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How a doctor battled it out with her knees!

Arthritis, Knee Pain, Medical Treatment in India, Orthopedic Surgeons in India, Total Knee Replacement Surgery

This is a personal blog. So far I have written many patient stories but this one is special as I write about the one woman who has influenced me right from my childhood, my maternal aunt, my masi as we call it in Hindi. My aunt is not easy to describe, with the number of activities she does it’s not possible to explain her just in a few words. As a successful gynecologist who is recognized for her selfless service in some of the remotest parts of our country, my aunt is truly made of steel. An Indian Medical Association’s …

Walking within three days post Knee Replacement Surgery

Knee Replacement, Walking post surgery, Orthopedic Surgeons in India, Arthritis treatment, Sub vastus technique

“Will I really be able to walk in three days from surgery?” “My neighbor’s surgery did not go well and now he is ridden to the bed. Will I meet the same fate?” Knee Replacement surgery remains shrouded in a lot of myths, claims, and misconceptions. The one claim that is most enticing to a patient on the threshold of this surgery is that one can walk on the same day as the surgery or even within the first 8 hours! These are not entirely untrue but must be dealt with some caution. They may bet rue in the case …

Back pain and physiotherapy (exercises)

Lower back pain, Physiotherapy, Exercises, Best Physiotherapists in Hyderabad

Humans are a varied and divergent bunch, however, there is one thing that we all have in common and that’s our human body and its basic functions! We may all come from different regions, race, culture, ethnicity but the body functions, senses and needs are universal.  Along with a host of other things each of us goes through the feeling of thirst, hunger, perspiration, exhaustion and  ‘pain’. Everybody at some point in time suffers body pain.  Pain comes in different degrees and may vary from situation to situation. The Wong-Baker Faces pain is useful in expressing this as shown in …

Transforming Healthcare Through Patient Centred Approach Part 1 : Women and Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis, Women with Osteoarthritis, Knee Pain, Knee Replacement Surgery

Arthritis is a blanket term for about a hundred rheumatic diseases and conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system. Arthritis causes not only inflammation and damage to joints, with subsequent bone erosion, severe pain, and disability, but can also cause damage to other organs of the body, leading to increased mortality. Stiffness, aching, grinding, swelling, outright pain—these are all symptoms of arthritis and can be a barrier to staying mobile as we age. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 9.6% of men and 18.0% of women aged over 60 years have symptomatic osteoarthritis worldwide. 80% of those with osteoarthritis have limitations …

Health, Goodness, Well Being- From India to Kenya

Arthritis treatment, Arthritis treatment in Nairobi, Best orthopedic doctors in India, Knee Pain, Pain killers for knee pain

Africa is receiving unprecedented attention from the rest of the world for its health, political, and humanitarian crises. Philanthropists and celebrities have been crisscrossing the continent drawing global attention to African challenges. Although charity is important, it is not enough. Africa, like many emerging economies, has serious problems that cannot be ignored. One such major area of concern is inadequate healthcare systems. AIDS, cancer, malaria and respiratory infections are national level problems that are staring at most of the countries in Africa. What is needed apart from aid is groundwork, setting up hospitals, extending modern medicine and healthcare facilities to …

Know It All About Knee Replacement Surgery

Knee Replacement Surgery, Knee Pain, Arthritis in the Joints, Orthopedic Surgeons in India, Best Surgeons in India

What is the youngest age for knee replacement surgery? Is it a bad idea to get a knee replacement at 92 years of age? Will my knee straighten? How long will the pain in the knee stay? These questions will naturally occur to somebody ailing with knee problems or a person contemplating a knee replacement surgery. Knee Replacement on the Rise An increasing instance of knee replacements is evident today. Let us try to understand the procedure and the outcomes expected out of it in an attempt to answer these questions. Knees – The largest joints in the body, also one …

Are you relying on the internet for the drugs for Arthritis?

Drugs for Arthritis, Pain killers for uric acid pain, Pain killers for knee pain, Drug for knee effusion

Paracetamol, Febuxostat, Diclofenac, Indomethacin, Chlorzoxazone, Gabapentin, Pregabalin, Arachitol, Serratiopeptidase. What do all these names have in common? Do they ring a bell? Well, not to the common man. But to a person suffering from arthritis, they sure do. They are generic names of drugs used in the treatment of arthritis. Treatment may not be the right choice of word because a treatment leads to cure and that is not the case in Arthritis. These are not magic drugs that once popped cure the ailment. But they do have their own magic. If you ask any person suffering from arthritis, what …

Online medical consultation for patients

Jama Abdi Farah is a 53-year-old male from Garowe, Puntland, Africa. A driver by profession, he has spent long hours driving a car for most of his adult life. While driving, he often experienced pain in his knees, back and wrists. Assuming it was part and parcel of his profession, he would take a short break, stretch and sip a tea and continue driving. Mr.Farah, a driver by profession used to experience pains in his knees, back and wrists my-healthconnect, recently tied up with Arafat Hospital at Garowe (a new hospital opened in July 2018). We also flew in a …

Arthritis and its causes

Arthritis and its causes, Osteoarthritis, Knee Pain, Back Pain

my-healthconnect as a platform helps patients connect to specialist doctors in India for an online medical opinion. One of the most common medical problems that we find in the 60+ age category is Arthritis and, the typical questions that haunt the patient or the caretaker are: What is arthritis? What causes arthritis? How did my mother get it? Why is she not able to walk properly? What should I do next? If we were to articulate arthritis in layman terms, it is the wear and tear of the joints. In much the same way as the parts of a machine …

Patient requiring High Tibial Osteotomy gets connected to orthopedic specialist in India

High Tibial Osteotomy, Bilateral Posterior Condyle Deformity, Orthopedic Surgeon in India

Mr.Omar Mohamoud Omaar alias Dr.Huduyfe is a General Physician in Garowe, Somalia. He has been suffering from a disorder – Bilateral posterior condyle deformity – where the joints around his knees are abnormally formed. Due to this abnormal bone growth, he experiences pain in his knees. Over time, this had led to osteophytes developing in his joints too. Mr.Omaar is suffering from Bilateral Posterior Condyle deformity – where the joints around his knees are abnormally formed He has visited multiple doctors in Somalia and has been advised to consult orthopedic specialists in India for his treatment. He knows he has to visit …

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