November Featured Author

Sumit Raniga, MBChB, FRACS
Orthopaedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgeon 
Associate Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery 
Director of Translational Shoulder Research Program
Faculty of Medicine & Human Sciences
Macquarie University

From the November issue: What Is the Most Reliable Method of Measuring Glenoid Bone Loss in Anterior Glenohumeral Instability? A Cadaveric Study Comparing Different Measurement Techniques for Glenoid Bone Loss

Podcast: Listen to Dr. Raniga discuss his article in the November issue.


Associate Professor Sumit Raniga is a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) and a subspecialist orthopaedic shoulder and elbow surgeon with three years of dedicated clinical and research fellowships in world renowned centres of excellence. Mentored by preeminent Professors’ Matthias Zumstein (Bern, Switzerland), George Athwal (Ontario, Canada) Graham King (Ontario Canada), and Des Bokor (Sydney, Australia). He is the first and only Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons to be awarded the prestigious Charles S. Neer Award for research in the field of shoulder surgery by the American Shoulder and Elbow Society (ASES) in 2016. Associate Professor Raniga is an academic orthopaedic surgeon with background in molecular medicine and biomechanics. He has established and directs the MQ Health Translational Shoulder Research Program. He leads a multidisciplinary team that enables an intensive collaboration between surgeons, radiologists, physiotherapists, biomechanical engineers, and industry to improve patient outcomes through translational orthopaedic research.

Selected Other Published Work

Arenas-Miquelez A, Liu VK, Cavanagh J, Graham PL, Ferreira LM, Bokor DJ, Athwal GS, Raniga S. Does the Walch type B shoulder have a transverse force couple imbalance? A volumetric analysis of segmented rotator cuff muscles in osteoarthritic shoulders. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2021 Oct;30(10):2344-2354. doi: 10.1016/j.jse.2021.02.005. Epub 2021 Mar 3. PMID: 33675976.

Zumstein MA, Raniga S, Labrinidis A, Eng K, Bain GI, Moor BK. Optimal Lateral Row Anchor Positioning in Posterior-Superior Transosseous Equivalent Rotator Cuff Repair: A Micro-Computed Tomography Study. Orthop J Sports Med. 2016 Nov 22;4(11):2325967116671305. doi: 10.1177/2325967116671305. PMID: 27900336; PMCID: PMC5122170.

Schär MO, Dellenbach S, Pfirrmann CW, Raniga S, Jost B, Zumstein MA. Many Shoulder MRI Findings in Elite Professional Throwing Athletes Resolve After Retirement: A Clinical and Radiographic Study. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2018 Mar;476(3):620-631. doi: 10.1007/s11999.0000000000000042. PMID: 29408833; PMCID: PMC6260028.

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