Dr. Joseph’s Ortho Clinic was started in the year 2001 by Dr. S. Joseph, a pioneering orthopaedic surgeon of the Thanjavur region. Now a senior consultant orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Joseph has a lot of firsts to his credit. He was the first to start internally fixing fractures on a regular basis in the Thanjavur region. He was also the first to introduce various modalities of fracture fixation like the Illizarov frame, the use of LRS fixators, the use of interlocked interlocking nails way back in the early nineties, the use of AO screw fixation for fractures of the neck of femur, the surgical fixation of spinal injuries using various instrumentations over the years, a pioneer in arthroscopy in this region etc.
Dr. Leo Joseph, Chairing a Session at INDIAN SOCIETY OF HIP AND KNEE SURGEONS ANNUAL MEET AT MUMBAI-2015
Dr S. Joseph was subsequently joined in orthopaedic practice by his son, Dr Leo Joseph, who returned to India on the completion of his higher orthopaedic education at the prestigious University College London medical school, based at the world-renowned Institute of Orthopaedics and musculoskeletal sciences, The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, London. He is now currently a consultant orthopaedic surgeon here. To his credit, Dr Leo Joseph was the first in this region to carry out various orthopaedic procedures including Total Hip and Knee replacement surgeries, Shoulder replacement surgeries, Posterior Lumbar interbody fusions of the lumbar vertebrae in the spine, Arthroscopic ACL reconstructions etc.
Dr.Leo Joseph, delivering a guest lecture as faculty at the Indian Society of Hip & Knee Surgeons meets at Mumbai – 2015
This institution was started with the goal of serving the orthopaedic and medical needs of the people of this region in an honest manner with great emphasis placed on quality. An example of this emphasis is the fact that the lab results of this institution are regularly validated by the quality control system used by CMC vellore. Also, this is the first institution in this region to use BD Imported needles, BD imported vaccutainers for collecting blood samples, thus providing greater protection to the patients.
The commitment to academics of our consultants is represented by the fact that, together with the department of Histopathology, at the Royal National Orthopaedic hospital, Stanmore, London, our two orthopaedic consultants for the first time in the scientific history of the Thanjavur region, have identified and published a rare case of Hyperostosis hyperphosphatemia syndrome and tumoral calcinosis in the same family in an international journal. This condition was diagnosed differently by multiple reputed institutions in India and was continuing to confound doctors until genetic analysis was finally done in the UK.
The non-orthopaedic consultants of this institution are Dr. Chandra Joseph, MD, DAA, senior consultant physician and specialist in allergy and Asthma, and Dr. Siju Joseph, consultant cardiologist and physician. As a team, they have enabled the orthopaedic consultants to manage difficult orthopaedic patients even with significant medical and cardiac morbidities.
The consultants and staff of our clinic endeavour every day to do our best to continue serving the people who come in need of our services to the fullest extent possible.
Prof. Devadoss Awarded for Meritorious Lifetime Achievement Award given by Tamilnadu Orthopaedic Association.
Delivered a guest lecture at the Tamilnadu Orthopaedic Association Annual Conference 2019 at Madurai.
Delivered a couple of lectures at the annual meeting of the Indian society of Hip and Knee Surgeons.