Dr. Dilip Nadkarni is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in treating sports and fitness-related injuries. He is a distinction holder in MBBS and a gold medalist in post-graduation in orthopedic surgery from Mumbai, India. His patients include top international sportspersons and celebrities engaged in fitness activity. Dr. Nadkarni is attached to Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai, where he performs advanced arthroscopic surgery. He has written a book titled Knee Problem... No Problem, which deals with avoiding and coping with knee disorders. Dr. Nadkarni's another book titled REAL Fitness gives a simple formula to fitness, which includes relaxation, exercise, attitude and laughter. He has scripted and produced an instructional fitness video "Fitness Forever".
Lilavati Hospital and Research Centre
Dr Dilip Nadkarni has one of the largest series of Arthroscopy performed under local anesthesia in India. Local anesthesia combined with sedation almost eliminates anesthesia-related complications in Arthroscopy.
Dr. Dilip Nadkarni launched Fit India Movement to promote fitness and give lectures on TV, Radio, at Sports Clubs, Lions Clubs, Social Organizations and Corporate Bodies.
Dr Dilip Nadkarni has had an outstanding academic career with Distinction in Surgery and Applied Pathology at MBBS level. He secured 1st rank and gold medal at D.Orth and rank and honors at MS Orth. Dr Nadkarni trained in Tokyo Japan in Arthroscopic surgery with the pioneers of Arthroscopy in 1987. He has performed several thousand Knee Arthroscopic operations, with a large number under local anesthesia. He has done pioneering work in "press fit ACL reconstruction".
An orthopedic surgeon is a practitioner dedicated to the examination, operation, prevention, and rehabilitation of injuries, disorders, and illnesses of the body's musculoskeletal system.
An orthopedic surgeon is a doctor who is trained in the examination, operation, prevention and rehabilitation of disorders, injuries and illnesses of the musculoskeletal system of the body. The musculoskeletal system includes bones, nerves, joints, ligaments, muscles, and tendons.
Their responsibilities involve:
The most commonly performed orthopedic surgeries are:
Common orthopedic disorders treated by orthopedic surgeons are:
Orthopedic surgeons may be Medical Doctors or Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine who have completed a 5-year surgical residency centered about the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions, while orthopedists specialize in the analysis and treatment of almost all bone and joint disorders, such as spinal disorders.
Both a rheumatologist and orthopedist treat joint pain as part of their specialty, whether the pain is acute or chronic. The main difference and overlap between an orthopedist and a rheumatologist is that a rheumatologist is a medical specialist and an orthopedist is a surgical specialist.