Preventive 0rthopaedic Program
The Preventive Orthopaedic Program offered by the Centre for Orthopaedics (Bone), Arthroplasty (Joint Replacement), Spine, Traumatology and Sports Medicine is a part of Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital. It is a consolidated program that is designed to aid in keeping an individual on the right track towards good health.
The prime focus of the program is on providing expert advice from a multidisciplinary team of orthopaedic surgeons, physiotherapists, and nutritionists to patients on how to avoid problems which can affect the musculoskeletal system. In worst cases, these orthopaedic problems can give rise to disorders such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis which can cause serious injuries that might demand surgery.
Based on the diagnosis and health checkup results, certain preventive measures are prescribed to a patient and administered in strict compliance with his/her format in daily lifestyle. The preventive measures prescribed to a patient not only act as a determining factor to considerably decrement the risk of medical problems in future but they also enhance the quality of general well-being with a great boost to your health.
The power of knowledge about personal wellbeing relaxes your body, mind and spirit. We at Nanavati Hospital are committed to offer preventive measures for orthopaedic injuries by providing education that helps in minimizing the risk associated with musculoskeletal system disorders and improve bone health. Some of the preventive measures one must take are:
- Eat A Healthy And Balanced Diet: Starting intake of fresh fruits and vegetables and switch over to diets rich in calcium, vitamins and essential minerals.
- Exercise Regularly: Regular physical activity daily can lead to good health.
- Cut Down On Junk Food: Avoid eating any sort of unnecessary fats or junk food. Restrict the intake of sugars, salts, and caffeine.
- Make Lifestyle Changes: If you have a sedentary job or lifestyle, then take a break at every 30 minutes, relax and stretch a little now and then.
- Be Regular With Routine Checkup: Make sure to take up routine checkup for your health checkup.
The Incidence of Fall in Geriatric Patients
The incidence of fall in old patients is very high as they are more prone to losing balance due to many reasons such as eyesight weakness, Central Nervous System (CNS) disorder, etc. Our preventive program promotes awareness activities to minimise the risk of fall in senior citizens and ensure that they do not sustain injuries due to fall. Some of the common instructions offered by our team of doctors include:
- Use of a stick in while walking.
- Taking support of staircase railing while climbing up and down the stairs.
- Prevent sudden turning of the head/body.
- Not to stand to wear trousers or pyjamas. We instruct them to sit down and wear comfortably.
- To turn on one side while getting out of the bed.
- Do not get up fast from the bed, instead get up from the bed, sit for some-time and then get out of the bed.
- Look down at the footpath while walking since they often are not in walkable conditions.
- Do not bend down to lift heavy objects instead, bend your knees or lift heavy objects in a half squatting position.
- Do not indulge in running, jogging, skipping rope, walking for more than 20 minutes; instead distribute your program equally in the gymnasium.
- Develop your muscle strength by exercising in the gymnasium with bearable weights (as suggested by your doctor).
- Check-up with neurologists, ophthalmologists, physicians and orthopaedics, who may diagnose your conditions which may contribute to preventing/precipitating fall.
Importance Health Checkups for the Musculoskeletal System
The maximum potential and importance of health checkups can be determined when an individual undergoes health checkup and the results, indicate condition of developing a musculoskeletal system disorder. Very often, we ignore our physical health due to our busy lifestyles, where taking out time for ourselves is something we do not care to afford. Moreover, in some cases, when an individual is concerned about his/her health and keeps a track on his/her diet and exercise, the chances of acquiring a musculoskeletal disorder are still possible. In all of these circumstances, health checkups prove to be a life-saving boon.
Health checkups are efficient in determining the progression of any problem in individuals, thereby helping in early diagnosis of problem which aids in a successful course of treatment for that respective problem.