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Joint Replacement & Spine Surgery

The Medicity Hospitals’ Department of Orthopedics possesses expertise in a wide-range of orthopedic subspecialties, with expert treatment options available for all aspects of musculoskeletal injuries, including surgical care, rehabilitation, prosthetics and orthotics. Our vision is to become the center of orthopedic healthcare that is dedicated to alleviating pain and improving bodily functions and quality of life of afflicted patients.

The spine department at Medicity Hospital offers expert, personalized medical care and surgical procedures to treat a wide range of spinal conditions. Our team specializes in adult spinal deformity, degenerative spine disease and conditions affecting the cervical spine.

In the event of a fall or heavy strain, discs can rupture, causing the nucleus to break through the wall of the disc and place pressure on the nerves that branch out from the spinal cord. This results in a herniated disc, accompanied by back or neck pain. For example, sitting down for a while, then lifting a heavy object, can cause a disc to herniate.

Our expert panel of physicians have received specialized training and possess significant experience in a broad range of specialties such as in trauma, oncology, joint replacement, sports medicine, pediatrics, foot and ankle, revision hip and knee replacements, minimally invasive spine surgery, etc. Our care strategy is to divide patients into subgroups based on their treatment requirements for a better and more focused approach. Moreover, we believe in providing extended consulting services to both inpatients and outpatients for better mutual understanding.

Our department is internationally recognized for the holistic approach towards patient care and research that facilitates development and implementation of new and improved treatment options. Our state-of-the-art clinical and surgical orthopedic patient-centered care is therefore widely appreciated.

Q.   What is a herniated disc?

A.   A disc is the shock absorber between adjacent vertebrae. When it deteriorates it may "bulge", "slip", "rupture" or "herniate" and press on the spinal cord or nerve roots.

Q.   What are the symptoms of a herniated disc?

A.   A herniated disc is defined as a disc where the outer lining has been torn, and the inner soft disc material has expressed out of the tear. This pressure on the nerve roots tends to cause low back pain and leg pain which can be accompanied by numbness and weakness.

Q.   What are the major risks in joint replacement?

A.   Most surgeries go well, without any complications. Infection and blood clots are two serious complications. To avoid these complications, your surgeon may use antibiotics, blood thinners or compression devices.