In earlier days, Orthopaedic surgery was carried out by general surgeons as part of general surgery. It was only in the year 1964 that a separate Department for Orthopaedic Surgery was set up at the Andhra Medical College. Late Dr. M.G. Kini and Major J.F. Shepherd laid the foundation stone of this Department. Dr C. Vyagreswarudu officiated as the Head of Department from 1960 onwards. He had done pioneering work in orthopaedics and is remembered for his services for the benefit of the Department. During 1971, a second unit was formed and in 1987, a third unit, keeping the increasing demands for orthopaedic services in and around Visakhapatnam, in mind. During the year 1983, an 'Artificial Limb Center' was set up with the help of ALIM Company.
LIBRARY: An exclusive library with journals and text books attached to the Department of Orthopaedics is used extensively by the students and teachers of orthopaedics.
PUBLICATIONS: The Department boasts of many papers presented and published in journals on Orthopaedics and conferences.