Orthopedic surgery, often referred to as ortho or orthopedic surgery, is a medical specialty focused on the diagnosis, treatment, and surgical management of musculoskeletal conditions. This specialty encompasses a wide range of disorders affecting the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and other elements of the musculoskeletal system. Here are some key aspects of orthopedic surgery:
Conditions Treated by Orthopedic Surgeons:
Orthopedic Trauma: This includes the treatment of fractures, dislocations, and other injuries to the musculoskeletal system.
Joint Replacement: Orthopedic surgeons perform total joint replacement surgeries, such as hip and knee replacements, to address conditions like osteoarthritis.
Spine Disorders: Conditions like herniated discs, spinal stenosis, scoliosis, and other spinal deformities are within the purview of orthopedic surgeons.
Sports Injuries: Orthopedic surgeons often work with athletes to treat sports-related injuries, including ligament and tendon tears (e.g., ACL tears), and stress fractures.
Arthritis Management: They may provide non-surgical and surgical solutions for arthritis, including joint debridement, synovectomy, and joint fusion.
Pediatric Orthopedics: Orthopedic surgeons who specialize in pediatric care address congenital musculoskeletal conditions and developmental disorders in children.
Hand and Wrist Conditions: Orthopedic surgeons can treat conditions affecting the hand and wrist, such as carpal tunnel syndrome and trigger finger.
Foot and Ankle Disorders: Conditions like bunions, plantar fasciitis, and Achilles tendon injuries are managed by orthopedic specialists.
Procedures Performed by Orthopedic Surgeons:
Orthopedic surgeons perform a variety of surgical procedures tailored to the specific needs of each patient. These procedures can vary widely depending on the condition but often involve:
Joint Replacement Surgery
Ligament and Tendon Repair
Hand and Wrist Surgery
Sri Ragavendra Multi Speciality Hospital has a world class operating theatre complex with inbuilt imaging and surgical planning technology, advanced CT scan for soft tissue imaging and surgical planning and also a dedicated wound care clinic with nurse follow-ups.