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Orthopaedic Surgery

Orthopedic surgeons use both surgical and nonsurgical means to treat musculoskeletal trauma, spine diseases, sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumors, and congenital disorders.

Overview

Orthopaedic surgeons are devoted to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders of the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons and muscles.

Some orthopaedic surgeons are generalists, while others specialize in certain areas of the body, such as:

  • Hip and knee
  • Foot and ankle
  • Shoulder and elbow
  • Hand
  • Spine

What does an orthopaedic surgeon treat?

  • Sports injuries
  • Back pain, ruptured disks and spinal stenosis
  • Bone tumors
  • Carpal tunnel, hand arthritis and hand injuries
  • Club foot, bow legs and hip dysplasia
  • Orthopaedic trauma
  • Achilles tendon injuries, bunions and foot and ankle injuries
  • Osteoporosis
  • Arthritis

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Wrist tendinitis is a condition where one or more tendons around the wrist area becomes swollen (inflamed) and painful. The pain is aggravated on movement and activation of these tendons. Carpal tunnel syndrome, on the other hand, is a condition where the median nerve is being compressed in the bas...
19 Oct 2019
Open surgery is preferred over endoscopic surgery in carpal tunnel syndrome in the following conditions: 1. Revision carpal tunnel release requiring neurolysis of the median nerve and transposing an ulnarly-based fat pad flap over the median nerve. 2. End-stage carpal tunnel syndrome requiring a t...
19 Oct 2019
For patients with a connective tissue problem, the bunions are usually a result of the lax connective tissue. Minimally invasive surgery will not be a suitable method for correction of the bunions. I would need to assess the foot, the bunion, and the overall “laxity” o...
14 Oct 2019
In general, patients should know their diagnosis first, go through the treatment options before starting the treatments. This is really important for slipped discs as can rupture and compress your spinal cord. Very often, we see patients going for various treatments such as TCM o...
27 Sep 2019
Myalgia or muscle pain is a common complaint. Unusually excessive exertion, trauma, and viral infections are among the most common causes. While many causes are benign and self-limiting, myalgia can also be associated with significant morbidity. A thorough review by the doctor of th...
27 Sep 2019
I would advise that you consult a doctor regarding oedema on your foot. Oedema is a symptom/manifestation of underlying issues and it is more important to treat the underlying issue, rather than treat the oedema. Common causes of oedema of foot without serious underlying issues can ...
13 Aug 2019
For elbow bursitis, it depends on several factors. Mainly size - if it’s big, it is very unlikely to become smaller and will cause a lot of discomfort and inconvenience; and whether it’s infected (which has to be treated first). Assuming there is no infection, we can ei...
12 Aug 2019
Bone spurs are a fairly common occurrence on the foot and frequently occur either at the plantar area (base of foot) or the Achilles region (heel area). Treatment of bone spurs on the foot depends on the severity of symptoms that my patient shares with me. 1- Asymptomat...
6 Aug 2019
A diffuse disc bulge in your MRI, assuming your MRI radiologist meant a small disc protrusion in his report, represents an aging disc that has naturally lost his water content and its cushion and height with time, resulting in a bulge, like a bulging "worn out" car tyre. Because t...
2 Aug 2019
Diffuse disc bulges (with or without nerve impingement) in MRI is a natural process as we age and can be found in your MRI even if you have no back pain or nerve pain. Nothing needs to be done and nothing can be done to reverse this natural aging. But if there is back...
2 Aug 2019
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