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Trauma and Accident Surgery

Trauma and Accident Surgery





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.


Trauma Surgery Setting High Standards

  • Polytrauma team to enable optimal care of critically injured patients with systemic injuries and multiple fractures
  • State-of-the-art Trauma Intensive Care Unit
  • Round the clock trauma and emergency services
  • Dedicated and experienced team of trauma surgeons
  • On arrival anaesthesia (”nerve blocks”) to provide immediate pain relief
  • Thorough preoperative planning and a definitive treatment plan for all complex fractures
  • In-house availability of supportive services like Radiology, Neurosurgery, Blood bank & Bone bank




  • Year 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
    Acetabular fractures 95 112 144 108 89 114
    Pelvis fractures 93 66 39 21 30 31
    Hip fractures 441 424 422 401 349 579
    Femur fracture - nailing 1180 1404 1433 1489 1722 693
    Femur fracture - plating 436 393 348 378 446 322
    External fixator application 864 913 884 900 934 913
    Knee joint fractures 303 187 147 166 278 125
    Tibia fractures - nailing 717 876 751 843 901 556
    Tibia fractures - plating 649 697 676 758 752 594
    Ankle joint fractures 567 651 403 679 587 296
    Foot injuries 24 55 289 93 112 58
    Miscellaneous procedures 2274 1652 2178 1590 1947 1057
    Total 7643 7430 7714 7426 8147 5338

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