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Complete guide to becoming an Orthopaedic Doctor

P.A.C.E is India’s best recruitment platform for doctors. We always help our healthcare industry by resourcing experienced and specialist doctors. In this way, we are providing good platforms to all the doctors who want to relocate or grow in their careers. In this article, we are going to answer the question stated above. Today’s time is not the time for relaxation.

People run after money and unturn all stones to earn some extra income. This may lead to stress and early pain in joints or muscles before age. Long working hours and sitting in front of screens may lead to cervical or muscular pains.

To get some relaxation from all these problems, they need an orthopaedist. An orthopaedist is a specialist doctor who deals with the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disorders or diseases related to the musculoskeletal system (The Bones, Joints, Tendons, Ligaments, and Muscles) of the body. You might have heard about joint replacement surgeries or Total Hip replacement surgeries. These kinds of surgeries are part of orthopedic studies. In orthopedics, a doctor treats the pain and swelling in joints or muscles. These pains or swellings can be treated by prescribing some medicines (Analgesics or Anti-inflammatory drugs). Sometimes, the condition is worsened and emergency surgeries can be performed to get relief from the pain and permanent disability of that particular part of the body.


If you want to be an orthopedic surgeon then here is the complete guide to becoming an expert orthopaedist in India.

  • You need to have a lot of determination and passion to pursue a career as an orthopedist at your secondary school level.
  • You need to opt for the Medical stream (Physics, Chemistry, and Biology) in your 12th class. You must pass it with an aggregate of 50% from a recognized board.
  • You need to take the NEET UG exam with a good rank or score.
  • You must be admitted for an MBBS degree from a recognized medical school for 4 years.
  • After MBBS, the next step is to go for an internship in orthopedics for at least 1 year.
  • Continued training for at least 3 years can be a better option.
  • Prepare for the NEET PG, AIIMS PG, PGIMER, or JIPMER PG exam and take admission to the MS Orthopaedic course for three years.
  • After completing an MS in orthopedics, apply for the requisite registration from the medical council of India.
  • After completing an MS in orthopedics, apply for the requisite registration from the medical council of India.
  • You must apply for a license before starting your practice. Under the medical laws of the Government of India, it is mandatory to have a license of registration under the Medical Council of India.


There is no doubt that every aspirant who is doing an MBBS degree wants to earn more. The cost of an MBBS in private colleges is around 10-15 lakh a year. This may vary in government-aided colleges. The scope of an MBBS degree is less these days. The best option is to go for MD or MS. No doubt, this may take 3-5 more years of your life along with a huge amount of money, but that will help you to have a secured future. You can also think of going abroad for your further studies and fellowship programs.


The initial average salary of an orthopedic depends upon experience and work. It also depends on whether you have joined any government services or private jobs. Usually, it starts with INR 12-15 lakhs annually and goes up to INR 40-45 lakhs annually.