Orthopaedics

The Department of Orthopaedics at the Ernakulam Medical Centre offers the entire spectrum of modern orthopaedic management with special emphasis on providing effective treatment to the patients for all related ailments. Our specialities include:

  • Management of Mass casualty & Polytrauma
  • Deformity Correction, Limb lengthening & Paediatric Orthopaedics Unit
  • Joint Replacement System
  • Hip Resurfacing Arthoplasty

Management of Mass casualty & Polytrauma

Equipped with excellent operating suites and surgical intensive care units, the Orthopaedics team attends to emergencies in most of Kochi and surrounding areas. One of the best trauma teams in the region, the department offers 24 hour service to the patients.

The team, in collaboration with general surgeons, neurosurgeons and maxillofacial surgeons strictly following ATLS rules, manage the polytraumatised patients. Inter - locking nailing, which involves the insertion of rods through bones without opening the fracture site, has been in practice here for long bone fractures since 1994.

ITLS (Immediate Trauma and Life Support) courses are conducted twice a year in the hospital under the joint aegis of the Kerala Orthopaedic Association and the Cochin Surgical Society.

Deformity Correction, Limb lengthening & Paediatric Orthopaedics Unit

This unit handles an array of cases of deformity corrections and limb reconstruction using the Ilizarov technique, a very effective treatment for patients with congenital and acquired problems. Bone defects are best handled with this technique.

Consultant Surgeon

  • Dr. C.Cherian Kovoor, D.Ortho, Dip.NB (Orth)

For appointments, dial 0484 - 2807101 to 2807109

Joint Replacement System

This dedicated unit offers advanced treatment for conditions relating to painful, arthritic, worn and cancerous joints in the body. Joint replacement surgeries are carried out by our expert surgeons using minimally invasive techniques and the latest equipments in the following areas:
  • Top Hip Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Hand-Small Joint Replacements

Hip Resurfacing Arthoplasty

The Orthopaedic Department has also introduced Hip Resurfacing Arthroplasty, a first-of-its-kind treatment in Kerala for arthritic patients below the age of 55 years.

Consultant Surgeons

  • Dr. P.K Ranjit, MS(Ortho), D.Ortho, DNB(Orth), FRCS(Gen), FRCS (Orth)
  •  Dr.Alex Jacob, D.Ortho, Dip. N.B. (Orth)

For appointments, please contact 0484 - 2807101 to 2807109

The Sports Injury Unit

This unit specializes in Arthroscopic surgical repair (Keyhole Surgery) of ligaments and other sports related injuries. Using an advanced range of arthroscopic equipments and procedures, the surgeries are performed with a minimum amount of in-patient stay in the hospital.

Consultant Surgeon

  • Dr. V.V. George, MS (Ortho)

For appointments, please contact 0484 - 2807101 to 2807109

Spine Surgery Unit

Our spine surgery unit headed by an internationally renowned surgeon, specialises in spinal deformities, scoliasis correction, spinal trauma, spinal tumour, spinal infection and spinal degenerative disc diseases.

  • Dr. K.V. Menon
For appointments, please contact 0484 - 2807101 to 2807109


Team of Doctors

  • Dr. V.V. George , MS (Ortho)
    Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Dr. C.Cherian Kovoor , D.Ortho, Dip.NB (Orth)
    Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Dr. P.K Ranjit , MS(Ortho), D.Ortho, DNB(Orth), FRCS(Gen), FRCS (Orth)
    Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Dr. Alex Jacob , D.Ortho, Dip. N.B. (Orth)
    Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon