MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
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Dr. Atul Patil is a Orthopedist in Shivajinagar, Pune and has an experience of 20 years in this field. Dr. Atul Patil practices at Sancheti Hospital in Shivajinagar, Pune. He completed MBBS from University of Pune in 1995 and MS - Orthopaedics from University of Pune in 1999. He is a member of MAHARASHTRA MEDICAL COUNCIL. Some of the services provided by the doctor are: Trauma,Foot Drop,Foot Pressure/Vascular Assessment,Percutaneous Vertebroplasty for Compression Fracture and Stem Cell Therapy For Orthopedic Conditions etc.
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My Kid 5 yrs old had 2 fractures and it was a panic situation. Other doctors said that it was a major injury and a surgery need to be done.
I was admitted in Sancheti Hospital as I broke my left arm and suffered fracture. Patil Sir operated me & fixed a titanium plate in my arm.
Sancheti is a big name but I won't recommend. I had planned to visit Dr Atul patil for my father's knee pain after getting him treated at Delhi for last 6 months. At first visit without checking any history or previous reports first ask was to go for an x-ray and then MRI ***** ****** ** ****** ***. X Ray was studied by doctor but MRI was hardly looked upon for a second and not even explained to us. I experienced Dr Atul was always in a hurry and running here and there even in mid of consulting his patients. I advise to take lesser number of patients but give them ample time to answer all of their queries ,understand them better and advise patiently.
First of all practo's appointment has nothing to do with doctors appointment, u hv to wait if u haven't taken direct appointment.
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.