Orthopedic Doctor in Chembur

Orthopedics is a branch of medical science, which deals with surgical and non-surgical treatments of all the disorders related to the musculoskeletal system of the body. This includes; spine injuries, sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, congenital disorders, and even tumors, both cancerous and non-cancerous.

What is the musculoskeletal system?
The musculoskeletal system of the body is what provides us human beings with the support and the ability to move. It is made of connective tissues, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, skeleton, and the cartilage. The skeletal part of this system also acts as a storage unit, to preserve calcium and phosphorous, and even the other main ingredients of the hematopoietic system.
What are the most common conditions treated by an orthopedic doctor at Apollo Spectra Chembur?
Compartment Syndrome
When there is too much strain inside the enclosed muscles area of the body, this syndrome occurs. This condition usually occurs after an injury that causes bleeding or swelling. The pressure creates a delay in the flow of blood to the affected tissues and may require an emergency surgery to prevent any damage.
Acute compartment syndrome is the common type of this condition. It generally occurs due to fractures. Other contributing factors include;

  • It can be because of crush injuries
  • Burns
  • Very tight bandages
  • The compression of the limb, which goes on for a very long time, generally when the patient is unconscious
  • Surgery of the blood vessels in arms or legs
  •  A blood clot in the blood vessels
  •  Intense workouts, mainly extension under pressure

When one consumes anabolic steroids, even this can lead to compartment syndrome. Another type of this compartment syndrome is known as chronic compartment syndrome. It occurs mostly because of the lower leg, buttock, and the thigh.

The abdominal compartment syndrome occurs after an injury, surgery, or even an illness. Other conditions include with this syndrome include;

  •  Trauma
  • Abdominal surgery, mainly liver transplant
  •  Burns
  • Sepsis
  • Abdominal bleeding
  •  Pelvic fracture

The symptoms of this condition include;

  • Too much pain or ache in the arm or the leg
  •  Pain that is bigger than the actual pain that must occur due to the injury
  • Numbness
  •  Feeling like pins-and-needles in the limb
  • Swelling, bruising, and tightness
  • Severe abdomen pain
  •  You may feel pain when the abdomen is pressed
  • Low blood pressure

Kienbock’s Disease
It is a rare disease, which can lead to chronic pain and dysfunction. This disorder occurs when one of the present eight tiny carpal bones become damaged, due to no blood supply. The symptoms of this condition include;

  • Swelling, pain, and even the stiffness in the wrist
  • A clicking of the wrists
  • The grip becomes weak
  • A soreness over the lunate bone
  • You may find it difficult or experience pain while trying to turn the hand

Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
Also known as ulnar neuropathy, it is a condition where the pressure in the ulnar nerve increases. When there is an abnormal bone growth, maybe because of intense workouts or any other physical activity, this condition may occur. The most common symptoms of this condition are;

  • Pain or numbness in your elbow
  • You may feel tingling mainly in your ring finger or the little finger
  • You may feel weakness in the ring or little fingers
  • You may find it difficult to pinch your thumb and little finger
  • The overall handgrip may decrease
  • Claw-life deformity may occur in the hands.

Hammer Toe
A hammer toe is a condition where you notice a deformity where the toe bend or curls downward instead of originally pointing forward. This condition is mostly present at birth, but with time due to arthritis or using ill-fitting shoes, may aggravate the condition. The most common conditions of this disorder include;

  • Toe injury, which is traumatic
  • Arthritis
  • High foot arch
  • Wearing improper shoe size
  • Tight ligaments or tendons in the foot
  • Pressure due to a bunion

Achilles tendinitis
When the Achilles tendon is overused, this condition may occur. Due to this, you might experience tenderness and stiffness, mainly in the morning. The risk factors of this condition include;

  • This condition is more common in men when compared to women
  • It is an aging problem
  • It can occur due to medical problems
  • Certain medications can also lead to this problem
Why choose Apollo Spectra?
Apollo Spectra is one of the renowned healthcare facilities in the country. With qualified and experienced doctors and nurses, we bring you the best orthopedic care possible. Our doctors offer both surgical and non-surgical treatments to provide the best ortho care possible. With a state of the art facility and a world-class service, we help improve the quality of your life.