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The Department of Orthopedics

Services at SevenHills Hospital :

The orthopedic department’s unique working methodology is an amalgamation of experience, expertise, observation, knowledge, and wisdom, with a combination of evidence derived from medical literature. We promise you compassionate, comprehensive, scientifically logical and realistic solutions for your orthopedic problems.

There are 3 dedicated operation theatres having laminar flow ventilation technology which provide world-class orthopedic services equipped with high precision equipments, image guided spine surgery, computer navigated joint replacement surgery, and orthopedic and spine deformity correction surgery with cell saver and minimally invasive endoscopic surgery.

  • What Is Orthopedics?

    Orthopedics is the study of the musculoskeletal system. Orthopedic doctors specialize in diagnosis and treatment of problems of the musculoskeletal system which include:

    • Bones
    • Joints
    • Ligaments
    • Tendons
    • Muscles
    • Nerves
  • What Are The Treatment Options Available At SevenHills Hospital?

    Spine Surgeries:
    • Open/minimally invasive discectomy
    • Decompression and stabilization for
      Tuberculosis of spine
    • Posterior lumbar inter-body fusion surgery
      for degenerative disorders of lumbar spine
    • Instrumented correction of
      spinal deformities
    • Surgeries for craniovertebral
      junctional anomalies
    • Management of traumatic
      injury to spine
    • Management of degenerative
      conditions of cervical spine
    • Simple primary
    • Complex primary
    • Revision surgery
    Replacement Surgeries:
    • Primary and revision - total hip replacement
    • Primary and revision - total knee replacement
    • Other joint replacements e.g. shoulder,
      elbow, small joints of hands and feet
    Sports Medicine:
    • Ligament reconstruction
    • Arthroscopic shoulder stabilization
    • Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair
    • Arthroscopic meniscus repair/excision
    • Diagnostic arthroscopy and biopsy
  • What Is A Tendon, A Ligament, A Cartilage?

    A tendon is a band of tissue that connects muscle to bone. A ligament is an elastic band of tissue that connects a bone to bone and provides stability to the joint. Cartilage is a soft, gel-like padding between bones that protects joints and facilitates movement.

  • If I See An Orthopedic Surgeon, Will He Or She Generally Recommend Surgery?

    Most orthopedic injuries and conditions are treated without surgery, using a range of treatments that include activity modification, physical therapy and medications. Surgery is an option for certain orthopedic problems and often for those conditions that do not alleviate patient symptoms.

  • What Is An Arthroscopic Surgery?

    An Arthroscopic Surgery is a minimally-invasive procedure in which the surgeon uses a small (think of a camera with the diameter of a pencil) high-definition, fiber-optic camera to perform surgery through small incisions. Arthroscopy is also used to diagnose and treat virtually all joint problems, including those of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee and ankle. It affords visualization that permits treatment of most conditions in the least invasive manner.

    Because arthroscopic surgery is performed through small incisions, injury to soft tissues is avoided, facilitating quicker and less painful recovery times. Most patients go home the same day they have surgery.

  • What Is A Knee Replacement Surgery?

    Knee replacement surgery can help relieve pain and restore function in severely diseased knee joints. During knee replacement, a surgeon cuts away damaged bone and cartilage from your thighbone, shinbone and kneecap, and replaces it with an artificial joint.

  • Who Requires A Knee Replacement Surgery?

    People who need knee replacement surgery usually have problems in walking, climbing stairs, and getting in and out of chairs. They may also experience moderate or severe knee pain at rest.

  • What Is An Ideal Age For A Knee Replacement Surgery?

    Age is not an issue if you are in reasonable health and have the desire to continue living a productive, active life. You may be asked to see your personal physician for his/her opinion about your general health and readiness for surgery.

  • How Long Will I Be In The Hospital?

    Most knee patients will be hospitalized for five to six days after their surgery. There are several goals that you must achieve before you can be discharged. Our Preventive & Rehabilitative Medicine physicians will evaluate your progress two days after the surgery and recommend rehabilitation stay if necessary. The stay may last anywhere between 3 days to 2 weeks.

  • Will I Need A Walker, Crutches Or Cane?

    Yes, for about 3 weeks, it is recommended that you use a walker or crutches. The hospital will provide these items, if necessary. Most patients can use a cane for three to four weeks after the walker or crutches is discontinued. Your physical therapist will help to determine when you will advance from walker to cane to no assistance.

  • How Often Will I Need To Be Seen By My Doctor Following The Surgery?

    You will be seen for your first post operative visit in the 6th week after the surgery. The frequency of follow up visits after that will depend on your progress. Many patients are seen at six weeks, four months and then at a yearly basis.