MRCS (UK), Fellow in Spine Surgery, DNB - Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, MBBS, Diploma in Orthopaedics
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Dr. Santosh Patil is an orthopedic surgeon specialized in spine surgery. Having vast experience of 16 years in orthopedic surgery. Specialized and developed skills in spine surgery, pediatric orthopedic, deformity surgery, and Joint replacement. He does only ethical practice. His strengths are trustworthy nature, innovative thinking and calculated prepared risk-taking approach. He has extensive exposure of working in a town, the corporate hospital in major 5 cities/metros and government institutes. Performed vast number of orthopedic surgery :fracture, polytrauma, Arthroscopy (key hole surgery), joint replacement for knee and hip, spine surgery for disc, canal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, deformity, spine fracture and infections. Patients had good to excellent results with minimal complications.
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Doctor was good, he did listen the problem with great patience and explained the possible reasons for the same.
I went to him with prolonged pain in my neck, shoulder and right hand. Before that I would like to tell history about my pain.
I underwent a surgery for fracture under the treatment of Dr.Santosh Patil. * ********* * **** *within 2 months I am able to walk though a Rod is placed in my leg. Doctor is very friendly *** ***** ******* ********** I am very satisfied with his treament.
Doctor is very experienced and good in listening to the patients. He explains all the problems and causes. He doesn't suggest medicine if not required. Clarifies all your doubts. doesn't hurry at all. Good doctor. Overall experience is very satisfied.
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.