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L5-S1 Discectomy Patient from Raichur, Karnataka gets the right surgeon for treatment

Pin in the back, L5-S1 Discectomy

Smt.Rajani, a 40 year old homemaker in the town of Raichur in North Karnataka, had severe pain in the back for many months. Her pain was shooting from her lower back down to her legs. Luckily, she had a doctor in the family. Her brother-in-law, Dr.Vijay Bhaskar Chilukuri, being a leading physiotherapist, suggested physiotherapy exercises which she could do under his supervision. Yet, her pain did not subside. Her pain was shooting from her lower back down to her legs After 6 months, Dr.Bhaskar recommended Smt.Rajani to do an MRI of the spine to understand the problem. The MRI revealed …

Trauma patient gets online medical opinion and avoids unnecessary medical travel

Trauma Injury Patient, Medical Opinion, Surgery for fractures

Sometimes an online medical opinion can help you and even prevent the unnecessary medical travel. In an unfortunate accident, Smt.Munni Devi 62 from Jharkhand was hit by a vehicle and suffered multiple fractures in her thighs, legs and wrists (multiple trauma injuries). Thankfully, she was saved from major injuries to her internal organs but she had to undergo immediate surgery for fractures. This involved fixing plates in nails in various fractured parts and reuniting of the bone. Smt.Munni Devi was hit by a vehicle and suffered multiple fractures in her thighs, legs and wrists While the hospital said that surgery …

Arthritis treatment in Kenya

After our now-regular OPD at Bosaso in May 2018, we ventured with our specialist Rheumatologist over to Nairobi.  For our debut OPD initiative, my-healthconnect had reached out to Andalus Hospital, East Leigh, Nairobi. my-healthconnect had reached out to Andalus Hospital, Nairobi During the 1 week camp, around fifty patients presenting with back pain, knee pain and other joint pains were lined up for a consultation with our specialist.  The diagnoses varied from an isolated incident of a long time fractured toe to a more complicated lumbar canal stenosis and the very common arthritis of the knee joint.   Patients ranged …

Bullet Injury patient gets a new lease of life

Bullet Injury Treatment, Orthopedic Surgeons in India, Cost effective treatment

In the 1980s, Mr.Yaseen Ahmed’s father was injured by a bullet in his leg. At that time, healthcare support for Somalia was not very accessible.  It is unbelievable, but true, that he had to wait 4 years with the bullet embedded in his leg before he was able to meet a surgeon who was part of a mission effort by external agencies. While the surgeon removed the bullet successfully, due to the quality of surgery, our patient was still left with shrapnel in his leg, which he was unaware of. He had to wait 4 years with the bullet embedded …

Providing solutions to knee-pain in Somalia

One in three people in the world is diagnosed with arthritis. One in three people in the world is diagnosed with arthritis. For people in Puntland in northeastern Somalia, this statistic is no different. What is different however, is that even though arthritis can be relieved, arrested and cured through a combination of medication and/or surgery, the diagnostic and surgical facility is not available in Puntland, as it is in some other parts of the world.     There are more than 200 types of joint diseases broadly classified under the terms arthritis, osteoporosis, rheumatism or gout. In Puntland, in the …

Pain – Respect it and don’t ignore it

Follow RICE technique when injured

You have a persistent pain in the back that you have been ignoring for a while now. You’re not alone, but it might be advisable not to ignore it for too long. An alarming statistic is that 75%-85% people above the age of 30 experience back pain. It is, in fact, one of the most common reasons for a visit to the general physician. The key is Pain Management – how you effectively manage it!! 75-85% of people above the age of 30 experience back pain Recognizing this as a widespread health issue, my-healthconnect recently organized a workshop for Dr.Pradeep …

Arthritis of the Knee

Arthritis of the Knee Joint leading to Knee Pain

There’s a persistent ache in your knee and you know that arthritis runs in the family. The words “knee pain” on Google search throws up thousands of posts on Arthritis and Total Knee Replacement (TKR) Surgery. And yet, after hours of research, there are niggling questions and non-medical queries that arise.  Here we seek to address those that a patient has once his/her surgeon has recommended a Knee Replacement Surgery (TKR Surgery). #1: I am apprehensive about this surgery and have heard stories of my friend’s aunt having a bad experience and increased pain post TKR. What do I do? …

It’s a pain in the back

Neck pain and lower back pain, Pain in the back

How often have you woken up with a dull, throbbing pain in the back?  Or got off your seat at work massaging your back or your shoulders?  Back pain is more common than one thinks.  You would be surprised to know that: 75% to 85% of people over 30 years of age experience back pain Back pain is the second most common reason for physician visits Back pain accounts for more hospitalization than any other musculoskeletal condition Back pain results in more lost days from work than any other ailment How does back pain occur? Back pain could occur due …

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