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Research Interests

  • Perthes disease
  • Skeletal dysplasia
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Developmental dysplsaia of the hip
  • Tibia hemimelia
  • Osteogenesis imperfecta
  • Congential pseudarhrosis of the tibia
  • Club foot

Professional Information

Pediatric Orthopaedics consultant

Professor, Head, Department of Paediatric Orthopaedics, KMC, Manipal

Awards and recognition:

  • Best paper award- 3rd prize for paper titled’ Does prolonged weight-relief increase the chances of a favourable outcome after containment for Perthes disease? at POSICON 2023 at Bhuvneshwar on 9th -12th February 2023.  
  • Best paper award-first prize for presentation titled “The “wafer epiphysis”-An uncommon presentation of Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease” at POSICON 2022. 
  • Won second best paper for paper “A quantitative measure of the extent of epiphyseal avascularity is correlated with a quantitative measure of the outcome of the Perthes’ disease” at Coimbatore in POSICON 2020 on 12th January 2020.
  • Joseph Johari traveling fellowship to USA for 2 weeks selected by POSI on 2020. 
  • Best Pediatric Orthopaedics Paper for paper “Extrusion of the femur head in Perthes disease with age of onset younger than 7 years” in KOACON 2020 at Bellary on 31st January 2020. 
  • POSNA COUR travelling fellow 2011. 
  • APOA-Pediatric section travelling fellow 2011.
  • Best paper award for paper “Management of severe crouch in the older children with spastic diplegic cerebral palsy” at EPOS instructional course at Marseille June 2009.
  • Best paper award for paper “Extent of remodeling of the proximal femur and acetabulum occur between disease healing and skeletal maturity in Perthes’ disease” at POSICON 2008 at Coimbatore.
  • Best paper award for paper “To what extent does remodeling of the proximal femur and acetabulum occur between disease healing and skeletal maturity in Perthes’ disease?” at EPOS instructional course at Vienna December 2007.

Intellectual Property

Sphericiety deviation score 

Quantitative measures for evaluating the outcome of Legg-Calve-Perthes’ disease. J Bone Joint Surg Am 2013; 95:354-61.

Creative Works

 Use of ethyl alcohol myoneural blocks in cerebral palsy. Global Help website.

A simple, safe and inexpensive way to apply hip spica casts in children. Global Help website.


  • Professor in department of Pediatric Orthopaedics, KMC, Manipal since April 2021.
  • Professor in department of Orthopaedics, KMC, Manipal, April 2019- April 2021.
  • An associate professor in department of Orthopaedics, KMC, Manipal from January 2008- March 2019.
  • An assistant professor and fellow of paediatric orthopaedics in department of orthopaedics, KMC Manipal from November 2005 to December 2007.
  • An assistant professor in department of orthopaedics, Government medical college, Surat, India from February 2002 to November 2005.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy


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