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Orthopaedics is the medical speciality that focuses on diagnosing and treating disorders involving the bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints and spinal column. An orthopaedic surgeon specialises in conditions that affect the musculoskeletal system, including bones, joints, ligaments, muscles and tendons.
If a patient is looking for the best orthopaedic hospital in Patiala, they need to look no further than Manipal Hospitals. We have everything from a state-of-the-art facility to our highly qualified team of doctors and surgeons.
Our orthopaedic specialists in Patiala use ultra-modern facilities and technologies to treat all orthopaedic conditions from fracture to debilitating spinal injury. The top joint and musculoskeletal specialists in Patiala use their extensive experience to provide excellent care for all patients. Consult with our experts at Manipal Hospitals, the best orthopaedics hospital in Patiala.
At Manipal Hospitals, with more than 4000 doctors with a top pedigree, we ensure the best treatment as soon as possible. We also have the top orthopaedic surgeons in Patiala who will make sure that patients are up and mobile at the earliest.
This is a surgical procedure that removes the Lamina, the rear side of the vertebrae. The surgery is also referred to as a decompression surgery and relieves pressure on the spinal cord caused by overgrowth of bone (bone spur) in the spinal canal. Laminectomies are more common among older people who are prone to developing bone spurs.
The removal of the cast is a very simple procedure, which takes only 15 minutes, and has no pain or side effects and will be performed by the doctor.
An intra-articular injection or joint injection is a procedure used in the treatment of inflammatory joint conditions such as arthritis, tendinitis, bursitis and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. The procedure may also be used to withdraw excess fluid from the joints.
This is a surgical procedure to correct misalignment in the skeleton where a bone is longer or shorter than its opposite. The misalignment is corrected by cutting or reshaping the bone to bring it back to normalcy. An osteotomy is often done as a way to delay or avoid hip or knee replacement surgery in the future.
Treatment for this condition depends on the cause and severity of nerve compression. Typically, pinched nerves are treated with physiotherapy, steroids (NSAID's corticosteroids, etc. However, in some cases, orthopedic surgery may be required to remove scar tissue or any other obstructive material that is interfering with the nerves.
This condition is also known as a ruptured or slipped disc. It irritates nearby nerves and results in pain, weakness or numbness in the leg or arm. The treatment for herniated discs is generally reduced activity, physiotherapy and surgical repair of the disc.
Advanced surgical procedures are carried out by specialists in the case of complex injuries in the muscles, bones, and ligaments that hinder the performance of professional athletes. Various techniques and specialized programs are developed to treat and avoid injuries related to sports. Specialists aim to restore complete functionality to patients…
What are Orthopaedic Conditions?
Orthopaedic conditions affect the bones, joints, and muscles. These conditions result from trauma or injury, ageing, or underlying diseases such as Arthritis. Some common orthopaedic conditions include:
This is any degenerative condition that affects joints. It results from injury, ageing, or disease. Osteoarthritis is the most commonly reported. In this condition, the cartilage that cushions the ends of bones wears away and causes pain and stiffness in the affected joint. Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is another form, an autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks healthy tissue throughout the body—including joints. RA can cause joint inflammation and swelling, leading to painful symptoms like pain and joint stiffness.
Too many repetitions of a particular movement without proper rest between workouts or training sessions results in an Overuse Injury. Common overuse injuries include Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis), Runner's Knee (Iliotibial Band Syndrome), and Shin Splints (Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome)
Inflammation of a tendon, a band of tissue that connects muscles to bone.
An injury to a ligament, fibrous tissue that connects bones and provides stability to a joint.
A crack in the bone caused by a direct impact, overuse, or age-related changes.
A general term for discomfort or aches in joints.
The separation of a bone from its joint due to trauma, disease, or congenital malformation.
Inflammation and pain in the joints as a result of injury, genetics, and age.
Manipal Hospitals has the best orthopaedic doctors in Patiala who offer treatment for various Orthopaedic conditions like:
Damaged Knee Joint
Damaged Hip Joint
Compromised Soft Tissues
Congenital Muscular Torticollis
Elbow/ Wrist Deformity
Radial Ray Anomalies
Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip
Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease of Hip
Congenital Coxa Vara
Leg Length Discrepancy
Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis
Knee/ Ankle Deformity
Knee Injuries include:
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)
Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL)
Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL)
Posterior lateral complex (PLC)
Rotator Cuff Injuries
Dislocation with Bone Loss
Damaged Humerus and Ulna
Dislocation with Fracture
Pain or Numbness
Rupture of Flexor and Extensor Tendon
Curved Fingers Correction
Foot and Ankle
Torn or Damaged Achilles Tendon
Recurrent Ankle Sprains
Cancer of Bones and Muscles
X-rays allow doctors to see the bones in the body. They help diagnose orthopaedic conditions, such as fractures, ArthritisArthritis, and tumours.
X-rays work by using electromagnetic energy to penetrate the body and then record the x-ray image on film.
A CT scan uses X-rays to obtain images of the inside of the body. The test diagnoses orthopaedic conditions like bone fractures, tumours, or ArthritisArthritis. It can also provide information about the size and structure of bones.
A CT scan allows doctors to see an image of the inner workings of a body area that cannot be seen clearly with traditional X-rays or other imaging tests.
MRI is the gold standard for diagnosing orthopaedic conditions. It is a non-invasive, safe and effective way to look inside the body without surgery.
The MRI scanner uses magnetic fields to produce detailed images of soft tissues such as muscles and ligaments, which are difficult to see on X-ray machines.
EMG helps diagnose orthopaedic conditions by assessing the function of muscles and nerve damage and ruling out other conditions.
EMG records electrical activity produced by muscles when they contract and can help diagnose orthopaedic conditions such as nerve damage, muscle weakness, and spinal cord injury.
Intra Articular Injection
Intra Articular Injection treats joint pain, inflammation, and diseases that affect the joints. It diagnoses and treats inflammatory conditions affecting the bones, Cartilage, ligaments, tendons and muscles. To know more Intra articular injection treatment in Patiala, visit Manipal Hospitals.
Cast Removal helps patients who have had to wear a cast because of an orthopaedic condition. The process involves removing the cast and any stitches used to secure it.
A laminectomy removes the thin membrane that separates the vertebrae in the spine to treat orthopaedic conditions. The procedure helps patients experiencing back pain and treats Herniated Discs, Spinal Stenosis, Sciatica, and other problems.
Osteotomy corrects a bone deformity in the spine, foot or ankle, hip and knee, upper extremity, jaw or dentition.
The surgical procedure involves removing a portion of bone, placing it back into the correct position after the surgical cutting of the bone, and then putting it back in place with screws or plates.
Pinched Nerves Treatment
A pinched or compressed nerve causes pain and numbness in the area the nerve supplies.
Nerve compression happens anywhere along the spine or branches (Peripheral Nerves). It can also occur in areas of the body with many nerves close together (such as the neck).
The symptoms of nerve compression depend on where it occurs. For example, if a nerve pinch happens in the neck, a patient may have pain and numbness in their arms.
Treatment for nerve compression includes physiotherapy and steroids. Surgery removes the scar tissue or any other obstructive material that interferes with the nerves.
Herniated Discs Treatment
Herniated discs cause lower back pain. The disc can bulge or rupture, causing a jelly-like substance called the nucleus pulposus to leak out, which irritates nearby nerves and results in pain or weakness. Herniated discs may cause numbness in the leg or arm.
The treatment for herniated discs is reduced activity, physiotherapy and surgical repair of the disc.
Sports Injury Treatment
A Sports Injury is any physical damage caused by participation in a sport. It may range from sprains and strains to torn ligaments, tendons, or even more severe injuries like broken bones or joint dislocations.
Some people are prone to sports injuries because of their age and gender, as well as their level of fitness.
The treatment depends upon injury and its severity, from physiotherapy to surgery.
Total Knee Replacement
Total Knee Replacement replaces the damaged Cartilage and bone in the knee joint with prosthetic materials. The surgery helps patients with ArthritisArthritis or major tears in their knees and those who have experienced severe trauma to their knees.
Total knee replacement surgery involves an open or minimally invasive approach (small incisions).
Total Hip Replacement
A Total Hip Replacement replaces the hip joint's entire ball and socket. An artificial implant replaces the socket with a metal, plastic or ceramic implant.
Total Hip Replacement aims to relieve pain and improve mobility. Doctors help patients to understand what to expect during the procedure and recovery period.
Limb Deformity Correction
A common cause of limb deformities is Congenital, present at birth, with clubfoot and hip dysplasia being the most widespread.
Ignoring problems early on can lead to long-term issues such as Arthritis and Joint problems.
Many treatment options for limb deformities include surgery and physical therapy. Depending on the deformity's severity, other options may also be available.
Physiotherapy treats physical problems, such as pain, mobility and function. It includes various techniques that help patients recover from surgery, injury or mobility issues.
Physiotherapy aims to get the patient moving again as quickly and safely as possible while preventing further injury or illness.
Arthroplasty is the surgical procedure of replacing a damaged joint with an artificial one. Arthroplasty treats joint pain caused by Arthritis, injury or other conditions that affect the function of joints.
Arthroplasty restores joint functions and improves mobility in the affected area. It uses artificial joints made from metal alloys depending on factors such as strength, shape, weight and bio-compatibility with the surrounding tissues.
Knee replacements are the most common type of Arthroplasty surgery, followed by hip and shoulder replacements.
Orthobiologics use the body's resources to help heal injuries. These treatments are administered in two ways: Topically and via Injections.
Topical Orthobiologics come in various forms, including gels, creams, sprays, and bandages. They work by stimulating the body's healing mechanisms and reducing inflammation.
Injectable Orthobiologics treat chronic pain, and doctors inject them via shots or IV.
Cartilage is the soft, rubbery tissue that protects our joints. A network of collagen, which is a protein, gives Cartilage its flexibility.
An injury, disease or age can damage Cartilage. If cartilage damage is severe, it can cause pain, stiffness and loss of joint function.
Cartilage Restoration Surgery can help repair damaged or worn Cartilage in the knee or hip by replacing the damaged tissue with healthier one from another body area (called an Allograft). The new tissue will grow into place and restore the joint's shape and function.
Joint Preservation Procedures
Joint Preservation Procedures are non-surgical or surgical means to preserve a deteriorating joint. It can delay or avoid joint replacement surgery. They also reduce the risk of complications from implant surgery and infection. Cartilage deterioration due to osteoarthritis causes persistent joint pain. Joint Preservation Procedures aim to restore normal movement and alleviate pain in the joint, whether it is the shoulder, hip, knee or ankle.
Fracture surgeries involve repairing a broken bone. This procedure treats fractured bones, which can result from an injury or sports-related activity. Surgery is sometimes needed before the bone heals on its own.
Fracture surgery aims to align the bones and restore their strength to heal correctly. The procedure may also involve removing any damaged tissue and replacing it with materials such as metal plates and screws.
Complex Articular Reconstructions
Complex Articular Reconstructions involve the use of prostheses to replace the damaged surfaces of the joint.
Surgeons place the prosthesis made of metal, plastic, or ceramic in the joint and fix surrounding bones with screws, plates, or wires.
A Total Knee Replacement is an example of Complex Articular Reconstruction.
Salvage Procedures for Neglected Trauma
Salvage Procedures involve a thorough examination of the patient's wounds. The surgeon will make an incision into the wound, remove any foreign bodies or objects that may have gotten trapped there, and then close the wound with sutures or staples.
The procedure may also involve cutting away damaged tissue to expose healthy tissue below it so it can be removed safely without causing further damage to surrounding structures like blood vessels or nerves. Visit our multi-speciality hospitals in Patiala to have the best treatment.
Polytrauma combines traumatic injuries that may lead to extreme trauma and disabilities. The most common types are Orthopaedic, Vascular, and Neurological. A single event or multiple events can cause it.
Polytrauma Management often includes specialists from multiple departments. Managing fractures, permanent disability and tissue loss, is an essential aspect of Polytrauma Management.
Limb Preservation is a surgical technique that allows patients to keep their leg or arm after an injury. Doctors preserve the limb by removing dead and infected tissue and damaged bone or muscle. The procedure prevents amputation, resulting in the loss of the limb.
The goal of limb preservation is to save as much healthy tissue as possible while removing damaged areas.
Manipal Hospitals is the best orthopaedic hospital in Patiala that offers facilities like:
General Orthopaedic Treatments
Shoulder Injury Management
Knees Injury Management
Joint Replacement Surgeries
Total Hip Replacement.
Joint Preservation Procedures
Complex Articular Reconstructions
Salvage Procedures for Neglected Trauma
Congenital and Developmental Disorders in Children
Hand and Wrist Disorders
Minimally Invasive Procedures
Pre-surgery and Post-Surgery Assistance
After gathering general information about the patient's health, our orthopaedician will review the patient's medical history, and do a complete physical examination. Then the doctor might order the necessary investigations to determine the health of your body.
No. Surgery is not the only treatment for a rotator cuff injury.
Stretching exercises and physical therapy relieve pain, improve range of motion and strength in the injured area, and reduce the risk of further injuries. The joints and musculoskeletal specialists in Patiala recommend the best treatment for a Rotator Cuff Injury after proper diagnosis.
Yes. There are several treatments for the flatfoot condition, including:
Taping and bracing
Fix an appointment with the best orthopaedic doctor in Patiala to get rid of the flat foot condition.
Yes, a patient can resume sports after a total knee replacement. Adequately trained and conditioned patients can return to sports within six months of surgery after assessment from the surgeon. To consult with the surgeon, you must book an appointment at our best orthopaedics hospital in Patiala.
Most leg fractures heal entirely after treatment from top orthopaedic surgeons in Patiala. However, rare cases of extreme damage may result in permanent disability.
Having an orthopaedic condition like arthritis, ligament tears and cubital tunnel syndrome can affect the quality of life. Manipal Hospitals has dedicated to providing high-quality, personalized care and building long-term partnerships with its patients. Contact us to know more about orthopaedic problems and book an appointment with one of our orthopaedic specialists today.