Consultant, Spine Care, Mangaluru
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Dr. Ishwar Keerthi

Consultant, Spine Care, Mangaluru
  • MBBS
  • MS (Ortho)
  • FNB (Spine)
Fellowships & Memberships
  • Indian Orthopaedic Society
  • Association of Spine Surgeons of India
  • AO Spine
  • North American Spine Society
  • Canara Orthopaedic Society - Secretary
  • Canara Spine Forum – Founder Member and Treasurer
  • Editorial Member of Journal EC Orthopaedics
  • ICS 2019 Mangalore – Treasurer

  • Best Original Research Paper Award 2007
  • Orthopaedic Association of South Indian States Conference.
  • “The effect of internal fixation on canal dimensions and neurological recovery in thoracolumbar and lumbar burst fractures”, Ishwara-Keerthi C, NS Bhat and SP Mohanty,B Braun Medical Trust Foundation 2006
  • Outstanding achievement in postgraduate medical studies in orthopaedics.
  • Area of Expertise

  • Spine Care
  • Languages Spoken

  • Kannada
  • Hindi
  • English
  • Tulu
  • Talks & Publications

    1. Rajendran, T., & Keerthi, I. (2018). Outcomes of spinal stabilization in multiple myeloma with unstable vertebral lesions background. Journal Of Clinical Oncology, 36(15_suppl), e20028-e20028. doi: 10.1200/jco.2018.36.15_suppl.e20028
    2. Keerthi, I., Dhillon, C., & Shetty, M. (2012). Late-Onset Bowel Perforation and Iliac Artery Erosion After Prominent Anterior Spinal Instrumentation. Spine, 37(22), E1402-E1405. doi: 10.1097/brs.0b013e318267f813
    3. Santosh Rai, P., Santosh, K., Chakraborti, S., Pai, S., Keerthi, I., & Pai, M. (2014). A blast from the past!: The value of adding single slice magnetic resonance myelography sequence to magnetic resonance imaging of the spine; a flashback to the conventional myelography of the past. Surgical Neurology International, 5(16), 523. doi: 10.4103/2152-7806.148018
    4. Mohanty, S., Bhat, S., & Ishwara-Keerthi, C. (2011). The effect of posterior instrumentation of the spine on canal dimensions and neurological recovery in thoracolumbar and lumbar burst fractures. MUSCULOSKELETAL SURGERY, 95(2), 101-106. doi: 10.1007/s12306-011-0111-1
    5. Mohanty, S., & Ishwara-Keerthi, C. (2010). Surgery in scoliosis: Principles and decision making, Journal of the Karnataka Orthopaedic Association, 12-18.
    6. Mohanty, S., & Ishwara-Keerthi, C. (2009). Lumbar canal stenosis: Natural history, Clinical features and Management, Journal of Orissa Orthopaedic Association, 30:12-25.
    7. Mohanty, S., Bhat, N., Abraham, R., & Keerthi, C. (2008). Neurological Deficit and Canal Compromise in Thoracolumbar and Lumbar Burst Fractures. Journal Of Orthopaedic Surgery, 16(1), 20-23. doi: 10.1177/230949900801600105
    8. Ishwara-Keerthi, C., & Mohanty, S. (2008). Role of antibiotic-loaded PMMA beads in the management of musculoskeletal sepsis. Journal of Orissa Orthopaedic Association, 29: 12-15.


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