Diploma in Orthopaedics, DNB - Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Joint Replacement Surgeon
10 Years Experience Overall (10 years as specialist)
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Dr. Ravi Kumar is a Consultant Orthopedic and Joint Replacement Surgeon SPARSH Hospitals. He completed his basic Orthopaedic training (D'Orth) at M.S Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore and was awarded the Gold Medal for securing first position in the College. Dr Ravi Kumar further trained at SPARSH Hospital, Bangalore for the Diplomate of the National Board (Orthopaedics).He undertook his Joint Replacement surgery fellowship training at SPARSH Hospital and received the Depuy Fellowship during this period.He then spent some time working extensively as an Arthroplasty surgeon in Sparsh Hospital for Advanced Surgery, Bangalore. He possess remarkable experience in Joint Replacement surgery from Hamburg, Germany at one of the most prestigious and globally renowned EndoKlinik Hospital, under the esteemed guidance of Dr.Thorsten Gherke. He is experienced in all aspects of non-operative and operative management of hip and knee arthritis. Dr Ravi Kumar has a special interest in the management of complex primary joint replacement and revision joint replacement surgeries.He has few published papers in peer-reviewed journals to his credit.
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.