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Department of Orthopaedics

  • Orthopaedic surgery or orthopaedics (sometimes spelled orthopedic surgery and orthopedics) is the branch of surgery concerned with conditions involving the musculoskeletal system. Orthopaedic surgeons use both surgical and nonsurgical means to treat musculoskeletal trauma, sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumors, and congenital disorderExamples of orthopedic subspecialty training are:

    • Hand surgery
    • Shoulder and elbow surgery
    • Total joint reconstruction (arthroplasty)
    • Pediatric orthopedics
    • Foot and ankle surgery
    • Spine surgery
    • Musculoskeletal oncology
    • Surgical sports medicine
    • Orthopedic trauma
    • Orthopedic oncology

    Most common procedures performed by orthopedic surgeons are as follows

    1. Knee arthroscopy and meniscectomy
    2. Shoulder arthroscopy and decompression
    3. Carpal tunnel release
    4. Knee arthroscopy and chondroplasty
    5. Removal of support implant
    6. Knee arthroscopy and anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction
    7. Knee replacement
    8. Repair of femoral neck fracture
    9. Repair of trochanteric fracture
    10. Debridement of skin/muscle/bone/fracture
    11. Knee arthroscopy repair of both menisci
    12. Hip replacement
    13. Shoulder arthroscopy/distal clavicle excision
    14. Repair of rotator cuff tendon
    15. Repair fracture of radius (bone)/ulna
    16. Laminectomy
    17. Repair of ankle fracture (bimalleolar type)
    18. Shoulder arthroscopy and debridement
    19. Lumbar spinal fusion
    20. Repair fracture of the distal part of radius
    21. Low back intervertebral disc surgery
    22. Incise finger tendon sheath
    23. Repair of ankle fracture (fibula)
    24. Repair of femoral shaft fracture
    25. Repair of trochanteric fracture



    The use of arthroscopic techniques has been particularly important for injured patients.  Arthroscopy helped patients recover from the surgery in a matter of days, rather than the weeks to months required by conventional, 'open' surgery. It is a very popular technique. Knee arthroscopy is one of the most common operations performed by orthopedic surgeons today and is often combined with meniscectomy or chondroplasty. The majority of orthopedic procedures are now performed arthroscopically


    Arthroplasty is an orthopedic surgery where the articular surface of a musculoskeletal joint is replaced, remodeled, or realigned by osteotomy or some other procedure. It is an elective procedure that is done to relieve pain and restore function to the joint after damage by arthritis or some other type of trauma. As well as the standard total knee replacement surgery, the uni-compartmental knee replacement, in which only one weight-bearing surface of an arthritic knee is replaced, is a popular alternative.

    Joint replacements are available for other joints on a limited basis, most notably the knee, shoulder, elbow, wrist, ankle, spine, and finger joints.

    In recent years, surface replacement of joints, in particular the hip joint, have become more popular amongst younger and more active patients. This type of operation delays the need for the more traditional and less bone-conserving total hip replacement, but carries significant risks of early failure from fracture and bone death.

    One of the main problems with joint replacements is wear of the bearing surfaces of components. This can lead to damage to surrounding bone and contribute to eventual failure of the implant. Use of alternative bearing surfaces has increased in recent years, particularly in younger patients, in an attempt to improve the wear characteristics of joint replacement components. These include ceramics and all-metal implants (as opposed to the original metal-on-plastic). The plastic (actually ultra high-molecular-weight polyethylene) can also be altered in ways that may improve wear characteristics.


Doctor With This Department
DoctorName: Dr. Jaswant Singh
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Doctor With This Department
DoctorName: Dr. Vinay Guwalani
Education:MBBS, M.S. Orthopaedics,DNB
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