Consultant, Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon
DNB (Orthopaedics), Fellowship in Pediatric Orthopedics
Cerebral Palsy and Other Neuromuscular Disorders, Paediatric Foot and Ankle Disorders, Congenital Anomalies, Limb Length Correction, Hip Congenital/Developmental Disorders, Paediatric Metabolic Bone Disorders, Skeletal Dysplasia, Paediatric Trauma, Benign Bone Tumours
Corrective Osteotomies for Deformities, Osteogenesis Impefecta and Cerebral palsy, Complex procedures around hip
Dr Vikas Basa is a Fellow in Paediatric Orthopaedics from the renowned Christian Medical College, Vellore and an International Fellow Observer from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Ohio, USA in Paediatric Orthopaedics. His experience in this field includes both trauma and orthopaedic conditions in children.
He was as an Assistant Professor (Paediatric Orthopaedics) at Deccan Medical College and Research Centre, Hyderabad and Chief Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon at Rainbow Children’s Hospital, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad.
He has also been involved in basic science research in paediatric orthopaedics. His aim is to develop good paediatric orthopaedic service in an academic set up in India. He would like to conduct translation research and continue research related to orthopaedic practice. He has completed the educational activity “Crawford Lectureship in Pediatric Orthopedics” at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Centre conducted by esteemed Dr Alvin Crawford.
I would like to heartily thank Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital for helping my son Master Abdullah with his surgery for post deformity correction operation of Right Proximal femur which he was suffering since his birth, but it came to our kn...
Father, Shabbir Chunawala, must have never thought that his son would get his leg back…
In early January 2020, a three and a half years Abdullah Chunawala from Jogeshwari was run over by a truck on his right leg and he sustained an open compound segmental fracture of the right Tibia with a profound contaminated degloving injury. He was brought to the Kokilaben hospital after he was advised amputation of leg at two different hospitals in Mumbai.
Dr.Vikas Basa examined the child in the ER, immediately started the crush protocol and explained the parents the severity of the injury, treatment protocol and re-assured the parents that there can be a possibility to salvage his limb with the risk involved.The vascular and plastic surgeon opinion was sought and after confirming the blood flow to the leg he was rushed to the operating room.
Dr.Vikas thoroughly debrided his contaminated degloving wound and temporarily stabilized the segmental fracture with an external fixator. Multiple debridements were done and a vacuum assisted closure dressings were applied till the contamination was completely washed away. Appropriate antibiotics were started to keep the infection under control. Plastic surgeon covered the exposed bone with the available muscle, subsequently the external fixator was removed and an intra medullary rod was inserted. Now the fracture stability got improved. Meanwhile Abdullah was constantly under the rehabilitation program to improve his muscle power that would help in standing and walking. Once the skin graft healed well he was given a brace to protect his leg. After a one month long struggle in the hospital he was discharged with a proper care explained to the parents to be taken at home. At follow up Dr.Basa was finally happy to see Abdullah bearing weight on his right leg as the fracture started uniting well. He was completely satisfied of taking up the challenge to save Abdullah’s leg. Dr.Basa appreciates the child’s patience and the parents cooperation.
He sincerely thanks all the supporters who came forward to help Abdullah’s treatment in the hospital and outside. He extends his gratitude to the plastic surgeon colleague and the infectious disease specialist without whose help this challenge would not have been possible.
Master Abdullah Mansuri, a 10 year old boy was detected with developmental dysplasia of the right hip at the age of 7 years. He had already undergone surgery elsewhere. The hip dislocation was corrected but he soon started developing deformity in his upper thigh and has difficulty in walking. He had undergone another surgery after one year at the same hospital, however, there was no improvement. His walking pattern had not improved and subsequently developed limb length inequality thus continued to have limping with a deformity (outward bony bump) in his upper thigh.
Finally in March 2019, father brought him to Kokilaben Hospital, for paediatric orthopaedic evaluation to seek Dr. Vikas Basa's help for his growing child.
Dr. Basa examined the child, recorded his walking pattern, studied his previous surgery details done outside. He found that the osteotomy done in the proximal femur did not remodel to its original status but went on to develop a deformity. It very unusual to come across such finding in a growing bone where there is a good potential to bone remodelling for the child's age.
This was explained to the father and a corrective osteotomy to resolve this problem was suggested. Master Abdulla underwent surgery one month later in April 2019 in KDAH by Dr.Vikas Basa. The previous implant was removed, deformity was corrected and an extra bone coverage was given to the hip joint to prevent future hip dislocation. After 6 weeks of bed rest, he underwent rehabilitation programme for strengthening of his hip muscles and walking training. Post surgery not only his deformity got corrected but also regained his leg length and improved walking.
“Doctor, now my son walks normal like before.” This was the father’s first comment on follow-up visit.
Deformity corrections are one of the most rewarding surgical procedures in terms of patient satisfaction. Story doesn’t end there, Dr. Basa continues to observe the child till his skeletal maturity.