* For Appointment Contact : 1800 3001 4000 (6 am to 10 pm) * Please watch Hello KMC Live phone-in TV Programme every Sunday from 12.00 to 12.30 pm.On 29th Nov 2015, talk by Dr.Atmananda S.Hegde, Associate Professor, Orthopedic Department, KMC Hospital Mangalore on "Joint Replacement ". *For your convenience we collect lab samples from your home. To avail this facility contact Lab-at-your doorstep service @ 9945550050.

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KMC Hospital is a state-of-the-art specialised healthcare facility designed to provide the highest levels of professional expertise and patient care. With our intention of "early mobilisation, minimal discomfort", we provide a comprehensive range of treatment for patients undergoing Joint Replacement Surgery. Every patient is tended to by a multi-disciplinary unit.

Joint replacement surgery is removing a damaged joint and putting in a new one. A joint is where two or more bones come together, like the knee, hip. Replacing a joint can relieve pain and help you move and feel better. Hips and knees are replaced most often. Other joints that can be replaced include the shoulders, fingers, ankles, and elbows. Joints can be damaged by arthritis and other diseases, injuries, or other causes. Arthritis or simply years of use may cause the joint to wear away. This can cause pain, stiffness, and swelling. Bones are alive, and they need blood to be healthy, grow, and repair themselves. Diseases and damage inside a joint can limit blood flow, causing problems.

A new joint, called a prosthesis can be made of plastic, metal, or both. It may be cemented into place or not cemented, so that bone will grow into it. Both methods may be combined to keep the new joint in place.

The joint replacement team provides state-of-the-art surgical care employing up-to-date techniques for the treatment of hip and knee afflictions.
Surgical services offered include:
  • Total/partial hip and knee replacement surgery (including unicondylar knee replacement)
  • Revision (re-do) hip and knee replacement surgery
  • Other surgeries for degenerative conditions of the hip and knee (osteotomies, arthroscopic debridement, etc

Department of Orthopedics

One of the busy department in the Hospital with state of the art facilities. With a dedicated and enthusiastic members work as a team serving a large population from Dakshina Kannada and Udupi Districts as well as from neighboring Kodagu and North Kerala.

Services
The Department provides outpatient services from 9 to 5PM and additional ones in the morning (between 7 to 9AM) as well as in the evening (between 5 to 7PM). There are also Specialty Clinic like backache and shoulder pain clinics. In addition the department participates in community health check up camps and periodic osteoporosis /arthritis camps in the hospital every year. Around 500 major operations are performed including special procedures like spine, arthroscopy, arthroplasty and paediatric orthopaedics.

Equipments
The department has almost all the modern equipments like C-arm Image intensifier, Athroscopic and shaver system and facilities for total joint replacement