MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics, DNB - Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
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He is well trained orthopedic spine surgeon with focus on degenerative spinal disorders (eg disc prolapse) especially of the low back and spinal deformities (Scoliosis, Kyphosis, Spondylolisthesis). He has had over a year’s experience as a Fellow of the Spinal Cord Society (Indian Chapter) and research associate in spinal surgery at Indian Spinal Injuries Centre, New Delhi which is one of India’s advanced centers for medical care and rehabilitation of patients with spinal ailments.He was a spinal surgery fellow for a year at the prestigious ‘Centre d'Etude Et De Traitement Des Affections Du Rachis’ at Institut Calot in Berck, France where he was awarded Attestation de Formation Spécialisée Approfondie (AFSA) from the University of Lille 2, France. The training covered all aspects of spine surgery, the majority of them being in pediatric and adult deformity. He was a Depuy Spine International Spine fellow at the spine surgery service at the General Infirmary at Leeds, UK, between November and December 2007. He was also a Visiting Spine Fellow at SRH Klinikum Karlsbad Langensteinbach, Germany during August 2007 and at the Hachinohe Municipal Hospital, Hachinohe, Japan during April 2012.He is a life member of various associations such as Indian Orthopedic Association, Association of Spine Surgeons of India, Spinal Cord Society, India and Member – AO Spine Asia Pacific.He has been invited as faculty to various scientific meetings and his presentations have won awards at the international level too.
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.