At our Orthopaedic speciality clinic we have specialists with an expertise in shoulder Endoscopy , Shoulder Reconstruction and also Shoulder and Knee Arthroscopy. At Santulan Healthcare we have excellent infection control protocol as we have zero tolerance for post surgical wound infections. We employee strict sterility protocol along with minimal use of antibiotics thus improving the outcomes by reducing the risk of resistant organisms for the patients.
Bone and joint problems are extremely common and are a major cause of reduced activity and disability in today’s time. These problems can range from congenital deformities, fractures; diseases such as various types of arthritis, to degenerative conditions.
Bone and Joint Care
Bone and joint care is one of our core specialties. The bone and joint program at Santulan Healthcare makes it a centre for excellence in orthopaedics with highly skilled clinical expertise. A comprehensive support of Rheumatology Services makes it a complete program altogether. Also, application of Minimal Access Surgery minimizes the extensive drawbacks of surgery – reducing hospital stay, blood transfusion and results in faster recovery.
Orthopedics, or orthopedic services, aim at the treatment of the musculoskeletal system. This includes your bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, and muscles.Orthopaedic surgeons treat problems of the musculoskeletal system. This involves: Diagnosis of your injury or disorder.Prevention with information and treatment plans to prevent injury or slow the progression of disease.
Imaging procedures can help diagnose or even treat many orthopedic conditions. Your health care provider may order:
- Arthrogram (joint x-ray)
- Bone scans
- Computed tomography (CT) scan
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan
Sometimes, treatment involves injections of medicine into the painful area. This may involve:
- Corticosteroid injections into joints, tendons, and ligaments, and around the spine
- Hyaluronic acid injection to help relieve arthritis pain
Surgical procedures used in the treatment of orthopedics include:
- Arthroscopic surgeries
- Bunionectomy and hammer toe repair
- Cartilage repair or resurfacing procedures
- Cartilage surgery to knee
- Fracture care
- Ligament reconstructions
- Repair of torn ligaments and tendons
- Spine surgery, including diskectomy, foraminotomy, laminectomy, and spinal fusion
WHO IS INVOLVED
Orthopedic care often involves a team approach. Your team may include a doctor, a non-doctor specialist as well as others. Non-doctor specialists are professionals such as a physical therapist.
Orthopedic surgeons receive 5 or more extra years of training after school. They specialize in the care of disorders of the bones, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. They are trained to manage joint problems with both operative and non-operative techniques.
Physical medicine and rehabilitation doctors have 4 or more extra years of training after medical school. They specialize in this type of care. They are also referred to as physiatrists. They do not perform surgery, although they can give joint injections.
Sports medicine physicians are doctors with experience in sports medicine. They have a primary specialty in family practice, internal medicine, emergency medicine, pediatrics, or physical medicine and rehabilitation. Most have 1 to 2 years of additional training in sports medicine through subspecialty programs in sports medicine. Sports medicine is a special branch of orthopedics. This provides complete medical care to active people of all ages.Book an appointment