Arthritis and bursitis are few of the chronic orthopedic conditions that affect the musculoskeletal system and that too the joints or bones. The pain and dysfunction caused by these conditions can make even the normal activities very difficult. But one should understand that these conditions are quite different from orthopedic injuries like a broken bone or shoulder dislocation which is due to sudden trauma. Chronic conditions are also progressive in nature that is different from accidental or traumatic orthopedic injuries. Chronic conditions start very slowly and get worse or evolve over the time and they may be age related or may be caused by overuse.
The significance of Treating Orthopedic conditions
Although there are some orthopedic conditions that are curable, there are some that cannot be cured. However, these conditions can be treated so that pain can be reduced and can bring in improvement in quality of life. If you get an accurate diagnosis and treatment, it can help you reduce your problems even if they are progressive conditions that are without a cure.
Different types of chronic orthopedic conditions
There are different categories of chronic orthopedic conditions. These conditions can occur in many parts of the body. At Ravi Hospital, we diagnose and treat most of the chronic conditions that include
Arthritis – Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid arthritis
Osteoarthritis – Wear and tear of the cartilage lining is one of the most common causes of loss in mobility and knee pain. The bones tend to rub together and this causes pain and swelling. This condition is commonly called osteoarthritis. Direct injury and some trauma can also cause osteoarthritis.
There are few treatments recommended that include conservative treatments such as steroidal and nonsteroidal anti inflammatory drugs, cortisone injections. These conservative treatments can relieve pain and restore mobility. But in case of severe pain, it may require knee surfacing surgery.
Rheumatoid Arthritis – A chronic disease that causes inflammation of joints is known as Rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Severe inflammation can affect the joints and other parts of the body functions. RA may cause deformities in joints of the hands and it can in turn moving of hands difficult.
Pain in hip, knee, joint, muscle etc. Hip is the largest joint in our body and is prone to injury and wear and tear. After an injury or fall, you need to watch out for any particular deformation. You need to see your doctor if you are not able to move your leg or put weight on it without hip pain.
If you fall or are hit by something with a lot of force on the knee, you need to see a doctor immediately. You should get immediate medical attention if you get a “pop” sound and are unable to put weight on your leg or if the knee appears to be deformed. If you have shoulder joint pain, you need to get it attended immediately and if you experience sudden pain in the shoulder, the shoulder looks deformed, have intense swelling or if you are not able to lift your arm from your body.
Although some chronic conditions get best treated by specialists who treat specific conditions, there are orthopedic doctors who can treat rheumatoid arthritis. At Ravi Hospital there are doctors who will coordinate with other specialists throughout the health system so you receive the best treatment for you.
Ravi Hospital has doctors and surgeons who specialize in treating hip, knee, shoulder, hand, and foot and ankle pain. Following are the few treatments that we do in the hospital
When it comes to orthopedic care, Ravi Hospital takes a team approach. We provide newer orthopedic services, procedures such as minimally invasive surgeries, advanced external fixation etc. Exceptional orthopedic care is offered as we combine expertise, vast experience of orthopedicians and highly specialized treatment options, to offer.
We have some of the best team of Orthopedicians in Hyderabad, highly qualified and with exposure to orthopedic treatments abroad. We offer immediate care for orthopedic injuries with less wait time, as we have 24/7 in-house laboratory services, 24-hour critical care team and intensive care unit to offer utmost care to the patient.