The department was opened at Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences (SSSIHMS), Prasanthigram, as a full service facility on July 11, 2006, providing complete Orthopaedic care, inculcating the principles of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba. The department provides state-of-the-art advanced medical and surgical treatment totally free of charge, irrespective of race, religion, caste, creed, gender, nationality or financial status.
The facility is equipped with most modern high technology equipment and is staffed by well qualified, experienced consultants. The department is approved by the National Board of Examination, New Delhi, for postgraduate training in Orthopaedics.
Out Patient Facility
About 150-180 patients are treated every day in this facility. A separate block is dedicated for screening patients coming to the hospital for the first time. Genuine Orthopaedic cases are referred to Orthopaedic OPD for further care. Specialty clinics for Paediatric.
Orthopaedics, Illizarov & deformity correction, Spine, Arthritis and Trauma are conducted on a regular basis.
24- hour emergency facility
An emergency department with 4 beds and a Minor Operation theater provides 24-hour service to all emergencies in Orthopaedics.
A well-equipped Physiotherapy section staffed by three full time well trained Physiotherapists provides physiotherapy services at the department.
The department has a 48 bedded ward (separate male and female ward, and a fully equipped PACU). On an average, 7 admissions a day are made to the ward.
The department has 3 modular Operation Theaters fitted with the best equipment. A 4-bedded post-op recovery room is also attached to it. Currently 6-8 major surgeries are done a day, adding up to around 19,700 surgeries from the inception of the department. The surgeries performed include:
Dr. D.C. Sundaresh: Chairman, Senior Consultant
Dr. Prakash Khanchandani: HOD, Senior Consultant
Dr. Koushik Narayan S: Additional Senior Consultant
Dr. Jayanth Sampath: Senior Consultant
Dr. Abhishek V Mundargi: Junior Consultant
Several senior orthopaedic consultants both from India and abroad regularly visit the hospital and perform surgeries and also take part in teaching staying up to 12 weeks at the hospital. A visiting professor of neuro-surgery from the USA also participates in teaching sessions frequently. This provides a different perspective and high quality training to the junior staff and DNB students.
Dr. R. Varadachari: Visiting Senior Consultant, former Chairman of Department of Orthopaedics, SSSIHMS, Prasanthigram.
Dr. Raj Reddy: Visiting Senior Consultant, Department of Orthopaedics, Midland Memorial Hospital, Texas, U.S.A
Dr. Subhash Patel: Visiting Senior Consultant, formerly with Moore Orthopaedic Clinic, Columbia, U.S.A
Dr. Ananth Krishnan: Clinical Associate Professor, Visiting Senior Consultant
Dr. Kailash Rao: Visiting Honorary Senior Consultant
Dr. Anand Galagali: Honorary Senior Consultant
With immense grace of our beloved lord Sri Sathya Sai Baba, we are commencing a fellowship programme in the department of Orthopaedics in Sports Medicine & Arthroscopy. The goals of the fellowship are to provide a comprehensive educational, clinical, operative and research training opportunity in Orthopaedic sports medicine and to stimulate our trainees to subsequently provide exemplary clinical care and contribute to future improvements in the general field of Orthopaedic sports medicine.
Department has developed a Chondrocyte cell culture lab in the hospital, in collaboration with SSSIHL-PN and has successfully done indigenous Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation in a patient as a pilot project, under CTRI approved project of Government of India.
The department also has a dry bone and simulation skills lab for training of DNB residents and junior faculty members. The Lab has 4 stations each for Trauma, Arthroscopy, Ilizarov and Microsurgery.