Department of Orthopaedic Surgery | K.S. Hegde Medical Academy (KSHEMA), Mangaluru

DEPARTMENT OF ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY

Established in 1999. The department of Orthopaedics included in the M.B.B.S Course and offers Post graduate MS program in Orthopaedics. In addition the department of orthopaedics has recognized guides for the interdisciplinary Ph.D program of Nitte University. The department has enough staff as per the requirements of the medical council of India (MCI). It tenders daily OPD services with specialty clinics and has high rate of occupancy in its in patients wards both male and female wards. It has adequate infrastructural facilities for providing clinical training for undergraduate and post graduate students. The departmental library has 148 titles and 26 periodicals.

The department provides excellent training opportunities for clinical training. Faculty adopts learner centric methods of education such as small group discussions and student seminars, speciality clinics like Hand Clinic, CTEV Clinic, Fracture Clinic, Arthroscopy Clinic, Spine Clinic, Arthroplasty Clinic and Rheumatology clinic runs simultaneously on OPD days and provide advanced training opportunities for post graduate students. Department has integrated teaching programme with the department of anatomy and physiotherapy. Teaching with audio visual aids and extensive use of CD-ROMs as learning materials. Permanent display of surgical and orthotics and artificial limbs in a departmental museum are some of the measure taken to engage students effectively. Facilities for two way audio-visual communications from OT to the seminar hall for live demonstration of surgeries have been developed to aid the teaching learning process.

Regular internal assessment tests provide a mechanism for continuous student monitoring and identification of slow learners. An academic counseling program with faculty mentorship is offered for slow learners. Regular post graduate seminars and journal clubs and case presentation are conducted as part of MS program in orthopaedics. The department is well equipped with instruments like arthroscopy instruments for total knee replacement and total hip replacement. The department encourages students participation in research. The department collects anonymous appraisal of teaching faculty from the students. Such feedback is made available to the respective faculty members to self analyse their strengths and weakness in their teaching skills, following such self analysis. The faculty member discusses their feedback with the departmental head to identify area which they need to improve in and plan corrective measures to improve their teaching.

Plans
  • We have energetic skilled and approachable faculty that are ever ready to spend time with students to clarify their doubts. In order to strengthen the clinical assessment and presentation skills of the students the department plans to have additional clinical case presentations. The department also plans to have more CME programmes and workshop to reinforce the basics and surgical skills of the students.
  • The department in order to enhance the patient number to reach out to patients in rural areas plans to have camps to evaluate advice and to offer specialized surgery to the needy patients.
  • With the facilities and opportunities a provided by the university we hope enhance our research projects especially in the field of stem cell research.

Faculty

Sl.No.

Name

Designation

1

Dr. Lawrence Mathias

Professor & HOD

2

Dr. H.R.Rai

Professor

3

Dr. B.Jayaprakash Shetty

Professor (Emeritus)

4

Dr. Vikram Shetty

Professor

5

Dr. Ashwin Shetty

Addnl. Professor

6

Dr. Siddhartha M. Shetty

Addnl. Professor

7

Dr. Deepak Hegde

Associate Professor

8

Dr. Dileep K.S.

Associate Professor

9

Dr. Sanath Kumar Shetty

Associate Professor

10

Dr.Ramdas Shenoy

Assistant Professor

11

Dr. Rajesh Kumar Thekatte

Assistant Professor

12

Dr. Punjavi Nirmal Babu

Assistant Professor

13

Dr.Haridas

Assistant Professor

14

Dr. Vinay Kumar C.

Sr. Resident

15

Dr. Aravind Shanbhagh

Sr.Resident

16

Dr.Santhosh Babu B.C.

Sr.Resident

17

Dr.Anwar A

Jr.Resident

18

Dr.BairavChandrashekar Shetty

Jr.Resident

19

Dr.Noufal S

Jr.Resident

20

Dr.Sameer Mehra

Jr.Resident

21

Dr.Sanketh Ramesh Naik

Jr.Resident

22

Dr.AvinashNayak U.

Jr.Resident

23

Dr.Hishanil Rasheed N.K.

Jr.Resident

24

Dr.JithinVinod

Jr.Resident

25

Dr.NikhilManvi

Jr.Resident

26

Dr.ShilpVerma

Jr.Resident

27

Dr. Radhesh R Menon

Jr.Resident

28

Dr. K.Umesh

Jr.Resident

29

Dr. Shashank

Jr.Resident

30

Dr. Stani Mathew

Jr.Resident

31

Dr. Vaibhav Tiwari

Jr.Resident


Academic activities and Publications

Awards & Achievements - (2016-17)
Dr Kushalappa Final year post graduate secured the best paper award runner up for the titled Comparative study for the hemoprophylaxis provided by tranexamic acid administered in Intravenous versus Intrarticular in total knee arthroplasty in the recently conducted KOACON-2016. Karnataka State Orthopaedic Association Conference KOACON-2016 held at Bangalore from February 4th to 7th and was awarded a cash prize of Rs 25,000/-

Services
  1. Schemes applicable.
    • Sampoorna suraksha, Vajapayee,Yashaswini, ESI
  2. Courses offered:
    • MBBS, MS ortopaedics, Doctoral of Philosophy, MPT,BPT,lab Technology, image technology.
  3. Extension activities
    • Department consultants visit medical center, Nitte twice a month as a part of rural outreach programme and conduct required screening as well as therapeutic treatment.
    • Department consultants visit medical center, B.C Road twice a month as a part of rural outreach programme and conduct required screening as well as therapeutic treatment.
    • Department consultants also participate in the various medical camps conducted by the colleges on various Sundays at various rural places.
    • Department consultants also participated in the Kshema Sanchalana Megha Camp at Sirsi, Kumta & Yellapura.
    • Department conducted free medical camp as part of bone and joint week on August 05.08.2017 at Karwar.
  4. Department also conducted free bone mineral densitometry test to needy patients on various occasions
  5. The Department of Orthopaedics successfully conducted DNB Practical Viva-voce examination on 23.06.2016 to 25.06.2016 for 21 students and 03.11.2016 to 05.11.2016 and 08.06.2017 to 10.06.2017 for 15 students.