Orthopedics and Traumatology

Orthopedics and Traumatology


The department of Orthopedics and Traumatology of Dhulikhel Hospital has been providing services since 2004. Since then; its services have been expanded each year. At present, this department has been providing sub-specialty oriented services traumatic and non – traumatic orthopedics problems.

A. Outpatient Services

Outpatient services are available 6 days a week. The number of patients has been increasing every year. The outpatient clinic consists of two rooms with each day divided for specific sub-specialty. This department is highly sophisticated one in the entire region as well as in the country.

B. Operative Services

The department is capable of conducting all kinds of major and minor operative procedures that includes traumatic and non-traumatic alignments and reconstructive procedures.

Our operation theater is well equipped with laminar air flow, C- arm and operating microscope.

Various major orthopaedic surgeries

  • Bankart repair
  • Trauma
  • Infection
  • Arthroscopy
  • Tumor
  • Arthroplasty
  • Spine
  • Hand and microsurgery
  • And various other minor procedures

C. Emergency services

Our department   has been providing a 24 hour emergency service for the patients.  

 D. Inpatient services:

Twenty six beds, allocated for orthopaedic and traumatology ward are occupied most of the time. The ward consist of post operative room, infective room and general ward .

There is separate procedure room where minor orthopedics procedures like cast application, cast removal, debridemet, dressing , percutaneous  pinning, pin removal , suturing ,suture/staples removal are performed.

 F. Academic activities

Providing teaching faculties for various academic programs run under KUSMS including MBBS, BSc Nursing, BPT, BNS

Intra department presentation twice a week which includes journal club, topic reviews and case presentations.

G. Community Services:

Regular visit to outreach centers of the hospital as per schedules.

Organizing various orthopaedic health camps by the department.

 Future plan

To establish trauma centre.

To develop orthopedic subspecialty including spine, adult reconstruction and sports medicine.

To start orhosis and prosthesis workshop.