Best Orthopaedic Hospitals in India 2014

Orthopedics is that branch of medicine that deals with the study and research of the musculoskeletal system – i.e., the bones and joints. General chronic pain, rheumatic diseases, musculoskeletal injuries and arthritis come under the gamut of orthopedics.

Orthopedics is divided into a number of specialties according to the specific parts of the anatomy or according to the diseases or disorders. The common specialties are Arthritis and osteoarthritis, Fractures & Injuries, Joint Replacement, Rheumatology, Spine and Back surgery, Hip Replacement, Shoulder Injuries & Replacement, Hand Surgery, Foot & Ankle Surgery, Sports medicine and Pain management.

If you suffer from any pain, problems or disorders related to the above areas, you are advised to approach any one of the best Orthopedic hospital in India.But how do you choose the right hospital? THE WEEK-Nielsen Best Hospitals Survey 2014 offers you the list of 15 top Orthopedic hospitals in India.

All these hospitals offer some of the best medical services available with state-of-the-art facilities to diagnose and cure any of your problems related to the musculoskeletal system.

1. The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)

Place: New Delhi

The All India Institute of Medical Sciences is one of the finest hospitals in the entire country. The institute, or AIIMS as it is more commonly known as, offers state-of-the-art facilities and highlymodern techniques that attract a large number of patients from within the country as well as from the neighboring countries.

The Department of Orthopedics at AIIMS excels in patient care and provides a comprehensive and integrated orthopedic program for patients. The department specializes in the field of joint replacement, hand surgery, pediatric orthopedics, and treatment of complex trauma. Minimally invasive surgery, vascularized grafting, and limb reimplatations are some of the innovations done by the department.

The Department of Orthopedics also has a bone-bank facility where both live donor bone and cadaveric bone are preserved and used when required.

2. Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research

Place: Chandigarh

The Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research is a medical and research institution located in Chandigarh. The institute, which is more popularly known as PGIMER offers education, medical research, and training facilities for students.PGIMER was started with the idea of advancing the horizons of knowledge and rendering services to the sick and suffering people.

The Department of Orthopedics at PGIMER provides all types of specialties ranging from arthoplasty, arthroscopy, spine surgery, and pediatric orthopedics. All trauma surgeries are conducted using the most sophisticated C-Arms and Fracture tables. The department aims at providing high-quality patient services through state-of-the-art facilities to all the people who enter the portals of the department.

3. Ganga Medical Centre & Hospitals Pvt. Ltd.

Place: Coimbatore

The Ganga Nursing Home was started in 1978 by Dr. J.G.Shanmuganathan and Mrs. Shanmuganathan with a strength of 17 beds. Later, with the increase in bed-strength and state-of-the-art facilities, the hospital has become one of the best hospitals in Coimbatore.

From 1996, the hospital has become a postgraduate centre for higher training in orthopedic surgery recognized by the Board of Examination. In 1999 Ganga Medical Centre & Hospitals Pvt. Ltd. has become the first hospital in India to have a ‘Hands-on Course’ in Microsurgery with a unique exposure for the candidates to clinical problems and ‘Hands-on’ Lab experience. Training fellowships are offered in the fields of Trauma, Hand surgery, Micro Surgery, and Hand Surgery. The Spine Unit is recognized by the National Board of Examination as the first unit for higher training in Spine Surgery.

With the introduction of the latest techniques in the fields of accident surgery, trauma, spinal surgery, and microsurgery,the Ganga Medical Centre & Hospitals Pvt. Ltd.has become well known for its Orthopedics Department. The hospital has now become recognized as one of the premier tertiary referral centers in Southern India.

4. Christian Medical College & Hospital

Place: Vellore

The Christian Medical College & Hospital at Vellore in Tamil Nadu is one of the best hospitals in India offering a wide range of specialties in all the fields of medicine. It has national and international recognition and is one of the prominent and well known medical destinations. Dedicated patient care, clinical teaching, and research are the priorities the hospital has laid its foundation on.

The Department of Orthopedics at Christian Medical College & Hospital specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of various orthopedic disorders. There are three general orthopedic units and two sub-specialty units.The department performs all complicated surgeries related to the spine and pediatric orthopedics and also offers specialized treatment such as pulsed electromagnetic therapy.

5. Madras Institute of Orthopedics and Traumatology (MIOT)

Place: Chennai

The Madras Institute of Orthopedics and Traumatology (MIOT), Chennai is a multi-specialty hospital located in the Manapakkam area of Chennai. It is a specialized hospital in the field of joint replacement surgeries, orthopedics and trauma. MIOT offers specialized treatment for Nephrology, Thoracic & Cardiovascular care, Neurology, Pediatric Cardio Surgery, and Gastroenterology.

The hospital founded by Dr. P.V.A. Mohandas which was started as a hospital exclusively for orthopedics and trauma later developed into a premier multi-specialty hospital. The institute not only attracts patients from India and the neighboring countries of Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, and Singapore but also from Africa and the Middle East.

MIOT is a pioneering centre for joint replacement surgery in India with phenomenal success rate. It is the first hospital in the Asia-Pacific Region and the second in the world to have Computer Integrated Navigation System for joint replacement surgery. It is one of the most preferred places for Revision Surgery for joint replacements in the country.

6. Apollo Hospitals

Place: Chennai

Apollo Hospitals located on Greams Lane at Chennai is the flagship hospital of the Apollo Group of Hospitals. The hospital which was established in 1983 attracts patients from within the country and abroad has become a preferred place for treatment due to the state-of-the-art facilities and high-quality healthcare offered by Apollo.

Apollo Hospitals uses highly modern and sophisticated techniques for medical and surgical procedures performed here. The hospital has more than 60 departments which are managed by highly experienced doctors and a dedicated patient-care team.

The Orthopedics Department here is highly efficient and offers solutions to all orthopedic problems. It has an advanced special unit exclusively for complications related to bones, joints, tendons, and muscles. The efficiency of the expert team of doctors, nurses, and paramedic staff provides a great succor to the patients who come here.

Apollo Hospital offers a wide range of specialized treatments such as High Flexion Knee replacement, Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery, Birmingham Hip Resurfacing, and Computer Assisted Joint Replacement Surgery (CAS) for various types of orthopedic problems.

7. Sunshine Hospitals

Place: Secunderabad

Sunshine Hospitals is one of the best multi-super specialty hospitals in India that has been promoted by the famous Joint Replacement Surgeon, Dr. A.V. Gurava Reddy along with others with the sole intention of making world-class healthcare affordable and available for the reach of the common man. Within five years of its opening it has attained fame as the second largest joint replacement centre in South East Asia. Patients come here from all over India and also from far off countries such as Canada, Nigeria, Bangladesh, Iran, and Sri Lanka.

The hospital boasts of a 70-member team of expert doctors, physicians, and specialists whoare well known for their expertise and experience. Dr. Gurava Reddy, who is one of the best replacement surgeons in India, performs about 2000 joint replacements in a year. Dr. Reddy who has extensive international experience, also conducts surgeries in the Middle East and is a medical expert who is frequently consulted in Europe and USA.

Sunshine Hospitals now operates the following branches of specializations:
  • Sunshine Bone & Joint Institute
  • Sunshine Heart Institute
  • Sunshine Centre for Neurosciences
  • Sunshine Centre for Gastro Intestinal & Bariatric Surgery
  • Sunshine Centre for Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases & Lifestyle Disorders

8. Manipal Hospital

Place: Bengaluru

Manipal Hospital located at Bengaluru is part of the Manipal Education and Medical Group (MEMG) who are pioneers in the field of education and healthcare. Manipal Hospitals is the country’s third largest healthcare group with a network of 15 hospitals and 3 primary clinics that provide comprehensive and total healthcare. Today, the group manages 4,900 beds and caters to around 20 lakh customers throughout the country and abroad. Manipal Hospital was started with the aim of developing affordable tertiary healthcare to everyone.

The orthopedics department at Manipal Hospital is divided into two highly specialized departments – one exclusively for spine care and one exclusively for bone and joints. The departments offer highly sophisticated state-of-the-art technology and facilities which can be compared to the best in the world. The treatment involves a number of specialists working together, each one focusing on their particular aspect of care. This teamwork concept allows care to be coordinated with the team working together for the benefit if the patient.

Manipal Hospital firmly believes in its core values of ‘Clinical Excellence, Patient Centricity, and Ethical Practices.’

9. Shalby Hospitals

Place: Ahmedabad

Shalby Hospitals, located in Gandhinagar Highway in Ahmedabad, is one of the leading multi-specialty tertiary healthcare institutions in Western India. The multi-specialty hospital provides high quality treatment for all types of disorders and ailments at most affordable rates. People from all over the country and from other countries come to Shalby Hospitals for treatment. Shalby has the vision to be among the best replacement centres in the world.It also aims to become a preferred medical institution for the treatment of cardiac, spine, oncology, and trauma disorders through world-class technology, human expertise and highest professional standards.

Shalby Hospitals which believes in continual improvement in the quality of service, renders extremely good patient care through a highly professional approach. The quality of healthcare at Shalby Hospitals has been certified by accreditation bodies such as NABH, NABL, and ISO 9001:2008. It has also been the recipient of prestigious awards like the Rajiv Gandhi National Quality Award and the FICCI Award.

The Orthopedic Department at Shalby Hospital offersone of the best treatments available for Total Hip Replacement and Knee Joint Replacement (Arthroplasty), Trauma and Fracture Surgery, Arthroscopy, Sports Medicine, and Pediatric Orthopedics.

10. Sancheti Hospitals

Place: Pune

Sancheti Hospitals in Pune is one of the best hospitals in the country with the state-of-the-art infrastructure and equipment to ensure high quality medical healthcare. The hospital is a final destination and a tertiary reference centre for the most complicated cases in orthopedics. It had the honor of being the official reference centre for the Commonwealth Youth Games 2008 and had the responsibility for rendering all the required medical services to everyone at the Games. Sancheti Hospital is recognized for its services worldwide and The Week magazine has placed Sancheti among the top 3 orthopedic hospitals in India. It has also been classified among the top 3 orthopedic centres in Asia.

Sancheti Hospital renders highly specialized services in all areas of orthopedics which include Joint Replacement, Arthroscopy, Spinal Surgery, Rheumatology and Arthritis, Shoulder Surgery, Reconstructive Surgery, and Sports Injuries.

Sancheti Hospital is recognized as one of the most important centres for high quality orthopedic care. The research wing of the hospital has developed and created India’s first completely indigenous knee implant to help arthritic patients achieve pain-free mobility at extremely affordable prices.

11. Indraprastha Apollo Hospital

Place: New Delhi

Indraprastha Apollo Hospital located on the Delhi Mathura Road in New Delhi, is proud of being the first hospital in India to be internationally accredited by the Joint Commission International for the fourth time. The Indraprastha Apollo Hospital is one of the best multi-specialty tertiary acute-care hospitals in India. This hospital is the most sought-after destination for quality healthcare and offers the most modern and sophisticated facilities for diagnosis and treatment of all types of ailments.

The Apollo Centre for Orthopedics at Indraprastha Apollo Hospital is one of the best orthopedic centres to be found in the country. The centre offers the finest facilities for orthopedic treatments and surgical techniques, including major joint replacements such as hip resurfacing, shoulder surgeries, arthroscopies, laminectomies, and hand surgeries. The Apollo Centre offers the most advanced state-of-the-art technology through a team of highly experienced surgeons.

12. Lilavati Hospital & Research Centre

Place: Mumbai

Lilavati Hospital & Research Centre in Mumbai is the finest premier multi-specialty tertiary care hospital in the country and is universally acknowledged as a centre of medical excellence. People have expressed confidence and trust in this excellent hospital for the state-of-the-art facilities and the best medical expertise.

Lilavati Hospital boasts of 314 beds with one of the largest and best Intensive Care Units (ICUs) and 12 state-of-the-art operation theaters. The hospitals bases it services on a powerful Sanskrit saying “Sarvetra Sukhina:Santu, Sarve SantuNiramaya:” which means “Let all be blissful, Let all stay healthy”.

The Department of Orthopedics at Lilavati Hospital & Research Centre offers the best treatment for all types of orthopedic complaints. The department has a team of highly qualified and experienced doctors and surgeons that offers high-quality services. Some of the services offered by the Department of Orthopedics are Trauma, Joint Replacements, Arthroscopy, Hand Surgery, Pediatric Orthopedics, and Sports Medicine.

13. King Edward Memorial Hospital & Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College

Place: Mumbai

The Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College (GSMC) and the King Edward Memorial (KEM) Hospital which was founded in 1926 are one of the oldest and one of the best teaching and medical schools in Mumbai. The medical school provides training to about 2,000 students in undergraduate, postgraduate, and superspecialty medical courses in various allied specialties. The KEM provides excellent patient healthcare services through its team of physicians, resident doctors, and para-medical staff. The hospital is funded by the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai and the services at the hospital are virtually free for the benefit of the underprivileged sections of the society.

The Department of Orthopedics at the KEM Hospital caters to about 400 patients every day and has a bed-strength of 280. As such, this is the largest department in the hospital, and the largest orthopedic department in the country. The services offered here are considered to be one of the best in the country.

The department has an excellent team of doctors, many of whom have obtained further training at some of the reputed institutions in the world. Surgical procedures such as spinal surgery, arthroplasty, arthroscopy, limb-lengthening, and complex trauma surgery are done on a regular basis. It also offers diagnosis and treatment in the area of sports medicine.

14. Sir Gangaram Hospital

Place: New Delhi

The Sir Ganga Ram Hospital has earned reputation as one of the best hospitals in India. This famous institution is the only hospital from the private sector to have maintained nearly 100% bed occupancy to patients in Delhi and the surrounding areas. The 675-bedded multi-specialty hospital provides world-class state-of-the-art healthcare facilities.

The hospital which has been voted as one of the topmost hospitals in the country provides top-class healthcare through a team of highly qualified doctors, nurses, and para-medical and non-medical staff at an affordable cost. The strength of the hospital lies in its team of excellent doctors, high-tech facilities, and a dedicated and committed workforce. SGRH offers free treatment to the economically weaker section of the society as envisaged by the founder of the hospital, Sir Ganga Ram.

The Department of Orthopedics at the Sir Gangaram Hospital is one of the most advanced in the country. The department has been recognized as one of the best tertiary centres for management of complex trauma patients. The department performs about 1500 surgeries annually on an average. Consultants attend to all types of bony and musculo-skeletal trauma, perform diagnosis and offer effective treatment.

Some of the facilities available at the department are:
  • Limb Salvage Surgery in bone tumor
  • Fracture Acetabulum Managed by Both Column Reconstruction
  • Joint Replacement
  • Spine and Back surgery
  • Ilizarov Surgery
  • Hand surgery
  • Foot and ankle surgery

15. Bombay Hospital & Medical Research Centre

Place: Mumbai

The Bombay Hospital & Medical Research Centre is one of landmarks of the metropolis of Mumbai. The multi-specialty and tertiary care hospital is located very close to Church gate and CST train stations. The premier institution which is spread over four buildings in an area of about 5,00,000 square feet was founded by Shri RD Birla in the year 1950.

Bombay Hospital has 830 beds, of which 300 beds are free and 150 beds are heavily subsidized. About 60% of the operations performed here are done absolutely free of charge, or for very nominal charges. The hospital caters to all the branches of medicine and is equipped with 22 operation theatres. One of the distinguishing features of this hospital is that it houses the RD Birla International Cardiac Center which has the country’s largest Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting complex. The facility conducts over 1800 surgeries and 4000 angioplasties every year. The hospital has one of the best neurosurgery and neurology wings that can handle all types of brain tumors and spine surgeries.

Bombay Hospital is proud to have one of the finest orthopedic departments – the best bone care treatment in the country. Here, patients are diagnosed and treated for a host of ailments and problems. The department performs about 2200 major surgeries at the 5 dedicated operation theatres every year. The operation theatres are equipped with the state-of-the-art equipment like Navigation System, Image Intensifier, and Operating Microscope.