Best Orthopaedics Hospital in Kerala | Aster Medcity, India

Aster Centre of Excellence in Orthopaedics & Rheumatology

One of the most advanced facilities of its kind in the region, the Aster Centre of Excellence in Orthopaedics & Rheumatology at Aster Medcity offers specialised services for comprehensive management of musculoskeletal disorders in adults and children.

Designed to function like an independent hospital, the Centre of Excellence (CoE) has an outpatient division, an inpatient division, a day care wing, state-of-the-art imaging facilities, dedicated Ortho ICUs, digital integrated ortho surgical suites,
a physical rehabilitation division and a 24-hour emergency wing for trauma & accident care. The separate entrance to the facility ensures quick and personalised medical attention to patients.

Aster Centre of Excellence in Orthopaedics & Rheumatology is the first and only facility in Kerala to offer advanced sports medicine services.

The exceptional team of doctors comprise experts from all sub-specialities in musculoskeletal care joint reconstruction, sports orthopaedics & arthroscopic surgery, paediatric orthopaedics, orthopaedic oncology, orthopaedic spine, rheumatology, hand surgery and orthopaedic anaesthesia & critical care..

Multidisciplinary in approach, they provide customised, evidence-based treatment to patients, with help of critical care experts, infection control physicians, speciality-trained nurses, physical rehabilitation experts, clinical psychologists/ counsellors and qualified technicians.

Aster Centre of Excellence in Orthopaedics & Rheumatology offers a comprehensive range of medical technology and clinical support including South Asia’s first OR1 Fusion Digital Integrated Green OT certified surgical Suites; South India’s first IntelliSpace Critical Care and Anaesthesia (ICCA) ICUs; Kerala’s first True Beam Linear Accelerator for high-precision radiotherapy, 3D C-arm with navigation and Philips fourth generation Time of Flight 16 Slide PET CT.

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ORTHOPAEDICS & RHEUMATOLOGY TEAM SPEAKS

Doctors

Dr. Benjamin Joseph

Associate Consultant

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One of the most respected Paediatric Orthopaedicians in the country ,Dr. Benjamin Joseph has more than 36 years of experience to his credit. Trained in some of the finest hospitals in India and the UK, he is an expert in management of congenital anomalies including deformities of the upper and lower limbs, hip, knee, ankle and foot problems, cerebral palsy and paralytic problems in children.

Qualifications

Training in Paediatric Orthopaedics (Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, UK)

Training in Paediatric Orthopaedics (Children’s Hospital, UK)

M.Ch in Orthopaedics (Liverpool, UK)

MS in Orthopaedic Surgery (Kasturba Medical College, Manipal) | MBBS (CMC, Vellore)

Achievements

Professor of Orthopaedics, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, India

Head of Paediatric Orthopaedic Service (Unit II), Department of Orthopaedics, Kasturba Hospital, India

Author

Paediatric Orthopaedics: A System Of Decision-Making

Written 5 chapters in Orthopaedic text books

Published 76 articles in peer-reviewed journals

Editor

Orthopaedic Clinics Of North America: Perthes’ Disease (July 2011)

Proficient in English,Malayalam

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Dr. Bobby Jacob

Senior Consultant

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An Orthopaedic Surgeon with more than 15 years of experience, Dr. Bobby Jacob is an expert in advanced arthroscopic management of degenerative conditions/ sports injuries of the shoulder and elbow; multi-ligament injuries of the knee; complex poly trauma and pelvic/ acetabulum fractures and Ilizarov technique.

Trained at some of the finest institutes in the United Kingdom and India, his areas of special interest include comprehensive management of shoulder instability, SLAP tears, labral injuries, rotator cuff problems, joint replacement and complex fractures.

Qualifications

FRCS in Trauma and Orthopaedics (Intercollegiate Speciality Board, Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, United Kingdom) | MRCS (Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, United Kingdom) | MS Ortho (Govt. Medical College, Kottayam) | D Ortho (Govt. Medical College, Kottayam) | MBBS (Govt. Medical College, Kottayam)

Achievements

4 years of specialised training in comprehensive management of complex injuries of the shoulder, elbow and knee soft tissue.

Speciality training in advanced arthroscopy, knee and joint replacement and sports injuries and complex poly trauma.

Worked as:

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Medical Trust Hospital

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, KIMS Hospital, Thiruvananthapuram

SHO - Orthopaedics, Yeovil District Hospital, East Somerset NHS Trust, UK

Clinical Fellow – Orthopaedics, South mead Hospital, North Bristol NHS Trust, UK

Senior SHO (Registrar Grade) – Orthopaedics, Stirling Royal Infirmary, Forth Valley NHS Trust, UK

Senior SHO (Registrar Grade), Orthopaedics Wansbeck General Hospital,

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Trust, UK

Staff Grade Registrar – Orthopaedics, Princess of Wales Hospital, Bridgend Bro Morgannwg NHS Trust, UK

Staff Grade Registrar – Orthopaedics, Wythenshawe Hospital, University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Trust, UK

Consultant – Orthopaedics & Trauma, St. John’s Hospital, Kattapana

Consultant – Orthopaedics & Trauma, Tiruvalla Medical Mission, Tiruvalla

Proficient in English, Malayalam, Hindi

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Dr. Joe Thomas

Associate Consultant

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A Rheumatologist with more than 4 years of experience, Dr. Joe Thomas is an expert in diagnosis, treatment and management of arthritis and other rheumatic diseases in adults and children. His fields of special interest include rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematous and vasculitis.

Qualifications

DNB in Rheumatology (Nizam Institute, Hyderabad) | | MD in Internal Medicine (PSGIMSR, Coimbatore) | MBBS (JJM Medical college, Kuvempu University, Karnataka)

Achievements

Head of Department, Rheumatology, Lourdes Hospital, Kochi

Senior Resident, Department Of Rheumatology, Nizam Institute Of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad

Department of Internal Medicine, Cochin Cooperative Medical College

Trained in departments - Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Orthopaedics, Paediatrics, Govt. Hospital, Kochi

Proficient in Malayalam, English, Hindi, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu

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Dr. Vijaya Mohan S

Consultant

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An expert in joint reconstruction with more than 11 years of experience, Dr. Vijay Mohan specialises in hip and knee replacement surgery. Trained in Europe, Thailand and India, he is adept at advanced robotic orthopaedic procedures. His areas of special interest include arthroscopy and complex trauma involving the lower limb.

Qualifications

Fellowship in Arthroplasty (AIMS, Kochi) | DNB in Orthopaedics (Medical College, Trivandrum) | D Ortho (Govt.Medical College,Trivandrum) I MBBS (Govt. Medical College Trivandrum)

Achievements

Trained at: Arthrolab Munich | The European center for Knee Research, Belgium| ZNA Middleheim, Antwerp| Heilih Hart Hospital, Lier| Chulalongkorn University Hospital, Bangkok| Ameos Klinicum Halberstedt, Germany.

One of the most renowned surgeons in primary and revision joint replacement

Highly skilled in computer navigation, patient specific knee replacement

Expert in Robotic Orthopaedic Surgery

Consultant Orthopaedic surgeon and Associate Professor at the Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi.

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Lourdes Hospital, Kochi

Department of Orthopaedics, Kochi Medical College

Department of Surgery, Benzigar Hospital, Kollam

Department of Paediatric Oncology , Regional Cancer Centre, Thiruvananthapuram

Qualified ATLS provider and is a keen trainer in Arthroplasty and arthroscopic skills

Invited as Faculty to various national and international conferences for presentations and live surgery demonstrations

Proficient in Malayalam, English and Hindi

Consultant Orthopaedic surgeon and Associate Professor at the Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi.

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Dr. Sabari Girish R

Consultant

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An Orthopaedic Surgeon who specializes in spine surgery, Dr. Sabari Girish has more than 10 years of experience (including 5 years in spine surgery) to his credit. Trained in advanced procedures like microscopic spine surgery, his areas of expertise include management of degenerative diseases, tumours and deformities of the spine and orthopaedic/ spinal trauma.

Qualifications

Fellowship in Spine Orthopaedics (Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi) | MS in Orthopaedics (Kasturba Medical College, Manipal) | MBBS (Govt. Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram)

Achievements

Expertise in:

Cervical and lumbar degenerative disc disease (lumbar micro discectomy, ACDF, posterior cervical foraminotomy, lateral extra cavitary thoracic discectomy, lumbar instrumented TLIF, cervical and thoracolumbar laminectomy for canal stenosis)

Cervical, thoracolumbar and craniovertebral junction trauma (anterior and posterior stabilisation, occipito-cervical and C1-C2 stabilisation and fusion)

Intradural tumours, vertebroplasty and stabilisation for spine secondaries

Spinal deformities

Consultant Orthopaedic & Spine Surgeon, Cosmopolitan Hospital, Thiruvananthapuram

Consultant Orthopaedic & Spine Surgeon, SUT Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram

Published articles in peer reviewed journals

Presented paper on Clinical Outcome Of Lumbar Microdiscectomy In Patients Selected Using MSU Classification” for P K Surendran Memorial Gold Medal in KOACON 2014

Proficient in English, Malayalam

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Dr. Bibu George

Consultant

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An Orthopaedic Surgeon with more than 16 years of experience, Dr Bibu George is an expert in joint replacement surgeries and management of complex orthopaedic trauma. Trained at some of the finest institutes in the United Kingdom, his areas of special interest include primary knee and hip replacement, partial knee replacement, complex and revision knee replacement.

​Qualifications

FRCS in Trauma and Orthopaedics (Intercollegiate Speciality Board, Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, United Kingdom) | MRCS (Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, United Kingdom) | MS in Orthopaedics (Govt. Medical College, Kottayam) | D Ortho (Govt. Medical College, Kottayam) | MBBS (Govt. Medical College, Kottayam)

Achievements

Worked as:

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Medical Trust Hospital

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, KIMS Hospital

More than 8 years of experience in various hospitals in the United Kingdom

Proficient in Malayalam, English

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Dr. Sidharth J Unnithan

Associate Specialist

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The first Sports Medicine Physician in Kerala and the sixth in India; Dr. Sidharth J Unnithan specialises in prevention and management of sports injuries and optimisation of performance in sports professionals through advanced techniques like biomechanics, exercise medicine, athlete enhancement, nutrition and sports psychology.

Qualifications

MD in Sports Medcine (Sri Ramachandra Medical College, Chennai) | MBBS (Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Medical College, Kolenchery)

Achievements:

Shri P. Sivaraman Gold medal for the best outgoing student in Sports Medicine

An athlete; has been a part of the basketball, football, table tennis and badminton team right from school days

Proficient in English, Hindi, Malayalam, Tamil

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Dr. Niranj G R

Senior Specialist

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An Orthopaedic Surgeon with experience in management of trauma and sports injuries, Dr. Niranj’s areas of special interest include arthroscopy and arthroplasty.

Qualifications

MS in Orthopaedics (Govt. Rajaji Medical College, Madurai) | MBBS (Govt. Medical College, Tirunelveli)

Achievements

Worked as Junior Consultant, Cosmopolitan Hospital, Thiruvananthapuram

Proficient in English, Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi

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Dr. Aravind P Vijayan

Specialist

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An Orthopaedic Surgeon with extensive training in advanced procedures including Arthroscopy, Arthroplasty and Hand & Microvascular Surgery, Dr. Aravind P Vijayan has experience in General Orthopaedics and surgical management of complex trauma.

Qualifications​

DNB In Orthopaedics (National Board Of Examinations , New Delhi) | MBBS (Govt. Medical College, Thrissur)​

​Achievements

Worked as:​

Junior Consultant, Department of Orthopaedics, Medical Trust Hospital, Ernakulam​

​Senior Resident, Department of Orthopaedics, St. James Hospital, Chalakkudy

​Proficient in English, Malayalam, Hindi

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Facilities

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Outpatient Services

  • Consultation
  • Orthopaedic imaging & investigations
  • Day care procedure facility with dedicated post-operative unit
  • Speciality Clinics
  • Pre & Post surgery counselling
  • Physical rehabilitation
  • Psychosocial counselling for joint replacement, trauma and tumour surgery patients
  • Dedicated units for joint replacement surgery, spine surgery, tumour surgery, sports medicine, paediatric orthopaedic surgery, hand surgery, trauma surgery and rheumatology
  • Evening Clinics
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24/7 Emergency Care

  • 24-hour emergency wing for trauma & accident care
  • All primary and complex trauma surgeries
  • Zero hour trauma surgery, unlesscontra-indicated
  • Orthopaedic surgeon on duty round-the-clock
  • Highly-trained emergency & resuscitation experts
  • Fully-equipped ICU ambulance
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    Inpatient Services

    • Planned surgeries (adults & children)
    • Dedicated orthopaedic ICU (adult & paediatric)
    • Dedicated post-operative ICU
    • Advanced critical care
    • Occupational Therapy
    • Physiotherapy
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    Day Care Procedures

    • Fracture Management
    • Biopsy
    • Keyhole Surgical Procedures
    • Hand & Wrist Procedure
    • Clubfoot & Tendon Surgery

    Advanced Technology & Clinical Support

    • OR1 Fusion Digital Integrated Green OT certified surgical Suites
    • IntelliSpace Critical Care and Anaesthesia (ICCA) ICUs
    • Level 3 PICU
    • 3.0 Tesla Widebore MRI
    • 256 Slice Philips iCT Scan
    • DEXA for bone density measurement
    • Philips Astonish True Flight Select PET-CT with Time Of Flight (TOF) Technology
    • GE SPECT-CT Optima NM 640 Gamma Camera
    • True Beam Linear Accelerator with FFF Technology
    • High definition Video arthroscope
    • Small joint arthroscope
    • 3D C arm
    • Computer navigation system for arthroplasty, spine and tumour surgeries
    • World-class surgical equipment & implants
    • Intra operative Doppler for bone tumour surgeries
    • Body exhaust suits and helmets for joint replacement surgery
    • State-of-the-art lab

    Specialised Services-Arthroplasty

    • Total knee replacement
    • Partial knee replacement
    • Total hip replacement
    • Total shoulder replacement
    • Total elbow replacement
    • Total ankle replacement
    • Revision hip replacement
    • Revision knee replacement
    • Revision shoulder & elbow replacement
    • Total Femur Replacement
    • Cartilage Preservation Surgery

    Specialised Services-Arthroscopy

    • Anterior Cruciate Ligament reconstruction
    • Posterior Cruciate Ligament reconstruction
    • Meniscetomy
    • Meniscal repair
    • Rotated cuff repair
    • Tennis elbow repair
    • Cartilage repair
    • Shoulder stabilization
    • Elbow & Wrist Arthroscopy
    • Hip Arthroscopy

    Sports Injury Management

      Comprehensive sports injury rehabilitation | Open/ key-hole surgery for sports injuries | Preventive & rehabilitation services
    • Sprains and muscle-strains treatment
    • Ligament Injuries
    • Tendonitis
    • Achilles tendon injuries
    • Acromioclavicular joint injuries
    • Knee ligament injuries
    • Stress fractures
    • Recurrent ankle sprains
    • Wrist sprains
    • Sports rehabilitation

    Paediatric Orthopaedics

    • Clubfoot surgery & rehabilitation
    • Cerebral palsy deformity management
    • Management of developmental dysplasia’s
    • Management of other growth abnormalities
    • GAIT training
    • Management of congenital malformations

    Spine Surgery

    • Microscopic disc surgery
    • Scoliosis/ deformity correction
    • Spinal tumour surgery
    • Posture correction and spinal stabilisation
    • Cervical spine surgery

    Ortho Oncology

    • Limb salvage surgery
    • Custom-made mega prosthesis surgery
    • Extended curettage and bone grafting
    • Extracorporeal radiotherapy
    • Pelvic tumour surgeries
    • Expandable implants
    • Biological reconstruction

    Trauma

    • All primary and complex trauma surgeries
    • Zero hour trauma surgery, unless contra-indicated

    Speciality Clinics

    • Arthritis
    • Back pain
    • Brachial plexus
    • Sports medicine
    • Clubfoot
    • Cerebral Palsy
    • Spinal Deformity

    Rheumatology

    • Joint (Intra-articular) and soft-tissue injections are administered when required
    • Nerve Blocks
    • Biopsies (Muscle, Skin & Nerve biopsies)
    • Biologic therapy
    • Rheumatoid arthritis
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Ankylosing spondylitis
    • Gout
    • Systemic lupus erythematosus
    • Metabolic bone disease
    • Chronic musculoskeletal pain disorders
    • Primary immunodeficiency syndromes
    • Rare autoimmune disorders

    Nuclear Medicine: Diagnosis & Therapy Gamma (SPECT) Camera

    • Whole body bone scan
    • Regional three-phase bone scan
    • Regional infection imaging
    • Bone graft viability
    • Lymphoscintigraphy

    PET CT

    • Regional infection PET imaging to diagnose & rule out osteomyelitis in patients who have undergone hip replacement surgeries
    • Strontium therapy for bone pain palliation

    Orthopaedic Pathology

    • Needle Biopsy
    • Soft tissue and bone pathology
    • Immunohistochemistry
    • Frozen section

    Rehabilitation

    • Physical therapy/ rehabilitation
    • Post - Surgery mobilization/ rehabilitation
    • Psychosocial counselling