Best Orthopedics Surgeons in Mumbai

Dr. Sunil Shahane


Institute for Bone, Joint Replacement, Orthopaedics Spine and Sports Medicine, Centre For Orthopaedics, Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine, Sports Injury Unit, Trauma Care Unit

Dr. Atul Wankhede

Consultant - Orthopaedics (Trauma & Knee Care)

Institute for Bone, Joint Replacement, Orthopaedics Spine and Sports Medicine, Centre For Orthopaedics, Trauma Care Unit

Dr. Anil Karkhanis


Institute for Bone, Joint Replacement, Orthopaedics Spine and Sports Medicine, Orthopaedic Rehabilitation Clinic, Centre For Orthopaedics

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What Does an Orthopaedic Doctor Do?

An orthopaedic doctor specialises in treating disorders of the musculoskeletal system. If you have an injury or a condition that affects the bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, and tendons, you must consult one of the best ortho doctors in Mumbai at Nanavati Max Hospital.

2. What is an Orthopaedic Doctor? What is an Orthopaedic Surgeon?

An orthopaedic doctor specialises in treating bone, joint, and muscle-related conditions. Several conditions such as osteoporosis, bone tumours, sciatica, muscular dystrophy, carpal tunnel syndrome, neurofibromatosis, tennis elbow etc., affect the range of movement and cause pain. An orthopaedic doctor treats these.

An orthopaedic surgeon specialises in the surgical treatment of bone and joint disorders. Usually, a surgeon performs a complex fracture surgery, a knee replacement surgery, or an arthroscopy. Consult one of the best orthopaedic surgeons in Mumbai at Nanavati Max Hospital

3. What is The Educational Training of an Orthopaedic Surgeon?

An orthopaedic surgeon is a doctor with an MBBS degree (recognised by the medical council) who has gone on to specialise in MS (Ortho). Apart from this, some of the top bone specialists at Nanavati Max Hospital have individual specialities. For example, you may want to consult a doctor specialising in hip or knee replacement if you need the surgery. You may consult a different orthopaedic surgeon for spine surgery. The doctors at our hospital are highly experienced and are recognised for their expertise.

4. What are Common Orthopaedic Problems?

Some of the most common orthopaedic problems include osteoarthritis, fractures or injury of the bones, plantar fasciitis, scoliosis, hamstring injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome, lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow), and osteoporosis. In addition, there can be numerous other bone, joint, and muscle-related conditions treated by the orthopaedic doctors of Nanavati Max Hospital Mumbai.

5. What Services are Offered by Orthopaedic Doctors?

Your orthopaedic treatment will reach a diagnosis with the help of imaging tests such as X-rays, bone scans, MRI, or CT. Now, your doctor will recommend treatment that may include the following -

The Institute for Bone, Joint Replacement, Orthopaedics Spine and Sports Medicine at Nanavati Max Hospital offer numerous minimally invasive or advanced surgeries.

6. What is The Most Common Orthopaedic Injury?

Bones and joints are among the most vulnerable when it comes to trauma. This is because the skeletal system makes up the framework that protects the delicate internal organs. As a result, broken bones, joints, or fractures are common orthopaedic injuries. Common sports injuries include torn ligaments, dislocations, overuse injuries, sprains, and hernia.

Most sports and overuse injuries can be tended to by an orthopaedic doctor specialising in sports medicine. Some of these injuries can be treated without surgery, while others may need surgical intervention.

7. Is a Broken Bone an Orthopaedic Injury?

A broken bone commonly referred to as a fracture is a common orthopaedic injury. Sometimes there may be a complete break in the bone, but there could also be a crack or a break. If your orthopaedic doctor suspects that you may have suffered from a fracture, they may recommend an x-ray to get a clear view. Then the doctor may treat it with one or more of the following options -

  • Cast immobilisation
  • Traction
  • Braces
  • External fixation
  • Surgery and internal fixation

8. What are the Most Common Orthopaedic Surgeries?

Some of the most common orthopaedic surgeries offered at Nanavati Max Hospital include -

  • Fracture repair and fixation
  • Osteotomy
  • Spinal fusion
  • Hip/knee/shoulder replacement
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) surgery
  • Arthroscopy
  • Joint fusion

9. What Should I Bring with Me When I Come for an Appointment?

It is important to list your symptoms before you consult the orthopaedic doctor. Do write down any questions or queries you may want to ask your doctor. Bring all your previous reports and imaging test plates that you may have. If you have difficulty moving, it is best to come accompanied by a friend or a family member.

10. Will an Orthopaedic Doctor Treat Arthritis?

Orthopaedic doctors treat disorders such as osteoarthritis, which cause pain in the joints and affect movement. Nanavati Max Hospital has some of the best arthritis specialist doctors in Mumbai. In Rheumatoid Arthritis and Psoriatic Arthritis, you may also need to consult a Rheumatologist who deals with autoimmune conditions.