About the Department

The department of orthopedics was established in 2003. The department consists of three units and offers trauma care and advanced surgery.

The department is proud to possess experienced senior faculty who have been working for the last 2 to 3 decades and also young dynamic Associate and Assistant professors. The faculty keep themselves updated by participating in various courses & hands on workshops regularly. Many of the faculties have received training in the A.O. Course. On the clinical side, the department has progressed well with more than 20% increase in patient care statistics, both quantitatively & qualitatively every year.

The department apart from routine orthopedic work also provides specialty care like poly trauma management, joint replacement surgery, spine surgeries, deformity correction surgeries and shoulder, knee and ankle arthroscopy. The department has also conducted many conferences & CME’s.

The department runs UG & PG teaching program in medicine and physiotherapy. The postgraduates training program is well structured and research oriented.


Head of Department
Dr. Chidendra M. Shettar
Professor & HOD
MS (Ortho) FRCS(Glasgow), Graduated one of the best of his class from JNMC Belgaum, Karnataka. He is an astute clinician who rendered his services across multiple hospitals in united kingdom. Completed his FRCS from Royal Colleges of Physician and Surgeon of Glasgow. He is dynamic and actively involved in management of complex orthopaedic injuries and polytrauma, sports injuries including arthroscopy and arthroplasty. His passion in teaching and sharing his knowledge and experiences engaged him in various PG and UG teaching programmes. His zeel for research is reflected in various peer reviewed publications in numerous journals.


Patient Care
  • 24 hour emergency trauma care.
  • Well equipped operation theatre with all modern equipments.
  • Physiotherapy.
  • Well established Artificial limb centre.
Investigation Facility
  • Digital X- Ray / PACS
  • Joint and soft tissue USG.
  • 3D CT scan and MRI.
Treatment Facility
  • Trauma care
  • Poly trauma management
  • Shoulder, hip, knee arthroscopy
  • Hip and knee arthroplasty
  • Pediatric orthopedic surgery
  • Deformity correction and ilizarov
  • Spine surgery


Teaching Program
The department is involved in regular teaching program for MBBS and physiotherapy students. Department has got 3 post graduate seats. PG students are involved in OPD patient’s evaluation, in patients work up and assisting operations. There is a well-structured teaching program both in the class room and at the skill lab. The department possesses a well-equipped skill lab where the students are given hands on training in orthopedic procedures.


Awards / Achievements
  1. Dr. Santosh S. Jeevannavar Won best case report in KOACON 2007 at Mysore (Karnataka Orthopaedic Association Conference).
  2. Dr. Santosh S. Jeevannavar won best paper in IAS 2008 at Goa.
  3. Dr. Santosh S. Jeevannavar won best paper at KOACON 2010 Bangalore – (Karnataka Orthopaedic Association Conference).
  4. Dr. Vishwanath Patil awarded VTI Gold medal for “anthropometric measurements in Indian Population of Cervical Artificial Disc replacement devices“ at Annual conference of Association of Spine Surgeons of India (ASSICON 2015) held at Goa.
  1. Dr. Santosh S. Jeevannavar completed fellowship course in Joint Replacement and arthroscopy (OTA  AND ZIMMER)  under dr hemanth wakankar  at DMH pune.from 01-06-2004 to 06-03-2005.
  2. Dr. Manjunath Daragad Completed Ilizarov fellowship from June-2007 to December- 2007 at Centre for Ilizarov Techniques, Chaudhary Hospital  Akola under Dr. Milind Chaudhary.
  3. Dr Keshav Shenoy S completed one year Fellowship Course in Arthroplasty in the Department of Adult Reconstruction, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Kochi, from 15/03/2010 to 09/03/2011.
  4. Sunilkumar P. D completed Observership in Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine from 10.03.2011 to 30.03.2011 at Ortho One, Coimbatore.
  5. Dr. Prasanna Baindoor competed ‘IOA WOC SICOT’ Fellowship in arthroscopy and sports medicine for  a period of 6 weeks from 02/04/2012 to 12/05/2012.
  6. Dr. Chidendra M. Shettar completed Biomechanics Summer course of the AKADEMIE fur Wissenchaft, Wirrtschaft und Technik an der Universitaet Ulm e. V.  Germany from 22-07-2014 to 25-07-2014.
  7. Dr. Vishwanath M. Patil completed one year fellowship course in Spine Surgery from 26-09-2014 to 30-10-2015 at Bombay Hospital.
  8. Dr. Abhishek Gumaste completed observership in the Department of Arthroscopy & Sports Medicine from 09.03.2017 to 23.03.2017 at Ganga Hospital, Coimbatore.


Workshop and CMEs
  1. Conducted a workshop on Basic fracture stabilization for UG Medical Conference "Antarang 2017" at SDM Specialty Hospital on 06-05-2017.
  2. SDM Medical College and hospital associated with KIMS hubballi conducted PG Students mock practical Examination at KIMS, Hubballi on 29-04-2017.
  3. Pre Conference Workshops of 41ST ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF KARNATAKA ORTHOPAEDIC     ASSOCIATION (KOACON) conducted at SDM Specialty Hospital Sattur-Dharwad & Hotel Denissons Hubballi from 03-02-2017 to 05-02-2017.
    1. Basics of Fracture Fixation – Course co-coordinator Dr. C M Shettar Outside faculty ; Dr. Anand J Thakur, Dr.Navin Thakkar.
    2. Basic Arthroscopy -D– Course co-coordinator Dr. Santosh Jeevannavar, Dr. Sachin Tapasvi,.
    3. Basic Spine Fixation – Course co-ordinator  Dr. Vishwanath Patil .
    4.  Dr. Arvind G Kulkarni, Dr. Amruthlal M, Dr. Gourishankar.
    5. High Tibia Osteotomy – Course Co-ordinator Dr. Manjunath Daragad  Dr. Mangal Parihar, Dr. Vasudevan
  4. One day CME conducted on Management pearls in fractures of the distal humerus on 30-01-2017. Guest Lecture by Dr. Chaitanya S. Mudgal, MD, MS, M. Ch, Harvard Medical School.
  5. CME on TKR was conducted on 01-06-2016. Dr. Anatharama Shetty, was Guest Faculty, approx. 100 delegates attended the CME.
  6. Department of Orthopaedics, SDM College of Medical Sciences and Hospital, Sattur, Dharwad has conducted a Workshop on „Implant Survivorship? at our department on 11th August, 2012 from 9 am to 12 noon. Mr. Ravi Sarangapani, Vice-president, Sushrut – Adler Group, Pune, gave a talk on Implant Survivorship- Influence of design, technology & in vitro testing. It was followed by demonstration of modular bipolar prosthesis, THR & TKR instrumentation.
  7. Conducted State level CME/workshop on Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty on 26-07-2009
  8. Conducted State level CME/workshop on State level CME/workshop on Trauma Update 2009 on 22-03-2009.
  9. Conducted State level Conference and Workshop on Karnataka Orthopaedic Association Annual Conference (KOACON – 2006) from 03-02-2006 to 05-02-2006.
  10. Conducted State level CME/Workshop on  SCOPE-II  SDM  Current  Orthopaedic  Education  On Arthroscopy on 13-11-2005
  11. Conducted State level CME on SCOPE-I  SDM  Current Orthopedic  Education  On  “Pediatric Orthopaedics? on 20-03-2005


  1. Case Report - Xanthogranulomatous Osteomyelitis Presenting as Swelling in Right TibiaHindawi Publishing Corporation, Case Reports in Pathology Volume 2011, Article ID 257458, 2 pages doi:10.1155/2011/257458, Revised 20 July 2011, Dr. Girish Kamat,Dr. Vandana Gramapurohit, Dr. AneelMyageri, and   Dr.Chidendra Shettar.
  2. ‘Study of femoral rotational axes in navigated Total Knee Arthroplasty comparing with jig based posterior condylar axis’ - published in 2011,  Journal of Orthopaedics Dr Sreesobh KV MS, DNB, MRCSEd. Dr Keshav Shenoy. MS. DNB.    Dr Jai Thilak MS, MCh. Dr. Nileena Philip MBBS
  3. Case Report: ‘Treatment of infected juxtaarticular nonunion of proximal tibia with complex deformity by Ilizarov technique’ - Published in 2012,Int J Biol Med Res.2012; 3(2): 1851-1853 International journal of Biological and Medical Research (IJBMR) Dr. Manjunath S. Daragad
  4. ‘Oblique plane deformity correction with Ilizarov technique in case of malunited tibia’ - case report , urrms:VOL-2: No.3:JUL:SEP:2012.Indian journal of research and reports in Medical Sciences (IJRRMS) Dr. Manjunath S. Daragad, Dr. Sapan D S, Dr. Chandrakant D Nallulwar,    Dr. Badiger S V
  5. ‘Synovial chondromatosis of the knee’ – A rare case report Indian journal of research and reports in medical sciences IJRRMS:VOL-2 No.4 OCT-DEC 2012 Dr. Ravi M Daddamani, Dr. Kotian P
  6. Risk factors of Osteoarthritis Knee – A Cross-sectional study IOSR Journal of Dental and Medical Sciences (JDMS) ISSN: 2279-0853, ISBN: 2279-0861. Volume 2, Issue 5 (Nov.- Dec 2012), PP 08-10  www.iosrjournals.org Dr. Pushpa S Patil, Dr. Umesh R Dixit,Dr. Chidendra M Shettar
  7. Giant osteochondroma lower end of femur- A case report IOSR Journal of Dental and Medical Sciences (IOSR-JDMS) e-ISSN: 2279-0853, p-ISSN: 2279-0861. Volume 4, Issue 1 (Jan. - Feb. 2013), PP 31-33 www.iosrjournals.org 31 | Page Dr Santosh S Jeevannavar, Dr Keshav S Shenoy,  Dr Prasanna Baindoor, Dr Chidendra M Shettar
  8. Fibrous Cortical Defect (Non Ossifying Fibroma) Lower End Femur with Rheumatoid Arthritis – Rare Association – Original Artile EJSS European Journal of Surgical Sciences Eur J Surg Sci 2013;4(2):76-79 Dr. Santosh S Jeevannavar, Dr. Keshav S Shenoy, Dr. Ravi M Daddimani, Dr. Jyoti S Jeevannavar
  9. Corrective osteotomy through fracture site and internal fixation with headless screws for   type I  (Hahn-Steinthal) capitellar malunion. BMJ Case Reports, bcr-2013-009230 Dr. Santosh Somayya Jeevannavar, Dr. Keshav Someshwar Shenoy, Dr. Ravi M Daddimani
  10. Recurrent Tuberculosis of Greater Trochanter and its bursa. Keshav S. Shenoy, Dr. Santosh S  Jeevannavar, Dr.Prasanna Baindoor,  Dr.Sunil Mannual and   Dr.Savith Shetty. Case Reports in Orthopedics, vol. 2013, Article ID 570956, 4 pages, 2013. doi:10.1155/2013/570956
  11. Case Report Tuberculosis of Sternoclavicular Joint – A Report of 2 cases Dr. Sunilkumar P.D.,  Dr.Ravi Daddimani.
  12. Pucker’s Sign’ an Indicator of Irreducible Knee dislocation. Dr. Santosh S Jeevannavar,  Dr. Chidendra Shettar BMJ Case Report 2013, dios10.1136/ber-2013-201279.
  13. Acute Hematogenous Osteomyelitis of Pelvis in a Three year old child. Dr. Manjunath S. Daragad, Dr. Sapan D S, Dr.Sunil Mannual,  Dr. Nallulwar  C.D. Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, [S.l.], p. 114-116, sep. 2014. ISSN 0976-5506
  14. A study of unstable Distal Radius Fractures treated by percutaneous Techniques. Journal: Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development Dr. Ravi M Daddimani, Dr.  Sunilkumar P.D.,
  15. Letter to Editor: Exostosis masquerading as a subungual wart. Dr. Manjunath S. Daragad,  Dr. Sapan D S,Vargheese Joe Indian Dermatology online journal – Jan-Mar 2014 Vol. 6 ,  Issue-1
  16. Bizarre periosteal osteochodromatous proliferation of the metatarsal – 3 yrs follow-up with no recurrence. Journal: Indian Journal of Public Health Reasearch & Developments. Dr.Sunilkumar P.D, Dr.Vijay C
  17. Case Report: Fatal blunt cardiac injury: are there any subtle indicators? Dr. Keshav Someshwar Shenoy, Dr. Santosh Somayya Jeevannavar, Dr. Prasanna Baindoor, Dr. Savith   Shetty. BMJ Case Rep 2014. doi:10.1136/bcr-2013-203149
  18. ‘Rice bodies in the knee’: classic tuberculosis of the knee Dr. Santosh Somayya Jeevannavar, Dr. Prasanna Baindoor.
  19. Fracture of the Medial Tibial Sesamoid Bone of the Foot-Case Report Dr. Ravi M Daddimani, Dr. Srinath K.M.,Dr.  Santosh S. Jeevannavar, Dr. Chidendra M. Shettar Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research. 2015 Apr, Vol-9(4): RD03-RD04.
  20. A RARE CASE OF  A MASSIVE GIANT CELL TUMOUR- CASE REPORT Dr D Prabhanjan Kumar, Dr Santosh M, Dr Abhishek Gumaste; Karnataka Orthopaedic Journal, February 2015.
  21. “Surgical release for tennis elbow”-a case series at VIM, Bellary Dr. Krishnagiri Sundaresh, Dr. Pramod Govindraj, Dr. Venkatesh Krishnappa, Dr. Abhishek Gumaste, Dr.  Puneeth Basavarajappa VOL4, NO 1(2015), JOURNAL OF BIOMEDICAL AND PHARMACEUTICAL RESEARCH
  22. A case of pathological fracture shaft of femur in hyperparathyroidism, treatment with           titanium elastic nailing.  Journal of biomedical and pharmaceutical research. VOL 4 No 1 (2015). Dr.Sundaresh K., Abhishek Gumaste, Qualid M.D.
  23. Titanium Elastic Nailing System (TENS) in paedicatric Shaft femur fractures our experience in 20 cases. Dr. Manjunath Daragad, Dr. Sunilkumar P D, Dr. C M Shettar, Dr. Santosh Jeevannavar,    Dr. Raviraj Tantry Volume-2 Published in July 2016 , IJOTSS.
  24. Medial Opening wedge high tibial osteotomy by hemicallotasis using self-aligning Dynamic fixator. Volume-2 published in july-2016, IJOTSS.  Dr. Manjunath Daragad, Dr. Sunilkumar P D, Dr. C M Shettar, Dr. Santosh Jeevannavar,  Dr. Raviraj Tantry.
  25. "llizarov Treatment of Complex Nonunion Tibia" Volume-02, Issue-2, published in Dec 2016, IJOTSS. Dr. Manjunath Daragad, Dr. Sunilkumar P D, Dr. C M Shettar, Dr. Ponnanna K M.
  26. Anatomical ACL reconstruction with femoral sided endobutton versus interferential screw fixation – A comparison of functional outcome. (ISSN print- 2455-0809, e- 2454-4167).Volume-02. Published in july-16, IJOTSS. Dr. Sunilkumar P D, Dr. Manjunath Daragad, Dr. Sapan D S, Dr. Apoorv Agarwal.
  27. Clinical study correlating early results of knee range of motion in posterior Cruciate retaining and  stabilizing total knee arthroplasy in a tertiary care hospital.Vol-2, Special Issue releasing in July-2016. Dr. Srinath K M, Dr. Ravi M Daddimani, Dr. Vishwanath Patil
  28. Results of fracture neck of femur treated with modular bipolar hemiarthroplasty in elderly-our experience in 70 cases.published in Dec-2016, IJOTSS. Dr. Ravi M Daddimani, Dr. Vishwanath Patil, Dr. Chidendra M Shettar, Dr. Vinay Bableshwar, Dr, Srinath K M
  29. Functional Outcome   Of  Displaced  Intra-Articular  Fractures  Of  The  Calcaneus   Treated  With Minimally Invasive Fixation: A Retrospective Study, Volume-2 Issue-1, June-2016, IJOTSS. Dr. Prasanna B, Dr. Keshav Shenoy S, Dr. Santosh S Jeevannavar
  30. Meyer’s Muscle Pedicle Bone Graft a Novel Procedure in Treatment of Neglected Fracture Neck of Femur in Pediatric Age Group - A Case Report. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research. Sep-2016 Vol-10(9): RD03-RD05, Dr. Manjunath Daragad, Dr. K M Ponnanna Dr. Sunil Mannual
  31. Cervical Footprint anthropometry in Indian population. Its implications on design of artificial disc replacement devices. Asian Spine Journal: July issue:July 20. Dr. Arvind G Kulkarni, Dr. Vishwanath M Patil, Dr. Abhishek Saraf, Dr. Shashidhar B k.
  32. MIS TLIF vs O-TLIF: Is less more?. Indian Journal of Orthopaedics: Sept Issue:Sep 2016.  Dr. Arvind G kulkarni, Dr. Abhilash Druv, Dr. Vishwanath m Patil.
  33. Stand alone lateral recess decompression in herniated disc confirmed on MRI: SPINE Journal: Oct Issue: October 16. Dr. Arvind G Kulkarni, Dr. Ravish Patel,Dr. Shumayou Dutta, Dr. Vishwanath M Patil.
  34. Dr. Vishwanath M Patil: Assistant editor of “Textbook on Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery”: Contributed three chapters as co-authors: Publised by Jaypee Publications: 2016-17.
  35. Functional and radiological outcome of communicated intra-articular Distal Radius Fractrures trated with Low Profile free-contoured 2.4mm volar locking plate : ratrorespective study” Volume 2, issue 1, June-2016, IJOTSS. Dr. Keshav Shenoy, Dr. Abhishek Gumaste, Dr. Santosh Jeevannavar, Dr. Prasanna B. 
  36. ACL reconstruction with patellar Tendon and hamstring graft witch is batter choice? Volume-02.Issue, Dec. 2016, IJOTSS. Dr. Sapan D. S, Dr. Sunilkumar P D, Dr. Manjunath Daragad, Dr. Manjunath Japatti.
  37. A clinical study of distal femoral fractures treated by retrograde femoral nailing – Biological and biomechanical advantages with review of literature. Dr. Shrihari L.K, Dr. Sunil Mannual, Dr. Sapan D S. International Journal of Orthopaedics Traumatology & Surgical Sciences. June-Nov 2016 Vol-2, Issue-2 Page 371-377
  38. Exploring outcome determinants in Supracondylar femur fractures treated by Angular-Stable Locked plating. Dr. Sunil Mannual, Dr. Shrihari L.K, Dr. Sapan D S. International Journal of Orthopaedics Traumatology & Surgical Sciences. Feb 2017. Vol-3,Special Issue-1 Page 535-544
  39. Tuberculosis of ankle - A case report. Dr. Shrihari L K, Dr. Sunil Mannual, Dr. Manjunath Japatti, Dr. Rajath H P. International Journal of Current Advanced Research. Volume 6; Issue 3; March 2017; Page No. 2500-2502 Available Online at www.journalijcar.org


Dissertation/ Research
  1. Dr. Rajath
    Thesis topic : Clinical outcome of distal radius fractures fixed with volar plating
    Year: 2016
    Thesis guide: Dr. Sunilkumar P D.
  2. Dr. Shivakumar
    Thesis topic : Clinical study of surgical management of Bicolumnar(intraa-articular type C) Distal radius fracture in adults using plates and screws.
    Year: 2016
    Thesis guide: Dr. Manjunath Daragad
  3. Dr. Manjudev
    Thesis topic : Correlation of intercondylar notch width index in patients with or without ACL injury.
    Year: 2016
    Thesis guide: Dr. Keshav Shenoy.
  4. Dr. Pratheeksh
    Thesis topic : Clinical outcome of proximal humerus fracture fixed with proximal humerus locking plate
    Year: 2015
    Thesis guide: Dr. Manjunath Daragad.
  5. Dr. Manjunath  J.
    Thesis topic : Clinical outcome of Arthroscopic anatomical ACL reconstruction using hamstring tendon graft
    Year: 2015
    Thesis guide: Dr. Sunilkumar P. D.
  6. Dr. Varun Shetty
    Thesis topic : Functional outcome of neck of femur fracture fixation with cannulated cancellous screws
    Year: 2015
    Thesis guide: Dr. Santosh S. Jeevannavar.
  7. Dr. Apporvkumar
    Thesis topic : Clinical study on management of paediatric femoral fractures by TENS.
    Year: 2014
    Thesis guide: Dr. Manjunath Daragad
  8. Dr. Akshath Adapa
    Thesis topic : Surgical Management of open tibial fractures with unilateral uniplanar external fixators.
    Year: 2014
    Thesis guide: Dr. Chidendra M. Shettar
  9. Dr. Hemanth
    Thesis topic : Functional outcome of Proximal tibial fracture treated with 3.5 mm lateral locking plate.
    Year: 2014
    Thesis guide: Dr. Santosh S. Jeevannavar.
  10. Dr. Sanjeev M. R.
    Thesis topic : Locking plate fixation of fractures of distal end of femur
    Year: 2013
    Thesis guide: Dr. Chandrakant D. Nallulwar
  11. Dr. Abhinandan Kotian
    Thesis topic : Functional outcome of olecranon fracture treated with pre- contoured locking compression plate.
    Thesis guide: Dr. Santosh S. Jeevannavar.
  12. Dr. Prashanth
    Thesis topic : Role of fibular fixation in distal third tibia-fibular fracture treated with intramedullary interlocking nail.
    Thesis guide: Dr. Chidendra M. Shettar
  13. Dr. Shreesha T.
    Thesis topic : Arthroscopic debridement and microfracture for osteochondral defects in a stable knee-functional results at 1 year followup
    Thesis guide: Dr. Santosh S. Jeevannavar.
  14. Dr. K. M. Ponnanna
    Thesis topic : A Comparative study of proximal femoral nail versus dynamic hip sliding plate and screw system for the treatment of intertrochanteric femoral fractures.
    Thesis guide: Dr. Chandrakant D. Nallulwar
  15. Dr. Shivaprasanna G. Vastrad
    Thesis topic : Correlation of clinical, arthroscopic and radiological findings of meniscal and anterior cruciate ligament injuries of knee.
    Thesis guide: Dr. Santosh S. Jeevannavar
  16. Dr. Raviraj Tantry
    Thesis topic : Evaluation of outcome of medial opening wedge high tibial osteotomy with an external fixator for medial compartment osteoarthritis of knee
    Thesis guide: Dr. Chidendra M. Shettar
  17. Dr. Varghese Joe C.
    Thesis topic : Outcome of distal radial fractures treated with closed reduction and percutaneous pinning.
    Thesis guide: Dr. Chandrakant D. Nallulwar


Dr. Chidendra M. Shettar
Professor & HOD
Dr. Santosh S. Jeevannavar
Dr. Sunilkumar P. D.
Associate Professor
Dr. Manjunath S. Daragad
Associate Professor
Dr. Keshav Shenoy S.
Associate Professor
Dr. Ravi M. Daddamani
Associate Professor
Dr. Prasanna Baindoor
Associate Professor
Dr. Sunil Mannual
Associate Professor
Dr. Vishwanath M Patil
Assistant Professor
Dr. Srinath K M
Assistant Professor
Dr. Shrihari L K
Assistant Professor
Dr. Arvind D Patil
Assistant Professor
Dr. Abhishek Gumaste
Assistant Professor
Dr. Raviraj H. Patil
Sr. Resident
Dr. Ranjan G
Sr. Resident
Dr. Manjunath
 Jr. Resident
Dr. Varun L Shetty
 Jr. Resident
Dr. Pratheeksh P
 Jr. Resident
Dr. Manjudev S N
 Jr. Resident
Dr. Shivakumar
 Jr. Resident
Dr. Rajath H P
 Jr. Resident
Dr.Sachin Kumar
 Jr. Resident
Dr. H Shatananda Prasad Rao
 Jr. Resident
Dr. Pavith Janardhan T
 Jr. Resident





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