Orthopaedics & Rheumatology

The Centre of Excellence in Orthopaedics & Rheumatology at Aster Medcity is a state-of-the-art facility offering comprehensive care for management of musculoskeletal disorders in patients of all ages. On par with some of the best hospitals in the world in terms of medical care and features, it has an exceptional team of doctors comprising orthopaedic surgeons, arthroscopy surgeons, sports medicine specialists, ortho oncologists, paediatric ortho surgeons, spine surgeons, trauma surgeons, microvascular surgeons, rheumatologists and physical medicine experts who have the experience and expertise to handle all orthopaedic emergencies and complex cases. Ably supported by speciality-trained nurses, patient counsellors and physical rehabilitation therapists, they follow international treatment protocols to ensure optimal, evidence-based care to patients, at all times.

The Centre of Excellence (CoE) has all advanced facilities including a digital ortho ICU, ORI fusion integrated orthopaedic surgical suites, a one-of-its-kind fully equipped sports medicine unit and dedicated units for Joint Surgery, Spine Surgery, Tumour Surgery, Arthoscopy, Trauma Surgery and Rheumatology. The services offered here are 24-hour accident and emergency care, outpatient and inpatient care, 24-hour trauma surgery, day care surgery and orthopaedic rehabilitation. Multidisciplinary in approach, the CoE works closely with several other specialities including Aster Oncology and Aster Child & Adolescent Health.

Outpatient consultation: 9am to 5pm, based on prior appointment, except on Sundays.

OP Registration: 8.30am to 3.30pm, except on Sundays

Accident & emergency services are available 24/7

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Dr. Subin Sugath
Dr. Subin Sugath

Dr. Subin Sugath is Consultant Orthopaedic Oncosurgeon, with more than 8 years of experience in treating bone cancers. Trained extensively in management of bone tumours both adults and children, he is an expert in limb preserving surgeries for both benign and malignant bone tumors and also surgical treatment for metastatic lesions in spine and other bones.


Fellowship in Orthopaedic Oncology (Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai)| DNB Ortho (Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram) | D Ortho (Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram)| MBBS (Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram)


Bone cancer management in children and adults.

Expertise in Limb preserving surgeries for bone tumours that avoid amputations like Megaprosthetic replacement, re-implanting the same bone after sterilization with radiation, expandable implants which increases in length as the patient grows

Expertise in advanced surgical treatment for malignant lesions in spine and bones in other parts of the body

Published 10 articles in prominent Indian medical journals

Proficient in Malayalam, English, Hindi

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Dr. Vijaya Mohan S
Dr. Vijaya Mohan S

Dr. Vijaya Mohan. S is Consultant, Orthopaedics, with more than 9 years of work experience and specialised training at the best Orthopaedic Hospitals in Europe, Thailand and India. Rated among the top Joint Replacement Surgeons in Kerala, he is an expert in Orthopaedic Surgery who also excels in robotic orthopaedic surgery. Specialising in hip and knee Arthoplasty, his areas of special interest are Arthroscopy and complex trauma involving the lower limb. He is also former Consultant Orthopaedic surgeon and Associate Professor at the Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi.


Fellowship in Arthroplasty (AIMS, Kochi) | DNB in Orthopaedics (Medical College, Trivandrum) | D Ortho (Govt.Medical College,Trivandrum) I MBBS (Govt. Medical College Trivandrum)


Trained at: Arthrolab Munich | The European center for Knee Research, Belgium| ZNA Middleheim, Antwerp| Heilih Hart Hospital, Lier| Chulalongkorn University Hospital, Bangkok| Ameos Klinicum Halberstedt, Germany.

One of the most renowned surgeons in primary and revision joint replacement

Highly skilled in computer navigation, patient specific knee replacement

Expert in Robotic Orthopaedic Surgery

Consultant Orthopaedic surgeon and Associate Professor at the Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi.

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Lourdes Hospital, Kochi

Department of Orthopaedics, Kochi Medical College

Department of Surgery, Benzigar Hospital, Kollam

Department of Paediatric Oncology , Regional Cancer Centre, Thiruvananthapuram

Qualified ATLS provider and is a keen trainer in Arthroplasty and arthroscopic skills

Invited as Faculty to various national and international conferences for presentations and live surgery demonstrations

Proficient in Malayalam, English and Hindi

Consultant Orthopaedic surgeon and Associate Professor at the Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi.

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Dr. Benjamin Joseph
Associate Consultant
Dr. Benjamin Joseph

One of the most respected Paediatric Orthopaedicians in the country ,Dr. Benjamin Joseph has more than 36 years of experience to his credit. Trained in some of the finest hospitals in India and the UK, he is an expert in management of congenital anomalies including deformities of the upper and lower limbs, hip, knee, ankle and foot problems, cerebral palsy and paralytic problems in children.


Training in Paediatric Orthopaedics (Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, UK)

Training in Paediatric Orthopaedics (Children’s Hospital, UK)

M.Ch in Orthopaedics (Liverpool, UK)

MS in Orthopaedic Surgery (Kasturba Medical College, Manipal) | MBBS (CMC, Vellore)


Professor of Orthopaedics, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, India

Head of Paediatric Orthopaedic Service (Unit II), Department of Orthopaedics, Kasturba Hospital, India


Paediatric Orthopaedics: A System Of Decision-Making

Written 5 chapters in Orthopaedic text books

Published 76 articles in peer-reviewed journals


Orthopaedic Clinics Of North America: Perthes’ Disease (July 2011)

Proficient in English,Malayalam

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Dr. Joe Thomas
Associate Consultant
Dr. Joe Thomas

A Rheumatologist with more than 4 years of experience, Dr. Joe Thomas is an expert in diagnosis, treatment and management of arthritis and other rheumatic diseases in adults and children. His fields of special interest include rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematous and vasculitis.


DNB in Rheumatology (Nizam Institute, Hyderabad) | | MD in Internal Medicine (PSGIMSR, Coimbatore) | MBBS (JJM Medical college, Kuvempu University, Karnataka)


Head of Department, Rheumatology, Lourdes Hospital, Kochi

Senior Resident, Department Of Rheumatology, Nizam Institute Of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad

Department of Internal Medicine, Cochin Cooperative Medical College

Trained in departments - Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Orthopaedics, Paediatrics, Govt. Hospital, Kochi

Proficient in Malayalam, English, Hindi, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu

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Dr. Vinod Kumar P
Dr. Vinod Kumar P

Dr. Vinod Kumar P is Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, with more than 10 years of experience in the United Kingdom. He specialises in shoulder and elbow disorders and arthroscopic sports surgery, and has special interest in shoulder instability and sports injuries. Trained in all sub-specialties of orthopaedics, he is an expert in trauma surgery. He is also a qualified ATLS provider and arthroscopic skills trainer.


FRCS (Trauma & Orthopaedics) – Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons- Glasgow, UK | CCT and on the General Medical Council (UK) Specialist Register| Dip SEM – Diploma in Sports & Exercise Medicine – Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, UK |MSc (Ortho) – University of Teesside, Middleborough, UK | MRCS – Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons – Glasgow, UK|BTEC (Sports) – Newcastle College, UK| PG Cert Management – Open University, UK| MBBS – Government Kilpauk Medical College, Chennai


Fellowship training in Upper limb surgery and Sports injuries under the tutelage of Professor Angus Wallace and Mr Paul Manning at the world renowned Nottingham Shoulder and Elbow Unit.

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the St.Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust-the lead employer for the Mersery Region in the United Kingdom and also Tertiary Referral Center and teaching Hospital for Liverpool University.

Trained in Orthopaedic Surgery with exposure to allied specialties of Plastic and Neurosurgery

Completed Orthopaedic Specialty residency training from the prestigious Yorkshire training programme

Published 16 articles in prominent medical journals and 10 abstracts in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Reviewer for the journal ‘Shoulder & Elbow’

Made more than 25 presentations in International conferences

Member of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), British Elbow & Shoulder Society, International College of Surgeons, AO Trauma, SICOT, Indian Arthroscopy Society, Shoulder & Elbow Society of India

Proficient in English, Hindi, Tamil & Malayalam

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Dr. Jacob Eapen Mathew
Dr. Jacob Eapen Mathew

A Spine Surgeon with more than a decade of experience to his credit, Dr. Jacob Eapen Mathew is one of the very few neurosurgeons in the country with orthopaedic spine training to perform scoliosis and spine deformity surgeries in both adults and children. Trained at some of the finest hospitals in India, Canada and Germany, he specialises in advanced minimally invasive procedures. He is the first spine surgeon in South India to perform lumbar cortical screw fixation and percutaneous Ileo-lumbar screw fixation.


AO Spine North America Certified Fellowship | Fellowship in Paediatric Scoliosis and Deformity (Shriners Hospital for Children and Montreal Children’s Hospital, Montreal, Canada) | Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, Canada) |Fellowship in Spine Surgery, Orthopaedic Scoliosis and Spine Program - Adult deformity (Montreal General Hospital, McGill University, Montreal, Canada) | Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (Montreal Neurological Institute, Montreal, Canada) | Fellowship Neuro-endoscopy (Hospital of Barmherzigen Brüder, Trier, Germany) | MCh in Neurosurgery (Christian Medical College, Vellore) | MBBS (Christian Medical College, Ludhiana)


Expertise in:

Microsurgery and minimal access surgery for cervical and lumbar discs including fusion and disc replacement surgery

Microsurgery for advanced degenerative spine disease including corpectomy and fusion, PLIF, TLIF, ALIF, correction of spondylolisthesis

MIS decompression for spinal stenosis

Adult and paediatric / adolescent scoliosis surgery and deformity correction

Instrumented spinal fusions

Microsurgery / minimally invasive surgery for spinal tumours

Surgery for pyogenic and tubercular spinal infections

Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty

Surgery for early and late spine injuries

Craniovertebral junction surgery (decompression, stabilisation and 
realignment) for congenital and acquired abnormalities including 
dislocations and basilar invagination, tumours, injuries and infections

Facet blocks for intractable back and radicular pain

Epidural injections & Foraminal infiltration

Consultant and Associate Professor Christian Medical College, Vellore

Consultant and Associate Professor Christian Medical College Ludhiana

Consultant Neurosurgeon at Khoula Hospital, Muscat Oman

Published 10 articles in peer reviewed national and international journals

Proficient in Malayalam, English, Hindi

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Dr. Imthias VK
Dr. Imthias VK

An Orthopaedician with more than 10 years of experience, Dr. Imthias specialises in surgical management of musculoskeletal disorders in children and neonates. He has extensive training in treating conditions like clubfoot, cerebral palsy, developmental dislocation of the hip, Perthes disease, osteogenesis imperfecta, neonatal infections and paediatric trauma.


Fellowship in Paediatric Orthopaedics (Kasturba Medical College, Manipal) | Fellowship in Joint Replacement (Apollo Hospital, Bangalore) MS in Orthopaedics (Govt. Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram) | MBBS (Academy of Medical Sciences, Pariyaram)


Training in Arthroplasty

Experience in management of trauma and high-velocity injuries

Experience in paediatric orthopaedic surgical procedures like limb lengthening

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Orthopaedics, Academy of Medical Sciences, Pariyaram

Consultant Orthopaedician, Shanthi Hospital, Calicut

Published research articles

Proficient in English, Malayalam, Hindi, Kannada

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Dr. Bibi Dhanan
Dr. Bibi Dhanan

Dr. Bibi Dhanan is Specialist, Orthopaedic Surgery, with more than 3 years of experience. Trained extensively in Orthopaedic surgery, his areas of special interest are spine surgery-deformity correction and minimally invasive spine surgeries. His prime focus is spine surgery and all complex, advanced procedures associated to it.


DNB in Ortho (AIMS ,Kochi)| D.Ortho (SRMC, Chennai) | MBBS (Medical College Trivandrum)


Orthopaedic Surgeon - Thaqdees Hospital

Orthopaedic Surgeon-Thrikkakkara Cooperative

Opted to become a Spine Surgeon after the Postgraduate training at AIMS under the guidance of by Dr. K.V. Menon

Trained in basic Orthopaedics at Ramachandra Hospital Chennai under the guidance of Prof.S.S.K Marthandam

Junior Consultant, Medical Trust Hospital, Kochi

Registrar-Spine Unit-Lakeshore Hospital Kochi

Resident, AIMS, Kochi

Presented several papers in National Conferences like IOACON and ASSICON

Proficient in English, Malayalam, Hindi and Tamil

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Dr. R Riju
Dr. R Riju

An Orthopaedician with 5 years of experience in general orthopaedics and trauma management, Dr. R Riju is trained in paediatric orthopaedics, joint reconstruction, simple and complex trauma management. His areas of special interest include minimally invasive surgery and robotic surgery and deformity correction, arthoscopy and arthoplasty. He is also a trained ITLS provider.


DNB (Ernakulam Medical Centre) | D’Ortho (Govt. Medical College Thiruvananthapuram) | MBBS (Govt. Medical college Thiruvananthapuram)


Experience in State Health Services

Experience in UG and PG training

Proficient in English, Hindi, Malayalam, Tamil

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Dr. Sijith Sasi
Dr. Sijith Sasi

An Orthopaedician, Dr. Sijith Sasi has training in traumatology, joint replacements, spine surgery, arthroplasty and arthroscopic surgeries.His areas of special interest include orthopaedic oncology and sports injuries.


MS in Orthopaedics Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi)| MBBS (Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi)

Proficient in Malayalam, English, Hindi, Tamil

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Dr. Deepu Vijayan
Dr. Deepu Vijayan

An Orthopaedician trained in arthroscopic surgeries, trauma, joint replacement, spine surgery and paediatric orthopaedics, Dr. Deepu Vijayan’s areas of special interest include orthopaedic sports injuries and arthroplasty.


MS in Ortho (Kasturba Medical College, Manipal) | MBBS (Govt. Medical College, Kochi)


Certificate course in arthroscopy

Junior Orthopaedic Consultant in Royal Hospital, Kunnamkulam

Junior Resident, Orthoapedics, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal

Casualty Officer, Allied Hospital, Kunnamkulam

Published research article

Proficient in Malayalam, English, Kannada, Hindi, Tamil

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Aster Facilities
Outpatient Division
Outpatient Division
  • Outpatient consultation for both adults and children
  • Dedicated units for Joint replacement surgery, spine surgery, tumor surgery, sports medicine, pediatric orthopaedic surgery, hand surgery, trauma surgery and rheumatology
  • Designated clinics* like arthritis clinic, back pain clinic, brachial plexus clinic and sports physiotherapy clinic that work on multi-disciplinary approach
  • Dedicated Physiotherapy services in OPD
  • Dedicated X-ray facilities and blood draw in OPD
  • Counselling room and Counsellor for patients undergoing surgical procedures.
  • Psychosocial counselling for patients after joint replacements, major trauma and tumour surgery
  • Pre anaesthesia counselling in OPD

*to be functional soon

Emergency Services
Emergency Services
  • 24 / 7 trauma and accident care
  • Qualified Orthopaedic surgeon on duty 24/7
  • Zero hour surgery for emergency cases
  • World-class resuscitation and critical care facilities under specially trained personnel
Inpatient Services
Inpatient Services
  • Digital Ortho ICU
  • Dedicated post-operative care units
  • 24X7 qualified Orthopaedic Surgeon on stay duty
  • Occupational Therapy
  • In house physiotherapy
Day Care Services
Day Care Services

Procedures performed on day care basis

  • Closed reduction
  • Percutaneous fixation of fractures
  • Carpel tunnel surgery
  • De Quervain’s surgery
  • Diagnostic arthroscopy
  • Arthroscopic minisectomy.
  • Arthroscopic debridement
  • Arthroscopic loose body removal
  • Tendon surgeries
  • Club foot surgeries
  • Implant Removals
  • Manipulation of joints
  • Biopsies
  • Dedicated day care surgical suites
  • Dedicated post-operative care area

Dedicated day care surgical suites

Dedicated post-operative care area

Advanced Clinical Support
  • 3D C Arm
  • High definition arthroscope
  • Small joint arthroscope
  • State-of-the-art orthopaedic equipment and implants
  • Body exhaust suits and helmets for joint replacement surgery
  • Computer navigation system for arthroplasty and tumour surgeries
  • Intra operative Doppler for bone tumour surgeries
  • Google glass for live demo
  • Total knee replacement
  • Partial knee replacement
  • Total hip replacement
  • Total shoulder replacement
  • Total elbow replacement
  • Total ankle replacement
  • Revision hip replacement
  • Revision knee replacement
  • Revision shoulder and elbow replacement
  • Total femur replacement
    • Arthroscopic A.C.L reconstruction
    • Arthroscopic P. C. L reconstruction
    • Arthroscopic minisectomy
    • Arthroscopic meniscal repair
    • Arthroscopic rotated cuff repair
    • Arthroscopic tennis elbow repair
    • Arthroscopic cartilage repair
    • Arthroscopic shoulder stabilisation
    Sports injury services
    • Sprains and muscle-strains treatment
    • Tendonitis
    • Achilles tendon injuries
    • Acromio-clavicular joint injuries
    • Knee ligament injuries treatment
    • Stress fractures
    • Recurrent ankle sprains
    • Wrist sprains
    • Sports rehabilitation
    • Sports specific injuries preventative and rehabilitation services.
    • Open and key-hole surgery for sports injuries
    Paediatric Orthopaedic Services
    • Clubfoot surgery and rehabilitation
    • Cerebral palsy deformity management
    • Management of developmental dysplasia’s
    • Management of other growth abnormalities
    • GAIT training
    • Congenital malformations
    Spine Services
    • Microscopic disc surgery
    • Scoliosis correction
    • Spinal deformity correction
    • Spinal tumour surgery
    • Posture correction and spinal stabilisation
    • Cervical spine surgery
    Ortho Oncology
    • Limb salvage surgery
    • Custom-made mega prosthesis surgery
    • Extended curettage and bone grafting
    • Extra corporal radio therapy
    • Pelvic tumour surgeries
    • Expandable implants
    • Biological reconstruction
    • All primary and complex trauma surgeries
    • Zero hour trauma surgery, unless contra-indicated
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