Orthopedics
Orthopedics

The Department of Orthopaedics at Chettinad Hospital and Research Institute, which was established in 2005, provides expert treatment for all aspects of musculoskeletal ailments through inpatient and day-care surgical care, rehabilitation including orthotics and prosthetics. We have an experienced team of qualified consultants to deal with a broad range of orthopaedic sub-specialties. With an excellent back-up of radiology, pathology, intensive care and rehabilitation departments, the Department of Orthopaedics draws variety of complex cases particularly all types of Joint replacements and Spinal surgeries (i.e. primary, complex and revisions) in significant numbers.

The team is headed by Prof.Dr. Venkatachalam K and comprises of faculty members who are highly qualified, experienced, dedicated, and altruistic. The team is divided into 5 units with postgraduates and intern trainees in each unit to work round the clock

Outpatient

The department of Orthopedics provides outpatient services round the clock on all days. On holidays the services are restricted from 8:30AM to 2:00PM. The dedicated team of doctors attend to all aspects of orthopedics including trauma, joint pathologies, pediatric orthopedics, hand reconstruction and sports medicine.

Inpatient

Inpatient care is facilitated by means of five units providing utmost care to the patients. Patients can choose between general ward, semiprivate room, private rooms, and special suite rooms

Another prime focus of the Department of Orthopaedics is medical education which involves imparting knowledge to undergraduate and postgraduate medical students.

Under graduates are trained by using time tested and novel education methods such as didactic lectures, evidence-based learning, problem based learning, seminar presentation, small group discussion, integrated lectures, bedside clinics, outpatient clinisc, surgical video assisted teaching, skills Lab etc.

Postgraduates are taught through case discussions, theory seminar presentation, journal club presentations. Guest lectures and surgical audits are arranged for these students. They are also encouraged to take classes for the undergraduate students.

The faculty and postgraduates of the department are actively involved in research

Trauma

We have a dedicated team of doctors available round the clock to attend to all aspects of trauma including polytrauma, compound fractures and complex injuries.

Joint Replacements

Our team of dedicated joint replacement surgeons regularly perform arthroplasties in many normal, complex, complicated and revision situations successfully.

Arthroscopy

Our renowned arthroscopy surgeons routinely perform a large number of knee, hip and shoulder arthroscopies; both diagnostic as well as therapeutic which includes complex reconstructions and repairs.

Paediatric Orthopaedics

We provide comprehensive care for complex paediatric orthopaedic hip disorders, deformity correction, developmental disorders, congenital anomalies of the musculoskeletal system and neuromuscular disorders.

Hand Surgery

The whole gamut of hand problems is treated with special fixators, tendon transfers, flap covers, reimplantation surgeries by a collaboration with Orthopaedic as well as plastic hand surgeons in order to ensure the best results for the patients. An active and integrated participation of radiology, and rehabilitation departments ensures that the patients get the best care with maximum results.

Sports Medicine

This is the department orthopedic surgery which incorporates the treatment and prevention of athletic injuries. It Includes Arthroscopic procedures on the knee, hip, shoulder including the recent reconstructive procedures. In addition to that the physiotherapy/occupational therapy/rehabilitation department is a key component of the rehabilitation of these injuries.

Physiotherapy

The Physiotherapy Department at Chettinad Hospital and Research Institute (CARE) incorporates evidence-based practice in the rehabilitation of a range of musculoskeletal, neurological, paediatric, sport related injuries & other complex problems. The process involves maximizing the functional potential of an individual with disease, dysfunction or injury & also facilitates health promotion, lifestyle modification& fitness training. The physiotherapy services are provided in the intensive care unit (surgical, medical & paediatric), In Patient Department (IPD) and Outpatient Department (OPD). Patient & family education being an integral component of the management process, a discharge counselling session is given to all our inpatients.

SPECIALITY CLINICS

SPECIALITY DAYS
SPINE CLINIC Monday and Thursday
ARTHROPLASTY CLINIC Tuesday
PAEDIATRIC CLINIC Wednesday
OSTEOPOROSIS CLINIC Thursday
SPORTS CLINIC Friday
HAND CLINIC Saturday

Inpatient care is facilitated by means of five units providing utmost care to sick patients. In addition to general ward the patients are also provided medical care in special wards with all basic amenities based on the option. Severely ill patients are triaged to zero delay ward and are transferred to ICU for prompt treatment.

The department has provided unique services to the poor and downtrodden at their doorsteps by conducting rural health camps. For minor ailments drugs are provided at the camp site. Patients with significant disorders will be referred to the hospital for further work up. In addition to above services specialist consultation is provided to peripheral centers such as our urban health center at Karapakkam, government primary health center Kelambakkam and rural health center Poonjeri.

S.No Name of Students Topics
1 DR.PRAJIN RAJ FUNCTIONAL OUTCOME OF UNSTABLE INTERTROCHANTERIC FEMUR FRACTURES IN ELDERLY PATIENTS TREATED BY CEMENTED BIPOLAR HEMIARTHROPLASTY VERSUS INTERNAL FIXATION WITH PROXIMAL FEMORAL NAILING.
2 DR.ASHWINI.R A PROSPECTIVE STUDY OF PROXIMAL FIBULAR OSTEOTOMY IN PATIENTS WITH MEDIAL COMPARTMENT OSTEOARTHROSIS OF KNEE
3 DR.DENISH KUMAR A MORPHOMETRIC STUDY OF THE RETROPERITONEAL OBLIQUE CORRIDOR TO THE L2-S1 INTERVERTEBRAL DISCS BASED ON MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING.
4 DR.ASHWIN V Y A RANDOMIZED CONTROL STUDY OF FUNCTIONAL OUTCOME OF LATERAL EPICONDYLITIS TREATED WITH AUTOLOGOUS PLATELET RICH PLASMA INJECTION AND CORTICOSTEROID INJECTION IN TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL
5 DR.SARAN KARTHIK FUNCTIONAL OUTCOME FOLLOWING PARTIAL OSTEOTOMY OF CALCANEAL TUBEROSITY FOR HAGLUND’S SYNDROME
6 DR.VIBISHEK RAJ FUNCTIONAL OUTCOME OF LUMBAR INTERBODY FUSION IN SPONDYLOLISTHESIS AND LUMBAR DISC DISEASE
7 DR.RAHUL VIJAY GUSSAIN ASSESSMENT OF HAEMOSTATIC EFFICACY OF TRANEXEMIC ACID IN A RANDOMIZED CONTROL TRIAL ON POSTERIOR SPINAL STABILIZATION SURGERIES
8 DR.BHARATH V FUNCTIONAL OUTCOME OF LUMBAR DISCECTOMY BY FENESTRATION TECHNIQUE IN LUMBAR INTERVERTEBRAL DISC PROLAPSE
9 DR.ASHWANTH NARAYAN B A RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED STUDY OF FUNCTIONAL OUTCOME OF CHRONIC REFRACTORY PLANTAR FASCIITIS TREATED WITH PLATELET RICH PLASMA INJECTION AND CORTICOSTEROID INJECTION
10 DR.AMPALAYA MANU R FUNCTIONAL OUTCOME FOLLOWING ARTHROSCOPIC SINGLE ROW REPAIR IN DEGENERATIVE ROTATOR CUFF TEAR
11 DR.R.K.GUHAN COMPARATIVE STUDY OF USG GUIDED VERSUS UNGUIDED INJECTION OF PLATELET RICH PLASMA IN TREATMENT OF PARTIAL ROTATOR CUFF TEAR
12 DR.RUSHIKESH UMALE FUNCTIONAL OUTCOME OF VERTEBROPLASTY IN OSTEOPOROTIC VERTEBRAL FRACTURES
13 DR.HEMANTH CH FUNCTIONAL OUTCOME OF ARTHROSCOPIC RECONSTRUCTION OF ANTERIOR CRUCIATE LIGAMENT INJURIES USING SEMITENDINO-GRACILIS GRAFT
S.No Name of the Candidate Dissertation Topic
1 DINESH KUMAR S A RETROSPECTIVE AND A PROSPECTIVE STUDY ON CASES OF “GENOU FLOTTANT” ON THEIR CLINICO – FUNCTIONAL OUTCOMES, THAT WERE SURGICALLY INTERVENED UPON.
2 ARIVOLI S A RETROSPECTIVE AND A PROSPECTIVE ANALYSIS OF GUSTILLO – ANDERSON OPEN TYPE II AND III TIBIAL DIAPHYSEAL FRACTURES OF AO TYPE 42C1 AND 42C2, THEIR CLINICO – FUNCTIONAL OUTCOME, THAT WERE SURGICALLY INTERVENED UPON.
3 GANASHREE S THORACO LUMBAR FRACTURES
4 B RAKESH KUMAR CALCANEAL FRACTURES ORIF RETRO AND PROSPECTIVE
5 MATHAI N T SURGICAL INTERVENTION AND OUTCOME ANALYSIS BASED ON THE LUO AND HOEKSTRA THREE COLUMN CONCEPT OF TIBIAL PLATEAU FRACTURES.
6 M. SATHISH BABU SURGICALLY OSTEOSYNTHESISED PILON FRACTURES STRATEGICALLY PLANNED BASED ON THE FOUR – COLUMN THEORY.
7 SHAH SHAIVAL KALPESH FUNCTIONAL OUTCOME OF INTER TROCHANTERIC FEMUR FRACTURES TREATED WITH PFN A2 NAIL
8 CHAURASIA VAIBHAV HARIRAM LIMB RECONSTRUCTION SYSTEM
9 DANIEL ARUN S MANAGEMENT OF INTRA ARTICULAR DISTAL RADIUS FRACTURES OF THE AO VARIANT 2R3B2,3 AND 2R3C1,2 SURGICALLY OSTEOSYNTHESISED WITH THEIR CLINCO-FUNCTIONAL OUTCOME.
S.No Name of Students Topics
1 Dr. Vijay Sarath Chander A Comparative study of unstable Intertrochanteric Fracture of Femur treated with Dynamic Hip Screw versus Proximal Femoral Nail
2 Dr. Kavin Amuthan Muthiya Functional Outcome of surgically treated Distal radius fracture
3 Dr. Raja Purushotaman Functional outcome of Fracture midshaft clavicle – Conservative versus Operative Management
4 Dr. Vetri Kumar MK Functional Outcome of platelet rich plasma in early osteoarthritis of knee
5 Dr. Sasidharan MDS Functional Outcome of Distal tibial Fracture treated with Distal tibial plate and screws
6 Dr. Arun SR Functional outcome of surgically treated tibial plateau fracture
7 Dr. Balachander M Functional outcome of distal Femur Fractures treated with LCP Femur plate and screws
8 Dr. Anush Rao Functional Outcome of fracture shaft of humerus – Nailing Vs Plating
9 Dr. Korpu Kishore Clinical Efficacy of McMurray test and Thessaly test in Meniscal injury and their comparison with MRI
10 Dr. Diwaker James Fenn A Hospital Based one year cross sectional study to know the prevalence of regional Osteoporosis in patient with Hip/Lumbar vertebral fractures by DEXA scan
11 Dr. Archit Saxena Functional Outcome of Selective Nerve Root Block
12 Dr. Soma Sundar S Functional Outcome of Bipolar Hemiarthroplasty for Neck of Femur Fracture in the Elderly.
13 Dr. Sathesh Kumar Assessing the length of Hamstring graft for ACL Reconstruction – preoperatively using MRI

CME – Recent advances in spine surgery on 26.02.16

CME – Pelvi acetabular fractures on 06.11.2015

Conference on Musculosketeal oncology on 18/11/2016

RECENT TRENDS IN MUSCULOSKELETAL ONCOLOGY ON 18/11/2016

Current concepts in management of cervical myelopathy- A spine update

SURGICAL MANAGEMENT OF PERIPHERAL NERVE PALSIES IN HANSEN’S DISEASE

RECENT ADVANCES IN BONE AND JOINT INFECTIONS

Name of the speaker Topic No. of people attended
DR.A.A Rajamani
SPINE SURGEON: AR.PRITHAM SPINE CENTRE MADURAI on 26/02/16
RECENT ADVANCES IN SPINE SURGEORY 120
Dr. Ravindran World osteoporosis day 90
Dr. R.H.Govarthan- vasanthi hospital chennai Pelvic acetabular fracture 98
Dr. Ramesh babu
Chief Orthopaedic surgeon, SPOT hospital
Musculoskeletal oncology 103
Dr Srinivasan Rajappa
Professor of orthopaedics, SRMC
18/01/2019
“Flexor tendon injuries” 101
Dr. Ramesh Babu
Chief Orthopaedic surgeon, SPOT hospital
28/6/2019
“Recent advances in bone and joint infections” 124
Dr.Arumugam
HOD, Department of arthroscopy and sports medicine, Sri Ramachandra medical college.
26/7/2019
“Recent advances in sports medicine.” 92
Dr.Nalli Ramanathan Uvaraj,
Professor of orthopedics and spine surgery, MMC.
30/8/2019
Current concepts in management of cervical myelopathy- A spine update 95
Dr.L.Bharath MBBS., D(Orth), MS (Orth) Mumbai, MRCS (Edin)
Sr.Consultant Knee and Hip Joint Replacement Surgeon
Soundarapandian Bone and Joint Hospital & Research Institute, Chennai28/9/2019
Recent advances in knee arthroplasty and workshop on primary total knee replacement 63

Department of Orthopedics

About the Department

The Department of Orthopaedics at Chettinad Hospital and Research Institute, which was established in 2005, provides expert treatment for all aspects of musculoskeletal ailments through inpatient and day-care surgical care, rehabilitation including orthotics and prosthetics. We have an experienced team of qualified consultants to deal with a broad range of orthopaedic sub-specialties. With an excellent back-up of radiology, pathology, intensive care and rehabilitation departments, the Department of Orthopaedics draws variety of complex cases particularly all types of Joint replacements and Spinal surgeries (i.e. primary, complex and revisions) in significant numbers.

The Team

The team is headed by Prof.Dr. Venkatachalam K and comprises of faculty members who are highly qualified, experienced, dedicated, and altruistic. The team is divided into 5 units with postgraduates and intern trainees in each unit to work round the clock

Patient Care

Outpatient

The department of Orthopedics provides outpatient services round the clock on all days. On holidays the services are restricted from 8:30AM to 2:00PM. The dedicated team of doctors attend to all aspects of orthopedics including trauma, joint pathologies, pediatric orthopedics, hand reconstruction and sports medicine.

Inpatient

Inpatient care is facilitated by means of five units providing utmost care to the patients. Patients can choose between general ward, semiprivate room, private rooms, and special suite rooms

Teaching

Another prime focus of the Department of Orthopaedics is medical education which involves imparting knowledge to undergraduate and postgraduate medical students.

Under graduates are trained by using time tested and novel education methods such as didactic lectures, evidence-based learning, problem based learning, seminar presentation, small group discussion, integrated lectures, bedside clinics, outpatient clinisc, surgical video assisted teaching, skills Lab etc.

Postgraduates are taught through case discussions, theory seminar presentation, journal club presentations. Guest lectures and surgical audits are arranged for these students. They are also encouraged to take classes for the undergraduate students.

Research

The faculty and postgraduates of the department are actively involved in research

OutPatient Services

Trauma

We have a dedicated team of doctors available round the clock to attend to all aspects of trauma including polytrauma, compound fractures and complex injuries.

Joint Replacements

Our team of dedicated joint replacement surgeons regularly perform arthroplasties in many normal, complex, complicated and revision situations successfully.

Arthroscopy

Our renowned arthroscopy surgeons routinely perform a large number of knee, hip and shoulder arthroscopies; both diagnostic as well as therapeutic which includes complex reconstructions and repairs.

Paediatric Orthopaedics

We provide comprehensive care for complex paediatric orthopaedic hip disorders, deformity correction, developmental disorders, congenital anomalies of the musculoskeletal system and neuromuscular disorders.

Hand Surgery

The whole gamut of hand problems is treated with special fixators, tendon transfers, flap covers, reimplantation surgeries by a collaboration with Orthopaedic as well as plastic hand surgeons in order to ensure the best results for the patients. An active and integrated participation of radiology, and rehabilitation departments ensures that the patients get the best care with maximum results.

Sports Medicine

This is the department orthopedic surgery which incorporates the treatment and prevention of athletic injuries. It Includes Arthroscopic procedures on the knee, hip, shoulder including the recent reconstructive procedures. In addition to that the physiotherapy/occupational therapy/rehabilitation department is a key component of the rehabilitation of these injuries.

Physiotherapy

The Physiotherapy Department at Chettinad Hospital and Research Institute (CARE) incorporates evidence-based practice in the rehabilitation of a range of musculoskeletal, neurological, paediatric, sport related injuries & other complex problems. The process involves maximizing the functional potential of an individual with disease, dysfunction or injury & also facilitates health promotion, lifestyle modification& fitness training. The physiotherapy services are provided in the intensive care unit (surgical, medical & paediatric), In Patient Department (IPD) and Outpatient Department (OPD). Patient & family education being an integral component of the management process, a discharge counselling session is given to all our inpatients.

SPECIALITY CLINICS

SPECIALITY DAYS
SPINE CLINIC Monday and Thursday
ARTHROPLASTY CLINIC Tuesday
PAEDIATRIC CLINIC Wednesday
OSTEOPOROSIS CLINIC Thursday
SPORTS CLINIC Friday
HAND CLINIC Saturday

Inpatient Services

Inpatient care is facilitated by means of five units providing utmost care to sick patients. In addition to general ward the patients are also provided medical care in special wards with all basic amenities based on the option. Severely ill patients are triaged to zero delay ward and are transferred to ICU for prompt treatment.

Outreach Activities

The department has provided unique services to the poor and downtrodden at their doorsteps by conducting rural health camps. For minor ailments drugs are provided at the camp site. Patients with significant disorders will be referred to the hospital for further work up. In addition to above services specialist consultation is provided to peripheral centers such as our urban health center at Karapakkam, government primary health center Kelambakkam and rural health center Poonjeri.

Ongoing projects

S.No Name of Students Topics
1 DR.PRAJIN RAJ FUNCTIONAL OUTCOME OF UNSTABLE INTERTROCHANTERIC FEMUR FRACTURES IN ELDERLY PATIENTS TREATED BY CEMENTED BIPOLAR HEMIARTHROPLASTY VERSUS INTERNAL FIXATION WITH PROXIMAL FEMORAL NAILING.
2 DR.ASHWINI.R A PROSPECTIVE STUDY OF PROXIMAL FIBULAR OSTEOTOMY IN PATIENTS WITH MEDIAL COMPARTMENT OSTEOARTHROSIS OF KNEE
3 DR.DENISH KUMAR A MORPHOMETRIC STUDY OF THE RETROPERITONEAL OBLIQUE CORRIDOR TO THE L2-S1 INTERVERTEBRAL DISCS BASED ON MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING.
4 DR.ASHWIN V Y A RANDOMIZED CONTROL STUDY OF FUNCTIONAL OUTCOME OF LATERAL EPICONDYLITIS TREATED WITH AUTOLOGOUS PLATELET RICH PLASMA INJECTION AND CORTICOSTEROID INJECTION IN TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL
5 DR.SARAN KARTHIK FUNCTIONAL OUTCOME FOLLOWING PARTIAL OSTEOTOMY OF CALCANEAL TUBEROSITY FOR HAGLUND’S SYNDROME
6 DR.VIBISHEK RAJ FUNCTIONAL OUTCOME OF LUMBAR INTERBODY FUSION IN SPONDYLOLISTHESIS AND LUMBAR DISC DISEASE
7 DR.RAHUL VIJAY GUSSAIN ASSESSMENT OF HAEMOSTATIC EFFICACY OF TRANEXEMIC ACID IN A RANDOMIZED CONTROL TRIAL ON POSTERIOR SPINAL STABILIZATION SURGERIES
8 DR.BHARATH V FUNCTIONAL OUTCOME OF LUMBAR DISCECTOMY BY FENESTRATION TECHNIQUE IN LUMBAR INTERVERTEBRAL DISC PROLAPSE
9 DR.ASHWANTH NARAYAN B A RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED STUDY OF FUNCTIONAL OUTCOME OF CHRONIC REFRACTORY PLANTAR FASCIITIS TREATED WITH PLATELET RICH PLASMA INJECTION AND CORTICOSTEROID INJECTION
10 DR.AMPALAYA MANU R FUNCTIONAL OUTCOME FOLLOWING ARTHROSCOPIC SINGLE ROW REPAIR IN DEGENERATIVE ROTATOR CUFF TEAR
11 DR.R.K.GUHAN COMPARATIVE STUDY OF USG GUIDED VERSUS UNGUIDED INJECTION OF PLATELET RICH PLASMA IN TREATMENT OF PARTIAL ROTATOR CUFF TEAR
12 DR.RUSHIKESH UMALE FUNCTIONAL OUTCOME OF VERTEBROPLASTY IN OSTEOPOROTIC VERTEBRAL FRACTURES
13 DR.HEMANTH CH FUNCTIONAL OUTCOME OF ARTHROSCOPIC RECONSTRUCTION OF ANTERIOR CRUCIATE LIGAMENT INJURIES USING SEMITENDINO-GRACILIS GRAFT
S.No Name of the Candidate Dissertation Topic
1 DINESH KUMAR S A RETROSPECTIVE AND A PROSPECTIVE STUDY ON CASES OF “GENOU FLOTTANT” ON THEIR CLINICO – FUNCTIONAL OUTCOMES, THAT WERE SURGICALLY INTERVENED UPON.
2 ARIVOLI S A RETROSPECTIVE AND A PROSPECTIVE ANALYSIS OF GUSTILLO – ANDERSON OPEN TYPE II AND III TIBIAL DIAPHYSEAL FRACTURES OF AO TYPE 42C1 AND 42C2, THEIR CLINICO – FUNCTIONAL OUTCOME, THAT WERE SURGICALLY INTERVENED UPON.
3 GANASHREE S THORACO LUMBAR FRACTURES
4 B RAKESH KUMAR CALCANEAL FRACTURES ORIF RETRO AND PROSPECTIVE
5 MATHAI N T SURGICAL INTERVENTION AND OUTCOME ANALYSIS BASED ON THE LUO AND HOEKSTRA THREE COLUMN CONCEPT OF TIBIAL PLATEAU FRACTURES.
6 M. SATHISH BABU SURGICALLY OSTEOSYNTHESISED PILON FRACTURES STRATEGICALLY PLANNED BASED ON THE FOUR – COLUMN THEORY.
7 SHAH SHAIVAL KALPESH FUNCTIONAL OUTCOME OF INTER TROCHANTERIC FEMUR FRACTURES TREATED WITH PFN A2 NAIL
8 CHAURASIA VAIBHAV HARIRAM LIMB RECONSTRUCTION SYSTEM
9 DANIEL ARUN S MANAGEMENT OF INTRA ARTICULAR DISTAL RADIUS FRACTURES OF THE AO VARIANT 2R3B2,3 AND 2R3C1,2 SURGICALLY OSTEOSYNTHESISED WITH THEIR CLINCO-FUNCTIONAL OUTCOME.

Completed projects

S.No Name of Students Topics
1 Dr. Vijay Sarath Chander A Comparative study of unstable Intertrochanteric Fracture of Femur treated with Dynamic Hip Screw versus Proximal Femoral Nail
2 Dr. Kavin Amuthan Muthiya Functional Outcome of surgically treated Distal radius fracture
3 Dr. Raja Purushotaman Functional outcome of Fracture midshaft clavicle – Conservative versus Operative Management
4 Dr. Vetri Kumar MK Functional Outcome of platelet rich plasma in early osteoarthritis of knee
5 Dr. Sasidharan MDS Functional Outcome of Distal tibial Fracture treated with Distal tibial plate and screws
6 Dr. Arun SR Functional outcome of surgically treated tibial plateau fracture
7 Dr. Balachander M Functional outcome of distal Femur Fractures treated with LCP Femur plate and screws
8 Dr. Anush Rao Functional Outcome of fracture shaft of humerus – Nailing Vs Plating
9 Dr. Korpu Kishore Clinical Efficacy of McMurray test and Thessaly test in Meniscal injury and their comparison with MRI
10 Dr. Diwaker James Fenn A Hospital Based one year cross sectional study to know the prevalence of regional Osteoporosis in patient with Hip/Lumbar vertebral fractures by DEXA scan
11 Dr. Archit Saxena Functional Outcome of Selective Nerve Root Block
12 Dr. Soma Sundar S Functional Outcome of Bipolar Hemiarthroplasty for Neck of Femur Fracture in the Elderly.
13 Dr. Sathesh Kumar Assessing the length of Hamstring graft for ACL Reconstruction – preoperatively using MRI

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