Dr Pranjal Kodkani specialises in the field of arthroscopic surgeries predominantly for management of sports injuries. He has furthered the specialty to take it to the next level of 'joint preservation'. The concept of 'joint preservation' was pioneered and introduced in India by Dr Kodkani as a number of athletes following an injury suffer from degeneration of joints at a young age. These cannot be subjected to a joint replacement surgery. 'Joint preservation' as a concept helps to preserve the normal joint by avoiding a joint replacement surgery at the same time restoring a pain free normal function to it. Cartilage defects of joints can therefore be managed by these joint preservation procedures to avoid a joint replacement.