Orthopaedic surgeon

Minimum MD/MS (Orthopaedic)

Minimum 6 months of internship required

The tasks an Orthopaedist is expected to perform include:

Diagnosing and conducting treatment of diseases and correction of diseases or deformities of the skeletal system

Examining different parts of body structure to locate cause of disease or disorder

Relating disease or disorder to diseases of other parts or system of the body

Considering clinical test, histo-pathological examinations and X-ray reports of bony structure

Correcting deformities by operation, physiotherapy or by other mechanical devices

Referring patients to other specialists fordiagnosisof disease, if required

Skilled in surgical treatment

Proficient in locating deformities or disorders

Knowledge of orthopaedic diseases ordisorders

Knowledge of current medical development ortechnologies, medical ethics, pharmacology and physiology

Knowledge of common infections

Knowledge of relevant tools and equipment used in surgeries

Not applicable





Possess good physical strength

Good communication skills

It is not a desk job

The candidate will supervise a team of Nurses and other Medical Staff

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available

Work from home option maybe available

Working hours

Hospitals/clinics usually work for 6/7 days a week and 9/10 hours everyday. This may vary from hospital to hospital.

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?No

This job is not considered hazardous/dangerous

One may develop occupational hazards such as stress on eyes, mental and physical strain, joint pains, etc., if not taken care of

For freshers - INR 40,000 to INR 80,000 per month

For candidates with experience - INR 80,000 to INR 1,50,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Healthcare Sector in India

According to IBEF, healthcare has become one of India's largest sectors - both in terms of revenue and employment. The Indian healthcare industry is growing at a tremendous pace due to its strengthening coverage, services and increasing expenditure by public as well private players. The Indian Healthcare sector grew from $45 billion in 2008 to $81 billion in 2014 and is projected to continue its rapid expansion, with an estimated market value of US$ 280 billion by 2020.

With an increasing rate of accidents, growing population of potential patients, rising awareness about the impact of joint problems and the importance of surgical treatments, the market for orthopaedic implants promises to be one of the most lucrative segments in the Indian medicalindustry. Hence the demand for Orthopaedists will always be high.

Government hospitals and dispensaries

Private hospitals and clinics


Medical colleges

Cities and towns across India