Orthopaedics

Introduction

The Department of Orthopaedics at AIIMS, Patna is one of the busiest departments at AIIMS Patna, and its work has already begun to gain recognition in the region. By catering to almost all orthopaedic subspecialties, the department has become a tertiary care ‘centre of excellence’ in the Eastern Region of the country. It has already established itself in the Bihar health-care sector, the mission is to serve the majority of population in this state who is compelled to travel out of the state to receive treatment for their ailments; by doing so, a significant amount of resources will be saved, and that is critical in the Indian context.

IPD: 60 Beds, with nearly the same number of beds in Trauma & Emergency. (During the pandemic, the department shared the allotted COVID beds and manpower.)

Clinical:

One of the busiest departments at AIIMS Patna is Department of Orthopaedics.

Outdoor:

During the period April 2020 to March 2021, the department has provided treatment to 7980 patients. It also runs speciality clinic for Arthritis, Spine, Sports Injury, and Paediatric Orthopaedics.

Indoor:

320 patients were admitted and 350 OPD procedures have been performed during the reference period. 212 major and 10 minor cases, with the majority of them requiring advanced surgery (tertiary level centre cases) have been operated. These orthopaedic services were provided despite the fact that our institute was a converted to a dedicated COVID Hospital between July & December 2020. The Trauma and Emergency services are in the mode of suspension since April 2020 till date.

Specialized Procedures:

The department of Orthopaedics performs more joint replacements, knee and shoulder arthroscopic surgeries, spine surgeries with deformity correction, and paediatric orthopaedics than any other medical college in Bihar.

Non-clinical:

Various intramural projects and researches are being conducted in the department, and numerous research articles have been submitted for publication, with a few being published in indexed journals.

Community services/Outreach programs:

The department participates in various outreach health camps held throughout the state. The numbers of outreach programmes in 2020 were very low, but the department participated in the Telemedicine Services run by the institute during the pandemic for citizens in lockdown.

Teaching & Training:

Undergraduate and postgraduate education and training are provided by the department. Seminars and journal clubs are being held in the department for post-graduates and senior residents, and these activities were available online even during the pandemic.

SL No.Name of FacultyDesignation
1.Prof. Dr. Anup KumarProfessor & Head
2.Dr. Sudeep KumarAdditional Professor
3.Dr. Ritesh Arvind PandeyAssociate Professor
4.Dr. Prabhat AgarwalAssistant Professor
5.Dr. Avinash KumarAssistant Professor

  • Outpatient Department (OPD): The OPD is open six days a week, Monday through Saturday, and treats all orthopaedic problems. In the second half of the OPD day, there are special clinics for hip and knee, spine, and paediatric orthopaedics.
  • OT: It is available 5 days a week, Monday through Friday (the number of OTs were reduced during the COVID pandemic).
  • Emergency OT: Round the clock (24x7x365) was introduced on 1st August, 2018, but had to be closed since July 2020 due to the COVID Pandemic.

  • Departmental specialised services/procedures include: All primary and complex trauma surgeries, paediatric CTEV corrections using the Ponsetti technique, intrarticular injections, and transforaminal/caudal epidural injections for back pain.
  • Special/advanced surgeries are performed, including hip and knee arthroplasties, knee and shoulder arthroscopies, spine surgeries (cervical, dorsal, and lumbar), and paediatric orthopaedic surgeries.

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