Organization profile

Organisation profile

The Department of Orthopaedics at the Kasturba Medical College, Manipal is India’s premier orthopaedic program standing among top ten in the country. The department was started by Dr. Varghese Chacko in 1967 with a mandate to create knowledge, advance learning, and improve the musculoskeletal health at the community, provincial, national, and international levels. 

Five Orthopaedic sub-specialties in our department allows intense focus of our faculty in the areas of Hand, Upper Extremity & Micro Surgery, Paediatric orthopedics, Spine, Arthroscopy and sports injuries, Joint replacement and complex trauma providing outstanding treatment to all.   


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Knee Medicine & Life Sciences
Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease Medicine & Life Sciences
Wounds and Injuries Medicine & Life Sciences
Tibia Medicine & Life Sciences
Joints Medicine & Life Sciences
Hand Medicine & Life Sciences
Spine Medicine & Life Sciences
Thigh Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 1986 2019

Management of the knee problems in spastic cerebral palsy

Ganjwala, D. & Shah, H., 01-01-2019, In : Indian Journal of Orthopaedics. 53, 1, p. 53-62 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cerebral Palsy
Natural History
Decision Making
Pinch Strength

Phenotyping and genotyping of skeletal dysplasias: Evolution of a center and a decade of experience in India

Uttarilli, A., Shah, H., Bhavani, G. S. L., Upadhyai, P., Shukla, A. & Girisha, K. M., 01-03-2019, In : Bone. 120, p. 204-211 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Osteogenesis Imperfecta
Inborn Genetic Diseases
Genetic Heterogeneity