Shivam Hospital's specialty services in orthopedics span the entire spectrum of care, with programs ranging from prevention and diagnosis to surgical intervention, injury care and rehabilitation.
The orthopedics program at Shivam Hospital is supported by skilled orthopedic surgeons and a dedicated multidisciplinary team of professionals from nursing, pharmacy, social services, respiratory care and nutrition services.
An orthopaedist is a medical doctor who specializes in diagnosis and treatment of disorders related to the skeletal system. An orthopaedic doctor attends to any disorder or condition or injury pertaining to the bones, muscles, joints, and ligaments associated with the skeletal system. These medical professionals treat conditions like arthritis, back pain, sports injuries, and leg and foot pain.
Orthopaedists are sometimes mistakenly referred to as orthopaedic surgeons. An orthopaedist deals with conditions related to the musculoskeletal system. He provides pre-surgical consultation and post-surgical follow up. An orthopaedic surgeon provides same care as orthopaedist, but performs surgery as well. He performs surgery to cure back pain, ruptured discs, bone tumours, carpal tunnel, arthritis and other injuries.
Sport injuries are mostly related to the musculoskeletal system. Injuries like ligament tear, sprains, fractures, muscle pull, or bruises are commonly encountered in sports. An orthopaedist is the right medical doctor to consult for sport injuries. After physical examination, the orthopaedist may ask for imaging tests for confirming the extent of damage and then treat accordingly.
Orthopaedic doctors work in both hospitals and specialized practices to treat infections, sports injuries, broken bones, joint problems, congenital conditions, degenerative conditions, and bone tumors. Pain in muscles, tendons, or joints that persists for more than a few days.
Yes, most of the orthopaedic surgeries are covered by insurance. It is recommended to check with your respective insurance provider.