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Department of Orthopaedics

Orthopaedic conditions are injuries and diseases that affect the musculoskeletal system which includes the muscles, bones, nerves, joints, ligaments, tendons, and other connective tissues. Damage to any of these tissues or structures can come from chronic orthopaedic diseases or an injury.

Dr. Rela Institute offers round the clock state of art accessible and affordable specialty orthopaedic and emergency trauma care services. The scope of services will include, premium outpatient care focusing on preventive and therapeutic orthopaedics, rehabilitation & physiotherapy services, hassle-free day-care surgeries, complex orthopaedic and spine surgeries and luxury inpatient services to the neighbourhood and people from all over the globe. This will be complemented by a ‘NO WAIT’ 24/7 trauma service, designed on the lines of a level I trauma centre (standards set by the American Trauma Society, ATS) and a fully equipped ultra-modern sports rehabilitation facility to expedite injury and post-surgery recovery.

When you choose our team of doctors, you can be assured that each has advanced speciality training enabling each surgeon to evaluate and treat patients with the most modern techniques and information available. Our team includes the best joint replacement specialists in India, the best hip replacement consultants in Chennai, top trauma surgery specialists in Chennai, the best doctor for knee replacement surgery in Chennai and the best orthopaedic surgeons in Chennai.

We provide care for every subspecialty area of orthopaedics including total joint reconstruction, shoulder & knee, hand & wrist, sports medicine/arthroscopy, back & neck, foot & ankle and general orthopaedics. Our doctors and ancillary staff are dedicated professionals who work together to provide you with exceptional care and return you to your normal activities as soon as medically possible.

The most common types of musculoskeletal pain include:

  • Bone pain: Injuries such as bone fractures or other musculoskeletal injuries cause bone pain. Less commonly, a tumour may cause bone pain.
  • Joint pain: Stiffness and inflammation often accompany joint pain. For many people, joint pain gets better with rest and worsens with activity.
  • Muscle pain: Muscle spasms, cramps and injuries can all cause muscle pain. Some infections or tumours may also lead to muscle pain.
  • Tendon and ligament pain: Ligaments and tendons are strong bands of tissue that connect your joints and bones. Sprains, strains and overuse injuries can lead to tendon or ligament pain.

Symptoms of Orthopaedic Conditions

The symptoms of the orthopaedic condition will vary depending on the specific condition and body parts and some of the symptoms include:

  • The unusual appearance of joint
  • Fatigue with joint pain and swelling
  • Joint stiffness
  • Muscle spasm
  • Numbness, tingling and weakness
  • Swelling of the injured area
  • Warmth and redness in case of inflammation

Orthopaedic injuries, such as bone fractures and joint dislocations can lead to complications and require immediate medical attention.

Symptoms that might indicate a serious problem include:

  • Deformity of a joint or bone
  • Difficulty moving a joint or extremity
  • Open wound
  • Bone striking through the skin
  • Severe pain or swelling

The risk factors for Orthopaedic Conditions

Each specific orthopaedic issue has its own set of risk factors. In general, risk factors may include:

  • Aging
  • Being overweight or obese, which puts extra pressure on bones, joints, and joint structures
  • Having a chronic disease, such as diabetes
  • Playing sports or participating in recreational activities
  • Smoking
  • Using improper lifting techniques and body mechanics
  • Working in a profession involving the same tasks every day, which increases strain on your body

Common causes of musculoskeletal pain include:

  • Bone fractures
  • Joint dislocation (when something forces a joint out of its proper position)
  • Direct blows to muscles, bones or joints
  • Overuse injuries
  • Poor posture
  • Sprains

Treatment provided by orthopaedician

A treatment plan will depend on the underlying cause of the musculoskeletal pain.

Common treatments include:

  • Acupuncture
  • Chiropractic adjustment
  • Occupational therapy
  • Pain relievers
  • Physical therapy
  • Splints
  • Steroid injections
  • Therapeutic massage

We also have the most advanced diagnostic equipment as well as the region's premier rehabilitation specialists. The fact that we provide only orthopaedic services has allowed our rehabilitation team to become experts in the field. The level of care and service provided at Rela Institute of Orthopaedics and Spine Surgery is unsurpassed in this region as proven by our patients consistently providing us with the highest marks in patient satisfaction and overall medical experience.

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Clinical Lead - Orthopaedics, Head - Joint Replacement Services
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Senior Consultant - Orthopaedic Surgeon, Head - Arthroscopy & Sports Medicine
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Dr. Balamurugan

Senior Consultant -Orthopaedics, Head - Paediatric Orthopaedics
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Senior Consultant -Orthopaedics, Head - Spine Surgery

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