Dr. Ashish Singh is a Consultant Orthopaedic surgeon with special interest in Lower limb joint reconstruction surgery. He is the Medical Director and heads Arthroplasty Unit at Anup Institute of Orthopaedic & Rehabilitation (NABH Accredited Orthopaedic Hospital). After finishing his basic surgical orthopaedic training from Sancheti Hospital, University of Pune moved on for a bigger dream and completed his MCh.Orth. from Ninewell Hospital and Medical School, Scotland (U.K). He successfully accomplished International S.I.C.O.T. diploma orthopaedics at Sweden. During Super speciality training, he realized that lower limb reconstruction is very important and hence perused further in joint reconstruction. After finishing super speciality training, he joined as a Speciality training registrar at Stirling Royal Infirmary, Scotland. He continued his speciality training at Royal infirmary of Edinburgh, Scotland. He got an opportunity to work with masters in this field whilst at Edinburgh.
The human body needs bones to function and the muscles help these bones to work. Any injury to the muscles or bones might hamper our everyday lifestyle and it can even take away our ability to move independently. With science, we have seen things changing around us rapidly. And hence the treatment of the injuries is possible, all thanks to the orthopedic doctors.
Specializing in the field of the musculoskeletal system, these doctors help in the cure and treatment of any disease and injury related to your bones and muscles. It has been often seen that the Medicine doctors recommend their patients to visit an orthopedic doctor for the specialized treatment they provide. Deciding on becoming an orthopedic doctor is challenging and you ought to have the zeal to help people.
The orthopedic surgeons need to perform surgeries to set broken bones with braces, splints or casts. The journey of becoming an orthopedic surgeon starts by earning a medical doctorate. You can then work as an intern in orthopedics.
The internship is an essential part of the journey, as it gives you exposure to the life of the surgeon and even prepares you for the life ahead. Moreover, it also plays an essential role in enhancing your knowledge and skills.
What can you do as an orthopedic doctor?
The best option in the field of orthopedic treatment is becoming a surgeon. These doctors are experts in repairing and preserving the skeletal system from any kind of disease or injury. The surgeons need to perform surgical treatment on patients who have sustained a traumatic injury. Individuals with congenital conditions and deformities are also treated by these doctors.
There is a pretty large number of people affected by musculoskeletal disease or troubles that have robbed them of their ability to move in their daily life. Although, the market is flooded with options that can help them to move freely, visiting and consulting an orthopedic doctor is the one mandatory thing that has to be done.
Being specialists in bones and muscles, they are known for performing treatments that would help individuals to live their life to the fullest.
You can also specialize in any one specific area of orthopedic surgery. It can be the specialization in any one area of the body, such as feet, spine, hands or others. Selecting this forte as your career allows you to repair the bones by working with the nerves, ligaments and tendons. You can heal the injuries and strengthen the body movement.
What orthopedists can do?
An orthopedist can give people their free life back. Bone dislocation, joint degeneration, fractures, torn ligaments and any other musculoskeletal issues, can make people suffer poorly. The specialists are liable to treat these issues.
Even the diseases such as spinal disorders, muscular dystrophy, arthritis, tendon injuries and the like, require their special attention. People suffering from musculoskeletal issues usually fall apart mentally, as they are unable to lead their normal life. By treating them and helping them to find a cure, the orthopedists, give them the ray of hope to get back to their normal life.
From preparing therapeutic plans to performing surgeries, you ought to take every measure that ensures proper care and treatment of your patients.
Skills required to become an Orthopedic surgeon
Although doctors from all fields deserve a special round of accolades, orthopedic surgeons deserve a little more. Choosing to become a surgeon in the field, would require you to have extraordinary skills, such as:
- You ought to be strong- mentally and physically. They need to stand for long hours with complete focus and alertness for performing the surgery.
- Exceptional decision-making and interpersonal skills.
- Having patience is another major quality in an orthopedic surgeon.
- Understanding the latest medical technologies and knowledge of the updated procedures.
These are a few skills that you ought to have or you should develop in yourself to become an orthopedic surgeon.
What career prospects can you explore?
Based on your orthopedic skills, you can opt for different job profiles, which include:
- Physical therapist
- Orthopedic nurse
- Orthopedic surgeon
- Sports medicine physician
Ample opportunities are available for people with orthopedic skills. The plenty of vacancies for such positions in numerous hospitals, clinics or even as personal therapists. The government and private sectors are always on the lookout for people with these skills.
The demand remains high in the sports sector. Bone and muscle injuries are common among sportspeople. The sports authorities look after the sports-related injuries in athletes, and hence they always have the requirements for orthopedic treatment.
You can even opt for working in a rehabilitation center as it is a great choice. There are also vacancies and appealing options available in defence services, such as the army, or naval forces.
If you have a knack for study and researches, then you can even move on to become a faculty at universities and help young people build their careers.
After being a surgeon, you can even specialize in different fields. It allows the dentists to work as an orthodontist, become specialized veterinarians, or even optometrists and chiropractors. Work in a clinical setting with your specialties and enjoy your life by pledging it to the people around you.
Being one of the highest paying jobs, orthopedic is a difficult nut to crack for all. You have to work with dedication and extremely hard work to establish yourself. Your salary will increase with your experience, and your life will be committed to helping people around you.