Orthopedic surgery or orthopedics is the branch of surgery concerned with conditions involving the musculoskeletal system. Orthopedic surgeons use both surgical and nonsurgical means to treat musculoskeletal trauma, spine diseases, sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumors, and congenital disorders.

The Department of Orthopedics at GNNH provides complete solution for orthopedic disorders of bones, muscles, ligaments and joints.

When should you consult an Orthopedic Doctor?

Patients might need an orthopedic physician if they have:

  • Gradually progressive hip or knee pain that is worse with weight bearing
  • Joint pain that is severe and interfering with function
  • Moderate or advanced arthritis of the knee or hip
  • Previous unsuccessful treatment for joint pain
  • Been told by their doctor they might need a joint replacement
  • When you Joint or musculoskeletal pain that began after an injury

Orthopedic Services

Our expert team of orthopedic doctors and nurses at GNNH, specialize in performing below surgeries –

Knee Replacement Surgery

As the name suggests, knee replacement is a surgical procedure that involves reconstruction and replacement of the degenerated knee joints with prosthesis (metal and plastic parts) to relieve pain and disability. Knee replacement surgery can be of three types – Partial knee replacement, Total knee replacement and bilateral knee replacement

One should consider a knee replacement surgery if:

  • The person has knee pain constantly
  • The pain persists despite the use of medications and consistent rest
  • The stiffness of the joint lasts
  • The non-surgical procedures such as medications, physiotherapy doesn’t help in relieving the pain.

Hip Replacement Surgery

A hip replacement surgery is a procedure in which a damaged hip joint is removed and replaced by a prosthesis (an artificial joint often made from metal and plastic). It is often recommended after a hip surgery or for a painful hip joint due to arthritis. Hip replacement surgery can be of two types – Total Hip Replacement and Partial Hip Replacement.

It is better to get the hip replacement surgery as early as possible when it is needed. Here are some signs that might indicate it’s time for a hip replacement:

  • Prescribed medications don’t help in relieving pain
  • The hip joint stiffens after sitting even for a short while
  • Pain gets worsens in cool and damp weather
  • Difficulty in walking or climbing stairs
  • Hip injuries

Shoulder Replacement Surgery

In the shoulder replacement surgery, the ends of the damaged upper arm bone and the shoulder bone are either replaced or capped with artificial surfaces lined with plastic or metal and plastic. Shoulder replacement surgery can be of four types – Total Shoulder Replacement, Partial Shoulder Replacement, Reverse Shoulder Replacement and Shoulder Resurfacing.

One should consider a knee replacement surgery if:

A person suffers from severe pain due to arthritis, fractures from severe injuries or rotator cuff tear and couldn’t get relief on taking medications, and then shoulder replacement can be a better option.

Elbow Replacement Surgery

Elbow replacement is the most complicated and less common procedure among other joint replacement surgeries. The procedure of elbow replacement is similar to knee and hip replacements. In this, the damaged elbow joint is replaced with an artificial joint made from two implants.

Elbow replacement surgery is mostly considered in case of rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, Post-traumatic Arthritis, instability and severe fractures that can damage the vital components of the elbow joint. It can be the best treatment option when non-invasive treatments such as medications and physical therapy no longer help alleviate the persistent pain or improve the joint functionality.