MBBS, Diploma in Orthopaedics, DNB - Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
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Dr. Abhijit Ranaware is a Orthopedist in Camp, Pune and has an experience of 11 years in this field. Dr. Abhijit Ranaware practices at Shoulder And Knee Clinic in Camp, Pune,Noble Hospital in Hadapsar, Pune and Vishwaraj Hospital in Loni Kalbhor, Pune. He completed MBBS from Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Government Medical College & Sasson General Hospital, Pune in 1998,Diploma in Orthopaedics from College of physicians and Surgeons Mumbai in 2001 and DNB - Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery from AMRITA INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL SCIENCES & RESEARCH CENTRE, ERNAKULAM in 2009. He is a member of Indian Arthroscopy Society,Shoulder and Elbow Society of India,Medical Council of India (MCI) and Poona Orthpaedic Soceity. Some of the services provided by the doctor are: Bankart Repair,Rotator Cuff Injury Treatment,Knee Osteotomy,Cartilage Surgery and Ligament Reconstruction etc.
3 clinics for General Consultation
Reached hospital at my appointment time but had to wait for 30 min more to see the doctor. Getting appointment is a separate horror story. Within a minute of examination the doctor suggested for x-ray. After x-ray, again had to wait for 1 hour to show that to the doctor. Nurse asked to buy plaster and bandages, we ran and got that as quickly as it was possible in Noble. I was later told that plaster is not to be applied because of swelling. The 1200 worth plaster went missing in between. I was again asked to pay 700 (beyond 500 earlier for OPD) for applying plaster. Though there was no plaster applied because of swelling, I had to pay this extra and got a receipt of only 500. Overall paid 4500 for 1 visit without plaster applied and receipt of lesser amount.
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.