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Dr. Sivabalan Thiyagarajan

Dr. Sivabalan Thiyagarajan

Dr. Sivabalan Thiyagarajan

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MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics, DNB - Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery

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12 Years Experience Overall  (7 years as specialist)

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Dr. T Sivabalan is a consultant Orthopedist at Prime Care Nursing Home, Chennai. He is a highly qualified doctor, and his degrees speak volumes of his competency as an Orthopedist. After graduating from Chengelpattu Medical College in 2007, he went on to pursue his MS in Orthopedics from Kilpauk Medical College. He also acquired a DNB in Orthopedics in 2014. With 8 years of experience under his belt, Dr. Sivabalan has gained immense experience in Joint Replacement Surgery, Spine Replacement Surgery, Ligament Reconstruction, Fracture Management, Arthritis, and Trauma Care. He is dedicated to providing his patients with the best medical care that this country has to offer. His compassionate approach lets his patients settle down into a relaxed environment, which also makes him a trustworthy and favorable doctor.

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Adambakkam, Chennai

Tirumala Ortho And General Care

3, Plot Number 6, Sakthi Nagar Extn, Landmark: Prime Care Nursing Home/DAV School, Chennai

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Mon, Wed, Fri

01:00 - 02:00
05:00 - 10:00

Tue, Thu, Sat

01:00 - 02:00
08:30 - 10:00

Sun

10:00 - 01:00
06:00 - 08:00

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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.

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Awards and Recognitions

Gold Medalist(Ortho) - 2013

Education

MBBS - Chengalpattu Medical College, 2007
MS - Orthopaedics - Kilpauk Medical College, Chennai, 2013
DNB - Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery - indian national board, 2014

Memberships

Tamilnadu Medical Council
Indian Medical Association (IMA)
Tamilnadu Orthopaedic Association
Indian Orthopaedic Association

Experience

2010 - 2016 Asst. Professor/Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Government Royapettah Hospital
2015 - 2016 Consultant Orthopaedician at Tirumala Ortho and General Care

Registrations

83814 Tamil Nadu Medical Council, 2008
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