From the diaries of Dr Ved Prakash

“Udai Clinic Orthopaedic Centre started in 1974 in a small rented building near Abids in Hyderabad. There was a need then for private orthopaedic services which were only provided by the osteopaths commonly known as “Jerrahs”. It soon established its name in treating not only fresh trauma and cold orthopaedic problems but also in treating late and spoiled cases and bone and joint infections. Unfortunately, most of the spoiled cases were victims of quackery or inadequately done orthopaedic surgery.

“Udai Clinic evolved to become a place known for doing salvage surgery and it still continues to do. As doctors, and particularly orthopaedic surgeons we are privileged to be able to serve our fellow humans to add life to their years.

“To add quality to service, Udai Clinic moved into a newly constructed building with more beds and facilities on Chapel Road, Nampally area, Hyderabad in 1982.

“We have been well known in all the 16 districts of old Hyderabad state before reorganisation in 1956 and we also drew patients from neighbouring states as well as the Middle East.

“ A decade later, we were continuing performing cutting edge surgery in orthopaedics with regards to trauma and spine surgery. We were fortunate to have Dr Raghav Dutt back as a spine specialist from the UK. Another decade later Dr Udai Prakash joined us as a specialist joint replacement and revision surgeon. This obviously led to increased demands both from patients and the specialist surgeons and we felt the need to expand further.

“ We have recently joined hands with Omni group of hospitals. Today we have a state of the art 100-bed hospital.

“ With changing times, orthopaedic surgery became more specialised and surgeons started sub-specialising. We now have specialists in trauma, spine, joint replacements, paediatric orthopaedics and sports injuries.”