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Dr. Shyam Kishan

Orthopedic Surgery
Indianapolis, IN
31 years experience male

Locations

Riley Hospital for Children - Cast Clinic

Indianapolis, IN

Address

705 Riley Hospital Drive, MSA 1, 1st Floor, Room #1270, Indianapolis, IN
Directions

Fax

3179441141

Insurances accepted

Aetna

BlueCross BlueShield

Cigna

Medicaid

Sagamore Health Network

Tricare

UnitedHealthcare

Riley Hospital for Children - Outpatient Center

Indianapolis, IN

IU Health North Hospital

Carmel, IN

About

Bio

I was born in Tanzania, Africa but raised in India, completing all my education there including my residency training in Orthopaedic Surgery, at one of the most prestigious institutions there. Wishing to further my experience and skills, I moved to th USA, and then completed a residency (my second one!) in Orthopaedic Surgery, following which I did a fellowship in Pediatric Orthopaedics and Scoliosis Surgery at Rady Children's Hospital, San Diego where I had the privilege of learning from great thought leaders in the specialty. I was then fortunate to spend a year at the Erie Shrine Hospital, where Dr. Jim Sanders took me under his wing, and from whom I learned the management of the very young children with scoliosis. I learned the principles of Scoliosis Casting, and have carried on with the skills I acquired there. My next stop was at Loma Linda University , CA where I established an Early Onset Scoliosis Center, treating several patients with Infantile and Juvenile Scoliosis, in addition to managing the gamut of pediatric orthopaedic conditions. Family reasons dictated our next move to Riley Childrens Hospital here in Indiana, where I hope to spend the rest of my career, building a spine deformity center, focusing on all aspects of pediatric spinal deformity. My special interest is in pulmonary function and how it is affected by spinal deformity in the very young. In my spare time, I enjoy traveling, reading, cooking and spending time with my family and friends.

Specialties
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Orthopedic Surgery

Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery

Languages spoken

Bengali, Hindi, Malayalam, Marathi, Tamil

Doctor Q&A

19 Answers
11 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shyam Kishan
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Yes: The is association between longstanding varus deformity of the femur neck (as in scfe) and genu valgum developing. This usually happens in children. I... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Shyam Kishan
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Sure it is muscle?: Generally, muscle strains heal with time, rest and anti-inflammatories. Warm compresses may help as well. If this doesnt get better in a week or so, c... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shyam Kishan
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Difficult to say....: May be unrelated to the shoulder. Is there any swelling? Have you had any xrays? Give it sometime, exercise it in pt if xrays show no fractures, try a... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shyam Kishan
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
YES...: This is a condition that affects all bones in the body - with a great degree of variability amongst patients in the severity of the disease. There are... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shyam Kishan
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Stress Injury?: Dvt unlikely with negative ddimer. You may need other tests - xrays, bone scan or mri, depending on what your clinical findings are.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shyam Kishan
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Perhaps: It is extremely important to stretch your quads mechanism. This will, in combination with anti-inflammatories, give you increased pain relief. Symptom... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shyam Kishan
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Ligaments still weak: Dislocations occur with the tearing of joint ligaments. Healing may take a long time (maybe never). This is not usually a boy problem. I would recoome... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shyam Kishan
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Depends on symptoms: Neurosurgeons both in australia and the usa are quite capable of doing this. Practicality and logistics should dictate where it should be done. Succes... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Shyam Kishan
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Need workup: Have you had xrays, any other investigations? A detailed examination is necessary. Pain in that region could originate from a wide variety of sources.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shyam Kishan
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Maybe not....: An acute inability to straighten the knee often results from a torn meniscus, or a "loose body" within the knee. In addition to a good examination, yo... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shyam Kishan
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Clinical Examination: It is tough to say from just the bruising. If a fracture has been ruled out with xrays, the grade of sprain can be determined often by a good examinat... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shyam Kishan
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Therapy: Depending upon your fracture, and how it is healed, pt and ot may be started to regain motion, and get rid of swelling etc.It is not unusual to have s... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shyam Kishan
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Bleeding risk!!!!: Ibuprofen, unlike tylenol (acetaminophen) interferes with the clotting mechanism of blood. We generally recommend stopping it atleast a week before su... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shyam Kishan
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Get rheumatologist: This may be a condition similar to rheumatoid arthritis, that needs evaluation by a medical joint specialist - rheumatologist. There may be bloodwork ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shyam Kishan
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Tendonitis usually: The attachment of the tendons or ligaments to bone can get inflamed - insertional tendonitis, assuming no fractures on xrays. Usually this results fro... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shyam Kishan
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Minimally Invasive: A small video camera is inserted through tiny poke-holes in the skin, into the knee and the insides of the knee visualized. Other instruments may be i... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Shyam Kishan
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Inflam. Arthritis?: Have you seen an rheumatologist? With multiple joint complaints, it is reasonable to be worked up for an inflammatory condition similar to rheumatoid ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shyam Kishan
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Sometimes: That depends upon the location and the type of tear. Small tears that are close to the outside edge of the meniscus may heal by their own. Tears close... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shyam Kishan
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
? Blood Clot: You need a detailed examination from a hand and upper extremity specialist. Bulging veins may signify poor venous drainage from your hand, and this co... Read More

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Dec 2, 2012
I endorse this doctor. Dr. Kishan is an extremely compassionate, caring, bright orthopaedic surgeon with excellent technical skills. I would feel comfortable having him provide care to my own family...Read More
Dec 2, 2012
I endorse this doctor. Dr. Kishan excels in the field of pediatric orthopedic surgery and pediatric spinal conditions. His knowledge, expertise, compassion, and diligence are impeccable. His efforts...Read More
I endorse this doctor. Dr Kishan is a caring and compassionate physician who puts the best interests of his patients first. He brings his knowledge, skill and talent to the field of scoliosis surgery ...Read More
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry
Graduated 1991MD

Residency

Staten Island University Hospital

Residency

UMDNJ UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

Residency

AIIMS, New Delhi, India

Residency

King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, India

Awards

Riley Red Shoe Award, Patient's Family
J. Anthony Herring Clinical Scientific Paper Award, Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America
Golden Apple award for teaching, Medical Student Association New Jersey Medical School

Affiliations

Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America
Scoliosis Research Society
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Publications

Case Management: Progressive Infantile Scoliosis
Derotational Casting for Progressive Infantile Scoliosis
Is there a functional morbidity of fractures in non-ambulatory pediatric patients with cerebral palsy? Does fracture prevention prevent functional det...
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