Last updated: 25th December, 2019 Spinal stenosis is a condition in which the spinal canal begins to narrow which in result causes the spinal cord to become compressed. Severe and chronic neck or back pain is a symptom of this condition. Spinal stenosis can affect both the upper and lower areas of the spine. The common […]
Meniscus Tear- A common knee injury
Last updated: 25th December, 2019 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. Get to know the importance of meniscus in our knee and, the available treatment options if you get injured, what are the primary measures to be taken care, and […]
Have you been advised MRI scan?
Last updated: 25th December, 2019 MRI scan 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 […]
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 […]
Are Oxinium implants worth the extra cost?
Last updated: 25th December, 2019 Before we study about Oxinium implants, 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. […]
Second Opinion – Promoting it the right way!
Last updated: 24th December, 2019 Importance of Second Opinion 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 […]
Taking a second opinion? Here’s what you need to know
Last updated: 25th December, 2019 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 […]
Low back pain? It can be a herniated lumbar disc!
Last updated: 25th December, 2019 Disc herniation is considered as one of the most common causes of lower back and leg pain, affecting a large amount of population every year. According to a study, published in The Spine Journal, it is reported that about 0-47% cases of low back pain (LBP) occur due to the herniation […]
Shoulder Arthroscopy and Decompressions
Last updated: 25th December, 2019 “Shoulder arthroscopy and decompression” is the procedure which is performed to treat shoulder impingement. In shoulder impingement, the rotator cuff muscles are trapped (pinched) and compressed by the surrounding structures of the shoulder during the movement. According to the Journal of Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy, 20% of all disability related musculoskeletal problem are […]
Keeping Surgeries Safe!
Last updated: 25th December, 2019 Dow to ensure safe surgeries? Surgeons are among the most revered and trusted medical professionals. With a surgical blade in hand, they have the power to cure their patient of several acute or chronic ailments. In return, the patient and their families extend their unlimited trust and gratitude. Even though all […]