Orthopedic (sometimes spelled orthopaedic) surgery corrects problems that arise in the skeleton and its attachments, the ligaments and tendons. It may also deal with some problems of the nervous system, such as those that arise from injury of the spine. These problems can occur at birth, through injury, oras the result of aging. Medical doctors trained to deal with such problems are called orthopedic surgeons or orthopedists (the terms are used interchangeably). The word "orthopedic"comes from two Greek words, ortho, meaning straight and pais, meaning child. Originally orthopedic surgeons dealt with bone deformities in children, using braces to straighten the child's bones. With the development modern surgical techniques, orthopedic surgeons expanded their role to include surgery involving the bones and related nerves and connective tissue. Some orthopedic surgeons specialize in one particular aspect of orthopedics,such as hand surgery, joint replacements, or disorders of the spine. Others specialize in trauma medicine and can be found in emergency rooms and trauma centers treating injuries. The work of orthopedists can overlap with that of plastic surgeons, geriatric specialists, pediatricians, or podiatrists (foot care specialists). A rapidly growing area of orthopedics is sports medicine, and many sports medicine doctors are board certified orthopedists. Choosing an orthopedist is an important step in seeking treatment. Patients looking for a qualified orthopedist should ask if the physician is "board certified" by his or her accrediting organization.
Orthopedists usually are affiliated with hospitals, medical centers, trauma centers, or free-standing surgical centers where they work closely with surgical teams including anesthesiologists and surgical nurses. Orthopedic surgerycan be performed under general, regional, or local anesthesia. The kinds of treatments done by orthopedists range from traction to amputation, hand reconstruction to spinal fusion or joint replacements. They also treat broken bones, strains and sprains, and dislocations. Some specific procedures done by orthopedic surgeons are covered as separate entries in this book,including arthroscopic surgery, bone grafting, and traction.Much of the work of the surgeon involves adding foreign material to the bodyin the form of screws, wires, pins, tongs, and prosthetics to hold damaged bones in their proper places or to replace damaged bone or connective tissue. Great improvements have been made in the development of artificial limbs and joints, and in the materials available to repair damage to bones and connective tissue. As developments continue in the fields of materials science and tissue engineering, surgeons will be able to more nearly duplicate the natural functions of the bones, joints, and ligaments, and to more accurately restoredamaged parts to their original range of motion. Contact Shalby Hospital for Orthopedic Hospital, Clinic, Orthopedic Surgeon, Best Orthopedic Hospital in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.
As with any surgery, there is always a risk of excessive bleeding, infection,and allergic reaction to anesthesia. Risks specifically associated with orthopedic surgery include inflammation at the site where foreign material (pins,prosthesis) is introduced into the body, infection as the result of surgery,and damage to nerves or to the spinal cord.Thousands of people have successful orthopedic surgery each year to recover from injuries or restore lost function. The likelihood of success for dependson the age and general health of the patient, the medical problem being treated, and the patient's willingness to comply with rehabilitative therapy afterthe surgery.
A doctor by profession and a visionary entrepreneur, Dr. Vikram I. Shah is the founder Chairman & Managing Director of Shalby Hospitals, headquartered at Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.
Having acquired professional qualifications – A O Basic from London (UK), F.A.O.A.A. from Switzerland and F.A. S. I.F from Germany, this son of the soil returned to motherland after working with Omskirk & Wrightington Hospital, U.K , Shelby Medical Centre , Hirmingham, Alabama, USA in 1993. His passion for the profession and the urge to serve the ailing millions in home country, prompted him to establish a 6 bed hospital in native town Ahmedabad in1994. Since then there was no looking back.
Under his leadership,We operate a chain of mutlispeicialty hospitals with 8 hospitals which are fully operational and 3 hospitals which have been recently setup. We currently have a total bed capacity of 2012 beds.
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With increasing population and patients, it has been predicted that India may be the home for the highest number of joint replacement surgeries per year in the world in a decade or two
Dr Nagwadia has 13 years of post MS experience at various reputed hospital in Gujarat. Since April 08 he is working at Shalby hospitals as a orthopedic trauma surgeon. Expertise in treatment of poly trauma, pelviacetabular, periatricular, periprosthetic & revision surgeries. He is an honorary secretary of Gujarat orthopedic association. National faculty in orthopedic trauma field in India. He served as HOD of Bapunagar general hospital, Ahmedabad. He has also undergone AO basic and advance course in operative management of fractures.
Dr. Jatin B Sanandia has passed his MBBS in 1999 and M.S (Ortho.) in 2003 from B J Medical College, Ahmedabad. He has worked as a Assistant Professor in Dept.Of Orthopedics at B. J. Medical College, Ahmedabad. He has worked as a Associate Professor in Orhtopedics at Surat Medical College, Surat. He is having vast experience of 8 years in orthopedics.
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