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History of Orthopaedics

The word “Orthopaedics” and “Orthopedics” are derived from orthopedie, a French term discovered by Nicholas Andre, Dean of the faculty of medicine of the College de France in the 17th century. It is derived from the combination of two Greek words Orthos meaning “correct” or “straight”, and paidion meaning “child”.


Orthopaedics is a medical speciality that deals with the study of diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of the musculoskeletal system - bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, nerves, and muscles.

An Orthopedist is a doctor or physician who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of orthopaedic diseases and conditions.

An Orthopedic surgeon is a doctor who specializes in the surgical treatment of disorders of the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons and muscles. Get in touch with best Orthopedic Surgeon in Bangalore at Aster CMI Hospital.

Orthopedist will treat a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions such as fractures and dislocations, torn ligaments, sprains and strains tendon injuries, arthritis, bone tumors, muscular dystrophy and cerebral palsy, low back pain, bone tumors, knock knees, bow legs, club foot and unequal leg length abnormalities of the fingers and toes, and growth deformities.

General Signs and Symptoms:

The common signs and symptoms of Orthopedic conditions include poor mobility, muscle pain, bone pain, joint pain, joint swelling, joint deformity, joint dysfunction, trouble climbing stairs, tingling or numb hands, and twisted ankles.

Some of the common orthopaedic conditions are Arthritis, Bursitis, Fibromyalgia, Foot Pain and Problems, Fractures, Hip Fracture, Low Back Pain, Hand Pain and Problems, Knee Pain and Problems, Kyphosis, Neck Pain and Problems, Osteoporosis, Paget's Disease of the Bone, Scoliosis, Shoulder Pain and Problems and Soft-Tissue Injuries.

The causes of orthopaedic conditions are genetic factors, congenital factors and environmental factors. If you are experiencing any of the above orthopaedic symptoms or conditions, then consult the Best Orthopedic Doctors in Bangalore at Aster CMI hospital


Based on your condition & medical history, Orthopedic doctor will advise any of the following investigations to identify the problem. Blood test, X-ray, Bone scans, Computed tomography scans (CT Scan), Gait analysis, Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI Scan) and Reflex response.

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