Orthopaedics

Orthopaedics

Orthopaedics is the branch of surgery broadly concerned with the musculoskeletal system which includes bones, joints, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. We are the best once performing surgery to address trauma, tumors, injuries, infections and other conditions requiring surgical intervention.


Specific conditions that our orthopaedician addresses include arthritis, spine disorders such as scoliosis, dislocations and fractures, and damage to tendons, muscles and ligaments, among others. we are experts in upper limb microsurgeries and we are the only one in Guntur performing upper limb microsurgeries.

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Our department of Orthopaedics provides the treatment for:



Fractures

Fractures or broken bones are usually caused due falls and accidents. When a fracture happens, it is classified as an open fractures or a closed fracture, depending on the nature of injury An open fracture or compound fracture is when the bone pokes through the skin and can be seen A closed fracture or simple fracture is a condition wherein the bone is broken, but the skin is intact.

Hip Fractures

A hip fracture is a partial/ complete break of the thighbone, where it meets the pelvic bone. A serious injury that requires immediate medical attention, hip fractures are caused by falls or accidents. A stress fracture or hairline crack can also develop from overuse and repetitive motion of the bone. Majority of hip fractures occur in people above 60 years of age. For them, a simple fall is all it may take to cause a hip fracture. In a small section of people, this may occur spontaneously.

Arthritis

A rheumatic disease that leads to intense pain, limited movement and swelling in the joints, arthritis can occur in both men and women, irrespective of their age. Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic disease that causes inflammation of the joints and affects function and appearance of the hands and other parts of the body. Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) is a form of arthritis in children below the age of 16. This condition leads to inflammation and stiffness of joints and may affect the bone development of the child. However, unlike adult rheumatoid arthritis, which lasts a lifetime, children often outgrow JRA.

Osteoporosis

A condition wherein the bones lose their mineral mass and become brittle and sponge-like, osteoporosis is mostly seen women post menopause. One of the main causes for osteoporosis is lack of physical exercise and Vitamin D levels.

Elbow Pain/ Problems

You may experience pain in the elbow due conditions like:
Cubital tunnel syndrome wherein you may feel a pain that’s similar to the sharp pain on hitting the “funny” bone in your elbow. The “funny” bone in the elbow is actually the ulnar nerve - the nerve that originates in the side of the neck and ends in the fingers.
Tennis elbow or inflammation of the tendons attached to the outside of the elbow of the arm bone (humerus). People with tennis elbow experience pain at the lateral aspect of the elbow, which may radiate into the forearm and occasionally the hand, along with weakness, especially when grasping something.
Golfer’s elbow or Medial epicondylitis is characterized by pain from the elbow to the wrist on the inside of the elbow. This pain is caused due to damage to the tendons that bend the wrist toward the palm.

Fibromyalgia

A condition that causes pain in muscles and soft tissues all over the body, fibromyalgia is an ongoing, chronic condition that can affect your neck, shoulders, arms, back, hips, buttocks and legs. The pain may worsen in the morning and evening or last all day long. The pain may also worsen with activity, cold/ damp weather or anxiety/ stress.

Foot Problems

Foot pain is often caused by improper foot function. Foot problems that affect the heels, toes, nerves, tendons, ligaments, and joints of the foot; and it is always advisable to get a doctor to diagnose the exact reason for the problem.

Low Back Pain

Any dull/ occasional/ intense/ severe/ persistent pain in the lower back, which can affect your mobility or normal functioning. Low back pain can be caused by overuse and strenuous activities, traumas or injuries.

Soft-Tissue Damage

Soft-tissue damage to muscles, ligaments, and tendons can result in pain, swelling, bruising, and damage. This includes contusions (bruises); sprains; Tendonitis; bursitis; stress injuries and strains. Athletes and non-athletes may suffer from similar soft-tissue injuries.

Knee Pain/ Problems

Knee pain is a common problem among adults, caused due to wear and tear from daily activities like walking, standing and lifting. Athletes are also highly prone to knee pain and problems. Knee pain, whether due to injury or ageing, can be nagging and even debilitating in certain cases. Common knee problems include sprained or strained ligaments, cartilage tears, tendonitis and arthritis.

Bone Cancer

Cancers of the bone may lead to swelling and extreme pain. One should seek immediate medical help to ascertain the real cause of bone/ joint pain.