Dr Manuj Wadhwa

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Ranawat Joint Replacement Fellow (USA)

Director & Head, Max Institute of Orthopaedics & Joint Replacement
Max Hospital UNR – Mohali, Bathinda & Dehradun


Dr Manuj Wadhwa, Director and Head, Max Elite Institute of Orthopedics and Joint Replacement, the clinician with innumerable credentials to his credit. A graduate of University College of Medical Sciences, Delhi and post-graduation in Orthopaedics from Govt. Medical College, Amritsar, followed by MCh in Orthopaedics from University of Dundee, U.K. Dr. Manuj Wadhwa has been the recipient of the prestigious Ranawat Adult Joint Reconstruction Fellowship at Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, USA with Dr. C. S. Ranawat (who operated upon former Prime Minister Mr. A. B. Vajpayee) and has undergone super specialty trainings in joint replacement at USA, U.K., Australia, Singapore, France, Germany and S. Korea, AIIMS Delhi, Hinduja Hospital Mumbai and several other leading hospitals in India and abroad. Dr. Wadhwa is responsible for launching FIRST DIGITAL ORTHO SUITE in Asia Pacific inaugurated by Hon’ble Chief Minister of Punjab.

He has to his credit the launch of 30 years knee concept & Personal fit joint replacement in India & the Launch of high flexion knee & hip replacement, computer & CT based surgeries,  shoulder, elbow & finger Joint replacements  in North India.


Having performed over 20,000+ joint replacement surgeries over the last 15 years, he is credited with performing the highest number of joints replacements surgeries, a feat recognized by Limca Book of World Records.

Limca Book Of Records:

  • Highest number of (438) joint replacements done by a single surgeon in a month (31 days)
  • Highest number of (140) Joint Replacement in a week (7 days) by a single surgeon
  • Fastest 1000 Joint Replacements (1001 in 82 days) by a single surgeon

Designer surgeon for latest concept Knee implants & knee instrumentation for international.

Adding to his cap is another feather- the prestigious Pioneers Times of India Award for outstanding achievement in the field of medical sciences which he received twice and to continue the tradition is his latest listing in the Hindustan Times “Czars of the North 2015”  which was conferred upon him by Deputy CM Punjab

He is the recipient of several prestigious awards for his outstanding contribution in the field of orthopaedics and has been honored with “Man of the Year” award by American Biographical Institute, USA, “Rashtriya Rattan Award” and the premier “Rajiv Gandhi Shiromani Award”. His name also finds a mention in “Contemporary World Who’s Who” list.  He has also received the ‘Best Doctor Award’ by the senior citizens association, Manimajra, Chandigarh and “Chairman’s Award” as League Extra-ordinaire from Max India. Dr Wadhwa has been felicitated by former President of India, Pratibha Patil for handling complex knee and hip replacement surgery of euthanasia petitioner Seema Sood in July 2008.

He is an active member of several professional bodies, and has participated in numerous national and international forums. He has a number of national and international publications to his credit.  He is Faculty of Johnson & Johnson, Smith & Nephew & AO International and has presented as guest speaker in various national and international meetings.