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Bone and Joint Care at Fortis Hospitals, Bangalore

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The Orthopaedic team at Fortis Hospitals, Bangalore feature some of the leading doctors in the field, with decades of experience of having catered to some of the most challenging cases. Their exposure to the latest equipment backed by able paramedics, enables precise and quick relief to patients across the country. Fortis Hospitals, Bangalore (Bannerghatta Road) which is a JCI and NABH certified hospital has been the pioneers in simultaneous bilateral knee replacement.  With over 12,000 successful knee replacement surgeries, our doctors are dedicated to ensuring our patients are at the heart of our effort at all times.
 
In addition to the best surgeons and technology, Fortis Hospitals, Bangalore has a patient centric approach to surgery, post-surgery care, pain management and recovery. This approach has a well-trained team at the disposal of patients, ensuring speedy recovery.  Our team of anaesthesiologists and surgeons work hand in hand with the preoperative team to ensure the best in surgical care. A well trained team of physiotherapists and the latest equipment at our comprehensive fitness centre ensures that you are quickly back on your feet.
 
The trauma care team at Fortis Hospitals, Bangalore is one of the best in the country with an advanced trauma care centre that provides access to the latest technology and managed by a team trained to perform in cases of emergency.
 

Orthopaedic Procedures at Fortis Hospitals, Bangalore

Total Knee Replacement

Patients with severely damaged knee joints associated with severe pain or knee deformities or have difficulty in moving around are candidates for knee replacement. The need for knee replacement is to ease the pain or disability in the knee caused usually due to arthritis or injury.  

Total knee replacement or arthroplasty is a safe and major surgical procedure where in a metal or plastic implant are used to cap the joints of the knee.
 

  • Unicondylar knee replacement: Assures rapid recovery and only a small incision
  • Hi Flex knee replacement: Ensures comfortable movement that are not possible with traditional procedures
  • Revision knee replacement

Total Hip replacement

Total Hip replacement or hip arthroplasty is surgically replacing the damaged or deceased bone and cartilage with an artificial component. The artificial component is customised according to the patient.

Patients with chronic pain or severe hip arthritis and who are affected going about their daily routine are usually advised to go in for a hip replacement.
 

  • Cemented hip replacement
  • Cement less total hip replacement: Less complicated in terms of fixation of prosthesis
  • Hip resurfacing/surface replacement arthroplasty
  • Cement less bipolar/ partial hip replacement in elderly with a fractured neck femur

Other Joint Replacements

Joint replacements are surgical procedures that involve replacing the damaged part of the joints with new ones.
 

  • Shoulder replacement
  • Elbow replacement
  • Ankle replacement

Other services

  • Medical or surgical management of rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, juvenile arthritis, etc.
  • Ligament repair and reconstruction – Osteoporosis: Diagnosis and treatment to prevent old age fractures
  • Arthroscopy and arthroscopic treatment
  • Physiotherapy and rehabilitation programme.
  • Patient education programme

Sports Medicine

Health consciousness has been on the rise and a large number of people today lead an active lifestyle. Running and various sports are increasingly popular and along with this come the associated niggles and injuries.
 
Sports medicine deals with physical fitness and treatment or prevention of associated injuries. It is quickly emerging as a specialized branch in medicine and at Fortis Hospitals, Bangalore we have a special focus and a dedicated team of specialists that cater to this.

Arthroscopy

A minimally invasive surgical procedure, which is used to examine and treat damage to a joint. This is performed using an arthroscope, which is inserted into the joint with a small incision.

Its advantage over traditional open surgery is that the joint does not need to be opened up fully. The other advantages of this surgical procedure is reduced recovery time and less scarring because of the smaller incisions. Arthroscopic surgery is usually performed as an outpatient surgical procedure and the patient is back home several hours after the surgery.

For instance a knee arthroscopy requires only two small incisions. One for the arthroscope and the other for the surgical instruments to be used.

Shoulder Surgery and Care

The shoulder is the most movable joint in the body, however it is an unstable joint based on the range of motions accommodated. This increases the likelihood of joint injury and accelerated degeneration. The team of specialists at Fortis Hospitals, Bangalore have attended to a multitude of issues pertaining to the shoulder and with access to the latest technology they are at the forefront of shoulder related surgery and care.

Trauma

Trauma is an acute injury to a part of the musculoskeletal system. It is usually caused due to a sudden accident. Orthopaedic trauma could at times be life altering. Our orthopaedicians specialize in complex injuries to bones, joints and soft tissues (like muscles, tendons and ligaments) throughout the entire body.

We assist the patient through the entire recovery process and ensure resumption of an active lifestyle.

Conditions Treated

The specialists at Fortis Hospital have vast experience in treating a number of orthopaedic ailments where our doctor’s work with a team of specialists and subspecialists to determine the most appropriate treatment options for your needs. Some of the conditions treated at Fortis are:
 

  • Conditions related to the arm, wrist, hand, knee and ankle such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Elbow Dislocation, Trigger Finger and Fractures, Synovitis, Loose bodies of the Bone or Cartilage, Ligament Tear of the Knee, Mensical Tears of the Knee, Plantar Fasciitis, Rotator cuff tendon tears and other bone related problems and injuries.
  • Different arthritis such as Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Infectious Arthritis to name a few.
  • Broken Bones such as Broken Arm, Broken Hip, Broken Elbow, Sports related injuries and sprained ankle to name a few.

Technology used at Fortis Hospitals, Bangalore

Fortis Hospitals, Bannerghatta Road has always been in the forefront in adopting high-tech approaches and latest technologies to provide the best possible care for our patients.

Computer Navigation Knee Replacement Surgery

Computer navigated surgery is a technology at Fortis Hospitals, Bangalore which helps the surgeon navigate, allowing them to plan the steps much ahead, thus bringing in 100% accuracy, better results, less complication, reduced blood loss and to the patient, longevity of the implant and more flexibility.  The entire surgical process can be followed on the screen. To learn more about Computer Navigation Knee Replacement Surgery, CLICK HERE

Made for Women Knee Replacement

As most people know, the skeletal structure of men and women are different and certain procedures require tailored solutions that provide the best possible treatment for the patient. Made for Women Knee Replacement uses a specific type of prosthesis that is suited to the structure of a woman’s knee. Known commonly as gender specific knee implant, this treatment was developed specifically keeping the needs of women in mind.