Last updated: 25th December, 2019 Selection of a knee implant is one of the most important decisions that a surgeon makes before undertaking a knee replacement surgery. It is rare that a surgeon suggests an implant that is in recall list. However, as a recipient of an implant, you must be aware of its safety and […]
10-year study to analyze the outcomes from Total Knee Replacement
Last updated: 25th December, 2019 How is a total knee replacement outcome related to the following factors? Knee condition at the time of surgery Body weight (BMI) Mental well-being Overall health Age A recent research tried to answer some of the above questions after studying data of patients who underwent total knee replacement surgery between 1999 […]
All about Partial Knee Replacement
Last updated: 25th December, 2019 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 going into details of partial knee […]
A Guide to Knee Replacement Cost in India
Last updated: 17th March, 2020 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 […]
What is Aarogyasri Coverage for Treatments
Last updated: 25th December, 2019 Aarogyasri Health Scheme is an efficient model to enable the low-income families to avail medical treatment for serious ailments at a low cost or cashless manner, using medical infrastructure in both the public hospitals and private. The scheme provides financial protection to BPL (below poverty line) families of up to Rs […]
How physiotherapy can help after surgery?
Last updated: 24th December, 2019 Surgery is sometimes necessary for a range of health conditions. Research shows that appropriate physiotherapy before and after your surgery can help speed up the healing process. Physical therapy is most often used after orthopedic surgery, such as knee and hip surgeries. Physical therapy can help you get moving after your […]
Knee Replacement Complications – What you need to know before undergoing TKR?
Last updated: 23rd December, 2019 Knee replacement surgery, much like other major surgeries carries a risk for certain complications, a few of which are life-threatening and some can lead to an unsuccessful or unsatisfactory outcome. Regarding the time horizon, some post knee replacement complications can manifest within days or months while some other problems will surface […]
The Autoimmune Puzzle
Last updated: 25th December, 2019 Autoimmunity is a condition in which the body’s immune system, which is responsible for protecting it from foreign bodies and pathogens, loses control and begins to attack its own cells. Let us first understand how the immune system works normally. Our body has two types of mechanisms to protect us against […]
Obesity and musculoskeletal problems in children
Last updated: 24th December, 2019 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.  However, the risk factors for musculoskeletal diseases such as obesity […]
Joint pain – how an early intervention helps?
Last updated: 24th December, 2019 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 […]