Have you been advised MRI scan?

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Last updated: 22nd December, 2016  MRI or magnetic resonance imaging is an advanced test that uses a strong magnetic field and radio waves to create pictures of organs inside the body. It is among one of the most sophisticated diagnosis tool available to the physicians. An MRI scan is often quite helpful in analyzing following type […]

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Obesity and musculoskeletal problems in children

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Last updated: 22nd December, 2016  Musculoskeletal diseases are often associated with aging. It is true that the overall prevalence of muscle and bone-related diseases in a young age group is only about 3%, but increases to as high as 25% in age 70 and above. [1] However, the risk factors for musculoskeletal diseases such as obesity […]

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How smoking increases post-surgery risks?

How smoking impacts surgery

Last updated: 22nd December, 2016  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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Knee Replacement Surgery and Obesity

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Last updated: 22nd December, 2016  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: 22nd December, 2016  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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Second Opinion – Promoting it the right way!

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Last updated: 22nd December, 2016  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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