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 NAME OF COURSE : Diploma in Orthopaedics
 DURATION :  2 Year
 FEES : First-Year - Rs. 100000
 EXAMINATION FEE Rs. 1500 per Semester/Year
 HOSTEL FEE Rs. 40000 Non AC Facility/Year
 HOSTEL FEE Rs. 60000 for AC Facility/Year
 Re-EXAMINATION FEE Rs 250 per Paper/Subject


1. Basic Sciences
- Anatomy and function of joints
- Bone structure and function
- Growth factors and facture healing
- Cartilage structure and function
- Structure and function of muscles and tendons
- Tendon structure and function
- Metallurgy in Orthopaedics
- Stem Cells in Orthopaedic Surgery
- Gene Therapy in Orthopaedics
2. Diagnostic Imaging in Orthopaedics
(Should know the interpretation and clinical correlation of the following: -
- Digital Subtraction Angiography (DSA)
- MRI and CT in Orthopaedics
- Musculoskeletal USG
- PET Scan
- Radio-isotope bone scan
3. Metabolic Bone Diseases
- Rickets and Osteomalacia
- Osteoporosis
- Scurvy
- Mucopolysaccharoidoses
- Fluorosis
- Osteopetrosis
4. Endocrine Disorders
- Hyperparathyroidism
- Gigantism, Acromegaly
5. Bone and Joint Infections
- Pyogenic Haematogenous Osteomyelitis - Acute and Chronic
- Septic arthritis
- Fungal infections
- Miscellaneous infections
- Gonococcal arthritis
- Bone and joint brucellosis
- AIDS and the Orthopaedic Surgeon (universal precautions)
- Musculoskeletal Manifestations of AIDS
- Pott’s spine
- Tubercular synovitis and arthritis of all major joints
6. Poliomyelitis
- General considerations
- Polio Lower limb and spine
- Management of Post Polio Residual Palsy (PPRP)
7. Orthopaedic Neurology
- Cerebral Palsy
- Myopathies
8. Peripheral Nerve Injuries
- Traumatic
- Entrapment Neuropathies
9. Diseases of Joints
- Osteoarthrosis
- Calcium Pyrophosphate Dihydrate (CPPD), Gout
- Collagen diseases
10. Systemic Complications in Orthopaedics
- Shock
- Crush syndrome
- Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC)
- Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)
11. Bone Tumors
- Benign bone tumors
- Malignant bone tumors
- Tumor like conditions
- Metastatic bone Tumors
12. Miscellaneous Diseases
- Diseases of muscles
- Fibrous Dysplasia
- Unclassified diseases of bone
- Paget’s disease
- Peripheral vascular disease
- Orthopaedic manifestations of bleeding disorders
13. Regional Orthopaedic Conditions of Adults and Children
- The spine
- The shoulder
- The elbow
- The hand
- The wrist
- The hip
- The knee
- The foot and ankle
- The pelvis
14. Biomaterials
- Orthopaedic metallurgy
- Bio-degradable implants in Orthopaedics
- Bone substitutes
- Bone Banking
15. Fracture and Fracture-Dislocations
1. General considerations
2. Definitions, types, grades, patterns and complications
3. Pathology of fractures and fracture healing
4. Clinical and Radiological features of fractures and dislocations
5. General principles of fracture treatment
6. Recent advances in internal fixation of fractures
7. Locking plate osteosyntheses
8. Less Invasive Stabilisation System (LISS)
9. Ilizarov technique
10. Bone grafting and bone graft substitutes
11. Open fractures and soft tissue coverage in the lower extremity
12. Compartment syndrome
13. Fractures of the upper extremity and shoulder girdle
14. Fractures of the lower extremity
15. Fractures of the hip and pelvis
16. Malunited fractures
17. Delayed union and non union of fractures
18. Fractures/dislocations and fracture - dislocations of spine
16. Dislocations and Subluxations
- Acute dislocations
- Old unreduced dislocations
- Recurrent dislocations
17. Traumatic Disorders of Joints (Sports Injuries)
- Ankle injuries
- Knee injuries
- Shoulder and elbow injuries
- Wrist and hand injuries
18. Arthrodesis
- Arthrodesis of lower extremity and hip
- Arthrodesis of upper extremity
- Arthrodesis of spine
19. Arthroplasty
- Biomechanics of joints and replacement of the following joints.
- Knee
- Ankle
- Shoulder
- Elbow
20. Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS)
- Arthroscopy
- General principles of Arthroscopy
- Arthroscopy of knee and ankle
- Arthroscopy of shoulder and elbow
21. Amputations and Disarticulations
- Amputations and disarticulations in the lower limb
- Amputations and disarticulations in the upper limb
22. Rehabilitation
- Prosthetics and Orthotics
23. Pediatric orthopaedics:
- Fractures and dislocations in children
- Perthes’ disease
- Slipped capital femoral epiphysis
- Congenital Dislocation of Hip (CDH)
- Neuromuscular disorders
24. Spine
a) Spinal trauma: diagnosis and management including various types of fixations
i. Rehabilitation of paraplegics/quadriplegics
ii. Management of a paralyzed bladder
iii. Prevention of bed sores and management of established bed sores
iv. Exercise programme and Activities of Daily Living (ADL)
v. Psychosexual counseling
b) Degenerative disorders of the spine
i. Prolapsed Inter Vertebral Disc (PIVD)
ii. Lumbar Canal Stenosis (LCS)
iii. Spondylolysis/Spondylolisthesis
iv. Lumbar Spondylosis
v. Ankylosing Spondylitis
vi. Spinal fusion: various types and their indications.
25. Triage, Disaster Management, BTLS and ATLS
26. Recent advances in orthopaedics
- Autologous chondrocyte implantation
- Mosaicplasty
- Video assisted Thoracoscopy (VATS)
- Endoscopic spine surgery
- Metal on metal arthroplasty of hip
- Surface replacements of joints
- Microsurgical techniques in Orthopaedics
- Designing a modern orthopaedic operation theatre
- Sterilization
- Theatre Discipline
- Laminar air flow
- Modular OTs
Note: The emphasis during the training for diploma should be more on clinical diagnosis and basic management rather than advanced surgical skills.

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