The Orthopaedic Surgery being part of the University Malaya Medical Centre plays a major role in management of patients who are channelled from walk-in clinics, the accident and emergency unit, primary care clinics and other specialist clinics, and referred from practitioners elsewhere , both general practitioners and specialists. The department has played a major role in the development of Orthopaedic Surgery in the country, having pioneered several new treatments and operations over the years.
Our staff comprise of academic staff, technical staff and administrative staff who work together to perform the departments' functions as efficiently as possible.
The academic staff who have postgraduate qualifications in Orthopaedic Surgery also super-specialise so that each given field in Orthopaedics has a high level of expertise available. The junior academic staff members begin by rotating through each subspecialty and after gaining some experience are encouraged to select a field which is suitable to them. The academic staff teach both postgraduates and undergraduates, manage patients and perform research in a field which interests them. They also perform all the administrative duties which are required, for instance, sit on various subcommittees for UMMC, organize examinations and continuing medical education.
The technical staff consists of laboratory technologists, who assist in laboratory, clinical research and teaching. They also assist in the running of examinations and upkeep of laboratories.
The administrative staff and support staff run the day to day administrative duties of the department and handle all correspondence coming in. All courses, examinations, lectures, employment matters, making of operations lists, dealing with leave, and unavoidable last minute replacement are dealt by them.
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Department of Orthopaedic Surgery,Faculty of Medicine,University of Malaya,50603 Kuala Lumpur,MALAYSIA
Tel : +603-7949 2446Fax : +603-7949 4642
Orthopaedic care shall include consultation, diagnosis, treatment, counseling, prevention and rehabilitation.
The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery shall provide the following clinical services:
1. Outpatient Services
Clinic services are provided during office hours from Monday to Friday.
The Orthopaedic Clinic is open for registration to patients:
2. Inpatient Services
The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery has the following Inpatient Services, inclusive of subspecialty:
3. Day Care Surgery
Provide day care facilities for the performance of minor procedures such as wrist arthroscopy, wound debridement, tendon adhesiolysis, removal of implant and excision of ganglion.
4. Subspecialty Services
Trauma Provides management of patient with musculoskeletal injury other than spine and hand injury as it shall be handled by spine and hand team respectively.
Spine Surgery and Rehabilitation Provides management of patient with spine problems includes acute trauma to various aetiology of spine disorders.
Hand and Microsurgery Provides management of patient with hand problems and microsurgery related care.
Degenerative Joint Replacement (DJR)Provides management of patient with primary or secondary diseases of the joints includes hip or knee replacement surgery.
Foot and AnkleProvides management of patient with foot and ankle disorders.
Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction (LLRS)Provides management of patient with lower limb disorders referred for limb lengthening and reconstructive procedures
Orthopaedic OncologyProvides management of patient with orthopaedic oncology diseases.
Paediatric OrthopaedicManagement of patient (below 12 years) with trauma and diseases involving the musculoskeletal system in collaboration with Spine, Oncology, Hand and Microsurgery teams respectively.
Sports InjuryProvides management of patients with sport-related injury (patients shall be managed by Department of Orthopaedic Surgery or Sports Medicine Unit upon agreement between both parties).