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  • Dr. Rohit Kumar Pokharel
  • Professor
  • Department of Orthopaedics & Trauma Surgery (Spine Surgery Unit)
  • +977-9851076024, +977-01-4312490
  • Personal Details
    • Founder President of Association of Spine Surgeons of Nepal
    • President elect – Nepal Orthopaedics Association
    • Founder Board Member Muscular Dystrophy Foundation – Nepal
    • Founder Member of Association of Medical Doctor’s of Asia
    • Council Member of  AOSIN, AOSpine Asia Pacific
    • Council Member of Asia Pacific Spine Society(APSS)
  • Academic Achievements
    • Fellow of AO Spine International, 2007, Royal Adelaide University Hospital, Adelaide, Australia
    • Doctor of Philosophy (Med.), 1999, Kobe University, School of Medicine, Japan
    • Post Graduate Research Student,1995, Kobe University, School of Medicine, Japan
    • Bachelor in Medicine & Bachelor in Surgery, 1989, Institute of Medicine (IOM), Nepal
  • Published Research Work
    1. Detection of mutation in the transmembrane domain of FGFR3 gene inpatients with Achondroplasia; 1994, 57-64: Proceedings of the 6th Meeting of Japanese society for skeletal dysplasias.
    2. A novel mutation substituting tryptophan with argenine in the carboxy-terminal, non collagenous domain of collagen X in a case of Schmidmetaphysealchondrodysplasia; 1995:217:1157-62: Biochemical and  Biophysical Research Communication
    3. Japanese case of type I Thanatophoric dysplasia exclusively carry a C to T transition at nucleotide 742 of the fibroblast growth factor receptor 3 gene; 1996:227:236-239: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communication
    4. Highly recurrent G1138A mutation of the fibroblast growth factor receptor 3 (FGFR3) gene identified in Achondroplasia, the commonest form of Chondrodysplasia; 1997:35:52-57: Journal of Nepal Medical Association
    5. Novel missense mutation in the HMG box of SOX9 gene in a Japanese XY male resulted in Campomelic Dysplasia and severe defect in masculinization; 1998:1:S114-S116: Human Mutation supplement.
    6. Japanese Legg-Calve’ Perthes Disease is not due to the G1691A mutation in Exon 10 of the factor V gene: Clinical Orthopedics and Related Researches; Number 363, pp 268-269, 1999.
    7. Study on 100 Industrial Accident cases in Nepal; Type and severity of the injuries and its predisposing factors; 2003 April Vol. 1-2: 19-24, J National Health Research Council.
    8. Significantly high incidence of T-1654C polymorphic variation in the protein C gene promoter region in Early Onset Legg-Calve’ Perthes Disease; 2003:42 pp 254 – 259 Journal of Nepal Medical Association.
    9. Anti-tubercular Treatment Regime for Musculoskeletal Tuberculosis:J Nepal Medical Association 2006;45:279-280
    10. Neural decompression by laminectomy with spinoplasty for lumbar spinal stenosis; Nepal Orthopaedic Association JournalVol 1, No 1 (2010)
    11. Effects on colour discrimination during long term exposure to high altitudes on Mt Everest.Br J Ophthalmol. 2010 Oct; 94(10):1393-7. doi: 10.1136/bjo.2009.178491. Epub 2010 Aug 23.
    12. Estimation of serum uric acid in cases of hyperuricaemia and gout: JNMA J Nepal Med Assoc. 2011 Jan-Mar;51(181):15-20.
    13. Multifocal Tubercular Osteomyelitis Involving Bilateral Symmetrical Second Metacarpals: JIOM, August 2012; 34:2; 42-7.
    14. International comparison of physical activity in Nepalese and Japanese boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.Kobegakuin Journal of Rehabilitation Research, 2012. 7(2): p. 82-93.
    15. Irreducible Anterior Dislocation of the Elbow without associated Fracture: JNMA; 52-6,190, 2013. 398-401
    16. Per operative instrument failure in lumbar spine surgery: JIOM; August 2013, 35:2; 101-104.
    17. Detection of idiopathic adolescent scoliosis among Nepalese children through school screening program; NOAJ July-December 2013;3,2;14-19.
    18. Osteoid-Osteoma of the Ilium Associated with Malignant Hypertension in an Adult Female: JIOM April 2014, 36:1, 115-117
    19. Effect of Sitting Posture on Development of Scoliosis in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Cases. JNHRC 12(27):94-99. MAY 2014
    20. An International Multicenter Study Assessing the Role of Ethnicity on Variation of Lumbar Facet Joint Orientation and the Occurrence of Degenerative Spondylolisthesis in Asia Pacific: A Study from the AOSpine Asia Pacific Research Collaboration Consortium. Global Spine J, DOI: 10.1055/s-0035-1555655; 16 July 2015
    21. Is lumbar facet joint tropism developmental or secondary to remodeling changes? An international, large-scale multicenter study by the AOSAP Collaboration Consortium: 36th SICOT Orthopaedic World Congress, Guangzhou, China, 17-19 September 2015;
    22. Critical Values of Facet Joint Angulation and Tropism in the Development of Lumbar Degenerative Spondylolisthesis: An International, Large-Scale Multicenter Study by the AOSpine Asia Pacific Research Collaboration Consortium. Global Spine J:DOI: 10.1055/s-0035-1564417
    23. Tubercular epidural abscess presenting as acute cauda equina syndrome:Journal of Institute of Medicine, December, 2015, 37:3;125-127
    24. Correlation between Clinical Features and Magnetic Resonance Imaging Findings in Lumbar Disc Prolapse. J Nepal Health Res Counc. 2016 May;14(33):85-88.
    25. Multiplex Ligation Dependent Probe Amplification Based Mutation Analysis of Dystrophin Gene in Nepalese Patients With Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy; Nepal Journal of Biotechnology. Dec. 2016 Vol. 4, No. 1: 37-42 ISSN 2091-1130(Print)/ISSN 2467-9319 (online)
    26. Proximal  femoral morphometry of adult Nepalese presenting to a tertiary Healthcare center; JNOA vol. IV -2, July- Dec 2016
    27. Torg’s ratio in normal adult Nepalese population; Journal of Society of Surgeons of NepalVol 18, No 1 (2015)2017: 5 – 9
    28. Proximal  femoral morphometry of adult Nepalese presenting to a tertiary Healthcare center; JNOA vol. IV -2, July- Dec 2016
    29. Radiographic evaluation of calcaneal angles in patients presenting to tertiary care center of Nepal; Journal of Institute of Medicine Aug – Dec 2016,38:2-3.
    30. Molecular confirmation of G1138A mutation in FGFR3 gene in Achondroplasia. J Nepal Med Assoc. 2018; 56(211):683-6
  • Research Work Presented in Conferences but not published
    1. Effect of Chenaeu Brace therapy in 118 Japanese Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis cases; 1999, May: 25th Anniversary symposium of Hellenic Orthopaedic Association, Spine section, Greece
    2. Effect of Batchlor Containment Braces treatment in 75 hips with    Legg-Calve’ Perthes disease; 2001: 20th All Nepal Medical       conference of the Nepal Medical Association.
    3. Multiple Epiphyseal Dyspalsia(MED) in a large Nepali family, exclusively affecting the hip joints; 2001 Annual conference of the Nepal Orthopaedic Association.
    4. A retrospective study on political conflict victims treated in Tribhuvan University, Teaching Hospital (TUTH) and Birendra Police Hospital (BPH) during 1996 to 2003. Mode and severity of injury, treatment and its outcome. Nepal Medical Association conference 2005, March.
    5. Volunteer Counseling and Testing (VCT) service can play an instrumental role in HIV/AIDS prevention. 3rd International AIDS Society Conference 2005, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
    6. Late presentation of cases makes management of Pott’s Spine difficult in Nepal: 4th OASAC (Orthopaedic Association of SAARC Countries) conference 2006, Kathmandu, Nepal
    7. Study on conflict victim cases during 11 years Maoist insurgency in Nepal: International Conference on Emerging Issues on Research and Development, April 4 – 6, 2007.
    8. Effectiveness of External Fixator in Open Fractures among the Political Conflict Victims. World Congress on External Fixator: October 2007, Cairo, Egypt.
    9. Road Traffic accident: A neglected public health issue in Nepal; 2014
    10. Management of Mass Casualty Victims of Nepal Earthquake 2015, Care of spine injury cases at TUTH; APSS-APPOS Annual conference Hong Kong 2015
    11. Iliac crest bone graft: technique of reducing donor site pain, ORTHOCON 2018, February 15-16, Nepalgunj
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