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Dhanur Damodar, M.D.


Sports Medicine, Hip & Shoulder Surgery

Dr. Dhanur Damodar is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon with a subspecialty interest in complex knee and shoulder, hip preservation and arthroscopy, sports medicine, and cartilage repair. Upon completing his fellowship training, he gained advanced experience in performing the most leading-edge and minimally invasive surgical procedures. 

Dr. Damodar has a specific interest in arthroscopic reconstruction of the hip, shoulder, and knee, including ligament repair and reconstruction, cartilage repair and restoration, rotator cuff repair and shoulder stabilization, arthroscopic hip labral preservation, and joint replacement of the shoulder. Born and raised abroad in both India and Hong Kong, he settled in Louisville, Kentucky, where he graduated from a math-science-technology magnet school. Dr. Damodar earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles and his medical degree at the Keck School of Medicine of USC.

In his years at the University of Southern California, Dr. Damodar was recognized as the top of his class and was involved with teaching and educating other students. He then completed his residency training at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital, the fourth largest hospital in America and home to the world-renowned Ryder Trauma Center. Here, he received world-class training in orthopedic trauma and fracture care, sports medicine, and joint replacement. He was elected as chief resident and helped with recruitment and alumni relations.

Dr. Damodar finished an advanced year of training in a sports medicine fellowship for knee surgery, hip preservation, and open shoulder reconstruction at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush in Chicago. Rush University is widely considered to be amongst the top three sports medicine fellowships in the world and is routinely recognized as an orthopedic center of excellence. During his time at Rush University, Dr. Damodar was trained by world leaders in sports medicine and was taught the most leading-edge surgical and nonsurgical techniques. 

In his practice, Dr. Damodar ensures that his patients receive the best and most effective treatment, even if that means nonsurgical care. In fact, he is able to help the majority of his patients through their ailments with nonsurgical methods. Having served as a team physician at high school, collegiate, and professional levels, Dr. Damodar's goal is to treat each patient as thoughtfully as he would treat his own family member. 

Dr. Damodar feels strongly that communication and patient education are critically important to excellent medical care. He has taken care of several of his own family members after orthopedic procedures and understands the challenges faced by caretakers and family. 

In his free time, Dr. Damodar enjoys spending time with his wife and family. He is excited to explore the area with his wife, who is a Pacific Northwest native. He also enjoys basketball, golf, tennis, hiking, biking, and traveling. 

Dr. Damodar sees patients suffering from hip, knee, and shoulder ailments and sports-related issues at Rebound Orthopedics & Neurosurgery in Vancouver at Vancouver and Salmon Creek and in Portland at Rose Quarter.


    Education & Training

    • Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences: University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
    • Doctor of Medicine: Keck School of Medicine of USC, Los Angeles, CA
    • Orthopedic Surgery Internship: University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, FL
    • Orthopedic Surgery Residency: University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, FL
    • Sports Medicine, Hip, and Shoulder Surgery: Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, Chicago, IL

    Professional Associations

    • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
    • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
    • American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons
    • The Arthroscopy Association of North America

    Hospital Affiliations

    • PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center
    • Southwest Washington Regional Surgery Center
    • Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center

    Team Affiliations

    • Portland Trail Blazers National Basketball Association (NBA)
    • Chicago Bulls National Basketball Association (NBA)
    • Chicago White Sox Major League Baseball (MLB)
    • DePaul Blue Demons College Basketball
    • Chicago Steel Semi-Pro Hockey
    • University of Miami Hurricanes, Football
    • Miami Marlins Major League Baseball (MLB)

    Surgical & Nonsurgical Procedures

    • Hip — Arthroscopic Labral Repair, Acetabuloplasty, Femoroplasty, and Capsular Repair 
    • Hip — Open Gluteus Medius/Minimus Repair
    • Hip — Open Proximal Hamstring Repair 
    • Shoulder — Arthroscopic and Open Rotator Cuff Repair (Primary and Revision) 
    • Shoulder — Arthroscopic Distal Clavicle Excision (Primary and Revision) 
    • Shoulder — Arthroscopic and Open Biceps Tenodesis (Primary and Revision) 
    • Shoulder — Arthroscopic Labral Repair (Stabilization) 
    • Shoulder — Arthroscopic Capsular Release 
    • Shoulder — Total Shoulder Arthroplasty 
    • Shoulder — Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty 
    • Shoulder — Open Latarjet Coracoid Transfer (Instability) 
    • Shoulder — Open Pectoralis Repair 
    • Shoulder — Clavicle Fracture Open Reduction Internal Fixation 
    • Shoulder — Proximal Humerus Fracture Open Reduction Internal Fixation 
    • Knee — Arthroscopic Meniscus Surgery/Repair (Primary and Revision) 
    • Knee — Arthroscopic Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction (Primary and Revision) 
    • Knee — Arthroscopic Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Reconstruction 
    • Knee — Arthroscopic and Open Multi-Ligament Knee Reconstruction 
    • Knee — MCL, LCL, or Posterolateral Corner Reconstruction 
    • Knee — Subchondroplasty®
    • Knee — Illiotibial Band Tenodesis (ITB Tenodesis) 
    • Knee — Arthroscopic or Open Osteochondritis Dissecans (OCD) Fixation 
    • Knee — Osteochondral Autograft (OATS) – Cartilage Restoration
    • Knee — Osteochondral Allograft (OCA or OAG) – Cartilage Restoration
    • Knee — Arthroscopic-Assisted Meniscus Transplant
    • Knee — Medial Patellofemoral Ligament (MPFL) Reconstruction
    • Knee — Tibial Tubercle Osteotomy (TTO)
    • Knee — Patellar Tendon Repair
    • Knee — Quadriceps Tendon Repair
    • Knee — Patella Fracture Open Reduction Internal Fixation
    • Fracture Open Reduction Internal Fixation  
    • Orthobiologics
    • Corticosteroid Injections 
    • Hyaluronic Acid (HA) Injections 
    • Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate Injections 
    • Ultrasound-Guided Hip and Shoulder Injections
    • Rebound Orthopedics Vancouver

      Physicians' Pavilion
      200 Northeast Mother Joseph Place, Suite 110
      Vancouver, WA 98664

      Orthopedics, Physiatry, and Hand Therapy:  Suite 110
      Neurosurgery:  Suite 300
      Total Joint Center:  Suite 305

    • Rebound Rose Quarter

      Clinic Address:
      One North Center Court Street, Suite 110
      Portland, OR 97227

      Parking Address:
      100 North Drexler Drive
      Portland, OR 97227

    • Rebound Salmon Creek

      Medical Office Building A
      2121 Northeast 139th Street, Suite 300
      Vancouver, WA 98686

      Orthopedics, Neurosurgery, and Physiatry:  Suite 300
      Physical Therapy and Hand Therapy:  Suite 325