The hospital has a state of the art orthopaedic trauma unit catering to a huge population of the western zone of Tamilnadu, adjoining states and also complex trauma are referred from remote frontiers of India and other neighboring countries like Bangladesh, Nepal, Maldives etc. The trauma team is headed by Dr. J. Dheenadhayalan, Consultants: Dr. Ramesh Perumal, Dr. Devendra Agraharam and Dr. Arunkamal and two Associate trauma consultants : Dr Mohammed Zackariya, Dr. Velmurugesan P, 11 registrars, 6 fellows and 10 post graduate students, who provide round-the-clock trauma and emergency cover.
The unit has 10 dedicated operation theatres for trauma surgeries. Additionally 3 opertation theaters are available for emergency surgeries and open injury management. The 24 x 7 availability of trauma anaesthetist, plastic surgery consultant and orthopaedic consultant enables the unit to provide resuscitation and appropriate management for all major injuries at any time of the day. The consultant level input right at the arrival of the patient makes a huge difference in decision making and ensures the right management for these complex injuries. Many lives are saved during the “golden hour” after the accident by expert resuscitation and early damage control surgical care.
Academic trauma meetings are conducted three times a week and all trauma cases operated are discussed in an open forum to provide the best possible care for patients. For complex fractures, pre-operative treatment plan is formulated during trauma meetings.
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