The Department of Orthopaedics at Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences was initially started under the cover of the Department of Surgery in January 1960.
In 1967,Under the leadership of Dr.Gyanchand the department started functioning independently.
The department is equipped with modern equipments and operative facility and is a leading tertiary orthopaedic centre in the state of Karnataka. The department also undertakes a great deal of efforts in furthering research activities with active academic participation in state and national conferences.Presently the department is headed by Prof.suresh Korlhalli who took over as Professor and Head of the department of Orthopaedics on December 1st 2005.He has sixteen staff members(Consultant Orthopaedicians) and 24 post graduate students working under him.
Following are the Department Details.