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Dr. Vikram "Vik" Chatrath, MD

Dr. Vikram "Vik" Chatrath, MD

Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

accepting new patients

Offers Telehealth

Willis Knighton Physician Network


Willis Knighton Orthopedics Bossier

2449 Hospital Drive
Suite 200
Bossier City , LA 71111

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8:00am - 4:30pm
8:00am - 4:30pm
8:00am - 4:30pm
8:00am - 4:30pm
8:00am - 4:30pm
Willis Knighton Orthopedics Bossier

Willis Knighton Orthopedics Ruston

2313 Commons Court
Suite 5
Ruston , LA 71270

About Me

Following medical training in his native India where he received numerous awards for his academic performance, Vikram “Vik” Chatrath, MD, moved to Canada to work with pioneering surgeons in the fields of trauma surgery and joint replacement. His academic work early in his career included authorship of book chapters and research papers, and also teaching residents who were in training. He is board certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. At Willis-Knighton, Dr. Chatrath serves as the Medical Director of the Joint Replacement Program.

At Bossier Orthopedics, Dr. Chatrath today provides his patients with advanced precision techniques in orthopedics, assuring that surgeries are custom planned for each patient. 

His philosophy of care focuses on treating patients as he would his own family members. He takes time with each patient to assure that they fully understand their options and that they know what to expect from procedures. 

While he treats patients of all ages, including children, Dr. Chatrath has unique expertise in treating senior adults who require hip, knee and shoulder care or joint replacement. Many procedures that he offers allow patients to recover quickly and enjoy a normal life again. 

During hours outside the clinic, Dr. Chatrath enjoys spending time with his family, reading and cycling. He feels that his experience with his own young children allows him to relate well to younger patients and their parents.


Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine

University of Ottawa

The University of Western Ontario

Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru Medical College

Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College

Medical School:
Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru Medical College

Board Certifications

Orthopedic Surgery, Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons

Insurances Accepted

  • AARP Medicare Supplemental Plans
  • Aetna
  • Aetna Better Health of Louisiana
  • Aetna Coventry Advantra Louisiana
  • Aetna Coventry Medicare Dual Preferred
  • Aetna Medicare Freedom PPO
  • Amerihealth Caritas Louisiana
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO Preferred Care
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield Federal Employees
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Louisiana - HMO Louisiana
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Louisiana - Medicare Advantage
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield OGB
  • Cigna HealthCare
  • Coventry Health Care (Aetna)
  • First Health
  • GEHA (Government Employees Health Association)
  • Gilsbar
  • Health Plus of Louisiana
  • Healthy Blue
  • Humana
  • Humana Choice PPO
  • Humana Gold Plus SNP Dual Eligible
  • IMA of Louisiana
  • Louisiana Healthcare Connections
  • Louisiana Medicaid
  • Louisiana Medicaid CHIP
  • Mail Handler's Benefit Plan (Aetna)
  • Medicare Railroad
  • Medicare Traditional Part B
  • Multiplan
  • Mutual of Omaha Supplemental Plans
  • Novasys Health
  • People's Health
  • PHCS (Private Healthcare Systems / Multiplan)
  • PPO Plus
  • Tricare for Life
  • Tricare Prime
  • Tricare Select / Standard
  • UMR (United Healthcare)
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Dual Complete
  • Vantage Health Plans – Commercial & Medicare Advantage
  • Workers Compensation
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Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendon Injuries
  • Acromioclavicular (AC) Joint Arthritis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries in Women
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tear (ACL Tear)
  • Avascular Necrosis (Osteonecrosis) of the Hip
  • Avascular Necrosis (Osteonecrosis) of the Knee
  • Baker's Cyst
  • Biceps Tendon Tear (at the Shoulder)
  • Biceps Tendonitis
  • Biceps Tendonitis (at the Elbow)
  • Bursitis of the Hip (Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Bursitis of the Knee (Pes Anserine Bursitis)
  • Calcific Tendinitis of the Shoulder (Degenerative Calcification)
  • Calcific Tendinitis of the Shoulder (Reactive Calcification)
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Clavicle Fracture (Broken Collarbone)
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • De Quervain's Tenosynovitis
  • Distal Radius Fracture (Broken Wrist)
  • Distal Radius Fracture Repair with Volar Plate
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI)
  • Femur Fractures
  • Femur Fractures in Children
  • Finger Dislocation
  • Finger Fracture
  • Fracture of the Greater Tuberosity
  • Fracture of the Shoulder Socket (Glenoid Fracture)
  • Fractures of the Hand (Metacarpal Fractures)
  • Fractures of the Shoulder Blade (Scapula)
  • Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis)
  • Ganglion Cysts of the Hand
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Growth Plate Injuries of the Elbow
  • Haglund's Deformity (Retrocalcaneal Bursitis)
  • Hamstring Muscle Injuries
  • High Ankle Sprain (Syndesmosis Ligament Injury)
  • Hill-Sachs Lesion
  • Hip Dislocation
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hyperextension Injury of the Elbow
  • Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS)
  • Inflammatory Arthritis of the Hip
  • Joint Pain
  • Jones Fracture
  • Knee Pain
  • Labral Tear of the Hip (Acetabular Labrum Tear)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Injury
  • Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
  • Lisfranc Injury
  • Loose Bodies in the Hip
  • Medial Apophysitis (Little Leaguer's Elbow)
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Injury
  • Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer's Elbow)
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Mucous Cyst of the Finger (Digital Mucous Cyst)
  • Muscle Strain Injuries of the Hip
  • Muscle Strain Injuries of the Thigh
  • Muscle Strain of the Calf (Gastrocnemius / Soleus Strain)
  • Osgood-Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis of the Hand
  • Osteoarthritis of the Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of the Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of the Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Elbow
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Knee
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Overuse Injuries of the Elbow
  • Patellar Fracture
  • Patellar Tendinitis
  • Patellar Tendon Tear
  • Patellar Tracking Disorder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
  • Peroneal Tendinosis
  • Peroneal Tendonitis (Peroneal Tendinitis)
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction (PTTD)
  • Prepatellar Bursitis (Kneecap Bursitis)
  • Proximal Humerus Fracture (Broken Shoulder)
  • Quadriceps Tendon Tear
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) of the Shoulder
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacroiliac Joint Pain
  • Scaphoid Fractures
  • Septic Arthritis (of the Knee)
  • Shin Splints (Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome)
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Pain
  • SLAP Tear (Superior Labrum from Anterior to Posterior Tear)
  • Snapping Hip
  • Snapping Scapula Syndrome
  • Supracondylar Femoral Fracture
  • Talus Fracture
  • Throwing Injuries of the Elbow
  • Thumb Arthritis
  • Thumb Sprain (UCL Injury of the Thumb)
  • Tibial Fractures
  • Tibial Plateau Fracture
  • Tibial Spine Fracture
  • Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex (TFCC) Tears
  • Triceps Tendonitis
  • Trigger Digit
  • Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injury
  • Ulnar Nerve Transposition
  • Wrist Sprain
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Procedures Performed

  • Absorbable Antibiotic Bead Treatment for Osteomyelitis
  • Acromioclavicular (AC) Joint Separation Repair
  • Ankle Fracture Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Debridement of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopy (Overview)
  • Articular Cartilage Restoration
  • Aspiration of the Prepatellar Bursa
  • Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation (ACI)
  • Bone Cement Injection
  • Cartilage Repair, Arthroscopically-Assisted Technique (Zimmer® DeNovo® NT Natural Tissue Graft)
  • Cartilage Repair, Open Incision Technique (Zimmer® DeNovo® NT Natural Tissue Graft)
  • Computer-Assisted Hip Replacement Surgery
  • Core Decompression for Avascular Necrosis of the Hip
  • Cubital Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Diagnostic Arthroscopy (Shoulder)
  • Digital Mucous Cyst Excision
  • Distal Radius Fracture Repair with Volar Plate
  • Femoroacetabular Impingement Surgery (Arthroscopic Method)
  • Femoroacetabular Impingement Surgery (Open Method)
  • Femur Fracture Fixation (Dynamic Hip Screw Method)
  • Femur Fracture Fixation (Stryker® Gamma Nail)
  • Femur Fracture Fixation (Surgical Screws Method)
  • Femur Fracture Fixation with Intramedullary Rod
  • Ganglion Cyst Removal
  • Hemiarthroplasty (Bipolar Prosthesis)
  • Hemiarthroplasty (Unipolar Prosthesis)
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Joint Injection (Ultrasound or Fluoroscopic Method)
  • HipInsight System
  • Intracapsular (Glenoid) Injection
  • Jones Fracture Fixation (Intramedullary Screw)
  • Jones Fracture Fixation (Open Reduction and Internal Fixation
  • Loose Body Removal (Knee)
  • MACI® (Autologous Cultured Chondrocytes on a Porcine Collagen Membrane)
  • Medial Epicondylectomy
  • Meniscal Transplant
  • Meniscus Repair (Arthroscopic Technique)
  • Metatarsal Fracture Fixation (Open Reduction and Internal Fixation)
  • Microfracture Drilling Procedure for Isolated Chondral Defect
  • Olecranon Bursa Aspiration
  • ORIF Surgery for Proximal Humerus Fracture
  • Osteotomy of the Knee (High Tibial Osteotomy)
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Partial Knee Replacement (Robotic-Arm Assisted Method)
  • Partial Meniscectomy
  • Patellofemoral Replacement
  • Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision Hip (With Allograft)
  • Revision Hip Surgery
  • Revision Total Knee Replacement
  • Revision Total Knee Replacement (With Tibial Tubercle Osteotomy)
  • Steroid Injection for Knee Pain (Fluoroscopic-Guided Method)
  • Surgery for Patellar Tracking Disorder (Lateral Release and Medial Imbrication Technique)
  • Tibial Osteotomy (Closed Wedge Method)
  • Tibial Osteotomy (Open Wedge Method)
  • Tibial Tubercle Osteotomy (TTO)
  • TightRope™ Fixation for Ankle Syndesmosis
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Hip Replacement (Minimally-Invasive Method, Large-Diameter Bearing)
  • Total Hip Replacement (Minimally-Invasive Method, One Incision)
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement (Computer-Assisted Robotic Knee Replacement)
  • Total Knee Replacement using the ROSA Robotic Knee System
  • Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Trigger Digit Release
  • Unicondylar Knee Resurfacing
  • Viscosupplementation for Arthritis of the Knee
  • ZipTight™ Fixation for Ankle Syndesmosis
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Provider Ratings

5 out of 5

(278 ratings)

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