The Department of Orthopaedics at GIMSR is one of the busiest, oldest and well established departments. What started off as a modest single unit department in 2014 when the GIMSR hospital was established, is now a fully fledged three units department with sub specialty clinics. The workload of the department has increased to over three times in the 6 years of its existence.

Orthopaedics sub-specialization allows intense focus of our faculty in the areas of hand surgery, paediatric orthopaedics, spine surgery, and reconstructive orthopaedic surgery, arthroscopy surgery for sports injuries, joint replacement (arthroplasty) surgery and trauma providing outstanding treatment to all.

The department was started with a mandate to create knowledge, advance learning, and improve the musculoskeletal health at the community, provincial, and national levels and at the same time providing a holistic curriculum to teach undergraduate and post graduate students of GIMSR. A career in orthopaedics at GIMSR is an extraordinary opportunity; offering world-class education to both medical students from across the country in our undergraduate program, to faculty through providing excellent research facilities, organizing regular seminars, journal clubs etc and beyond.

The faculty is comprised good clinicians, teachers, and researchers who choose to contribute large blocks of their time to increase knowledge in the areas of clinical orthopaedics and musculoskeletal science. This focus allows the department to be at the forefront of undergraduate and post graduate teaching and exciting new developments in the areas of hand, improved paediatric musculoskeletal care, advanced techniques in spinal surgery, innovative arthroscopic techniques, improved joint replacement surgery outcomes and trauma surgery.

We are striving to achieve excellence in serving our communities by offering to render orthopaedics services at a very low cost, not compromising on the quality of the care. NAVAJEEVAN PADHAKAM (scheme) is one such program to serve the poor and middle class patients, who cannot afford complex joint replacement surgeries elsewhere, one of its kinds in entire Andhra Pradesh.