Orthopaedics department is headed by Dr. S. Abdul Salam, who did his MBBS from Madras Medical College, Orthopaedic training from Kilpauk Medical College. Higher surgical training in United Kingdom in Joint replacement surgery and Sports medicine. After which he went to USA to complete a fellowhip in Orthopaedic Trauma surgery and Limb Lengthening and reconstruction surgery.
In USA he was personally trained by Dr. Seligson and Dr. Roberts who are pioneers and well respected in trauma surgery. He was also trained by Dr.Dror Paley and Dr.John Herzenberg who are world famous surgeon in Limb lengthening and reconstruction.
He is the first surgeon to perform deformity correction using computer assisted Taylors Spatial frame in Coimbatore. He has operated on two patients whose height were 145 cm and increased their height by 15 cm ( 6 inches) without complications. Both patients have returned to college.
He has performed forearm lengthening for a child born with congenital short forearm. He has performed several hip reconstruction for children born with dysplastic hip. He was personally trained by Dr. John Herzenberg , in Ponseti correction for club foot correction and had treated several children with club foot in India with this technique with 100% success rate.
Apart from limb lenghthening, he has performed several hundred Joint replacement surgeries (both primary and revision , bilateral knee replacement in same sitting) and complicated fracture surgeries like acetabulum and pelvic fracture surgery. ( incluiding percutaneus fixation for acetabulum fractures).
He is also well trained in Knee arthroscopy surgeries like ACL, PCL reconstruction.