Department of Orthopaedics
Orthopedic surgery or orthopedics, is the branch of surgery concerned with conditions involving the musculoskeletal system. Orthopedic surgeons use both surgical and nonsurgical means to treat musculoskeletal trauma, spine diseases, sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumors, and congenital disorders.
The Orthopedic Department in Maharaja Agrasen Hospital Dwarka is a specialized unit that focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and management of musculoskeletal conditions. It deals with a wide range of issues related to bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves. Orthopedic surgeons are medical doctors with specialized training in orthopedics, and they play a crucial role in addressing various orthopedic problems.
Here are some key functions and services offered by the Orthopedic Department:
- Musculoskeletal Evaluation and Diagnosis: The department evaluates patients with musculoskeletal complaints, such as joint pain, fractures, sprains, and sports injuries. Orthopedic specialists use various diagnostic tools, including X-rays, MRI scans, CT scans, and physical examinations, to accurately diagnose the conditions.
- Orthopedic Surgery: Orthopedic surgeons perform various surgical procedures to treat musculoskeletal conditions. Common surgeries include joint replacement (knee, hip, shoulder), fracture fixation, arthroscopic surgeries, spine surgeries, and corrective surgeries for congenital deformities.
- Sports Medicine: The Orthopedic Department may have specialists in sports medicine who focus on treating sports-related injuries and providing rehabilitation programs for athletes.
- Arthritis Management: Orthopedic specialists manage arthritis conditions, such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, using a combination of medication, physical therapy, and surgical interventions.
- Pediatric Orthopedics: Some Orthopedic Departments have pediatric orthopedic specialists who specialize in treating musculoskeletal conditions in children, such as developmental disorders and pediatric fractures.
- Trauma Care: The department provides emergency and trauma care for patients with musculoskeletal injuries, such as fractures and dislocations.
- Rehabilitation Services: The Orthopedic Department may offer rehabilitation services, including physical therapy and occupational therapy, to help patients recover from injuries or surgeries and regain optimal function.
- Spine Care: Orthopedic spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions related to the spine, such as herniated discs, spinal stenosis, and scoliosis.
- Hand and Upper Extremity Care: The department may have hand and upper extremity specialists who treat conditions affecting the hands, wrists, elbows, and shoulders.
- Orthotics and Prosthetics: Orthopedic specialists may work with orthotists and prosthetists to provide custom-made braces, orthotics, and prosthetic devices to support and assist patients with mobility issues.
The Orthopedic Department plays a critical role in restoring mobility, reducing pain, and improving the quality of life for patients with musculoskeletal conditions. Orthopedic surgeons work collaboratively with other medical specialists, including physical therapists, radiologists, and pain management specialists, to provide comprehensive care to their patients.