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Reasons For Growth Of Medical Tourism in IndiaReasons For Growth Of Medical Tourism in India

7 September, 2017

<p>Medical tourism is the term given to the phenomena of people traveling to another country seeking medical treatment. Therefore, medical tourism in India essentially refers to patients from other countries coming to India for their medical treat...


Can Junk Food Weaken Bones?Can Junk Food Weaken Bones?

30 March, 2017

We have known range of ill health effects that junk food can cause. Junk foods as we call them are processed foods or fast foods that are highly rich in four categories of ingredients: Caffeine, salt, sugar, and saturated fat. All these four categories have become very routine in our diets in one forms or …


Understanding Frozen ShoulderUnderstanding Frozen Shoulder

25 March, 2017

Frozen shoulder or adhesive capsulitis, in the medical terms, refer to a restricted mobility of the shoulder joint due to swelling and stiffening of the articular shoulder ligament that surrounds the joint.  This term has often been used to refer arthritis, which is a gross misrepresentation since frozen shoulder represents the shoulder joint, while arthritis …


Recovery after Hip Replacement SurgeryRecovery after Hip Replacement Surgery

24 March, 2017

<p>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 unde...


Keeping Strong Bone While AgeingKeeping Strong Bone While Ageing

12 March, 2017

Your bones like other organs, also suffer from the ill effects of ageing, where you lose a lot of nutrients without supplementing them, thereby causing lots of diseases and deficiencies in the skeletal system. A lot of transformation happens at the micro level for bones, post the age of 30, which should be addressed, lest …


Frequently Asked Questions about Knee Replacement SurgeryFrequently Asked Questions about Knee Replacement Surgery

2 March, 2017

<p>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 j...


Things to Know About Dislocated KneecapThings to Know About Dislocated Kneecap

28 December, 2016

<p>A dislocated kneecap (patella bone) takes place when the bone covering the knee joint get misplaced and dislocated from the current position. It may also be referred to as patellar dislocation. A dislocated kneecap is very common in athletes pl...


Knee Pain? It might be Osgood-Schlatter Disease (OSD)Knee Pain? It might be Osgood-Schlatter Disease (OSD)

12 December, 2016

<p>Young adolescent boys and girls who are involved in active sports like swimming, football, cricket, tennis, volleyball, ballet, skating etc. often complain of pain in knee. This stressful condition which occurs due to overuse of knee bones, mus...


World Arthritis Day 2016World Arthritis Day 2016

12 October, 2016

World Arthritis Day is celebrated in the month of October  to spread awareness about arthritis and related bone diseases. European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) is an organisation that represents the people with arthritis. It aims to educate people through online courses and programs. This year EULAR has launched a social media campaign called, ‘The Future in your …


Should You Get a Knee Replacement Surgery?Should You Get a Knee Replacement Surgery?

25 September, 2016

<p>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 ...


5 Superfoods for Healthy Bones5 Superfoods for Healthy Bones

6 July, 2016

While all the organs and body systems are equally important for our survival, the skeletal system is what keeps everything in place: it protects all the organs, gives form to the body and enables to move, walk and run. But not like all the other body parts, bones start to age too. As they get weaker, …


Dr. Manoj Padman – Importance of Bone Health in ChildrenDr. Manoj Padman – Importance of Bone Health in Children

14 June, 2016

<p>Dr Manoj Padman, Senior Consultant &amp; Head Pediatric Orthopedics at Fortis Hospital Gurgaon talks about bone health during adolescence has a significant impact in adulthood. He says, I deal with children&#8217;s bones and therefore it is cri...


Wrist Fracture (Ulnar styloid) – Treatment and PrecautionWrist Fracture (Ulnar styloid) – Treatment and Precaution

12 August, 2015

<p>What is Fracture of the Ulnar Styloid? Different bones may be involved in a fracture of the wrist joint, though the most common type of wrist fracture occurs at the end of the radius bone of the forearm. The bone is known as the distal radius a...


Knee pain – Your child’s complain are not fake excusesKnee pain – Your child’s complain are not fake excuses

12 August, 2015

<p>Rishita, once a very active child who loved playing cricket, football and swimming, prefers to play indoors. She avoids situations that demand running or jumping. This was not due to a sudden change in her interests but rather result of a fluct...


Bone Scan FAQBone Scan FAQ

29 July, 2015

Q1. What is a bone scan? A1. It is an imaging test used to examine bones that may have been affected / damaged due to cancer/any other disease. It is also known as scintigraphy. Q2. How is a bone scan test done? A2. Small amount of radioactive substance called as radiotracer is injected into a …


Sports Injury Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)Sports Injury Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

29 July, 2015

<p>Q1. What is a sports injury? Sports Injury are injuries of the musculoskeletal system (muscles, bones and associated tissues) that occur while playing sports and during athletic activities. Sports medicine is the study of sports injuries in ord...


Ligament and Tendon Repair FAQLigament and Tendon Repair FAQ

29 July, 2015

Q1. What are tendons and ligaments? A1. Tendons and ligaments are dense fibrous connective tissue structures composed of collagen fibres. Tendons connect skeletal muscles to bones and enable movement whereas ligaments connect bone to bone and help to stabilize the joints. Collagen fibres in a tendon are parallel to allow elasticity while collagen fibres in …


Arthritis FAQArthritis FAQ

29 July, 2015

Q1. What is arthritis? A1. It is a condition of the musculoskeletal system that causes inflammation of the joints which leads to disability. Arthritis is the most common cause of disability. Q2. When does it occur? A2. Arthritis may occur when there is wear and tear of ligaments around a joint. It may be caused when …


World Autoimmune Arthritis Day (WAAD)World Autoimmune Arthritis Day (WAAD)

21 May, 2015

<p>&nbsp; Autoimmune Arthritis refers to autoimmune, inflammatory diseases that heavily involve the joints, but also affect tissues and organs. While there are over 80 autoimmune diseases, only some include symptoms of arthritis, which makes them ...


Spine Surgery FAQSpine Surgery FAQ

14 February, 2015

What is spine surgery? Spine surgery is a medical procedure that is performed with an aim of treating the chronic back or neck pain that the patient is suffering from. This procedure involves treatment or removal of herniated discs, treating vertebral fractures, spinal stenosis and bone spurs. Indications of spine surgery? No relief in cervical …

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