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The Department of Orthopaedics at Life Care Hospital provides advanced treatment in all domains of orthopedic surgery. Spine surgery, joint and hip replacement, pediatric orthopedics, arthroscopy, and sports medicine are complex surgeries performed by leading experts here.

All musculoskeletal disorders are treated at the hospital: in-patient, day-care surgical type, rehabilitation cases, and with prosthetics. The top-class backup provisions related to radiology, pathology, intensive care, and rehabilitation departments help the experienced consultants to tackle orthopedic subspecialties well.

The Department of Orthopedic Surgery includes the treatment and prevention of athletic injuries. Arthroscopic surgeries – conducted on the knee, shoulder, and hip – include the most advanced reconstructive procedures. With a senior team of specialist consultants providing excellent treatment, the orthopedic department has carved a niche for itself in recent years, winning accolades and the trust of patients and their families.

Services

 

Trauma

Highly competent doctors are available 24×7 to handle trauma cases including compound fractures and severe injuries. The hospital has a state-of-the-art orthopedic trauma unit, with dedicated operation theatres for trauma surgeries. The consultant level input at the time of arrival of the patient is vital as the correct decision ensures early damage control surgical attention.
The trauma anesthetist, plastic surgeon, and orthopedic consultants manage the major injuries during all hours.

Spine Surgery

The Spine Surgery unit at Life Care Hospital provides comprehensive services for improvement in the functional ability of patients diagnosed with spinal issues. The hospital has undergone technological upgrades for the best imaging support to detect diseases. The availability of advanced spinal implants enables computer-aided spine surgery with safety and precision while maintaining maximum patient safety. Clinical expertise and excellent specialized care are the hallmarks of the department.

Rheumatology

Rheumatology deals with auto-immune diseases and disorders affecting joints in the limbs and spine. The treatment includes medications administered by a trained rheumatologist for regulating the doses for optimum outcomes while closely monitoring for adverse reactions.

At Life Care Hospital, patients with severe rheumatological complications get improvement with holistic care. It has clinicians with rich experience in handling patients with specific rheumatological diseases such as gout, rheumatoid arthritis, and other inflammatory joint diseases. The team works in tandem with physiotherapists and orthopedic experts to monitor the progress of patients reporting a functional decline or disability from inflammatory joint maladies.

Paediatric Orthopaedic surgery

The Paediatric Orthopaedic division at Life Care Hospital provides specialized care to children with musculoskeletal problems. Trained pediatric orthopedic specialists provide 24×7 optimal care to children. The team of doctors and physiotherapists works in close coordination. A musculoskeletal complication – congenital deformity, fracture, or infection – can alter growth and cause deformity. Identification and intervention at the right time can prevent the deformity and save the child from a life-long disability. Other specialized services comprise pediatric trauma care, deformity correction, and hip preservation.

Arthroplasty

The expert team of joint replacement surgeons performs all major surgeries related to joints – knee, hip replacements, shoulder, wrist, ankle, elbow routine, and revision arthroplasty. Joint replacement surgery, popularly known as Arthroplasty, reduces pain and disability in patients suffering from severe arthritis. The outstanding results in restoring functional mobility have established Life Care Hospital as a leading provider of arthroplasty in the region.
Arthroplasty is a surgical intervention using a prosthesis (artificial joint) to restore the function of a joint by resurfacing the bones. Multiple kinds of arthritis affect joints, leading to loss of cartilage. Osteoarthritis or degenerative joint disease is the most common reason for arthroplasty. Hips, knees, and shoulders are the most common joints replaced.
With fewer post-operative complications such as low infection, patients recuperate faster and resume their normal lifestyle. The time for recovery depends on factors such as age, lifestyle, and the replacement procedure.

Arthroscopy

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery boasts of reputed Arthroscopy surgeons who perform complex reconstructions and repairs related to knee and shoulder – diagnostic as well as therapeutic. The access to state-of-the-art equipment enables them to perform complex surgeries on the knee, hip, shoulder, ankle, wrist, and elbow joints. Based on current clinical evidence, the surgical procedures are conducted. The implants used are of superior quality and affordable. Highly-experienced physiotherapists provide complete post-operative rehabilitation for all sports and ligament injuries.

Hip Replacement

Hip replacement is a surgical method to eliminate an arthritic hip joint, to make walking easier again. The damaged part of the hip joint is replaced with an artificial joint (prosthesis) to lessen the pain that adversely affects routine chores, to improve mobility in patients so that they do not require support all the time. At Life Care Hospital, Orthopaedic surgeons perform hip replacement surgery only after other types of non-surgical treatment methods fail to deliver good results. Hip replacement surgery, also known as Hip Arthroplasty, becomes the preferred option for those with severe joint damage caused by arthritis.

Knee Replacement

Damage caused due to arthritis – both rheumatoid and osteoarthritis – is the most common reason behind knee joint replacement. The procedure involves replacing a damaged knee with an artificial joint. Replacement knees can fit the needs and specifications, depending on age, health, and activity level. The dedicated joint replacement surgeons perform arthroplasty in routine, complex, complicated, and revision cases.
Knee replacement surgery helps reduce pain and restores function in severely diseased knee joints. It is also known as knee arthroplasty and the procedure involves replacing the damaged portion with an artificial joint (prosthesis). The Orthopaedic surgeon finds out the range of motion, stability, and strength of the knee with the help of an X-ray to determine the extent of the damage. The age of the patient, activity level, weight, knee size and shape, and health of the patient are taken into account before choosing knee replacement prostheses and surgical techniques.

Manipulation Under Anesthesia

Manipulation under anesthesia is a minimally invasive surgical procedure aimed at relieving chronic pain and lessening stiffness in joints. It is a non-invasive procedure opted for when the pain becomes unmanageable through other conventional ways. It is designed to alleviate pain in patients suffering from chronic musculoskeletal problems in the knees, hips, shoulders, or toes. Besides, it leads to the breaking up of excessive scar tissue that accumulates after orthopedic surgery.

Sports Medicine

The Department of Orthopedic Surgery comprises the treatment and prevention of athletic injuries. Arthroscopic procedures on the knee, shoulder, and hip include the latest reconstructive procedures. Also, the physiotherapy department is a key component of the rehabilitation of these injuries.