The department of orthopaedics caters to problems of musculo-skeletal system. This includes conditions arising as a result of trauma and various other conditions such as soft tissue and joint diseases, congenital problems and arthritis. We aim to provide world-class care in all major domains of Orthopaedic surgery. Facilities and Services OPD Services: Department of Orthopaedics is providing daily Out Patient services since 27.05.2013. The number of patient attending Out Patient Department (OPD) is increasing every day. Consultation by specialists in all fields of Orthopaedics is available on all working days. The various facilities provided in the out- patient clinics include corrective plaster application for club foot and closed trauma, intra-articular injections and other minor procedures. The out-patient also extends treatment and genetic counselling for hereditary/familial disorders and birth defects related to musculoskeletal system. The department also provides services related to hand and foot disorders.  In-Patient Services: The department is providing in- patient care to patients requiring admission either for surgical intervention or conservative management. The department has the facility of operating twice a week. The myriad of surgeries done are Hip & Knee Replacement, Reconstructive surgery for Bone tumors, corrective surgeries for spastic children and other Pediatric limb deformities, Arthroscopic Joint surgeries, Lumbar Discectomy, Decompression and instrumentation for Spinal Tuberculosis, Spondylolisthesis and other Degenerative Spinal Disorders apart from complex peri-articular Limb trauma, mal-unions, and non-unions. The department provides expert care in the following specialties, apart from general orthopaedic conditions. Spine surgery: The specialty of Spine Surgery manages various spinal pathologies ranging from diseases of the intervertebral disc, Degenerative Spinal Disease, Spondylolisthesis (Low & High grade), Spinal tumors and Spinal Tuberculosis with special emphasis on deformity (Kyphosis & Scoliosis). Spinal surgeries projected for coming year:  
  • Deformity correction.
  • Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery (MISS).
  • Revision Spinal surgeries.
  • Navigation assisted Spinal procedures.
Joint replacement services:The department currently provides primary and revision joint replacement services. Procedures for salvaging hip and knee joints from joint replacement in selected indications for younger patients are also carried out. We intend to expand it to state of art surgeries soon which will include
  • Partial knee replacements (Unicompartmental knee arthroplasty)
  • Elbow and shoulder replacements
  • Navigation assisted Joint replacement
Pediatric Orthopaedics:Orthopaedic conditions in children need special attention due to the effect of future on the skeleton. The areas of special consideration (apart from common pediatric trauma) are:
  • Congenital deformities (Birth defects) of limbs and spine
  • Spastic children (Cerebral palsy)
  • Myopathies
  • Skeletal dysplasias
  • Reconstructive surgeries of growing skeleton
Arthroscopic surgeries- Several procedures around the joints can be done using minimally-invasive techniques and key-hole surgeries. Arthroscopic reconstruction for soft tissue injuries around knee and shoulder joints is available. Arthroscopic surgeries for small joints such as ankle are also being carried out. These shall be expanded in future to include hip and elbow arthroscopic surgeries. Orthopaedic Oncology: Early detection and timely management of musculoskeletal tumors by all available modalities including limb-reconstruction surgery is the target to reduce morbidity and mortality from musculo-skeletal tumors. This facility has been functional in the department. Further expansion of services in the field of hand surgery, trauma emergencies and spinal deformity correction among others is being planned.   Contact Us Department of Orthopaedics All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Rishikesh. Uttarakhand. Pin No. 249201 Ph: +911352462976 Email: