dr. Dhanaraj’s surgical skill. During my initial consultation, He explained to me all of my options , the risks involved, and did not push me into surgery, though I elected to have it. He has a calm, confident, and pleasant personality, and was considerate enough to take time out of his busy schedule to personally call me 2 days post op just to check how i was doing. I’m really glad I chose him as my surgeon, and I would not hesitate to recommend him to my family and friends. He’s a great guy.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
James G Serpiello – Aug 16, 2021
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Dr. Dhanaraj performed my pectoralis major tendon repair surgery. He explained clearly the diagnosis, the repair procedure, and the expected therapy and recovery process. Surgery went smoothly. The professionals at Princeton Bone & Joint, and at Princeton Hospital, were on top of everything. Six months post-surgery and I'm able to return to normal activities with full range of motion and no pain. Very grateful to have been treated by such a skilled surgeon and caring group.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
Anthony Sartorio in NJ – Feb 22, 2019
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100% likely to recommend Dr. Dhanaraj. I had shoulder surgery December 2015 and with great results!!!. I've been pain free and with complete mobility to enjoy my tennis matches and exercise routines. Dr Dinesh Dhanaraj is an excellent surgeon and extremely talented in explaining the content related to the surgical procedure as well as recovery expectations.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
Jose – Jan 12, 2018
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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
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
13 people found this helpful
Remi R. in Princeton Junction, NJ – May 22, 2016
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About Me


Dr. Dhanaraj graduated from the University of California, Berkeley's Molecular and Cell Biology program with an emphasis in Cellular Developmental Biology....Read more


  • Sports Medicine
  • Hip & Knee Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedics
  • Pediatric Sports Medicine
  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications


Childrens Hospital/University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship Hospital


Memberships & 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

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Does Dr. Dinesh Dhanaraj, MD offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. Dinesh Dhanaraj, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Dhanaraj frequently treats Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear), Internal Derangement of Knee, and Baker’s Cyst. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Dhanaraj treats.

Where is Dr. Dinesh Dhanaraj, MD's office located?

Dr. Dhanaraj's office is located at 5 Plainsboro Rd Ste 100, Plainsboro, NJ 08536. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Princeton Bone and Joint

Princeton Bone and Joint5 Plainsboro Rd Ste 100 Plainsboro, NJ 08536

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Princeton Medical Center

Plainsboro, NJ

77% Patients that would definitely recommend, 7% higher than the national average