MBBS, Diploma in Orthopaedics, DNB - Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
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Having successfully treated numerous patients, Dr. Rakesh Mahajan is a leading name in the field of orthopedics. He has been widely acknowledged for his versatile and patient-centric approach.
2 clinics for General Consultation
He is a good doctor and his advice helped one of my friends in her treatment of joint pain.
Very frank in his assessment and treatment course. The effectiveness of treatment will be known after a few weeks of medication. So detailed feedback will have to wait.
I broke my ACL while playing badminton and underwent ACL reconstruction surgery. One of my relatives recommended me Dr Mahajan, so I didn't do any due diligence on my part (given he's associated with a very renowned hospital in Delhi).
I just wanted to write a review for the doctor so that nobody else face the same problem that we faced, my brother had a ligament surgery from him and it was a normal tear like anyone that has after falling. When he was operated he was told that he will be able to run after 6 months. He did proper physiotherapy sessions, checked with doctor after 6 months that he can start jogging. The next day as soon as he just took his steps for jogging, he fell. He had similar pain, we immediately went to doctor to which he said ACL broke again. Doctor said it is because he didn't take care properly which was not the case , we took all precautions which were suggested by him. We thought that might be the case as for us Doctor is GOD. We had to go for another surgery and this time he took hamstring tendon from his right leg but he didn't inform us prior to the operation. He asked my brother in operation theatre and what can he say that time apart from yes, thinking doctor might be right.
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.