Meniscus Tear- A common knee injury

Meniscal injury

Last updated: 22nd December, 2016  Like many knee injuries, a meniscus tear can be painful and debilitating. Unfortunately, a meniscus tear is a most common cartilage injuries of the knee joint. The meniscus is a piece of cartilage in your knee that cushions and stabilizes the joint. It protects the bones from wear and tear. However, all it takes is a […]

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Have you been advised MRI scan?

MRI Scanner

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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Joint pain – how an early intervention helps?

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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Second Opinion – Promoting it the right way!

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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Taking a second opinion? Here’s what you need to know

taking second opinion

Last updated: 22nd December, 2016  Following the paradigm that two eyes are better than one, many healthcare systems and patients prefer to get a second opinion nowadays, especially before undergoing surgery or procedure that is known to have some risks or serious side-effects. In fact, the Massachusetts state made it mandatory way back in 1970’s to […]

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Cervical herniated disc: Suffering from neck, shoulder and arm pain?

Last updated: 22nd December, 2016  Are you suffering from neck, shoulder or arm pain frequently? If yes, you should have an immediate check up with your doctor, because it may be related to your cervical (intervertebral disc) spine. Our cervical spine is made up of first 7 vertebrae present between the head and the chest. So, […]

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Postoperative Complications and Care of ACL Reconstructions

Last updated: 22nd December, 2016  Anterior cruciate ligament tear or damage is a common injury in young athletes and people who actively use the knees. Arthroscopic reconstruction of ACL is a popular surgical technique to repair the torn ACL. It is reported that patients undergoing this procedure are benefitted with 85-90% satisfaction with the restoration of […]

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