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ORTHOPAEDICS

OVERVIEW

The Department of Orthopaedics was established at Sri R.L. Jalappa Hospital and Research centre in the year 1988. The Orthopaedic Department provides unparalleled assessment and treatment of the entire musculoskeletal system including bones, joints, muscles, nerves, ligaments and tendons.         

MISSION

To provide the best musculoskeletal care to the patients
To meet the needs of the society by quality training of undergraduates and postgraduates
To conduct research on priority orthopaedics problems

TREATMENT & PROCEDURES

Arthroscopy & Arthroplasty

  • Arthroscopic surgery of various joints, sports medicine and arthroplasty.
  • Arthroscopic ligament reconstruction of ACL & PCL, arthroscopic avulsion fracture fixations
  • Arthroscopic stabilization for recurrent dislocation shoulder, Rotator cuff repair and SLAP tears
  • Arthroscopic meniscal surgeries including meniscal repairs
  • Arthroscopic assisted surgery for recurrent dislocation of patella
  • Complex repairs and reconstructions of multi-ligamentous injuries of knee
  • Joint replacement surgeries of hip, knee and shoulder
  • Primary and revision surgery of hip and knee
  • Management of peri prosthetic fracture, prosthetic joint infection

Complex trauma and spine

  • Polytrauma patient management
  • Management of closed and open fractures
  • Management of complications of fractures and dislocations
  • Acetabular fracture fixations
  • Management of ankle & foot injuries and deformities
  • Minimally invasive procedure for intra-articular fractures
  • Limb reconstruction surgeries
  • Backpain management
  • Stabilization of spine fractures
  • Pedicle screw fixation

Hand and Paediatric surgery

  • Treatment and rehabilitation of traumatised wrist, hand and elbow pathologies.
  • All hand and upper limb fracture management
  • Open carpal tunnel release
  • Trigger finger, De Quervain’s tenosynovitis and tennis elbow surgeries
  • Correction of club foot and DDH
  • Deformity correction of lower limb and limb lengthening
  • Tumour resection and limb reconstruction
  • Deformity correction of knee: High tibial osteotomy
  • Osteomyelitis, septic arthritis and their sequelae management

FACILITIE & SERVICES

OPD – Consultation, Minor OT Procedures, Slab And Cast Application, Intra -Articular     Injections

IPD – Inpatient admissions separately for male and female, special wards. Postoperative and surgical intensive care for managing high-risk patients, support of other specialties like cardiology, neurosurgery, plastic surgery in management of polytrauma.

Emergency services – Facilities available for treating polytrauma patients with      multiple    system involvement associated with musculoskeletal injuries which include well equipped emergency department and 3 operation theatres with all advanced equipment.

Infrastructure – Three  operating theatres are equipped with 2 Arthroscopy Instrumentations from Smith & Nephew, Arthrex.

There are 4 C-arms of which two are state of the art German made C-arms.

Operation Theatre is equipped with 8 AO instrumentation sets for carrying out surgeries.

Saw bone models with instrumentation for training in skill lab.

  • UNIT 1 (MON & THU)
  • UNIT 2 (TUE & FRI)
  • UNIT 3 (WED & SAT)
Sl. No.
Name
Designation
1.
Dr. Arun H S
Professor and HOD
2.
Dr. Hariprasad S
Associate Professor
3.
Dr. Sagar V
Associate Professor
4.
Dr. Sriharsha B
Senior Resident
5.
Dr. Sakthikesavan
Senior Resident
Sl. No.
Name
Designation
1.
Dr. Nagakumar JS
Professor and HOU
2.
Dr. Venugopal T
Assistant Professor
3.
Dr. Harsha M
Assistant Professor
4.
Dr. Vinod kumar
Senior Resident
Sl. No.
Name
Designation
1.
Dr. Prabhu E
Professor and HOU
2.
Dr. Arun Prasad
Assistant Professor
3.
Dr. Ajay Kurahatti
Assistant Professor
4.
Dr. Ajay SS
Senior Resident
5.
Dr. Amith Kamath
Senior Resident

EXPLORE STORIES

Break through cases:

CASE1

A 21-YEAR-OLD MALE WITH ALLEGED H/O RTA WITH OPEN TYPE I COMMUNITED DISPLACED RIGHT DISTAL END HUMERUS WITH INTRA-ARTICULAR EXTENSION (OTA 13-C2) TREATED WITH OPEN REDUCTION + INTERNAL FIXATION WITH BICONDYLAR PLATING RIGHT HUMERUS

CASE2 

  • 16 YEAR OLD MALE WITH 3 WEEK OLD NEGLECTED CLOSED LEFT  PROXIMAL HUMERUS FRACTURE ( SALTER-HARRIS TYPE I AND NEER AND HOROWITZ TYPE IV) TREATED WITH OPEN REDUCTION AND INTERNAL FIXATION WITH PHILOS PLATING

CASE3

  • 45 YEAR OLD MALE FOLLOWING ALLEGED HISTORY OF RTA SUSTAINED CLOSED LEFT BI COLUMNAR FRACTURE ACETABULUM WITH IPSILATERAL SUPERIOR PUBIC RAMI FRACTURE, QUADRILATERAL PLATE AND ILIAC WING FRACTURE

CASE4

CASE OF OPEN COMMUNITED RADIAL HEAD FRACTURE

CASE5

INFECTIVE NON UNION BOTH BONE LEG WITH BONE LOSS TREATED WITH ILIZAROV FIXATOR

FAQS

What is orthopaedics?

Orthopaedics  is a medical specialty dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of conditions, disorders, and injuries of the muscles, bones, joints, tendons, ligaments, and nerves. A doctor who specializes in this medical specialty is called an orthopaedic surgeon.

What is arthritis?

The word arthritis literally means “joint inflammation.” Arthritis refers to a group of more than 100 rheumatic diseases and other conditions that cause pain, stiffness, and swelling in joints. Rheumatoid arthritis is a disease that damages the lining surrounding our joints while also destroying our bones, tissue, and joints over time. Osteoarthritis is a progressive condition that slowly damages the cartilage surrounding the ends of bones and is common in the hip, knee, or spine.

What is bursitis?

Bursitis is an inflammation or irritation of a bursa, which is a fluid-filled sac located around joints. Bursitis causes a reduction in or a loss of motion at the affected joint. Bursitis typically occurs in the heel, hip, knee, shoulder, or thumb.

What is cartilage?

Cartilage is a soft, rubbery, gel-like coating on the ends of bones, where they articulate, that protects joints and facilitates movement.

What is a ligament?

A ligament is an elastic band of tissue that connects bone to bone and provides stability to the joint.

 What is a tendon?

A tendon is a band of tissue that connects muscle to bone.

Will I need surgery?

Although orthopedic surgeons are trained and experienced in providing surgery, they do not always prescribe this treatment. Non-surgical options like R.I.C.E. (rest, ice, compression, elevation), casting, physical therapy, and injections can be sufficient in many situations.

Surgical treatment options will vary depending upon your needs and may be used as a last resort. Arthroscopy, joint replacement, ligament reconstruction, fracture repair, and hand surgery are just some of the most common orthopedic surgeries.

How do injections work for orthopedic health issues?

Orthopedic injections aren’t like numbing shots from the dentist or a flu shot. These can be used for relief from pain, stiffness, and inflammation. Some common conditions they treat include arthritis, nerve pain, and tendonitis. Orthopedic injections can even be used to help diagnose health issues

What is arthroscopic surgery?

This surgery is a non-invasive diagnostic and treatment option that is especially popular in sports medicine. The surgeon will make a small incision with thin needles and use special tools to conduct the procedure. You can have this surgery in a hospital or outpatient facility and it usually doesn’t require more than a day.

What do I need to know about joint replacement surgery?

Joint replacement is a surgical procedure, so it is not for those who could benefit more from non-invasive treatments. During this procedure, the orthopedic surgeon will replace the damaged joint with a prosthesis. These can be ceramic, plastic, or metal. Doctors typically recommend joint replacement surgery in cases of debilitating joint pain and damage where lifestyle changes, physical therapy, and injections don’t work.