Orthopaedic Specialist Centre Treatments & Services

Bone and Muscle Specialty Care

BONE AND JOINT CONDITIONS:
A SPECIALIST'S OVERVIEW

Bone and joint conditions affect Malaysians of all ages and backgrounds. In cases where the patient’s mobility is affected, or where pain is experienced, expert and timely intervention is necessary to maintain quality of life. As the range of treatments available continues to expand rapidly, OSC stays at the frontier of medical knowledge, providing a carefully-tailored approach for each patient’s unique circumstances.

Osteoarthritis is perhaps the most common type of joint disease, and can affect your knees, hands, shoulders, spine and hips. While often becoming most pronounced at middle age, osteoarthritis can affect younger patients equally. It is a degenerative disorder with inflammation caused by the progressive breakdown of cartilage in your joints. The most common symptoms are pain, swelling or loss of full motion in the affected joint.

Not to be confused with osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that leads to inflammation of the joints and surrounding tissues. It happens when your immune system malfunctions and attacks the synovium (the tissue lining your joints). Typical symptoms may include morning stiffness that lasts more than an hour, and pain and swelling of the joints of the hands, feet and wrists.

Acute fractures are usually due to trauma, often associated with sports or accidents at home. Although fractures can involve many bones, typical injury sites are the ankles, feet, and the larger bones of the arms and legs. Older adults are more vulnerable to hip fractures because of balance issues, leading to possible falls.

FAQs about Bone Specialist

Orthopedic surgeons are doctors who specialize in the musculoskeletal system – the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, and muscles that are so essential to movement and everyday life. Orthopaedic surgeons will always explore nonsurgical options first, such as pain medication or rehabilitation. They also have the expertise to perform surgery to repair an injury or correct a condition, if necessary.

Many common injuries, such as sprained ankles, heal in a few days on their own with rest and basic first aid. However, waiting too long to see a specialist when you need one can worsen an injury and lead to more complex problems.

However, if you experience any of the symptoms listed below, please visit an orthopaedic specialist straight away:

  • Intense, persistent pain that lasts for more than a few days

  • Limited range of motion

  • Instability when you stand, walk or attempt to change positions

  • Persistent redness, heat, tenderness, swelling or stiffness in the injured area

  • Sustained or dangerously elevated fever

  • Pain, difficulty or lack of stamina in ordinary activities like climbing stairs or getting out of a car

  • Joint pain that intensifies while you are resting

  • Lack of improvement after physical therapy

You can almost always count on your own body to tell you that you need to see a doctor, so pay close attention. If swelling, inflammation or pain in an injured area gradually subsides and function is fully restored, there is probably no need to see a specialist.

You should see a bone specialist if you experience any of these symptoms:

  1. You have difficulty performing everyday activities

  2. You are experiencing/have been experiencing pain for a prolonged period of time

  3. Your range of motion is becoming limited

  4. You do not feel stable when walking or standing

  5. You have recently suffered from a bad injury to your bone and joints

Get Referrals.

– Your GP, friends, family members and other healthcare professionals are great resources to ask for recommendations. It’s important to research the specialist’s credentials and areas of expertise. You may also call the general line of OSC (+60380843636) and ask the customer care team more information about each doctor.

Research the Orthopedic Surgeon’s Credentials.

– You can research a doctor’s educational background, specialty, areas of expertise, certifications and awards. Surgeons who are active in medical associations and educational institutions are excellent choices as they devote their time outside their practice to their career as well.

Consider the Orthopedic Surgeon’s Experience.

– The more experience a doctor has, the better your results are likely to be. Experienced doctors will have had many years of handling complex problems, thus reducing the chances of any complications you may have post surgery.

Research Hospital Quality.

– Consider the quality and experience of the hospital you are visiting. Specialist hospitals that are dedicated solely to specific fields of medicine will be more equipped to handle the full scope of services and treatments for their patients.

Read Patient Reviews.

– Research about what other patients have said about the specialist, as well as the hospital. You can learn about what patients mention about the doctors, communication style, recovery process, environment and staff friendliness.

Know What Your Insurance Covers.

– To maximise your insurance benefits and pay the least out of pocket, choose a hospital that participates in your plan.

Most commonly, people visit an orthopedic doctor because they’re having pain in a joint, muscle, or bone — or any discomfort relating to movement. If your body hurts, is stiff, is often swollen, or if you have an injury in your joints, bones, muscles, or ligaments, you may want to see an orthopedic surgeon

We charge as per MMA Schedule. Kindly contact us for details:+60380843636 or Whatsapp us: +6016 938 7830

We are not providing surgery for spine at the moment, please feel free to arrange a session with our orthopedic surgeon for a consultation/ physiotherapy to manage your condition.

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