FAQs

About Orthopaedic Doctors & Clinic

A sports medicine doctor is a doctor who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of injuries related to sports. An orthopedist is a doctor who specializes in providing care for bones, joints, muscles, tendons, and other structures in the human body. Our orthopedic doctor in Dadar has specialized experience in both roles gained through his 20+ years of experience.

There are many reasons that people visit our Orthopedic Clinic in Mumbai to see our orthopedic surgeon, but the most common include bone fractures, sprains, and dislocations. In some cases, it is necessary to have surgery in order to fix a bone or joint problem. In other cases, our orthopedic surgeon provides physical therapy and rehabilitation services.

There is a significant difference between fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons and those without fellowship training. Fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons have gone through extensive education that includes an additional year of training after completing an undergraduate degree in a related field. for example, our orthopedic doctor in Dadar joined the residency program in MS orthopedics at Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College(LTMMC), Mumbai, where he trained for 2 years and gained his fellowship.

An orthopedic trauma surgeon is a doctor who specializes in the treatment of complex injuries and diseases that affect the musculoskeletal system. The most common forms of injury are fractures, dislocations, and amputation which can be treated by a fracture specialist in Dadar.

Since all orthopedic surgeries and treatments are medical necessities, they are covered by almost all insurances which most orthopedic clinics accept. Our Orthopedic Clinic in Mumbai accepts a variety of medical plans, including HMO, PPO, POS, EPO, and more.

Here’s a list of documents you should carry to your first appointment at our Orthopedic Clinic in Mumbai:

  • Your insurance card.
  • A list of your medications with dosages and directions for each medication.
  • Any medical records that are pertinent to your specific condition.
  • A list of any allergies you have, as well as any dietary restrictions.
  • Anything else that is relevant to your appointments – such as a list of family members who are also receiving treatment, or a list of all contact numbers for your insurance company.

About Orthopedic Parts & Conditions

The symptoms of orthopedic conditions range from a mild ache to sudden, sharp pain. Common symptoms include joint pain, arthritis, and muscle soreness.

Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal canal, which can cause pain in your back, neck, and/or hips. It’s also called spondylolisthesis. our Spine Doctor in Mumbai may treat stenosis as an emergency case if it causes significant neurological problems.

Cartilage is a flexible, connective tissue that aids in the articulation of bones. It provides cushioning and protection for bones while they are moving.

Tendons connect muscles to bone and help in the movement of joints. They are strong fibrous cords that extend from a muscle or tendon sheath, which is a thin layer of tissue surrounding the tendon. They are made of dense, tough, and elastic tissue that can withstand a lot of stress without tearing or breaking.

Soft tissue is an umbrella term that refers to all the tissues of the body with a structure different than bone, cartilage, and tendon. Soft tissue includes things like fat cells, muscle fibers, the lining of internal organs, and blood vessels. The soft tissues are generally not under the control of muscles, but they do act to change shape in response to external stimuli.

Frozen shoulder is a condition that is the result of inflammation of the shoulder joint, which causes stiffness and pain. Frozen shoulders can be caused by injury or arthritis. Though its symptoms can be managed by our Physiotherapist in Dadar West, extreme frozen shoulder conditions would require surgery.

Tendonitis is a common term indicating inflammation of the tendon. It can occur in any tendon, including those found in the shoulder, elbow, wrist, knee, or ankle, and can be treated by an Orthopedic Doctor in Dadar. Tendonitis can be the result of overuse, trauma, or other causes and it typically affects adults.

A bulging disk causes the outer layer of an intervertebral disk called the annulus to push out and form a pouch-like bulge without rupturing. A herniated disc (also called a ruptured or slipped disc) occurs when the disc annulus ruptures and the gel-filled center squeezes out. according to our Spine Doctor in Mumbai, while a bulging disk may only cause back pain, a ruptured disc can cause severe tingling and pain down the legs.

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition that occurs when the median nerve running through the wrist becomes compressed. It can cause numbness, tingling sensations in fingers, and even paralysis.

Bursitis is an inflammation of the bursa, one of three fluid-filled sacs in the body. The bursa is a small bag-like structure that lines the bottom of the space between tendon and bone, where tendons attach to bones. our best knee Replacement surgeon in Mumbai suggests that it commonly occurs in the knee, followed by the elbow, ankle, shoulder, etc.

A rotator cuff is a group of muscles, tendons, and ligaments that are responsible for rotating the arm. Shoulder impingement is a condition caused when the top outer edge of your shoulder blade, called the acromion, rubs against rotator cuff tendons, causing pain. Our shoulder doctor in Mumbai commonly sees this condition occurring in athletes involved in overhead activities, which requires overuse of the shoulder.

 

Arthritis is a long-term condition that causes inflammation, swelling, stiffness, and pain in the joints. It can cause problems with movement, such as difficulty walking or climbing stairs. Our orthopedic doctor in Dadar frequently treats patients with Rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis, which are two common forms of the disease.

Degenerative disk disease is an age-related condition that occurs as our spinal disks degenerate and cause pain. Our spine doctor in Mumbai helps patients with this condition to best manage their symptoms as the degeneration cannot be reversed.

A stress fracture is a break in the bone that does not result from any kind of trauma such as a fall. The most common sites for stress fractures are the shin, foot, and ankle, as commonly seen by our hip replacement surgeon in Mumbai.

A torn meniscus is a common sports injury where the meniscus, the cartilage layer that protects joints and helps with weight-bearing, tears, or partially ruptures.

Our Fracture Specialist in Dadar suggests that a fracture is the sudden, sharp cracking of a bone partially or entirely, but a broken bone is completely cracked.

our orthopedic doctor in Dadar has observed the following risk factors for orthopedic conditions:

  • Age, gender, & ethnicity
  • Lifestyle choices (such as smoking or drinking)
  • Family history of osteoporosis and joint disease
  • Skeletal maturity
  • Pregnancy or previous joint injuries

About Orthopedic Diagnosis & Treatments

The most common orthopedic surgeries are arthroscopic knee surgery, total hip replacement, and spinal fusion. Orthopedic surgeries such as hand and wrist reconstruction, foot and ankle reconstruction, shoulder and elbow reconstruction are also performed frequently.

Revision surgery is a procedure that removes or repositions the body parts or prostheses that were altered or added in a previous surgery. Our fracture specialist in Mumbai sometimes performs this procedure on patients who suffer from failed prostheses or failed surgical repositioning of a body part. It can be completed in an outpatient setting and or may require a hospital stay.

Arthroscopic surgery is a minimally invasive surgical technique in which the surgeon enters through one or two small incisions and performs surgery on a joint. Our hip replacement surgeon in Mumbai specializes in arthroscopic procedures done as a diagnostic procedure, typically used to investigate the cause of arthritis or pain, and as a therapeutic procedure.

Soft tissue repair is the process of restoring soft tissues to their normal, healthy state. Soft tissue repairs are used to treat trauma and structural problems in the body’s soft tissues like muscles, ligaments, tendons, nerves, etc.

Outpatient surgery is a type of surgical procedure where the patient does not stay overnight in the hospital. Our orthopedic doctor in Dadar performs outpatient procedures in an ambulatory care setting in his fully-equipped office.

NSAIDs are pain relievers that act by inhibiting the enzymes called cyclooxygenase (COX). The resulting decrease in prostaglandins, thromboxanes, and prostacyclins causes inflammation and pain relief.

Internal fixation is a surgical procedure in which an instrument or device is used to hold the bone fragments together. The most common instruments used by our fracture specialist in Mumbai are metallic plates and screws, but other types of fixation devices can be used.

A CT scan or CAT scan is a medical imaging technique that uses X-rays to produce images of the inside of the body. The computer-generated pictures show up as detailed cross-sections, which can be used to diagnose and plan treatments for a variety of medical conditions.

An MRI, or magnetic resonance imaging, is a diagnostic medical test that creates images of the body’s interior structures by using a strong magnetic field and radio waves. These images can then be used to diagnose and monitor medical conditions.

The right time to have surgery is when you feel the pain is too much or it has been so long that it can cause permanent damage. but our orthopedic doctor in Dadar, it is important to think of alternatives before having surgery.

Recovery time will depend on the type of surgery you had, your overall health, and your activity level. For total joint replacement surgery, it may take a few weeks before you can go home from the hospital. In most cases, patients are discharged to their homes after undergoing total joint replacement surgery.
In some cases, patients may need to spend a few days in a skilled nursing facility if they have any complications during or after their procedure that could result in them needing additional care for a short period of time.

Joint replacement surgery is a surgical procedure that is not recommended for those who could benefit more from non-invasive treatments. Our best knee replacement surgeon in Mumbai suggests it only in cases of debilitating joint pain and damage where lifestyle changes, physical therapy, and injections don’t work.
Doctors recommend joint replacement surgery to patients with severe arthritis or osteoarthritis when they want to make significant improvements in their quality of life by alleviating chronic pain or improving mobility.

Spinal fusion is surgery that joins two or more vertebrae that are dislocated or weakened into one single structure. Our spine doctor in Mumbai recommends this surgery to prevent back pain and prevent nearby nerves, ligaments, and muscles from damage.

Immediately after surgery, many patients experience short-term complications such as bleeding. These are expected and typically resolve within a week. Longer-term complications may occur, but they are rarer. Most orthopedic surgeries performed by our doctor require rest, immobilization, compression, and seeing a Physiotherapist in Dadar West for varying durations after surgery.

All patients with ligament injuries at our orthopedic clinic in Mumbai take different timespan to heal depending on the type of injury sustained. If you have sprained your ankle, our orthopedic doctor in Dadar will typically prescribe a walking boot for six weeks.

According to our fracture specialist in Mumbai, the process of healing a broken bone can take anywhere from six weeks to several months. The length of time depends on the severity and location of the injury.

As a general rule, nerves take about six weeks to fully heal. However, this is just an average and the recovery time varies depending on the patient’s overall health, condition for which they were treated, and type of surgery.

the artificial joints offered at our orthopedic clinic in Mumbai can last anywhere from 8 to 11 years depending on the type of joint, the material it is made of, and the care it receives.