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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 …

Apples for patients, but what should doctors have?

Specialist doctors for medical opinion, Medical Opinion from specialist surgeons in India, Second Opinion, Cost effective treatment plans

An apple a day keeps the doctor away. This old adage was so true in the bygone years. People wanted to stay healthy. They feared illnesses, for reasons of disruption in smooth living or inconveniences caused to people in the family and the illness itself for what it did to the affected individual. But now the adage seems to have undergone a paradigm shift. One more factor has got attached to the list above. Ever so often it is true now that “The doctor often is more to be feared than the disease itself”. Surely you have heard of stories …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Quality Diagnosis = Surgery averted

Quality Medical Opinion, Second Opinion

my-healthconnect has been connecting patients and doctors for over two years now.  In our mission to make these connections and bring better healthcare to those who seek it, we have often reiterated the need to get a quality second opinion and have seen, as in the case outlined below, that two heads are, in fact, better than one. We have often reiterated the need to get a quality second opinion and have seen, as in the case outlined below, that two heads are, in fact, better than one. Recently, we were approached by a patient from Kolkata – a 65-year-old …

Finding Healthcare Solutions in Technology and Connection (Online Medical Opinion)

Online Medical Opinion, Specialist Surgeons in India

What if you were suffering from the common flu and did not have access to common medication like Paracetamol? Would your experience of sickness be drastically changed? Would a stomach infection not seem insurmountable without a basic antibiotic? There are thousands of people in Somalia who suffer from more serious illnesses and endure long standing pain and discomfort. All this only because the required diagnosis and follow-up treatment is not available to them in their towns or cities. Sometimes, Somalians travel all the way to India or Turkey seeking treatment. Often, they find themselves in foreign lands without any support …

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 …

Dr.Tejeswi Gutti at the city of Bosaso

Gastroenterology Medical OPD in Bosaso

After our earlier outing at Hargeisa, my-healthconnect recently connected to a tertiary care center in Bosaso, in the state of Puntland, Somalia to bring quality medical care to patients in this remote city.. Bosaso is a port city at the North-Eastern part of the country of Somalia. It is a hub that helps goods enter Somalia from places like Dubai, Yemen etc. Here, healthcare is still in very nascent stages and patients travel to places like Malaysia, Turkey and India for even simple health checks. Primary care is ably provided by the many General Physicians, but tertiary care is still …

Hope in Hargeisa

Somaliland Hargeisa

my-healthconnect was recently in Hargeisa, the capital of Somaliland, in the Horn of Africa.  One has probably not heard much about this city and yet its citizens can be found all over the world – in the Americas, in Europe and even in Asia. my-healthconnect, in its mission to take healthcare to remote areas, went to Hargeisa to explore possibilities of a long term association with the medical teams there. In doing so, we could help the patients in Hargeisa connect with the right surgeons/specialists in India for a quality medical opinion and appropriate treatment for their health needs. Our …

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