Archive for November 12th, 2012

Orthopaedics Q&A: Treating meniscal injury

Monday, November 12th, 2012

Orthopaedics expert, Dr VV Prasad answers readers’ questions on bone health. Get your doubts cleared and see them featured on our FAQ page every Monday.

This week’s answers:

Good morning Doctor

My husband aged about 53 yrs. recently had a knee sprain 1 month back and the MRI report says Grade II miniscus tear

He is applying the oil given by the Kottakkal vaidyar

He was under rest for 2-3 weeks and joined duty now, but he has pain some time.

Pl inform further course of treatment for this

Thanks & Regards

Usually the meniscal injury takes at-least 6 to 8 weeks to settle. He can go to work but its better if he can take some more rest without walking or knee bending. If nothing works we need to think about surgical measures.


Exercise brings range of health benefits for women

Monday, November 12th, 2012

While physical activity is necessary for both men and women, there are gender-specific benefits that women need to be active, researchers say.

Scientists at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have reported a list of benefits that should help push people, especially women, out the door and into the gym.

Men are more likely than women to meet the federal guidelines for adults of at least 2.5 hours of physical activity per week, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Inactive adults have a higher risk for early death, heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, depression and some cancers. For women, increasing research is showing exercise may help reduce breast cancer risk, says Marcas Bamman, Ph.D., director of the UAB Center for Exercise Medicine.


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