Calicut medical college was established in
1957. The Calicut Medical College is the apex referral center for the
Northern Kerala catering to five districts of the state. The
department of Orthopaedics is functioning from the outset. Presently
the dept is giving admission to 10 post graduate student per year. For
the convenience of the work output, the dept is functioning as 4
Unit I: Prof
Jyodish K S, Prof and Head of the
Jackob Mathew, Asst. Professor
Dr. Kumaran Chettiar, Asst. Professor
Unit II: Dr. Raveendran , Associate Professor
Dr. Ravikumar Asst Professor
Dr. Sreejith T G, Lecturer
Dr. Balaji, Senior Lecturer
Unit III: Dr. Gopinathan P, Associate Professor
Dr. Anwar Marthya, Senior lecturer
Dr. Sibin Surendran, Senior Lecturer
Unit IV: Dr. Rajesh Purushottaman, Asst Professor
Dr. Raju K, Senior Lecturer
Dr. Jojo Inassi, Senior Lecturer
The Dept of Orthopaedics is actively carrying out
patient care, teaching undergraduate and post graduate students and
research programmes. About 250 patients attend to the out patient
department everyday. At any time there are about 300 in patients
admitted for treatment.We are performing about 50 major and 100 minor
surgeries per week. The casualty service of our Dept is functioning
round the clock every day through out the year and has about 100
patients per day of which 8-10 undergo major surgeries and about 25
undergo minor surgeries per day.
We have teaching programmes for postgraduate and
undergraduate students. The undergraduate students are undergoing
training for a period of three months in clinical Orthopaedics.
Postgraduate training includes patient care, academic activities and
training in surgical techniques. Each PG is doing a dissertation. In
addition to the regular dissertation there are many other research
activities going on in the department. Many of the works have been
presented in the National and International conferences. Some of them
- Management of
intra capsular fractures in young adults presented in the
Indo-German orthopaedic foundation meeting at cochin.
bracing in the treatment of fractures of humerus in adults presented
at Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association meeting at Coimbatore.
management of Perthes disease presented at Indian Orthopaeedic
Association meeting at Madras.
management of fracture spine presented at Indian Orthopaedic
Association meeting at Madras.
trauma score in the treatment of poly trauma cases presented at
Orthopaedic association of South Indian States conference at
The dept is actively involved in conducting
Continuing Medical Education Programmes for the benefit of the
consultants, the specialists working in the periphery as well as the
PGs from other colleges,. The CME was conducted recently in Total
Knee Replacement Surgery, and another one on Spinal
instrumentation. A Clinical Training and Instructional Course
lecture was conducted in August 2003, and August 20p04, which were
recognized by Indian Medical Council and the National Board of
Examinations New Delhi.
Our association with National Institute of
Technology Calicut has resulted in the evolution of special wrist
fixator for the treatment of complicated fractures of the wrist.
We have developed many new surgical methods which
has been widely accepted in various national conferences. They
- Double breasting
of the capsule in the treatment of congenital dislocation of the
in the treatment of popliteal cyst.
- New static
ligamentotaxis device for treatment of fractures of the wrist.
invasive surgery in Austin Moore Prosthesis in fractures of neck of
invasive Lumbar discectomy.
- Reverse hybrid
total hip replacement surgery
- Patellar non
resurfacing Total Knee Arthroplasty
- Indigenous elbow
lengthening in Volkman’s ischeamic contractures of the forearm
- Box suturing in
mallet finger deformity
- Expandable cage
in Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion in Spinal instability
correction - Anterior and posterior surgeries in Lateral position
- Arthroscopic ACL
reconstruction and augmentation
shoulder repair for shoulder instability
This department has so far set a standard in
The department is conducting annual CMEs and
Hands on workshop on Total hip and Knee Replacement, spine fixation,
arthroscopic knee surgeries. Eminent faculties from all over India are
invited to share there knowledge and wisdom.
The department is also conducting Clinical Training
and Instructional Course (CTIC) for the postgraduates annualy. This is
recognized by the Medical Council of India.
The department is publishing a quarterly journal,
the “Journal of Calicut Ortho Alumni Association”. This journal has
obtained international standard serial number from Paris (ISSN
The department is also publishing an open access
online journal “Journal of Orthopaedics” (available at
www.jortho.org). More than one lakh readers visit this site
every month from all over the world. This is an online journal with
perspectives in Tropical Orthopaedics. This is indexed in major
indexing agencies like, Directory of Open Access Journals, Open Med
online, Ulrich’s Medical Directory, Google, Yahoo, American online
etc. This is a peer reviewed journal and we have already published
articles from Japan, Venezuela, UK, Nepal etc.
The department is conducting Prof P.A. Alexander
Memorial Quiz competition for under graduate students and Prof. P. K.
Surendran memorial quiz competition for post graduates on an yearly
Many papers papers has been published by the
department in many national and international conferences .The
department has really set a new standard for the Orthopaedic education
in Kerala state.
Many advanced Orthopaedic procedures have been
introduced in the department and are routinely done, thus increasing
the quality of Orthopaedic surgical care. Some of them includes
Spondylolisthesis surgery, Scoliosis surgery (both anterior and
posterior correction), Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion with
expandable cage, Minimally invasive lumbar discectomy, Total Knee
Arthroplasty, Total Hip Arthroplasty,total elbow arthroplasty,
Ilizarov procedures, arthroscopic meniscal and cruciate surgeries,
arthroscopic repair for rotator cuff tears, shoulder instability etc.