The Department of Orthopaedics in Manipal Academy of Higher Education is the department that started sub-speciality Orthopaedics for the first time in India. This department is well known across india and the world. The equipment and facilities available for teaching, research and clinical work is state-of-the-art. Well-known teachers across the world and researchers form the core in the department. Their dedication and passion for towards Orthopaedics is exemplary.
About the Area of Study
The word 'Orthopaedics' is derived from 'ortho' and 'paedia' which mean 'straight' and 'child', respectively. This branch of medicine was originally meant for the treatment of physical deformities in children. Over the years, it came to involve the treatment of musculo-skeletal disorders limb re-constructive surgeries. A plethora of ailments come under this banner: trauma, musculo-skeletal tumours, congenital deformities, sports injuries, degenerative disorders.