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Welcome to the Department Of Orthopaedics, GMC, Handwara, Jammu & Kashmir. Our department is particularly focused on research, academics and patient care. We provide outpatient services six days per week with an average OPD count of 150-200 patients per day. Excellence in patient care, research, and education is the overall goal of the department. The department provides a comprehensive and integrated Orthopaedic program for patients, students and residents. In addition to general Orthopaedics and trauma, the department has a faculty which specializes in the field of joint replacement, sports medicine, hand surgery, musculoskeletal oncology, paediatric orthopaedics, spine surgery and treatment of complex trauma. The recent innovations in orthopaedic surgery such as minimally invasive joint replacement, revision hip and knee replacements, vascularised grafting for non unions, arthroscopic ACL and shoulder surgery are all being practiced.


  • To provide round-the-clock trauma care facilities to the community.
  • To diversify and augment growth of Orthopaedic sub-specialities like Arthroplasty, Arthroscopy, Spine surgery, Traumatology, etc.
  • To Co-ordinate with other departments for the holistic care of the patients.
  • To provide a structured teaching to the undergraduates and make efforts to upgrade the department to a post-graduate level.

Vision :

  • Upgrade the department to post-graduate level.
  • Diversify and provide Orthopaedic super-speciality services.
  • Augment the growth of arthroplasty, arthroscopy, spine and paediatric Orthopaedics.
  • Transform our centre into a tertiary care referral centre and an island of excellence.

Information about faculty:

Sno Name Designation Email Phone No.
01 Prof. (Dr) Jawed Ahmad Bhat Professor bhatjawed@gmail.com 9419415538
02 Dr. Nissar Ahmad Shah Assistant professor shahnisar01@gmail.com 9697839840
03 Dr Mohammad Ahsan wani Assistant professor drahsan786@gmail.com 9622469834
04 Dr Aijaz Gani Medical officerMS orthopaedic 78898 14346
05 Dr Javiad Khaliq Medical Officer Diploma Orthopedics 70061 46938

Faculty Information:

1. Prof. (Dr) Jawed Ahmad Bhat

  • MBBS, MS (Orthopaedics)


  • Management of phalangeal fractures of hand by kirschnerwire”gantry fixation” Orthopaedic update vol1 no 1 April 2001 58.
  • Osteoidosteoma of distal phalanx of big toe. Orthopaedic update vol 11 no 3 dec 2001 56
  • Management of distal juxta articular deformity by Ilizarov technique. Vol 11 no 3 dec 2001 68
  • Results of open proximal phalangeal fractures by gantry technique. Jk sciences journal of medical education & research April-June 2002 vol 4 no 2
  • Gantry fixation of a multiply injured hand. Journal of medical sciences Skims July 2002 vol 5 no 2 157
  • Low grade myofibroblasticsarcoma.A case report. Journal of medical sciences Skims Srinagar. July 2002 vol 5 no 2 180
  • Rhabdomysarcoma of an adult foot with an expansive growth between the metatarsals. A case report & review of literature. JK practioner[international journal of current medical science and practice] July-sept 2002 vol 9 no 3 184
  • Post injection gluteal fibrosis.A neglected problem. JK sciences journal of medical education and research. July-sept 2002 vol 4 no 3 144
  • Aggressivefibromatosis.A case of bone involvement. JK sciences Journal of medical education and research. Oct-dec 2002 vol 4 no 4 208
  • Epiduralcorticosteriod injections for teatment of sciatica due to lumbar intervertebral disc herniation. Journal of medical sciences Skims Srinagar. Oct 2003 vol 6 no 1 41-46
  • Giant cell tumors of proximal radius and patella-unusual sites of presentation. Jk sciences journal of medical sciences and research. Jan-march 2003 vol 5 no 1
  • Assessment of humoral response in acute haematogenous osteomyelitis. Journal of medical sciences and research. April -June 2003 vol 5 no 2 73
  • Ewings sarcoma of big toe. Jk sciences journal of medical education and research. Oct-dec 2003 vol 5 no 4 165
  • Atraumatic rupture of achilles tendon .A case report Journal of medical sciences journal of clinical research and practice Skims Srinagar January 2004 vol 7 no 1 61-62
  • Mitchell’s osteotomy in the management of hallux valgus:An Indian perspective Indian Journal Of Orthopaedics jan-march 2009 vol 43 issue1 75-78.
  • Luxatioerecta: Inferior glenohumeral dislocation. IJSS july 2007 vol 1 issue 3100-101
  • Big Toe Metastases as First Clinical sign of Occult Bronchogenic Carcinoma Journal of college of physicians and surgeons 6390/cr/09mc12/2010
  • Walnut Tree falls as a cause of musculoskeletal injury- a study from a tertiary care center in Kashmir Turkish journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery c-vol 16 sayl-vol 5464-468
  • Patellar resurfacing –poster presentation in international orthop conf Sicot Sweden
  • The Effect of Patellar Replacement Techniqueon Patellofemoral Complications and anterior Knee Pain The Journal of Arthroplasty Vol. 00 No. 0 2011
  • A Study of Total Hip Replacement done through posterolateral approach Kashmir Prespective .IOSR Journal Vol:15 Issue 5 Ver VI ( May,2016) 17-22
  • Primary total hip arthroplasty in Kashmir,one to five year clinic-radiologic results. International Journal of orthopaedicSciences vol 2 Issue 4 2016,22-26
  • Co-adminstration of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and gastroprotective drugs in orthopaedicout patient department of a university hospital in Kashmir.Iosr Journal of dental and medical Sciences.Vol 15 Issue 9(Version-V) 17-19
  • Operative Treatment of 111 Tibial Plateau Fractures Skims Medical College Study.IOSR JournalVol 15 Issue(Version IV) 55-59
  • 200 Kashmiri patients of osteoarthritis Knee were studied and free drug combination of aceclofenac and Diacerin were assessed for analgesic efficacy,safety and compliance IOSR Journal of Pharmacy Vol 6 Issue 11 Version 2 –november 2016 ,1-2.
  • Cemented Total Hip Replacement, a Jammu Kashmir observation The Journal of Orthopaedics 120 (2018) 139-145
  • Total Knee Arthroplasty in Kashmir - A Prospective Study The Journal of Orthopaedics 120 (2018) 128-138
  • "Musculoskeletal tuberculosis: Two year experience at a tertiary careteaching hospital of Northern India and review of literature".Journal of Communicable Diseases (P-ISSN: 0019-5138) (2016, Vol. 48)"
  • Treatment of Supra condylar fractures of humerus in children,a SKIMS medical college study International journal of research in Orthopaedics Bhat JA et al. int J Res orthop 2020 sep 6(5) 990-1000.
  • Bipolar hemiarthroplasty in displaced intracapsular femoral neck fractures-cemented versus non-cemented a comparative Kashmir study. Jawed et al international journal of orthopaedics sciences 2020,6(1):343-346
  • Open reduction and internal fixation of fractures of the clavicle in adults in terms of functional and radiological outcome in the valley of Kashmir. Jawed et al International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences 2020,volume 6;167-173
  • Results of Meniscal Injuries on MRI and Arthroscopy and their relationship:ISOR Journal of medical sciences vol 20 issue 5(may 2021) pp 37-44
  • Total Hip Arthroplasty through MIS approach-----Early results and surgical Technique IOSR journal of Medical Sciences Issue 8(august2021),PP06-09
  • Evaluation of Functional and Clinical outcome of open reduction and internal fixation of Barton’s Fracture of the Wrist in a central Hospital of Kashmir.INT J Res Orthop 2021 Sept-oct issue 5 page 986
  • Comparative analysis of triamcinolone acetonide and methylprednisolone acetate injections in treatment of periarthritis shoulder. IOSR journal of Research and method in Education(IOSR-JRME) Vol 11 august 2021,07-09
  • Short Term Outcome in Operative management of Posterior wall And or Posterior Column Fractures of Acetabulum.Journal of Orthopedic Surgery and Techniques,vol 4/issue 2/pages 353-36

2. Dr Nissar Ahmad shah

  • Assistant Professor Orthopaedics, GMC, Handwara
  • MBBS, MS (Orthopaedics)
  • Post Doc Fellow(arthroplasty) Joint Replacement Surgery


    Post-Doctoral Fellowship Arthroplasty: 2018-19 Ganga Medical Centre Coimbatore India
    Post-graduation: M.S. Orthopaedics (April 2010- May 2013)
    Post Graduate Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Government Medical College, University of Kashmir, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India
    Under-graduation: M.B.B.S (2004-2009) Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College and Hospital, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India

Work Experience

    1. Senior Resident/Registrar: Post Graduate Department of Orthopaedic Surgery (3 years) Sep 2013- Dec 2016 Government Medical College, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India
    2. Medical Officer, Department of Orthopaedics, District Hospital Baramulla (1.5 years) Dec 2016 – June 2018 J & K Government Health Services, Kashmir, India
    3. Post Doc Fellow(arthroplasty) Joint Replacement Surgery, Ganga Medical Centre, Coimbatore (1 year) 2018-2019
    4. Medical Officer (Designated Senior Resident), (4 Years) Department of Orthopaedics, Government Medical College, Baramulla, Kashmir, India (2019 -August 2023)


  • Flexible intramedullary nailing in pediatric femoral fractures, short term results at a secondary healthcare system International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences 2018; 4(2): 854-857 DOI: 10.22271/ortho.2018.v4.i2m.122
  • Clinical and radiological Outcome in lateral end clavicle fractures following Clavicle Locking plate fixation. Int.J.Adv.Res 11(04),1431-1436 April 2023
  • Clinical and radiological Outcome in lateral end clavicle fractures following Clavicle Locking plate fixation. Int.J.Adv.Res 11(04),1431-1436 April 2023
  • Surgical treatment of recalcitrant lateral epicondylitis using a minimal incision technique. Journal of orthopaedics and Allied Sciences 2018 Volume:6 Issue :2 64-68 DOI: 10.4103/joas.joas_27_18
  • Role of Percutaneous Pinning and Cast Application in Extra‑articular and Simple Intra‑articular Management of Distal Radius Fractures: A Clinical Study. J Orthop Traumatol Rehabil 2017; 9:6-11. DOI:10.4103/0975-7341.207161

Podium Presentations

    1.Clinical and Radiological Outcome in Lateral end Clavicle Fractures following Clavicular Locking Plate Fixation
    At IOACON 2022, Amritsar, India
    2.Outcomes and Survivorship of All-Polyethylene Tibial Component Total Knee Arthroplasty in Indian Population: A 11 years follow up study
    At IOACON 2021, Goa, India
    3.Effectiveness of Single Dose Regimen of Intra-articular Versus Intravenous Tranexamic Acid in Primary Total Knee Replacement-A Prospective Randomized Controlled Study At BOSCON 2021, Dhaka, Bangladesh


2012 ISAKOS Knee Course, Mumbai, India
2013 Post Graduate Instructional Course, Indore, India
2016 Pelvic Acetabular Trauma Course and Hands On Workshop, Kochi
2016 IOACON (Indian Orthopaedic Assocition Conference), kochi
2016 Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS), New Delhi
2017 Arthroplasty Fellowship, Sancheti Hospital, Pune, India
2017 AO Trauma Course (Basic), Ludhiana
2018 IOACON (Indian Orthopaedic Association Conference), Coimbatore.
JAN 2019 CME On Current Trends In Hip Arthroplasty. Coimbatore, India
2021 IOACON (Indian Orthopaedic Association Conference), Goa
2022 IOACON (Indian Orthopaedic Association Conference), Amritsar
2023 Asia Pacific Spine Society, Cadaveric Course, Lucknow

Dr. Mohd Ahsan wani

  • Assistant Professor Orthopaedics ,GMC,Handwara
  • Qualification: i. MBBS from SKIMS Medical College, SRINAGAR


    Medical Officer, Gmc Anantnag, 19 june 2014- to 29 November 2016
    Senior Resident GMC,Srinagar 6 Dec 2016 to 19 March 2020.
    Medical officer,Jand k, Health Services 04 April 2020 to 11septmber 2023

Research publications

    20 plus research publications, including
    1.Short term clinical results after knee replacement in kashmiri population with out comorbid conditions .
    2.clinical results after superior prcontoued clvavicular plating in clavicle fractures.
    3.short term results of transformational epidural steroid injections in low back pain with radiculopathy.
    4.clincal results after Mitchells osteotomy in hallux valgus in kashmiri population.
    5.clinical results after arthroscopic meniscectomy with cyst decompression in meniscal cyst ,a teritary care based study in kashmiri population.
Presentation: Arhroscopic results in meniscal cyst decompression in IOACON 2015

Editorial Board Member:

    Journal of Medical and Dental Science Research

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