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This section consists health articles on bone and joints – covering all common and uncommon disorders concerning the spine, bones and joints. Click here to view top orthopedics in India.

Can Junk Food Weaken Bones?

Junk Food

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 …

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Understanding Frozen Shoulder

Understanding Frozen Shoulder

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 …

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Recovery after Hip Replacement Surgery

Recovery after Hip Replacement Surgery

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 …

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Understanding Sprains and Strains

Understanding Sprains and Strains

We all have used Sprains and Strains in an interchanging meaning without realising that these two stand for different problems and their symptoms, causes and risk factors, all are widely different. So let us first begin to understand the gross difference between the two. A sprain refers to the stretching, tearing or …

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Choosing Implants for Knee Replacement Surgery

Choosing implants for Knee Replacement Surgery

In a technology driven world, there are plenty of manufacturers producing prosthetic devices for knee replacements. Therefore it is essential to know the parameters which decide the best fit for your condition though the basic role served by each Implants for Knee Replacement Surgery remain the same. They all help …

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Frequently Asked Questions about Knee Replacement Surgery

knee replacement surgery

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 …

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7 Common Causes of Osteoarthritis

osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is one of the most common degenerative joint diseases that occurs when cartilage, which acts as a cushion between the joints, wears away and there is increased rubbing of bones with each other. This leads to increased friction between the joints and causes inflammation, pain and stiffness between the …

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Living with Arthritis

arthritis

Living with arthritis can be painful and discomforting, given that pain and inflammation constantly trouble you and make your daily chores challenging. With proper assistance from an experienced rheumatologist and some lifestyle changes, however you can make sure that you are able to cope with these challenges. Regular Exercise Exercise …

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Tennis Elbow: Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

tennis elbow

Tennis elbow, as the same is evident, is a medical condition caused by inflamed tendons on the outer bony prominence of the elbow. Certain repetitive movements of the wrist can lead to inflammation around the tendons and may cause this condition. Causes: While the occurrence may be high in case …

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Things to Know About Dislocated Kneecap

Dislocated Kneecap

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 playing high-impact sports. These sports require the foot to be planted …

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Arthritis – Things You Should Know

things to know about arthritis

Providing the list of things that people should know about Arthritis: Arthritis Is Not a Single Disease Arthritis is not a single disease but a combination of diseases and related rheumatic diseases. It is essential to be accurately diagnosed and know the type to follow the essential course of treatment. …

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Questions to Ask Before Knee Replacement

knee replacement

Once the patient decides to go for a total knee replacement, one will have to undergo a thorough preoperative evaluation of your health and present physical state suggested by the surgeon. Your suitability for Total Knee Replacement(TKR) will be based on this evaluation. This procedure is very crucial for a successful …

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

osd

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, muscles and tendons is known as Osgood Schlatter Disease (OSD). An experienced Orthopedist in Bangalore …

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World Arthritis Day 2016

Arthritis - Old Age

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 …

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Should You Get a Knee Replacement Surgery?

World Arthritis Day

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. …

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5 Superfoods for Healthy Bones

5 Superfoods for Healthy Bones

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 …

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7 Yoga Poses for Back Pain

Yoga is an ancient Indian practice that strengthens the body, makes it more flexible, and also calms the mind. It involves gentle physical poses, deep and steady breathing and meditation practise. Yoga has been known to relieve back pain, mental stress, rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, hypertension, and many other ailments. A …

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Elbow Fracture (Radial Head) – Treatment and Complications

What is a radial head fracture (elbow fracture)? The radius bone extends from the elbow to the wrist, on the lateral side or the ‘outside’. The top of the radial bone is the radial head, located just below the elbow. Together with the upper arm bone or the humerus, the …

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Elbow Fracture (olecranon) – Treatment and Precautions

What are olecranon fractures? On bending the elbow, it is the bony prominence that is felt extending from the lower arm bone called ulna. This is the tip of the elbow, and also known as the olecranon. The elbow is a joint consisting of three bones – the humerus (upper …

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Wrist Fracture (Ulnar styloid) – Treatment and Precaution

wrist fracture

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 and fractures associated with …

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