INFRASTRUCTURE


Infrastructure Of Department Of Orthopaedics
The department consists of :
1. OPD complex
2. Indoor Department of Orthopaedics
3. Male Orthopaedic Ward
4. Female Orthopaedic Ward
5. Main OT complex including state of the art modular OT
6. Emergency ward & Casualty OT

The infrastructure has been designed as per norms specified by Medical Council of India:
OPD
• Reception area with registration counter
• Patients’ waiting area
• Two main General OPDs with four cubicles for patient examination functioning from 8:00am to 4:00pm
• One specialty OPD- conducting 3 OPDs per week from 11:00am to 1:00 pm
• One Plaster room and plaster cutting room-equipped with plaster equipment for application and removal and a Watson-Jone’s fracture casting table with round the clock water supply
• One minor OT with provision for autoclaving, change area, wash area and dressing storage
• One dressing room

SPECIALTY OPD :
SPECIALTY CLINICS
(Time: 11:00 to 1:00pm)
Day Name of Specialty Clinic
Tuesday Arthritis Clinic
Wednesday Spine Clinic
Thursday Congenital and Developmental Diseases Clinic
The concept of specialty OPD is to select cases of clinical and research interest and to create a data base by prospective and retrospective follow up. The specialty clinics are not unit specific and the idea is to facilitate a faculty member to interact in more than one field of interest for research and publications. We intend to collaborate with other Institutions to make our department a support centre to study the common regional Orthopaedic problems and to create a registry for our part of the State. The documentation is under process and we have adopted Hospital data system for documentation. Digitalization, update related to clinical material is already in practice.
INDOOR DEPARTMENT OF ORTHOPAEDICS :
The indoor department of Orthopaedics is the administrative and undergraduate and postgraduate teaching block and is well connected and coordinated with Department of Radiology and Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation.

Teaching room - Has capacity to accommodate 50 individuals. Has LCD and overhead projector, black-boards, bone sets and a collection of teaching X-rays along with orthotics and supports, implants and instrument sets for teaching.

Departmental Library - The library is large with seating facilities and an exhaustive collection of book titles with latest editions of text-books and specialty Orthopaedics titles and reputed Journals of both Indian and Foreign titles, many of them from 1985 till date with complete sets of prominent journals of last three years. Facilities of conventional teaching blackboard teaching and modern computer based multimedia teaching like overhead projection and LCD projection are available in the library separately from the teaching room.

Internet access - Facilities for internet access through web based data card and annual subscription of “Orthopaedic Knowledge Online” with free access to indexed journals and e- journals are available in the computer and record cubicle adjacent to the library. The computer is being used for research documentation. This facility is over and above the central station of computer and internet terminals available in the College administrative block.

Computer and record room - For clinical and academic documentation and projected forthcoming thesis work after approval of the postgraduate course in the department by MCI.

Museum – The museum has teaching bone models and specimens, the volume of which is being builtup. An archive of X-ray collection of patients treated in our wards is being maintained for research and shall form a rich data base. The X-Rays are in the constant process of being cataloged and digitalised.
The admissions consists of a wide variety of Orthopaedics patients including trauma, congenital and developmental Orthopaedic disorders, spinal diseases, paralytic diseases, joint diseases and cases of clinical interest for teaching and demonstration.

 
INDOOR WARDS:
Besides beds in casualty for emergency admissions, there are two main wards :
1. General Male Ortho Ward – 50 bed strength.
2. General Female Ortho Ward – 40 bed strength.
The general administration of the ward is supervised by senior nursing incharge.
Male Orthopaedics Ward :
The Ward consists of :

1. 50 beds
2. One plaster room – for general plaster work.
3. One dressing room – for general dressing work of ambulatory patients.
4. Isolation beds – 2 – for isolation of patients with potential infection risk.
5. Post operative care – 1 – for high dependency post operative patients.
6. Nursing duty bay – centrally located for physical observation of all patients.
7. Ward pathology laboratory – for general blood and urine examination. The special and serological examinations are conducted by Hospital Central Pathology.

The beds are divided unit wise amongst three units. Care is taken to segregate clean patients from infected limbs to avoid Hospital cross contamination. The ward is supervised by trained nursing staff who work on a round the clock basis.
Female Orthopaedics Ward :
The Ward consists of :

1. 40 beds
2. One plaster room – for general plaster work.
3. One dressing room – for general dressing work of ambulatory patients.
4. Isolation beds – 2 – for isolation of patients with potential infection risk.
5. Post operative care – 1 – for high dependency post operative patients.
6. Resident doctors’ room – 1 – shared with adjacent Male Orthopaedics Ward.
7. Nursing duty bay – centrally located for physical observation of all patients.

The beds like Male Orthopaedics Ward are also divided unit wise amongst three units. Care is taken to segregate clean patients from infected limbs to avoid Hospital cross contamination. The ward is supervised by trained nursing staff who work on a round the clock basis.
OT COMPLEX :
There are two major theatres – OT – 7 and OT – 8 dedicated to Orthopaedics, each equipped with radiolucent top operation tables with fracture attachments, C-arm, pneumatic tourniquet and anaesthesia equipment with AO trauma and arthroplasty sets, AO spine and pelvi-acetabular sets, AO power electrical equipments. The OT 8 has been recently converted into a state of the art Modular OT with latest equipments. There is one arthroscope (Karl-stortz) for diagnostic and operative work and Karl-stortz Distendau spinal endoscopy extension also. Camera for Internal circuit television projection is available for teaching purposes. The OT days are equally divided amongst the three units. The list of cases operated is maintained and major & minor procedures are segregated for documentation and research.