Orthopaedics is the branch of surgery which deals with problems arising from the musculoskeletal system of human body i.e. the bones, joints and ligaments. Orthopaedists are doctors who are specialised in this field. Most common specialities of orthopaedists are limb injuries and sports injuries.
Orthopaedic surgeons: A trained orthopaedic surgeon can identify orthopaedic issues, provide or recommend treatments, and help with rehabilitation. They assist you in creating long-term plans for treating conditions affecting your bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, and muscles.
Orthopaedic surgeons typically treat injuries like:
• Torn or broken ligaments and tendons
• Hip or spine fracture from osteoporosis etc.
And long term illness too like:
• Cancerous tumours starting in the bone (Sarcoma)
• Multiple myeloma that can weaken bones
• Cancerous tumours spreading to the bones (Metastatic)
Here is the list of some of the best Orthopaedic Surgeons of India-
1. Dr. Subhash Jangid (works at Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurgaon, India)
Orthopaedic & Joint Replacement Surgeon | Director and HOD, Orthopaedics and Joint Reconstruction.
M.B.B.S, MS- Orthopaedics, DNB- Orthopaedics and MCh- Orthopaedics.
More than 20 years of experience, he performed more than 20,000 successful surgeries and more than 600 joint replacement surgeries.
2. Dr. S.K.S Marya (works at Medanta the Medicity, Gurgaon, India)
Orthopaedic Surgeon, Chairman- Bone and Joint Institute.
M.B.B.S, M.S, DNB, M.Ch, FICS
Dr. Marya is one of the top orthopaedic surgeons in India with a work experience of more than 35 years, performing more than 15,000 joint replacement surgeries, with over 3,500 successful knee replacement surgeries and 3,000 hip replacement surgeries.
Besides these he has been teaching in various institutes and have conducted around 283 lectures and numerous workshops.
3. Dr. K.H.Sancheti (works at Sancheti Hospital, Shivajinagar, and Pune, India)
PhD, F.C.P.S, Diploma, M.B.B.S
Dr. Sancheti invented the first native knee and hip implant named INDUS. He had over 200 orthopaedic surgeons over years. Dr Sancheti was awarded Padma Shri in 1991, Padma Bhusan in 2003 and Padma Vibhushan in 2012.
4. Dr. Mayil Vahanan Natrajan (works at Apollo Speciality Cancer Treatment Hospital, Chennai, India)
FRCS, FAMS, Diploma, D.Sc- (Onco. Surg), Ph.D
Former Director of the Institute of Orthopaedic and Traumatology, Dr. Natrajan has performed 1700 cases of custom mega prosthesis till now and is having a patent of 8 more. He was awarded Padma Shri award in 2007, National Award for Welfare of the disabled in 2005 and Dr. B.C. Roy National Award in 2004.
The structural and fundamental unit of Kidney is called Nephron and as the name suggests, Nephrology is the study of the kidney functioning and kidney disease, a speciality of adult internal medicine and paediatric medicine for the preservation of kidney health and treat renal diseases through diet and medication.
Kidney diseases ranks as the 12th leading cause of deaths globally and Nephrologists are doctors who specialises in the functioning of Kidney. Kidneys are sites of blood filtration in human body. Nephrologists are medical professionals who diagnose and treats kidney malfunctioning and associate issues as well such as high blood pressure, electrolyte and minerals imbalance and performs kidney dialysis treatment and kidney transplants in extreme cases.
One must refer to a Nephrologist when they have symptoms like-
• Chronic Urinary Tract Infection
• Recurring Kidney stones
• Foamy urine
• Itchy Skin and Joint or Bone Pain
Here are some of the most renowned Nephrologists in India:
1. Dr. M.S. Amaresan (works at MS Amaresan’s Trust Hospital, Ayanavaram, Chennai, India)
M.B.B.S, DNB-General Medicine, DM-Nephrology
Over 52 years of experience, Dr. Amaresan is one of the pioneer in Renal Biopsy, Kidney transplant and Kidney stone treatment. He is the first Doctorate in the Indian Civil Service.
2. Dr. P. Chatree (works at Metro Hospital and Cancer Institute, Preet Vihar, New Delhi, India)
M.D from Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, 1988 and a Fellowship from International Medical Sciences Academy
Dr. Chatree is an ace kidney-transplant surgeon who performed more than 125 kidney transplants including pre and intra-operative work up and post-operative follow-up. With more than 33 years of work experience in this field, he has done almost 1000 insertion of Subclavian Catheter, Jugular Catheter, Femoral Catheter.
3. Dr. Sharad Sheth (works at Mallika Hospital and Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Mumbai, India)
MNAMS, M.D, M.B.B.S
Being one of the top Nephrologists in the country, Dr. Sheth has an experience of more than 500 successful kidney transplants. He is also an expert in Haemodialysis and Renal Biopsies with 350 per monthly and 1000 respectively. Dr. Sheth also received Torrent Young Scholar Award and conducted many international Clinical Drug Trials.
4. Dr. Arup Ratan Dutta (works at Fortis Hospital and Fortis Hospital and Kidney Institute, Kolkata, India)
M.B.B.S, M.D, DM in Nephrology
With more than 32 years of experience in Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation, Dr. Dutta is currently the Director of Fortis Hospital in Kolkata. He has been experimental in practising latest technologies like Chronic Peritoneal Dialysis, CRRT and Plasmapheresis.