How smoking increases post-surgery risks?

How smoking impacts surgery

Last updated: 7th October, 2017  Several studies have already proven that smoking leads to higher complication rates after surgery. A study published in Arthritis Care and Research studied a cohort of nearly 33 thousand patients who underwent either total hip replacement or total knee replacement, of whom 57% were non-smokers, 19% were prior smokers, and 24% […]

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Hip fracture, a devastating skeletal injury!

How hip fracture looks like

Last updated: 7th October, 2017  Hip fracture is considered as one of the most common problem in public health, which significantly impacts the quality of life and the cost of the health care. According to a study, published in the Springer Journal- Osteoporosis International, hip fractures incidences are expected to exceed up to 6 million in […]

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Are Oxinium implants worth the extra cost?

Last updated: 26th October, 2018  An important aspect of knee replacement surgery involves the choice of the knee implant type. There are several aspects to consider in selecting an implant type such as the degree of motion supported, the type of metal alloy used, cost and durability to name a few. For instance, a relatively younger […]

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Knee Replacement Surgery and Obesity

Last updated: 18th June, 2018  Obesity and degenerative diseases like Osteoarthritis have a complex relationship. It is believed that overweight or obesity can act as both a trigger for osteoarthritis and a risk factor for the faster degeneration of the joint. Excess weight puts a greater pressure on a joint that is already undergoing damage due […]

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Osteoarthritis of Knee and weight loss as an early intervention

Person suffering with knee osteoarthritis

Last updated: 7th October, 2017  Osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease that results in the wear and tear of joints, and most commonly the knee and hip joints. Given this nature of the disease, it is quite clear that once Osteoarthritis is diagnosed, the primary objective should be to minimize the damage caused by the disease. In […]

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Osteoporosis – Rising Trends in Asia

Last updated: 28th January, 2018  In earlier times, Osteoporosis has not been considered a significant challenge for countries in Asia because of the lower incidence of hip fractures reported at per capita basis. Hip Fracture Incidence Map – Women Source: International Osteoporosis Foundation Despite the fact that India has a lower daily intake of Calcium, the […]

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Second Opinion – Promoting it the right way!

Last updated: 7th October, 2017  Almost a year back around January 2015, an eye-popping headline on Times of India, grabbed my attention. The article suggested that as many as 44% of suggested surgeries were unnecessary. As much as I recall, this article trended for a couple of days as the most shared and commented, which I […]

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