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Department of Orthopaedics & Joint Replacements

The ability to move freely and without constraints is one of the fundamental components of living our lives independently. And this can be constrained by joint pains, difficulty of movement, fracture, sprain, strain, cramps and muscle pains, which is a major hinderance to our quality of life. The department of orthopaedics and joint replacement seeks to provide patients with the ability to have a pain-free movement and unhindered ability to carry out their day-to-day activities.

Why choose us for orthopaedic and joint replacement services?

The Department of Orthopaedics & Joint Replacement at Global Hospital, Mumbai provides comprehensive consultation and expert care for all orthopaedic ailments. Over the years we have pushed the boundaries of excellence and brought transformational change in the lives of our patients with path breaking surgeries and procedures. Dedication, commitment and a willingness to go beyond the call of our duty has made us pioneers in orthopaedics and joint replacement.

With state-of-the-art infrastructure, a highly qualified team and world class treatment protocols, we have delivered the finest care in dealing with cases of accident and trauma, fractures, joint replacement and others, making us one of India’s best orthopaedics and joint replacement facilities.

Diagnosis of Orthopaedic problems

Improving the quality of life for our patients and to give them an exceptional patient-experience is central to our efforts at the Department of Orthopaedics & Joint Replacement. We have state-of-the-art infrastructure to comprehensively diagnose orthopaedic problems and that is the first step in delivering the right treatment. Advanced imaging facilities, biomechanical analysis, and a thorough medical history are used for the diagnosis of all orthopaedic ailments.

Treatment of Orthopaedic problems

Global Hospitals, Mumbai is synonymous with the excellence in orthopaedic treatment & care. A team of expert orthopaedic consultants & surgeons, delivering world class treatment & an exceptional patient experience for all orthopaedic ailments. Some of the commonly treated ailments at the department of orthopaedic and joint replacement include:

  • Osteoarthritis- Knee, Hip and other joints.
  • Sports Injuries- ACL tear, Meniscus tear, Patellar dislocation, Shoulder dislocation, SLAP Lesions, Rotator cuff injury.
  • Avascular necrosis Hip
  • Polytrauma
  • Fractures
  • Deformity Correction
  • Foot & Ankle pain
  • Back/Neck Pain
  • Slip Disc

Procedures:

  1.  Joint Replacement – Joint replacement surgeries are performed on various joints of body – commonly the hip, knee joint & Shoulder – to alleviate pain.
  2. Hip Replacement – The hip replacement surgery is the replacement of the hip ball joint with an artificial joint made of plastic & metal or ceramic. The replacement is necessitated by either osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, loss of bone tissue, injury and/or tumours.
  3. Knee Replacement – A knee replacement surgery is a surgical procedure to replace the weight-bearing surfaces of the knee joint. Partial Knee Replacement or Total Knee Replacement Depending on involvement of partial or total joint.
  4. Arthroscopic Surgeries– Arthroscopic/Keyhole Surgeries for knee (ACL, PCL, Meniscus) & Shoulder(Rotator Cuff, SLAP tear) Injuries.
  5. Fractures– Advanced Management of bone fractures allows early recovery & rehabilitation. Polytrauma Patient Treatment.
  6. Spine – Minimally Invasive Surgeries for Slip Disc & other Spine Problems.
Arthroscopy

Arthroscopy surgery is the procedure in which the treatment of the damage of the interior part of a joint is performed using an arthroscope. It can help detect various problems such as the cause of persistent joint pains, excessive fluid in the joints and damaged cartilage.

The arthroscope is a special type of camera inserted into the joint through a small incision and allows the surgeon a view of the common area on a video monitor. A second incision is made for the insertion of tiny surgical instruments that are used both to diagnose and to perform what is needed during the operation—removing damaged tissue, suturing and other repairs.

The doctor recommends arthroscopy if you have inflammation in a joint or have a joint with arthritis that got worse over time. 

Arthroscopic surgery can result in less joint pain and stiffness in the affected area. The patient can leave the hospital on the day of the surgery itself as is a minimally invasive and also generally takes less time. After surgery, the patient may return to light activity within a fortnight. Physical therapy is necessary to ensure proper healing of the operated joint.

 Some of the risks related to knee arthroscopy, such as:

  • Internal bleeding in the joint
  • Clotting of blood
  • Infection
  • stiffness in the operated joint
  • Damage to the cartilage, ligaments and blood vessels 

Arthroplasty

Arthroplasty surgery is an operative procedure in which the arthritic or damaged surfaces of the bone are removed and replaced with something better, called a prosthesis. The surgery performed to relieve pain and restore range of motion by realigning a dysfunctional joint.

The goal of arthroplasty is to restore the function of the affected joint and relieve pain. At the beginning of surgery, anaesthesia is administered to the patient. Then a small incision is made by the orthopaedic surgeon at the joint to carefully remove the least quantity of bone to allow free motion.

To determine the extent of the injury, the surgeon will evaluate the joint itself and enquire about the level of mobility, the condition of the ligaments and muscles around the affected joint to help develop the most effective postoperative rehabilitation plan. Diagnostic testing will typically include:

  • X-rays of the affected joint to determine loss of joint space 
  • CT, MRI, Bone densitometry tests
  • Blood tests to rule out infection
  • Before the surgery, standard preoperative blood and urine tests are performed. Clotting tests are performed if the patient has a history of bleeding.

Most patients enjoy an improved range of motion in the joint and relief from pain and will gain enhanced function. The risks of arthroplasty include an allergic reaction to anaesthesia, post-operative infection, or the formation of blood clots that may cause pain and swelling near the surgery site. Dislocation of the joint may occur in the absence of physical activity.

All About Knee Replacement Surgery

Knee replacement surgery is a surgical procedure to replace the damaged surface of the knee joint. A patient needs a knee replacement if your knee gives you pain or stiffness that affects your daily life and activities. Global Hospitals is considered to be one of the best hospitals for the treatment of knee pain in Mumbai.

If arthritis affects only one side of your knee, you may need a single knee replacement. Partial knee replacements can be carried out through a smaller cut than a total knee replacement, using minimally invasive surgery. We have some of the best doctors for knee replacement surgery in Mumbai.

A total knee replacement surgery is a procedure where the affected knee joint is replaced with artificial prosthetic material. It may also involve replacing the under-surface of your kneecap (patella) with a smooth plastic dome when the original patella is very damaged. The prostheses come in several different configurations designed for the replacement of specific patterns of advanced arthritis. The metal-plastic combination of the knee bearings is the most common type used in knee replacement implants. At Global Hospitals, In Knee replacement surgery, the orthopaedic surgeon removes damaged cartilage and bone from the knee and attaches metal implants to the ends of the thigh and calf bones along with a plastic spacer to ensure smooth movement in the joint.

Post-surgery, it is advised to follow your doctor’s orders about being active in the weeks after the surgery and practice Physical therapy which includes exercises for flexibility and strength. Generally, the patient will be able to stand within 12 to 24 hours after your operation and can walk with the help of a crutch in about a week.

FAQ-Knee Replacement

How long does it take to walk after a full knee replacement?

Generally, the patient will be able to stand within 12 to 24 hours after your operation and can walk with the help of a crutch in about a week.

What can you not do after knee replacement?

Post-surgery, it is advised to follow your doctor’s orders about being active in the weeks after the surgery and practice Physical therapy which includes exercises for flexibility and strength.

Hip replacement surgery

Hip replacement surgery is a procedure in which the hip joint is replaced by a prosthetic implant, that is, a hip prosthesis. This surgery is suggested by the doctor when all other treatment options have failed to provide adequate pain relief. At Global Hospitals, we offer the best treatment for hip fractures in Mumbai.

A broken or dislocated joint can prevent the flow of blood to the bone, leading to avascular necrosis. An artificial joint is a prosthetic often made from metal and plastic components

The patient is given general anaesthesia to relax the muscles. The best doctor for a hip fracture will then cut the side of the hip to expose the hip joint. Next, the damaged portion of the joint is removed by cutting the thighbone with a saw. Then an artificial joint is attached to the thighbone using cement that allows the bone to connect to the joint. The doctor then prepares the surface of the hipbone by removing any damaged cartilage and attaches the replacement prosthetic. However, the surgeon must be highly skilled in this technique. After surgery, the patient may be asked to do gentle exercises in bed, such as:

  • Bending and flexing the ankle
  • Contracting and relaxing the quadriceps muscles
  • Gentle exercises may be done for a few minutes each hour to facilitate blood flow
  • Pivoting or twisting on the affected leg should be avoided for 6 to 12 months after surgery.

Most hip replacement patients will be discharged within 2 to 5 days once the pain is under control, and the patient can get in and out of bed and walk short distances and perform day-to-day activities.

Our Doctors – Orthopaedics

Global Hospitals is home to the best orthopaedic surgeon in Mumbai, the finest practitioners of orthopaedic consultation & surgery bringing a vast reservoir of expertise & experience with them. The team comprises experienced surgeons who have worked to treat & fix some of the most challenging & complex orthopaedic cases bringing joy & relief to hundreds of patients.

Dr Anup khatri

MBBS, DNB

Consultant

Dr Shreedhar Archik

MBBS, MS, D Orth

Senior Consultant

Dr Abhay Narvekar

MBBS, MS

Senior Consultant

Dr Neelkanth Dhamnaskar

MBBS, MS, DNB, D Orth

Consultant

Dr Manoj Jain

MBBS, MS

Consultant

Dr Tushar Ubale

MBBS, MS

Consultant

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