Orthopedics

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The Department for Orthopaedics treats muscle, bone and joint disorders. Areas of special emphasis include arthritis, joint replacement, spine surgery, sports medicine, physical medicine, hand, foot and ankle, and trauma.

Our orthopaedic surgeons at Aashka Hospital have diverse expertise and are committed to provide effective solutions to orthopaedic problems. Specialized services include arthroscopy, musculoskeletal surgery and reconstruction, rheumatology and treatment for orthopaedic trauma.

Services Offered at Aashka Hospital includes
Joint Replacement Services

The Centre offers all types of joint replacement to restore freedom of movement and relieve the pain of degenerated and diseased joints. Surgery often provides dramatic improvement in daily functioning for people with arthritis. Medications and physical therapy services are helpful adjuncts.

Some of the latest techniques offered are cementless implants for a customised fit thus prolonging the life of the replacement.

Knee and hip replacement surgery are the most common procedures. Orthopaedic surgeons also perform joint replacement surgery for other major joints including the elbow, ankle, shoulder, and wrist joints. In addition, our surgeons have extensive experience in using the newest clinically proven techniques to revise joint replacements that have failed.

Our facilities to perform joint replacements are outstanding both in theatre environment and instrumentation. For all joint replacement cases we have Laminar Air Flow operation theatres.

Total Hip Replacement

This is usually undertaken in patients who have had their hip joints destroyed due to injury or diseases like osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, etc. Hip resurfacing and replacements using ceramic liners are done for relatively young active patients.

Total Knee Replacement

For knees that are severely damaged due to disease or injury, total knee replacement is the best option. The end of the thigh bone is normally replaced with a metallic component and the upper end of the leg bone with a polyethylene component with metal base plate. Most patients are ambulant from the day after surgery and are discharged the fifth day. The latest Hi-flexion fixed bearing and mobile bearing designed knee components and those specifically designed for women (gender solution knees) are routinely used.

Total Shoulder / Elbow Replacement

Joints like the elbow and shoulder, which are damaged due to diseases like rheumatoid arthritis or due to traumatic injury are treated with total joint replacement.

Orthopaedic Trauma

Traditionally, many bone injuries caused by trauma were repaired using immobilisation devices placed outside the body. Our orthopaedic surgeons are masters in using devices that are surgically placed on or in the injured bones. Those devices provide strong support and can be used in treating fractures of the pelvis, thighbone, hip, foot, and ankle.

Arthroscopic Surgery

Penhole surgeries of the joints are done with state-of-the-art instruments. Recovery from the surgery is much faster compared to traditional open surgery. The facilities in arthroscopy include the video arthroscope for the knee, shoulder and hip, the smaller scope for wrist elbow and ankle, complete power shaver system, pressure sensitive pump for joint distension and arthroscopic electronic power system,

Penhole surgery of the knee joint is routinely done mainly for meniscal repairs, anterior and posterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, double bundle reconstructions, biopsies, popliteal cyst management etc. For routine arthroscopic surgeries the patient has to stay in the hospital for only 1 or 2 days and has to continue the exercises at home. Bio-absorbable screws/implants are routinely used for ligament reconstruction.

Arthroscopic Surgery of Shoulder and Hip

Penhole surgery of the shoulder and hip is done routinely for repairing joint problems in recurrent dislocations, frozen shoulder, supra scapular nerve decompression, synovectomy and rotator cuff tear repair. The hospital stay is only for a couple of days and the pain following the surgery is much less. The recovery is much  faster compared to traditional open surgery. Arthroscopy of the hip is done to deal with impingemnt  lesions and labral lesions.

Sports Medicine

This division offers excellent care in sports related injuries of the joints and ligaments. Arthroscopic techniques are used in cruciate ligament repair, meniscal repair , cartilage transfer, MPFL reconstruction, and multiple ligament injured knee.

Ilizarov technique is also available

We treat orthopaedic disorders as well as correction of congenital deformities like club foot, congenital rocker bottom foot and club hand on a routine basis. Expertise in management of orthopedic problems and deformities, limb length inequality, as well as sequele of fractures and infections by Ilizarov technique is available. Severed limb implantation is done with the help of experienced plastic and vascular surgeons. Management of fracture pelvis and acetabular fracture fixation are undertaken routinely.

Daycare Surgery

All facilities are available to promote daycare surgery for a variety of conditions in spinal disorders, joint problems and fractures. The system is designed taking into consideration patient comfort and convenience.

Disorders Treated
  • Artificial Joint Replacement
  • Arthroscopic Surgery of Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist
  • Arthroscopic Surgery of Hip, Knee and Ankle
  • Cartilage Restoration / Transplantation
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis, Degenerative Arthritis
  • Nerve Decompression Surgery
  • ACL, PCL and Meniscus Repairs
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries
  • Ligament Injuries
  • Limb Lengthening, Deformity Correction
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Disc and Degenerative Surgery
  • Spinal Trauma, Tumour and Infection Surgery
  • Spinal Deformity Correction under Spinal Cord Monitoring
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Disk Replacement Surgery
  • Repair of Shoulder Impingement Syndrome and Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sports-Related Injuries

This centre is at the forefront in offering the latest in orthopaedic treatments and surgical techniques. The centre perform complicated and advanced surgical procedures like joint preserving surgeries including arthroscopic ligament reconstructions, joint replacement and complex fracture management.