Orthopedic Surgery Procedures

 

The department of Orthopaedics has a proven record of carrying out a wide spectrum of orthopedic surgery procedures including musculoskeletal surgeries over the years. In addition to the traditional open surgery, the recent innovations in orthopaedic surgery such as minimally invasive joint replacements are being practiced with excellent results. The hospital was the pioneer in introducing the hip resurfacing arthroplasty in Kerala for arthritic patients below the age of 55 years. Some of the routine surgeries carried out by our specialists include:

 

• Keyhole surgeries for fractures, grafts
• Arthroscopic surgeries
• Deformity corrections
Limb lengthening and shortening
Ilizarov technique for limb reconstruction
Total knee replacement
Total hip replacement
Hip resurfacing arthroplasty
• Total shoulder replacement
• Hand-small joints replacement
• Spine surgery
• Orthotics and prosthetics
• Orthopaedic oncology

 

Paediatric Orthopaedics

 

Paediatric orthopaedics handles the treatment of any bone, joints or muscle problems faced by children of all ages. In many cases the treatment plan for children is different from the ones carried out in adults for similar conditions. This is due to the fact that children are still growing and the body’s response to any musculoskeletal problem may be quite different from an adult for the same problem. Congenital deformities in certain cases can resolve with time or may need to be surgically treated. Working in tandem with the paediatric general surgery specialists and the paediatric tertiary care centre of the hospital, the department offers the best orthopaedic care for children and adolescents. Some of the cases routinely handled are:

 

• Deformity corrections in limbs and spine noticed at birth or later in childhood
• Leg lengthening and shortening surgeries
• Limping and other gait abnormalities
• Broken bones
• Infections in bone or joints
• Bone tumors