Orthopaedics & Spine Injury

Orthopaedics & Spine Injury

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery has centers focused on Pediatric Orthopaedics, Hand and Upper Extremity, Musculoskeletal Tumors, Foot and Ankle, Joint Replacement and Adult Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine, and Spine Health. All centers have active programs in translational and clinical outcomes research in the areas of cartilage, tendon and bone tissue engineering through multiple funding mechanisms, including the AFIRM (Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine) program and National Institute of Health. These centers are also very active in prosthetic design and performance, knee ligament research, athletic performance and wound healing.

The Department of Rheumatology has centers focused on Vasculitis, Osteoporosis and Metabolic Bone Disease,

The Orthopedic department at the Lifeline hospital has the combination of highly experienced and skilled surgeons along with world class ultra-modern operation theatres. All the modalities of orthopedic care including trauma, spine, arthroplasty, sports medicine are available under one roof.

Our unique working methodology is an amalgamation of experience, expertise, observation, knowledge and wisdom with a combination of evidence derived from medical literature.We promise you compassionate, comprehensive, scientifically logical and realistic solutions for your orthopedic problems which will be suitable for all the strata of the population.

There are 3 dedicated operation theatres having laminar flow ventilation technology which provide state of art orthopedic services equipped with high precision equipments, image guided spine surgery, computer navigated joint replacement surgery, orthopedic and spine deformity correction surgery with cell saver and minimally invasive endoscopic surgery.


Orthopedics is the study of the musculoskeletal system. Orthopedic doctors specialize in diagnosis and treatment of problems of the musculoskeletal system. These include:

  • Bones
  • Joints
  • Ligaments
  • Tendons
  • Muscles
  • Nerves

What is a tendon, a ligament, a catilage ?

A tendon is a band of tissue that connects muscle to bone. A ligament is an elastic band of tissue that connects bone to bone and provides stability to the joint. Cartilage is a soft, gel-like padding between bones that protects joints and facilitates movement.

If I see an orthopaedic surgeon, will he or she generally recommend surgery?

Most orthopedic injuries and conditions are treated without surgery, using a range of treatments that include activity modification, physical therapy and medications. Surgery is an option for certain orthopedic problems and often for those conditions that do not alleviate patient symptoms.

What is Arthroscopic Surgery ?

Arthroscopic Surgery is a minimally-invasive procedure in which the surgeon uses a small (think of a camera the diameter of a pencil) high-definition, fiber-optic camera to perform surgery through small incisions. Arthroscopy is also used to diagnose and treat virtually all joint problems, including those of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee and ankle. It affords visualization that permits treatment of most conditions in the least invasive manner. Because arthroscopic surgery is performed through small incisions, injury to soft tissues is avoided, facilitating quicker and less painful recovery times. Most patients go home the same day they have surgery.

What is Knee replacement surgery ?

Knee replacement surgery can help relieve pain and restore function in severely diseased knee joints. During knee replacement, a surgeon cuts away damaged bone and cartilage from your thighbone, shinbone and kneecap and replaces it with an artificial joint.

Who requires a knee replacement surgery?

People who need knee replacement surgery usually have problems walking, climbing stairs, and getting in and out of chairs. They also may experience moderate or severe knee pain at rest.

Whatis an ideal stage for knee replacement surgery??

Age is not an issue if you are in reasonable health and have the desire to continue living a productive, active life. You may be asked to see your personal physician for his/her opinion about your general health and readiness for surgery.

How long will I be in the hospital?

Most Knee patients will be hospitalized for five to six days after their surgery. There are several goals that you must achieve before you can be discharged. Our Preventive & Rehabilitative Medicine physicians will evaluate your progress two days after the surgery and recommend rehabilitation stay if necessary. The stay may last anywhere between 3 days to 2 weeks.

Will I need a walker, cructhes or cane ?

Yes, for about 3 weeks, it is recommended that you use a walker or crutches. The hospital will help provide these items if necessary. Most patients can use a cane for three to four weeks after the walker or crutches are discontinued. Your physical therapist will help to determine when you will advance from walker to cane to no assistance.

How often will I need to be seen by my doctor following the surgery?

You will be seen for your first post operative visit, 6 weeks after the surgery. The frequency of follow up visits after that will depend on your progress. Many patients are seen at six weeks, four months and then at a yearly basis.

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