MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
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Dr. Esakki Ganesan is a Orthopedist in Pallikaranai, Chennai and has an experience of 39 years in this field. Dr. Esakki Ganesan practices at Ganesans Ortho Care in Pallikaranai, Chennai. He completed MBBS from Tirunelveli Medical College in 1975 and MS - Orthopaedics from Kilpauk Medical College, Chennai in 1994. He is a member of Indian Medical Association (IMA). Some of the services provided by the doctor are: Laminectomy,Prolotherapy,Hip Replacement,Knee Osteotomy and Knee Braces For Osteoarthritis etc.
He was a very positive person and politely listened to my problems. He explained everything clearly whatever question i threw at him. On seeing the scan reports he explained my problems very well and gave me proper suggestions to improve my lifestyle. He used the proper positive words and kept me in my comfort zone till the end. 4 stars is just nit picking.
Very good experience. Health issue was explained properly. Doctors behavior was friendly. Satisfied with the illustration. Hope to get well soon.
He needs be more aware of the latest trend in the bone related medicines which I saw was missing his English was very poor
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.