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Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgery

Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgery

The Paediatric Orthopaedic division of Orthopaedic surgery provides specialised and dedicated care to the musculoskeletal problems of children. The unit is headed by Dr Venkatadass K and has an energetic team of doctors, physician assistants and physiotherapists who work together to provide optimal care to all the children who comes with a musculoskeletal problem. A child is not a 'small adult' and the tender musculoskeletal system behaves different from that of an adult. Moreover, they have growth potential which needs to be preserved for them to become mature adults. All these make children so special and thus the need for trained specialists to make sure that they get the best possible care.

Any musculoskeletal problem, be it a congenital deformity (birth defect), a fracture involving the growth plate or an infection can cause alteration in growth which can eventually lead to a deformity. Timely identification of the problem and right intervention at the right time will not only prevent the deformity but also prevent the child from suffering a life-long disability. Specialised services of paediatric orthopaedics include pediatric trauma care, deformity corrections and hip preservation. Hip Preservation Surgery is a specialty developed to preserve the native hip to its maximum function and postpone arthritis. Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) and Hip Dysplasia are two leading causes of early arthritis and there are advanced surgeries available now to restore the normal anatomy and biomechanics of hip and thereby preserve its function.


  1. Trained pediatric orthopaedic specialists to provide optimal care to children.
  2. 24 x 7 pediatric trauma care services enabling appropriate treatment for each child with trauma.
  3. Evidence based pre-operative planning sessions to facilitate the most appropriate care.
  4. Exclusive club foot clinics to provide Ponseti method of correction for clubfoot.
  5. Exclusive Hip Clinics to cater to children with hip pathologies like dip dysplasia (DDH), Slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE), Perthes disease and its sequelae and femoro-acetabular impingement (FAI).
  6. Special clinics for children with neuromuscular disorders and disability such as cerebral palsy and muscular dystrophy.

Year 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Paediatric trauma 624 723 525 530 376 417
CTEV Tenotomy 52 50 19 31 81 35
CTEV Surgery 41 37 43 36 91 16
Cerebral Palsy 89 68 72 65 109 25
Hip Preservation Surgery 60 57 31 86 52 48
Limb deformities 126 116 47 127 79 64
Surgery osteomyelitis 23 46 12 32 29 24
Tumors 45 46 19 45 21 27
Miscellaneous 144 106 226 157 243 127
Total 1204 1249 994 1109 1081 783


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