Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Arthroscopy: A Perfect Saviour From Joint Problems

Joint pain is a common work-related condition that can severely affect one’s ability to perform daily activities. Joint pain can affect anyone irrespective of profession, age, and sex.

 In a national survey, about one-third of adults were reported to have been suffering from joint pain. It is found that as you get older, painful joints become more common. Joint pain can range from mildly irritating to severely debilitating. People usually manage joint pain with medication, physical therapy or alternative treatments.

If you have a chronic pain your doctor can suggest arthroscopy. They usually recommend this for treating inflammation in joints, injured joint, or damaged joint over time. Arthroscopy is commonly done on the knee, shoulder, elbow, ankle, hip, or wrist. 

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Arthroscopy is a procedure in which a surgeon inserts a narrow tube through a small incision. This tube is attached to a fiber-optic video camera which allows the surgeon to see inside your joint without making a large incision. They can even repair the damages in the joints during arthroscopy, with pencil-thin surgical instruments inserted through additional small incisions.

Conditions treated with arthroscopy include:

  • Loose bone fragments
  • Damaged or torn cartilage
  • Inflamed joint linings
  • Torn ligaments
  • Scarring within joints 
This is a very safe procedure and uncommon complications.  Problems that may rarely happen include:
  • Tissue or nerve damage as a result of the placement and movement of the instruments within the joint. This can damage the joint's structures.
  • Infection. This includes any type of invasive surgery.
  • Blood clots. This is a very rare condition that appears when procedures that last longer than an hour can increase the risk of blood clots developing in your legs or lungs.

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It is better to consult an orthopedic surgeon for an on-time treatment. Dr. Thadi Mohan a dedicated and experienced orthopedic doctor offers the best treatment for your joint problems. He provides the appropriate medicines and treatments according to the patient's condition. 

Book an appointment with him now and get rid of the chronic pain forever.

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Tuesday, 16 April 2019

Recovering From Knee Replacement Surgery

One of the common procedures today to treat intense pain and imbalance of the weight-bearing surfaces of the knee joint are the knee joint replacement. The procedure is a solution to osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis etc. Swollen knees, severe pain and stiffness while walking, climbing stairs, etc are indicative for the need of a knee replacement surgery. There are mainly two types of knee replacements based on the condition of your knee, Total Knee Replacement in which both sides of your knee joint are replaced and Partial Knee Replacement in which only one side of your joint is replaced. Dr.Thadi Mohan, the orthopaedic surgeon could give you the best consultation and trustful treatments in this regard.

The beginning stage of recovery.

The recovery period after the surgery is a very crucial time during which proper care must be given to your knee. The patient will be able to get up and walk on their own within 12-24 hours and the leave the hospital 3-5 days after the procedure. Walking with frame or crutches is recommended initially. The special physiotherapy sessions which has to be continued even after the hospital stay helps you strengthen the knee. 

Care to be taken after discharge.

Even after the discharge, care must be taken not to exhaust your knees by involving in too much of wearing activities. Enough rest must be taken between the activities you do. It is always better to avoid falls and to keep the bathrooms safe from the same. Special care must be taken to dress your wound, preventing the infections. Duration of the recovery period depends on individuals and the type of surgery you have undergone.There are many things that one should not be doing during this period. Following the Dos and Donts regularly during the recovery period determines the success of the surgery. 

Dr. Thadi Mohan and Orthopaedic surgery India, prepares you well for knee replacement surgeries and provides you with the best post surgical care and physiotherapy sessions. We are equipped with the latest technologies, standard machinery, and more importantly the most energetic and sincere staffs which would let you experience the best service in India. Trust your health with us and walk into a healthy life filled with strength and confidence. For more details and appointments reach out to Orthopaedic Surgery India, Edappally, Ernakulam, Kerala.
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When does an ACL injury requires surgery?

One of the primary ligaments in the knee joint is the anterior cruciate ligament (or ACL). For normal movement and mechanics of the knee joint the ACL is important. People may notice problems in the way their knee functions when the ACL is torn.

Common symptoms include:

    • Knee swelling
    • Joint Pain
    • Buckling sensations
    • Instability
    • Difficulty to perform sports activities

To replace a torn anterior cruciate ligament, ACL reconstruction or surgery is performed. ACL injuries most commonly occur during sports such as soccer, basketball, downhill skiing, football, and gymnastics that involve sudden changes and stops in direction.

During the surgery the torn ligament is removed and replaced with a piece of tendon from a deceased donor or from another part of your knee. It’s performed through small incisions around your knee joint and is an outpatient procedure.

Why it’s done?

ACL injuries happen when you put stress on the knee during sports and fitness activities.

For individuals who are relatively inactive, or engage in moderate recreational activities and exercise a course of physical therapy may successfully treat an ACL injury.

ACL surgery is generally recommended if:

    • You're an athlete and your training involves pivoting, cutting or jumping
    • More than one meniscus or ligament in your knee is injured
    • During everyday activities your knee is buckling
    • You are young and physically very active

ACL injuries can either be partial or complete. It is difficult to decide on surgery when there is a partial ACL tear.

Based on how much the ligament is damaged ACL sprains are graded by doctors. If there is only minor stretching to the ligament it is Grade 1. A partial ACL tear where the ligament is damaged and loose is Grade 2. If there is a complete tear of the ACL it is Grade 3 sprain, which is the most common. Surgery is almost inevitable in a Grade 3 injury as the knee joint becomes unstable.

A decision is taken by most surgeons based on how much instability the injury has caused. Surgery is recommended if the knee is unstable. Non-surgical treatments may be considered if the knee is stable.

The decision is usually based on physical examination findings and analyzing a combination of symptoms. If you have episodes of feeling the knee giving way or knee instability, that can be a determining factor. The tests done in the physical exam will be considered by the doctor. These tests often include pivot-shift test and the Lachman test. Knee reconstruction is a reasonable option if these are consistent with laxity of the ACL.

Treatment for ACL Injuries in Kerala

Dr. Thadi Mohan is a leading knee injury doctor in India.  Depending on the severity of your ACL injury, treatment options will be suggested by Dr. Thadi Mohan, one of the best Orthopaedic Specialists in Kerala. He can help you regain strength and stability.
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Commonly Affected Areas Due To Osteoarthritis

Pain in the joints makes it difficult to enjoy a normal life. Every time you walk, run or climb up and down the stairs, a sharp pain always accompanies it. With age, the tissues and muscles in the joints weaken and lose its flexibility. Osteoarthritis is marked by degeneration of joint cartilage and the underlying bones. It results in pain and stiffness in the joints, especially in the hip, knee, and the joints of the thumb. Osteoarthritis is one of the most common forms of arthritis that affect people belonging to the middle age group. By maintaining a healthy weight and staying active, it is possible to slow down the progression of osteoarthritis and improve joint function.

Common symptoms of Osteoarthritis

    • Any activity like walking or bending is always accompanied by pain.
    • When applied pressure, joints become tender.
    • Joints are always stiff after any activity.
    • The joints are not as flexible as they used to be.
    • The movement of the joints is always accompanied by a grating sound.

Where does Osteoarthritis affect the most?

Osteoarthritis can affect any joint but it usually affects those joints that had experienced repetitive stress or injury. Following are the joints most commonly affected by osteoarthritis:
  • Knee- it is the common lower-limb joint that is affected by osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis in the knee can cause severe pain while walking, running, and climbing the stairs. If not treated, this can lead to the disability of the knees.
  • Hip- osteoarthritis in the hip leads to pain in the areas surrounding the hip. A severe hip pain hinders movement and causes a lot of inconveniences.
  • Hand- a person with osteoarthritis in the hand usually has the disease running in their family. It could result in pain and swelling in the joints of the fingers and severe pain at the base of the thumb.
  • Foot and Ankle- the joints at the base of the big toe are prone to osteoarthritis. It may result in swelling or deformity in the joints.
  • Spine- osteoarthritis of the spine can result in stiffness and pain in the neck and the lower back.

Treatment for Osteoarthritis in Kerala

Dr. Thadi Mohan, one of the renowned knee surgeon in Kerala, offers effective treatment for all joint conditions. He looks for innovative medical treatments that are suitable for his various patients. Every patient is given special care and offered one of the finest medical treatments available in Kerala.

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Monday, 12 March 2018

Got Tennis Elbow? - Don't Worry We Are Here For You

Tennis elbow is a type of tendinitis that causes pain around the outside of the elbow and arm. It is medically known as lateral epicondylitis. Swelling of the tendons is known as tendinitis. Tendons are bands of tough tissue that connects muscles to the bone. Tennis elbow is not limited to tennis players it can occur in anyone who strains the forearm. It occurs after strenuous overuse of the muscles and tendon of a forearm. It can affect people of all ages but it is common at age 40.

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The causes of tennis elbow

Repititive motion of the wrist, including tennis, excessive use of screwdriver or hammer, hedge clipping, painting, or any action that needs excessive constant gripping or squeezing can cause tennis elbow. The continuous tugging eventually causes microscopic tears in the tissue.

Signs and symptoms of tennis elbow

  • Tenderness on the outside of the elbow
  • Elbow pain is worse when grasping or holding an object
  • Soreness in the forearm muscles
  • Morning stiffness of the elbow with persistent aching

Risk factors

Factors that may increase your risk of tennis elbow include:
Occupation: People who have jobs with repetitive motions of the wrist and arm have more chance to develop tennis elbow.
Age: Tennis elbow affects people of all ages, but it's most common in the age of 40's.
Certain sports: Participating in racket sports increases risk of tennis elbow.

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To help prevent tennis elbow:

  • Apply an ice pack to the outside of the elbow.
  • Lift objects with your palm facing your body.
  • Maintain good strength and flexibility in the arm muscles and avoid repetitive motions.
  • Try strengthening exercises with hand weights. With your elbow cocked and your palm down, repeatedly bend your wrist. Stop if you feel any pain.
  • Rest the elbow when bending and straightening are painful.
  • Rest is the best treatment for tennis elbow. All the activities that cause pain should stop, to reduce swelling and pain.

Treatment for tennis elbow

An elbow arthroscopy helps to identify the location where the loose bodies and spurs are present. In which an arthroscope is introduced through several small incisions to the elbow joint. The loose bodies and bone spurs are removed using the arthroscope. This arthroscopic procedure takes only 30-90 minutes.

Dr. Thadi Mohan is a well-known consultant orthopaedic surgeon cochin. He is known as a dedicated orthopaedic doctor among his patients. He provides the best tennis elbow treatment Kerala.

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Monday, 22 January 2018

Grab Your Sport trauma management course

Sports trauma management is a curative course for the physiotherapists and other injuries experts as this course provides healthcare professionals skills to manage traumatic sporting injuries.

What is Sports trauma management?

Sports trauma management is a course that is designed to teach the core skills and knowledge to handle traumatic injuries in sports. This course is highly appreciated by the physiotherapists and another medical professional dealing with the sports injuries. Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Ernakulam has provided sport trauma management course to provide benefit to the people associated with sports or sports injuries.

What is the aim of the Sports trauma management?

The aim of the course is to provide assessment and treatment skills and knowledge which are essential to managing traumatic sports injuries. The course includes tutors own experience and practical hands-on techniques to make the course more interesting and enjoyable. The course gives a strong emphasis on the participation of students and provides practice of all the skills individually.  This will help to develop good medical skills for effective sports trauma management.

Sport trauma management course is beneficial for?

Sports trauma management course is beneficial for the medical professionals, such as
·         Doctors
·         Physiotherapists
·         Sports therapists
·         Sports Massage Therapists
·         Paramedical students
·         Medical/physiotherapy students

Which topics Sports trauma management has covered?

Sports trauma management has covered following topics.
·         Resuscitation- includes automated external defibrillation and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
·         Head injury management- head trauma, concussion, and unconsciousness
·         Airway management- chest injury, anaphylaxis, bag valve mask ventilation, breathing adjuncts, ventilation using airway, portable suction devices, and oxygen therapy
·         Spinal injury management- cervical immobilization, spinal boards, Spinal injury assessment,  collar application, and strapping
·         Fracture management- splinting devices an injury assessment
·         Injury assessment- soft tissue injuries, structured assessment, and patient clinical records

What are sports trauma management course has provided?

Sports trauma management has provided specific skills to manage sports trauma and develop skills to provide first-aid treatment for sports trauma injuries.
Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Ernakulam has good infrastructure and instructors to teach sports trauma management. Dr. Thadi Mohan is highly qualified and experienced orthopedic surgeon. He has many years of experience in treating sports injuries.

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Friday, 24 November 2017

Hip Replacement, Replacing joints and Restoring Lives

Are you suffering from hip and joint related problems and searching for the best solution? Hip Replacement can help you to get out of this.
Hip replacement is a procedure during which the surgeon removes a damaged joint with an artificial joint which is made of metal and plastic components.  This treatment is chosen when all other treatment options are found to be a failure to relieve pain.
Searching for a  best hip replacement surgeon? Your search is over. Dr. Thadi Mohan provides the best treatment for joint related problems.  He is the best consultant Orthopedic Surgeon with more than 20 years of experience in joint replacement surgery. If you are looking for a surgeon for undergoing joint replacement surgery in Ernakulam, India Dr. Thadi Mohan is the best.  He is one of the top orthopedic surgeons in India   

Why Hip Replacement Surgery Needed?

Rheumatoid arthritis, avascular necrosis, injury due to fall and bone tumors are the treatment conditions that may lead to the breakdown of the hip joint and need replacement.

Hip Replacement Procedure

  1. Surgeon makes an opening over the front or side of the hip, through the layers of tissue
  2. Removes the damaged bone and cartilage, leaving the healthy bone intact
  3. The damaged socket is replaced by implanting a  prosthetic socket into the pelvic bone
  4. Replaces the round ball on the top of the femur with the prosthetic ball which is attached to a stem that fits into the thigh bone.

After surgery, 

Climbing stairs reduce to the minimum, use a firm straight-back chair to get posture, avoid fall, use elevated toilet seat so that bending can be avoided.
Six to twelve weeks after the surgery make an appointment with the surgeon to ensure the healing process.  A complete recovery will happen after 12 months.
Hip replacement procedure in India is safe with Dr. Thadi Mohan.  He is renowned as the top Orthopedic Surgeon.  He has a special skill to replace the hip which makes your life worse.  In Eranakulam(Kerala) you can solve your issues with the best hip replacement surgeon.  Eranakulam is successful with Dr.  Thadi Mohan.  Hurry up and take an appointment ….

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