Posts Tagged ‘orthopaedics’

Orthopaedics Q&A: Treating severe neck pain

Monday, July 29th, 2013

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:

Hello doctor ….Greetings to you
I need your help this pictures for my mom 50 years old not diabetic not hypertensive no any known chronic disease and she complained from mild lower backache
Dose this pictures has any abnormalities or pathology?|
Thank you
ali hamosh

Di d she have a fall? the images are not that clear to give an opinion.I think she has some right hip pathology!

Dear sir

My name is tanuja, im 35 years old working in mohali punjab

Last few months i am having too much cervical pain in neck and right hand ,(right hand always swelling ).

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Orthopaedics Q&A: Knee pain is common after delivery

Monday, July 8th, 2013

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:

Hello sir,

My wife is suffering from knee pain for past few days. She had delivered a
baby around 9 months ago and is taking care of him now.

She is a home maker and She is not involved in any sports/physical activity other than daily household chores and taking care of baby.

Please suggest what could be the reason behind the knee pain when she bends her knees. She is only 24 now.

Thanks.
sathish

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Orthopaedics Q&A: Treating rotator cuff

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

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:

Hi there,

I am hoping to get some clarification regarding proper procedure of a diagnostic shoulder arthroscopy.

This is in reference to a arthroscopy I had in 2011 that was intended to address complaints of night time anterior instability, biceps pain, posterior pain, and pain on the outside edge of the arm. There was also a planned distal clavical resection and subacromial decrompression based on MRI and XRAY findings.

I had a history of multidirectional instability, posterior labral tear due to a traumatic injury. It should be noted that the performing surgeon had operated on this shoulder previously, so history was known.

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Orthopaedics Q&A: Knee exercises for knee strain

Monday, April 29th, 2013

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:

Dear Sir

I experience stiffness and pain in the hands in the morning. The joints are sometimes so stiff that I cannot bend the fingers to complete small tasks like holding a tooth brush.

Blood Test results show positive RA factor.

Kindly advise.

Regards
Gurjeet Singh

Its obvious that you are having Rheumatoid arthritis probably.Please consult a rheumatologist as you may require long term treatment.

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Orthopaedics Q&A: Remedy for foot injuries

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

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:

Hello sir

i am 21 year old student my problem is the pain in my hands since last
year. earlier it was only after 3 hours continuous writing during
examinations but it is regular and i do not wish to hold pen anymore and it makes me angry. i consulted the doctor and she suggested me for wax therapy but that did not helped much. some medication was also prescribed but when those medicines were finished pain started again.

pls help bcoz i am a student and i have to write.
priyanka thakur

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Orthopaedics Q&A: Remedy for osteophyte

Monday, April 8th, 2013

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:

Hello Sir,

My husband, 44 yrs old has been diagnosed for :

* Multilevel small marginal osteophytes and Schmorl’s nodes in lower dorsal and lumbar spine.
* Diffuse bulge with posterior annular tear and a posterocentral extrusion of L3-4 disc. There is mild inferior migration of the extruded disc material carusing sac and contained nerve roots.

As per the above diagnosis, our orthopaedic has recommended a minor surgery to free the nerves by removing some part of the bone. Is it alright? Please advice.

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Smoking delays fracture healing

Monday, March 25th, 2013

A new study led by an Indian researcher from the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania corroborates early evidence showing that cigarette smoking leads to longer healing times and an increased rate of post-operative complication and infection for patients sustaining fractures or traumatic injuries to their bone.

“Cigarette smoking is widely recognized as one of the major causes of preventable disease in the US, but there has been a lack of evidence showing other side effects of smoking, such as how it changes the way our bones heal,” Samir Mehta, MD, chief of the Orthopaedic Trauma and Fracture Service at Penn Medicine said.

“Our study adds substantial support to a growing body of evidence showing that smoking presents a significant risk to fracture patients. These risks need to be addressed with the patient both at the time of injury and when considering surgical treatment,” he said.

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Orthopaedics Q&A: Treatment for tennis elbow

Monday, March 25th, 2013

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:

Sir,

I am 47. Off late i have started getting tennis elbow. (Only now for the past 6 months i am playing tennis). I am unable to play tennis for a long time, because of the pain in my elbow. This pain is also affecting in my other activities i.e in the sense i am not able to left usual weights in the normal course of my daily activities.

My BP & Sugar levels are quite normal.
Request to kindly advice.
Thanks & Regards,
S.V.SHANKAR.

Rest Rest Rest is the only answer for tennis elbow. You can take some analgesics and some physiotherapy in the form of ultrasound massage.

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Orthopaedics Q&A: Tips for managing knee pain

Monday, March 11th, 2013

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:

Sir,
I am 39 years old suffering from Ankylosing Spondylitis for the past 7 years. I do not have diabetes nor RA. thanks.

Previous question-

I am suffering from AS for past 7 years and having Lower extremities pain for last one year. Doctor says neuropathy. I am taking Gabapin 300mg thrice a day from last 9 month and methylcoblamin OD.
But leg pain has not reduced. Now my hand and shoulder have also pain. Neurologist done NCV test and diagnose peripheral neuropathy says 32m/sec conduction only.He says neuropathy due to SAZO. I stopped sazo before 9 moths. I want your opinion to reduce pain.
I am also taking Zerodol-P and Depomedrol 80mg inj. weekly. No benefit seen. Reply soon.
Thanks.
Regards
Ravi Shekhar

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Orthopaedics Q&A: Quadriceps exercise helps reducing knee pain

Monday, February 25th, 2013

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:

Dear sir,
My wife is suffering from chronic muscle pain in shoulders,hip,knee,feet joints.She is a diabetic and taking insulin injection for the past four months.
She is not able to walk continuously for more than few minutes,sitting and raising from chir is also problem to her.Even she cannot able to use western toilet.Her weight got reduced tremendously from 75Kg to 53 Kg from last year.The doctors could not diagnosed.she is taking eltroxine for thyroid problem.She is suffering from immobility of shoulders.
She could not able to meet out her daily activities.Frequently she is suffering by diahrea.Muscles got tightened in her hands.Can I get any suggestions to treat my wife.Her age is 48 yrs.
best regards
Christopher peter

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