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Dr. Dinshaw Pardiwala

Dr. Dinshaw Pardiwala

Director - Arthroscopy, Sports Orthopaedics & Shoulder Service and Head - Centre for Sports Medicine


MBBS, MS (Orthopaedics), D’Orthopaedics, DNB (Orthopaedics), FCPS


Arthroscopy & Sports Orthopaedics Fellowships

  • Hospital for Special Surgery (New York , USA)
  • American Sports Medicine Institute (Birmingham , Alabama , USA)
  • Royal Children's Hospital, Australia
Shoulder & Elbow Arthroscopy & Arthroplasty
    • Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford, UK
Hip Arthroscopy
  • Addenbrookes Hospital/Cambridge Lea Hospital , Cambridge , UK

Speciality Interests

  • Advanced arthroscopy of knee, shoulder, hip, ankle, elbow and wrist
  • Shoulder surgery including shoulder replacements
  • Cartilage reconstructive surgery


Dr. Dinshaw Pardiwala heads the Arthoscopy, Sports Orthopaedics & Shoulder Service and also the Centre for Sports Medicine at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital. At Kokilaben Hospital, he has done a number of breakthrough surgeries the first Reverse Shoulder Replacement in India, first Stem Cell Transplant (Autologous Chondrocyte Stem Cell transplant) to repair damaged knee in India, first Navigation guided arthroscopic ACL repair in India. He has performed more than 1600 surgeries at Kokilaben Hospital so far.

Having completed his orthopaedic training at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital , Mumbai, Dr. Dinshaw Pardiwala has obtained his specialty fellowships in arthroscopy and sports orthopaedics at the finest Centres in the US and UK .

KH Experience

Dr Dinshaw Pardiwala is Head - Centre for Sports Medicine, and Director - Arthroscopy & Shoulder Service at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Mumbai.
He completed his Orthopaedic Surgical training at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, in 1997 and holds Specialty Fellowships in Arthroscopy and Sports Orthopaedics at some of the finest centers in the US and UK.

Dr. Pardiwala Serves on the Committee of ISAKOS (International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine), and has been has been invited as Faculty to over 50 International Conferences over the past 10 years.

Dr. Pardiwala is considered to be one of India's best Arthroscopy Surgeons, and is the recipient of numerous International and National Academic Awards including the ISAKOS John Joyce Award 2009 for outstanding contributions to arthroscopic surgery.

Dr Pardiwala is the only Indian Arthroscopic Surgeon in a group of 10 top international surgeons to be invited to perform a live surgical demonstration of Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery at the ISAKOS Congress in Toronto, Canada.He is also on the editorial board of prestigious international journals including Arthroscopy, American Journal of Sports Medicine Sports Health, and APKASS Journal.

Dr. Pardiwala has completed over 3000 Arthroscopic procedures in a short span of 4 years at Kokilaben Hospital with extremely impressive outcomes that surpass international standards.

The postoperative infection rate is 0% ( international benchmark 1.5% ) No patient who has undergone surgery for sports injury at Kokilaben Hospital has required reoperation.

A specialist in Arthroscopy of the knee, shoulder, hip, ankle, and elbow, he is at the cutting-edge of his subspecialty. Complex Arthroscopic ACL & PCL Repairs of the Knee , Bankart & Rotator Cuff Repairs of the Shoulder are some of the surgeries performed by him.
He is a pioneer in Cartilage Repair Surgery in India and besides introducing Osteochondral Autograft Transfer in 1999, and Osteochondral Allograft Transplants In 2001, he performed India's first fibrin based Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation ( Cartilage Stem Cell Transplant ) in 2008 at Kokilaben Hospital.

Dr. Pardiwala is the Sports Physician for many Sports Teams and Associations and has treated sportsmen ranging from Olympians to professional athletes to young budding stars. Many of India's best sportsmen, including cricketers, footballers, swimmers, tennis &badminton players, golfers, boxers and wrestlers, have been successfully him at Kokilaben Hospital.

ACADEMICS/RESEARCH/AWARDS Dr. Dinshaw Pardiwala has more than 45 International & National publications to his credit. He is one of the first Indians to be nominated to the executive committee of ISAKOS (International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine), and is also the first Indian to be selected on the editorial board of the prestigious international journal ''Arthroscopy''. He is the recipient of numerous prestigious international and national academic awards including the ISAKOS John Joyce Award 2009 for outstanding contributions to arthroscopic surgery. He is faculty at various prestigious International & National Conferences and Workshops. He is the first Indian Surgeon to be invited to Seoul for a live surgical demonstration at the Korean Orthopaedic Association Conference.

Subhashni Giridhar, Mumbai

Driven by passion for BharathaNatyam from the age of 8, I continue to give 1.5 hours solo performances for over 20 years, only due to pure love for this Great Art of classical dance – BharathaNatyam and bliss I derive. My website

My profession does not have any thing common with my passion. Yes, Professionally I am a Chartered Accountant.

On October 28th 2011, when after my dance rehearsal, I had a dreadful fall (an accidental one) which resulted in the tear of ACL ligament and other meniscus ligament tear, my worry about my upcoming dance program overtook the swelling and unbearable pain. Two doctors whom I consulted advised me to cancel the program on October 30. But I had to keep my commitment since the program was at ISKCON, Lord Krishna’s temple. I was sure; Lord shall definitely take care of me, since my dance was an offering to Lord Krishna Himself. So I went ahead with the program, avoiding the fast tillana. As expected it was one more successful and satisfying performance in my dance career.

A knee for a dancer is as important as are hands to a painter. This I realized when I had this fall resulting in multiple ligaments tear in my knee. There was severe pain in the knee and It was giving way, I was not even able to stand.

After MRI scan confirmed multiple ligament tear, Surgery was unavoidable. So I sought the best treatment since I wanted to continue my passion and did not want to give any reason or excuse for discontinuing my very first love and passion i.e. classical dance.
Achievers are not quitters and quitters are not achievers and going gets tough, the tough get going. When there is a determination to continue and achieve, nothing can stop.

A very eventful day in my life was my surgery day, since for other patients, it would have been just a question of walking,for me it was more than that, requiring to do the various difficult steps continuously for more than an hour and continue to give many more performances.

Thanks to Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani hospital, which gave the best treatment and homely atmosphere. I was operated by one of the best orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. DinshawPardiwala,specialist in Arthroscopic knee surgeries.

It was indeed a very disheartening fact for a swift dancer to be bed bound for 2 months, totally immobile for 3 weeks in a full leg brace (to keep the operated leg straight for 24 hours for 3 weeks). As a result, all muscles were dead due to complete inactivity for 3 weeks.

Post-surgery care was most difficult part since being a dancer, with a demanding CA profession and also used to cooking as a homemaker, I was so used to swiftness and fast turnings and bending, stretching and climbing and reaching out to things. Rehabilitation and regular weekly physiotherapic exercises at Ambani hospital, - lifting weights in the operated leg, leg curls, doing lunges, squats, heel raises, cycling, balancing in bosu ball, stork, walking in the tread mill etc. I continued this meticulously by joining a gym. After 4 months of this routine, my multitasking life once again resumed with my CA and dance practice. Happiest day in my life was when I started resumed my dance practice.

Again, On 8th February 2015, I performed for 90 minutes on the eve of silver jubilee of my dance career.
Thanks to Dr Dinshaw Pardiwala and Ambani Hospital.

Jeremiah Otindo Asihoye, Kenya

Very great nurse, doctors attendance. Overall work was great to our satisfaction. Great cooperation from staff. The management just to keep it up for their great jib and thank them greatly.

Thank You,

Maxwell O Otindo (Patient's Son)

Esther Mburu, Kenya

Dear Nidhi,

I hope you are doing well. We arrived safely back to Nairobi.

I am truly grateful for the care, kindness and love that you extended to us over the course of our entire stay at KDAH. We appreciated very much how you even took time out of your busy day to visit us and check on us.

Thank you so much and be blessed.


Esther and Daniel Mburu

Dr. Dinshaw Pardiwala | Orthopaedics

Times of India
New cell therapy can help avert knee replacement

Mumbai : In the three years that he was bedridden due to painfully swollen knees, Malad resident Mohammed Mustaq Sheikh would never have imagined that one day doctors would 'grow' a new knee for him. But a city doctor has done just that with the help of a cell-based technology available in South Korea.

Sheikh, an electrician by trade, has recently started walking on his own and says he hasn't been "so happy'' in a long time. Most importantly, he says, he can start working again instead of depending on his brother, an AC mechanic, for sustenance.

His 'new knee' was grown from his own cartilage cells.Orthopedic surgeon Dr Dinshaw Pardiwala from Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Andheri (W) performed a biopsy on Sheikh's knee late last year and took a few cells from around his damaged cartilage. "The cells were multiplied hundred times over in a laboratory in South Korea over four weeks. The regrown cells were then transplanted back on the injured part of his cartilage on December 30th said Dr. Pardiwala.

Cell therapy could be boon for athletes
A procedure that allows new cells to be grown from cartilage cells could be a boon for sportsmen with torn or damaged cartilage, as well as those who suffer due to drug abuse or traumatic injuries resulting from improper exercising practice. The technique can be used to mend any traumatised joints, be it the knee, hip or shoulders, say doctors at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital , Andheri.

Besides Malad resident Mohammed Mustaq Sheikh, two other patients have also undergone the autologous chondrocyte implantation/transplantation. "Both are doing extremely well, and we have identified several other patients who want to undergo this treatment,'' said Dr Dinshaw Pardiwala of Ambani Hospital .

The 'cell regrowing' or regenerative technique, which started some 20 years ago, is practised in clinics worldwide, but it's only recently that India has got hold of its latest version. Moreover, a Mumbaibased company called Regenerative Medical Services Pvt Ltd will inaugurate its special laboratory for cell regeneration in Lonavla in June.

"Once our laboratory is operational, it will cost patients only Rs. 1.5 lakh,'' says Satyen Sanghavi of RMS. In the UK and the US , where the technique is commonly used, it costs Rs. 15 lakh.

According to Dr Pardiwala, the USP of the regenerative technique is the fact that it arrests the patient's descent into permanent disability and obviates expensive replacement surgeries."Sheikh would have needed knee replacement if it weren't for this cell therapy,'' he says.

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Speciality Interests

  • Advanced arthroscopy of knee, shoulder, hip, ankle, elbow and wrist
  • Shoulder surgery including shoulder replacements
  • Cartilage reconstructive surgery