Established in 1967, the Department of Orthopaedics at Kasturba Hospital, Manipal, is dedicated to providing excellent patient care and outstanding education in orthopaedic surgery and musculoskeletal medicine. The department is committed to advancing knowledge related to the management of musculoskeletal disorders through the sub-specialty units renowned at National and International levels. We focus on patient care in each of these orthopedic subspecialties: spine surgery including corrections of scoliosis, knee arthroscopy & sports medicine, complex trauma with foot-ankle, shoulder surgery, complex trauma surgery and joint replacement and pelviacetabular trauma. We have, in addition, rehabilitation support by full-fledged physiotherapy and occupational therapy services. The artificial limb center with an inbuilt workshop and manufacturing facility provides comprehensive orthotic and prosthetic appliances.


Spine Surgery Unit

  • Deformity correction, posterior instrumentation and fusion for scoliosis
  • Anterior decompression, posterior instrumentation and global fusion in tuberculosis of the spine
  • Open microdiscectomy and Minimally invasive discectomy 
  • Open & Mini TLIF Surgery for spondylolisthesis
  • Stabilization of Fractures of the thoracolumbar spine 
  • Anterior cervical discectomy & fusion
  • Reduction, stabilization & fusion of the cervical spine

Knee Arthroscopy & Sports Injuries

  • Arthroscopic Ligament reconstruction of ACL & PCL
  • Complex repairs and reconstructions of multi-ligament injuries of the knee 
  • Arthroscopic assisted surgery for recurrent dislocation of the patella
  • Arthroscopic Avulsion fracture Fixations, arthroscopy assisted fracture fixations
  • Arthroscopic meniscal surgeries, including meniscal repair, root repair 
  • Deformity correction of knee: High tibial osteotomy 
  • Management of Young Arthritic Knee including Orthobiologics 
  • Advanced cartilage surgeries, including Autologous Cartilage Implantation 
  • Minimally invasive Radiofrequency treatment for Refractory Tennis Elbow, Plantar Fasciitis

Complex trauma & foot-ankle Unit

  • Management of pelviacetabular trauma 
  • Management of complications of fractures and dislocations
  • Minimal invasive surgery for trauma 
  • Limb reconstruction surgeries 
  • Ankle Ligament reconstruction for recurrent ankle sprain
  • Management of Ankle & foot injuries and deformities
  • Management of repetitive stress injuries
  • Deformity correction (Hump bump/ Hagland Deformity, Hallux valgus, Hallux rigidus, Claw toes, Hammer toes)
  • Tendon Repair/ Reconstruction (Achilles insertional/ non insertional tendinopathy, Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction, Peroneal tendon dysfunction)
  • Heel pain, Protocol based Treatment
  • Adult Acquired Flat foot, Protocol based Treatment
  • Diabetic (Charcot) Arthropathy Management

Sports injury Unit

  • Complex fracture fixation of shoulder and shoulder replacement; Hemi, Primary and reverse replacement 
  • All arthroscopic surgeries of shoulder: recurrent dislocations stabilization, rotator cuff repairs, spinoglenoid notch cyst decompression, acromioclavicular joint stabilization and reconstruction, latarjet procedure, tendon transfers, superior capsule reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic treatment of all conditions around the knee: Arthroscopic Ligament reconstruction of ACL & PCL, multi-ligament injuries and fixations of avulsion fractures, meniscal repairs, root repairs, recurrent dislocation of the patella 
  • Deformity correction of the knee: High tibial osteotomy, distal femur osteotomy 
  • Advanced cartilage surgeries, including Autologous Cartilage Implantation
  • Sports injuries of ankle: ligament stabilization, osteochondritis dessicans, etc
  • Hip arthroscopy: debridement, treatment of femoroacetabular impingement
  • Elbow arthroscopy: loose body removal, synovectomy, ligament stabilization, tennis elbow

Joint Replacement, Arthroscopy and Pelviacetabular Trauma Unit

  • Primary and revision joint replacement surgeries of hip, knee, elbow and shoulder
  • Tumour resection and limb reconstruction with megaprosthesis
  • Management of periprosthetic fracture and prosthetic joint infection
  • Fixation /replacement arthroplasty for fractures around the hip joint
  • Pelviacetabular and periarticular fracture fixation 
  • Arthroscopy assisted treatment of knee and shoulder problems
  • Open and arthroscopic ligament reconstruction surgeries
  • Management of late complications of fractures and dislocations
  • Management of polytrauma patients


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Operating microscope

Five Operating Theatres

Laminar Air Flow in 2 theatres

Bone Banking for Auto and Allografts

Minimally invasive spine surgery

Arthroscopy & Endoscopic systems

Skill Lab for Hands-on training

Speciality Clinics
By Appointment Only - Ph: 0820-2922132

Ortho 1 Clinic

Backache Clinic on Tuesdays and Thursdays and Saturdays 9 am-1 pm

Scoliosis Clinic on Mondays 9 am-4 pm

Ortho 2 Clinic

Knee and Sports injuries Clinic: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 9 am-4 pm

Osteoporosis Clinic on every second Saturday 9 am-1 pm

Ortho 3 Clinic

Fracture Clinic: Mondays and Fridays 9 am-2 pm

Foot and Ankle Clinic: Mondays and Thursdays 9 am-4 pm

Ortho 4 Clinic

Sports injury & Arthroscopy clinic: Mondays and Wednesdays 9 am-4 pm

Ortho 5 Clinic

Trauma & Arthroscopy Clinic: Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays 10 am-4 pm

Arthroplasty clinic: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 10 am-4 pm


“Hastha” is a project for children with Congenital hand anomalies or birth defects. It offers a special clinic for these children on Mondays, Tuesdays, Friday and Saturday. The clinic works to provide a comprehensive care in terms of diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, prosthetic support (3D printed prosthesis), Government aid and financial aid from the hospital.

Support Services

Artificial Limb Center

The center offers comprehensive Orthotic and Prosthetic services. The high quality artificial limbs, or prosthetic devices have transformed many disabled people’s lives. 3D printed prosthesis is a new application which has been started


The Physiotherapy outpatient department is equipped with necessary electro therapeutic equipment such as

  • Electrical stimulator
  • TENS
  • UVR
  • Ultrasound
  • SWD
  • Whirlpool
  • Wax bath
  • Hot packs
  • Cold packs

A fully-equipped fitness center is established for weight reduction and general health in normal and diseased.

Occupational Therapy

The Centre deals with all kinds of pre and postoperative orthopaedic and trauma conditions with reported functional limitations. The services include

  • Scheduling, Social skill training, Stress management and assertive training.
  • For Clients With Mental Illness :Group therapy activity
  • House and Work Site evaluation and modification
  • Balance and Coordination training
  • Perceptual and Cognitive training
  • Neurodevelopment and Sensory integrative therapy
  • Hand Function and Hand Writing training
  • Community based services
  • Biofeedback and functional electrical stimulation, Ergonomics and Back care
  • Activities of Daily Living (ADL) training
  • Work hardening and retraining
  • Wheelchair training and modification
  • Instrumentation : Splinting , Assistive and Positioning devices


Dr. Kiran V Acharya

Professor & HOD

Dr. Shyamasunder Bhat N

Professor & Unit Head​

Dr. Monappa Naik A

Professor & Unit Head

Dr. Vivek Pandey

Professor & Unit Head

Dr. Sharath Rao

Professor & Unit Head

Dr. Sandeep Vijayan

Additional Professor

Dr. Raghuraj kundangar

Associate Professor

Dr. Madhava Pai K

Associate Professor

Dr. Amrathraj B K

Associate Professor

Dr. Krishnaprasad P R

Associate Professor

Dr. Sourab Shetty

Associate Professor

Dr. Sakthi S

Assistant Professor

Dr. Dattatreya Sitaram

Assistant Professor

Dr. Sachin Kumar

Assistant Professor