The musculoskeletal system is responsible for every movement an individual makes; from lifting a finger to running a full sprint, jumping and landing back successfully on ones feet. The ability to perform these movements effortlessly and gracefully has a huge influence over our quality of life.

Initially born as a field of medicine dealing with correction of deformities in children, orthopedics over the years has grown into a multidisciplinary science designed to tackle a wide range of ailments ranging from sports injuries to degenerative as well as congenital disorders. Our department inculcates in its practice every possible step to allow easy and active mobilization of patients.

Equipped with the state of the art modern theatres, meticulous research to regularly update all aspects of our management strategies, coupled with the dynamic leadership of our faculty leaves no stone unturned in delivering personalized care to our patients.

We have an efficient physiotherapy department working in close concordance with our department to optimize our health care services, and also a range of specialized clinic to cater to our patient needs better, which includes a knee clinic, sports medicine clinic and CTEV clinic.

Excellence in patient care, research and education is the overall goal of our department of Orthopedics. Since its inception, the department has provided general orthopedics and trauma services. The department is recognized in the region for the quality of its services. It has established itself as a referral centre for all kinds of traumatic and non-traumatic problems. In addition to general orthopedics, the department has a faculty which specializes in the field of joint replacement, sports medicine, pediatric orthopedics, spine surgery and treatment of complex trauma, arthroscopic surgery, all being practiced with excellent results. Department also has attached, well equipped physiotherapy and occupational therapy units staffed by highly trained and qualified personnel. The department is headed by Prof.Dr.T.M.Jose.

Services
  • The department of orthopedics caters to about 200 out patients daily and has an indoor strength of 130 not including beds in emergency and private wards.
  • Three well equipped operation theaters for orthopedic surgeries.
  • Equipped with all modern gadgets like

  • Image intensifier
  • Anterior and posterior spinal instruments sets.
  • Most modern instruments for management of skeletal trauma such as
    • AO instrumentation
    • Interlocking nail systems
    • Pneumatic and electric drill system
    • Arthroscopy instrumentation for arthroscopy of all major joints.
    • Joint replacement instrumentation.
    Post graduate teaching program

    We aim to provide comprehensive knowledge and training of the subject to post graduates. Also provide an opportunity to the trainees to develop skills and promote the strong desire to reach for excellence in the subject by conducting routine post graduate classes.

    Advanced services offered
    • Joint replacement surgeries
    • Knee joint arthroscopies
    • Spinal surgeries
    • Pediatric surgery
    Departmental extensional activities in areas of research
  • Mechanical research of pull out strength and breakage of implants.
  • Minimally invasive surgery.
  • Newer implants including biodegradable implants for fracture fixation.
  • Role of antibiotic coated implants in infective non unions of long bones.
  • Future plans of the department
  • Development of musculoskeletal tumor unit.
  • Setting up facilities for damage control orthopedics and dedicated orthopedic ICU.
  • Conducting post graduate training courses.
  • Conducting workshops and trauma courses.
  • Publication in national, international peer reviewed journals.
  • Organizing community camps.
History

This department was previously headed by Prof. Dr. K.C.Vishwanathan and Prof. Dr. Ramachandran.

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