Knee & Hip Replacement
Dr. Tarun Bhargava
Dr. Bhargava was raised in Wichita, KS. He attended the University of Kansas where he graduated with honors. He then attended medical school at the University of Kansas. Dr. Bhargava did his residency at the University of Kansas in Wichita. He completed his education with advanced training in knee and hip replacement at Johns Hopkins under the tutelage of Dr. David Hungerford, one of the fathers of total joint replacement, as well as Dr. Marc Hungerford and Dr. Harpal Khanuja.
Dr. Bhargava was the first fellowship trained hip surgeon to perform the minimally invasive direct anterior hip replacement in Kansas. He has been performing these since 2007 and to date has done over 2,500. He is very active in teaching this procedure nationally and internationally, as well as teaching total knee and revision knee techniques. Dr. Bhargava practices out of MAO’s East Wichita location.
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD — Fellowship
University of Kansas, Wichita, KS — Orthopedic Residency
University of Kansas School of Medicine — Doctor of Medicine
University of Kansas — BS Honors in Biology
Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon
Kansas Orthopaedic Society
Mid-Central States Orthopaedic Society — Served as President in 2017
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS)
You have been issued a knee brace at your pre-operative knee surgery visit with Dr. Bhargava. When you wake up from surgery you will have the knee brace on your operative leg. You will keep this brace on for the entire night immediately following surgery. The brace may be removed the next morning. The brace will be re-applied just prior to your 1st Physical Therapy session on post-op day 1. This is done in an effort to provide you will more stability. Leg weakness and instability are common side effects from the nerve block you will receive that helps with post-operative pain.
You have been issued a pair of Support Stockings at your pre-operative surgery visit with Dr. Bhargava. Please bring them to the hospital on your surgery day. If they have not been put on at the hospital, you may apply the stockings to both legs when you get home from the hospital. The stockings are worn to help decrease swelling, as well as for blood clot prevention. It is recommended that you wear the stockings as much as tolerated for 2 weeks following surgery. It is recommended you use the stocking on the Operative leg for a total of 6 weeks. You may take them off at night and for bathing/ showering and also to wash the stockings. If the stockings become too uncomfortable, or cause any skin breakdown you should stop wearing them.