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Sameer Naranje

Associate Professor

Areas of Interest
adult hip and knee replacement surgery, geriatric and periprosthetic fracture care


Dr. Sameer Mahadeorao Naranje is an Associate Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at UAB. His clinical interests include adult hip and knee disorders, arthritis and fracture care. He specializes in hip and knee surgery including total hip and knee replacement, partial knee replacement and revision hip and knee replacement. Dr. Naranje utilizes less-invasive surgical techniques and speedy recovery programs. He is currently director of fracture fragility care program at UAB which involves comprehensive care of geriatric patients who have fractures related to osteoporosis. He is active in joint and bone research and has published in numerous peer-reviewed journals and textbooks. Dr. Naranje is also an editorial board member /reviewer for many reputed orthopaedic journals. Dr. Naranje has completed his adult hip and knee reconstruction fellowship at University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. He has also completed advanced orthopaedic surgery training at Campbell Clinic, UAB and AIIMS, New Delhi after earning his medical degree from Government Medical College, Nagpur, India. He is a member of multiple professional societies in orthopaedics including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (Glasgow, UK). His clinical research work has been presented and recognized internationally in multiple conferences. He has extensive experience in teaching medical students, residents and medical staff during his multiple years of clinical practice and fellowship training.

Selected Publications

Naranje S, Lendway L, Mehle S, Gioe TJ. Does operative time affect infection rate in primary total knee arthroplasty? Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2015 Jan;473(1):64-9. doi: 10.1007/s11999-014-3628-4. PubMed PMID: 24740318; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4390911.

Naranje S, Mittal R, Nag H, Sharma R. Arthroscopic and magnetic resonance imaging evaluation of meniscus lesions in the chronic anterior cruciate ligament-deficient knee. Arthroscopy. 2008 Sep;24(9):1045-51. doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2008.03.008. PubMed PMID: 18760213.

Naranje S, Shamshery P, Yadav CS, Gupta V, Nag HL. Digastric trochanteric flip osteotomy and surgical dislocation of hip in the management of acetabular fractures. Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2010 Jan;130(1):93-101. doi: 10.1007/s00402-009-0873-1. PubMed PMID: 19373481.

Morey VM, Nag HL, Chowdhury B, Sankineani SR, Naranje SM. A prospective comparative study of clinical and functional outcomes between anatomic double-bundle and single-bundle hamstring grafts for arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Int J Surg. 2015 Sep;21:162-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ijsu.2015.07.699. PubMed PMID: 26253848.

Cheng EY, Naranje SM, Ritenour ER. Radiation dosimetry of intraoperative cone-beam compared with conventional CT for radiofrequency ablation of osteoid osteoma. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014 May 7;96(9):735-42. doi:10.2106/JBJS.M.00874. PubMed PMID: 24806010.

Naranje S, Sezo N, Trikha V, Kancherla R, Rijal L, Jha R. Simultaneous bilateral femoral neck stress fractures in a young military cadet: a rare case report. Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol. 2012 Nov;22 Suppl 1:103-6. doi: 10.1007/s00590-011-0864-0. PubMed PMID: 26662758.

Naranje S, Mittal R. Cirsoid aneurysm of the synovium of the knee: a very rare pathology. Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2009 Aug;129(8):1081-3. doi: 10.1007/s00402-008-0759-7. PubMed PMID: 18818935

Naranje S, Kelly DM, Sawyer JR. A Systematic Approach to the Evaluation of a Limping Child. Am Fam Physician. 2015 Nov 15;92(10):908-16. PubMed PMID: 26554284.

Naranje SM, Erali RA, Warner WC Jr, Sawyer JR, Kelly DM. Epidemiology of Pediatric Fractures Presenting to Emergency Departments in the United States. J Pediatr Orthop. 2016 Jun;36(4):e45-8. doi: 10.1097/BPO.0000000000000595. PubMed PMID: 26177059.


Medical School
Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, India

All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India


University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
Orthopaedic Adult Reconstruction

University of Tennesseeā€”Campbell Clinic, Memphis
Orthopaedic Surgery

University of Alabama, Birmingham
Orthopaedic Surgery


Campus Address
UAB Highlands, Room 226

(205) 930-8339


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