Orthopaedics is the medical specialty that focuses on injuries and diseases of your body's musculoskeletal system. This complex system includes your bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves which allows you to move, work, and be active.
Orthopaedic surgeons manage special problems of the musculoskeletal system. This involves:
Diagnosis of your injury or disorder
Treatment with medication, exercise, surgery or other treatment plans
Rehabilitation by recommending exercises or physical therapy to restore movement, strength and function
Prevention with information and treatment plans to prevent injury or slow the progression of diseases Orthopaedic surgeons perform numerous types of surgeries. Common procedures include:
Arthroscopy -- A procedure using special cameras and equipment to visualize, diagnose and treat problems inside a joint.
Fusion -- A "welding" process by which bones are fused together with bone grafts and internal devices (such as metal rods) to heal into a single solid bone.
Internal Fixation -- A method to hold the broken pieces of bone in proper position with metal plates, pins or screws while the bone is healing.
Joint Replacement (partial, total and revision) -- When an arthritic or damaged joint is removed and replaced with an artificial joint called a prosthesis.
Osteotomy -- the correction of bone deformity by cutting and re-positioning the bone.
Soft Tissue Repair -- the mending of soft tissue, such as torn tendons or ligaments.
Common causes of trauma and fractures are motor vehicle accidents, pedestrians struck by motor vehicles, falls from height and athletic accidents. Often these accidents involve multiple-system injuries and lengthy rehabilitation. Our Orthopedics and staff are there every step of the way, dedicated to returning each patient to their pre-injury level activity.
Dr.Kiran R MBBS.,DNB
Long years of experience in major hospitals in Kerala. Specialized training in Hip Replacement Surgeries
Consultations Timings: All days between 4:00pm to 5:30pm..