Friday, 29 November 2013

Sports Medicine & Injury Care - Gets You Back in The Game

Injuries are common in all kinds of sports. Acute injuries may result suddenly while involving in sports or exercises. Severe pain can be the product of such kinds of injuries and this will make the movement of damaged part difficult. On the other hand chronic injuries can be resulted from the continuous use of particular part of the body. Any body parts can be injured. Management of the sports injuries depends on the severity and location of the injury.

The strong ligaments around the knees may become sprained or torn. Most of the knee injuries are sprain and can be healed quickly. Shin splints can affect runners. Bone fracture and joints discoloration may also occur.

This kind of severely painful injuries are most common in professional athletes, soccer players, football players and basketball players. This debilitating ligament knee injuries could end career of many players.
The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), posterior cruciate ligament (PCL), medial collateral ligament (MCL) and lateral collateral ligament (LCL) are the knee ligaments more prone to injuries during sports.

Knee ligaments can be injured by:

- Sudden twisting of knee with the planted foot
- Far extension of knee
- Sudden stopping while running
- Getting hit or blow to the outer side of the knee

Tearing of meniscus is an another common knee injury. Forceful rotation or twisting of the knee can be major cause of torn meniscus. Each knees consist of two c-shaped cartilages that act as cushion between shinbone and thighbone. Injuries to the meniscus usually show signs like swelling, severe pain and stiffness in the knees. It can cause persistent knee pain. The players who participate in contact sports like football and hockey are at an increased risk of knee meniscal injuries.

Physical therapies, medications and surgeries are the treatment options.

Cartilage is tough and flexible tissue which acts as shock absorbers, found throughout the body. The types of cartilages are elastic cartilage, fibrocartilage and hyaline cartilage.

Knee cartilage injury is a common type of injury mostly results from sports activities. The symptoms are swelling, joint pain and stiffness reduced movement of affected area. All the above types of cartilages can be affected.
Physiotherapy and use of anti-inflammatory drugs are effective in relieving pain and related effects of injuries. Knee replacement or hip replacement surgeries are recommended for chronic conditions.

Patellar instability is the morphologic patellofemoral joint abnormality which can consequently lead to hazardous patellar dislocations. Sudden twisting damages to the knees can result in patellar instability.
Many of the patients with first time patellar instability, will avoid recurrent dislocation through conservative management. Chronic patellar instability, if left treated, can lead to severe arthritis. Aim of the surgery is to treat the knee damage produced by patellar dislocation.

Shoulders are the part of the body that are most vulnerable to dislocation and other injuries. Shoulder dislocation occurs when the completely displacement of the head of the humerus called the ball out of the the socket (glenoid) takes place. It happens when direct blow to the shoulder occurs or from repeated and forceful throwing in sports.

Repeated dislocation can lead to recurrent dislocation of the shoulder and shoulder instability. Arthroscopic bankart repair, open bankart repair and bony operations are surgical procedures used for treating shoulder trans location. Patients with shoulder instability should have to undergo surgeries to come back to regular life. Non-surgical procedures are suitable for those who are not involving in strenuous activities and sports.

A rotator cuff tear is a major cause of pain and disability in most of the people especially in adults. A torn rotator cuff in your shoulder will make your shoulder weaker. This can make your daily activities more difficult to perform. Injuries and degeneration are the two major causes of rotator cuff tear.

Surgical and non-surgical procedures are available for the treatment of rotator cuff tear. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication, muscle strengthening exercises and physiotherapy and steroid injection are the common non-surgical treatment options. Surgeries are recommended if you are not getting benefit from non-surgical procedures.

Dr. Raju Easwaran , one of the best sports medicine specialist in New Delhi specializes in providing comprehensive sports medicine services including the diagnosis and treatment of athletic injuries.

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Best Shoulder Replacement Surgery New Delhi

Shoulder replacement surgery is one of the most common joint replacement surgery by which the damaged parts are removed and replaced with artificial components, called a prosthesis.There are many types of shoulder replacement surgery some of them are:

Patients with shoulder joint disease may have shoulder pain accompanied by functional limitations, Conservative treatments for shoulder joint problems include physiotherapy, drug treatments like pain relief and topical or oral non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs corticosteroid injections. Patients not responding to conservative treatments may require surgery, which may be either shoulder arthroplasty using a stemmed humeral head prosthesis, or fusion of the joint.

Common Reasons behind Shoulder Replacement:

Osteoarthritis :

It's a condition that causes “wear and tear” to your joint cartilage and develops after years of constant motion and pressure on the joints.

Inflammatory (Rheumatoid) Arthritis :

It is a chronic joint disease that can attack any or all joints in the body. It can strike at any age and affects more women than men.By inflammatory arthritis the joint may become red and swollen, and pain may radiate into the neck and arm. The bone also may be destroyed.

Rotator Cuff Tear :

It's a combination of shoulder arthritis and a massive irreparable rotator cuff tear. 

Fracture :

Arm can fracture for a variety of reasons. but it's difficult and become more common in persons around the average age of 60 as they become more prone to osteoporosis.

Avascular Necrosis :

Avascular necrosis is a disease in which there is a temporary or permanent loss of blood supply to the bone.

If non-surgical treatment options such as medication, physical therapy or lifestyle changes fail to provide relief, your surgeon may recommend a surgical treatment, including shoulder replacement.

Cost of shoulder replacement surgery in India is low and affordable than western countries, it is an ideal solution for those who are unable to pay the exorbitant costs of the surgery in their own country. 

Dr.Raju Easwaran, one of the best orthopaedic surgeon in New Delhi offers Shoulder Replacement surgery in India at affordable cost.

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Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Center for Joint Preservation and Replacement New Delhi

Joint preservation concerns with the restoration of the normal function of the joint, may be it knee, hip or the shoulder. The technique is an emerging as a better option for joint replacement procedure. The procedure is reliably employed as a way to prevent or delay the onset of osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis. Relatively younger patients are seen to take benefit from this mode of treatment.

Couple of years ago, joint replacement was the procedure that captured the attention. Many patients successfully tried this procedure. Majority of them was middle aged. However, the relatively younger patients experienced some serious problems after this treatment. With the development of joint preservation, the problems of the younger patients were addressed to a considerable extent.

Considering the hip joint preservation, peri-acetabular osteotomy(PAO) has yielded positive results. Osteotomy is the surgical removal of the bone. The removal of surrounding bone portions of hip socket (acetabulum) is called peri-acetabular osteotomy. The method can be used to treat hip dysplasia.
PAO procedure:

A number of angular cuts are made on the pelvis. This separates the hip socket from the pelvis, thus resulting in the free socket rotation in 3 dimensions. The pelvic ring stability is thus preserved. Prior to the surgery, a preoperative planning of PAO is done. The planning aims to make an appropriate pelvis model. With the help of this model, the reorientation of the hip socket is planned.

The advantages of PAO are many. The primary plus point is a much larger weight bearing ability of the hip. Females who undergo this surgery can have normal vaginal deliveries rather going in for the cesarean delivery.

The rehabilitation period is almost 6-8 weeks and is continued until some recovery signs in the osteotomy site are seen. Weight bearing can be increased slightly. Nearly every patient will be able to walk after a period of 3-4 months.

Joint preservation is a new way to restoring normal and pain-free function to the knee, hip, and shoulder joint.. If you are having any joint pain in your hip or your knee, it's important to seek medical attention.

Dr. Raju Easwaran specializes in providing comprehensive sports medicine services including the diagnosis and treatment of athletic injuries. He specialises in techniques to preserve damaged and injured Hip and Knee joints. 

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Monday, 30 September 2013

Knee Replacement Surgery for Relieving Knee Pain

Knee replacement surgery is the most common joint replacement procedure. The knee replacement is done in both ways - total replacement or partial replacement. The surgery is done in such a way that the metal or plastic components are placed instead of damaged joints.

There are several medical conditions that may lead to the need of knee replacement , and arthritis is the most common among them. Genetics, developmental abnormalities, some form of injury and obesity are the other contributing factors. 

Patients who have tried and failed the non-surgical means to get respite from knee pain such as weight loss, lifestyle modifications, anti-inflammatory medicines or cortisone injections, all to no avail, can greatly benefit from knee replacement surgery.

Knee replacement surgery (also known as total knee joint arthroplasty) is usually undertaken when knee problems associated with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis have resulted in the wearing down of the knee joint. In a total knee replacement operation, a surgeon cuts away damaged bone and cartilage from the thighbone, shinbone and kneecap, and replaces it with an artificial joint (knee prosthesis) made of metal alloys, plastics or polymers. Knee replacement surgery is one of the safest surgeries of its kind, and has a 90 to 95% success rate. 

Dr. Raju Easwaran, one of the Best Knee Replacement Surgeon offers the Knee Replacement surgery in India at highly reduced costs as compared to the Western Countries.

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Wednesday, 31 July 2013

A Gateway to a Better You After a Sports Injury

Sports injuries are commonly caused by overuse, direct impact, or the application of force that is greater than the body part can structurally withstand. An injury that happens suddenly, such as a sprained ankle caused by an awkward footfall, is known as an acute injury.

Injuries in sport happen as a result of external force from outside your body or internal force from inside your body. 

Treatment for this injuries depends on the type and severity of the injury. Always see your doctor if pain persists after a couple of days. What you may think is a straight forward sprain may actually be a fractured bone.Listed out are some of the common type of injuries in sports

The knee joint is held together by tough bands of connective tissue called ligaments. Sudden twists or excessive force on the knee joint, commonly caused by repeated jumping or coming to a rapid halt while running, can stretch ligaments beyond their capacity. Torn ligaments can bleed into the knee and typically cause swelling, pain and joint laxity. The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) situated in the centre of the joint is the knee ligament commonly injured. A ruptured ACL does not heal by itself and may require reconstructive surgery.
The menisci are cartilage tissue which act like shock absorbers in the knee joint. A meniscus can be torn, commonly after a forceful twisting injury to the knee. Symptoms include pain, swelling, and locking of the knee. Some heal by themselves, but an operation to fix, trim or remove the torn meniscus may be advised.

Initial treatment for a torn meniscus focuses on decreasing pain and swelling in the knee. Rest and anti-inflammatory medications, such as aspirin, can help decrease these symptoms. You may need to use crutches until you can walk without a limp.

If the knee keeps locking up and can't be straightened out, surgery may be recommended as soon as reasonably possible to remove the torn part that is getting caught in the knee joint. But even a less severely torn meniscus may not heal on its own. If symptoms continue after non surgical treatment, surgery will probably be suggested to either remove or repair the torn portion of the meniscus.
Surgeons use an arthroscope during surgery for an injured meniscus. Small incisions are made in the knee to allow the insertion of the camera into the joint.
Cartilage damage is a relatively common type of injury. The majority of cases involve the knee joint. Symptoms include:
  • swelling
  • joint pain
  • stiffness
  • a decreased range of movement in the affected joint

Most knee procedures are performed arthroscopically.During arthroscopy, your surgeon makes three small, puncture incisions around your joint using an arthroscope, a small device with a camera that provides a clear view of the inside of the knee. With improvements to arthroscopes and higher resolution cameras, the procedure has become extremely effective for both the diagnosis and treatment of knee problems.

Patellar (kneecap) dislocations occur with significant regularity, especially in younger athletes. Most of the dislocations occur laterally (outside). When these occur, they are associated with significant pain and swelling. Following a patellar dislocation, the first step must be to relocate the patella into the trochlear groove. This often happens spontaneously as the individual extends the knee either while still on the field of play or in an emergency room or training room as the knee is extended for examination. Occasionally relocation of the patella occurs spontaneously before examination and its occurrence must be inferred by finding related problems. 

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