The Orthopaedic Surgery Department at SRM Medical College Hospital has already made a niche for itself and people from the city and even far off places make a beeline for it. Prof. R. Dhanapal, Head of Department, is a highly experienced teacher and a skilled surgeon with special interest in spine and joint replacement. Prof. Selva Kumar, an experienced surgeon who heads the second unit in the department, ably assists him. The faculty team comprises of an associate professor, 4 assistant professors, 5 tutors and 7 junior residents.
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A streamlined teaching program has been designed for the undergraduates who are posted to the Orthopaedic Department in rotation. Clinical demonstration classes take place in the outpatient department, and the students are trained through clinical examinations and presentations. Students are encouraged to interact with the faculty members to create an atmosphere of trust. Orthopaedic cases of clinical interest are discussed at the CME programs. The students are exposed to pre-operative planning where surgical cases are discussed in great detail.
The department has a full-fledged outpatient department. But the main focus is on the orthopaedic ward. The spacious, 75 bed orthopaedic ward dedicates 30 beds to women. Since the hospital is next to a busy highway, lots of RTA cases arrive in casualty and an orthopaedic specialist is always on call. The ward is well-staffed and has all the instruments necessary for handling simple to compound fracture cases.
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