MBBS, DNB - Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, MS - Orthopaedics, M.Ch - Orthopaedics
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Dr. Darshan has extensive experience and is well acquainted in all the recent advances in the fields of foot and ankle surgery, traumatology, sports medicine, arthritis, joint replacement and spine problems. He has presented many papers in the state as well as national conferences.He also has national as well as international publications to his credit. He is an active member of the Pune Orthopedics Society, the Maharashtra Orthopedics Association and the Indian Arthroscopy Society.
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I have had this back pain and shoulder pain from a very long time (I think it might be because of the accident i had back in 2009). My back pain initially started in the right side of my neck and with time gradually moved down to my back just below my shoulder blade. The pain is mostly in the right side. It was bearable earlier however since last year it intensified a lot so last week i finally decided to see a doctor.
My husband's left arm was fractured for which dr Darshan Sonawane was recommend to us. Dr. Sonawane suggested strapping instead of operation after examination of CT and MRI and other reports. He explained about the whole process to me my husband and the relatives before strapping and how to take care of it post strapping. He made the patient and us comfortable throughout the process. He treated him very patiently gave us the best advice and calmly explained every thing. He has a good experience which you can see with the way he takes up the treatment. We were asked for follow up at regular intervals after the discharge in which he made a point to show me and my husband every time the xray was taken how much the bone has healed and how to take care of his arm. We are completely satisfied with the result of the treatment given by him. At the end of 6 weeks i see a good improvement in my husband's left arm. Dr. has lots of patience to listen and understand the patients needs and problems.
Everything thing was fine with the doctor the advise was also great only thing is the general outpatients were charged 500 there and going through practo i had to pay 650 . That actually dint felt right.
My wife’s left hand wrist fracture operation was performed by Dr.Darshan Sonawane on 28-October-2015 at Shashwat Hospital, Aundh. He carried out 3K wire surgery on the wrist. He explained about the operation to my wife, to me and the relatives before the operation. She was admitted in the hospital at 8a.m. and discharged at 4p.m. after the surgery. He made the patient and relatives accompanying her comfortable throughout the treatment. He treated her very patiently with the best advice. Follow up after the surgery was at regular intervals which is really a commendable job. We are satisfied with the result of the surgery.
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.