The department of Orthopaedics in GMCH boasts of a world class unit with most modern equipment and highly trained faculty. The department caters to the patients with bone, joint and spinal diseases and is a major referral centre for complicated orthopaedic afflictions in the area. Cases of complicated polytrauma, fractures, joint disorders, spinal diseases and musculoskeletal disorders are handled in the department. The department routinely undertakes major multiple traumatic fracture surgeries, many of whom are patients referred from secondary healthcare centres of the region. Total joint replacement procedures for major joints, such as hip and knee, are carried out in the department. The Orthopaedic operation theatres are centrally airconditioned, modular, jointless stainless steel OTs well equipped with digital monitoring systems, hydraulic remote operated tables, modern mobile fluoroscopic imaging systems such as the digital C-arms and bone drilling, cutting and reaming systems from Stryker. The department routinely undertakes a host of spinal procedures such as surgical stabilization for post traumatic and degenerative spinal instability, vertebral fractures, spondylolisthesis and surgeries for spinal canal stenosis, disc herniations and for spinal infections.
In Orthopedics, the students learn about various diseases related to the bones, joints and soft tissues around them. The undergraduate students start attending the clinical postings from sixth semester and appear in the examination of Orthopedics after completing the ninth semester.
- MS (Orthopaedics)
- The Orthopaedic operation theatres are centrally airconditioned, modular, jointless stainless steel OTs well equipped with digital monitoring systems, hydraulic remote operated tables, modern mobile fluoroscopic imaging systems such as the digital C-arms and bone drilling, cutting and reaming systems from Stryker.
- The department has a seminar room and both outdoor and ward side demonstration rooms for clinical teaching of the MBBS students.
- Besides the Central College main library, the department has its own, very well equipped departmental library in the Orthopaedic Block located at the 6th floor of the hospital building.
- The department undertakes didactic and clinical teaching activities as part of the MBBS curriculum for the undergraduate medical students, in the subject of Orthopaedics, it being a part of the teaching hospital attached to the Medical college.
- The students are well acquainted with diagnosis and management of common orthopedic problems like low back pain, osteoarthritis etc. They also learn to perform simple closed reductions and preliminary handling of trauma patients.
Ongoing Research Work
- Role of JESS fixator in High Energy Tibial Plateau Fractures - Chief Investigator : Dr. Harpreet Singh
- Co-relation of MRI findings with the results of Caudally administered Epidural Steroid injections. - Chief Investigator : Dr. Harpreet Singh.
Research Publications of The Staff
Dr. Harpreet Singh
- Role of caudal epidural steroid injections in lumbar disc prolapse – Harpreet Singh, Manjinder Kaur, Sangeeta Nagpal, Sanjay Gupta. Journal of the Indian Medical Association, 2010; Vol 108(5): 287-292. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
- Gender variation in cardiovascular response to isometric exercise of upper limbs- Harpreet Singh, Manjinder Kaur. Journal of applied basic medical sciences, 2011; Volume 13 B(17): 410-412. View Link Cardiac Performance in relation to age of onset of menopause – Manjinder kaur, Harpreet Singh, GK Ahuja. Journal of the Indian Medical Association, 2011; Vol 109(4): 234-237. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
- Evaluation of left ventricular performance in menopausal women - Manjinder Kaur, G.K. Ahuja, Harpreet Singh, Lily Walia and Kumk Kum Avasthi. Indian journal of physiology and pharmacology, 2010; 54(1): 80-84.f