The Department of Orthopaedics is one of the largest departments existing ever since the beginning of the college. Not only in Manipal Academy of Higher Education, it is one of the oldest department started in whole of Dakshin Kannada.

Lead by senior and distinguished faculty, it is now providing sub-specialisations such as Shoulder and elbow surgery, Hand and Microvascular Surgery, Total joint reconstruction (arthroplasty), Arthroscopy, Paediatric orthopaedics, Foot and ankle surgery, Spine surgery, Musculoskeletal oncology, Surgical sports medicine and Orthopaedic trauma.

The Department of Orthopaedics, unlike earlier, is now a separate branch from surgery and attends to rehabilitation of disabled individuals.


Key Features

  • One of the largest and the oldest department
  • Good outpatients numbers
  • Excellent teaching materials for both UG and PG students
  • State-of-the-art operation theatres
  • Latest surgeries offered for various sub-specialisations
  • Modern research facilities
  • Curriculum tailored to the need of students which helps them in pursuing higher education in India and abroad
  • Senior faculty members with years of experience
  • Hands on experience
  • Good infrastructure to facilitate learning.


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The Department of Orthopaedics, KMC Mangalore offers the following programs:


MS (Orthopaedics)

D Ortho (PG Diploma)


Teaching Schedule

VII Semester 2016

IX Semester 2016



The department has advanced laboratories and equipment's to enhance overall growth of the students.


The laboratory is geared with world-class equipment's to give students hands-on experience


Libraries have excellent resources for reference and study


Teaching in hospitals give students hands-on learning

Research & publications

The areas of research include: Evaluation of histogenesis of various organ systems using fetal tissues. Estimation of subcutaneous fat and fibre distribution and types in the abdominal region and its clinical implications. Effect of DHA and Colin on stress induced behaviour and histological changes in the CNS. • Preventive and protective role of cissus quadrangular is extract on diabetes induced osteopenia and bone loss in osteoporosis- a cellular and molecular evaluation. Cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in curative and prophylactic role of Caesalpinia Bonduc extracts on Liver toxicity. Use of lead as nanoparticle in traditional medicine - multi-organ approach to evaluate the functional, cellular and molecular alterations. Role of traditional medicinal preparations in wound healing - structural, biomechanical, molecular evaluations use normal and diabetic wound models.