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Ranka Hospital is a multispecialty orthopaedic service where all specialists are committed to patient-focused care. We understand that time for appointments and cost of treatment is a consideration for all patients. Therefore, we ensure an affordable service of excellence with the least disruption in your busy schedule for assessment, diagnostic tests and surgery.
Get expert treatment for orthopaedic, musculoskeletal and spinal conditions. Our leading surgeons and skilled administration team provide a multispecialty service that focuses on patient experience, excellence and results to treat all orthopaedic conditions ranging from back pain, knee and hip pain, degenerative disease, arthritis, fractures, sports injuries and overall wear and tear that cause pain. At our orthopaedic hospital in Pune, we specialise in the latest advancements in surgical and non-surgical orthopaedic and spinal treatments.
Common Orthopaedic Subspecialties
Orthopaedics is a medical specialty that is specifically devoted to the care of the musculoskeletal system, meaning the anatomy of the human body, specifically muscles, bones, ligaments, nerves, joints, tendons, and connective tissues. Much of an orthopaedic surgeon’s practice involves treating a variety of injuries medically with medication or surgery; or physically, through the use physical therapy, and durable medical equipment, such as the application of braces, casts, or splints.
Orthopaedic surgeons take care of a wide variety of problems that may be genetic, present at birth (congenital), or that may develop during a person’s lifetime. These injuries or conditions include, congenital deformities, trauma, infections, tumors, and degenerative conditions such as arthritis or osteoporosis.
The field of orthopaedics is very broad. As a whole, it encompasses a number of other areas of specialties or subspecialties. The most common subspecialties in the field of orthopaedics include:
1. Sports Medicine: Many orthopaedic surgeons go on to become fellowship-trained in sports medicine. This specialty training allows them to better treat athletes, weekend-warriors, and active people for sport-related injuries and conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system. Sports medicine experts can improve performance, and make sure that when patients do become injured, methods of physical therapy and exercise are used to treat the injury, maximize function and mobility, and return the athlete back to their game as quickly as possible.
2. Hand Surgery: Orthopaedic surgeons specialize in certain body parts or techniques. Orthopaedists that specialize in hand surgery focus on diagnosing and treating injuries and conditions affecting the hand and upper extremities, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, fractures, trigger finger, etc. As you can imagine, the hands are both delicate and complex, so it is a subspecialty where you can appreciate an orthopaedic surgeons undivided attention.
3. Pediatric Orthopaedics: Orthopaedists can be trained to take care of children, with specialized training in paediatrics. Paediatric orthopaedics help treat children suffering from orthopaedic issues, including scoliosis, cerebral palsy, broken bones, etc. They know how to treat children and make them feel comfortable, and have a keen understanding of the aspect of growth and development.
4. Spine Surgery: Orthopaedic surgeons can specialize in treating injury and conditions affecting the spine, as a result of disease, degeneration, or trauma.
5. Foot and Ankle Orthopaedics (podiatry): Orthopaedists also specialize in treating people who have issues with the foot and ankle, such as sprains and strains, or just the feet, treating conditions such as Achilles tendonitis, or problems associated with diabetes.
6. Joint Replacement: This is one of the most common subspecialties that orthopaedic surgeons specialize in. They specifically take care of damaged or worn-out joints, due to age, wear and tear or overuse. The hip and knee are the most commonly replaced joints, and many surgeons specialize in this field.
7. Trauma Surgery: Injuries are often complex. Therefore, orthopaedic surgeons specialize in treating and doing surgery in the trauma unit, meaning for injuries of the musculoskeletal system that are severe and critical. Since accidental trauma and injury can be quite random, an orthopaedic trauma surgeon has to have an astounding understanding of the human anatomy and what the body should look like, compared to the traumatized area.
Orthopaedic medicine covers quite a bit, so it’s important to find an orthopaedic surgeon specialized in the area that you need care for. They can specialize in many things and have a lifetime of knowledge, to provide high-quality care for the patient’s needs.
Common Hip & Knee Procedures conducted at Orthopaedic Hospital in Pune:
Total Hip Replacement is performed in patients with severe wear & loss of cartilage in the hip joint due to injury, trauma, various types of arthritis or other congenital or age-related changes to the hip joint. In a traditional Total Hip Replacement, the damaged head of the thighbone (femoral) and the damaged hip socket (acetabulum) are removed and replaced with metal, plastic, or ceramic components depending upon your unique needs and condition.
Hip Resurfacing, the femoral head is not removed but is instead trimmed, shaped and capped with a smooth metal covering. The damaged bone and cartilage within the socket is removed and replaced with a metal shell and plastic liner, just as in a traditional Total Hip Replacement.
Total Knee Replacement is performed in patients with severe wear and loss of knee cartilage due to injury, trauma or inflammation, for various types of arthritis or other aging-related changes in the knee. In Total Knee Replacement, the worn cartilage is removed and replaced with a combination metal and plastic implants.
Bilateral Total Knee Replacement means that both knees are replaced. Bilateral Total Knee Replacement may be performed simultaneously at the same surgery on the same day or staged with a wait of several days, weeks or months between the two procedures. This procedure is usually preformed in patients who have severe arthritis in both knees.
Uni-compartmental Knee, in some cases, wear and tear of the knee or arthritis is confined to a single side of the knee. If your doctor determines it appropriate for your individual case, then only the damaged compartment of the knee may be replaced and the healthy part of the knee left alone. This is referred to as a Uni-compartmental knee replacement and only applicable to a small number of patients.
Because a uni-compartmental knee replacement is done through a smaller incision, the surgery is quicker, hospital stay is shorter and patients can rehabilitate and return to normal activities faster.
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