10 common causes for chronic knee pain

Chronic Knee Pain - Know about 10 common causes

Last updated: 27th October, 2018  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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Top 5 Knee Replacement Videos

Last updated: 29th October, 2018  Knee replacement surgery is a major surgical procedure that should be undertaken after a careful consideration. A patient may have many questions as to what exactly a knee replacement is and how it is performed. Thankfully, plenty of knee replacement videos are available today on YouTube, Vimeo and other similar sites. […]

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Knee Replacement Complications – What you need to know before undergoing TKR?

Risks of knee replacement surgery

Last updated: 18th June, 2018  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 […]

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Obesity and musculoskeletal problems in children

Picture of obese people walking, including a child

Last updated: 7th October, 2017  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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Joint pain – how an early intervention helps?

Last updated: 18th June, 2018  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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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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Are Oxinium implants worth the extra cost?

Last updated: 10th December, 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 and cost to name a few. For instance, a relatively younger patient […]

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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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Knee Replacement Surgery and Weight

knee replacement surgery - Effect of weight

Last updated: 18th June, 2018  The more one begins to understand the magic behind movement in human body, the more one can appreciate the skills involved in conducting successful orthopedic surgeries like a knee replacement. In a perfectly aligned normal knee, you can imagine a straight weight bearing axis passing through the center from the femoral […]

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