At PRK hospitals we use a multi- disciplinary approach and bring all the orthopaedics, physiotherapists and radiologists together to provide complete care and services to the patient. We believe in using advanced and innovative techniques and treatment to treat a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions from sprains, strains, and broken bones to problem bones to complicated cases which might require revision surgeries.
Department of Orthopaedics specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic bone and joints related conditions including Arthritis, Pain and Injuries of Back and neck, Shoulder and elbow, Hand, Hip, Knee, Foot, Bone fracture, Osteoarthritis, Sport- related injuries, Sprain (stretched or torn ligaments), Strains (stretched or torn muscles or tendons). From inpatient and outpatient surgical care, rehabilitation, and orthotics and prosthetics we are equipped with a wide array of specialities.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Orthopedics (alternatively, orthopaedics) is a medical specialty focused on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions, disorders, and injuries of the muscles, bones, joints, tendons, ligaments, and nerves.
A doctor who specializes in this medical specialty is called an orthopedic (alternatively, orthopaedic) surgeon or orthopedist.
The general rule of thumb is to use ice in the acute stage of an injury (within the first 24 – 48 hours) or whenever swelling is showing. Ice helps to reduce inflammation and swelling by decreasing blood flow to the area that is injured. The general guideline is to apply ice indirectly (not directly on the skin) for 20 minutes, remove the ice for at least 20 minutes, and repeat as necessary.
Heat is used to increase blood flow, which helps promote pain relief after inflammation and swelling subside. Heat is also used to assist in warming muscles up prior to exercise, any physical activity, or physical therapy.
Bursitis is an inflammation or irritation of a bursa, which is a fluid-filled sac located around joints. Bursitis causes a reduction in or a loss of motion at the affected joint. Bursitis typically occurs in the heel, hip, knee, shoulder, and thumb.
A ligament is an elastic band of tissue that connects bone to bone and provides stability to the joint.