Orthopaedics - Ernakulam

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Overview

 

Orthopaedics is the branch of medicine that focuses on injuries and diseases of your body’s complex musculoskeletal system which includes your bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves that helps you move and actively carry on with your work.

 

The Department of Orthopaedics at Ernakulam Medical Centre offers the entire spectrum of modern orthopaedic management with special emphasis on providing effective treatment for all musculoskeletal ailments for all age groups – from newborns with congenital deformities, young athletes with a bone fracture or older people suffering from arthritis. Our consultants with decades of proven experience in their respective specialties manage your care by:

 

• Diagnosis of your disorder
• Treatment plan for the same with medication or surgery, if required
• Rehabilitation through physical therapy or exercise to restore your mobility
• Prevention of the cause of disease through relevant patient education

 

The services offered by the department are broadly classified under the following categories:

 

• General Orthopaedic conditions
• Orthopaedic surgeries
• Paediatric orthopaedics
• Geriatric orthopaedic care
• Management of mass casualty & polytrauma

 

Facilities available

 

• Outpatient consultation for the treatment of general orthopaedic conditions
• State-of-the art operation theatres for orthopaedic surgical procedures
• Intensive care units for post-operative care
• Services of experienced physiotherapists
• Specialised in-house radiology services such as X-ray,4D,Doppler,CT and MRI scans

 

General orthopaedic conditions we treat

 

Our consultant team treats a wide range of medical conditions related to orthopaedics, out of which some are listed below. Please contact our consultants for additional information on the subject or to discuss any of your complaints that might not have appeared in the list.

 

Osteoarthritis
• Knee pain and injuries
• Shoulder pain and injuries
• Back and neck pain
• Hand pain and injuries
• Hip pain and injuries
• Foot injuries and disorders
• Diabetic foot
• Problems with elbow pain and injuries
• Bone diseases
• Carpal tunnel syndrome
• Cartilage disorders
Sports related injuries and complaints
• Dislocations and other movement disorders
• Sprains due to stretched or torn muscles, tendon or ligaments

 

Orthopaedic surgeries

 

The department also has a proven record of carrying out a wide spectrum of 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

 

Polytrauma and mass casualty management

 

Polytrauma or multiple trauma is the medical condition where a person is subjected to a number of traumatic injuries, such as a head injury along with other broken bones at the same time, as in the case of accidents on the road or in the construction worksites. In most cases, such a situation warrants an immediate response from an orthopaedic surgeon to handle such life threatening emergencies.

 

As a pioneer in the region for handling accident and emergency cases for the last 30 years, we have an excellent support system to handle most cases of trauma and mass casualties.

 

Equipped with excellent operating suites and surgical intensive care units, the orthopaedics department along with the general, neuro and maxillofacial surgeons of the hospital offers 24×7 emergency support to trauma 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.

 

 

Meet our Specialists

Dr. V VGeorge

 

Dr. V.V.George, MS (Ortho)

Head of the Department &

Consultant Orthopaedic surgeon

Areas of speciality : Sports injuries, Arthroscopy

Consultation Timings :

10:30 AM – 1:00 PM   and   6:00 PM  –  7:00 PM

(Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday)

6:00 PM  –  7:00 PM ( Tuesday, Saturday)

 

 

Dr. P K Ranjit

 

Dr. P.K Ranjit , MS(Ortho), D.Ortho, DNB(Orth), FRCS(Gen), FRCS (Orth)
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Areas of specialty : Joint replacement, Arthroplasty

Consultation Timings:
Monday to Saturday : 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM

 

Dr. Cheriyan

 

Dr. C.Cherian Kovoor , D.Ortho, Dip.NB (Orth)
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Areas of specialty : Limb lengthening, Deformity correction,  Paediatric Orthopaedics

Consultation Timings:
09:00 AM to 12:00 Noon  and 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

(Tuesday,Wednesday, Friday , Saturday)

5:30 PM to 6:30 PM (Monday, Thursday)

 

Dr. Alex

 

Dr. Alex Jacob , D.Ortho, Dip. N.B. (Orth)
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Areas of specialty : Joint replacement, Arthroplasty
Consultation Timings:

09:00 AM to 1:00 PM  and 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

(Monday, Thursday, Saturday

5:30 PM to 7:00 PM (Tuesday, Friday)

4:30 PM to 5:30 PM (Wednesday)

 

 

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