Profile Summary

Medical Qualification:  M.S. (Ortho), DNB (Ortho) 

Years of experience:  27 years  

Areas of expertise: 

  • Special interest is Paediatric Hand and Upper Limb disorders
  • Secondary surgeries for Obstetrical brachial plexus lesions is  her  forte   
  • Club feet  
  • DDH and other paediatric hip disorders 
  • Neuromuscular disorders like Cerebral palsy, MMC, etc. 
  • Arthrogryposis  
  • Angular deformities  
  • Infective sequelae 
  • Metabolic disorders 
  • Foot and ankle problems 
  • Paediatric fractures  
  • Knee disorders  


Dr. Rujuta Mehta is practicing exclusively Paediatric Orthopaedics for the past 27 years. She treats the entire range viz. congenital and acquired disorders of the Musculo -a skeletal system in children.   She has also pursued fellowships in USA and Japan.  She has a patient-centric attitude and is known for clear and precise decisions and outcomes. She has been a leading faculty at various national and international forums and is renowned for her organizational efforts. She is compassionate and dedicated to patient care. She has been and teacher and examiner for many years and practically trained several generations of young paedipods all across India with 4 fellowships under her tutelage at B. J. Wadia Hospital for Children. She heads the Department of Paediatric Orthopaedics at the Bai Jerbai Wadia Hospital for Children for 24 years. She is the President of the Asia Pacific woman’s advocacy section (WAVES) and founder and Chair of WOICE (Women Orthos of IOA Collective Empowerment) 1st woman to be on the executive committee of the Paediatric orthopedic society of India and Bombay Orthopaedic Society, Secretary 2018-2020 and Vice President 2021-22, and IOA Education Committee. 

Awards & Publications:


  • SICOT international award for Women in Orthopaedics in Hong Kong 2008.Paediatric Orthopaedics 
  • Featured In Top 20 women achievers in Modern Medicine  
  • Marcella Uribe Zamudio award  
  • Joy Patankar Gold Medal-IOA 2017 
  • Masalawala best paper award of Bombay Orthopaedic Society 2004 and 2015, POSI best paper Award 2005
  • Veteran Surgeons Forum oration
  • Editorial Board member JPO B, JOIO, Malaysian Journal of Paediatric Orthopaedics. IJPO

Guest Editor:

  • Special Issue on Paediatric Orthopedics – Paediatric Clinics of India 2008
  •  Section editor Paediatric Orthopaedics  - Algorithms In Paediatrics
  •  Contribution to  Section Editor for ‘Infections of Musculoskeletal System’: Infectious Disease Atlas of Indian Association of Paediatricians 2013
  • Anniversary Issue IJPO –Indian Journal Of Paediatric Orthopaedics-Radial Club Hand Guest Editor
  •  Special edition Lead Guest Editor Journal Of Foot and Ankle Surgery Asia Pacific .- Dediated issue on Club Foot July 2021
  • Special Issue on DDH lead Guest editor – Journal Of Indian Orthopaedic Association Jan 2022 issue


Book Chapters:

  • B.B. Joshi’s Text Book of Congenital Hand Anomalies- Ulnar Hemimelia: pathogenesis, clinical features, treatment and Rehabilitation
  • Congenital Anomalies –Dr G S Kulkarni’s Text Book.Text Book of Orthopaedics and Trauma – Jaypee brothers,2nd  edition 2008. ISBN 978-81-8448-242-3., revised in 2014
  • Genetics In Paediatric Orthopaedics. Dr G S Kulkarni’s Textbook. Chap 354. Text Book of Orthopaedics and Trauma – Jaypee brothers,2nd edition 2008. ISBN 978-81-8448-242-3. Revised in 2014
  •  Streeter’sDysplasia.-Dr GS Kulkarni’s Text Book.ISBN978-81-8448-242-3.Revised in 2014
  •  Radial Club Hand – management: Dr G S Kulkarni’s Text Book. ISBN 978-81-8448-242-3.Revised in 2014
  •  A chapter titled ‘Clubfoot Treatment: Current Concepts’ in Algorithms in Paediatrics. VasudevAS, Shah NK Eds, New Delhi: Jaypee Brothers 2017, ISBN:978-93-5152-160
  • Chapter Titled “DDH – diagnosis and management “in Algorithms in Paediatrics. VasudevAS, Shah NK Eds, New Delhi: Jaypee Brothers 2017, ISBN:978-93-5152-160-0

Invited articles: 

  • Management of Obstetric Brachial Plexus Injuries –What’s out? What’s in?

           POSITIVE –quarterly News Letter of The Paediatric Orthopaedic Society of India. April 2003

  • Current concepts: fracture neck femur in children-MOA Journal 2009 Oct issue.  Osteotomies around the knee in children- Publication of Deformity correction conference for osteotomies of the Knee – update Jaslok April 2010
  • Current Concepts In Orthopedic Practice - Role of Muscle Transfers in OBPP. September 2015. (International)

International Publications:

  • Use of UMEX fixator cum Distractor for primary and secondary treatment of Radial Club Hand with Ulnar Based Bilobed Flap;   Scientific Transactions of Combined Congress APFFSH August 2000.Pg.136-138
  •  Innovations article: New method of graft fixation for T.M. jt ankylosis Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Jan 2001
  • Analysis of over 200 consecutive cases of adult posttraumatic Brachial Plexus Injury treated by one surgeon in one hospital from 1994 to 2004.Scientific transactions IFFSH Budapest  June 2004
  • A 5-year follow-up of the modified Treatment of Radial Club Hand–with External Fixator cum Distractor and a Bilobed Flap  Journal of Japanese Paediatric Orthopaedic Association November 2004
  • Gap Non-Union In Osteogenesis Imperfecta: Role Of Maternal Fibular Graft’ : A Case Report. Journal Of Injury. Vol 4 Jan 2005 pg 231-236
  • .Benign juvenile hemangioma—a case report. Acta Orthopaedica, Volume 77, Number 1, February 2006, pp. 171-173(3)Publisher: Taylor and Francis Ltd.
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of Clubfoot Correction during Ponseti Technique-:Original Article:J Pediatr Ortho(A).Vol 27,No8 Dec 2007
  •  Treatment of radial dysplasia by a combination of distraction, radicalisation and a bilobed flap – the results at long term follow up - Journal of Hand Surgery (European Volume) 2008; 33; 616
  • “Clinical outcome of shoulder muscle transfers for shoulder deformities in obstetric brachial plexus palsy: A study of 150 cases.” Ind J Plast Surg 2011; Jan 44(1):21-8
  •   An approach to the supraclavicular and infraclavicular aspects of the brachial plexus. Tech Hand Up Extrem Surg. 2011 Sep;15(3):188-97. PubMed PMID: 21869653
  •  Obstetric brachial plexus injury.Indian J Plast Surg. 2011 Sep;44(3):380-9. doi: 10.4103/0970-0358.90805
  •  Habitual anterior dislocation of the hip in cerebral palsy: a case report. J Pediatric Orthopaedics - B 2012;21(3):248-51
  • The outcome of Jarcho-Levin syndrome treated with a functional latissimus dorsi flap - A series of three cases.Indian J Plast Surg. 2012 Jan;45(1):40-4. doi:       10.4103/0970-0358.96582
  •  Unfavourable results in pollicisation.Indian J Plast Surg. 2013 May;46(2):303-311
  • Loeys-Dietz syndrome with bilateral radial head dislocations.  J Orthopaedic Surgery 2013;21(2)
  • Results of fibula grafting in Gap non-unions in children. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2013;95:e56(1-6)
  • Shah IP, Yadav A, Mehta R, Thatte M. Variation of the latissimus dorsi. Indian J Plast Surg 2014;47:453-5
  • Chandane PG, Shah I, Mehta R, Jadhao N. Isolated scapular involvement: an uncommon presentation of childhood tuberculosis. Oxf Med Case Reports. 2016;8:171-175
  • Ghanghurde BA, Mehta R, Ladkat KM,Raut BB,Thatte MR. Distal transfers as a primary treatment in obstetric brachial plexus palsy: A series of 20 cases. J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2016 Oct;41(8):875-81
  • Kailas Sarathy, Rujuta Mehta: Review Of Important articles In Paediatric Orthopaedics. Journal of Clinical Orthoapedics 2017.Jan-June; 2(1):52-55
  • Ghanghurde B, Agashe M, Rustagi T, Rathod C, Mehta R, D'Silva D, Aroojis A. Treatment of unstable hips in children with Ilizarov hip reconstruction: A retrospective analysis of six cases. Paediatric Orthopaedics and Related Sciences. 2017 Jan 1;3(1):23
  • Motwani G, Mehta R, Aroojis A, Vaidya S. Current trends of microorganisms and their sensitivity pattern in paediatric septic arthritis: A prospective study from tertiary care level hospital. Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma. 2017 Mar 31;8(1):89-92
  • Shah I, Uppuluri R, Nene A, Mehta R. Role of Steroids in a Child with Spinal Pre-Extensively Drug Resistant (XDR) Tuberculosis. J Pediatr Neurol. 2017; Doi: 10.1055/s-0036-1597547
  • Mehta RM, Aroojis AJ, Shah A. Treatment of neuromuscular and syndromic (non-idiopathic) clubfeet using the Ponseti method. EPOSNA Abstracts J Child Orthop 2017;11(Supp1):S142-3
  • Shah, Avi & Mehta, Rujuta & Aroojis, Alaric. (2018). The Ponseti method of clubfoot treatment in walking-age children: is it effective? A study of 56 children from 1 to 10 years of age. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics B. 28. 1. 10.1097/BPB.0000000000000562
  • Sandeep Vijaykumar Vaidya, Alaric Aroojis, Rujuta Mehta, Mandar Vikas Agashe, Arjun Dhawale, Ankita Vijay Bansal, Kailash Sarathy, “Short-term results of a new comprehensive protocol for the management of congenital pseudarthrosis of the Tibia”, Indian J Orthop. 2019; 53 (736-744)
  • Aroojis A, Patel M, Shah A, Sarathy K, Vaidya S, Mehta R. Distal femoral extension osteotomy with 900 pediatric condylar locking compression plate and patellar tendon advancement for the correction of crouch gait in cerebral palsy. Indian J Orthop 2019;53:45-52
  • Short-term results of A New Comprehensive Protocol For The Management of Congenital Pseudarthrosis of Tibia: S V Vaidya, Rujuta Mehta, Alaric Aroojis, Ankita Bansal, Mandar Agashe, Kailas Sarathy.- accepted for Publication IJO.2019october issue
  • Profile of Osteoarticular tuberculosis in Children Indian Journal Of Tuberculosis, Ira Shah, N S Shetty, R Mehta  Abhay Nene. Indian Journal Of Tuberculosis 67 (2020) 43-45

National Indexed Journal: 

  • Case report: Hyperparathyroidism due to parathyroid adenoma. Bombay Hospital Journal: July 1995 Vol 37, No.3 pg.561-564
  •  Case report: Adamantinoma Of the tibia.   Bombay Hospital Journal: July 1995 Vol 37, No.3 pg.561-564
  •  Long Term results of single Stage Correction of Congenital Vertical Talus. Journal of Foot and Ankle Society of India Vol 3 Dec 2002 pg 16-171
  • Review article: Current concepts in Obstetric palsy. Bombay Hospital Journal.April 2003.Vol 45 No.2 Pg 320-324
  •  Benign Juvenile Hemangioma: Case Report of an Unusual Presentation. Bombay Hospital Journal.July 2003..Vol 45 No 3.Pg 466-469  
  •  Short-term analysis of healed post-tubercular kyphosis in younger children based on principles of congenital kyphosis .IJO 2012.Vol 46,Issue 2 p. 179 -182 
  • DOI:10.4103/0019-5413.93687



  • Paediatric Orthopaedic Society of India (POSI)
  • Bombay Orthopedic Society (BOS)
  • Maharashtra Orthopaedic Association (MOA)
  • Indian Orthoapedic Association (IOA)
  • IACP
  • IMA, Mumbai West
  • IAP, Mumbai Branch
  • APOA
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