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This department deals with common orthopedic diseases along with fractures and dislocations especially in our country and resultant structural disorders secondary to late-term results thereof.

WHICH SPORTS ARE BENEFICIAL?

Low-intensity exercises, walking, swimming and cycling are proper sports activities. Weight lift and long-distance runs should be avoided.

Using walking stick to fight arthritis prevents further damage to joints. Physiotherapy helps reduce pain and muscle spasms and conserve the range of motion. Regular exercise is crucial in treatment of osteoarthritis. Local anesthetic agent can be injected into the knee in order to stop the pain if oral medication and physiotherapy do not help.

Walk a short distance every day if you can. Wear comfortable shoes that properly support your feet while walking. Exercise in sitting position or in water if you are unable to walk. Warm water will support your body weight during exercise and facilitate your movements. Conserve your joints with warm-up before strenuous activities. You can protect your knee joint by wearing knee guards while kneeling.

Excluding prevalent trauma cases, following treatments are done: arthroscopic surgeries for knees, shoulders and ankles; sports injuries; hip and knee prostheses; deformities and short stature; spinal diseases; shoulder diseases; feet diseases; musculoskeletal system tumors; congenital abnormalities; and musculoskeletal diseases with nervous origin.

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