Dr. Sidipa Chotchaisathit

Dr. Sidipa Chotchaisathit

Orthopedics Specialist - Sports Medicine Specialist

  , Bangkok, Thailand

  20 Years of experience

BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Sidipa Chotchaisathit is one of the finest Orthopedics Specialist in Thailand. He is an experienced Sports Medicine Specialist in the Thailand. The Medical practitioner has been associated with various reputed hospitals in the Thailand. The physician is currently working as a Sports Medicine Specialist, Bangkok Dusit Medical Services, Thailand. The doctor is a well-reputed and sought after medical expert and is

  • Doctor of Medicine, Khon Kaen University, THAILAND, 1995
  • Rehabilitation Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital, Thai Medical Council, THAILAND, 2001

qualified. Dr. Sidipa Chotchaisathit has been associated with many hospitals over the course of his illustrious and experienced career.

The hospitals include:

  • Currently working at Bangkok Dusit Medical Services (Bangkok)

Dr. Sidipa Chotchaisathit has more than 20 Years of clinic experience. The Clinician specializes in and performs the following surgeries:

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedics
RESEARCH PAPERS AND PUBLICATIONS (1)
  • Various research articles and papers submitted in national and international journals.
Procedures
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction refers to the replacement of the damaged ACL with a tissue to facilitate normal functioning of the knee. ACL is a major stabilizing ligament in the knee, which connects the femur to the tibia. ACL helps provide proper movement of the tibia. ACL also facilitates pivoting or sudden change in the direction of the leg, preventing the damage to the knee.

 

Damage to the ACL Surgery 

The ACL can be injured in different ways, thus warranting a need for ACL repair. The following scenarios may damage the ACL:

  • Collision with a football
  • Slowing down while running
  • Landing incorrectly after a jump
  • Twisting of the knee and the foot in opposite direction

 

Initial Treatment for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tear

The ACL may not require surgery when the knee is stable when the ligament is not torn completely, or even when you don’t have to strain your knees by active sports. The alternate treatment in such a situation is “RICE” – Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation.

Physiotherapy, exercise, and braces for legs can help provide support to the knee. Exercises such as swimming, running in a straight line, and playing golf can be preferred by active individuals if they do not wish to return to an active sports life.

Knee Arthroscopy

Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure used for the diagnosis and treatment of conditions related to the joints. It is performed with the help of a special instrument called an arthroscope. It comes with an attached video camera and a light. What is observed by the camera is recorded and can be viewed by the surgeon on a television monitor.

Arthroscopic knee surgery is an alternative to total knee replacement and other forms of knee replacement surgery. During the knee arthroscopic surgery, small incisions are made to insert an arthroscope and other surgical tools to correct a defect in or around the knee joint. Total knee replacement, on the other hand, refers to complete removal and replacement of the diseased joint with a prosthetic implant.

When is knee arthroscopy required?

Knee arthroscopy is conducted for the diagnosis and treatment of the following conditions:

  • Inflammation of the knee
  • Injuries such as :

    • Fractures
    • Ligament tear
    • Tendon damage
    • Torn meniscus
    • Misalignment of kneecap
    • Bakers cyst
    • Meniscus tear
    • Loose fragments of bone or cartilage
Shoulder Arthroscopy

A shoulder arthroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure conducted to inspect, diagnose, and rectify the problems involving the shoulder joint. During a shoulder arthroscopy, a small device attached to a camera is inserted into the shoulder to diagnose the reason for pain in the shoulder, among other problems.

Miniature surgical instruments are also inserted into the shoulder to rectify the identified problem. Such a surgery is known as arthroscopic shoulder surgery. When shoulder replacement is conducted with the help of arthroscopy, the procedure is known as arthroscopic shoulder replacement.

At each stage of the arthroscopic shoulder surgery, the surgeon is guided by an image displayed on the television screen. This is a minimally invasive procedure that ensures a quick recovery.

The shoulder has three bones, namely:

  • the clavicle (the collarbone),
  • scapula (the shoulder blade),
  • and humerus (the upper arm bone). 

 A rotator cuff tear, articular cartilage, labrum and surrounding soft tissues can be the cause of pain in the shoulder joint. These areas can get damaged or distorted as a result of some accident. The actual cause of pain can be diagnosed with the help of a shoulder arthroscopy. Sometimes, age-related wear and tear can is also responsible for shoulder joint-related pain and problems.

Symptoms of a shoulder injury include excessive pain in the shoulder joint and stiffness in the shoulder joint that may hinder easy movement of the arm around the shoulder joint. The patient may experience trouble while sleeping with the affected shoulder on one side. Slight swelling can also be observed physically in the joint region. 

 A physician may recommend a shoulder arthroscopy if your shoulder does not respond well to other alternative treatments such as exercising and physiotherapy. Common rotator cuff surgery can be used to conduct rotator cuff repair, removal or repair of the labrum, repair of ligaments and recurrent shoulder dislocation, and bone spur removal. Some of the less common procedures may include fracture repair, cyst excision, and nerve release.

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Dr. Sidipa Chotchaisathit is specialized in Thailand and of the most sought after doctors in Orthopedics Specialist.
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Dr. Sidipa Chotchaisathit is one of the most sought after specialists in Thailand and has over 20 Years years of experience.
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