Orthopedics Specialist(s) in South Korea

About Orthopedics Specialist in South Korea

Types of Orthopaedic Doctors

Orthopaedic doctors can be categorized into three types depending on the nature of procedures they perform.

  • Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Sports Medicine Specialist

About Orthopaedic Surgeon

An Orthopaedic surgeon, or orthopaedic surgeon, is a surgeon who is specialized in the diagnosis, pre-operative, operative and post-operative treatment of diseases and injuries of the musculoskeletal system.

Orthopaedics is the branch of surgery dealing with the conditions involving the musculoskeletal system. Orthopaedic surgeons use surgical as well as nonsurgical means to treat musculoskeletal trauma, sports injuries, spine diseases, degenerative diseases, infections, tumors and congenital disorders.

Orthopaedic surgeons work closely with other healthcare professionals like pediatrician, sports medicine specialist etc.

Below are major roles of an Orthopaedic surgeon:

  • Diagnosis of your injury or disorder
  • Medication, exercise, casting, surgery and/ or other options
  • Patient rehabilitation by recommending exercises or physical therapy to restore movement, strength and function
  • Prevention with information and treatment plans to prevent any future injury or slow the progression of disease

Procedures Performed by Orthopaedic Surgeons in South Korea

  • Musculoskeletal pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Back pain, ruptured disks and spinal stenosis
  • Bone tumors
  • Carpal tunnel, hand arthritis and hand injuries
  • Club foot, bow legs and hip dysplasia
  • Orthopaedic trauma
  • Limb lengthening
  • Achilles tendon injuries, bunions and foot and ankle injuries
  • Osteoporosis
  • Arthritis

About Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon

Pediatric orthopaedic surgeon is a doctor who specialises in diagnosing, treating and managing the mucoskeletal problems in infants, children and young adults. Mucoskeletal problems involve the problems, disorders and conditions dealing with bone, joint or muscle. Some of the common muco skeletal problems for which you can visit pediatricOrthopaedic surgeons are limb and spine deformities (eg scoliosis, pigeon foot, clubfoot), abnormal posture, limping, bone and joint infections or for the treatment of broken bones.

Procedures Performed by Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon in South Korea

  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Joint Replacement Procedures
  • Revision Joint Surgery
  • Debridement
  • Bone Fusion
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Soft tissue repair
  • Internal fixation of bones
  • Osteotomy
  • Bone fracture repair

About Sports Medicine Specialist

A Sports Medicine specialist is a physician specialized in the prevention, treatment and injury caused by sports illness and injury. He helps in increasing the functioning, minimizing disability and helping in not losing time away from sports, work, or school.

Sports medicine is not a separate medical speciality. A sports medicine specialist is usually a doctor certified in a certain speciality like Orthopaedics, paediatrics, emergency medicine etc. followed by an additional training for the treatment and management of any sports injuries. For instance:

  • Physical Therapists: Helps in rehabilitation of people and their recovery.
  • Certified Athletic Trainers: Povide a rehabilitative exercise regime helping patients to regain strength and develop conditioning programs to prevent future injury.
  • Nutritionists: Assists in weight loss or weight gain and provides dietary plan or advice to help improve the physical functioning and recovery.

If you have come across any injury while playing sports, riding bicycle, running or performing any other vigorous activity, then it is advised to visit a sports medicine specialist.

Below are the major job roles commonly performed by a sports medicine specialist:

  • Diagnosing and treating athletic injuries
  • Developing treatment and rehabilitation strategies
  • Consultation and checkup sessions with patients to monitor the recovery progress
  • Prescribing medication and best practices for the treatment and progress

Procedures Performed by Sports Medicine Specialist in South Korea

Some of the injuries treated by a sports medicine doctors are:

  • Ankle sprains
  • Fractures
  • Knee and shoulder injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Exercise-induced asthma
  • Heat illness
  • Concussions
  • Eating disorders
  • Cartilage injuries
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Frequently Asked Questions

Which are the most popular procedures performed by an orthopedic surgeon in South Korea?

The most popular procedures performed by an orthopedic surgeon in South Korea are listed as follows:

  • Arthroscopic Surgery(Arthroscopy)
  • Knee Replacement
  • ACL Reconstruction (Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction)
  • Carpal Tunnel Surgery
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Wrist Replacement
  • Hip Replacement
  • Meniscectomy (Meniscus Surgery)
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Cervical Fusion
  • Shoulder Replacement Surgery
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Corn Removal Surgery
  • Tendon Repair Surgery

All these procedures are used to treat a variety of conditions ranging from osteoarthritis to Tendonitis to Tennis elbow. There are also a variety of subspecialties of these main procedures like Joint Replacement, Foot and ankle surgery, Shoulder surgery, Deformity Correction Surgery, Orthopedic Oncology, and Pediatric Orthopedics.

Why should you choose an orthopedic surgeon from South Korea?

South Korea is indeed the best-kept secret in the world of medicine. Let’s take a look at some of the reasons why you should choose an orthopedic surgeon from South Korea:

Korea has one of the toughest and most competitive education systems in the world. In fact, the Korean medical education system is super tough to get into-only the best and brightest students tend to opt for medicine. This already eliminates the possibility of any mediocrity in the health sector

General practitioners are like a rare species in South Korea. Almost all doctors are specialized. Korean government treats medical care as a public service so there is a cap on medical costs thus making it affordable. 

The Korean medical education system churns out excellent doctors every year which is an oversupply for a largely aging population like South Korea. But this means good quality doctors are available at affordable prices all throughout the country. Medical surgery costs are 30-40% lesser than others.

Excellent state-of-the-art healthcare facilities at Korean hospitals and clinics make South Korea an attractive destination.

Most Korean doctors can speak basic-level English and are in tune with all the latest technological and surgical advances in the medical world. This makes them no less than any doctor in the USA or Canada.

Medicines prescribed in Korea are extremely cheaper compared to other branded medicines from the USA or Europe prescribed by clinics in Singapore or the States. This is a major point of consideration for international medical travelers since they are often not covered by insurance.

Korea has a fantastic ecosystem of recuperating options where you can relax and recover post-surgery.

What are the average consulting fees of an orthopedic Surgeon in South Korea?

The average consulting fees of an orthopedic surgeon in South Korea usually hovers around $15- $50 excluding the cost of medicines and surgery.

What is the quality of orthopedic surgeon in South Korea?

Orthopedic surgeons in South Korea are well-trained in all kinds of global techniques and can speak basic level English therefore communicating is not a problem. In addition to that, due to the extremely competitive medical entrance exam, it makes sure only the best makes it to the final cut. They have world-class infrastructure at their disposal at affordable prices which makes South Korea an ideal destination for orthopedic surgery.

What are the types of orthopedic surgeons which are present in South Korea?

The types of orthopedic surgeons which are present in South Korea are listed as follows:

  • Pediatric Orthopedic surgeon
  • Hand and foot surgeon
  • Joint preservation
  • Trauma surgeon
  • Spinal Surgery surgeon
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