The department started in 1954 under the able guidance of Dr. Vyaghreswarudu, who is nationally known for his work in polio. He established a strong department that has grown over the years and currently serves the greater metropolitan area of Visakhapatnnam as well as surrounding districts. The department runs several specialty clinics such as:
‐ trauma clinic
‐ orthopedic oncology
and sees over 6000 patients per month. Emergency surgical procedures perdormed through the trauma OT service exceed 600 per month. The faculty is actively involved in the teaching of undergraduate and post graduate students and there are several educational tools such a cadaver workshops a well as arthroscopy workshops held regularly.The faculty are also actively involed in research and are well published in national and international journals.