Joint Replacement Articles


Knee Pain and Joint Replacements (Arthroplasty)

20 March, 2014

What is a Knee pain? Knee pain defines the soreness that emerges in and around one’s knee joints. The pain intensity can differ depending upon age, cause and the stage of the syndrome. What are the causes? Injuries Ligament Sprains Tear of Menicus Diseases Knee osteoarthritis Gout  Inflammations Bursitis of the knee Tendinitis Deformities Genu …


Recovery after Hip Replacement Surgery

24 March, 2017

Once you have undergone hip replacement surgery, your recovery would depend on number of contributing factors that influence recovery time. It would be essential to understand that hip replacement is a major surgery and it would be nice to understand that staying positive and optimistic about the surgical procedure will speed the recovery times. It is …


Frequently Asked Questions about Knee Replacement Surgery

2 March, 2017

Knee replacement surgery, also known as arthroplasty, is the process of recreating a complete knee by replacing the damaged knee cap with artificial plastic material that is conjoined with the existing knee cap portion to completely cover the joint area. The surgery is conducted by an experienced orthopedic surgeon and involves intricate bone recreation processes …


Questions to Ask Before Hip Replacement

20 December, 2016

Your doctor will suggest a hip replacement surgery after carrying out detailed assessment of your present physical condition and assessing the risk benefit associated with it. Once he assigns a particular date for the surgery, you may be anxious and might need discussion around the surgery to get hold of yourself and going ahead with …


Should You Get a Knee Replacement Surgery?

25 September, 2016

Knee Replacement Surgery has always been associated with skepticism around the potential risk benefit ratio. This surgery has its own share of associated risks and entails a recovery and rehabilitation process. The final take on whether or not to undergo total knee replacement is both a practical and personal decision. While there may be not …


Hip Replacement Surgery FAQ

2 February, 2015

Hip Replacement Surgery FAQ: What is hip replacement? Hip replacement is a surgical procedure in which a painful hip joint is replaced by an artificial prosthetic implant to relieve the pain. Total hip replacement surgery and partial hip replacement surgery are the two types of hip replacement surgeries. Indications for Hip replacement? The indications that …


Partial Vs Total Knee Replacement in New Delhi NCR

26 July, 2014

Partial Vs Total Knee Replacement Partial knee replacement surgery is performed to replace one segment of a knee that has been damaged. The replacement can take place either on the inside, known as the medial part or on the outside, known as the lateral part. This surgery basically aims at removing the damaged bone and …


Frozen Shoulder: Role of Physiotherapy and Shoulder Replacement

28 March, 2014

What is a Frozen Shoulder? Frozen shoulder, medically known as  Adhesive Capsulitis, is a painful condition which restricts shoulder movement.  In a healthy state, the shoulder capsule stretches up when one raises his hand above the head and vice versa. However, with Frozen Shoulder the capsule becomes thick and swell because of scar tissues within, …


Total Hip Replacement: For Comfort & Functionality

20 March, 2014

What is a Hip Pain? The hip-joint withstands repeated motion and a fair amount of wear and tear. This ball-and-socket joint; the body’s largest; fits together in a way that allows for fluid movement. Despite its durability, with age and use, the cartilage gets damaged. A fall or other injury causes hip bone fracture. Any …


October 11: World Obesity Day 2017

11 October, 2017

The World Obesity Day is celebrated on 11th October every year. It is organised by the World Obesity Federation, a non-profit body which is in official relations with the WHO. The day revolves around raising awareness about obesity as a public health hazard and its serious concerns along with promoting practical solutions to end the global obesity crisis. Being …


Excessive bleeding: It might be Haemophilia

27 August, 2014

Haemophilia is not an actual disease in itself but rather a number of hereditary disorders that causes excessive bleeding due to reduced blood clotting. With haemophilia, simple injuries can lead to excessive bleeding at both the time of the injury, as well as even bleeding from the same wound days later. Haemophilia is categorised into …


Avascular necrosis (AVN): Bone Disease

13 May, 2014

What is avascular necrosis? Avascular necrosis (AVN) is a bone disease that occurs by temporary or permanent loss of blood supply to one or more bones. Blood nourishes the bone tissue with minerals and oxygen. In the absence of adequate supply of blood, the bone tissue will die and bone will collapse. It is also …


Chronic Arthritis in Haemophilic Patients

8 May, 2014

What is haemophilic arthritis? It is a common bleeding manifestation that occurs either spontaneously or from a mild trauma, but the haemarthroses becomes more spontaneous with time and repeated bleeding. The knees, elbows, ankles, hips and shoulders are the most common joints involved. What are the causes of the disorder? Haemophilia is a genetic (X-linked) …


Bone Breakdown: Osteolysis

1 May, 2014

Osteoclasts and Osteoblasts are bone cells which are responsible for controlling the amount of bone tissue. Osteoblasts form bones whereas osteoclasts break down bones. Osteolysis refers to an active resorption of bones by these osteoclasts. Under this condition, new bone cells are unable to replace old bone cells. Over time, Osteolysis may result in weakening, …


Degenerative Shoulder Arthritis

25 April, 2014

Degenerative Arthritis of the Shoulder, also known as Osteoarthritis, is a condition which occurs when the smooth outer covering of the bone (Articular Cartilage) degenerates or wears down. Also referred as “Wear and Tear Arthritis”, this disorder is a result of decreased joint space, which causes pain when bones of the joint rub against each …


Rheumatoid Arthritis: Treatment & Precautions

20 March, 2014

What is rheumatoid arthritis? Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic disease characterised by inflammation of various joints in the body, causing pain, swelling, stiffness and loss of function in extreme cases.  It is distinguished from other forms of arthritis in that it occurs symmetrically in joints on both sides of the body (both knees, both hands, …


Here is the answer to post pregnancy weight problem

17 September, 2015

Archana Shah, the founder of “Healthy U” – an online weight loss and lifestyle management program helps answer popular questions by our New Moms Club members. Archana specializes in weight loss with post pregnancy belly, diabetes, thyroid, PCOD and blood pressure. No diet plan works on me anymore! And there is no way I can …


Arthroscopy FAQs

23 January, 2015

Q What is Arthroscopy? Human body has several important joints that may suffer from injuries or damage over time. Mostly, a few tests help doctors determine the exact cause of the problem and treat it through medication. Arthroscopy is the process of inserting minor surgical tools to visualize, diagnose and treat joint problems. The process …


Post Surgery Care in 5 Steps

5 January, 2015

Right from the most minor of dental surgeries to the major operations like heart bypass or removal of cancerous growths in the body, surgeries are recommended by doctors only when medications and therapies are not sufficient to cure the disease or in cases of emergencies. Surgeries might be effective in more ways than one but …


Genu Recurvatum: Knee Deformity

1 May, 2014

Referred to as Knee Hyperextension or Back Knee, Genu Recurvatum is an extremely complex deformity of the knee-joint. Under this condition, the knee bends backward with an extensive extension in the tibiofemoral joint. It is mostly found in women. Genu Recurvatum ranges from mild, moderate, to severe. Athletes are at an enhanced risk of developing …