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Dr. Sonali Pande
Dr. Sonali Babhulkar Pande

M.B.,M.S.(Orth) (Nagpur,India)
M.Ch.(Orth.) (Dundee, UK)

• Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgery


The Division of Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgery provides state-of-the-art care in a comfortable, nuturing and caring environment for patients and their parents. The team consists of Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon, Paediatrician, specialist Anaesthetist, Physiotherapist and Occupational Therapist.
The unit is dedicated to providing comprehensive care to all children in a professional, timely fashion. The range clinical problems attended to in the out-patients includes Cerebral Plasy, Clubfoot, Flatfoot, Bone and joint infection, bow legs and knock knee deformities, problems of the hip joint like hip dysplasia, slipped capital femoral epiphysis and Perthes Disease, back Pain, paediatric fractures, metabolic bone diseases and various other congential and development problems in children.
Successful surgeries have been performed upon a number of patients with club feet, developmental dysplasia of the hips, Perthes Disease of the hip, arthrogryphosis multiplex congential, osteoarticular tuberculosis and pyogenis infections of various bones and joints.
Most current methods of treatment like the ‘Ponseti Method’ for management of clubfoot and gait training for child with cerebral palsy are offered to the patients.
The unit is also supported by a dedicated orthotics wing providing for patients flat feet, clubfeet, spinal deformities, developmental dysplasia of the hip, cerebral palsy and post polio residual paralysis.
The Division is headed by Dr Sonali Babhulkar Pande, who is a postgraduate in Ortho[aedics from Nagpur University with a number of awards and medals to her credit. She has had higher surgical training in Orthopaedics at various centers in and around Liverpool, UK. She had had training in Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgery at the Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham under the guidance of Dr James Hunter. In addition to this she has also had specialist training in joint replacement, arthroscopic surgery and surgery of the hand and upper extremity. She was awarded MCh Orthopaedics for the University of Dundee ion 2001. Her special interests are Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgery and Musculo skeletal problems in women.
In 2002, Dr Sonali was selected for the prestigious Marcela Uribe Zamudio Fellowship awarded to lady orthopaedic surgeon from all over th world who has completed original research in last three years. The fellowship is awarded every three years and Dr Sonali was invited to attend the XXII world Congress of SICOT/SIROT at San Deigo, Californis, USA. She presented three of her research papers at the meeting and also attended the 3rd International Congress on Club Foot.

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