Palakkad Institute of Medical Science
Orthopaedics DEPARTMENT

Department Orthopaedics at PIMS consists of expert doctors who are experienced in complicated orthopaedics treatment as well as fracture surgeries.

We are attending various Accident and Trauma cases as well as cases of sports injuries and complicated joint replacement involving hip, knee and shoulder.

Surgeries are performed with superior quality care and the team ensures that the patient acquires maximum bone and joint health under the expert supervision of the team doctors. With the help of an effective and efficient leading orthopaedic team of doctors from various parts of the country, PIMS delivers accurate diagnosis and treatments in all major and minor osteoarthritic issues.


Some of the knee surgeries and treatments performed at PIMSHospital, are:

Total Knee Replacement Surgery (TKR Surgery)

There are several reasons why your doctor may recommend knee replacement surgery. People who benefit from total knee replacement often have:

  • Severe knee pain or stiffness that limits your everyday activities, including walking, climbing stairs, and getting in and out of chairs. You may find it hard to walk more than a few blocks without significant pain and you may need to use a cane or walker
  • Moderate or severe knee pain while resting, either day or night
  • Chronic knee inflammation and swelling that does not improve with rest or medications
  • Knee deformity — a bowing in or out of your knee
  • Failure to substantially improve with other treatments such as anti-inflammatory medications, cortisone injections, lubricating injections, physical therapy, or other surgeries

The procedure involves removing all diseased portions of bone and tissue on their ends, and replacing them with metal and high density plastic components shaped to create a structure that allows normal movement of the joint. Other knee deformities will also be corrected during the Surgery.

Realistic Expectations

An important factor in deciding whether to have total knee replacement surgery is understanding what the procedure can and cannot do. More than 90% of people who have total knee replacement surgery experience a dramatic reduction of knee pain and a significant improvement in the ability to perform common activities of daily living. But total knee replacement will not allow you to do more than you could before you developed arthritis. With appropriate activity modification, knee replacements can last for many years.

Hip Replacement Surgery

During hip replacement, a surgeon removes the damaged sections of your hip joint and replaces them with parts usually constructed of metal, ceramic and very hard plastic. This artificial joint (prosthesis) helps reduce pain and improve function.

Also called total hip arthroplasty, hip replacement surgery might be an option for you if your hip pain interferes with daily activities and nonsurgical treatments haven't helped or are no longer effective. Arthritis damage is the most common reason to need hip replacement.

Arthroscopic Surgery (Keyhole Surgery)

Arthroscopy is a surgical technique that can diagnose and treat problems in the joint. During the procedure, your surgeon will make a very small incision and insert a tiny camera — called an arthroscope — into your joint. This allows them to view the inside of the joint on a screen. The surgeon can then investigate a problem with the joint and, if necessary, correct the issue using small instruments within the arthroscope.


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