University of Missouri School of Medicine MU Health School of Medicine

Ajay Aggarwal, MD

Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Director of Joint Preservation Surgery

Departments: Hip and Knee

Clinical and Research Interests

Adult reconstructive surgery, hip and knee replacement, hip resurfacing, hip arthroscopy, peri-acetabular ostetomy and impingement procedures

Contact Information

Ajay Aggarwal

Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
University of Missouri
Orthopaedic Surgery
573-884-8796

Experience

  • 2005-2006- Clinical Fellow in adult hip reconstruction at Washington University, Barnes Jewish hospital, St Louis.
  • 2003 (July) - 2005(June) Resident in Orthopaedics, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa.
  • 2002(Sep. – Feb) Research Fellow at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions in arthritic division.
  • 2002 (June-July) Clinical Fellow in Hip Reconstruction, Under Prof.R. Ganz Inselspital, University of Bern (Switzerland)
  • 2002 (April-May) Clinical Fellow in Knee reconstruction, Under Dr Romero Balgrist, University of Zurich (Switzerland)
  • 2000- 2002(March) Senior Registar Lok Nayak Hospital and Sushruata Trauma Center, New Delhi.
  • 1997- 2000(April) Junior Resident Lok Nayak Hospital and Maluna Azad Medical College, New Delhi.
  • 1996( Jan-Dec) Rotating Internship Lok Nayak Hospital and Maluna Azad Medical College, New Delhi

Certifications

  • Permanent license in State of Missouri.
  • Permanent Registration with Medical Council of India 1997( MCI NO. 15669)
  • Licensed to practice Orthopaedic Surgery in India (2000)
  • USMLE (PART I) 2001 88(217) USMLE (PART II) 2002 88(225) USMLE (PART 111)2006 82(205) ECFMG Certified 2003 February.

Academic Appointments

  • 2000-02 Senior Registrar, Orthopedic Surgery, MAMC and Sushruta Trauma Center, New Delhi, India

Memberships and Committees

  • 1998 Delhi Orthopaedic Association (life). 2000 Delhi Medical council (life) 2000 Indian Orthopaedic Association (life).

Principal Clinical and Hospital Service Responsibilities

  • July 2000 to March 2002 Senior Resident, Department of Orthopaedics, Lok Nayak Hospital and Sushruta Trauma Center, New Delhi.

Teaching Experience

  • 1997-2002 Teaching Medical and Post-graduate students at Department of Orthopaedics, Lok Nayak Hospital and Sushruta Trauma Center affiliated to Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi.

Academic Honors

  • 2002, (Sep)-03(Feb) Research fellow in joint reconstruction at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore (United States).
  • 2002 (Jun-July) Synos Foundation Fellowship in hip reconstruction under Prof Ganz at Inselspital, Switzerland.
  • 2002 (Apr-May) Traveling fellowship in knee reconstruction under Dr Romero at Balgrist, Switzerland.
  • 2001 Council of scientific research award for paper presentation at 2nd International ASAMI Conference, Rome.
  • 1997-2000 Master of surgery in orthopedics (MS ortho). University of Delhi, India.
  • 1997 Top percentile in the All India Post-Graduation Entrance Examination of Delhi University (Tenth in University).
  • 1991 Top percentile in the All India Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) held by Delhi University.

Grants and Awards

  1. Mid-America Orthopaedic Association : Educational Grant $2500 for Senior residents to attend 2007 annual meeting for paper presentation.
  2. To present a paper on” Correction of complex knee and foot deformities by Ilizarov Method,” at 2nd International Meeting of the ASAMI Rome (Italy), May 2001.By Council of Scientific and Industrial Research.
  3. To study periprosthetic osteolysis in total joint arthoplasty and effect of bone grafting.
  4. The Fate of The Unexpected Positive Intra-operative Culture Following Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty, Harley and Betty Baxter SOA Resident/Fellow Award Winning Paper to be presented at the podium during the Session on Total Knee at the 2007 Annual Meeting. 5. OREF Journal Club grant of $2500 for 2007-08
  5. Best Clinical paper MAOA meeting 2007: Ajay Aggarwal, R. Stephen J. Burnett, John C. Clohisy, Elie Ghanem, Meredith Warner, Javad Parvizi Robert L. Barrack. Mid America : Effect of Prophylactic Pre-operative IV Antibiotic Administration on Intra-operative Cultures in Infected Total Knee Arthroplasty.

Ongoing Research

  • At Johns Hopkins (Arthritic division) (a) Aggarwal A, Khanuja H, Hungerford M, Hungerford D. Polyethylene liner cementation into well fixed acetabular shells.
  • Effect of Prophylactic Pre-operative IV Antibiotic Administration on Intra-operative Cultures in Infected Total Knee Arthroplasty.
  • Peri-prosthetic osteolysis in contemporary total hip arthoplasty, CT analysis of grafted lesions.

Selected Publications

  1. Parvizi J, Ghanem E, Sharkey P, Aggarwal A, Burnett RS, Barrack RL. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2008 Nov;466(11):2628-33. Diagnosis of infected total knee: findings of multicenter database.
  2. Ghanem E, Parvizi J, Burnett RS, Sharkey PF, Keshavarzi N, Aggarwal A, Barrack RL. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2008 Aug;90(8):1637-43. Cell count and differential of aspirated fluid in the diagnosis of infection at the site of total knee arthroplasty.
  3. Barrack RL, Aggarwal A, Burnett RS, Clohisy JC, Ghanem E, Sharkey P, Parvizi J. Accepted in Journal of arthoplasty: The Fate of the Unexpected Positive Intraoperative Culture Following Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty. J Arthroplasty. 2007 Sep;22(6 Suppl 2):94-9.
  4. Barrack RL, Aggarwal A, Burnett RS. Resection arthroplasty: when enough is enough. Orthopedics. 2006 Sep;29(9):820-1.
  5. Aggarwal A, Amendola A. Considerations for osteotomy in ACL deficient knee. Sports Medicine & Arthroscopy Review. 13(2):109-115, June 2005.
  6. Aggarwal A, Parvizi J, Ganz R. Bilateral spontaneous periacetabular pelvic fracture- an unsual complication in a case of multiple sclerosis. J of Orthopaedic Trauma 2004; 18:182-185.
  7. Maini L, Upadhyay A, Aggarwal A, Dhaon BK. A new method of removing a fractured interlocked nail.
  8. Injury 2002;33,261-262.
  9. Kalra.M, Lalit.M, Aggarwal. A, Balain.B, Mishra.P, Jain.P. Correction of complex foot deformities by Ilizarov technique. J. Foot Surgery (IND) XVI (1); Jul, 2001.
  10. Mishra P, Jain P, Aggarwal A, Maini L, Gautam VK . Intrapelvic protusion of guide wire during fixation of fracture neck of femur. Injury 2002; Nov, 839-841.
  11. Jain P, Maini L, Mishra P, Aggarwal A, Upadhyay A. Cephalomedullary interlock nail for Ipsilateral Hip and Femoral shaft fractures. Injury 2004 Oct; 35(10): 1031-38.
  12. Maini L, Mishra P, Jain P, Upadhayay A, Aggarwal A. Three part fracture dislocation of the hip without fracture of the femoral head: review of literature and a case report. Injury 2004 Feb; 35(2): 207-9.

Book Chapter

  1. O’Rourke M, Aggarwal A: Late complications in hip arthoplasty. Book chapter in The Adult hip.

Thesis

  1. Aggarwal.A, Kalra M. A Study on Evaluation of Ilizarov Technique in correction of lower limb deformities. Thesis for M.S. (Orthopaedics), University of Delhi, 1998.

Posters

  1. Maini L, Upadhayay A, Aggarwal A. Poster: A new method of removing a fractured interlocked nail. SICOT/SIROT (XXII World Congress, California), 08 / 2002, Pages: 614
  2. Maini L, Aggarwal A, Chadha M, Jain P. Poster : Simultaneous bilateral femoral neck fractures in a child- the mechanism of injury. SICOT/SIROT (XXII World Congress, California), 08 / 2002, Pages: 614
  3. Maini L, Aggarwal A, Kalra M. Poster: Ilizarov in correction of complex lower limb deformities. SICOT/SIROT (XXII World Congress, California), 08/2002, Pages: 668
  4. Robert L. Barrack, Ajay Aggarwal, R. Stephen J. Burnett, John C. Clohisy, Elie Ghanem, Meredith Warner, Javad Parvizi. At AAOS: The Fate of the Unexpected Positive Intraoperative Culture Following Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty.
  5. Ajay Aggarwal, R. Steven J. Burnett, John C. Clohisy, Kelly Morris,Robert L. Barrack, , Elie Ghanem, Meredith Warner, Javad Parvizi. AAOS: The Value of Preop Knee Aspiration Cell Count and Differential in the Diagnosis of TKA Infection

Presentations

  1. Robert L. Barrack, Ajay Aggarwal, R. Stephen J. Burnett, John C. Clohisy, Elie Ghanem, Meredith Warner, Javad Parvizi. AAHKS: The Fate of the Unexpected Positive Intraoperative Culture Following Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty.
  2. R. Steven J. Burnett, Ajay Aggarwal, John C. Clohisy, Kelly Morris,Robert L. Barrack, , Elie Ghanem, Meredith Warner, Javad Parvizi. AAOS: The Value of Preop Knee Aspiration Cell Count and Differential in the Diagnosis of TKA Infection.
  3. Ajay Aggarwal, R. Stephen J. Burnett, John C. Clohisy, Elie Ghanem, Meredith Warner, Javad Parvizi Robert L. Barrack. Mid America : Effect of Prophylactic Pre-operative IV Antibiotic Administration on Intra-operative Cultures in Infected Total Knee Arthroplasty.
  4. Aggarwal A, Kalra M. Paper: Correction of complex knee and foot deformities by Ilizarov method. ASAMI (2nd International meeting of the ASAMI, Rome), 05 / 2001, Pages: 54
  5. Aggarwal A, Maini L, Kalra M.Paper: Correction of complex foot and knee deformities by Ilizarov technique. 46th annual conference of Indian Orthopaedic Association, 12 / 2001, Pages: 49-50
  6. Aggarwal A, Balain B, Maini L. Paper: Ilizarov in correction of foot deformities in adolescent and adults. 45th Annual conference of Indian Orthopaedic association.,12 / 2000, Pages: 49-50
  7. Aggarwal A, Kalra M. Paper: Correction of deformities around knee by Ilizarov Method 43th Annual conference of Indian Orthopaedic association., 12 / 1998
  8. Ajay Aggarwal, R. Stephen J. Burnett, John C. Clohisy, Elie Ghanem, Meredith Warner, Javad Parvizi, Robert L. Barrack. Mid America : The Fate of the Unexpected Positive Intraoperative Culture Following Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty
  9. Ajay Aggarwal, R. Stephen J. Burnett, John C. Clohisy, Elie Ghanem, Meredith Warner, Javad Parvizi Robert L. Barrack. AAOS 2008 : Effect of Prophylactic Pre-operative IV Antibiotic Administration on Intra-operative Cultures in Infected Total Knee Arthroplasty.
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