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Dr. Sivaraman B

Dr. Sivaraman B

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MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics, FRCS - Trauma & Orthopedic Surgery, MRCS (UK)

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Sports Medicine Surgeon

20 Years Experience Overall  (16 years as specialist)

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Dr.Sivaraman completed his MBBS from MMC ( Madras Medical College) Chennai in 1999.He then did his Postgraduation - M.S.Ortho in Royapettah Hospital, Kilpauk Medical College .After completing it he left to UK in 2004 to carry on with advanced and specialized training in Orthopaedics. He had intense training in Orthopaedics in various hospitals of NHS UK which are internationally acclaimed institutions.He further went ahead to gain higher qualifications like MRCS(UK), FRCS(UK), FEBOT( Paris) and now he is a Member/Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (UK). He has also completed Diploma in Sports Medicine of Great Britain and Ireland whereby he had been involved in treating British Sports Players. During his work and training he developed special interest in Shoulder and elbow surgeries. He got selected to gain intense and advanced training in Shoulder and Elbow surgeries, thereby awarded with British Orthopaedic Association Upper limb fellowship from Teeside Hospital in Northern Deanery of U.K. He further went on to did his British Orthopaedic Association Fellowship in Complex Trauma Care and surgeries in Royal Stoke Hospital which is one of the Major Trauma Centre of U.K. With all of the above extensive exposure in Orthopaedics he successfully got his CCT(CESR) , awarded from the Royal College of Surgeons and General Medical Council (UK) which qualified him to be a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in UK.He was an Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon with special interest in Shoulder, elbow and Major trauma surgeries. As he is a Complex Trauma Surgeon as well he always felt that complete and systematic survey of any trauma patient will reduce the mortality and morbidity in the patient. So, he went through series of exams and was selected as ATLS Instructor (Advanced Trauma Life Support) in U.K. Whereby he had an active involvement in ATLS training of the other Consultants , junior doctors and Paramedical staff.He is actively involved in treating sports injuries in Adult and Paediatric age group, Advanced keyhole surgeries (arthroscopy), and joint replacement surgeries with special interest in Shoulder and Elbow. He believes and follows evidence based medicine and quiet keen to try relevant Non Surgical modalities of treatment available up to date.His expertise also involves Shoulder cuff repair, shoulder decompression, Shoulder dislocation surgeries, elbow OK procedure, elbow arthroscopic debridement all through keyhole surgery.Shoulder and elbow replacement (including short stem), revision shoulder and elbow replacement surgeries etc.

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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.

Awards and Recognitions

Scholarship In MBBS - 1994
Distinction In Anatomy - 1995
Winner Of Audit Presentation in A&E at Leicester - 2005
Ranked 21 In JIPMER Exam - 2001

Education

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MBBS - Madras Medical College, Chennai, 1998
MS - Orthopaedics - Government Royapettah Hospital, 2004
FRCS - Trauma & Orthopedic Surgery - Intercollegiate Board in Orthopaedics, UK, 2012

Memberships

Indian Medical Association (IMA)

Experience

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2016 - 2017 Consultant at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospital
2017 - 2017 Consultant at Chettinad Corporate Hospital
2012 - 2014 Consultant at George Elliot Hospital with Mr Sharif
2010 - 2012 Clinical Fellow (Registrar) at Leicester General Hospital
2001 - 2004 Junior Registrar at Government Royapettah Hospital

Registrations

65164 Tamil Nadu Medical Council, 2000
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