Inception of The Department
  • In 1962 Government Medical College, Miraj had only three surgical units i.e. Surgery, Medicine and Obstetrics Gynecology had two affiliated hospitals; Wanless hospital and civil hospital, Sangli. All Orthopedic cases were handled by surgical unit uptill Jan 1975.
  • In 1975 Dr. D.J. Arwade (M.S, FRCS) returned from U.K, joined as ‘POOL OFFICER’ in surgical unit till 1977. He was looking after orthopedic patients under surgical unit.
  • In 1977 for M.C.I inspection six extra units were created by Dr. Shirodkar; Dean G.M.C Miraj. It was birth year of “Dept. of Orthopedics”.
    -Part time Reader appointment was given to Dr. D.J. Arwade and also appointed as Unit Head in Department of Orthopedics.
Initiation of PG

In 1986 – Dr. Arwade sir became recognized post graduate teacher of Shivaji University. P.G. courses started (M.S and D.Ortho). The course continued till 1996 when Dr. D.J. Arwade retired.

Staff Position
Name Designation Degree Teaching Experience (U.G.) Teaching Experience (P.G.)
Dr. Shrinivas Shankar Shintre Professor & Head of Department M.S.(Ortho.) 22 22
Dr. Vikas Raghunath Rokade Associate Professor M.S.(Ortho.)
12 03
Dr. Namdeo Shankar Gorgile Assistant Professor D.N.B.(Ortho) 2
Dr. Yash Kishore Shah Assistant Professor M.S.(Ortho.) 6mths
Dr. Rohan Kiran Khavte Assistant Professor M.S.(Ortho.) 6mths
  PVPGH Sangli GMC Miraj
Total Beds 60 30
Programs CTEV clinic
Spine clinic
Knee clinic Geriatric clinic
List of Head of Departments
Sr. No. Name of HOD (Regular/Additional) Duration (From—to—)
01. Dr. D. J. Arwade 1977-1996 (1975 to 1977 as a Pool Officer under Surgical Unit)
02. Dr. A.A. Shinde 1999-2001
03. Dr. Nagesh Naik 2001-2005
04. Dr. A.A. Shinde 2005-2009
05. Dr. Nagesh Naik 2009-2010
06. Dr. A.A. Shinde 2010- Feb 2012
07. Dr.V.R.Rokade Feb.2012 – June 2012
08. Dr. S.S. Shintre June 2012 – onwards  till date
Facilities Available
  • All cases of fractures, polytrauma, dislocations are managed with C arm IITV.
  • Facility available for spine surgery, arthroscopy.
  • Back school, physiotherapy
  • Deformity correction , limb lengthening
  • All cases of bone infections, infected nonunions are treated.
  • Congenital disorders, bone tumors
  • Rheumatological and joint disorders due to aging.
  • Osteoporosis counseling and treatment
  • Metabolic disorders
  • Plastic & reconstructive surgeries related to ortho.
Research Projects
  • Research project completed- Management of segmental fractures with interlocking nails
  • Current research project:
    • Assessment of club foot deformity treated by
      Ponsetty casts in children below one year.
    • Management of infections,non-unions with antibiotic
      beads and rods.
    • Comparison of cubitus varus treated with modified
      French versus dome osteotomy.
    • comparative study of # intertroch. Femur treated by SHS & TFN
Major Achievements – (Last 50 years)
  • During initial days all orthopedic trauma cases were operated under X ray control.
  • A lot of work done by Dr. Arwade sir in the field of Pott’s spine and paraplegia, spinal tumors, spine fractures, difficult fracture fixations.
  • In 2003- ‘C’ arm image intensifier installed in both operation theatre at Sangli and Miraj which has helped in close nailing in difficult fracture fixations,precision and reduced operating time considerably.
  • Started DNB course in Department of Orthopedics
  • In 2004- All the theatre were well equipped with HEFA filters, laminar air flow and reduced infection rate to negligible.
  • In 2005- Newer Ilizarov fixators, interlocking nailing systems, electrical drilling system installed in operation theatres.
  • In 2006- Newer version of fracture table – Spine instrumentation available at both the places.
  • In 2007 – ‘Arthroscopy Unit’ started at Government Medical College and Hospital, Miraj.
  • In 2008- Pneumatic drilling system installed at Government Medical College and Hospital, Miraj.
  • Electronically operated tourniquet made available in both the theatres.
  • Organized CME on ‘TRAUMA’ at GMC, Miraj.
  • In 2010- New modular operation theatres constructed at GMC, Miraj with central A.C, central oxygen, laminar air flow, HEFA filters.
Future Plans
  • Restarting of Postgraduate Course (M.S, D.Ortho).
  • Starting of well equipped “Trauma Centre”.
  • Starting of “Deformity Correction Centre”.