About the Department
The goal of MS course in Orthopaedics is to produce a competent orthopaedic surgeon who is:
- Aware of the current concepts in quality care in Orthopaedics and musculoskeletal trauma and also of diagnosis, therapeutic, medical and surgical management of Orthopaedic problems
- Able to offer initial primary management of acute Orthopaedic and trauma emergencies.
- Aware of the limitations and refer readily to major centers for more qualified care of cases which warrant such referral.
- Aware of research methodology and be able to conduct research and publish the work done.
- Able to effectively communicate with patients, their family members, people and professional colleagues.
- Able to exercise empathy and a caring attitude and maintain high ethical standards.
- Able to continue taking keen interest in continuing education irrespective of whether he / she is in teaching institution or in clinical practice.
- Dynamic, available at all times and proactive in the management of trauma victims and orthopaedic emergencies.
At the end of MS course, the resident should be adept in the following domains:
- Skill to take a proper history for musculoskeletal disorders
- Clinical examination of all musculoskeletal disorders
- Application of history & clinical findings in making an appropriate clinical diagnosis.
- Interpretation of investigations.
- Discussion of options of treatment and follow up rehabilitation for the diagnosis made.
- Have an in-depth theoretical knowledge of the syllabus with emphasis on current concepts.
- Learn basic skills in musculoskeletal surgery including training on bone models and on patients by assisting or performing under supervision or perform independently as required.
- Have basic knowledge of common disorders of the spine, PIVD, degenerative disorders of spine, trauma spine and infections of spine for diagnosis and evaluation of the common spine disorders.
- Develop a familiarity to major topics under "Sports Medicine" - to gain exposure to the basic surgery, master the pathophysiology of the conditions usually encountered and develop a sound foundation to add new knowledge in the future.
- Learn basic principles of Hand Surgery with emphasis on applied anatomy, understanding pathophysiology of common conditions, planning of treatment and post operative protocols.
- Develop understanding of principles of soft tissue coverage and learn basic techniques used in extremity surgery.
The student shall be able to:
- Explain the principles of recognition of bone injuries and dislocation.
- Apply suitable methods to detect and manage common infections of bones and joints.
- Identify congenital, skeletal anomalies and their referral for appropriate correction or rehabilitation.
- Recognize metabolic bone diseases as seen in this country.
- Explain etiogenesis, manifestations, and diagnosis of neoplasm affecting bones.
Be able to perform certain orthopaedic skills, provide sound advice of skeletal and related conditions at primary or secondary health care level
At the end of the course, the student shall be able to:
- Detect sprains and deliver first aid measures for common fractures and sprains and manage uncomplicated fractures of clavicle, Colles’s forearm, phalanges etc.
- Use techniques of splinting, plaster, immobilization etc.
- Manage common bone infections, learn indications for sequestration, amputations and corrective measures for bone deformities;
- Advise aspects of rehabilitation for Polio, Cerebral Palsy and Amputation.