​Section of Orthopaedic Surgery

About Us

The Section of Orthopaedic is the biggest section in the Department of Surgery. It was created in 1988 under the leadership of Dr Philip D'sousa. Professor Mohammad Umar laid the foundations of the orthopaedic residency program on the North American model. The first graduate from the Orthopedic residency program was Dr Riaz Hussain, who passed his FCPS in Orthopedic Surgery in 1993. Dr Mirza Rehman Beg was the next section head followed by Dr Riaz Hussain becoming section head in 2003. This was followed by Dr M.A.Wajid for a brief period before Dr Pervaiz Hashmi became the section head in 2010. The residency program has continued and strengthened over time. The 62 graduates are so far working in different hospitals in the country. Some of them have progressed to become heads of their respective departments.​​​



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. The graduates of the Orthopaedic residency programme are excellent Orthopaedic surgeons who pass their final fellowship exams usually in their first attempt.

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 or sequelae 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 his/her 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 with 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 meeting weekly on Tuesday & Thursday

  • Orthopaedic Review meeting every Wednesday morning  

  • Orthopaedic Journal Club once a month on Saturdays

  • Orthopaedic city-wide meeting once a month at different hospitals under the collaboration POA (Pakistan Orthopaedic Association)  

  • Tumor board Adult and pediatric 1st week and last of Wednesday afternoon  

  • House workshop for residents once a month

  • Arthroplasty radiology meeting an alternate week (Friday)

  • Arthroplasty journal club (alternate week Friday)

  • Combine Ortho & physio journal club (monthly Friday) 

  • 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 proudly 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 

  • For administrative office:                                  +9221 3486 4350

  • For academic-related matters:                        +92 21 3486 4350​​