Clinical Events and activities
The department has regular
teaching program for MCh students
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Ongoing and proposed
The department has actively been involved
in research for the past thirty years mainly in the field of reconstruction of
defects over the upper and lower extremities. Extensive clinical research has
been done in the department and is still continuing with newer parameters giving
it a new dimension.
More than 75 parameters have been studied and analysed
which has involved interdepartmental, interfaculty and interuniversity collaboration.
Various techniques have been standardised in experimental model and applied clinically
with immense success. In this process several new ideas and techniques have been
achieved and rationality proven.
As a significant contribution of research
they have been regularly published in reputed indexed national and international
journals. More than 200 presentations have been made in national and international
forum. Several honours have been bestowed for this extensive and ongoing research.
The department is well known all over the country and abroad for such consistent
research work on various flaps used for reconstruction. To the best of our knowledge,
such elaborate work on application of flaps in reconstructive surgery has not
been carried out in any department of our country.Currently we are working on
CT angiography to map out the perforators before flap surgery and correlate them
with the findings of hand held Doppler and intraoperative findings. CT angiography
is also been used to study the fate of perforators after flap harvesting and just
before division. Tissue expansion for the lower limb defects with the aim of avoiding
skin graft over the secondary defect and to close it primarily is another research
area that we are pursuing. Application of VAC (Vacuum Assisted Closure) for wounds,
specially bed sores, is also an area where research is going on.