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The Hand and Upper Limb Surgery Discipline of Sunshine Bone and Joint institute provides care for all cases of Upper limbs, hand and wrist. Treatment for scaphoid fractures is provided with a high success rate. The department also takes care of rare conditions like peri lunate dislocations and complex cases including crush injuries of the hand. Correction of Brachial plexus injuries of adults and paediatric cases are done at the centre. Deformities related to rheumatoid arthritis are also corrected by surgeries.

The specialists at the Department perform tendon transfer surgeries for patients who have lost muscular function. Normal muscular function is restored in such cases, which helps the patients to carry on their routine activities without having any disability or pain. Experienced orthopaedic surgeons operate on the patients with glomus tumours of the hand (rare condition). The Hand and Upper Limb Surgery Unit has a robust case series of such rare conditions.

Orthopaedics at Sunshine Hospitals

Ilizarov Reconstruction

Ilizarov surgery is a complex Orthopaedic surgery. It is performed quite intricately and diligently to correct acquired skeletal deformities and congenital deformities in the failed and complicated cases of Orthopaedic trauma. It is also used in the correction of discrepancies in the length of limbs.

The surgery is an intricate art as it requires lots of dexterity, skills and expertise of the surgeon. There are a handful of surgeons who have mastered this dexterous surgical technique. They are the one who can perform this surgery quite proficiently. Owing to the intricacies involved, complexity of the procedure, long duration of treatment, and inconvenience caused to the patients by the implants used, many surgeons avoid this surgery. However, in many cases, Ilizarov surgery is the only or final option available to patients.

The Sunshine Bone and Joint Institute’s Ilizarov Surgery Unit has qualified, trained and experienced team of Ilizarov surgeons – who take care of in-house patients and also visit to other centres to provide care to those patients who need surgery. Our team has experienced of dealing with complex trauma patients not only from India but also from abroad. Several complex trauma cases from African countries are also referred to Sunshine Bone and Joint Institute. The department receives several victims of bomb blast cases as well. Some of those cases were very challenging owing to the severity of skeletal destruction.

The Joint Replacement Surgery division of the Sunshine Bone & Joint Institute is the second largest joint replacement centre in Asia. The centre performs an average of 4000 joint replacements every year. This high-volume centre has six dedicated operation theatres (apart from the other theatres) with the state-of-the-art infrastructure necessary to carry out complex orthopaedic procedures. Headed by a renowned Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr A.V. Gurava Reddy, The Joint Replacement Surgery Centre has skilled, experienced and a large team of more than 20 doctors who perform around 20 joint replacements (Knees and Hips) every day. Primary and Revision Total Knee Replacements and Hip Replacements are carried out on a daily basis.

Treatment is customised according to the individual needs of the patients and also in accordance with their budget. Robust and top-quality implants (ultra-congruent implants with mobile or fixed inserts) and high flexion designs implants are used for the primary and total knee replacements.

The Joint Replacement Centre’s orthopaedic surgeons perform total hip replacement arthroplasties not only for the straightforward cases of osteoarthritis but also for complex cases like revision total hip arthroplasties, post-traumatic arthritis of the hip after acetabular fractures, heterotopic ossification of the hip joint and ankylosing spondylitis.

The Joint Replacement Surgery division of the Sunshine Bone & Joint Institute provide compassionate care to the patients as the centre has dedicated arthroplasty team backed by a support staff team who counsel the patients undergoing joint replacement surgery. The team counsel and give instructions to the patients before and after surgery.

A dedicated team of occupational therapists and physiotherapists offers rehabilitation and physiotherapy services to the patients during their stay in the hospital and also at their homes. Sunshine Centre for Joint Replacement performs a large number of joint replacements daily by implementing good clinical practices.

The centre offers a wholesome and sought-after fellowship program to post-MS/DNB orthopaedic surgeons looking forward to their glorious future of orthopaedic care. It also has a robust research agenda with a good number of publications in reputed journals every year. Continuing Medical Education (CME) programs are conducted on a regular basis with national and international surgeons gracing the Institute to share their experience and knowledge in the field of joint replacement surgery. Seminars and classes on surgical instrumentation are organised on a regular basis in the following areas:


  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Replacement Surgery – Myths Vs Reality
  • Life After Knee Replacement Surgery
  • Total Knee Replacement Surgery
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • The Sunshine Advantage


  • Hip Pain
  • Anatomy of the Hip Joint
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Hip Replacement Surgery
  • Avascular Necrosis

The Discipline of Paediatric Orthopaedics at Sunshine Bone and Joint Institute deals with paediatric congenital deformities correction and paediatric Orthopaedic trauma surgeries. A dedicated team of paediatric Orthopaedic surgeons and experts operate on children suffering from developmental dysplasia of the hip and perthes disease. The paediatric unit has experts and facilities to perform complex pelvic procedures. Our paediatric surgeons correct deformities and restore function in the children with musculoskeletal disorders. The deformities are corrected to normal to ensure that the children can lead normal life. The department conducts speciality clinics and screening programs that help early intervention at the right age for the children with deformities. Supportive and follow-up care in such cases give the best outcomes. Outpatient clinics for congenital clubfoot and other deformities associated with cerebral palsy are also conducted regularly by the department.

We Offer the following Services

  • Developmental disorders
  • Cerebral palsy clinic and deformity correction
  • Clubfoot Correction
  • Skeletal dysplasias
  • Paediatric Musculoskeletal tumours
  • Paediatric trauma services

Sunshine Hospitals’ Division of Pelvic Acetabular Surgery has a team of senior consultants who operate on patients (polytrauma cases) with complex fractures of the acetabulum and pelvis. Such trauma cases are associated with huge morbidity and mortality. Our consultants have necessary skills and expertise to handle pelvic acetabular trauma cases and thus deliver positive results to the victims of these injuries.

Total Hip Replacements are performed on Patients with arthritis after Acetabular fractures, which are associated with post-traumatic arthritis and acetabular bone loss. Specialised implants are available with us to deal with any such case presented to the department.

Trained and experienced experts of the Department of Shoulder Arthroscopy and Sports Injury deal with rotator cuff repairs, reverse hemiarthroplasty, shoulder hemiarthroplasty, shoulder resurfacing, arthroscopic ACL reconstructions and labral repairs.

The Department of Shoulder Arthroscopy and Sports Injury has specialists’ hand and shoulder surgeons who perform arthroscopic surgeries of the knee including multi-ligament surgeries, ACL reconstructions (by single and double bundle technique), PCL reconstructions on a regular basis. International surgeons visit the department occasionally to observe the vast range of arthroscopic surgeries performed here.

Physiotherapy Department offers care to post-operative patients, which is needed for their faster recovery from sports and ligament injuries. The department has a dedicated team of trained physio therapists with expertise in dealing with sports and shoulder injury cases. Post-operative recovery and rehabilitation of patients is a must for Orthopaedic Surgery Department.

The Sunshine Bone and Joint Institute has a dedicated Trauma Surgery and Accident Care Centre. It is a level 1 trauma centre. The centre deals with all complex accidental and trauma cases that are referred to the centre from across the state. There are three units in the trauma surgery and accident care centre. Senior consultants who deals with trauma are supported by junior consultants, registrars and post-graduates (DNB). The process of care is streamlined and the consultants are distributed accordingly to ensure dedicated care and focussed attention to the patients. The unit wise distribution and streamlining ensures that the Patients during their follow-up visits and consultations meet the same team that treated them. The patients feel comfortable in approaching the consultants whom they met before and thus communication gap between the patients and consultants get reduced. And, patients can establish good rapport with the surgeons.

The level 1 trauma centre has experienced, skilled and expert surgeons. They manage complex accidental and trauma cases regularly and perform five to six trauma surgeries every day. The surgeons deal with cases of pelvic & acetabular fractures, polytrauma cases, periprosthetic fractures, peri-articular fractures, and many more such cases.

The Dedicated Trauma Surgery and Accident Care Centre offers round-the-clock care to cases of multiple extremity fractures and polytrauma. The centre is well-equipped to manage complex trauma cases round-the-clock owing to the availability of trauma surgeons, ICU and nursing teams and anaesthesiologists.

Our experienced and expert senior consultants manage complicated cases of implant failures, malunions and nonunions, which are referred to the centre from all over the country.

A team of experienced plastic, microvascular and cosmetic surgeons support our trauma team in dealing with the trauma cases that are associated with neurovascular injuries. Comprehensive care is provided to patients by a multidisciplinary team of experts.

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