Sanjeev Bhatia, M.D.

Hip Knee Direct anterior approach Mobile bearing hip Robotic-arm assisted hip Robotic-arm assisted partial knee Partial knee replacement
Cincinnati Sports medicine and Orthopaedic center
10663 Montgomery Rd Cincinnati, OH 45242

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Hospital Affiliation(s)

  • Mercy Hospital - Anderson
  • Jewish Hospital


  • M.D., Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine


  • Orthopaedic Residency, Rush University Medical Center


  • Fellowship, Steadman-Philippon Research Institute & The Steadman Clinic


  • English

About Dr. Bhatia

Director, Hip Arthroscopy and Joint Preservation Center, Cincinnati Sports Medicine Member, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Member, International Cartilage Repair Society Member, Arthroscopy Association of North America Member, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Emerging Leader, American Orthopaedic Association Consulting Team Physician, United States Ski and Snowboard Association

Dr. Sanjeev Bhatia is a board-eligible orthopaedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine and arthroscopic treatment of hip, knee, and shoulder injuries.

Dr. Bhatia brings with him unique experience in repairing and reconstructing hip labral tears, which involves the ring of cartilage that goes around the hip socket. Many athletes—particularly hockey, soccer, and football players, as well as golfers, tennis players and ballet dancers—are at high risk for developing hip labral tears and femoroacetabular impingement, a potential cause of early arthritis. In the past, many of these injuries went undiagnosed and untreated, but thanks to new techniques used by a select group of doctors, including Dr. Bhatia, physicians are able to successfully treat these injuries.

Originally from Milwaukee, WI, Dr. Bhatia attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Northwestern University Medical School. From there, he completed his orthopaedic residency at Rush University Medical Center where he trained under the guidance of some of the country’s leading sports medicine and hip preservation surgeons.

After his training in Chicago, Dr. Bhatia went on to complete a sports medicine and hip arthroscopy fellowship at the renowned Steadman-Philippon Research Institute in Vail, Colorado. As a fellow, Dr. Bhatia gained expertise in the most innovative techniques in hip arthroscopy, complex knee ligament surgery, shoulder instability and rotator cuff repair. He participated in care of athletes from the NHL, NFL, PGA, USTA, and international Olympic teams, among others. Additionally, he provided medical coverage to the United States Ski and Snowboard teams at Vail, Beaver Creek and Copper Mountain, and traveled as a team physician with the US Women’s Ski Team to Switzerland and the US Moguls teams to British Columbia. Dr. Bhatia is currently a consulting team physician for the United States Ski and Snowboard teams.

Dr. Bhatia’s clinical and research interests involve injuries of the hip, knee and shoulder. He has authored over 50 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on topics related to shoulder instability, rotator cuff repair, hip arthroscopy, complex meniscus repair, ACL reconstruction and cartilage restoration. He has presented his research at national and international conferences and has been highlighted in various national media bulletins on the advancement of orthopaedic care. Dr. Bhatia currently serves as an invited reviewer to the American Journal of Sports Medicine.

In addition to his passion for advancing the field of sports medicine, Dr. Bhatia is known for his humility and patient friendly disposition. He aims to treat every patient as he would a member of his own family and believes that improved outcomes are achieved with effective communication, helping patients understand their condition and involving them in the medical decision making process. Dr. Bhatia typically follows a conservative approach in treating his patients, exploring extensive non-surgical treatment options first, followed by application of advanced surgical techniques if necessary, all in an effort to return patients to their previous level of activity and function.

Outside of work, Dr. Bhatia enjoys spending time with his family and friends in addition to tennis, skiing, biking, hiking and photography.


Hip joint replacement is intended for use in individuals with joint disease resulting from degenerative and rheumatoid arthritis, avascular necrosis, fracture of the neck of the femur or functional deformity of the hip.

Knee joint replacement is intended for use in individuals with joint disease resulting from degenerative, rheumatoid and post-traumatic arthritis, and for moderate deformity of the knee. Joint replacement surgery is not appropriate for patients with certain types of infections, any mental or neuromuscular disorder which would create an unacceptable risk of prosthesis instability, prosthesis fixation failure or complications in postoperative care, compromised bone stock, skeletal immaturity, severe instability of the joint, or excessive body weight.

Like any surgery, joint replacement surgery has serious risks which include, but are not limited to, pain, bone fracture, change in the treated leg length (hip), joint stiffness, hip joint fusion, amputation, peripheral neuropathies (nerve damage), circulatory compromise (including deep vein thrombosis (blood clots in the legs)), genitourinary disorders (including kidney failure), gastrointestinal disorders (including paralytic ileus (loss of intestinal digestive movement)), vascular disorders (including thrombus (blood clots), blood loss, or changes in blood pressure or heart rhythm), bronchopulmonary disorders (including emboli, stroke or pneumonia), heart attack, and death.

Implant related risks which may lead to a revision of the implant include dislocation, loosening, fracture, nerve damage, heterotopic bone formation (abnormal bone growth in tissue), wear of the implant, metal sensitivity, soft tissue imbalance, osteolysis (localized progressive bone loss), audible sounds during motion, and reaction to particle debris.

The information presented is for educational purposes only. Speak to your doctor to decide if joint replacement surgery is appropriate for you. Individual results vary and not all patients will return to the same activity level. The lifetime of any joint replacement is limited and depends on several factors like patient weight and activity level. Your doctor will counsel you about strategies to potentially prolong the lifetime of the device, including avoiding high-impact activities, such as running, as well as maintaining a healthy weight. It is important to closely follow your physician’s instructions regarding post-surgery activity, treatment and follow-up care.

Ask your doctor if a joint replacement is right for you.

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Indications: The Scandinavian Total Ankle Replacement (STAR Ankle) is indicated for use as a non-cemented implant to replace a painful arthritic ankle joint due to osteoarthritis, post-traumatic arthritis or rheumatoid arthritis.

Contra-Indications: Active or prior deep infection in the ankle joint or adjacent bones, Skeletal immaturity, Bone stock inadequate to support the device including: Severe osteoporotic or osteopenia condition or other conditions resulting in poor bone quality , Avascular necrosis of the talus, Prior surgery and / or injury that has adversely affected ankle bone quality, Malalignment or severe deformity of involved or adjacent anatomic structures including: Hindfoot or forefoot malalignment precluding plantigrade foot, Significant malalignment of the knee joint. Insufficient ligament support that cannot be repaired with soft tissue stabilization, Neuromuscular disease resulting in lack of normal muscle function about the affected ankle, Lower extremity vascular insufficiency demonstrated by Doppler arterial pressure, Charcot joint or peripheral neuropathy that may lead to Charcot joint of the affected ankle, Prior arthrodesis at the ankle joint , Poor skin and soft tissue quality about the surgical site.

Common Side Effects from Total Ankle Replacement Surgery: For the first two weeks after surgery it is normal to have a moderate amount of pain. You may need to use pain medicine(s). This pain may slowly decrease over time, but it is not unusual to experience some discomfort for up to three months and swelling may continue for up to a year after surgery. Contact your surgeon right away if at any time you notice: Fluid leaking from your wound, Redness around your wound, Pain or swelling that starts suddenly (especially after an ankle twist or fall) or Severe pain after the initial two weeks following your surgery.

The T2 Ankle Arthrodesis Nail is intended for tibiotalocalcaneal arthrodesis (fusion) and to provide stabilization of the hindfoot and ankle including the transverse tarsal joints coupling the mid-foot to the hindfoot. Examples of specific indications include: Post-traumatic or primary arthrosis, previously infected arthrosis (second degree), revision of Failed Ankle arthrodesis, failed Total Ankle Replacement, avascular Necrosis of the Talus (requiring tibiocalcaneal arthrodesis), Neuroarthropathy or Neuromuscular Deformity or other neuromuscular disease with severe deformity or instability of the ankle, rheumatoid arthritis with severe deformity such as rheumatoid hindfoot, osteoarthritis, nonunions or pseudarthrosis of hindfoot and distal tibia, malunited tibial pilon fracture, charcot foot, severe endstage degenerative arthritis, severe defects after tumor resection pantalar arthrodesis.

Contraindications: The physician’s education, training and professional judgement must be relied upon to choose the most appropriate device and treatment. Conditions presenting an increased risk of failure include: any active or suspected latent infection or marked local inflammation in or about the affected area. Compromised vascularity that would inhibit adequate blood supply to the fracture or the operative site. Bone stock compromised by disease, infection or prior implantation that can not provide adequate support and/or fixation of the devices. Material sensitivity, documented or suspected. Obesity. An overweight or obese patient can produce loads on the implant that can lead to failure of the fixation of the device or to failure of the device itself. Patients having inadequate tissue coverage over the operative site. Implant utilization that would interfere with anatomical structures or physiological performance. Any mental or neuromuscular disorder which would create an unacceptable risk of fixation failure or complications in postoperative care. Other medical or surgical conditions which would preclude the potential benefit of surgery. The T2 Ankle Arthrodesis Nail should NOT be used if following conditions are present: tibial malalignment of > 10˚ in any plane, severe vascular deficiency, osteomyelitis or soft tissue infection.

The information presented is for educational purposes only. Stryker is not dispensing medical advice. Please speak to your doctor to decide if joint replacement surgery is right for you. Only your doctor can make the medical judgment which products and treatments are right for your own individual condition. As with any surgery, joint replacement carries certain risks. Your surgeon will explain all the possible complications of the surgery, as well as side effects. Additionally, the lifetime of a joint replacement is not infinite and varies with each individual. Also, each patient will experience a different postoperative activity level, depending on their own individual clinical factors. Your doctor will help counsel you about how to best maintain your activities in order to potentially prolong the lifetime of the device. Such strategies include not engaging in high-impact activities, such as running, as well as maintaining a healthy weight.

CP-AWI-1, 12-2015

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