Department of Orthopaedics
The orthopaedic department of the CHRC is a multidisciplinary team staffed by six consultant surgeons, surgical staff, dedicated nurses, physiotherapists and occupational therapists.One of the first dedicated Department of Orthopaedics in Central India; the services offered are regarded as one of the best in the country.Manned by an efficient staff, many of whom have obtained further training at some of the finest institutions in the world, the department has earned itself laurels in both the national and international arena.
The department provides consultation and treatment for all general orthopaedic ailments and benefits from a consultant body with established interests in the sub-specialist areas of upper limb surgery, complex shoulder surgery, hand surgery, hip replacement (conventional and resurfacing), revision hip replacement, knee replacement, revision knee replacement, complex knee ligament reconstruction, surgery for degenerative conditions of the knee, foot and ankle surgery and paediatric orthopaedics, deformity correction, Orthopaedics emergency & trauma surgeries, spine surgeries,
Advanced Arthroplasty Centre
The department has a state of the art arthroplasty OR equipped with laminar airflow and body exhaust suits which reduces the risk of infections. All primary and revision joint replacements and resurfacing, including complex cases involving hip, knee, shoulder and elbow are performed here. The department is in the process of acquiring computer navigation for arthroplasty surgery. This facility will be available in the next year 2010. Annually over 400 arthroplasties are performed in the JRS (Joint replacement and Spine) Operation Theatre Complex which include around 100 revision surgeries
Surgical procedures are :
Total hip replacement
Total knee replacement
Revision hip and knee replacement
Unicondylar knee replacement
Comprehensive Spinal Care Centre
The department of orthopaedics is involved in treating all levels of spinal surgery ranging from routine lumbar degenerative disc disease to complex cervical spine and craniovertebral anomalies. The department is also a major referral centre for spinal deformity correction. Annually over 500 spinal surgical procedures are performed in the JRS (Joint replacement and Spine) Operation Theatre Complex.
Arthroscopy and sports surgery
The department of orthopaedics is involved in treating a wide variety of sports related injuries ranging from acute ligament/tendon tears to chronic overuse injuries. Types of surgeries done are:
ACL & PCL reconstruction
Patellar realignment procedure
Autologous chondrocyte implants
Arthroscopic & mini open Bankart
Congruent arc Latarjet for bone defects
Rotator cuff repair
Diagnostic Hip arthroscopy
Loose body removal
Loose body removal
Radial head excision
Tennis elbow release
The department of orthopaedics is involved in treating a wide variety of paediatric orthopaedic problems.
Type of Pathologies treated
Developmental dysplasia of hip
Congenital dislocation of Knee
Congenital limb deficiency
Congenital muscular torticollis
Post polio residual deformity
Metabolic bone disease (Rickets)
Advanced trauma surgery
The CHRC hospital has comprehensive trauma services available through the emergency medical services. A large number of primary and neglected extremity, pelvic and spinal trauma is treated in the emergency center. Trauma is also operated in a planned manner in the routine theatres. We are equipped with image intensification and good technical and instrumentation support in all the operating rooms. Plastic surgery and vascular surgery departments provide excellent supportive care for the severely injured limb where limb salvage may be necessary. A vascular intervention and angioembolisationfacilty is also available within the hospital premises
Limb lengthening and deformity correction with the ilizarov method
The department has been in the forefront for many years in using the Ilizarov technique for limb reconstruction. Specialized services offered include management of infected non unions, limb lengthening, complex deformity correction, management of bone defects resulting from trauma or tumour resection. Some of the pioneering work from the department has been in the field of non unions, tumour reconstruction, deformity correction, amputation stump lengthening and limb lengthening in short stature dwarfism.
Orthopaedic oncology including limb salvage surgery
The department treats over 200 cases of orthopaedic neoplasms annually. These include both benign and malignant bone tumours. All types of limb salvage surgery and tumour reconstructive surgery including resection arthroplasty are performed. Patients requiring chemotherapy and radiotherapy are referred to Tata Memorial Cancer Hospital which is across the road.
Shoulder and elbow subspecialty services
Shoulder and elbow replacement and surface replacement services are also offered. The department is an active participant in all joint replacement teaching programs in this region and at national level.