Top Tips for Finding the Best Orthopaedic Clinic
The importance of our body’s mobility can never be overstated but we often neglect that keeping our bones healthy is a lifelong requirement. Bone health and growth are usually a priority during childhood and then forgotten till we suffer from the consequences. And then our hunt begins for a specialized orthopaedic clinic to restore our bone condition. There are several orthopaedic clinics all over India, but it can be a daunting task to zero in on the right one for you. Here are the top tips to help you find the best orthopaedic clinic.
Before taking a decision, it is best to do some research on your own consider the facilities provided at the clinic. The excellence of a clinic depends on the experience of its specialists and how frequently they provide specialized treatments. Mahi Clinic in Chennai, for example, provides both surgical and non-surgical treatments for a range of orthopaedic conditions. Patients consider it one of the best orthopaedic clinics in Chennai.
Consider Specialists Only
Orthopaedics is a specialized field, and orthopaedic procedures should be done by an experienced orthopaedic surgeon. Consider specialists like Dr Vijay Kumar Sohanlal, who is a senior specialist in joint replacement and orthopaedics at MGM healthcare and Mahi Clinic, and regularly gives specialized orthopaedic treatments. You can always check the credentials of the doctors on the clinic’s website. A clinic with specialist doctors is always transparent about the specialists available at the clinic.
Online reviews of patients who have undergone an orthopaedic procedure may be able to provide a reliable opinion. Sometimes patients leave a detailed review, which can give you a good idea about the specialist who provided the treatment as well as the clinic. One of the reviews that stood out for us was from a patient who met Dr Vijay in Calcutta for a knee problem. He mentions how satisfied he was even after 10 years, with the knee replacement done in Chennai by Dr vijay. He further adds that Dr Vijay used a sophisticated navigation ( Computer assisted) to perform my knee replacement.
Avoid General Clinics
You would do yourself a favour by avoiding clinics that are not specialised in orthopaedics. These general clinics may give you a cheaper treatment, but the result may put you through more problems instead of providing relief from the existing ones. Find out the range of orthopaedic treatments provided at the clinic. You may be concerned with the treatment you need but only a fully equipped clinic can provide a range of treatments. It is always better to get treated at a clinic that is ready to handle any medical emergency. Mahi Clinic, for instance, provides treatments for almost everything from basic fractures to joint replacement surgery. They treat various orthopaedics conditions related to the wrist, shoulder, elbow, knee, hip and even spine. A specialist at Mahi Clinic provides orthobiologics like Intra -articular hyaluronic acid injection, platelet rich plasma( PRP) injections and bone married aspirated injections.
Word of Mouth
A network of friends and acquaintances may be able to give you some good suggestions. Having said that, it is better to do your full research and not just rely on suggestions. Your acquaintances may have good intentions, but their suggestion may not be based on direct knowledge.
All these tips may seem like a lot of work, but it would be worth the effort. You deserve the best treatment for something so critical as relating to the bones.