About the Department

The Department of Paediatric Orthopaedics at Kasturba Hospital has played a significant role in the comprehensive treatment of all operative and non-operative pediatric orthopedic problems. The Paediatric Orthopaedics unit has completed 36 years of service. This is the first sub-specialty among teaching institutions in India.

This department pioneered the establishment of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of India. The surgeons and the nurses in the department are specially trained in the surgical care of infants and children. The department functions in conjunction with the Department of Paediatrics and Neonatology to provide comprehensive care to the surgical neonate, infant, and child. All surgical conditions in children from birth to adulthood are successfully managed using world-class facilities.

The department is involved in teaching undergraduate medical students and postgraduates, fellowship in pediatric orthopaedics.  

Highlights of the department:

·         Hands-on surgical training

·         Exposure to a wide range of pediatric orthopedic conditions

  • Congenial work and learning atmosphere
  • Excellent institutional library with latest journals



PhD Awarded/Ongoing

A list of current Ph.D. students and Ph.D. awarded by the department with the year can be given as a table

Sl no

Candidate name



Dr. Aarthi Rao

2020 (awarded)


Dr. Krishna Prasad

2021 (ongoing)



Services Offered

  • Club-foot
  • Congenital foot anomalies
  • Developmental dysplasia of the hip
  • Perthes disease
  • Coxa vara
  • Slipped capital femoral epiphysis
  • Paralytic hip dislocation
  • Septic arthritis of the hip joint and post septic sequel
  • Lower limb deformity like PFFD (Proximal focal femur deficit), knock knee, bow leg, tibial torsion, CPT, posteromedial bowing of the tibia
  • Congenital short femur
  • Pediatric fracture, dislocations, and physeal injuries
  • Neuromuscular conditions like Polio, spina bifida, birth brachial plexus palsy
  • Osteogenesis imperfecta





Sl No

Title of the grant

Granting agency

Principal Investigator

Duration of the project



Quantitative and qualitative analysis of quality of life (QOL) of people with hemophilia An HTC experience

World Hemophilia Federation, Canada

Dr. Annama Kurian

28/08/2019 to 27/08/2024



Development and application of a next-generation sequencing-based gene panel for disorders with low bone mineral density

Department of Biotechnology (DBT)

Dr. Girisha KM

01/04/2015 to 31/2/2020



Elucidate on Genotypes and phenotypes of Indian patients with skeletal dysplasia

Department of Biotechnology (DBT)

Dr. Girisha KM

12/08/2017 to 11/08/2022



Development of affordable smart walker/Gait trainer for cerebral palsy children

Biotechnology industry research assistance

Dr. Shivkumar G

13/08/2018 to 12/08/2023



Clinical, Radiographic and Genomic Profiling of Skeletal Dysplasia

Science and Engineering research board (SERB)

Dr. Girisha KM

09/06/2019 to 08/06/2022



Investigating the crosstalk between primary cilia and autophagy in chondrogenesis and its modulation by Fibroblast growth factor FGF signaling in FGFR3 related skeletal dysplasias in vitro

Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)

Dr. Priyanka Upadhyay

02/01/2020 to 01/01/2023





1.   Laine JC, Novotny SA, Tis JE, Sankar WN, Martin BD, Kelly DM, Gilbert SR, Shah H, Joseph B, Kim HKW; International Perthes Study Group. Demographics and Clinical Presentation of Early-Stage Legg-Calvé-Perthes Disease: A Prospective, Multicenter, International Study. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2021 Jan 15;29(2):e85-e91. doi: 10.5435/JAAOS-D-19-00379. PMID: 32868700. 

2.   Malhotra M, Shah H. Comparison of outcome between idiopathic and non-idiopathic congenital vertical talus treated with soft tissue release. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics B 2020 Oct 29. doi: 10.1097/BPB.0000000000000815. Online ahead of print.

3.   Tis JE, Laine JC, Sankar WN, Jo CH, Kim HKW; International Perthes Study Group. Reproducibility of Radiographic Measurements Made in the Active Stages of Legg-Calvé-Perthes Disease: Evaluation of a Prognostic Indicator and an Interim Outcome Measure. J Pediatr Orthop. 2021 Feb 1;41(2):93-98. doi: 10.1097/BPO.0000000000001714. PMID: 33229962.

4.   Naik P, Gupta P, Shah H. The spectrum of tibial pseudarthrosis in children with constriction band syndrome – Does it always heal after band release? J Pediatr Orthop B. 2021 Feb 17. doi: 10.1097/BPB.0000000000000856. Online ahead of print

5.   Murali SD, Hegde N, Shah H. Valgus-impacted fracture of neck of femur in a 12-year-old child. BMJ Case Rep. 2021 Mar 8;14(3):e240707. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2020-240707. PMID: 33685913.



This is the first sub-specialty among teaching institutions in India.

The department is involved in international collaboration with the International Perthes study group and DDH, limb deformity, and CPT registry. 




Contact Us


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Email                : Paediatric.ortho@manipal.edu

Phone number  : +91- 820- 2923916