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A medical specialty that involves the diagnosis, treatment, correction, and prevention of skeletal deformities in patients is known as orthopaedics. The deformities may be disorders of elements that make up the musculoskeletal system such as muscles, bones, ligaments, joints, nerves, tendons, and skin. Orthopaedists or orthopaedic surgeons are doctors who specialise in the field of orthopaedics.
Who is an orthopedician?
Orthopedicians are doctors who specialize in the correction or prevention of deformities, disorders, or injuries of the skeleton and associated structures (musculoskeletal system comprising bones, ligaments, joints, nerves, and tendons.
What do orthopedicians do?
Orthopedicians treat all aspects of healthcare pertaining to the musculoskeletal system. Orthopedicians treat a wide variety of diseases and conditions, including fractures and dislocations, torn ligaments, sprains and strains tendon injuries, pulled muscles and ruptured low back pain, and knock knees, bow legs, bunions and hammer toes, arthritis and osteoporosis, bone tumors, muscular dystrophy and cerebral palsy, club foot and unequal leg length abnormalities of the fingers and toes, and growth abnormalities.
How to consult an orthopedician online?
To consult an orthopedician online, click on the ‘Online Doctor Consultation’ section on the Apollo 24/7 app or website. Then type ‘Orthopedics’ in the search bar to find a list of orthopedicians, along with their consultation timings. Choose one that suits your requirements and click on the ‘Consult’ button to book an appointment with an orthopedician.
Can orthopedicians treat all skeletal and bone-related conditions?
Yes, orthopedicians treat all kinds of skeletal and bone related health problems.In general they diagnosis bone injury or disorder,treatment with medication, exercise, surgery or other treatment plans, perform rehabilitation by recommending exercises or physical therapy to restore movement, strength and function and helps in prevention with information and treatment plans to prevent injury or slow the progression of diseases.
When should I consult an orthopedician?
You must consult an orthopedicians if you suffer from joint or musculoskeletal pain that began after an injury Hip or knee pain that is worse with weight bearing. Joint pain that is severe .Moderate or advanced arthritis of the knee or hip.
What do we call an Orthopedician in simple words?
Orthopedicians are simply the surgeons who perform the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders of the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons and muscles.
Can I consult with an orthopedician anytime?
Yes, on Apollo 24/7, you can consult orthopedicians any time. Our orthopedicians are available round-the-clock for online consultations. Just pick your preferred slot and book a consultation.
How do I choose the best orthopedician in India?
Apollo 24/7 has the best orthopedicians in India who are available round-the-clock to offer you an online consultation. All our doctors are highly-qualified and experienced to ensure that all your health conditions are taken care.
Is video consultation available with all orthopedicians?
Yes, all orthopedicians on the 24/7 platform offer video call consultations.
Can I visit an orthopaedist if I injured myself while playing sports?
Yes. If you had an injury while playing sports, it would usually be a fracture, ligament tear, muscle pull, or a sprain. These injuries are mainly related to the musculoskeletal system and orthopaedists are trained to treat such conditions.
Are orthopaedists and orthopaedic surgeons the same?
No. Though both orthopaedists and orthopaedic surgeons are specialised to treat conditions associated with the musculoskeletal system, only the latter can perform surgeries as well.
I injured my knee. Can I consult an orthopaedist?
Certainly. Orthopaedists specialise in the treatment of any musculoskeletal disorders and knee injury falls under this category. The orthopaedist will prescribe treatment after you get an imaging test (e.g. X-ray) of your knee done.
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