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Dr. Balakrishna

Dr. Balakrishna

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MBBS, DNB - Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery

Orthopedist

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22 Years Experience Overall  (22 years as specialist)

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Dr. Balakrishna is a Orthopedist in Yelahanka, Bangalore and has an experience of 22 years in this field. Dr. Balakrishna practices at Navachethana Hospital in Yelahanka, Bangalore and Narayana Super Speciality Hospital in Malleswaram, Bangalore. He completed MBBS from J.S.S Medical College, Mysore in 1992,DNB - Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery from J.S.S Medical College, Mysore in 1997 and Post Graduate Diploma in Orthopaedics from Kuvempu Univerisity in 1998.

Yelahanka, Bangalore

Navachethana Hospital

4.5

17/A2, A-Sector, Doddaballapur Main Road, Yelahanka New Town, Landmark: Opposite Rail Wheel Factory, Bangalore

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+ 7

Mon - Sat

06:00 - 08:00

300

Common questions & answers

Q: Who is an Orthopaedist?

A: 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

Q: What is the difference between an Orthopaedist and an Orthopaedic surgeon?

A: 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.

Q: Does an Orthopaedist treat foot and ankle related problems?

A: Yes, an orthopaedist deals with musculoskeletal problems within the body. Problems related to foot and ankle fall under this category. Common foot problems like bunions, ankle sprains, arthritis, and sports injury are treated by an orthopaedist. Diagnosis of foot and ankle related problems are done through imaging tests. The mode of treatment depends on the severity of the problem.

Q: Does one need a doctor referral to see an Orthopaedist?

A: One can consult an orthopaedist by booking an appointment. Consultation with the orthopaedist is conducted in his/her clinic or at a healthcare centre. In some cases, patients go to a general physician for any condition or disorder related to the musculoskeletal system. Once preliminary investigation is done, the general physician may refer the patient to an orthopaedist for further examination.

Q: Does an Orthopaedist treat sport injuries?

A: 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.

Specializations

Education

MBBS - J.S.S Medical College, Mysore, 1992
DNB - Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery - J.S.S Medical College, Mysore, 1997

Experience

2004 - 2005 SHO Orthopedics at Manor Hospital, Walsall Hospitals NHS Trust
2001 - 2003 Senior SHO Orthopedics at Church of South India Hospital
1998 - 2000 SHO Orthopedics at Sri Manjunatha Hospital
1993 - 1995 SHO in Surgery at Sri Manjunatha Hospital
1992 - 1993 House Officer at Church of South India Hospital

Registrations

34804  Karnataka Medical Council, 1992

Trainings and Certifications

Post Graduate Diploma in Orthopaedics - Kuvempu Univerisity, 1998
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