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SIMS Hospital Launches Centre of Excellence for Rib Cage Disorders

In a significant development for patients suffering from rib cage disorders, ICAD, SIMS Hospital today unveiled its dedicated Centre of Excellence. This specialised unit promises comprehensive and advanced treatment for conditions like rib fractures and pectus deformity, setting a new standard for chest trauma and deformity care in South India.


“For many individuals, rib cage disorders are more than just physical ailments; they significantly impact their well-being. From the pain and discomfort of fractured ribs to the emotional distress caused by chest wall deformities, these conditions demand comprehensive and compassionate care, Our centre aims to provide not just treatment but hope and a path to a better quality of life.” says  Dr. V.V. Bashi, Director, the Institute of Cardiac & Aortic Disorders  (ICAD) & head, Centre of Excellence at SIMS Hospital.



Addressing Treatment Gaps and Embracing Innovation


“Rib fractures have been managed conservatively, while this approach may have been suitable for some patients. Issues arise when rib fractures are managed conservatively, leading to extended periods of mechanical ventilation, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), lung infections, pneumothorax, and other organ damage. This results in prolonged stays in the intensive care unit (ICU) and extended periods of bed rest. Relying on prolonged pain management and limited mobility”, says Dr. V.V. Bashi


Revolutionizing Treatment with Rib Fracture Fixation


The Centre of Excellence will cater to a wide range of patients suffering from rib fractures, including those with Multiple rib fractures, Flail chest (multiple fractured ribs that move abnormally during breathing), Complications like pneumothorax (collapsed lung) and subcutaneous emphysema (air trapped under the skin), We are revolutionizing rib fracture treatment with minimally invasive surgical interventions,” explains Dr. Rajkamal Vishnu. “These procedures firstly avoid large skin wounds, stabilize fractured ribs, allowing for faster healing, reduced pain, and faster mobility.”


Pectus Deformity Clinic


As the premier centre in South India for pectus deformity correction, SIMS Hospital offers state-of-the-art facilities and specialized expertise in minimally invasive techniques for pectus deformity correction. We understand the immense impact pectus deformity can have on an individual, Our multidisciplinary team offers state-of-the-art minimally invasive procedures to correct both pectus excavatum (sunken chest) and pectus carinatum (protruding chest).