Orthopaedics

Orthopaedics refers to that branch of medicine that deals with the prevention and correction of skeletal system injuries or disorders including the spine, joint and associated muscles and ligaments. At KGMH, we aim to minimize your discomfort and get you back to normal functioning as soon as possible. Our clinical team of highly skilled surgeons, nurses and expert medical support staff backed by the latest state-of-the-art medical technology and infrastructure, all blended with our ‘caring for life’ compassionate treatment philosophy, provides our patients the best of Orthopaedic treatment experiences.

Facilities Available at KGMH:

Arthritis:

Arthritis is a term that includes a group of disorders that affect your joints and muscles. The symptoms include joint pain, inflammation,  redness of skin around a joint, stiffness and limited movement of joints. There are over 100 different forms of arthritis, the most common being osteoarthritis (degenerative joint disease), which is a result of trauma to the joint, infection of the joint, or age. Other forms of arthritis are rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and related autoimmune diseases. Blood tests and X-rays can confirm arthritis and the condition can be managed through a combination of medication, exercise, rest, weight-management, nutrition and, in some cases, surgery. Various Surgical interventions are available for arthritis depending on the severity of patient’s condition and the doctor’s assessment. Highly specialised orthopaedic surgeons, rheumatologists and physiotherapists use computer assisted orthopaedic surgery techniques for maximum long term effectiveness

Joint Replacement Surgeries

Joint replacement surgeries are orthopaedic procedures in which the patient’s arthritic or dysfunctional joint is replaced with an orthopedic prosthesis. The KGMH joint replacement team provides state-of-the-art surgical care employing up-to-date techniques for the treatment.

Total Knee Replacement Surgery

Total knee replacement or ‘Arthroplasty’ is realigning of the joint (bone end surfaces) with artificial parts called Prostheses. This has a new design called High Flexion Knees permitting near complete range of movement.

Total Hip Replacement or Hip Arthroplasty

The surgery re-forms the hip joint, replacing the arthritic hip joint, thus eliminating the pain-causing damaged bearing surfaces. In the 1960s, the metal ball and plastic socket for replacement of the hip joint was introduced.There are two major types of Total Hip Replacements: a cemented prosthesis and an un-cemented prosthesis. Both are widely used.The artificial components used today are stronger, made of chrome, cobalt, titanium or ceramic materials, and come in various shapes and designs.

Spine Clinic:

The very active spine clinic deals with all the varieties of spinal ailments and spinal surgeries. The most common symptom is back pain which usually originates from the muscles, nerves, bones, joints or other structures in the spine. Back pain may have a sudden onset or can be a chronic pain; it can be constant or intermittent, stay in one place or radiate to other areas. The potential sources and causes of back pain include Spinal disc herniation, Degenerative disc disease, Spondylitis, Osteoarthritis, Lumbar spinal stenosis, Trauma, Cancer, Infection, Fractures or Inflammatory diseases. Treatment involves Physiotherapy, medications exercises (primarily back strengthening exercises under the guidance of a certified trainer) and Spine Surgery. Our dedicated spine clinic offers conservative and operative management for a wide range of spinal disorders, making use of state-of-the-art equipment like operating microscopes, computer-navigation, etc.

Trauma Management

We are equipped with three-dimensional digitised fluoroscopic intra-operative imaging coupled with professional software support services, Multi-functional multi-optional fracture tables (permitting minimal incision technique fixation for all possible fractures) and the latest orthopaedic implants and instrumentation.

Sports Medicine

This refers to application of medical and scientific knowledge to manage, and rehabilitate injuries related to sport, exercise, or recreational activity. Common sports injuries include Concussion, Muscle Cramps, ACL sprains, Ankle Sprain and Shin Splints. Arthoscopy is used to visualize, diagnose, and treat problems inside a joint safely and accurately.  Knee and shoulder arthoscopy is extremely popular for treating problems such as Meniscal (cartilage) tears, chondromalacia (wearing or injury of cartilage cushion), ACL tears in the knee and rotator cuff tendon tears, recurrent dislocations, etc of the shoulder. The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the most commonly injured ligaments of the knee and ACL reconstruction with the latest grafts and implants results in highest long term success rates.

Physiotherapy Department:

Physical therapy plays a very crucial role in the rehabilitation of patients with orthopaedic conditions. Our skilled physiotherapists create customized care plans to reduce pain and improves flexibility and strength as safely and quickly as possible.

Specialist

Dr. Nayeem Zafar Hali
Designation: Consultant
Qualification: MBBS, MD (Ortho.)

Dr. Indrajeet Mukherjee
Designation: Senior Consultant
Qualification: MBBS, D.Ortho

Dr. Rohit Kumar
Designation: Consultant
Qualification: MS (Orthopaedics), MRCS (Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, UK)

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