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Dr. R.N. Premkumar

Dr. R.N. Premkumar

Dr. R.N. Premkumar

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MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics

Orthopedist

27 Years Experience Overall  (24 years as specialist)

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Have Adequate Experience In Managing Almost All Types Of Musculo-skeletal Injuries Like Fractures, Dislocations, Sprains, Wounds With Tendon, Muscle And Nerve Injuries Etc.Also Managing Variety Of Non-traumatic Musculo-skeletal Problems Like Arthritis Of Knee, Hip, Shoulder Etc, Spondylitis, Tumours, Deformities Etc.Primarily A Conservative Surgeon Resort To Surgeries Only If It Is Absolutely Essential. More Than 90% Of Orthopaedic Problems Can Be Managed By Non-surgical Methods. Always Aiming For Optimum And Functional Results.

Velachery, Chennai

Ramya Ortho Clinic

4.5

55, Velachery Main Road, Landmark: Near Yoga Narasimha Temple & Opposite Dhandeeswaram Bus Stop, Chennai

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Mon - Sat

07:00 - 09:00

Sun

10:30 - 12:00

350

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 - Madurai Medical College, 1992
MS - Orthopaedics - Madurai Medical College, 1996

Memberships

Tamilnadu Medical Council

Experience

2003 - Present Consultant at Ramya Ortho Clinic
2008 - 2010 Ortho Surgeon at Parvathy Ortho Hospital
2005 - 2008 Assistant Professor at Chettinad Medical College Hospital
2003 - 2006 Consultant at CSI Kalyani Multi Speciality Hospital
2000 - 2003 Specialist Ortho Surgeon at King Khalid General Hospital, Riyadh

Registrations

50833 Tamil Nadu Medical Council, 1992
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