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Amala Institute of Medical Sciences

(NABH Accredited and ISO 9001 2015 Certified)

Amala Nagar PO, Thrissur, Kerala, INDIA - 680555


The two units of the department consists of orthopaedic surgeons with experience in subspecialties like orthopaedic oncology, spine, paediatric orthopaedics, hand surgery, arthroscopy and arthroplasty. This hospital is a major referral centre for orthopaedics.

OP Timing

All working days - 8 AM to 4 PM.



24 hrs. casualty service and comprehensive poly trauma care are imparted by specialists from Orthopaedics, Neurosurgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Plastic Surgery and Anaesthesia.Interlocking nailing for femur, tibia, humerus, using appropriate system like Sirus, AO, GK, PFN, Gamma, dynamic compression plating of various bones, DHS fixation for femoral neck fractures, hemiarthroplasty using AM prosthesis, Thomson prosthesis or Bipolar prosthesis (cemented or uncemented), mini fragment (2.5 and 1.5) system for fixation of small bones of hand and feet, Jess fixature system – fixation, management with Ilizaravo ring fixature, spinal and pelvic fracture fixation,management of compound fractures with external fixation system, closed reduction of fractures and dislocation are procedures conducted.

Paediatric orthopaedics:

Conservative correction by serial plastering for deformities like club-foot, club-hand, surgical correction of congenital deformities, limb lengthening,

conservative and surgical correction of congenital dislocation of hip, knee and management of cerebral palsy and post polio paralysis are undertaken.

Orthopaedic oncology:

Management of all benign and malignant tumours of bone and soft tissue is routinely done. Limb salvage surgery is undertaken with the full support

from medical oncology department and radiotherapy departments especially for tumours like osteosarcoma, arthroscopy of knee, shoulder, hip, ankle, elbow and wrist, arthroscopic ligament (ACL, PCL) reconstruction, meniscal repair, shoulder rotator cuff repair, Bankarts repair and SLAP repairs and endoscopic carpal tunnel release & plantar fasciotomy are also undertaken.

Joint reconstruction:

Total hip replacement, total knee replacement and shoulder & elbow replacement are facilities available.

Spine Surgery:

Minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS), microscopic spine surgery for Disc prolapse and lumbar canal stenosis, balloon kyphoplasty for osteoporotic spine fracture and selected spinal tumours and thoracoscopic spine surgery for scoliosis, fractures and tumours of spine are available.

Hand Surgery:

In conjuction with plastic surgery department, we can provide skin cover for de gloving injuries, reconstruction for tendon injuries, tendon grafts and tendon transfers. Primary and secondary nerve repairs are done routinely. A full-fledged upgraded physiotherapy department will take care of the rehabilitation of patients when required.

Faculty Details

NameDesignationPG Qualification
and Year
Post PG
Teaching Experience
Date of Birth 
Dr. Jose Francis CProfessor and HODMS Orthopaedics Profile
Dr. Dominic K PuthoorProfessorD Ortho. 1986, MS Orthopaedics 198813 years30-05-1956Profile
Dr. Sudheer UProfessorD Ortho. 2006, MS Orthopaedics 20079 years27-08-1977Profile
Dr. Kishore PAssociate ProfessorD Ortho. 2007, MS Orthopaedics 2008, FRCS (Tr & Orth) 20197 years23-05-1980Profile
Dr. Dijoe DavisAssociate ProfessorD Ortho. 2011, MS Orthopaedics 20124 years01-06-1983Profile
Dr. Leo FrancisAssistant ProfessorMS Orthopaedics 201818-08-1987Profile
Dr. Scott Chacko JohnSenior ResidentD Ortho. 2001, DNB 2004, FISS-19-09-1975Profile
Dr. Ajith JohnSenior ResidentMS Orthopaedics-Profile
Dr. Abhilash V GopinathJunior ResidentMBBS 201311-10-1990Profile
Dr. Tony JoseJunior ResidentMBBS 201414-06-1989Profile
Dr. Mathews StephanJunior ResidentMBBS 201515-06-1992Profile
Dr. Ashwin RobyJunior ResidentMBBS 201714-07-1994Profile
Dr. Habby T JacobJunior ResidentMBBS..Profile
Dr. Thushar RameshJunior ResidentMBBS..Profile

Dr. Dominic K Puthoor

Specialty interests: Orthopaedic Oncology

After graduating from Calicut University with a first rank in Chemistry, he did his MBBS and postgraduate diploma in orthopaedics from Govt Medical College, Calicut. After completing Post Graduate degree in Orthopaedics from Govt Medical College, Trivandrum, he joined Amala Institute in 1988. He has undergone training in Orthopaedic Oncology at Tata Memorial Hospital and in Ilizarov techniques at Appolo Hospital, Chennai. He has also undergone various other trainings of which notable are AO Basic course, Deformity course and Indo-German foot and leg course. His research interests relate to bone tumors on which he has several publications in various journals. He has contributed book chapters, including one in "Text book of Orthopaedics and Trauma" by Kulkarni in 2008.

He is currently the Vice-President of Kerala Orthopaedic Association and its elected President. He was the president of Trichur Orthopaedic society from 2010 to 2013. He has organized several CMEs in various capacities and has presented many papers in regional and national orthopaedic conferences as afaculty. Dr Dominic is the recipient of several awards, which include Prof P K Surendran Memorial gold medal, 1995 and Dr Varghese Mathai travelling fellowship of KOA, 1994-95

Dr. Sudheer U


MBBS from Government Medical College, Thrissur
D.Ortho from Government Medical College, Calicut in 2006
MS Ortho from Government Medical College, Calicut in 2007


2004 to 2007: Junior Resident
2007 to 2008: Senior Resident
2008 to 2012: Assistant Professor at Amala Institute of Medical Sciences
2012 to Till date: Associate Professor at Amala Institute of Medical Sciences




KUA Gold Medal Winning Paper in 2006

Dr. Kishore Puthezhath


MBBS from Government Medical College, Thrissur in 2003
D.Orth from Government Medical College, Calicut in 2007
MS Orth from Government Medical College, Calicut in 2008
FRCS (Tr & Orth),Royal College of Surgeons, London, UK,in 2019


2014 - Continuing as Associate Professor in Amala Institute of Medical Sciences.
2010-14 : Assistant Professor in Amala Institute of Medical Sciences.
2008-10 : Senior Resident in Government Medical College, Thrissur.

Professional Memberships

Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons, London, England.
Life Member, Indian Medical Association, India.
Life Member, Kerala Orthopedic Association.
Life Member, Thrissur Orthopedic Society.

Professional Activities

Undergoing advanced course in Medical Education technologies, Nodal Centre, Kottayam, Indian Medical Council, From September 2019.
Faculty, Curriculum Implementation Support Program, Indian Medical Council, 2018.
Faculty, Revised Basic Course Workshop, Indian Medical Council, 2018.
AO Trauma Advanced course, 2018.
AO Trauma Basic Course, 2017.
Organizing Member, CME, Bone tumors, AIMS, Thrissur, 2011-18.
Organizing Secretary, MIMS CME on Orthopedics, 2009.
Organizing Member, International Knee Conference, ARTHROCON 2008.
Organizing Secretary, National Conference On Arthroplasty & Arthroscopy, ARTHROCON 2007.
Joint Secretary, National Level Instructional Course In Orthopedics, CTIC 2007.
Secretary, Post-Graduate Association Orthopedics 2006 To 2007.
Organizing Member, National Spine Conference, SPINECON 2006.
Organizing Member, National Level Instructional Course In Orthopedics, CTIC 2006.
Organizing Member, National Conference On Arthroplasty, ARTHROCON 2005.
Organizing Member, National Level Instructional Course In Orthopedics, CTIC 2005.


He has scientific publications to his credit.

Presented papers and posters in various national & state level conferences.

Specialty interests: Knee replacement, Spine and Paediatric Orthopaedics.

Undergone training in spine and joint replacement surgery under Dr. Ajay Kumar (AIIMS) at Malabar Institute of Medical Sciences soon after his post graduation.


COAA Young Scientist award for 2010
OASISCON open paper award in 2007
KOACON spine paper award 2006.

Dr. Dijoe Davis


MBBS from Government Medical College, Thrissur in 2006
D.Ortho from Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram in 2011
MS Ortho from Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram in 2012
Orthopaedic Oncology Course from Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai in 2013


• Indian Medical Association
• Kerala Orthopaedic Association
• Thrissur Orthopaedic Society


1) Presented a paper on Cemented total hip replacement - Functional outcome in KOACON 2012
2) Attended the final rounds of quiz in Koacon 2012
3) Got 3rd prize in Dr. Jesukumar Memorial Orthopaedic Quiz (DICTUM 2012)
4) Attended AO Trauma Introduction Programme
5) Attended CME on Basics of Primary Knee Arthroplasty & Hands on workshop on Mobile bearing knee Arthroplasty
6) SICOT - ICL on April 2012
7) CME on Club Foot - November 2010
8) CME & Workshop on Ponseti Technique
9) Oasis ICL Adult HIP Course - July 2012
10) ENIGMAS in Elbow Surgery - May 2011
11) MOTSCON 2011 - Injuries of the wrist
12) MOTSCON 2013 - Proximal Femoral Fractures
13) INSIGHT 2012 - (On Bone Tumours)
14) INSIGHT 2011 - (On Bone Tumours)
15) HIV/AIDS Prevention & Treatment Awareness by NACO
16) Teachers Training Programme under MCI


1. Puthoor DK, Davis D, Francis L. The incidence and distribution of pathological fractures in giant cell tumours of bone:a retrospective study . Kerala J Orthopaedic.2018;31:27-31
2. Thomas L, Sudheer U.Functional outcome of distal end of radius fractures treated with percutaneous pinning and dynamic bridging external fixator.J. Evid. Based Med Health Care 2018;5:3493-97.
3. Puthoor DK, Dominic K, Dijoe D,Libin M. Pagetic Osteosarcoma presenting with pathological fracture, Kerala J Orthopaedic.2018;30:57-59.
4. Dominic KP, Dijoe D, Manathara LT. Tumour like lesions and their management: a retrospective study. Int J Res Orthop 2018;4:159-65.
5. Urampath S, Parambil RK, Chundarathil J. Functional outcome of intertrochanteric fracture of femurtreated with proximal femoral nail fixation. J. Evolution Med. Dent. Sci. 2017;6(14):1143-1145.
6. Sudheer U, Jayaprakash C. Comparative study on the functional outcome of ligamentotaxis in comminuted fractures of the distal end of radius and with that of conservative means of closed reduction and casting. Int J Res Orthop 2017;3:614-8.
7. Sudheer U, Jayaprakash C.Clinical outcome of intra-articular hyaluronic acid injection for knee joint osteoarthritis: a prospective interventional study from a tertiary care hospital. Int J Res Orthop 2017;3:595-601.
8. Kishore Puthezhath. Expressing Cobb Angle as Linear Measurement in Scoliosis and Its Significance: A Clinical and Geometrical Analysis of Scoliosis. Korean J Spine. 2017;14(4):139-142.
9. Kishore Puthezhath and Chundarathil Jayaprakash. Is calcar referenced tip-apex distance a better predicting factor for cutting out in biaxial cephalomedullary nails than tip-apex distance?. Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery 25(3) 1–5.

CME / Workshop / Quiz

Name of CME Theme/Subject Date of Conduct Credit Hours
Prof. C. Jayaprakash is the organising chairman of 2nd international conference & cadaveric workshop on pelviacetabular fracture and hip arthroscopy    15-17 March, 2019  
CME and hands on workshop on basic orthopaedic pathology was conducted at AIMS   10.02.2019  
CME and hands on workshop on basic orthopaedic pathology was conducted at AIMS   February 2018  
Basic nurses CME based on orthopaedic techniques   June 2018