A team of well trained Orthopedic Surgeons man this section offering modern orthopedic solutions for all simple as well as complicated problems. Fresh and old fractures, dislocations, non-unions, implant failures as well as fractures complicated with Neuro-vascular injuries are managed by a team approach. Often limb injuries are part of poly trauma resulting from road traffic and industrial accidents.
The set-up is particularly suitable for poor risk patients with head injury, thoracic and abdominal trauma, and elderly individuals with Diabetes, Cardiac and Neurological problems. The unit has an exceptionally well trained and experienced back-up team to look after the preparation, execution and follow-up of high risk individuals undergoing procedures like total hip and knee replacement surgery, pelvic surgery and other extensive procedures on the musculo-skeletal system.
There are two main types of back ache, postural and surgical. The postural back ache is due to bad posture, lack of toning exercises, strain on ligaments and muscles etc. This can be treated by stretching exercises, physiotherapy and correction of posture. . A pain killer for a short while is indicated to help people start the treatment schedule.
Surgical back ache can arise from a birth defect, injury, infections (tuberculosis) and wearing out (degenerative) process. These conditions require medical as well as surgical treatment.
The arthritis in the young can be caused by various forms of Rheumatism, infections, gout etc. In the old the usual cause is aging (degenerative) changes in the joints. Diseases and injuries in younger days can produce degenerative changes earlier than in other individuals.
Prompt diagnosis and medical treatment is essential in rheumatism and gout. Infective arthritis may require surgical intervention in addition to medicines. Old age arthritis will respond to medicines, physiotherapy, braces and splints at the earlier stages. In late and advanced case surgical treatments are necessary. Arthroscopic surgery, realignment bone cuts and joint replacement surgeries are available options. The procedure will depend on the condition of the joint.
The following steps should be taken at the site of burns.
It is a way of looking into the joints through needle shaped instruments that can be introduced in to the joints through miniature openings. The surgeon can see the details of the inside of the joint. It helps in diagnosis of various problems of the joints. Some surgical procedures like ligament reconstruction, smoothening of irregularities caused by injury or diseases are also possible through arthroscopy.
It is a type of surgery offered for badly damaged joints caused by ageing changes, older injuries and burnt out diseases. The most commonly operated joints are weight bearing joints like hip joint and knee joints. In this procedure, the damaged joint components are removed by special instruments and replaced by devices made of wear resistant medical grade metals and polymers called implants. By this technique the damaged joints get a new lease of life.
Spondylitis literally means inflammations of the spinal column. But technically it is ageing (degenerative) condition of the joints between spinal bony segments called vertebra(e). It is common in the neck and low back where lot of wear and tear occurs because of bad posture, lack of exercises and also because these are the most mobile areas of the vertebral column. Regular exercises, good posture, avoiding bumpy rides, neck collars and lumbar belts get relief. Physiotherapy may be of help at times. Extreme cases require surgery.
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