Orthopaedics

Names of Doctors: Dr Mannam Ebenezer, MBBS, D Ortho, MS (Ortho).

                                     Dr S. Partheebarajan, MBBS

                                     Dr Amrita Susanna Daniel, MBBS, D Ortho.

Orthopaedics has been a part of leprosy reconstructive surgery over the past six decades.

Since 1999, this speciality is further developed to deal with fractures/ dislocations and general orthopaedics. It specialises in orthopaedic problems due to neurological involvement, such as polio, cerebral palsy, nerve injuries. The Department has facilities such as Arthroscopy and the image intensifier to provide quality care.

Our institute is a “centre of excellence” for Diabetic Foot Care recognized by the World of Diabetic Foundation.

Services

          OPD

          In-Patient services

          Ulcer clinic

          Operation Theater

          X-ray department

OPD Registration timings

          Monday to Friday – 8:00 AM – 12:30 PM

           Saturday               – 8:00 AM -10 AM

          The OPD service is aimed at providing quality care for patients, augmented by a fully equipped minor-procedure room and dressing room. The treatment plan is tailored to the financial status of the patients with no compromise in the standard of care.

The minor-procedure room handles suturing of lacerations, incision and drainage of abscesses etc. The dressing room is functional even on Sundays to serve the patients who need daily ulcer care and handles minor debridement as well. Holistic care is ensured through inter-departmental referrals.

In-Patient services

 The in-patient services cater to all levels of people. There is a medical ward for patients with fractures and diabetic ulcers, a private ward with air-conditioned rooms, and a surgical ward for leprosy patients with ulcers. The patients are seen everyday and the progress of the patient is discussed with the relatives everyday. While in the hospital, the co-existing diseases are also taken care of ensuring complete care.

Ulcer clinic

 The ulcer clinic is dedicated for diabetic and leprosy ulcers. The aim of this clinic is to save limbs by frequent dressings and good antibiotic cover. The ulcer is regularly reviewed and debrided to hasten healing. All other confounding factors in wound healing such as anemia, malnutrition, poor glycemic control etc are optimized to augment healing. 

Operation Theater

 There is one major operating room and one septic operating room available for elective and emergency surgeries. Elective surgeries are planned on Thursdays. Emergency surgeries are done any time depending on the severity of the injury. A regular microbial surveillance is done to ensure a sterile environment.

X-ray department

The X-ray department is functional 24 hours a day to aid in the diagnosis of fractures and metabolic bone diseases. It extends its services intra-operatively with the image-intensifier which is an asset to the current surgical techniques.