Diploma in Orthopaedics, MBBS
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Dr. Lakshmi Naathan says "I am a young and vibrant Orthopaedic Surgeon specializing in Joint preservation and replacement surgery. I have undergone training in stemcell treatment abroad with special interest in Regenerative and Sports medicine."
1 clinic for General Consultation
Number 29/13, Besant Avenue Road, Karpagam Garden, Landmark: Opposite Avvai School, Chennai
Mon - Sat
11:00 - 02:00
Dr. Naathan was quite deligent in understanding our issue, the history and he took an additional X ray to confirm the same. Once diagnosed, he explained the issue, the prospects and expectations for improvement and the steps involved. All in all, it was a very informative session.
I am very much satisfied the way in which he explained my problem. Very down to earth and friendly. Hope by his excellent treatment and gods grace I will be back to attend my normal routine. Once again thank you doctor
I am taking medicines and have undergone IFD Physio for 2 days. Feeling better. During night only I have more pain in the joint. Probably I have to take physio therapy for 3 more days. I am satisfied with the treatment given by Dr Lakshminathan..
He gives a clear explanation (pros and cons) of the surgery. His explanation will make you feel safe and comfortable. He helps you with all the possible ways and treats you kindly.
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.