ADULT RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY & TRAUMA

ADULT RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY & TRAUMA FELLOWSHIP

Vijaya Institute of Trauma & Orthopaedics (VITO) is a super specialty institute which aims to provide world-class treatment for various orthopaedic disorders and sports injuries.

It was established in the year 1999. Since its inception Vijaya Institute of Trauma and Orthopaedics has an impressive track record in providing and managing a wide range of Orthopaedics and Trauma conditions.
The Institute takes care of Trauma patients by providing round-the-clock emergency services. The Orthopaedic services includes: joint replacement surgeries (Knee replacement, Hip replacement), arthroscopy, spinal surgery and Orthopaedic Oncology (Bone Tumours).

 

CURRICULUM

VITO serves as a regional referral area for complex cases, which will broaden the fellow’s experience. In addition to traditional hip and knee replacement surgery, the arthroplasty surgeons perform  Osteotomies of the knee, and surface-replacement arthroplasty of the hip. The fellow will participate in a large revision surgery practice and will assist in the operative treatment of patients with infected joint replacement and concomitant severe bone loss. Both modular and non-modular prostheses are used for revision hip surgery.

Fellows will develop an understanding of ethical, socioeconomic and medical/legal issues that affect patient care. They will also learn how to apply appropriate utilization management and cost containment measures, while providing quality patient care.

The fellows will participate in various educational activities at VITO. Participation in institutional orientation, education programs and other activities involving medical center faculty is required. Didactic activities of the fellowship will include a weekly total joint replacement teaching conference with a defined syllabus designed to cover the field of hip and knee surgery.

The weekly teaching conference will be the responsibility of the supervising attending physician, but the fellow will be expected to prepare and present some of these sessions over the course of the year. At the completion of the academic year, the successful fellow will have accumulated a library of didactic presentations. In addition to providing comprehensive general orthopedic care, the orthopedic surgery service maintains a strong research effort that further enhances its clinical services.

The fellow will have a designated research day every week to devote the necessary time and attention to the study and completion of the research topic or topics. The goal of the fellowship year is to enable the fellow to practice adult reconstructive surgery at the highest clinical level and to equip the fellow for a possible academic career.

Educational goals and characteristics:

The fellowship encompasses all aspects of clinical involvement in Orthopaedics surgery which includes exposure to polytrauma management / Arthoplasty /Complex fracture fixation  including assessment of new patients, surgical treatment at assistant level (with level of responsibility dependent on the proficiency demonstrated), post-operative care and rehabilitation. Fellows will be actively involved in regular clinical and scientific meetings, and will be expected to produce at least one research project suitable for presentation at an international meeting and subsequent publication. The weekly schedule will usually involve daily surgical assistance in the operating theatre and reviewing patients in clinics on rotation and one session in allocated research projects.

Requirements:

The applicant must:

  • be eligible for registration with the Medical Council of India.
  • have completed their training in Orthopaedic Surgery with atleast 1 years post MS/DNB experience.
  • have evidence of research experience, including evidence of relevant published research.

How to apply

Applications to be submitted to the aforementioned e-mail address with:

  • Name of one referee with whom the candidate has worked.
  • Detailed current curriculum vitae.
  • Preference for proposed starting dates (August or February of any year).
  • Areas of interest (clinical and research).

The selection process is purely merit based in which all the applicants for the fellowship program will be called for an interview which will be conducted on 1st week of July and 1st week of January for the respective batches. The successful applicants will be informed thereafter through email. It is compulsory for the candidates to bring with them a proposal and protocol for research projects in arthroplasty (hip or knee) when coming for interview.

[Applications are to be emailed to drrajasekharareddy@gmail.com]

 

Program Director

Dr.Rajasekhara Reddy; MBBS., D (Ortho), MAMS., MSc(Ortho) (London)

Program Coordinators

Dr. Basheer Ahamed; MS D (Ortho), – Trauma

Contact Details

VITO,(VIJAYA HEALTH CENTRE)

N.S.K SALAI, VADAPALANI, CHENNAI-600026. TN, INDIA

MOBILE : 9840288114, ___________

E: drrajasekharareddy@gmail.com

W: www.kneereplacementchennai.com

Duration

6 months fellowship, starting in August /February

No. of Available Seats

Two per annum ( 1 – August / 1-Febrauary)

Stipend

Approximately ₹ _____ per month.

Institution

VITO,(VIJAYA HEALTH CENTRE)

N.S.K SALAI, VADAPALANI,

CHENNAI-600026. TN, INDIA