Our doctors specialize in managing Musculoskeletal disorders. They treat bone and joint related disorders, attend to accident injuries/trauma and treat degenerative bone disorders. Non-surgical spine care and physical medicine and rehabilitation.
Our doctors diagnose and suggest suitable treatments for a variety of Orthopedic ailments such as fractures, pain in the joints, bones and muscles, sports injuries and osteoporosis that might not require hospitalisation. The doctor may suggest one or a combination of medication, rest, physiotherapy and surgery. Individualised and personalised treatment is provided in line with the latest evidence based medicine.
Any medical service that requires admission to a hospital to treat serious ailments and trauma refers to in-patient care. In-patient admission is necessary when surgical procedures are recommended by the doctor. These include Primary and Revision Joint Replacements of the hip and knee, fracture fixations, trauma surgery and herniated disc among others.
This surgery is recommended for patients with one or both knees damaged by arthritis or injury. Patients may find it difficult to perform simple activities such as walking or climbing stairs. There may be pain while sitting or lying down. Osteoarthritis (breakdown of joint cartilage and adjacent bone in the knees), rheumatoid arthritis (inflammation of the synovial fluid) and traumatic arthritis (due to injury) are the most common types of arthritis that affect the knees. Knee replacement is a surgical procedure to resurface a knee damaged by arthritis. Metal and plastic parts are used to cap the ends of the bones that form the knee joint, along with the kneecap.
This is also called total hip arthroscopy, in this surgical procedure, the damaged bone and cartilage are removed and replaced with prosthetic components. The femoral head is removed and replaced with a metal stem. Total hip replacement surgery is consistently successful and cost effective. The surgery leads to improved quality of life, better functional use and gives relief from pain. A partial replacement can be done for fractures in the femur.
This is also called total shoulder arthroplasty. Portions of the shoulder joint, are removed and replaced with artificial implants to reduce pain and restore range of rotation and mobility. End-stage arthritis / severe shoulder arthritis which causes severe pain and stiffness is very often successfully treated through this surgical intervention when there is insufficient relief from pain even after the use of anti-inflammatory drugs and steroid injections are used.
An arthroscope is a surgical device that orthopedic surgeons use to visualize and A small incision in the patient's skin is made from which a pencil-sized instrument called the arthroscope is inserted. It contains a small lens and lighting system to magnify and illuminate the structures inside the joint. Conditions that can be treated with arthroscopic procedures include inflammation, acute/chronic injuries and some problems associated with arthritis.
Spinal fusion (surgery to permanently connect two or more vertebrae in the spine, eliminating motion between them), laminectomy (for lumbar spinal stenosis) and discectomy (remove lumbar or lower back herniated disc material) are surgical procedures done in the back of the body to manage pain.
Trauma surgery focuses on treatment and care of life-threatening injuries that are caused by impact forces and blunt-force injuries such as accidents, falls, crushing related injuries, gunshot injuries and stab wounds. The trauma surgeon initially resuscitates and stabilises the patient including operating on several critical injuries in order to save the patient.
Trauma care involves treating patients who are so severely injured that their survival itself is a big challenge. Appropriate care is provided at our hospital for patients with minor and major injuries. The initial focus is to improve the survival chances of the patient. Traumatic injuries are caused by events such as falls, vehicle collisions, stab injuries and gunshot wounds. Securing airways, early shock resuscitation, hemorrhage control, immunologic response to severe trauma, management of penetrating trauma severe abdominal & pelvic trauma, severe thoracic trauma and severe traumatic brain injury are key challenges in trauma care.
This has to be done carefully as this may involve a risk of injury to the patient. It has to be done therefore by qualified and experienced medical personnel. The option chosen for the removal of plaster cast depends on several factors. After the cast is removed, there can be some discomfort in the bones and joints that were immobilized and problems in the skin such as dry and flaky skin. The doctor will suggest ways of overcoming these.
Bone fractures are caused by trauma, overuse and diseases that weaken bones. It is a complete or partial break in a bone. A fracture results in pain and loss of functionality. If the broken bone punctures the skin then it is called an open or compound fracture. Most often resetting the bone in place and immobilising it in a cast or splint to give it time to heal should be sufficient. In some cases, surgery with rods, plates and screws may be required.
This condition occurs when the soft centre of a spinal disc (a rubbery disc between the spinal bones) pushes through a crack in the tougher exterior casing. While some herniated discs are harmless, others can affect nerves and result in pain, numbness and weakness in an arm or leg.
Treatment includes medication, physiotherapy and surgery.
Some of the common sports injuries that may range from mild to severe are bruises, sprains, broken bones, strains, joint injuries and nose bleeds and they are caused by direct impact or overuse. Sports injuries happen due to improper technique, inadequate conditioning or warmup, or overtraining when engaging in sports or exercise. Soft tissues like muscles, ligaments, tendons, fascia, and bursae may get impacted in sports injuries.
A surgical procedure in which a bone is cut to shorten or lengthen it or to change its alignment is called Osteotomy. It can also be used to relieve pressure on the knee joint (knee osteotomy). In certain cases, an osteotomy is performed to straighten a bone that has healed in a crooked manner post-fracture.