Thursday, 9 October 2014

Knee Replacement Surgery

Knee Replacement Surgery
                        Knee replacement is a surgical procedure to rectify serious knee damage by removing damaged cartilage and bone in the knee joint .Then, human made artificial bones or joints are replaced. Knee replacement can relieve pain and allow you to be more active. 
                        In general, the surgery consists of replacing the diseased or damaged joint surfaces of the knee with metal and plastic components shaped to allow continued motion of the knee.
                        There are different kinds of Knee Replacement Surgery:-
Partial knee replacement 
                          Traditionally, patients have undergone total knee replacement for serious arthritis of the knee joint. But now, the system changed, partial knee surgery or a uni-compartmental knee arthroplasty,' is a surgery that may be considered for treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee joint. The advantage is that, here a small cut is made and recovery period is tool fast, whereas total knee replacement, all cartilage is removed from the knee joint through a big incision. 
                            Advantages of Partial Knee replacement compared to Full knee replacement include smaller incision, easier post-op rehabilitation, better post-operative ROM, shorter hospital stay, less blood loss, lower risk of infection, stiffness, and blood clots, and easier revision if necessary.

Rotating knee replacement 
                           The rotating knee replacement install not only swing back and forth, but the knee can also rotate inwards and outwards. Because a normal knee joint rotates a small amount, the rotating knee replacements are projected to more closely imitate normal knee motion. This is one of the replacement techniques which will ensure both reliability and durability. 

Gender specific knee replacement 
                           Gender specific knee replacement entitles a special technique of knee replacement that implants are designed in a similar way, except that the "average" is different for a man's bone and a woman's bone. The idea behind doing this is that by better imitating the normal anatomy, the joint replacement implants may allow for better function, as well as improved durability. 

Custom knee replacement 
                            This is another type, similar to other form of replacement procedure, within a MRI is taken prior to the surgery and custom cutting guides are then made for the patient. This helps the surgeon to remove and replace the exact bone.
Risks involved in knee replacement are:
·         Nerve damage
·         Heart attack
·         Infection
·         Knee stiffness
·         Stroke
·         Blood clots in the leg vein or lungs
Post-operative care 

During your stay in hospital, a physiotherapist will teach you exercises to help strengthen your knee. You can usually begin these the day after your operation. It is very important that you follow the physiotherapist's advice to avoid complications or dislocation of your new joint. 

You will usually be in hospital for 6 to 10 days. Patients who have had a half knee replacement usually have a shorter hospital stay.
Knee replacement surgery is very cheap in India and also got some of the best Knee replacement Hospitals in the world. In India the Total Knee replacement surgery starts from $6,000 which very cheap compared to other countries like United States where the cost starts from $40,000.
Medical Trust Hospital, Kerala is one of the best hospitals in India equipped with most advanced equipments and well experienced doctors. Here Knee replacement surgery is done under the supervision of Dr.Thadi Mohan, who is one of the best Knee replacement Surgeon in India, He has got more than 20 years of experience in this field. He has got patients from all over the world.
Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

Monday, 28 April 2014

Prevent Osteoporosis and Strengthen Your Bone

Osteoporosis is a state in which the normal thickness or density of bone is reduced. This makes the bones grow weak and porous. Due to the weakness of bones the risk of Bone fracture will get increased.

Human bones are living tissues and keep on changing from the moment of birth until adulthood. The bones are at their most thickness in the early 20's and as one grows some of the bone cells starts to dissolve. People with osteoporosis bone loss outrun the growth of new bones.

What happens in osteoporosis is that the bone either cracks or collapse completely. It may happen to any part of the body and most affecting areas of point are Spine, Hips and wrists. The desperate part is that patient may not show any signs or symptoms until the first fracture happens.

Fractures Responsible for Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis can happen to any one, but is common in older woman. Bone mineral density test is the best way to check the bone health. It is advisable to eat a diet rich in calcium and vitamins. If it is not prevented or left untreated it can progress without having any pain till the bone breaks.

The condition may develop on the patient without any symptoms firstly and it can take long time – may be months or years to become noticeable. However early signs of osteoporosis are Joint pain, difficulty sitting up straight, difficulty standing.

  • Smoking
  • Lack of exercise
  • Early fractures
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Hereditary
  • Insufficient Calcium Diet

But to take control of the bone health is important to prevent the risk factors of nevertheless osteoporosis is now a highly treatable condition and with a combination of lifestyle changes and appropriate medical diagnosis several fractures can be Keep away.

Cost of orthopaedic treatments in India is very low as compared to other western countries like, UK, USA, UAE, Africa etc.
For know more about osteoporosis treatment

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

Saturday, 29 March 2014

How To Get Relief From Neck Pain

Most of the people above 40 may be experience neck pain or shoulder pain. It is an orthopaedic condition. Some may experience pain in both areas. The neck or cervical spine is seen with vertebrae. That begin in the upper torso and end at the base of the skull. Now a days people struggle with problems in their life. They suffer great tension in their day to day life. Tension and strain is the main cause of neck and shoulder pain.
Neck pain can come from a number of disorders in your muscles, ligaments, nerves as well as in bones and joints of the spine.
In some cases throat and tuberculosis infection may lead to neck pain. It also come from other conditions such as fibromyalgia and polymyalgia rheumatica etc.

  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Tenderness
  • Sharp shooting pain
  • Difficulty shallowing
  • Pulsations
  • Swishing sounds in the head
  • Lightheadedness
  • Lymph node
Neck pain can also be associated with headache, facial pain, shoulder pain and arm numbness or tingling (upper extremity paresthesias). These associated symptoms are often a result of nerves becoming pinched in the neck. Depending on the condition, sometimes neck pain is accompanied by upper back and/or lower back pain, as is common in inflammation of the spine.

  • X-rays
  • MRI
  • Myelography/CT scanning
  • Electrodiagnostic studies
  • Treatment For Neck Pain

It can be treated by anti-inflammatory meditation(ibuprofen) and Pain relievers(acetaminophen). Depending on the source of pain drugs like muscle relaxers and antidepressants are also recommended. In some cases surgical procedures may be 
necessary. Your doctor can tell you what is the best course of treatment for you.
For know more about treatment contact us on: 

Mail us:

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

Saturday, 15 March 2014

Diagnosis and Treatment for Nonspecific Lower Back Pain in Adults!!

If you have lower back pain, you are not alone. Nearly everyone at some point has back pain that interferes with work, routine daily activities, or recreation. As people age, bone strength and muscle elasticity and tone tend to decrease. The discs begin to lose fluid and flexibility, which decreases their ability to cushion the vertebrae causes pain. Low back pain can differ from person to person. The pain may be mild, or it can be so severe that you are unable to move. Depending on the cause of your back pain, you may also have pain in your leg, hip, or on the bottom of your foot. Many people with chronic back pain have arthritis and extra wear and tear on the spine. This may be due to:
  • Heavy use from work or sports
  • Past injuries and fractures
  • Past surgery

Risk Factor
You are at greater risk for low back pain if you
  • Are over age 30
  • Are overweight
  • Are pregnant
  • Do not exercise
  • Feel stressed or depressed
  • Have a job in which you have to do a lot of heavy lifting, bending and twisting, or that involves whole body vibration
  • Smoke
Signs and Symptoms
You may feel a variety of symptoms if you have back pain, including:
  • Dull aching
  • Sharp pain
  • Tingling or burning sensation
  • Weakness in your legs or feet

How is low back pain diagnosed?

  • Blood tests, especially a complete blood count and erythrocyte sedimentation rate
  • CT scan of the lower spine
  • MRI scan of the lower spine
  • Myelogram (an x-ray or CT scan of the spine after dye has been injected into the spinal column)
  • X-ray
  • Discography
How is back pain treated?

Most low back pain can be treated without surgery. Treatment involves using analgesics, reducing inflammation, restoring proper function and strength to the back, and preventing recurrence of the injury. 

Surgical Treatments
Non-Surgical Treatments

For know more about treatment contact us on:

Mail us:

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner