Dr. Sandeep Singh is one of the best ortho doctors in Bhubaneswar who performs limb reconstruction surgeries. Dr. Sandeep, a limb reconstruction doctor is an expert and highly skilled orthopedic doctor who has extensive experience correcting complex limb deformities through limb reconstruction treatment.
Limb deformities refer to abnormal conditions of the bone. The deformed bone may be bent or twisted. Also, the reasons for deformed bone could be due to trauma such as fractures or infections. They can occur on account of congenital reasons such as dysplasia or growth arrest. Similarly, limb length discrepancies occur due to congenital short limb or poliomyelitis or due to trauma.
Conditions leading to limb reconstruction treatment -
- Club Foot or congenital talipes equinovarus
The child's foot is twisted and turns inwards at the ankle. It is a congenital abnormality.
- Flat foot or fallen arches or pes planus
The patient's foot does not have a natural arch; it does not develop or is collapsed.
- High arch
The foot arch of the patient is very pronounced. It causes pain in the heel and the ball of the foot.
- Tarsal coalition
There is a fusion of two or more tarsal bones.
- Bowed legs or congenital genu varus
There is an abnormal outward curve in one or both legs. It is a congenital condition that resolves over some time but becomes prominent in case of its non-resolution.
Dr. Sandeep Singh, the best orthopedic doctor in Bhubaneswar, suggests the most suitable treatment for limb correction or deformity as the case may be. Let us move on to the diagnosis and evaluation of the limb deformity condition in the patient. Dr. Sandeep Singh, will do a thorough physical examination of the patient. He will also suggest X-rays and/or CT scans as suitable. He will also observe the patient's limb movements to judge whether the deformity will worsen with age and then suggest the future course of treatment. Generally, limb deformity is corrected through physical therapy, bracing and/or limb reconstruction surgery.
What is limb reconstruction treatment?
A limb reconstruction treatment is performed on an abnormal limb to make it normal as much as possible. Limb reconstruction treatment includes various treatment options along with limb reconstruction surgery to correct the deformity. Limb Reconstruction surgeries have resolved varied limb deformity conditions such as Joint Reconstruction, Correction of Nonunions and malunions, and rotational deformities.
All about limb lengthening surgery
Limb lengthening treatment focuses on using the body's capacity to regenerate and heal. The human body can produce new bone, ligaments, blood vessels, nerves, and soft tissues that offer the required environment and support to enable its functioning. Both the upper and the lower limbs can be lengthened.
The orthopedic surgeon performs an osteotomy to cut the bone that requires lengthening. This is then stabilized using internal or external fixators or frames.
Limb Reconstruction in treating infected nonunions
Infected Nonunions are challenging to treat. Along with the orthopedic surgeon, assistance, and expertise of an infectious disease specialist, plastic surgeon and radiologist is required for treating a nonunion comprehensively.
A nonunion is an infected bone area where the broken bones develop infection despite the patient giving the most suitable treatment to heal the broken bone.
Dr Sandeep Singh, will remove the pus and the infected tissue and take a swab for further evaluation to treat the nonunion. After the evaluation, the infectious disease specialist will suggest suitable antibiotics to be given to treat the infection. The treatment for infection could include special drains and antibiotic beads.
If required, a plastic surgeon will perform a bone graft surgery to stabilize the bone further.
Recovery and Rehabilitation
In general, children recover faster than adults in such cases; further, it differs from case to case and the patient's overall health condition.
Physical therapy involving gradual weight-bearing to increase muscles strength is advised. The intake of vital supplements such as calcium and vitamin D3 plays a crucial role in bone healing and the recovery process.
For more insights, it is advisable to consult Dr. Sandeep Singh, an excellent orthopedic surgeon in Bhubaneshwar, to correct limb deformities and limb lengthening through reconstruction surgery to ensure the best possible functionality of your loved one.