Saturday, 9 June 2018

Knee Arthroscopy Is Not A Big Deal

Can you imagine stretching out your legs without the efficient movement of your knee joints? No. Knee joint is the largest joint in our body and it’s improper functioning would definitely lead to the ailments related to activities such as walking and running. To sort out knee problems, you need a good clinical evaluation, X-rays & sometimes even MRI. Most knee diseases are managed through good physiotherapy & medications. Sometimes one needs an arthroscopy. Shree Meenakshi Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine clinic offers all such solutions.

What is Knee Arthroscopy?

It involves looking at the interior of the knee joint through a 4 mm lens called the arthroscope. A magnified view of the joint’s interior is obtained & one can diagnose & treat with a high level of precision. 


Some of the knee conditions that can be treated are:

  • Torn meniscus
  • Baker’s cyst
  • Misaligned patella & unstable patella
  • Swollen synovium
  • Torn cartilage
  • Torn knee ligaments especially the ACL

How to be geared up for a knee arthroscopy?

The patient should be willing to share with the doctor about the medications and prescriptions that he is currently taking. Twelve hours before the surgery, he has to refrain from eating and drinking. Sometimes doctors prescribe pain medication to decrease post-operative discomfort.

How is knee arthroscopy carried out?

Anaesthesia (local, regional, general) is given to the patient. Certain incisions are made on the knee and salt water (sterile normal saline) is pumped into it so the knee can be expanded and enable the doctor to view the interior part of the joint too. Then, the arthroscope is introduced in any of the incisions and using the camera the doctor sees the inside of the joint. The images are seen on the monitor. Once diagnosis is made, the same incisions are used to treat the problem. Finally, the salt water is drained off and the cuts are closed. 

A physical exercise to be followed regularly, will be recommended by the doctor after a few appointments with him after the surgery. This would help to restore the strength of the muscles too.

Are you searching for the best arthroscopic knee surgery in India and the minimum Knee arthroscopy cost in Delhi? Don’t waste your time, come directly to the Shree Meenakshi Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine clinic and get the your knee fixed at a feasible rate.
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Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Stay Away From Knee Pain With ACL Reconstruction Surgery

Have you ever experienced the sudden instability in your knees while walking, running, or descending stairs? When it comes to your knees, do not dare to take a risk, for you will have to repay heavily for the same later. Fret not, Shree Meenakshi Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Clinic, the best orthopaedic hospital in India is here to get the best diagnostic results for you and also to seek out the right solution.

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) when gets tampered due to injuries demand a replacement called ACL replacement surgery. ACL reconstruction is done to fix the ligament at the centre of the knee. Are you searching for the best ACL repair surgey in India? Shree Meenakshi Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Clinic is here for your help.

Once our doctors had finalized the symptoms for the tear and injury of ACL, the surgery is done as early as possible. ACL reconstruction is done with a prior general anesthesia. The tissue for the replacement is usually taken from the knee itself, which is known as an autograft. The surgery is done with the help of diagnostic arthroscopy. A scope with a camera attached to the end is inserted into the knee through a small incision so as to help the surgeon get a wider vision of the knee and to check the ligaments and surrounding muscles.

Grafts from hamstring are the best choice for ACL reconstruction. Hamstring is the muscle that runs behind your thighs.  Using hamstring grafts are helpful in reducing pain followed by the surgery, to have a faster recovery. The incision done for the graft is relatively small in the case of the hamstring.

We, at Shree Meenakshi Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Clinic, take enough care to provide you with the best medical support you need during your weary times. We, are known as the best providers of ACL reconstruction surgery in Delhi, is here with the best solutions for your orthopaedic casualties and sports injuries.
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Friday, 9 February 2018

Sports Injury Treatments at the Best in the Field

A look into Sport Injuries..

The injuries during some athletic activities or physical exertion are known as sports injuries. They can after effect from accidents, poor training, address in practice, bare equipment, and overuse of an accurate physical part. The sport injuries treatments are necessary for avoiding the major injuries like brain injuries, fracture, etc.

Sports Injury Prevention

Prevention is the best cure. As in all cases, prevention of dangerous circumstances that may cause injuries is the best way to avoid getting hurt. There are mainly two ways to get prevent from sport injuries.

1) Use of proper sports equipment: Properly fitting, sport-specific shoes can help to control the movements of leg, similarly the use of helmets, face masks and protecting padding can also help in preventing injuires to a great extent.

2) Learning and following the rules and  with an effective warm-up and cooling down stretching can help the athlete to perform the action smoothly and safely.

Sports Injury Treatments
sports injury treatment

The Advancement in treatment technologies has simplified sports injury management. Simple Sports injuries can be cured with complete rest, ice bag, or by elevating the injured area while complicated injuries can be managed with surgeries.

It is highly recommended to get the proper medical care even when the first sign of the sports injury occurs as it may lead to more damages while doing any activity.

Shree Meenakshi Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Clinic is a well-renowned Sports Injury Clinic in New Delhi for treating all kinds of sports injuries. Dr. Raju is a famous Sports Injury Doctor in New Delhi who is well experienced in handling simple and complex sports injuries with utmost care.
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Sunday, 7 January 2018

Knee Replacement - Experience a painless Journey

Knee pain is a huge sufferance, especially for elders. During the aging process, bones and joints start to lose their strength and finally end up with debilitation. The final option to get relieved from the distressed pain is Knee Replacement Surgery or Arthroplasty.

Knee Joint Replacement is an operative procedure to resurface the damaged knee due to arthritis. Either plastic parts or metal is utilized to cover the knee joint bones with a kneecap. Knee Replacement Surgery is recommended to a person who has a severe knee injury or arthritis.

What are the affecting factors of knee joint?
  • Osteoarthritis is a kind of degenerative joint disease. It mostly affects the adult and older people. This condition may cause a break in the joint cartilages and adjacent bones in the knee. 
  • Rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammatory condition of the synovial membrane. It results in synovial fluid inflammation which might lead to pain and stiffness. 
  • Traumatic arthritis is caused due to severe injury which may damage the knee cartilage.
The objective of the Knee Replacement surgery is to resurface the damaged knee joint parts and relieve excruciating pain.

Pre-surgery Examination

Before the Surgery, the Orthopedic Surgeon will analyze the patient’s medical history, do the physical examination in order to evaluate the strength, stability, and range of motion of the knee. X-ray / CT/ MRI will help him to analyze the severity of the damage.

How is a Knee replacement surgery performed?

The Orthopedic Surgeon will make an incision up to 10 inches long in the affected knee area. Then, he will remove the damaged surfaces and resurface the knee joint with the prosthesis. Though plastic and metal prosthesis are available, most commonly used is a cemented prosthesis. This cemented prosthesis is attached to the bone with surgical cement. The surgeon will bend and rotate the knee to ensure its smooth functionality before closing the incision. Then, the incision is closed with staples or surgical sutures. To remove the fluid in the surgical site, a drainer may be inserted. Finally, a sterile dressing is done. The knee joint replacement will be performed about 2 hours.


The next day of the surgery, a physiotherapist will teach some knee exercises to the patient. Doing such exercises will relieve the surgical pain, stiffness, and improve the mobility of the knee. The patient can start his normal works after 6 weeks. However, he is advised not to involve with high-impact activities. The patient will be prescribed antibiotics, painkillers and vitamin tablets for certain days or months. Then, he shall go for the follow-up as advised.

Shree Meenakshi Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Clinic is a well-renowned Orthopedic Hospital New Delhi who performs all kind of orthopedic surgeries. Dr. Raju is a famous Orthopedic Surgeon Delhi who performed a number of Knee Replacement Surgery New Delhi successfully.

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Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Do you need a Kneecap ??

Yes & no.You certainly don't need a kneecap or hinged brace for arthritis. You are much better off & much more comfortable doing exercises & making subtle changes in your lifestyle. If you have end stages knee arthritis, then also you won't benefit from any braces, you may be better off getting a knee replacement.

If we are able to diagnose isolated arthritis of one half of the knee replacement.
If we are able to diagnose isolated arthritis of one half of the knee, then you will benefit from an offloading brace.The problem with the offloading brace is that it also offloads your purse! Most such braces are very expensive.Another problem is that you need to wear them throughout the day, which may be a challenge n our mostly tropical climate & if you are fond of tight clothing.Sometimes these braces simply don't fit us diameters & that causes the brace to lift off the skin in some places.An ill-fitting brace will not work for you & might actually be counterproductive by constantly rubbing against the skin & eventually ulcerating it!

How Soon will the braces start having its effect?

We are all in a terrible hurry to see results, especially after spending a fortune on the offloading brace. Results in terms of pain relief take time . just like a new shoe, the knee may feel sore. Some people don't obtain that much of pain, but their mobility & joint flexibility improves. In a nutshell, it is unrealistic to expect magic from the braces. Be prepared to wait out a few weeks for its effects to kick in.

Are offloading braces available in India?

Yes, but only on a doctors prescription.All the braces available off the shelf are mostly useless from afar as knee osteoarthritis.

Shree Meenakshi Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Clinic has all the modern equipment and techniques to perform all kind of orthopedic surgery  Dr. Raju is a well-known surgeon for knee injuries and one of the best orthopedic doctors in New Delhi. The hospital has a good hold on knee surgeries and has a high rate of successful surgeries.

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Wednesday, 25 October 2017

The anatomy of a push-up

If your only upper-body movement is moving beer to your lips, then this one move is sure to get you on the path to fitness and a better body

The push-up is one of those basic exercises, casually thrown at military cadets as a punishment during their training days, in batches of 100s. In fact, says Dr Raju Easwaran, a sports surgeon, the single-arm push-up (with one arm behind the back) is an important yardstick for most commando training around the world. If you’re not going commando, here’s a guide to doing one and getting yourself toned: “It works almost every muscle in the chest, upper back and arms, but it also helps build the core muscles,” says Dr Easwaran, who is a senior consultant with Max Hospitals in Delhi.

“This do-anywhere body-weight exercise has multiple variants, so it’s versatile enough for you to start with the simple wall push-up, used as a rehabilitation tool by physiotherapists for people recovering from a shoulder injury or surgery,” he says.

You could then progress to placing your arms at a higher level (like a step), or performing it with the knees folded, quads on the ground. When starting off, you may use a push-up handle for stability. Avoid it if you have a rotator cuff problem (the muscles around the shoulder). For the rest of us, “Ants can lift many times their weight; surely we should be able to lift at least our own,” says Dr Easwaran. Give yourself 45 days to do a regular push-up.



Praveen Nair, Mumbai-based personal trainer to Bollywood stars like Shraddha Kapoor, Aditya Roy Kapoor and Sushant Singh Rajput in the past, gives us the perfect push-up position.

Get your start straight: Lie down on the ground. Keep feet hip-width apart and get yourself up on the strength of your arms and chest. Stay on your toes and position hands slightly wider than the shoulders, forming a 90-degree angle to the ground. This is the high plank position. Place your hands flat, spreading the fingers out and grounding them. Align your neck and spine in a way that they form a straight line.

Get your muscles and joints ready: Imagine squeezing something under your arm. Your shoulders should be drawn back rather than towards the ears. Be conscious of engaging your core: clenching the glutes and tightening the abs. Your weight will hinge on the three joints: shoulder, elbow and wrist, so keep your hands steady.

Breathe steadily: Inhale as you go down, keeping the elbows close to the body, and not fanning out. This is called an eccentric muscle contraction, when muscles are lengthening and you are building strength. Exhale on the way up. This is called a concentric muscle movement, when muscles are shortened, with some weight on them. Studies have shown that eccentric movements are more important than concentric to build muscles mass. Simply put, this means that it is in the downward movement of a push-up, towards gravity that you’re actually building your body.



Nisha Varma, an American College of Sports Medicine exercise physiologist and a Reebok Master Trainer based out of Pune, points to common errors people make.

The progression is too quick: Perhaps because of the proliferation of online videos that glamourise the advanced forms, people end up doing a single-hand push-up teetering to one side. Focus on posture, progression and your own fitness level so you don’t injure yourself.

The lower back falls in: When you dip, the hip, stomach, and knees touch the floor or are lowered before the chest comes down. This shows lack of core control.

The push-up is not completed fully: When a person does not come back to the high plank position, and comes up just about 80%, the serratus anterior, muscles deep within the chest, are not activated. Again, if you don’t go down completely, you’re not experiencing the full range of motion.



Vinod Channa, an Action-certified personal trainer to Bollywood stars Shilpa Shetty and John Abraham, says it’s necessary to develop mobility in the joints and strength in the muscles before you actually begin a push-up.

Bench press: Lift what you can, even 2 kg, either dumbbells or a bar. Get comfortable doing 10 reps; progress to doing 2 sets, then 3. Increase weight and sets gradually. This will build strength in your chest, arms (especially the triceps) and shoulders.

Planks: Hold a high plank for 10 seconds and build to 30 seconds. Introduce the forearm plank and again progress from 10 seconds. Go on to the side plank. These will strengthen the core.

Mobilisation: Before you begin, warm up the muscles and joints, so you don’t get injured. Do about 10-15 rotations of the neck, shoulders, wrists, hips and ankles.

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Friday, 4 August 2017

Are you Suffering from Pain in Meniscus?

A meniscus is a part of cartilage that gives a cushion between the femur (thighbone) and tibia (shinbone). In the each knee joint, there are two menisci which can be torn or damaged during activities. The meniscus can be torn and cause pressure or direct contact from a forced rotation or twist during activities. Heavy lifting, sudden turn or pivot or deep squatting can cause meniscus tear injury. Normally, sports person or athletes are at the risk for meniscus tear but it is also quite common in normal people too.

The meniscus is gradually weakened with the age and cause stiffness and pain in the joints. Older people experiences a meniscus tear due to degeneration as the knee cartilage becomes thinner and weaker with the age.
The symptoms of meniscus tear are
  • Having pain when touch the area
  • Swelling
  • Difficulty in moving knee 
  • Difficulty in motion
  • Feeling of knee catching or locking
A patient may experiences a popping or slipping sensation, which is a true indication that part of cartilage has become loose and blocking the knee joint. If a person experiences any of these signs, it is good to consult with a doctor. The treatment options for meniscus tear can vary from home remedies to outpatient surgery which is completely depends on the severity of the injury.
If a person is not responding to the normal treatment then doctor may suggest arthroscopic surgery. In the surgery, the surgeon will make a tiny incision in the knee and insert tools and a camera to repair or trim away the damaged meniscus. The entire surgery will takes an hour and so. The patient can go home same day of the surgery however, full recovery will take time. Physical exercises and proper rest is recommended after the surgery. It takes at least six weeks to complete recovery. Knee brace or crutches are suggested to wear during this time period.
Shree Meenakshi Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Clinic,  has all the modern equipments and techniques to perform surgery for meniscus tear treatment in New Delhi. Dr. Raju is a well-known surgeon for knee injuries and one of the best  orthopaedic doctor in new delhi . The hospital has a good hold on knee surgeries and has a high rate of successful surgeries.