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Dr. Ketan Pande

M.S.(Orth) DNB (Orth.) M.Ch.(Orth.) (Liverpool,U.K.)
Consultant Orthopaedic & Spinal Surgeon

  • Spinal Surgery
  • Metabolic Bone diseases

Back pain and neck pain are common ailments that mankind faces. About 80-90% of us get it at some time or another. Although most problems are best treated without surgery, many complex disorders do require surgical treatment.
The Division of spinal surgery offers a co-ordinated approach to the management of complex problems like back pain and neck pain. The aim of treatment is to return the patient to productive lives as quickly as possible.
The wide range of neck and back problems that are managed at the Division of Spinal Surgery include:Disc problems, spinal stenosis, Sciatica fractures and dislocations, Spinal tumors, Osteoporosis, and Spine infection includes tuberculosis
The features of Division of Spinal Surgery include: A non-operative approach focusing on medical and physical therapy, prompt initiation of therapy, an emphasis on patient education and involvement in the treatment plan, services of psychotherapist and physiotherapist available at the same center and assessment of Bone mineral Density in Osteoporosis and its management. Each patient is carefully evaluated to determine the cause of his pain along with the disability and psychological assessment.
The range of surgical procedures performed includes Microdiscectomy for prolapsed intervertebal disc, decompression surgeries in cases if degenerative spinal stenosis and tuberculosis and spinal stabilization procedures in patients with spinal trauma, tumors and infections.
The Division is also active in research and has to its credit collection of data about disability, psychological parameters and MRI findings in Indian population. The first normative reference database for Bone Mineral Density in Indian men and women was established by the unit and ongoing studies include data on patients with fractures and in women in relation to menopause.
In the field of patient education, the division has conducted various camps and public lectures in association with various NGOs and industries. Significant contribution has also been made through articles in the newspapers and interviews on Doordarshan and All India Radio.

The Division of Spinal Surgery is headed by Dr Ketan Pande who has completed MS and DNB (Orthopaedics) in 1991 and 1992 respectively. He was also awarded MCh(Orthopaedics)at the University of Liverpool with two distinctions namely Examiners Prize for Best Overall Performance and the Norah Walker Prize in radiology.
In addition to work in various subspecialities in Orthpaedics, Dr Pande has had specialist Fellowship training in Spinal Surgery at internationally reputed Centre for Spinal Studies and Surgery, Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham and The Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Liverpool.
As a Clinical fellow at the WHO Collaborating Centre for Metabolic Bone Diseases, Sheffield, Dr Pande has gained extensive experience of managing various metabolic bone diseases particularly osteoporosis.
Dr Pandes work in the field of Spinal Surgery and Osteoporosis has been recognized both at national and international level in the form of various fellowship and awards. His project on study of Bone Mineral Density in Indian patient with Hip fracture has received Research Grant from the Bone and Joint Decade, National Action Network, India. Recently he was invited to attend the AO User Group Meeting and AO Masterclass for Spinal surgeons at Nottingham, UK. He is also a member of the expert group of the Osteoporosis Society of India and has contributed to the Action Plan Osteoporosis published by the Osteoporosis Society of India.
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