​Section of Orthopaedic Surgery

About Us

The Orthopaedic Section within the Department of Surgery stands as the largest and most prominent division, established in 1988 under the leadership​​ of D​r Philip D'sousa. It was then, Professor Mohammad Umar who pioneered the development of the orthopaedic residency program, mirroring the ​North American model. Dr Riaz Hussain made history as the first graduate of the orthopaedic residency program, successfully attaining his FCPS in Orthopaedic Surgery in 1993. Following his tenure, Dr Mirza Rehman Beg took the reins, eventually succeeded by Dr Riaz Hussain as section head in 2003. Dr M.A. Wajid briefly led the section before Dr Pervaiz Hashmi assumed the esteemed position in 2010. This legacy has been upheld over the years, with 62 graduates contributing their expertise in various hospitals across the country, some even advancing to head their own departments, solidifying the program's lasting impact.


Dr Mansoor Ali Khan​​​, Consultant, Section Head, Orthopaedics


Undergraduate teaching


Medical students rotate through Orthopaedics for a 4-week period, during which they learn Orthopaedic clinical skills and gain knowledge of common musculoskeletal disorders through exposure to clinics, ward rounds, emergency rooms, and operating rooms.

Postgraduate teaching

Internship programme

Interns rotate for a 2-month period in Orthopaedics where they learn to check Orthopaedic patients. They learn pre-operative and post-operative management of patients. They also participate in the management of emergency cases during their 1-in-4 days on call. Apart from other clinical activities, they learn skills like Orthopaedic wound management, plaster, and splinting techniques. They also learn in teaching sessions and give presentations on topics such as management of fracture, polytrauma, adult respiratory distress syndrome, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

Residency programme

The Orthopaedic residency is a structured training programme. It is one of the best residency programmes in the country. Orthopaedic residents are inducted following core training in General Surgery and clearing the Intermediate Module from the College of Physicians and Surgeons. During training, they are imparted various clinical and operative skills along with core knowledge. Orthopaedic residents have a very hectic schedule of clinical assignments in the operating room, emergency room, and out-patient clinic. They have weekly academic sessions such as Resident's review, Core curriculum, Radiology, Indication, and Morbidity & Mortality meeting. Apart from these, there are monthly academic sessions including the Journal club, tumor board, and Orthopaedic City meeting. 

Fellowship programme

Presently the Orthopaedic Section in the Department of Surgery offers two fellowship training in Orthopaedic subspecialties.

​​Limb deformity and correction Fellowship under collaboration with POA

The “Deformity Correction and Limb Lengthening Fellowship" is one of its kind in the section of Orthopaedics. It helps in managing a wide range of limb injuries including open fractures, complex and neglected trauma, and complications of inappropriately managed trauma. The fellowships will be an effective part of or build a​​ team of orthopaedic surgeons to provide state-of-the-art Ilizarov services back at their home institution. They will be able to evaluate the deformity and do adequate pre-operative planning. They also perform safe care surgery with available resources to maximize the benefit to the patient.  The fellowships deal with intra-operative and post-operative complications. They carry out observational as well as interventional research work on Transosseous osteosynthesis and related topics.

​​Arthroplasty Fellowship

The fellowship in Arthroplasty equips the fellows to be competent in the diagnosis, evaluation, and management of degenerative, inflammatory, and post-traumatic arthritis of the hip and knee.  The fellow is also well-versed in​ the principles of revision hip and knee arthroplasty, as well as the treatment of young adult hip and knee disorders. By the end of the fellowship, the fellow should be capable of independently performing primary total hip and total knee arthroplasty.​​

​Regular Academic Activities

  • Orthopaedic radiology meetings: Weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Orthopaedic Review meeting: Every Wednesday morning
  • Orthopaedic Journal Club: Once a month on Saturdays
  • City-wide Orthopaedic meeting: Monthly at different hospitals under the collaboration of POA (Pakistan Orthopaedic Association)
  • Tumor Board (adult and pediatric): First week and last Wednesday of each month
  • House workshop for residents: Once a month
  • Arthroplasty radiology meeting: Every alternate week on Fridays
  • Arthroplasty journal club: Every alternate week on Fridays
  • Combined Ortho & Physio journal club: Monthly on Fridays
  • Morbidity and Mortality meeting: Once a month​

​Academic events (Workshop, Symposium & Conference)

  • AKU Ilizarov course Yearly (national and international level)

  • Orthopaedic Review course Yearly (national and international level)

  • Oncology course Yearly (national and international level) 

  • Orthocon Yearly (national and international level) collaboration POA (Pakistan Orthopaedic Association)   

  • Tendo Achilles workshop Yearly (national and international level)​​​​


Section of Orthopaedics engages extensively in research and has had a significant impact on Pakistani academics. The Section has 514 publications and almost 15 book chapters currently with a cumulative of 6000 citations. Due to the greater impact on how research is carried through and conducted, 12 grants are running with a section of more than 2 million dollars approximately.​

Contact Information 

  • Administrative offices:

    +9221 3486 4708 


    Academic-related matters:    

    +9221 3486 4708​​