Orthopaedics & Physiotherapy

ORTHOPAEDICS & PHYSIOTHERAPY

Department of orthopedics is one of the busiest in the hospital. At present there are three senior medical officers in the department. Amongst them two have post graduate degrees in Orthopedics. There are 2 specialist on contract basis, there are five senior and two junior residents in the department. At present there are five sanctioned posts of plaster assistant and one post of ortho technician. But there are only two plaster assistants working against these posts. The department possesses an operating Arthroscope set complete with monitors; shaving systems etc. we have fully equipped operation theatres with a pneumatically powered drill and saw system, an image intensifier and other orthopedic instruments.

           With this infrastructure, all kinds of modern orthopedic operations are being conducted here. In the past one year, the orthopedic department rendered invaluable services to the multitude of attending patients. In addition to the routine and common orthopedic operations we have done all kinds of surgeries including arthroscopic surgeries for both knee and shoulder, total joint replacements of hips and knees, spinal surgeries for prolapsed intervertebral discs, fixation and fusion of the spine and other surgeries as well.

       In the year 2014 we have performed more than 350 major and 750 minor surgeries which included cases done in the minor OT in OPD and closed reduction of fractures in the orthopedic OPD. In addition to this we have administered about 1000 intraarticular hydrocortisone injections, applied more than 12000 plasters and removed about 11000 plasters in 2014.

     In addition to the routine cases all emergency cases are handled too. Round the clock emergency services in ortho are being provided. About 3000 plasters have been applied in the casualty department in the past year. Many emergency cases which had to be referred to other hospitals earlier due to the lack of emergency facilities are being handled now. Many emergency procedures which include open reduction and internal fixation of fractures and drainage of bone and joint abscess have been done in the past year.

    The Ortho OPD is one of the heaviest amongst all with approximately 300 patients being catered to daily. Even on Wednesdays, on which operations are performed, OPD is being run. Minor cases are performed on OPD basis in the minor OT in the OPD. Also many closed reductions under anesthesia are performed in OPD itself. Regular CTEV clinic run on every Friday in the OPD, whereby about 700 CTEV plasters have been applied.

       Physiotherapy which is an integral part of this department has been doing a commendable job. Excellent services are being provided to the needy and they are being rehabilitated to resume their occupation at earliest. Physiotherapy services are being provided to indoor and outdoor patients from all departments including orthopedics, medicine, pediatrics, gynecology and obstetrics and ICU as well. In the year 2014 the physiotherapy has been catered to more than 38000 patients in indoor and outdoor basis.

       At present there is only one regular physiotherapist, two on contract basis and one physiotherapist on deputation thrice weekly and with the increasing number of patients it is becoming difficult to manage the physiotherapy department. Increasing of physiotherapist posts is of utmost importance at present.

 

 

Medical Superintendent

Dr. Rajni Khedwal

Healthy population is an asset of the country. My motto is to achieve
"Health For All"

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