10 Years Experience Overall (7 years as specialist)
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Dr. Sathya Vamsi Krishna completed MBBS and MS- orthopedics from Rajiv Gandhi university of health sciences, Bangalore. He was awarded with Gold medals by the university for his academic performance in Orthopedics. Immediately, after post-graduation he pursed various fellowships from renowned institutes nationally and internationally. He completed his 1 year long Dr. Paul Brand Fellowship in Hand and Microvascular surgery at Christian Medical college, Vellore and proceeded for another fellowship from Ganga Hospital, Coimbatore. During this training, he was exposed to all aspects of hand and upper limb surgery. He returned to Bangalore and worked as a Orthopaedic surgeon in Dept. Of Orthopaedics, St.John’s Medical college for 18 months. Further, he moved to Singapore for another year to pursue Fellowship training in Hand and reconstructive microsurgery from National University Hospital, Singapore. Additionally, he travelled to Upper limb centers in Findlers University, Adelaide, Australia and AZ Monica Hospital, Antwerp, Belgium as a visiting fellow. Recently, he completed his hand and upper extremity clinical fellowship from renowned Institut Kaplan, Barcelona, Spain. He has numerous publications to his credit and has presented papers in national and international conferences.He is trained and confident to manage problems associated with the hand and upper limb. He tries to tailor-make the treatment to meet his patient needs and provide the best possible outcome. Currently, he is located in Bangalore and available for private consultation at various centers.
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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.