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Orthopaedics

 

ORTHOPAEDICS

 
The Department of Orthopedics is one of the vibrant Departments at IGMC & RI. The Department is headed by  Dr. Naveen Nair, Associate Professor and other faculties include Dr. Vimalraj D, Associate Professor; Dr. Abdul Azeem, Asstistant Professor and Dr. Ashish Philip. Z, Assistant Professor.
 
The Orthopedics Department runs daily OPD with a good attendance. The statistics for the Department for 2012 are as follows.
 
  2012
OPD NEW
OPD OLD
TOTAL
ADMISSION
MAJOR OPE
MINOR OPE
JANUARY
2299
1233
3532
178
13
2
FEBRUARY
2628
1458
4086
60
10
3
MARCH
2882
1843
4725
64
20
0
APRIL
2539
1527
4066
74
16
2
MAY
2463
1660
4123
73
21
3
JUNE
2740
1526
4266
90
22
6
JULY
2976
1821
4797
89
19
4
AUGUST
2886
1584
4470
47
20
1
SEPTEMBER
2852
1779
4631
59
14
4
OCTOBER
2720
1569
4289
65
12
4
NOVEMBER
DECEMBER
2640
2893
1663
1615
4303
4508
45
59
11
15
0
9
TOTAL
32,518
19,278
51,796
903
193
38
 
The elective operation theatre runs three days a week. Nearly 200 major orthopaedic surgeries were performed in 2012.
The Department of Orthopedics is academically active too. The teaching program of Department consists of Departmental meeting, theory and clinical classes for the medical students of IGMC&RI and case discussions and bed side clinics for DNB postgraduates from IGGGH & PGI, Pondicherry. 
 
            The Department organized and successfully conducted the 2nd IOA PG teaching program sponsored by Indian Orthopedics Association and the Pondicherry Orthopaedic Association, at IGMC & RI on 28th and 29th July 2012. Nearly 100 postgraduate orthopaedic trainees from in and around South India attended and benefitted from the program. The department also successfully organized and conducted the 2nd Annual Conference of the Pondicherry Orthopaedic Association (POACON 2012) at Hotel GRT-Sunway on November 3rd and 4th, 2012 in a commendable way. 
 
            The department has achievements of faculty in the orthopedics field. 
           Prof. Rajagopalan conducted the FNB Examination in Spine Surgery, at IGMC&RI on 7th and 8th June, 2012, the centre being the only centre for the same in India. He served as Scientific Chairman at the Orthopaedic Association of South Indian States Conference (OASISCON) 2012, at Bangalore, in August 2012. He has served as faculty in other conferences including:
  1. Faculty, International Conference on Injuries of Spine and Spinal Cord., October 2012, at Delhi
  2. Faculty, OASISCON 2012, Bangalore
  3. Faculty, PG Teaching Program at MS Ramiah Medical College, Banglore, March 2012.
  4.  Faculty, PG Teaching Program at Calicut Medical College, Calicut, in July 2012
  5. Faculty, PG Teaching Program at Stanley Medical College, Chennai, in March 2012.
  6. Faculty, PG Teaching Program at Trivandrum Medical College, Trivandrum, September 2012
  7. Faculty, Workshop on GAIT at JIPMER, Pondicherry.
  8. Faculty, Workshop on Pelvic and Acetabular fractures at Chennai April, 2012
  9. Faculty, NAILSCON 2012, at Udaipur, Sept, 2012.
 
Professional Affiliations
 
1.      President , Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery, India.
2.      Vice President, Pondicherry Orthopaedic Association.
 
            Dr. Saseendar has been chosen as Member of Editorial Board, Journal of Medical Thesis. He published the following scientific papers in International Journals, in 2012:
 
1.      Outcomes and complications of fibular head resection. Strategies in Trauma and Limb Reconstruction 2012,7:27–32.
2.      The evaluation and management of infected total hip and knee arthroplasties - a multicentric retrospective study. Hospital for Special Surgery Journal, New York, In Press.
 
            Dr Saseendar presented a paper entitled “Diaphyseal osteochondroma: a new entity?” at the 2nd Annual Conference of the Pondicherry Orthopedics Association (POACON) 2012 on November 4th, 2012.
 
            Dr Saseendar has been invited for the International Society of Orthopaedic Centres Meeting (ISOC) 2013 in Hamburg, Germany from April 3rd to 6th, 2013 where he will be awarded ‘Fellow of the International Society of Orthopaedic Centres’.
 
            The department is very active in clinical research, the following being some of them:
 
Ongoing research:
 
1.      “Diagnostic significance of radiological measurements in posterior and plantar heel pain – Dr. S Saseendar, Prof. Rajagopalan, Dr. Naveen Nair, Dr. Vijay Chavada.
2.      Incidence and severity of benign Hypermobility in Pediatric Orthopedic Trauma (the HyperPOT Study) – Dr. S Saseendar, Prof. Rajagopalan, Dr. Naveen Nair, Dr. Vijay Chavada, Dr. Venkateshwaran, Dr. Arun Babu.
 
Proposed research:
 
1.      Vitamin D deficiency - a treatable cause of chronic low back-ache? A comparative study – Prof. Rajagopalan, Dr. Saseendar, Dr. Naveen Nair, Dr. Vimal Raj. Proposed to the Department of Science Technology and Environment, Puducherry for funding.
2.      “Randomised controlled trial comparing arthroscopic bone-patella tendon-bone and hamstring grafts for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction in adults” – Dr. Saseendar, Prof. Rajagopalan. Proposed to the University Grants Commission, New Delhi for funding.

 

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