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Orthopaedic Surgery – By Best Orthopaedic Surgeon

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What Is Orthopaedic/Orthopaedic Surgery?

Orthopaedic is a branch of medicine that deals with problems associated with your body structure, including bones, joints, muscles, ligaments and cartilage. It is also about preventive aspects of bone and skeletal disorders seen in young physically active people as well as elderly people suffering with mobility issues.

Orthopaedic is one of the oldest branches of medicine, with its records dating back to the ancient Egypt, and based on their Orthopaedic principles. These records present the description about the methods to diagnose and manage common orthopaedic conditions, in those times. Greek and Romans have also mentioned of the ways to address orthopaedic problems. The term orthopaedics was coined later in 17th century. The orthopaedic treatment comprises of both surgical and non-surgical methods.

Orthopaedic treatment is required in all the issues associated with musculoskeletal tissue like, pain, swelling, stiffness, deformity, weakness and difficult movement. If you feel any or all of these symptoms, then you should consult best Orthopaedic Surgeons in Delhi.

Facts You Should Know About Orthopaedic Surgery

  • The field of Orthopaedics started with taking care of children.
  • Orthopaedic doctors treat almost every part of the body.
  • Nonsurgical treatment is always considered before surgery.
  • Almost 86% of time of Orthopaedic surgeons is spent only on clinical practices.

What are the Specialised Orthopaedic Treatments Provided till Date?

 

Orthopaedics offers sub-specialised and super-specialisation treatment for the following conditions:

  • Sports injury

  • Joint replacement

  • Arthroscopy and minimal intervention

  • Spine surgery

  • Paediatric orthopaedics

  • Orthopaedic oncology

At AOSM, there are best Orthopaedic surgeons of Delhi, who provide specialised Orthopaedic treatments.

 

How are Orthopaedic Specialists Categorised?

  • Knee surgeon

  • Shoulder elbow specialist

  • Hip Specialists

  • Ankle foot specialist

  • Hand and wrist specialist

  • Spine specialist

Orthopaedic treatment has very broad application with surgeries ranging from small procedures on children such as correcting club foot deformity to a bigger surgery like hip, Knee, shoulder replacement and reconstruction.

 

At AOSM, you will get to consult the top Orthopaedic surgeons in Delhi, who will understand your problem and will plan a specific treatment for you, accordingly.

 

What are Common Orthopaedic Procedures?

Plaster and Splintage

The procedure involves supporting the injured part with the help of a Plaster splint which relieves pain and protects it from further injuries. There are different kinds of plasters used in the procedure, both soft temporary plaster to hard complete plaster, which help to heal the bone in correct position.

Joint Injections

The joint injections are used for the treatment of various joint and muscle problems especially pain and stiffness, and issues like arthritis. The oil based injections help in improving the mobility of the joint, reduce stiffness and pain in people suffering from arthritis. The stem cell derivative injections like PRP, BMAC etc. help in the healing of cartilage and soft tissues in young individuals. The steroid-based injection helps to overcome inflammatory arthritis condition and reduces the requirement of oral medicines too.

 

Orthopaedic surgeries are very specialised and have to be performed under very hygienic and well-equipped operation theatres. Here all the aseptic precautions are taken and the effected part of the bone and joints are addressed by surgery. Most surgical procedures that are performed for the correct indication lead to excellent outcomes.

 

AOSM is the leading Orthopaedic Centre in Delhi, that provides all these surgical treatments.

 

How Much Time Does It Take to Recover from Orthopaedic Surgery?

Most orthopaedic surgeries are now done with short stay in the hospital as day-care surgery which allows the patient to return back to home within 24 hours of surgery. The complete recovery depends upon the procedure that has been performed. Nowadays, with the help of right post-operative physiotherapy and rehabilitation, most people are able to get back on their feet and start walking within a few days of orthopaedic surgery.

Post operatively, most people recover in their home environment, with all the post-operative care like changing of dressing, stitch removal and physiotherapy. It is important to make sure that enough care is taken during the dressing and the it should be kept clean and not soiled with water and/or any other contaminant.  Regular medication that includes mostly vitamins is to be taken for quick recovery, and all the post-operative instructions by the orthopaedic surgeon should be followed.

If you are looking for the treatment from the best Orthopaedic doctor in Delhi, then AOSM will the right place for you, as it is the top Orthopaedic centre in Delhi.

 

FAQs

 

What are the symptoms indicating you need an orthopaedic opinion?

Any problem like pain anywhere in the body, swelling, stiffness, deformity, inability to walk or move a joint, tingling, numbness, infection in any part of their limbs or spine are some of the common symptoms that indicate you need to consult an orthopaedic doctor.

 

AOSM is the popular Orthopaedic hospital in Delhi, where you can consult #1 Orthopaedic Surgeons in Delhi, who will help you understand your problem better and will provide you the right consultation, and treatment.

Is there any alternative to Orthopaedics?

Orthopaedics is a branch of medicine that is used to treat people of all age-groups, small child to an elderly gentleman. It holds a significant place in medical science and does not have alternative, though constitutes many allied specialities like Physiotherapy, Orthotics, Prosthetics, Metabolic, Nutrition and more.

How long do Orthopaedic surgeries last?

Most orthopaedic surgeries last from 30 to 45 minutes, but this may vary depending upon the problem one has.

Are all Orthopaedic surgeries major ones and time-consuming?

Most Orthopaedic surgeries are not major ones. The major surgeries are joint replacement surgery and spine surgery. Medical advancements have reduced the time duration of these surgeries substantially, with quicker recovery time.

 

The best Orthopaedic doctors of Delhi at AOSM, perform all these surgeries with utmost care.

Can Orthopaedic surgery cure me as before?

Most orthopaedic surgeries restore normalcy in the bones and joints by up to 98-99%. Patients recover completely after a well-performed orthopaedic procedure.

How to prepare for Orthopaedic surgery?

An orthopaedic surgery needs certain preparation like proper x-rays scans, blood tests, etc. Your surgeon will guide you at the time of pre-surgery counselling. The patient must share all the information associated with the problem, with the doctor who is providing the treatment. They should present all the medical records on the basis of which, the pre-operation investigations are planned. Come with all the required preparation such as comfortable loose fitting clothes, footwear and everything that you need in your day-to-day life, for one or two days.

What to expect after an orthopaedic surgery?

Most people get discharged in a day or two, after an orthopaedic procedure/surgery. With some support given to the operated part, and a walking aid like a walking stick or a walker, the patient is discharged from the hospital. Medication for pain control and better healing is given in first few post-operative days. One can expect to go home on second or third day with reasonably well mobility. In most of the cases, patients are able to carry out their routine activities, by the time they leave hospital.

Is an Orthopaedic surgery painful?

The post-operative period after an Orthopaedic surgery is managed well with suitable pain relieving medication that makes the patient feel comfortable in first 2-3 days. There might be a little bit pain now and again but generally the medication given in post-operative phase manages it well. Do ask your doctor for PCA – Patient Control Analgesia, where in the patient can press a button and gets the medicine through an IV pump, whenever required. It is quite a safe and comfortable way of controlling the pain in the post-operative period. Cold compressions, adequate rest, elevation active finger movements, also help in removing the post-operative pain.

Will I be able to drive after the Orthopaedic surgery?

Generally, after an Orthopaedic procedure, the patient is not allowed to drive for 4 to 6 weeks. The limb or the body part operated, is supported by a bandage or a splint or a brace as it is advisable to avoid any uncontrolled strain on the body parts. As it is not recommended for the patients to drive before six weeks, so the patient should be taken back to home in the car driven by someone else.

What is the success rate of an Orthopaedic surgery?

Orthopaedic surgery, all over the world, has seen tremendous improvement in outcomes with improved technology, instrumentation, and ever improving skills which enable an Orthopaedic surgeon to perform the procedures with minimal intervention, causing very little effect on other tissues of body. The Orthopaedic procedure, nowadays, is performed with the success rate above 95% as they are able to restore the normal bony structure back, with early restarting of movement of the part which not only  makes the patient feel better, but also restores the function and reduces the healing time.

 

The success of Orthopaedic surgeries at AOSM is high and that’s because there are top Orthopaedic surgeons of Delhi at AOSM, and this makes it the top Orthopaedic Center in Delhi.

 

What are the charges of an Orthopaedic surgery?

The cost of an Orthopaedic surgery is quite comparable to other general surgical procedures. The fact that more and more minimal interventional surgeries are performed in Orthopaedics with reduced stay in the hospital, requiring lesser medication, makes them even more cost-effective. The cost of the surgery may vary due to other factors like, the category of room taken and the period of the stay. Well, once everything is discussed with the best orthopaedic surgeon, the assessment of the entire problem and its complete treatment, certainly follow.

How soon would I be able to exercise after an Orthopaedic surgery?

With the present advanced implant system that is being used, along with the implementation of the present technology and the skillsets possessed by the Orthopaedic surgeon, the patient is able to start moving the operated limb almost immediately after the surgery. Most orthopaedic procedures address the problem such that the injured tissue is well fixed, and while it heals locally, it can be moved within the limits, with some function restored, due to which the patient is able to involve that body part in their routine activities. Though it may take some time to achieve complete functionality of the body part, at least some initial basic functionality is restored within a few days of the surgery.

What is the risk associated with Orthopaedic surgery?

Orthopaedic surgery in present state, is well advanced and has very few complications, but just like any other surgery, it does have some basic risks associated, that are there in any surgical procedure. The most common risks associated with Orthopaedic surgery are low-grade infection, clot formation and stiffness. They all can be avoided with thorough pre-operative investigations, a very precise  and proper surgical procedure and proper post-operative care of the patient. The Orthopaedic procedures are one of  the safest procedures among other surgical procedures.