Arthritis is the damage occurring in the specialized tissue called cartilage which lines the joint.
It is the damage occurring in the cartilage due to wear and tear of the joints, especially weight bearing joints like knee and hip.
It is an immune modulated damage occurring in the cartilage of the joints. It can affect any joint, excessive damage and destruction may require joint replacement, especially the hip and knee.
Cartilage is a specialized tissue, lining the joints, which acts as a shock absorber to the joints.
It is inflammation of the tendon, resulting in pain and swelling.
Ice is used immediately after a closed injury like a contusion or bruise, while heat is used for chronic pain or long term pain like back ache, arthritis.
It is type of scan used to measure the density of bone. The commonly used scan is called DEXA (Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry).
It is a type of steroid injection given into the joint to relieve pain.
Fixing or mending the bone using plate, screws or rods by surgery is called internal fixation. This facilitates early healing of the bone and prevents deformity.
It is a method by which, when the joint surfaces in contact or damaged, they are reconstructed or replaced by artificial joints called Prosthesis. It is a highly effective in proper hands to alleviate pain and to give back mobility.
They are called Non-Steroidal Anti Inflammatory Drugs which are used to relieve pain. Long term usage of these drugs can result in liver or kidney damage.
Usually the patient will be able to walk on the 3rd day post-surgery with support and sutures will be removed on the 14th day at the surgeon’s discretion. By the end of the 3rd week, the patient should be able to walk without support. Usually the wound heals in two weeks.
Yes, you definitely can, but inform the surgeon beforehand that you need to do this, so that he chooses the appropriate prosthesis.
This is a fracture occurring in the spine due to a fall from height, which generally can be treated conservatively, but unstable compression fractures will require surgery.
It is a fracture, which is un displaced and is like a crack in a glass, and usually heals by conservative methods, but may be difficult to diagnose some times.
Pain, swelling, difficulty of movement and deformity. Advanced stages might require joint replacement surgery.
Your surgeon is the best person to advise you on that depending on your symptoms. You may require joint replacement surgery, depending on the stage of your disease.
It is a type of fracture occurring due to continuous and long term pressure or deforming forces acting on the bone, there by producing a minimal break in the continuity of bone.
It is generally six to eight hours before surgery, but it can vary depending on the type of surgery you need to undergo. But in life threating emergency surgeries this rule may not be applicable. Your anesthetist is the best person to decide on that.
It depends on the type and the necessity of surgery. Now a days no one is generally too old for surgery. Usually you will be evaluated by a team of specialtiesto assess the fitness for surgery.
You can fix up an appointment by phone, in person or by visiting our website www.fororthohospital.in
You need to bring your previous medical records if any and your visa and passport and other relevant if you are not a citizen of India.
The hospital specializes in Orthopedics, Neuro, Plastic Surgery and facio maxillary surgery. The types of surgeries regularly performed are joint replacement surgery, Accident and trauma surgery, spine surgery, arthroscopic surgery, tendon repair and deformity correction surgery, emergency Neuro surgery for head injuries, surgery for fractures of facial bones and head and neck surgeries. .
Yes. It is done in the same admission but not simultaneously because of the high complication rate. Therefore staggered joint replacement is done in a gap of three days during the same admission. The patient is discharged usually four days after the second joint replacement.
It is a surgery done in the joints thru small holes or portals by using specialized instruments to reconstruct the ligaments, and small procedures inside the joint. The patient usually is relatively pain free post operatively and can go back to normal activities earlier. Usually the scar is very small or minimal.
Usually the hospital stay would be reduced with minimal pain and a faster recovery, with early functional adaptation. The benefit is usually permanent but it depends on the type of arthroscopic surgery and the diagnosis.
The general risks for any surgery apply, but are reduced because of limited exposure and soft tissue damage.
In our Hospital, the success rate is around 95% which compares well with other hospitals, if not better.
This is a specialty hospital for arthroscopic surgery and joint replacement. We do at least 200 surgeries per annum.
It depends on your diagnosis and this is better asked to your surgeon.
We have at least 3 arthroscopic surgeons and you can get a second opinion from any one of them.
The type of anesthesia will be decided anesthesiologist depending on the joint involved. The anesthesiologist will meet you before surgery and will discuss the type of anesthesia to be given.
Again it depends on the diagnosis, but usually within three weeks post-surgery.
All the consultants may not be available, but orthopedic registrars will be available 24/7. But in an emergency the consultants will be on call.
Admission will be decided by the surgeon and you will be guided as to the procedure by the duty hospital staff nurse.
You need to pay an advance during admission as decided by the hospital administration.
You can pay by cash or card or can avail cashless facility if the hospital is empaneled with your insurance companies. The hospital does not accept cheques.
Yes. Provided the room rent is paid for the same.
Yes. The hospital has 24/7 Ambulance service.
One attendant pass can be issued for one patient. But others may be allowed during visiting hours.
The hospital has 24/7 orthopedic surgeon availability, round the clock laboratory, X-ray service, CT Scan, Ambulance, with two laminar flow operating theatres and round the clock fracture, trauma and emergency services. Physiotherapy department functions from 10 AM to 10 PM.
The date of the discharge will be decided by your doctor. The discharge time is 3 to 4 PM. Discharge will be effected after complete bill payment.
Refund will be done as the situation demands and usually 5% of the amount would be retained to compensate for the change in the schedule and the logistical difficulties incurred.
Yes it can be done if it is not available in the hospital.
Discharge advice will be given at the time of discharge and the discharge summary will be given during the first review after discharge.
Please visit our website www.fororthohospital.in
The first visit to the chief orthopedic surgeon, Dr. P. Elangovan is INR 450 /- and every further follow up would be charged INR 400, for consultation alone.