Orthopedics or Orthopaedics surgery is one of the primary specialties in medicine dealing with the musculoskeletal system’s health conditions.
Orthopédie, the French word coined by 16th century French physician Nicholas Andry was derived from ancient Greek lexicon ὀρθόςorthos (“correct,” “straight”) and παιδίονpaidion (“child”). As the name in the Greek language indicates, orthopedics initially was a dedicated medical discipline for treating structural deformities in children. This crucial medical specialty eventually transformed into a keystone that treats a spectrum of bone and muscle-related health conditions.
Orthopedic surgeons trained extensively in this area use conservative management techniques and surgical and minimally invasive methods for treating trauma related to the musculoskeletal system, spine disorders, deformities, injuries, infections, degenerative, chronic bone conditions, tumours, and congenital abnormalities.
The mobility of the human body is dependent on the strength of the muscles and bones, but these structures are also the ‘fragile ones.’ The peak bone mass is achieved by 20, and it is imperative to feed joints ample amounts of calcium-rich foods to maintain strength. However, bones tend to go brittle and may even break under extreme pressure, and one needs to be extremely careful in middle age. The slowing down of metabolism, stress and chronic conditions contribute to bone disorders. Women are prone to various other bone degenerative conditions post-menopause.
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Orthopedic Surgical Procedures:
The Knee, the largest and one of the important joints in the human body, carries most of the upper body weight and plays a pivotal role in keeping you agile. Worn-out knees hinder every simple movement, be it walking, running, or sitting, and if not addressed on time, can interfere with the quality of life.
There are many wrong notions around Knee Replacement but trust us; it’s not cumbersome! Thanks to medical advancements and the dexterity of the highly trained best orthopedic surgeons, replacing knees through surgical intervention are gaining momentum, especially among the elderly.
Hip replacement or total hip arthroplasty is a surgical procedure where the expert surgeon removes the damaged parts of the hip joint and restores them with prosthetic components made either by metal, ceramic, or tough plastic to eliminate pain and better functioning.
Also called total hip arthroplasty, hip replacement surgery might be an option if hip pain interferes with daily activities and nonsurgical treatments haven’t helped or are no longer effective. Arthritis damage is the most common reason to need a hip replacement.
Total joint replacement or arthroplasty is a surgical procedure where parts of damaged joints are removed and replaced with a prosthesis device made from hard plastic, ceramic, or metal.
The prosthesis is generally used for Knee and hip replacements and other joint replacement surgeries, including ankle, wrist, shoulder, and elbow.
Shoulder replacement surgery is an invasive procedure in which an implant replaces the entire or partial part of the glenohumeral joint. It helps relieve severe shoulder joint pain caused by arthritis or post-injury.
Spine surgery is a vast area. It needs extreme surgical skill to fix the problems of this most complex structure – a combination of bones, nerves, ligaments, tendons, and muscles. The most common spine-related conditions are lower back pain, neck pain, degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, spondylosis, osteoporosis, and scoliosis.
While certain health conditions causing chronic pain can be managed with medications, physiotherapy, and other conservative methods, few might require surgical intervention to relieve the pain.
Senior Consultant Orthopedic surgeon, Chennai
MBBS , MS (Ortho) , Fellow in Arthroscopy ( germany )