SPINE SURGERY & TRAUMA

SPINE 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 spine surgery including adult and pediatric deformity correction, spine and sacral tumors, and spine trauma / Degenerative spine surgery / Spondylolithesis , which will broaden the fellow’s experience. In addition the fellows will participate in Image guided and minimally invasive spine surgery, spine trauma, injections, general spine 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 Spine surgery teaching conference with a defined syllabus designed to cover the field of Spine surgery.
Approximately 300+ cases were done in VITO

  • Vast surgical exposure to open and minimally invasive techniques
  • Occiput to Sacrum – Microscopic discectomy – ACDF – TLIF – XLIF/DLIF – Transthoracic and retroperitoneal corpectomy and reconstruction – Occiput to pelvis spinal instrumentation – Image guided surgery – Minimally invasive spine surgery – Kyphoplasty – En bloc spondylectomy – Transpedicular osteotomy – Both hook and pedicle screw posterior spinal instrumentation for spinal deformity correction
  • Ergonomic, efficient and safe spine surgery

Educational goals and characteristics:

The fellowship encompasses all aspects of clinical involvement in Orthopaedics surgery which includes exposure to polytrauma management /   Spine surgery  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 spine 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

Dr. Prashanth kekre; MS(Ortho) Spine

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