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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Oxinium Knee Replacement

oxinium knee replacement

Last updated: 9th January, 2017  Introduction In the year 2003, Smith & Nephew, a global medical technology company, introduced Oxinium™ or oxidized zirconium implants for joint replacement surgeries like total hip arthroplasty and total knee arthroplasty.1 It is claimed that these implants are longer lasting as compared to traditional artificial alternatives, owing to their properties of […]

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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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Obesity and musculoskeletal problems in children

Picture of obese people walking, including a child

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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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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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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