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Medical Services

Orthomax Hospital works hard to produce optimum medical and lifestyle outcomes for our patients. The hospital and medical staff provide state-of-the-art, innovative orthopedic care in a friendly, compassionate, community environment conducive to patient recuperation in a family atmosphere.
Joint Replacement or Arthroplasty
Joint Replacement surgeries also called arthroplasty, for arthritic patients are result oriented and rewarding. Today more and more patients are undergoing these surgeries as they produce a quick relief of pain and in addition, retain the normal function of the knee with better quality life and independent living.

Accuracy of the Surgeries
Errors occur in component positioning and limb alignment using the conventional alignment jigs can be minimized through navigation instrumentation. Computer assisted surgery helps surgeons align the patient's bones and joint implants with a degree of accuracy not possible with naked eye.

These surgeries are done in a specially designed ultra clean operation theater environment to minimize the infection rate. The world class equipments make the operation theater comparable to the best in India. The doctors have received best training in countries like U.K. and Germany and keep themselves updated with the latest technologies and have been employing them here successfully for the benefits of those affected.

Knee Joint Replacement/Total Knee Replacement

Joint replacement surgery is also known as arthroplasty, which is very common surgery performed successfully by our surgeons. In knee or hip replacement surgery, the artificial joint is made out of metal and plastic. In the case of joint replacement in the hand, the new joint is most commonly composed of silicone rubber or the patient's own tissues such as a portion of tendon.

Who needs Joint Replacement?

There are several types of arthritis but when advanced enough they all end up in severe damage to surface of the bones at the joint. That surface becomes rough and irregular. When the bones in that arthritis joint are forced to move against each other, the rubbing of the rough surfaces causes pain.

In late arthritis, the main problem is roughened bone surfaces at the joint. The logical solutions available would be restoring a smooth surface to the bones. Restoring a new smooth surface is what is done is joint replacement surgery.

Spinal Surgery

This modern, well equipped set-up provides facilities and expertise for various treatment modalities for spinal problems. Modern treatment for disc prolapse, spinal scoliosis and failed back syndrome is carried out in a comfortable environment. After assessing patient's need and physical disability due to spinal problem, treatment plan including rehabilitation is implemented. Global management of spinal column injury including paraplegic and tetraplegic patients is available in this centre.

This centre also has a combine multidisciplinary consultation by specialists (psychiatrist, neurophysician, rheumatologist, anaesthetist, physiotherapist) to treat complicated cases. Such patients do not have to go from place to place. They are treated here with utmost care and understanding. With the best equipments and the expertise that the hospital has, it can treat all kinds of spinal problems.
Do's   Dont's
  • Lose weight.
  • Regular exercise.
  • Use arm rest when possible.
  • Use lumber support and recline the seat when possible.
  • Change position frequently.
  • When standing for a long period of time, elevate one foot on a footrest.
  • Sit with the knees higher than the hips.
  • Move to the front of the chair and stand-up, keeping your back straight. Use your hands to help if necessary.
  • Sleep on your side with hips and knees bend.
  • Use equipments with long handles so that you do not have to stoop.
  • Use firm mattress or soft mattress with a board underneath.
  • Avoid pain causing activities.
  • Avoid putting extra weight (obesity).
  • Do not lift over 20 lb weight above the head or shoulder level.
  • Do not stoop.
  • Do not get overtired.
  • Never sit with the legs out straight.
  • Never bend over to lift something of the ground with the knees straight.
  • Do not move furniture by pulling.
    Never reach for objects with high shelf.
  • Avoid sit ups and hip extension exercise.
  • Avoid getting your spine manipulated by a quake.

What is Arthroscopy?

Arthroscopy is surgical procedure, which is used to diagnose and treat problems within the joint. A small fiberoptic arthroscope is inserted into a joint through a small incision (surgical cut) in the skin. The fiberoptic arthroscope is approximately 5 mm in diameter consists of a small camera mounted at the tip of a narrow tube with a light source. The arthroscopic procedure can be viewed on a monitor by the operating team. The patient is put into local or general anesthesia. During the surgical procedure which is of about 30 minutes to an hour, the patient faces less risk and gets best result after the surgery.

The arthroscopic surgery can help to identify the damaged tissue present in the bones. The most common type of arthroscopic surgery include removal of loose debris, trimming of damaged cartilage, removal or repair of a torn meniscus, and ligament reconstruction.

Arthroscopic Procedure

Arthroscopy in Orthomax provides an effective, state-of-the art technique for diagnosing and treating joint problems. At Orthomax, the patient will have an experienced specialist providing the best possible treatment. Arthroscopy is done in a clean and sterile environment to minimize the infection rate. Orthomax specialize in shoulder, knee, ankle, elbow, and wrist arthroscopy, as well as arthroscopic carpal tunnel surgery.


Arthroscopy is used to
  • in the diagnosis and treatment of many noninflammatory, inflammatory, and infectious types of arthritis
  • to identify the location of the loose bodies and the spurs
  • diagnose problems inside of a joint (shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee, or ankle)
  • remove bone or cartilage
  • repair tendons or ligaments

Results after arthroscopy

Arthroscopy is a procedure where a small cut of about 1/8th of an inch is made. The patient undergoing arthroscopic surgery can leave the hospital the same day, but an overnight stay is advisable. The patient may experience minimal pain. Normal ambulation is after two weeks.
Dr.Milind Sawant