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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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What is Orthopaedics?

Orthopedics is a speciality which focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries and disorders. Our body is comprised of bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and nerves etc, constitute a musculoskeletal system.

What are the most common types of orthopaedic conditions and injuries?

Back pain, Sprain, Knee injuries, fractures and shoulder injuries.

Who treats orthopaedic conditions?

An orthopaedic doctor treats the various orthopaedic conditions. The Department of Orthopaedics at Aster CMI Hospital has Best Orthopedic Doctors in Bangalore who aim to restore function, mobility, and quality of life for every patient.

What are the common types of orthopaedic surgery?

The common types of orthopaedic surgery are as follows: Joint replacement surgery, Revision joint surgery, Arthroscopic, Soft tissue repair, Internal fixation of bones and Osteotomy.

What is Arthritis? How can it be prevented?

Arthritis is a joint inflammation that affects the affected joints, the tissues covering the joint, and other connective tissue. However, one can prevent the risk of developing arthritis with regular physical exercise and a healthy lifestyle. Causes: Increased age and Family history.

Which is the most common type of arthritis?

Osteoarthritis is one of the most common forms of arthritis seen across the globe. It occurs when the flexible tissue at the ends of bones wears down. The common symptoms are joint pain in the hands, neck, lower back, knees or hips.

At what age do Osteoporosis occur?

Osteoporosis is commonly seen in women post-menopause, i.e. women aged 50 years. However, as per medical cases, osteoporosis can occur at any age. It can usually occur in people with family history when compared to those who have no family history.

What is Arthroscopic Surgery?

Arthroscopic surgery is a type of surgical procedure that is performed to treat problems within the joint. Conditions such as Repair of torn ligaments, a torn meniscus of the knee, Removal of loose bone or cartilage, Rotator cuff surgery and Reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament of the knee.

How is Arthroscopic surgery performed?

In this procedure, the surgeon will use high-tech cameras and inserts a small device into the joint called arthroscope. The arthroscope has a fibre optic light source and attached with a small television camera to view the joint on a television monitor and identify the problem, detect the area of injury and perform surgery. Schedule an appointment online with our best Orthopedic Surgeon in Bangalore at Aster CMI Hospital.

What are the advantages of arthroscopic surgery?

The advantages of arthroscopic surgery are quicker recovery time and less pain.