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Dr. Shankarnarayana K.G

Dr. Shankarnarayana K.G

Dr. Shankarnarayana K.G

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MBBS, Diploma in Orthopaedics, M.Ch - Orthopaedics

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31 Years Experience Overall  (31 years as specialist)

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Dr K.G Shankarnarayana is an Orthopaedic Surgeon practicing in Sahakarnagar and Yelahanka. Obtained his MBBS and D.Ortho degrees from Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore. He has had further training at Nanavati Hospital Mumbai. He has experience of working in various hospitals in India and Saudi Arabia. His special interest is in the field of Trauma & Hand Injuries. He has been practicing in Yelahanka and Sahakarnagar since 1997

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Sahakaranagar, Bangalore

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Sri Sai Northside Hospital ,No.8, G Block, 60ft Road, Sahakara Nagar, Bangalore - 560092, Near Big Market, Bangalore

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11:30 - 01:00
05:30 - 06:30

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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 - Kasturba Medical College, 1986
Diploma in Orthopaedics - Kasturba Medical College, 1989
M.Ch - Orthopaedics - USAIM (University of Seychelles,American Institute of Medicine), 2013

Memberships

Bangalore Orthopaedic Society
Karnataka Orthopaedic Association
Indian Orthopaedic Association
Indian Medical Association (IMA)
Orthopaedic Association of South Indian States (OASIS)

Experience

1989 - 1991 Registrar at Nanavati Hospital
1991 - 1993 orthopaedic surgeon at Kerala
1993 - 1997 orthopaedic surgeon at Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
1997 - Present Orthopaedic surgeon at yelahanka

Registrations

26459 Karnataka Medical Council, 1986

Trainings and Certifications

MBA - Hospital Management - Annamalai Universtiy, 2010
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