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Rishi Thakral, MD,MSc,FRCSI,AFRSCI

Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Position: Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Primary Specialty: Orthopedic Surgery
  • Languages Spoken: English
  • Gender: Male

About Rishi Thakral

Rishi Thakral, MD is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon with OU Health Physicians, specializing in adult reconstruction and joint replacement. Dr. Thakral specializes in total joint replacement (hip and knee), revision total joint surgery and hip preservation surgery. He also has interest in lower extremity deformity correction and lengthening.

Dr. Thakral earned his medical degree at M.R. Medical College in Gulbarga, India. He completed a residency in orthopedic surgery and general surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin, Ireland. He continued his specialization with a fellowship in adult reconstructive surgery at the University of Chicago in Chicago, IL and the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA. He also completed a fellowship in limb reconstruction and lengthening at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, MD. 

Dr. Thakral has a strong commitment to patient care and education. He believes in educating his patient about their condition and assists them in making decisions for their care. He strives to improve their quality of life by using advanced care protocols, technology and balancing with care with evidence-based medicine.

Affiliations OU Health Physicians – Orthopedic Surgery Clinic, OU Health Physicians Building - Oklahoma City, OU Health Physicians Fountain Lake – Multispecialty Clinic, OU Health Physicians Fountain Lake, OU Health Physicians Mid-Del Family Medicine
Health Education
  • Medical School
  • Doctor of Medicine M.R Medical College
    Gulbarga, India
  • Residency
  • Orthopedic Surgery Royal College Of Surgeons
    Dublin, IR
  • Surgery Royal College of Surgeons
    Dublin, IR
  • Fellowship
  • Adult Reconstructive Surgery University of Chicago
    Chicago, IL
  • Adult Reconstructive Surgery Sinai Hospital
    Charlottesville, VA
  • Limb Lengthening and Deformity Correction Baltimore, MD
  • Board Certification
  • Intercollegiate Board in Trauma and Orthopaedics
  • Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland
Medical Interests Areas of Interest:
  • Anterior and posterior hip approach
  • Complex joint surgeries
  • Deformity correction
  • Fragility hip fractures
  • Hip abductor and knee extensor
  • Hip and knee replacement
  • Hip and knee revision surgeries
  • Joint infections
  • Limb lengthening
  • Long bone fractures
  • Mechanism reconstruction
  • Minimally invasive surgeries
  • Multimodal pain approach
  • Peri-articular fracture care
  • Peri-prosthetic fractures
  • Post-traumatic arthritis
  • Revision arthroplasty
  • Robotic joint surgery
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