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Orthopaedics

The Department of Orthopaedics and Rheumatology at Aster CMI Hospital Hebbal is one of the best orthopedic hospital in Bangalore is a state-of-the-art facility offering comprehensive care for the management of musculoskeletal disorders in patients of all ages. The department has an exceptional team of doctors comprising of top orthopaedic surgeons in Hebbal, arthroscopy surgeons, sports medicine specialists, orthopaedic oncologists, paediatric orthopaedic surgeons, spine surgeons, trauma surgeons, microvascular surgeons, rheumatologists and physical medicine experts who have the experience and expertise to handle all orthopaedic emergencies and complex cases.

They are supported by specially trained nurses, patient counsellors and physical rehabilitation therapists. At this Centre of Excellence, we follow international treatment protocols to ensure optimal, evidence-based care to all patients, at all times. This Centre of Excellence houses advanced facilities including ORI fusion integrated orthopaedic surgical suites, a one-of-its-kind fully equipped sports medicine unit, and units dedicated to joint surgery, spine surgery, tumour surgery, arthroscopy, trauma surgery and rheumatology. We offer 24-hour accident and emergency care, outpatient and inpatient care, 24-hour trauma surgery, day care surgery and orthopaedic rehabilitation. This CoE is multidisciplinary in its approach and works closely with several other specialities including Aster Oncology and Aster Child and Adolescent Health.

Our Doctors

We have some of the best specialists from around the world, they bring years of experience and offer evidence-based treatment to ensure the best care for you.

FAQs

Want to find out more about the treatment? The answer to your questions can be found below.

What is Orthopaedics

Orthopedics is a speciality which focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries and disorders. Our body is comprised of bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and nerves etc, constitute a musculoskeletal system

Who treats orthopaedic conditions

An orthopaedic doctor treats the various orthopaedic conditions. The Department of Orthopaedics at Aster CMI Hospital has Best Orthopedic Doctors in Bangalore who aim to restore function, mobility, and quality of life for every patient

What is Arthritis? How can it be prevented

Arthritis is a joint inflammation that affects the affected joints, the tissues covering the joint, and other connective tissue. However, one can prevent the risk of developing arthritis with regular physical exercise and a healthy lifestyle. Causes: Increased age and Family history

At what age do Osteoporosis occur

Osteoporosis is commonly seen in women post-menopause, i.e. women aged 50 years. However, as per medical cases, osteoporosis can occur at any age. It can usually occur in people with family history when compared to those who have no family history

How is Arthroscopic surgery performed

In this procedure, the surgeon will use high-tech cameras and inserts a small device into the joint called arthroscope. The arthroscope has a fibre optic light source and attached with a small television camera to view the joint on a television monitor and identify the problem, detect the area of injury and perform surgery. Schedule an appointment online with our best Orthopedic Surgeon in Bangalore at Aster CMI Hospital

What is orthopedics?

Orthopedics is a branch of medicine that specializes in the care of the musculoskeletal system consisting of -

  • Muscles
  • Bones
  • Joints
  • Ligaments
  • Nerves
  • Tendons.

What is Orthopedic surgery?

This is a type of surgical intervention that is performed to treat injuries and issues related to the musculoskeletal system. Orthopaedic surgeons provide consultation and diagnosis to help patients affected with mobility disorders recover properly and lead a more healthy life.

What are the risk factors that increase the risk of an orthopaedic condition?

Several risk factors can increase your risk of acquiring an orthopaedic condition. These include -

  • Age - The risk of orthopaedic conditions increases with age. Orthopaedic conditions like arthritis and osteoarthritis are prevalent among the elderly.
  • Heredity - A family history of arthritis or osteoporosis can often boost your chances of developing an orthopaedic condition.
  • Weight - Both underweight and overweight people can suffer from orthopaedic conditions
  • Lifestyle factors- A sedentary lifestyle can increase your chances of arthritis. Additionally, in case you are doing excessive exercise or any activity that puts too much pressure on the joints without the proper padding of the joints then it can lead to bursitis. For instance, many people are diagnosed with Carpal tunnel syndrome because of repetitive hand movements such as typing or a sport involving the use of hands, done over a long period.

What are the treatment options that are available to treat common orthopaedic conditions?

Orthopaedic surgery is the last option that doctors use to manage severe arthritis like carpal tunnel syndrome and several other treatment options are available to manage and treat orthopaedic conditions. These include -

  • For arthritis and osteoarthritis, your doctor may prescribe you anti-rheumatic drugs and other medications to manage the pain. Sometimes, doctors also prescribe steroid injections to treat certain orthopaedic conditions.
  • To manage bursitis and other orthopedic conditions, you can look at using R.I.C.E (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) technique or can massage yourself.
  • Braces and splints are a part of treatment plans for most orthopaedic conditions and are often used by doctors to provide the necessary support to the affected joints.

What should you carry on your first appointment?

For your first visit to an orthopaedic, you must carry the following documents -

  • A list that describes your symptoms in detail - Duration, time and severity.
  • Any blood test or X-Ray report (<1 year).
  • List of current medications and documents with details about existing medical conditions.
  • Insurance details.

What are the most common types of orthopaedic conditions and injuries

Back pain, Sprain, Knee injuries, fractures and shoulder injuries

What are the common types of orthopaedic surgery

The common types of orthopaedic surgery are as follows: Joint replacement surgery, Revision joint surgery, Arthroscopic, Soft tissue repair, Internal fixation of bones and Osteotomy

Which is the most common type of arthritis

Osteoarthritis is one of the most common forms of arthritis seen across the globe. It occurs when the flexible tissue at the ends of bones wears down. The common symptoms are joint pain in the hands, neck, lower back, knees or hips

What is Arthroscopic Surgery

Arthroscopic surgery is a type of surgical procedure that is performed to treat problems within the joint. Conditions such as Repair of torn ligaments, a torn meniscus of the knee, Removal of loose bone or cartilage, Rotator cuff surgery and Reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament of the knee

What are the advantages of arthroscopic surgery

The advantages of arthroscopic surgery are quicker recovery time and less pain

What is the role of an orthopaedic surgeon?

An orthopaedic surgeon diagnoses injuries that are mostly triggered by physical activities and specialize in treating several ailments related to bones, joints, ligaments, nerves, and tendons. They also help in managing conditions like arthritis that can worsen progressively over time.

What are the most common types of orthopaedic conditions?

Some of the most common types of orthopaedic conditions are -

  • Arthritis - It is a condition that affects the tendons and the ligaments attached to the bone, making them swell or become stiff. Arthritis can also result in redness and inflammation of one or more joints of the body and often increases the friction between them. Due to this increased friction the movement between the joints becomes extremely painful.
  • Osteoarthritis - It is a type of arthritis that affects your knees, hips and spine. Osteoarthritis destroys the tissues connecting the bones, increasing friction and thereby causing pain.
  • Bursitis - It is an inflammation of the bursa, a sac filled with fluid between all the major joints of our body such as shoulders, knees, Achilles tendon, hips, and elbows. While it is a short-term condition if left untreated can be painful and may limit the motion of the affected joint.
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome - In this syndrome a nerve passing through the carpal tunnel is compressed or pinched, causing pain to the thumb or the three middle fingers. 
  • Osteoporosis - An orthopaedic disorder is quite common among ageing men and women. This condition impacts the bones of elderly people, making them weak and brittle and increasing their chances of fractures. Hips, spine, and wrists are most commonly affected areas by this condition.

How can you prevent orthopaedic disorders?

While certain arthritis conditions like arthritis and osteoarthritis cannot be prevented as they are mostly age-related or genetic, However, other conditions like bursitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, osteoporosis and other conditions can be prevented by taking these precautions -

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome - Take a break from repetitive activities to prevent yourself from this syndrome.
  • Bursitis - Do a proper warm-up activity before doing any physical activity to prevent yourself from bursitis.
  • Osteoporosis - Avoid alcohol and caffeine and have a calcium-rich diet to prevent osteoporosis.

When should you see an orthopaedic doctor?

You must visit an orthopaedic doctor if you are undergoing excruciating pain in your bones, muscles and joints and have the following symptoms -

  • Experiencing stiffness, uneasiness and pain while doing daily activities.
  • Unbearable pain in the musculoskeletal system.
  • No improvement in the soft tissue injuries.
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