Symptoms of Major types of Arthritis

Types-of-Arthritis-Symptoms

Last updated: 26th May, 2017   A basic knowledge of the major types of arthritis will better prepare you for a doctor appointment. You will find it easier to formulate questions and communicate with your doctor once you are confident that you understand basic facts about arthritis symptoms. Rheumatoid Arthritis RA is an inflammatory type of […]

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All about Partial Knee Replacement

Partial Knee Replacement

Last updated: 14th February, 2017  What is a Partial Knee Replacement? Partial Knee Replacement, also known as Unicondylar Knee Replacement or Unicompartmental Knee Replacement is a surgical procedure performed to alleviate pain and mobility issues in patients who have limited damage to knee joints. The damage could be due to arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis or trauma. Before […]

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10 common causes for chronic knee pain

chronic knee pain

Last updated: 22nd December, 2016  The knee is the largest and most complex joint in our body, which is used extensively for many regular day to day activities. Chronic knee pain is one of the common problems that can occur in the later ages. It is a long-term condition, which is sometimes associated with swelling and sensitivity. Any weight-bearing […]

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Joint pain – how an early intervention helps?

Stanford professor Michel Serres hikes the Dish on a regular basis.

Last updated: 22nd December, 2016  As someone who helps the patient get rid of their pain, I am often surprised how many people just keep ignoring their joint pains until it becomes much worse. There is an understanding that something like this should be just accepted as part of aging. However, this acceptance of pain can […]

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Are Oxinium implants worth the extra cost?

Oxinium Implants

Last updated: 22nd December, 2016  When a patient is advised a knee replacement surgery, an important aspect of the 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 […]

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New Gout drug approved by FDA!

gout

Last updated: 22nd December, 2016  December 22, 2015:  FDA has approved AstraZeneca’s (AZN) new drug for Gout named Zurampic, but requires AstraZeneca to conduct a post-marketing study on its effect on kidneys and cardiovascular systems. The drug would also need to have a boxed warning about the risks of Kidney failure. Gout is a form of arthritis caused by the […]

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Why your heart deserves a little more attention!

RA and Heart Protection

Last updated: 22nd December, 2016  Most RA patients are well aware of its typical symptoms, characterized by swelling and pain in the smaller joints, like knuckles, etc. Chronic inflammation present in RA not only impacts the synovial joints, but several research studies have now shown a link between RA and increased risk for cardiovascular problems like atrial fibrillation (i.e. […]

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Knee Replacement Surgery – How can it help you get rid of pain?

Knee replacement

Last updated: 22nd December, 2016  Knee replacement is a surgical procedure in which the diseased part of the knee joint is replaced with an artificial implant or material. Conventionally, the knee replacement involves replacing the lower end of the thighbone (femur) and the upper end of the leg bone (Tibia) with or without replacement of the knee cap […]

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