::Departments : Clinical : Orthopaedic Surgery
                  
 
Department of Orthopaedics And Traumatology
 
History of Department:

                         The Orthopaedic Department in GRH is about 74 years old and very few Departments in India can claim this seniority by this time.

                         For want of patients coming with orthopaedic  problems, the first orthopaedic ward with 8 beds was started at the Old Fort Hospital near Periyar Bus Stand in the year 1938 under the charge of   Dr Yegaya Narayanan (Honorary Assistant) under the supervision of   Col. Sheperd (The District Medical Officer). By 1940 the Department was shifted to GRH premises. Surgical management of fractures was started in 1938 itself. Dr A.S Annamalai was instrumental in doing numerous surgeries in Ortho Dept and bringing international glory to the Dept. Dr Bashir was the first qualified ortho surgeon in the Dept.        The Department flourished further under Dr K.A Ramalingam and   Dr P.Krishna Menon.  Dr S.T Sunderraj was the first Professor of Orthopaedics  in  GRH. Subsequently Dr Thomas Xavier,    P.Sounderrajan, Dr M.Ramanathan, Dr A. Subramanian,   Dr G.Swaminathan, Dr I.Swaminathan, Dr T.Prabhakaran,                                
Dr M.Chidambaram, Dr Dhanraj, DrMalairaju, Dr Raviraman hold the prestigious post. Presently Pro Dr V.Pugalenthi is holding  the post.

         Diploma courses were started in 1969 and M.S. Ortho Courses were started in 1973. 

        Presently the Department is functioning  exclusively in the newly constructed Anna Bus Stand Complex.
 
Academic Activities:

Type of courses                     :    Medical  And Paramedical      
                            
 Medical Courses


 
Name of the course M.S Ortho D.Ortho
 
Eligibility M.B.B.S M.B.B.S
 
Course Duration  Three Years Two Years
 
Sanctioned Seats Eight Six
 
Selection Procedure
 
By Common Entrance Examination By Common Entrance Examination
University Examination Details
1.Basic Science-  on completion of Ist year- Theory only-April
 
2. Degree Exam-
On completion of 3rd year-
Theory and Practicals-
Three Papers- April

 
1. Basic Science-  on completion of Ist year-Theory only- April
 
2. Diploma Exam- On completion of 2rd year-
Theory and Practicals-
Two Papers- April
 
 
Paramedical Course


 
Name of the course
 
Plaster Technicition
Eligibility Pass in S.S.L.C
 
Course Duration One year
 
Sanctioned Seats four
 
Selection Procedure Interview
 
University Examination Details Tamilnadu Dr MGR Medical University
 
 
 
                           Department of Orthopaedics is running a feast of academic activities on six days a week, a unique feature of this Department.
 

 
Monday Weekly Audit Meeting
 
Tuesday P.G Dissertation Review/ Faculty Teaching
 
Wednesday P.G Topic and Discussion
 
Thursday Pre Operative and Post Operative Xray Discussion
 
Friday P.G Journal Topic
 
Saturday General clinical Demonstration
 
 
 
Research And Publications:

 Department Of Ortho has published a lot of paper works in National And State Journals


 
Year Number Of Publications
 
2011 Seven
 
2010 Six
 
2009 Eight
 
2008 Seven
 
2007 Six
 
 
  
Department Of Ortho also conducted four research works during the years 2007-2012

1.     Crash II clinical randomization of an anti fibrinolytic agent in significant hemorrhage in co-        ordination with London School Of Hygiene And Tropical Medicine in Dept Of Ortho, GRH, under W.H.O guidance - 2008

2   WHO Study on Non Communicable disease at GRH on Road Traffic Accidents  2005-06

3. LAMBDA Therapeutic Research LTD , on double blind  study of Nimuslide with placebo on Osteoarthritis at GRH -2008

4.Attended the Third Training Course in Research Methodology by  PICSEP Project and MO&GS- 2008
 
Prizes and Awards Constituted by the Department:
 
  Professor A.Subramanium Medal for Best outgoing M.S. Ortho Post Graduate
  Professor G.Subramanium Medal for Best Outgoing D.Ortho Postgraduate

Prizes and Awards won:

        Won the best Department Award in the Medical Exhibition conducted on November 2010
        Won the Shield for Best Paper Presenting Department from     Clinico- Society Meeting Forum  for the year 2011.
 
 
CMEs  and Workshops/ Conference conducted:


 
Year
CMEs  and Workshops/ Conference conducted
 
2011
TNOACON 2011, Pro G.S Oration on Pelvic injuries
 
2010
DOST COURSE ON KNEE
 
2009
DOST COURSE ON HIP,
 
2008
C.M.E on Bone Tumours
 
2007
C.M.E on  Joint Replacement
 
2007
All India Hand surgery Conference
 
2007
A Hand on Workshop on suturing techniques in nerve , tendon, and vascular injuries on animal models
 
 
 
Services Offered:


 
Number of Units in the Department
Four Ortho Units and Two Speciality
Units ( Spine & Hand)

 
OP Days And Timings
Regular O.Ps –
7.30 A.M to 12.00 P.M
Speciality O.Ps-
 Hand – Monday 10.00A.M to 12.00 P.M
Spine-  Tuesday 10.00A.M to 12.00 P.M

 
I.P Units & Admission Day(Unit wise)
Day Outpatient& Inpatient Operation Theatre
 
Monday I ortho& Hand II Ortho
 
Tuesday II ortho& Spine III Ortho
 
Wednesday III Ortho& Hand IV Ortho
 
Thursday IV Ortho I Ortho
 
Friday I Ortho/III Ortho & Hand& Spine II Ortho/ III Ortho/ Spine &Hand
 
Saturday II Ortho/ IV Ortho & Hand &Spine I Ortho/IVOrtho  Hand& Spine
 
Sunday
All Units
( On rotation) , Hand unit
( On Rotation),
Spine Unit

 
 
 

 
 
 
Bed Strength of Department 320
 
Average O.P 460 /Day
 
Average I.P
Trauma& Emergency   -  331 /Month
Ortho Diseases            -   81/ Month

 
Type Of Surgeries Performed
All Trauma Surgeries, Joint Replacement, Arthroscopy, Spine Surgeries, Hand And Micro Vascular Surgeries, Tumour Surgeries, Deformity Correction, Paediatric Ortho Surgeries, Plastic Surgeries.
 
Speciality  Clinic conducted by the department
Timings
10.00 A.M -12.00 P.M
Day Speciality Clinic
 
Monday Hand
 
Tuesday Spine
 
Wednesday Arthroscopy and sports injury
 
Thursday Bone tumour clinic
 
Friday Paediatric orthopaedics

 
 
 

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