Paediatric Orthopaedics Surgery


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Dr Ajoy Prasad Shetty

Senior Consultant

Spine Surgery

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Dr K. Venkatadass


Paediatric Orthopaedics


Paediatric Orthopaedics

The Paediatric Orthopaedic division of Orthopaedic surgery provides dedicated care to the musculoskeletal problems of children. Dr Venkatadass K is the Lead Consultant of the unit and a long with a team of doctors, physiotherapists and physician assistants work together to provide optimal care to all the children admitted in the unit. A child is not a 'small adult' the tender musculoskeletal system behaves different from that of an adult. Moreover, they have growth potential which needs to be preserved for them to become mature adults. All these make children so special and thus the need for trained specialists to make sure that they get the best possible care.

Any musculoskeletal problem, be it a congenital deformity (birth defect), a fracture involving the growth plate or an infection can cause alteration in growth and deformity. Timely identification of the problem and right intervention will go a long way in preventing long-term disability. Specialised services of paediatric orthopaedics include pediatric trauma care and hip preservation. Hip Preservation Surgery is a specialty developed to preserve the native hip to its maximum function and postpone arthritis. Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) and Hip Dysplasia are two leading causes of early arthritis and there are advanced surgeries available now to restore the normal anatomy and biomechanics of hip and thereby preserve its function.


  1. Trained pediatric orthopaedic specialist to provide optimal care to children.
  2. Weekly group meetings and scientific delibrations are conducted to facilitate the most appropriate care.
  3. Exclusive club foot clinics to provide Ponseti method of correctin for clubfoot.
  4. 24 x 7 pediatric trauma care services enabling appropriate treatment for each child with trauma.
  5. Special clinics for children with neuromuscular disorders and disability such as cerebral palsy, muscle dystrophy and poliomyelitis.

Year 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 (upto march)
Paediatric trauma 624 723 525 530 376 159
CTEV Tenotomy 52 50 19 31 81 19
CTEV Surgery 41 37 43 36 91 30
Cerebral Palsy 89 68 72 65 109 5
Hip Preservation Surgery 60 57 31 86 52 46
Limb deformities 126 116 47 127 79 47
Surgery osteomyelitis 23 46 12 32 29 9
Tumors 45 46 19 45 21 -
Miscellaneous 144 106 226 157 243 70
Total 1204 1249 994 1109 1081 385



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