The AMH department of Orthopedics has two full time Orthopedic Surgeons and 3 full time Physiotherapists.
Orthopedic Surgeries include but are not limited to:
Excision of Ganglion
Carpal Tunnel Release
Closed Manipulation & K-Wire Stabilization/Fixation
Closed Manipulation of Shoulder
Closed Maniputlation under X-ray with K-Wire Stabilization
Open Reduction and Internal Fixation
The common electrotherapy and exercise modalities used in American Mission Hospital are as follows:
- Ultrasound (US)
- Infra Red Radiation (IRR)
- Electrical Stimulation – Faradic, Galvanic, Interrupted Galvanic, TENS, Interferental (IFT)
- Hydrocollator heating packs
- Icemaker and Ice Packs
- Microwave Diathermy
- Laser Therapy
- Paraffin Wax Bath (PWB) Therapy
- Traction Unit – Cervical and Lumbar
- Electrical and Manual Massage Therapy
Exercise Therapy Equipment
- Multi-gym – both upper and lower extremities
- Ergo metric Bicycle
- Quadriceps Seat
- Continuous Passive Motion (CPM) for upper extremity
- Overhead Pulleys / Wall Bars
- Shoulder Wheel
- Exercise Balls
- Therabands / Dumbell / Weights
We cover all general exercises (passive, isometric, resisted, stretching) in mobility and strengthening coordinated exercises, pre / post-natal exercises, prenatal group exercises class on monthly basis. AMH being accredited with Australian Accreditation, we play an active role in giving mandatory lectures on Proper Lifting and Handling Techniques. We cover chest physiotherapy for both outpatient and inpatients with exercises, postural drainage, pre / post-operative care and rehabilitation. Our physiotherapist can treat all medical, surgical and neurological conditions and patient’s satisfaction is our goal, which is almost always achieved.
Three Types of Patients who utilize our services
- Patients referred by General Physicians, Surgeons and Orthopedic Surgeons.
- Patients from private, government specialists and consultants from other clinics and hospitals.
- Direct patients, i.e. our known patients with chronic illness such as arthritis, disc lesion, etc., who have repeated attacks and others with simple sports injuries and strains.
- All insurance coverage is with our hospital and physiotherapy approvals are done by us with no hassles for the patients.
- Exercise your fingers, toes, shoulder or elbow joints.
- Elevate your plastered limb whenever possible.
- Stand or press on your cast for the first 48 hours.
- Get the cast wet. If your cast accidentally gets wet, it can be dried using a hair dryer on low heat to blow warm air into the padding of the cast.
- Attempt to scratch the skin under your cast (cool air from a blower can alleviate some of the irritation).
- Write on your cast until it is completely dry.
- Cover the cast with plastic or rubber for an extended period.
- Cut, knock or bump your cast.
- Return to the hospital if you experience any of the following:
- Numbness in fingers or toes below the cast.
- Inability to move fingers or toes below the cast.
- Your cast becomes loose or uncomfortable.
- Persistent or severe pain to affected limb.
- Fingers or toes below the cast turn blue.
- Marked swelling around the cast.
- Your cast cracks or softens.
Dr. John Chacko
Dr. Abraham George
Dr. Ravi Kiran Nallapalli
Dr. Basheer Ahmed