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    Dr. Aditya Sai

    MS, DNB (Orthopaedics)

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    Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon

    Dr. Aditya Sai

    MS, DNB (Orthopaedics)

    Dr. Aditya Sai is a consultant in Orthopaedics specializing in Shoulder Surgery, Knee and Hip arthroscopy & Joint preservation Dr. Aditya has been trained in the best of the institutes in India as well as globally, with his MBBS from the Madras Medical College and MS in Orthopedics from Seth GS Medical College & KEM hospital, both amongst the top institutes in the country. He has undergone training in Hip arthroscopy and Joint preservation from the USA.

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    Dr.Aditya Sai is an exceptional orthopaedic doctor. His expertise and compassionate care truly set him apart. I experienced significant improvement in my condition under his guidance. I highly recommend Dr. Aditya Sai for orthopaedic issues. His thorough examination, clear explanations, and effective treatment plan made my recovery smoother than I could have hoped for. I was having rotator cuff tear. Dr. Aditya made me comfortable pre and post op . I feel a fantastic experience with him, His attention to detail, genuine concern for his patients, and commitment to finding the best solution make him an outstanding orthopaedic doctor.God bless him always 😇 I thank him with all my heart
    Ajaya Padhi
    Ajaya Padhi
    Dr. Aditya Sai is a gemstone. My father-in-law had a tendon injury while climbing stairs in my hometown, Odisha, and the doctor there made us nervous like anything; he asked us to rush to Bhubaneswar or Visakhapatnam immediately and get the surgery done within 7 days. Thank God, I live in Mumbai and learned about Dr. Aditya Sai through a mutual friend, and I took an appointment. Next morning, my father-in-law flew from Odisha to Mumbai, and we met Dr. Aditya Sai. Believe me, he made us so comfortable, and first he made us understand the exact situation, the need for an MRI, and in what scenarios surgery is required, etc. After all the diagnoses, he prescribed special footwear for my father-in-law for 6 weeks. Today, as I write this post, without surgery, my father-in-law is absolutely perfect and is about to go to the physiotherapists for recovery. Thank you, Dr. Aditya Sai. 🙏
    naveen bawari
    naveen bawari
    I have been the Arthroscopic Bankart Repair surgery by Dr. Aditya sai. Dr. Aditya Sai is an exceptional orthopaedic doctor. His expertise and compassionate care truly set him apart. I experienced significant improvement in my condition under his guidance. I highly recommend Dr. Aditya Sai for orthopaedic issues. His thorough examination, clear explanations, and effective treatment plan made my recovery smoother than I could have hoped for. I feel a fantastic experience with him, His attention to detail, genuine concern for his patients, and commitment to finding the best solution make him an outstanding orthopaedic doctor. I can't speak highly enough about him, His skill, empathy, and dedication to patient care are truly commendable. The professionalism of the Dr. sai and his team (specially Dr. Akash) has been exceptional, creating a positive and comfortable experience. "I am grateful for the positive impact he had on my orthopaedic treatment".
    Prakash Pandey
    Prakash Pandey
    I went to Dr. Aditya Sai after an acident. He showed remarkable depth of knowledge, skill, and awareness, during the process of advising for surgery and off course - also during the surgery. This helped me recover quite well. His communication and willingness to talk to other treating doctors was great and particularly helpful in mitigating risks associated with the surgery and also helped during the course of my recovery. Most of all, he comes across as a warm and sensitive doctor, which makes him among the better Doctors that I've ever met.
    Danny Cecil
    Danny Cecil
    Totally satisfied with Dr Aditya and his team's ( esp Physio) treatment (pre and post surgery). Happy that I could resume my normal activities after 15 days of my surgery (without walker). As advised by him, I am undergoing physio therapy (for six months). Waiting for full recovery to start football and cricket.
    Kaustubh Dande
    Kaustubh Dande
    I had my shoulder stabilisation surgery done from Dr Aditya Sai. The experience was fantastic and the cooperation from Dr Aditya’s team was excellent. The Hiranandani Hospital is also well staffed thus making the whole process very smooth.
    Rama Mandumula
    Rama Mandumula
    A wonderful doctor who is very caring and gives the best advise. He takes personal interest for his patients. Very affectionate and caring staff. I had undergone tkr of my left leg and I am on the war to recovery. Very fortunate to havThank you Sire come across Dr Aditya.
    neetu talreja
    neetu talreja
    Excellent doctor. My surgery was successful because of him. I was having 2 tears in rotator cuff. Thank you so much Dr. Aditya 🙂.He made everything easy and guided me pre and po operation.
    Suraj Nayak
    Suraj Nayak
    Experiencing a complex lateral meniscus tear, the doctor advised surgery as the sole option. Seeking a second opinion from a family doctor, he concurred with the initial diagnosis. The entire surgical process was painless both pre and post-operation. Post-op, there was manageable pain related to knee swelling. I have no complaints about the entire experience.The doctor also recommended a physiotherapist who proved highly effective, guiding me through the entire recovery. I would confidently recommend this doctor to any patient dealing with knee sports injuries.

    Why Choose Us?

    Dr. Aditya Sai is a renowned surgical orthopedic doctor practising in Mumbai. He has 15+ years of experience, with 10+ years of specialization in Shoulder Surgery, Knee & Hip Arthroscopy And Joint Preservation.


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    The Role of Sports Injury Specialists

    Sports injury specialists are medical doctors who specialize in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of injuries related to sports, exercises, or physical activities.

    A sports injury specialist has the following roles and responsibilities:

    • Diagnosis of physical injuries in athletes, such as fractures, concussions, and sprains
    • Recommendation of diagnostic tests to help in accurate diagnosis
    • Making a treatment plan for athletes depending on the diagnosis
    • Working alongside a physiotherapist to make rehabilitation plans for athletes who are recovering
    • Working with a fitness instructor to make exercise regimens for athletes
    • Collaborating with a dietitian or nutritionist to make a nutritional plan
    • Providing necessary medications to athletes
    • Deciding on when an athlete can resume sporting activities after recovery

    Why Mumbai for Sports Injury Treatment?

    Mumbai is considered to be one of the best and most popular cities in India for the treatment of sports injuries.

    There are several reasons why one must consider undergoing sports injury treatment in Mumbai. These reasons include the following:

    • World-class healthcare facilities
    • Well-equipped, reputed hospitals
    • Experienced and skilled sports injury specialists
    • Availability of advanced diagnostic technologies
    • Availability of modern treatment equipment
    • Good healthcare support team
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    Qualities of a Top Sports Injury Specialist

    A good sports injury specialist needs to have certain attributes to be able to provide quality treatment with satisfactory results. 

    A top sports injury specialist needs to have the following qualities:

    • Compassionate: Patients usually respond to treatment better if the doctor understands their situation and is empathetic towards them.
    • Good work ethic: A sports injury specialist may have to work for long hours and face different challenges every day. The doctor should have a good work ethic to face these challenges. It is also important to discuss the problem with the patient openly and set realistic expectations for the patient to avoid disappointment later on.
    • Good communication skills: The doctor should be able to interact with the patient effectively to understand their problem and provide a treatment plan accordingly.
    • Good social skills: The doctor must be able to handle people from all spheres of life properly irrespective of their age, sex, or culture.
    • Knowledgeable: The doctor should have good knowledge of medicine and also stay updated regarding the current healthcare technology to provide effective treatment.
    • Decision-making skills: The doctor should be able to take decisions quickly and accurately depending on the patient’s situation.

    Training and expertise in sports injuries: The doctor should have good training and experience in handling sports-related injuries.

    Factors to Consider When Choosing a Sports Injury Specialist

    Choosing the right sports injury specialist is an important step towards a healthy and active lifestyle.

    Certain factors need to be considered while choosing the right sports injury specialist for your treatment. These factors include:

    • Check the doctor’s credentials: Check the doctor’s degrees, certifications, and background. The doctor should have a board-certified degree to practice and should not have any malpractice claims.
    • Ask for referrals: Ask your family physician, friends, or family for referral and feedback for a sports injury specialist.
    • Check the doctor’s experience: A skilled and experienced doctor is more likely to provide successful treatment outcomes compared to an inexperienced doctor.
    • Read patient reviews and feedback: You can check online for patient reviews and testimonials of patients who have undergone treatment with the same doctor in the past.
    • Have a consultation appointment: Visit your doctor for a consultation to get all your queries answered. You can also get an idea of what to expect during treatment by interacting with the doctor and support staff.
    • Assessment of comfort level: Choose a doctor with whom you can have discussions comfortably. 
    • Check for hospital or sports organization affiliations: Check the reputation of the hospital or healthcare center where the doctor practices. You can additionally check if the doctor is affiliated with a sports team or organization.
    • Inquire about cost and insurance coverage: Ask the doctor about an estimated cost of diagnosis, treatments, and follow-up appointments. Choose a sports injury specialist who can take part in your insurance coverage plan to reduce your out-of-pocket costs.

    Questions to Ask During the Consultation

    You may consult a sports injury specialist to diagnose and treat an injury or know about methods to prevent them in the future. 

    There are certain important questions that you need to ask the sports injury specialist during your consultation visit to help achieve effective treatment and better results. The questions to ask the sports injury specialist during the consultation are:

    • What are your credentials?
    • How many years of experience do you have?
    • Have you treated similar injuries in the past?
    • Which are the different types of sports injuries that you treat?
    • What is the cause of my symptoms?
    • What are my treatment options?
    • What is the expected cost of my treatment?
    • How soon can I see the treatment results?
    • What can I expect during my recovery period?
    • How do I prevent another injury in the future?
    • Do I need to stop all physical activities if I am injured?
    • How soon can I resume my sporting activities?
    • Are there any potential risks of the treatment I am undergoing?

    Preparing for Sports Injury Treatment

    The sports injury specialist will recommend a few diagnostic tests to check the type of injury present and prepare a treatment plan accordingly. The preparatory diagnostic tests include the following:

    • Physical examination: The doctor will physically examine the area and possibly test how the injured area is moving.
    • Medical history: The doctor will inquire about how to injury occurred, what the patient did after the injury, the symptoms of the patient, and the general medical history of the patient.
    • Imaging tests: Tests like X-rays, ultrasounds, CT scans, and MRI scans may be recommended to obtain clear images of the structures inside the body. This enables the doctor to diagnose and treat a particular sports injury properly.

    The following preparation may be recommended by the doctor before the part undergoes treatment for sports injury based on the diagnosis of the condition:

    • Follow the doctor’s instructions on how to care for the injury before undergoing treatment.
    • Discuss your medical history with the doctor. Let the doctor know if you have any medical disorders or allergies.
    • If you are taking any medicines, vitamins, or supplements, inform the doctor.
    • The doctor may recommend stopping the intake of certain medications, like blood thinners and anti-inflammatory medicines, a few days before surgical treatment.
    • If the treatment requires surgery, the doctor may recommend fasting for a couple of hours before surgery.
    • Arrange for someone to take you home after the treatment.
    • Arrange for some help at home to help you during your post-treatment recovery period.

    Sports Injury Treatment Options

    The type of treatment performed for sports injury will vary depending on the type and severity of injury present. The different sports injury treatment options include the following:

    Treatment for Minor Sports Injury

    If the sports injury is minor and does not show any major symptoms, the RICE method is used for treatment at home. This method usually helps in healing the injury involves:

    • Rest
    • Ice
    • Compression
    • Elevation

    The RICE method provides the best results when performed within 24 to 36 hours following an injury. It helps in reducing pain and swelling after the injury.

    Major Sports Injury Treatments

    Serious sports injuries can be treated based on the injury type and severity using the following treatment options:

    • Immobilization using a cast, splint, sling, crutches, or other assisted medical devices
    • Anti-inflammatory medications
    • Injections for reducing pain and swelling
    • Surgery for correction of fractures, cartilage or tendon tears, or to repair a ligament
    • Physiotherapy or rehabilitation to improve the strength and mobility of the injured body parts

    Recovery and Rehabilitation

    The patient needs to follow all the post-operative instructions provided by the doctor after sports injury treatment. This will ensure a comfortable and quick recovery. The recovery and rehabilitation steps following a sports injury treatment are as follows:

    • Take adequate rest after treatment and allow the wound to heal before starting any physical activities.
    • Start with physiotherapy sessions as soon as the doctor permits. The physiotherapist will guide you with the type of exercises you can perform and how you can gradually increase your exercises.
    • Physiotherapy helps regain your muscle strength and restore the function of the injured area. Additionally, physiotherapy exercises will help reduce the risk of developing similar injuries in the future.
    • Start with gentle exercises and gradually increase the range of motion in the treated area.
    • Strengthening and stretching exercises can be increased as the pain decreases and movement in the treated area improves.
    • Avoid strenuous exercises and putting any pressure on the treated area till healing is complete.
    • The doctor and physiotherapist will let you know when you can resume your normal sporting activities.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    The common causes resulting in sports injuries are overuse, forceful impact, or application of greater force than the body can bear. Both acute and chronic injuries can happen in sports. For example, if an injury is caused by something sudden, like a sprained ankle, it is termed an acute injury. On the other hand, repeated overuse of muscles or joints can result in a chronic injury.

    Improper techniques or structural abnormalities can also cause chronic injuries. The damage may be more severe in sports than you think, so a medical exam is crucial. For example, what seems like a sprained ankle to you might be a fracture. As a Mumbai resident, you may want to consider consulting with a renowned sports injury specialist in Mumbai, such as Dr. Aditya Sai.

    The most common types of sports injuries are listed below-

    • Ankle Sprain- Pain, swelling and stiffness
    • Bruises- Small bleeds in the skin caused by a blow
    • Cuts and Abrasions- They are caused by falls, and mainly knees and hands are prone.
    • Concussion- A blow on the head can cause minor and reversible brain injury. It can lead to unconsciousness, headache, dizzy feeling and short term memory loss.
    • Dental Injury- If you suffer a blow on the jaw, it can crack, break or dislodge teeth.
    • Dehydration- You can lose too much fluid that causes heat exhaustion or heat stroke.
    • Groin Strain- Causes pain and swelling.
    • Knee Injuries- Ligament, tendons, cartilage or joint can be affected and lead to pain, swelling and stiff leg.
    • Hamstring Pull- Leads to pain, swelling and bruising.
    • Nose Injuries- A bloody nose, a broken nose can be caused by a direct blow on the nose.
    • Stress Fractures- Seen in lower limbs. Repeated jumping or running on a hard surface can gradually stress the bone and crack it.

    Several sports medicine doctors in Mumbai can help you deal with minor to major injuries and get you back on your feet. Do make an informed and conscious choice of your specialist.

    It is a branch of medicine that deals with physical fitness, treatment and prevention of injuries caused by sports and exercises. Most sports teams hire their team physicians for care. However, since the late 20th-century, sports medicine has developed in a distinct field of medicine. In some countries, sports medicine is considered a speciality (similar to other specialities like neuro), and in some, it is a specialised area but not a speciality option.

    Are you looking for the best sports orthopedic doctor in Mumbai? You can go online and shortlist some. Alternatively, you can consider meeting with Dr. Aditya Sai.

    Following steps can help you prevent sports injuries-

    • Include cardiovascular exercise, strength training and flexibility in your daily routine as it decreases the chances of injury.
    • Try exercising every day but alternate the group of muscles.
    • Cooling down post-workout is essential, and it should take 2 minutes, similar to the warm-up.
    • Drink water; hydration is vital. It prevents heat stroke.
    • Increase the contraction and performance ability of the muscles with stretching exercises. They reduce the risk of injury. Start the stretch slowly and reach the tension point. Do not take it to a painful end. Hold the stretch for about 20 seconds.
    • Ensure to use proper equipment, wear support providing shoes that help with foot issues that can cause injuries.
    • Learn the correct methods of the sport.
    • Take rest and avoid exercising when you feel tired or in pain.
    • Take your time during strength training and work through the entire range of motion each time.
    • In case you have a sports injury, do participate in needed rehabilitation before going back to playing.

    You can even consult with a sports injury specialist in Mumbai to know in detail about the prevention of injuries. It is becoming a competitive field of medicine, and Dr. Aditya Sai, one of the top doctors, can help you understand more.

    A typical treatment regimen for sport-related injuries is the RICE method. It represents Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. 

    The technique is effective for mild injuries. It works the best if you employ the RICE method within 24-36 hours after the injury. It avoids additional pain, decreases swelling and bruising in the early time of an injury. If you feel that the injury is severe or it looks that way, do seek medical help. Emergency care is needed if the injured joint shows any of the following-

    • Excess swelling and pain
    • Lumps, bumps or other visible deformities.
    • Audible popping or crunching sound when you use the joint.
    • Inability to put weight on the joint
    • Instability
    • Difficulty breathing
    • Dizziness
    • Fever

    Physical therapy becomes necessary in case of severe injuries. You should see a doctor if the injury doesn’t get better in two weeks. 

    Keep the following things in mind while choosing a specialist for sports injuries-

    • Referrals Help
      You can ask your physician for a list of recommended sport medicine specialists. Your family, friends and other healthcare providers can help with suggestions as well. Take out some time to check their credentials and expertise. Shortlist the ones you feel are right, then call up their office for a consultation visit. Finally, meet and consult with the doctor.
    • Research The Doctor’s Credentials
      When selecting a sports specialist doctor, a significant factor is a board certification that needs to be considered. It represents that the doctor has the required training, talent and experience to provide care. In addition, check whether the doctor has any history of malpractice or disciplinary actions.
    • Consider The Expertise
      While facing sports-related health problems, experience matters a lot. The results are likely to be better if the doctor has enough expertise in dealing with the problem or injury. Ask the staff how many patients they have treated for the same issue before.
    • Gender Consideration
      A sports injury can involve personal discussion. Therefore it is necessary that you feel comfortable with your sports injury doctor. Your gender consideration is also vital in sports medicine. With the developments, sports medicine specialists are getting skilled in treating men and women differently.
    • Check Hospital Quality
      Where your doctor works matters, as it will be your hospital as well. Thus, you need to check their quality of care, cleanliness, ambulatory surgical services where the doctor provides care, etc. Patients at top-rated hospitals report lesser complications and better survival rates, so hospital quality is vital.
    • Patient Reviews
      You can get a direct insight into how doctors behave and operate their practice by reading what other patients think of them. When people write a review, they consider their experience with appointment schedules, waiting periods, environment, location and staff behaviour.
    • Know Insurance Coverage
      It is practical when it comes to insurance. If you want to get the most out of it and spend as little as possible from your pocket, you may need to choose a specific doctor or hospital that accepts your insurance. Credentials, expertise, results, quality are still necessary to check even if they accept your plan.

    Finding the best sports injury doctor in Mumbai may be daunting but not impossible. Visiting Dr. Aditya Sai may make it simple for you. He is skilled, experienced, and trained in the field and can offer consultation for whatever doubts you may have. With an aim to provide the best service, Dr. Sai has placed himself as the best doctor for sports injuries.

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