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Dr. Vishal Nigam

Dr. Vishal Nigam

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

Allopath

Orthopedist

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Spine And Pain Specialist

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Spine Surgeon

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19 Years Experience Overall  (17 years as specialist)

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92% (12 votes)

Spine Surgeon, accredited by National Board of Board of Examinations. Trained in Orthopaedics in prestigious MAMC Delhi.

Lajpat Nagar, Delhi

Moolchand Hospital

4.0

Lajpat Nagar, Landmark: Near Moolchand Metro Station, Delhi

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Mon - Sat

09:00 - 04:00

800

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

Second in Physiology, Pathology and Medicine, Third in aggregate - 1998

Education

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MBBS - University College of Medical Sciences and Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, Delhi University, 1998
MS - Orthopaedics - Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi University, 2002
DNB - Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery - National Board of Examination, India, 2002

Memberships

Indian Orthopaedic Association

Experience

2002 - 2005 Senior Resident at Lol Nayak Hospital
2005 - 2009 Consultant Spine Surgery at Indian Spinal Injuries Centre
2009 - 2017 Consultant Spine Surgery and Orthopaedics at Moolchand Hospital

Registrations

16034 Delhi Medical Council, 2002
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