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Dr. Naveen Devarajaiah - Orthopedist, Bangalore

Dr. Naveen Devarajaiah

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Fellowship in Joint Replacement, Fellowship in Hand Surgery, MS - Orthopaedic...

Orthopedist, Bangalore

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Dr. Naveen Devarajaiah 91% (60 ratings) Fellowship in Joint Replacement, Fellowship in Hand Surge... Orthopedist, Bangalore
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To provide my patients with the highest quality orthopaedic care. I have specialised in Hand Surgery and Joint Replacement Surgery. I'm dedicated to the newest advancements and keep up-t......more
To provide my patients with the highest quality orthopaedic care. I have specialised in Hand Surgery and Joint Replacement Surgery. I'm dedicated to the newest advancements and keep up-to-date with the latest health care technologies.
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Dr. Naveen Devarajaiah is an Orthopaedic Surgeon with 18 years of experience. He has a Fellowship in Joint Replacement from Hosmat Hospital in 2013 and a Fellowship in Hand Surgery from Stanley Medical College in 2012. He completed his MS in Orthopaedics from JSS Medical College, Mysore and his MBBS from Mysore Medical College in the year 1999. He is an active member of the medical societies like Indian Orthopaedic Association and Bangalore Orthopaedic Society. He has vast experience in teaching in medical colleges and hospitals. He is an Assistant Professor at Sri Devraj Urs Medical college.

He has achieved excellence in services like Hip Resurfacing Surgery, Ankle, Knee Injury Treatment, Treatment for Joint Dislocation, Jaw Orthopaedics Treatment, Pelvic Rehabilitation Technique, Limping Child Treatment etc. Now he is a practicing Orthopedist at N.D.R Medical Centre, Old Town, Govt Hospital Road, Landmark : Opposite To SBM Bank, Bangalore, from MON to SAT 10:30 AM - 01:30 PM and in the evening 05:00PM - 08:00 PM, on SUN 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM.

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Fellowship in Joint Replacement - Hosmat Hospital - 2013
Fellowship in Hand Surgery - Stanley Medical College - 2012
MS - Orthopaedics - JSS MEDICAL COLLEGE , MYSORE - 2006
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MBBS - MYSORE MEDICAL COLLEGE - 1999
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Assistant Professor at Sri Devraj Urs Medical college
Fellow in joint replacement at Hosmat Hospital
Hand surgeon at Stanley Medical college,
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Indian Orthopaedic Association
Bangalore Orthopaedic Society

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Torn Meniscus: What You Need To Know About It?

Fellowship in Joint Replacement, Fellowship in Hand Surgery, MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS
Orthopedist, Bangalore
Torn Meniscus: What You Need To Know About It?

Your knees are one of the most vulnerable parts of your bodies. In case of strenuous or vigorous activities, knees are more prone to damage and injury than the other parts. Several of the knee tissues are fairly delicate and often are easily impaired. Among the other knee tissue injuries, meniscus tears are perhaps the most frequent. Meniscus is essentially a cartilage that protects and stabilizes the knee joints. However, an untoward twist or a strain can lead to a tear in the meniscus. Meniscus tears are a common phenomenon among athletes and sportsmen. They have been noted to be more recurrent in older individuals. 

Some of the early symptoms that indicate the onset of a meniscus tear are swelling and difficulty in bending or straightening of the leg. Sometimes a "locking sensation" in the knees also forebodes a torn meniscus. The inflammation potentially causes a lot of pain and irritation. While, it is fairly easy to ignore a meniscus tear for a normal knee injury, prolonged overlooking may only aggravate the pain and worsen the condition. The process of diagnosing a meniscus tear usually involves an MRI scan and an X-ray examination, over and above a detailed evaluation of the wound.

Treating meniscus tears vary according to the extent of the injury. Depending upon the location and the depth of the tear, various cures can be tried. The healing process, however, depends upon other allied factors such as age, level of physical activities and one's medical history. An external and minor injury is easily mendable. Whereas, graver injuries are resolved through surgical means. The other non-operative means include certain prescribed medicines and specific exercises. Some of the recommended ways of battling a meniscus tear can be enlisted as:

  1. Resting the knee by limiting the activities that involve excessive use of the legs or they may potentially strain the leg muscles.
  2. Applying ice pack can significantly bring relief to the swelling and the pain in the injured knee. Doctors advice regular use for a duration of at least 15 days.
  3. Compressing the knee using an elastic bandage or neoprene sleeve reduces the swelling in the knee.
  4. Prescribed medicines in the likes of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs can be effective remedies for a meniscus tear. However, one must mandatorily consult a doctor before consuming such medicines.

How DEXA Scan Is Important For Osteoporosis Patients?

Fellowship in Joint Replacement, Fellowship in Hand Surgery, MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS
Orthopedist, Bangalore
How DEXA Scan Is Important For Osteoporosis Patients?

Osteoporosis is a disease that affects the bones of its sufferers. This is most commonly found in women, especially in those who are close to, or going through, menopause. Hormonal changes around this period in a woman's life usually lead to various changes in her body. One of these changes includes loss of bone tissue which can leave the patient with brittle and weak bones, a condition that is also known as osteoporosis. This condition literally imbibes the word porous, meaning hollow bones. It is born from an acute deficiency of calcium and Vitamin D. The DEXA Scan or bone density test, also known as the Dual Energy X Ray Absorptiometry Scan, is one of the most effective tests that can help you in detecting this kind of damage or thinning bones. Here's why.

  • Fractures: The DEXA Scan is an important one because it sends low energy beams to areas like your joints and tissues to show how susceptible you are to fractures. It does so by measuring the strength of the tissues as well as the bones to see how brittle they may be. 
  • Other Ailments: Measuring the thinning of your bones can also point to the presence of other ailments that may have gone unnoticed or undetected, earlier. These can include kidney disease, hyperparathyroidism which happens due to overactive secretions of the said gland, as well as liver disease due a malfunctioning liver, intestinal disease and various disorders in the intestinal tract, and a serious Vitamin D deficiency. With this scan, you can get an insight into the other parts of the body affected by the bone density, and whether or not they are functioning properly. 
  • Estrogen: Simply checking the estrogen levels cannot ascertain whether or not you have osteoporosis, as a high estrogen level can be credited to a particularly heavy period cycle. It does not show the bone health the way a DEXA Scan does. 
  • Easy and Standardised: This method of scanning usually happens with the help of a mounted X ray machine type, hand held gadget which can be extended to conduct the scan. This is an easy and standardised method that releases low levels of radiation which also makes it a healthier option.
  • Bone Density Scores: The T Scores and Z scores point towards the bone density and help in diagnosing the condition efficiently. With a systematic scoring system, it is a sure shot test for osteoporosis.

Osteoporosis is a serious condition. The first step in treating the same is to get a detailed scan like the DEXA scan done, so as to test the extent of the bone thinning to ensure that proper and timely treatment takes place. 

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How Does Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy Help Your Muscles and Bones?

Fellowship in Joint Replacement, Fellowship in Hand Surgery, MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS
Orthopedist, Bangalore
How Does Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy Help Your Muscles and Bones?

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) is a highly effective and innovative treatment option in a variety of fields, from urology to cosmetology including orthopedics. This is a non-invasive method that employs high-energy shockwaves to bring about the healing of the affected tissues. It has been found to provide good results for recalcitrant orthopaedic problems like frozen shoulder to certain chronic degenerative or tendon conditions such as Achilles tendinitis (injury of the Achilles' tendon due to overuse) and plantar fasciitis in heel pain.

How does it work?

The procedure is basically an outpatient/ daycare job. It involves the application of a non-invasive probe to the affected tissue. This is followed by the external generation of shockwaves focused on the target area. The shockwaves cause a force to be created that brings about healing. Although it's still not clear as to why this kind of therapy works, the dominant understanding is that shockwaves render an improvement in the flow of blood so as to promote the body to fix and heal itself.

Depending on individual cases, high or low energy waves may be employed. While pain may occur during the transmission of high energy waves and would require short general anaesthesia, low-energy ESWT is carried out without anesthesia.

What problems can this form of therapy effectively tackle?

ESWT can be used to treat a number of musculoskeletal disorders. From plantar fasciitis (heel pain), tennis elbow, shoulder rotator cuff, degenerated tendons (Achilles' tendon) to hip and knee pain, the therapy has been found to reduce pain as well as accelerate healing in individuals.

Complications are very few and far between with this therapy. Individuals who suffer from hypersensitivity or poor sensation in the affected area are usually not recommended this procedure. Even individuals with heart conditions, seizures and open sores need to consult a doctor before going forward with the therapy.

The therapy has also been found to be very effective in bone healing as well as treatment of bone necrosis (a disease that occurs due to permanent or temporary loss of blood flow to the bones). Additionally in place of surgery, ESWT may also be a valuable option for non-healing fractures.

Hip Replacement Surgery - What Should You Expect?

Fellowship in Joint Replacement, Fellowship in Hand Surgery, MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS
Orthopedist, Bangalore
Hip Replacement Surgery - What Should You Expect?

Hip replacement surgery is a method wherein a defective hip joint is removed and replaced with an artificial hip joint. This procedure is only opted for after all the other treatments have failed to yield the desired effects. Hip replacement surgery removes damaged or diseased parts of a hip joint and replaces them with new, man-made parts. The goals of this surgery are to:

  • Relieve pain

  • Help the hip joint work better

  • Improve walking and other movements.

Who Should Have Hip Replacement Surgery?

The most common reason for hip replacement is osteoarthritis in the hip joint. Your doctor might also suggest this surgery if you have:

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (a disease that causes joint pain, stiffness, and swelling)

  2. Osteonecrosis (a disease that causes the bone in joints to die)

  3. Injury of the hip joint

  4. Bone tumors that break down the hip joint.

Your doctor will likely suggest other treatments first, including:

  1. Walking aids, such as a cane

  2. An exercise program

  3. Physical therapy

  4. Medications.

These treatments may decrease hip pain and improve function. Sometimes the pain remains and makes daily activities hard to do. In this case, your doctor may order an x ray to look at the damage to the joint. If the x ray shows damage and your hip joint hurts, you may need a hip replacement.

The Procedure

Hip replacement surgery is a procedure that can either be performed by traditional means or a minimally invasive procedure. The primary difference between the two procedures is the size of the incision. The procedure begins with the doctor administering local anesthesia, though in certain cases, general anesthesia is also administered.

  1. An incision is then made along the hip and the muscles that are connected to the thigh bone are shifted, so that the hip joint is exposed.

  2. An equipment is then used to remove the ball socket of the joint by cutting the thighbone.

  3. The artificial joint is then fixed to the thighbone and it is allowed to adhere properly.

  4. Once the joint is fixed, the ball of the thighbone is then put in the hip socket.

  5. The fluids from the incision area are then allowed to drain.

  6. The hip muscles are then put in place and the incision is closed.

Post -surgery

After the surgery, the recovery stage begins. The period of hospital stay post-surgery usually lasts for 4-6 days. A drainage tube is attached to the bladder to get rid of waste products from the body. Physical therapy begins immediately after the surgery and you will be able to walk after a few days with walking aids. The physical therapy continues for a few months after the surgery.

After care

It is advised to avoid activities that involve twisting your leg for at least half a year. You should also avoid crossing the leg along the mid portion of your body. Your physiotherapist will provide you with exercises that aid to help you recover. Avoid climbing stairs and sit on chairs that have strong back support. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an Orthopedist.

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I have pain in my left knee. Thus it is curable what are the remedies for it and how long it will take to cure completely.

Fellowship in Joint Replacement, Fellowship in Hand Surgery, MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS
Orthopedist, Bangalore
I have pain in my left knee. Thus it is curable what are the remedies for it and how long it will take to cure comple...
Hi you maybe having chondromalacia patellae where pain is more on climbing stairs/ uphill getting up from sitting position. Wear knee cap, take physiotherapy and hot fomentation. Consult ortho surgeon for medications.
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I have pain in my heal. I was get a injection and pain is gone but after one year pain is start again. So. Help me.

Fellowship in Joint Replacement, Fellowship in Hand Surgery, MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS
Orthopedist, Bangalore
I have pain in my heal. I was get a injection and pain is gone but after one year pain is start again. So. Help me.
Hi you are suffering from plantar fascitis. It has a tendency to recur. So you may have to take physiotherapy or injection once more. Besides wear mcr slippers, take hot fomentation morning and evening.
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Sir I removed my both fore arm plates removed on march end and as per my doctor advised pop done for more than 35 days but still heavy pain in right shoulder and neck and how many days shall I take rest.

Fellowship in Joint Replacement, Fellowship in Hand Surgery, MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS
Orthopedist, Bangalore
Sir I removed my both fore arm plates removed on march end and as per my doctor advised pop done for more than 35 day...
Hi, cast can be removed by 3-4 weeks, neck and shoulder pain is secondary to cast weight. It may be prolonged if small refracture is present / anticipated.
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I have fracture in my left ankle medial malleolus bone. And I am eager to know in what time I will be able to return in sports activities.

Fellowship in Joint Replacement, Fellowship in Hand Surgery, MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS
Orthopedist, Bangalore
Hi, it takes 5-6 weeks for union. You can resume normal weight bearing by 4 weeks. Sports activities by 8 weeks if everything goes well.
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My mom has knee pain from when she was effected from chicken guneya 8years back help me with advice.

Fellowship in Joint Replacement, Fellowship in Hand Surgery, MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS
Orthopedist, Bangalore
My mom has knee pain from when she was effected from chicken guneya 8years back help me with advice.
Hi, she may be suffering from osteoarthritis of knee joints or from rheumatoid arthritis if she has morning stiffness of finger and hand joints. She requires xray of both knees standing view to confirm on same. For ruling out ra requires blood tests like cbc, ra factor, crp. Knee cap and physiotherapy will help to an extent. Medicines like pain killers may reduce pain for the time. Get back with xray/ consult ortho surgeon.
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An year ago I gone for arthroscopy and arthoscpoic notchplasty. In right knee Implanted with puddu plate and allograft in high tibial osteotomy. But my knee didn't recover fully and also while walking have bend in my knee, can not able to bend my knee as the other. And also done physiotherapy for an year but the condition. Is still tje same. Please help me to walk as before.

Fellowship in Joint Replacement, Fellowship in Hand Surgery, MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS
Orthopedist, Bangalore
An year ago I gone for arthroscopy and arthoscpoic notchplasty. In right knee
Implanted with puddu plate and allograf...
Hi, not to worry if you do not have pain / your activities are unhampered. Physiotherapy may help to regain your movement. If you have >100-110 degrees, functionally you can do most of the activities. But if it is associated with pain then you need to get back to the surgeon and get advice.
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hello sir. I dnt have any prob but my knee knock off vry much. A popping sound comes from my knee. Is it ok I dnt have any pain.

Fellowship in Joint Replacement, Fellowship in Hand Surgery, MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS
Orthopedist, Bangalore
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I dnt have any prob but my knee knock off vry much.
A popping sound comes from my knee.
Is it ok I dnt hav...
Hi lybrate-user, not to worry if there is no associated pain. Some patients may have snapping syndrome. Consult orthopaedician if there is associated pain.
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I feel so much pain in my back early morning everyday please suggest some exercises for the same so that I can feel better, I will be very grateful to you for such.

Fellowship in Joint Replacement, Fellowship in Hand Surgery, MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS
Orthopedist, Bangalore
I feel so much pain in my back early morning everyday please suggest some exercises for the same so that I can feel b...
Hi lybrate-user, if you have pain with stiffness of your back in the morning and improves after a hour or so, or after taking a hot bath then you have to be examined to rule out ankylosing spondylitis if the condition is present for long duration. Usually this condtion starts in 20-30 years age group and more common in males. You may require some investigations like ana, hla-b27 etc. Back stretching exercises, hot water bath, medications, physiotherapy may help. But consult ortho surgeon to rule out this condition. If its ruled out then it may be due to simple mechanical backache.
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I am 25year old male and have backache for last 2months. I have used pain relief ointment cream for couple of days. What haven't got any relief. What should do now?

Fellowship in Joint Replacement, Fellowship in Hand Surgery, MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS
Orthopedist, Bangalore
I am 25year old male and have backache for last 2months. I have used pain relief ointment cream for couple of days. W...
Hi, if your pain started suddenly after lifting weight or sometimes even with rigorous exercise it may be due intervertebral disc prolapse. So pain starts immediately and is severe in nature. If pain develops gradually it may be due to muscle spasm/ mechanical backache. Well you require absolute bed rest (for your spine to rest) along with analgesics, physiotherapy may help. Disc is not seen on xrays, may require mri scan to rule out. Consult and get examined.
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I have a own business and in this I have to work whole day without sitting. Now I have alot of pian in my knee joints What will I have to do?

Fellowship in Joint Replacement, Fellowship in Hand Surgery, MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS
Orthopedist, Bangalore
I have a own business and in this I have to work whole day without sitting. Now I have alot of pian in my knee joints...
Hi, first thing avoid overstressing your knee joints, take some rest. In your age it's due to anterior knee pain where pain is more during climbing stairs/uphill, getting up from chairs/ low seated position. You basically require knee cap application during working / walking, physiotherapy and medications.
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Hello, I am 59 years old M, I am having low back pain in the coccyx region and severe pain when I sit for a longer time at one place since 2 months so then I did MRI and the reports say that I am having slight anterior angulation of coccyx and posterior disc protrusions at L4-L5 and L5-S1. Please suggest me medications over this at your earliest.

Fellowship in Joint Replacement, Fellowship in Hand Surgery, MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS
Orthopedist, Bangalore
Hello, I am 59 years old M, I am having low back pain in the coccyx region and severe pain when I sit for a longer ti...
Hi, you have coccydynia which has no particular cause or it may be secondary to injury to coccyx due to fall which starts acutely. I suggest use a ring pillow which has a hole in the centre, whenever you sit, in the office or home. So coccyx doesn't come in contact. If pain becomes unbearable or prolonged local steroid infiltration to be done if it is not secondary to trauma. Medication like analgesics, vit d3, vit b12, may be given. Consult ortho surgeon.
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What could persistent pain in both of my achilllies tendon be cause by or is it a symptom of something else?

Fellowship in Joint Replacement, Fellowship in Hand Surgery, MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS
Orthopedist, Bangalore
What could persistent pain in both of my achilllies tendon be cause by or is it a symptom of something else?
Hi you have condition achilles tendinitis. You may be having severe pain for the initial few steps after getting up from bed or after being seated for some time. You require rest, avoid stressful activities like running, jumping, heeled shoes/ slippers all the time, hot fomentation morning and night, physiotherapy and medications. May be you haven't provided adequate rest. It will take time.
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I fell down in the bathroom and pain in the right lower ribs. What can happen in ribs fracture?

Fellowship in Joint Replacement, Fellowship in Hand Surgery, MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS
Orthopedist, Bangalore
I fell down in the bathroom and pain in the right lower ribs. What can happen in ribs fracture?
Hi, not to worry, even if fractures are there nothing much to be done. Rib belt and analgesics will help. Pain will persist for more than 1 month, especially when you take deep breath, cough, or lift weight on that side. It will gradually decrease.
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I am 23 year old. Suffering from knee pain for last 1 year or so. My problem is increasing rapidly. I did a check up few months ago. X-RAY and MRI reports were all right at that time. What should I do.

Fellowship in Joint Replacement, Fellowship in Hand Surgery, MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS
Orthopedist, Bangalore
I am 23 year old. Suffering from knee pain for last 1 year or so. My problem is increasing rapidly. I did a check up ...
Hi, knee pain in your age will be usually patellofemoral pain/ anterior knee pain. You require knee cap application, physiotherapy and medications. Usually your pain increases on climbing stairs, getting up from chair /floor or walking uphill.
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I am 32 year old. I frequently experience neck pain in the morning. I even avoid pillow. What should indo?

Fellowship in Joint Replacement, Fellowship in Hand Surgery, MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS
Orthopedist, Bangalore
Hi take physiotherapy, traction and some analgesics. Importantly avoid lifting weight, driving bike and take rest.
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I met with an accident recently. I thought that my leg is fractured. I consulted my doctor and did my xray. It was normal. Till now pain remains as it is. I can not even sit properly. Can you suggest me actually what hap to my leg?

Fellowship in Joint Replacement, Fellowship in Hand Surgery, MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS
Orthopedist, Bangalore
Hi, as you have met with an accident there was injury to your leg, luckily you don't have a fracture but there will be blunt injury to your bone and muscles. It takes time for your injury to heal. You may be having swelling. Basically you require rest and medications. Rest is the main treatment. Crepe bandage and foot end elevation will help for swelling.
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