MS in Orthopaedics: Click here to know about the course, duration, syllabus, eligibility criteria, entrance exam, top universities, career opportunities and more

Career Goals: After completion of an MS orthopaedics degree, individuals can work as Medical consultants, Orthopaedic surgeons, professors, Clinical associates, Orthopaedic assistants etc.

By- Akanksha Yadav

About the course:

MS in Orthopedics is a 3-year long post-graduate medical program for students who want to work as orthopaedic surgeons. It is one of the most popular courses in the medical science field. During this course, students learn about various topics related to the orthopaedics field. They also learn about various medical instruments and tools used during surgery and after surgery such as laser technique/surgery, clinical diagnosis and arthroscopic surgery etc. After this course, students are allowed to perform orthopaedic surgeries.

MS Orthopedics is available in most of medical colleges including government and private ones. The fees in private colleges are usually higher than the government ones. The tuition fees for MS Orthopedics can go from INR 50,000 to INR 40, 00,000 per annum.

The duration of MS Orthopedics:

MS Orthopaedics course is a 3-year postgraduate course. An MS Orthopedic surgeon can face some of these cases during his career as an orthopaedic surgeon.

  • Spinal injuries
  • Bone tumours
  • Tendon injuries
  • Pulled muscles
  • Club foot and unequal leg lengths
  • Arthritis and osteoporosis
  • Disorders of joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons, nerves and skin etc
  • Dislocations and fractures
  • Damaged joints
  • Torn cartilage

The eligibility criteria for MS orthopaedics:

Students wanting to pursue an MS orthopaedics course can check the eligibility criteria of the course below.

  • The student should have an MBBS degree from an institute/college recognized by the Medical Council of India (MCI).
  • Candidate should have completed his/her 1-year mandatory internship after completing his/her graduation.
  • The candidate should have qualified for NEET-PG or the required entrance examination.
  • Admission is usually based on merit in the entrance exam. It is given on the basis of a merit list which is based on marks obtained in the entrance exam and counselling process.

Subjects in MS orthopaedics:

During MS orthopaedics, students study various subjects related to Orthopedics. MS Orthopedics syllabus is divided into two parts. One is general Orthopedics and the second is traumatology. The syllabus for both parts is given below.

General orthopaedics:

Infections, Tumors, Congenital Anomalies, Peripheral Nerve Injuries, Microsurgery, Imaging the Orthopedics, Other Non-traumatic Disorders, Operative Orthopedics, Surgical Techniques and Approaches, Arthrodesis, Practical Works, Close Reduction of Fractures, Dislocations, Mastering Plastering Techniques, Debridement of Open Fractures, External Fixator Application, Internal Fixation of Minor Fractures with K-Wires, Excision of Benign Lessons, Tendon Lengthening, Incision and Drainage, Acute Osteomyelitis, Skull Tongs Application


Fractures and Dislocations, Regional Orthopedics, Spine, Sports Medicine, The Foot and Ankles, Arthroplasty, Amputations, Clinical Diagnosis, assessment, Investigation, and the management of all surgical and Medical Emergencies, Performance of open Fractures, Splintage of the Spine and limbs for fracture dislocations, Use of certain emergency drugs, Communication with the patients’ attendants on the demise of the patient, Handling the confidential issues, Biopsies etc.

Career opportunities after MS orthopaedics:

After finishing the post-graduation degree in the orthopaedics field, individuals can start their own clinic and practice privately or join any hospital. They can expect a salary of INR 10, 00,000 to INR 25, 00,000 per annum.

After their MS orthopaedics degree, individuals can work as

  • Medical consultant
  • Orthopaedic surgeon
  • Professor
  • Clinical associate
  • Orthopaedic assistant


Some of the top MS orthopaedics graduates’ recruiting organizations are

  • Apollo Hospitals
  • Fortis Medical Research Institute
  • Indraprastha Apollo Hospital
  • Max Hospital
  • Medanta Hospitals
  • Wockhardt Hospital
  • Columbia Asia Hospital
  • Sparsh Hospitals
  • AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences)

Top institutes/colleges offering MS orthopaedics:

MS orthopaedics course is offered in various colleges in India. The top institutes/colleges are

  • All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi
  • Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh
  • Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Pondicherry
  • Christian Medical College, Vellore
  • BHU, Varanasi
  • Kasturba Medical College, Manipal
  • King’s George Medical College, Lucknow
  • Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai
  • St John’s Medical College, Bangalore
  • Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi
  • Jamia Hamdard University, New Delhi
  • Osmania Medical University (OMC), Hyderabad
  • Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College (LTMMC), Mumbai

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