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Raj Rangarajan, MD

Orthopedics


Marshfield Medical Center - Beaver Dam - Institute for Movement & Orthopedics

705 S. University Ave. Suite 150 Beaver Dam WI 53916
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Phone: 920-219-4009

Fax: 920-219-9709

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Patient Care Philosophy

“I truly enjoy working with people, and I believe it’s important to take the time to really listen to my patients and figure out exactly why they’ve taken the time out of their day to see me. I want everyone to leave their appointments knowing exactly what our plan is going forward.”

“Having grown up in Fond du Lac, I’m a Wisconsin boy at heart and really wanted to be back home near my family and friends, so practicing in Beaver Dam has a lot of appeal. With the integration of Marshfield Clinic Health System and Beaver Dam Community Hospital, this feels like a great place to be right now.”

- Dr. Raj Rangarajan

Area of Specialty

“I’ve always enjoyed the idea of being able to identify a problem, think creatively and deliver a solution that improves the lives of my patients. I’m fellowship trained in shoulder and elbow surgery, and I’m very excited to be able to provide that advanced level of care to a community just like my hometown.”

Personal Interests

“I enjoy a lot of outdoor activities like golfing, hiking, and biking as well as other types of exercise like lifting weights and playing basketball. I’m an avid Wisconsin sports fan and love to talk about the latest Packers, Badgers, Brewers, and Bucks news!”

 

Education

  • B.S. in Biochemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
  • M.D., University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI
  • Residency, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, Kansas City, MO
  • Fellowship, Sports Medicine, Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute, Los Angeles, CA

Procedures and Conditions Treated

  • Glenohumeral arthritis (stemless/bone-preserving total shoulder replacement using 3D-printed patient-specific guides)
  • Rotator cuff tear arthropathy (reverse total shoulder replacement using 3D-printed patient-specific guides)
  • Failed, painful or infected total shoulder replacement (one- and two-stage revision shoulder arthroplasty including the use of 3D-printed patient-specific metal glenoid implants for glenoid bone loss)
  • Shoulder instability and dislocations (arthroscopic  stabilization with labral repair/capsulorrhaphy/remplissage or open treatment with Laterjet/coracoid process transfer or distal tibial plafond allograft for anterior glenoid deficiency)
  • Acute or chronic acromioclavicular (AC) joint injuries (open reconstruction) 
  • Shoulder trauma (acute fracture fixation including humerus/clavicle/scapula fractures, operative treatment of symptomatic malunions or nonunions, revision of failed fixation, reverse total shoulder arthroplasty for proximal humeral fractures)
  • Rotator cuff tears (arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, revision rotator cuff repair, superior capsular reconstruction or tendon transfer procedures for irreparable tears)
  • Adhesive capsulitis/frozen shoulder (nonoperative management and arthroscopic treatment) 
  • Elbow arthritis (elbow arthroscopy with extensive debridement and osteophyte removal using dynamic 3D-printed patient-specific models for preoperative planning, total elbow replacement, radial head resection, anconeus myoplasty, radial head replacement)
  • Failed, painful or infected total elbow or radial head replacement (revision total elbow or radial head replacement)
  • Elbow trauma and dislocations (fracture fixation,  ligament repair or reconstruction with or without tendon graft, radial head replacement, total elbow replacement for acute distal humeral fractures)
  • Medial and lateral epicondylitis (nonoperative management and arthroscopic or open treatment)
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome (ulnar nerve in situ decompression or anterior subcutaneous transposition)
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome (carpal tunnel release)
  • Trigger finger (A1 pulley release)
  • Finger, distal radius, and forearm fractures (fracture fixation) 
  • Proximal femur/hip fractures (fracture fixation, hip hemiarthroplasty)
  • Femur, patella, tibia, fibula, and ankle fractures (fracture fixation)
  • Patellar tendon and quadriceps tendon ruptures (open reconstruction) 
  • Knee arthroscopy (meniscus repair, partial meniscectomy, ACL reconstruction with autograft or allograft tendon)