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Geetha Ortho Clinic

Orthopaedic Clinic

Sop No - 14, Near Ram Medicals, Main Road Kamarajapuram, Tambaram Chennai
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Our mission is to blend state-of-the-art medical technology & research with a dedication to patient welfare & healing to provide you with the best possible health care....more
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Geetha Ortho Clinic is known for housing experienced Orthopedists. Dr. Anbalagan.K, a well-reputed Orthopedist, practices in Chennai. Visit this medical health centre for Orthopedists recommended by 91 patients.

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Tambaram Chennai, Tamil Nadu - 600059
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MBBS, Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho), MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist
42 Years experience
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An Overview Of Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair!

MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, DNB - Orthopedics & Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopedist, Hyderabad
An Overview Of Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair!

Rotator cuff constitutes the muscles and tendons that hold the shoulder in position. It is a crucial component of the shoulder as it helps in lifting the arm to complete any task. Repetitive actions, deterioration with age or an outstretched hand can lead to a sudden tear.

4 Important Things To Know About Rotator Cuff Repair
An injured rotator cuff can be repaired surgically. Arthroscopy and open surgery are among the techniques used to fix a tear of the rotator cuff surgically. An arthroscope is a tube-shaped apparatus made of a system of lenses, a light and a small video camera. The camera is linked with a monitoring system to view a joint via a tiny incision.

1. Before the surgery:

Blood tests and other diagnostic tests might be carried out by a healthcare provider to ensure that the patient is in good health prior to the procedure.

2. Things to inform the healthcare provider before the surgery-

The healthcare provider must be informed of a few things prior to the surgery:

  • Details of allergy or reaction to latex, any medicines, tape or anaesthetic agents
  • Information related to bleeding disorders or the intake of anticoagulant or blood-thinning medicines

3. Details of the procedure:
During the rotator cuff repair procedure, anaesthesia is administered as per the patient`s requirement. The details of the procedure are mentioned below:

  • The patient is made to wear a gown.
  • An intravenous (IV) line is started on the arm of one of the hands.
  • The anaesthesiologist monitors various aspects such as the blood pressure, heart rate and blood oxygen level of the patient throughout the procedure.
  • The skin above the surgical site is then cleansed, using an antiseptic solution.
  • An incision is made in the shoulder area as per the kind of surgical procedure required such as open surgery or an arthroscopy.
  • The arthroscope is then inserted via the incision.
  • A graft tendon will be taken from another part of the patient’s body to repair the wounded tendons and muscles.
  • Stitches or surgical staples are used to close the incisions after which a sterile bandage or dressing is applied.

4. After the procedure:

  1. The sensation on the arm is monitored after the procedure. The patient can go home once his/her pulse, blood pressure and breathing are stable.
  2. The surgical area must be kept dirt-free and dry after the procedure. A pain reliever is usually prescribed for soreness.
  3. Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair is an effective treatment if a patient is not satisfied with alternative medical treatments, such as anti-inflammatory medicines and steroid injections. The procedure is usually done as part of the patient’s stay in a hospital or on an outpatient basis.

Knee Replacement Recovery: What to Expect?

FFSEM, MFSEM, DIP - SEM GB & I, MCh - Orthopaedics, MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS
Orthopedist, Hyderabad
Knee Replacement Recovery: What to Expect?

If you are about to undergo a knee replacement surgery, it is important to know the extent of pain that it involves, and the recovery period that follows. A knee replacement surgery is a major surgery, and a patient needs a lot of time to adjust to the replacement of his knee. The time of recovery depends on the patient and form of surgery that has been undertaken. The steps of recovery after a knee replacement surgery are as follows:

After surgery

  • After the surgery, you will be given painkillers which you can self-administer using a switch. You may also require an oxygen mask or blood transfusion.
  • You may require crutches and should walk within a frame. The ability to get back to walking without any help depends on the patient.
  • You will be taught exercises for strengthening your knees in the hospital by a physiotherapist.
  • It is likely for you to experience some initial discomfort during exercising and walking, as your legs may become swollen.
  • Putting on a passive motion machine may be beneficial in restoring movement in your knees when you are lying in bed.
  • It is likely for you to spend a period of three to five days in the hospital, based on your condition and its progress.
  • An enhanced recovery program may be suggested by your surgeon in which you may start walking from the surgery day itself.

Recovery at home

  • It is normal for you to feel tired and fatigued at home in the beginning. A knee replacement surgery is a major surgery, and the tissues and muscles around your knees require time to heal properly.
  • You should arrange for a person who would help you while you go out for a few weeks after the surgery.
  • It is very important for you to practice the exercises prescribed by your physiotherapist. This is a vital part of speedy recovery and you should not avoid them.
  • You will be able to stop depending on crutches or walking frames and go back to your regular activities and schedule, six weeks after the surgery.
  • The swelling and pain associated with the surgery may take around three months to depart.

The recovery process usually continues for two years after undergoing the surgery. During this period, scar tissue heals and your muscles get restored through exercises. It is recommended for you to avoid any kind of extreme sports or movements in which there is a risk of falling, such as mountain biking, or skiing.

Back Pain - How Does Physiotherapy Help It?

BPTh/BPT, Bachelor In TCM, DTCM
Physiotherapist, Mumbai
Back Pain - How Does Physiotherapy Help It?

Most of us suffer from lower back pain at some point in our lives; be it from a sedentary lifestyle, spending hours at the office desk or from strenuous physical exercises. In most cases, a little bit of rest does the trick. However, if the lower back pain persists for 3-6 weeks, physiotherapy is recommended.

How does physiotherapy help?

The main purpose behind physiotherapy is reducing lower back pain and increasing muscle and bone function, so that such instances are avoided in the future. Physiotherapy is the first line of defence against lower back pain. More drastic measures such as surgery are undertaken once physiotherapy fails to do is job.

Physiotherapy is often recommended when the back pain is caused due to lifestyle factors, a minor injury like a fall or other moderate factors. For more severe back injuries, doctors recommend surgery straight away when there is no scope of performing physiotherapy.

Low-intensity back pain can be cured using a combination of heat packs, ultrasound wave therapy and Iontophoresis (using a localized current source to introduce medical ionic compounds to the body).

A physical therapy program for back pain usually has two components:

  1. Passive physical therapy to help reduce the patient's pain to a more manageable level

  2. Active exercises

Passive Physical Therapy - Modalities

The physical therapist may focus on decreasing pain with passive physical therapy (modalities). These therapies are considered passive because they are done to the patient. Examples include:

  1. Heat/ice packs

  2. TENS units

  3. Iontophoresis

  4. Ultrasound

Active Physical Therapy - Back Pain Exercises

In addition to passive therapies, active physical therapy (exercise) is also necessary to rehabilitate the spine. Here are some of the common exercises for back pain:

  1. Back Stretch: Put your hands underneath your head while lying back. Bend your knees but put your feet on the ground. Roll your legs to one side and hold them there for 10 seconds. Repeat three times for each side.

  2. Deep Lunge: For this, you need to kneel on one knee with the other foot pointed towards the front. Lift the back knee up and hold it there for five seconds and then bring it down. Repeat this exercise three times for each side.

  3. One Leg Stand: This is the simplest of exercises. Hold on to a wall for support while standing and face towards it. Then slowly hold one leg and bend it behind you. Hold in the same position for five seconds before bringing it down. Repeat the process three times for each leg in five second gaps.

7 Causes Of Arthritis And Its Homeopathic Treatment!

7 Causes Of Arthritis And Its Homeopathic Treatment!

Arthritis is an inflammatory joint disorder of autoimmune starting point. In arthritis, the joints get to be painful, inflamed, swollen and warm with checked stiffness. Chiefly the little joints of wrist, fingers, ankles and toes are included. Over the long haul, other huge joints may likewise get influenced.

Homeopathy is a standout amongst the most prevalent all encompassing system of medicine. The determination of remedy is based upon the theory of individualization and symptoms comparability by utilizing comprehensive approach. To the extent therapeutic medication is concerned, a few very much demonstrated medicines are accessible for homeopathic treatment of arthritis that can be chosen on the premise of cause, sensation, location, modalities and augmentation of the protests. For individualized remedy determination and treatment, the patient ought to counsel a qualified homeopathic doctor face to face.

Causes of arthritis

  1. Injury: It can harm to ligament, bone, and cartilage that eventually prompts to extreme pain.
  2. Obesity and propelled age: Both are extremely regular cause of arthritis.
  3. Infection: Any sort of infection to the joint may come about arthritis.
  4. Sprain: Due to sudden unnatural developments causes pain and additionally limitation of development of the joint.
  5. Overuse: Overuse of knee joint can cause bursitis which eventually prompts to extraordinary pain.
  6. Dislocation: Also causes serious arthritis.
  7. Different causes: Include Sickle cell disease, Sarcoidosis, Kawasaki disease, Lupus, bone tumors, Crohn's disease, bleeding disorders and so forth.

Will Homeopathy treat joint inflammation?
Homeopathic method of treatment is extremely powerful in treating rheumatoid arthritis. Homeopathic medicines treat rheumatoid arthritis by directing the overactive immune system. They decrease joint inflammation and symptoms including swelling, pain and stiffness of joints. Homeopathy offers an extensive variety of medicines for rheumatoid arthritis. However, there is nobody cure for all ills connected with this condition. The most fitting Homeopathic medicine for rheumatoid arthritis is chosen in light of an inside and out analysis of individual symptoms. Exceedingly successful Homeopathic medicines for rheumatoid arthritis are ActaeaSpicata, RhusTox, Causticum, Bryonia, Kalmia, Caulophyllum, Ledum pal, Guaiacum, Benzoic acid, Calcaria Carb.

The homeopathic treatment for arthritis has the capability of forever reestablishing the health of your joints. It merits finding a decent homeopath that will regard you as the individual you seem to be, instead of essentially "obtaining" a remedy from another person's experience.

I am suffering from severe lower back pain. Whenever I start stretching the left lower back starts paining. I have done x-rays several times. The report says there's no injury in bones. I think it's the problem of nerves. Suggest me any therapy or medicine for this.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, Fellowship In Orthopaedic Rehabilitation (FOR) Advanced Diploma in Nutrition & Diet
Physiotherapist, Kolkata
I am suffering from severe lower back pain. Whenever I start stretching the left lower back starts paining. I have do...
Consult with a Qualified Physiotherapist for Diagnosis and Treatment. Do not do any Exercise if it increases your pain. Good luck!
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I have slip disc in my left back, lumbar lordosis. Sometimes the pain is severe that I can't tolerate. Also there are pain in joints. Please help. The pain sometimes increases a lot.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics, Fellow In Spine Surgery
Orthopedist, Patna
I have slip disc in my left back, lumbar lordosis. Sometimes the pain is severe that I can't tolerate. Also there are...
U need to specify regarding 1. Back pain 2. Any pain going down into legs. 3. Disability due to pain 4. Findings on x rays and MRI based on these answers the line of management can be decided. Please revert back. Best luck.
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Meri mom ki lower back se nerve khichti h.Bht jda pain h or abi cera gem centre me Therapy krwai toh relief milta h but pain ni ja rha h.or Therapy krwate waqt straight late Nahi pati pain hota h bhut or bithte waqt bhi pain.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics, Fellow In Spine Surgery
Orthopedist, Patna
Meri mom ki lower back se nerve khichti h.Bht jda pain h or abi cera gem centre me Therapy krwai toh relief milta h b...
She seems to have some nerve or group of nerves getting compressed in her lower back. She will have to get MRI lumbosacral spine and consult spine specialist. Decision of rest, physiotherapy versus pain injection or surgery can be made after seeing patient and her MRI, since all these management has to be tailored as per the condition of each individual patient. Best wishes.
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I have muscle pain in the left side of my upper back due to lift some weight since 4 months. Doctor suggested me to take Starzox Tablets. Is it ok?

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics, Fellow In Spine Surgery
Orthopedist, Patna
I have muscle pain in the left side of my upper back due to lift some weight since 4 months. Doctor suggested me to t...
If it's acute pain, paid. Medication is needed. Avoid prolong sitting and start doing regular exercise, walking. Take calcium and vit d supplements after consulting local Dr. Still if pain persists or if it's recurring then you need to investigate why pain is occurring repeatedly. Physical examination, x rays and MRI helps to diagnose problems In back best wishes.
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Types Of Arthritis And Its Treatment!

MS - Orthopaedics, D.Ortho
Orthopedist, Pune
Types Of Arthritis And Its Treatment!

If you are suffering from arthritis, it is important for you to know about how it affects your knee and other joints. Arthritis is a chronic, systematic inflammatory disease which damages your joints and connective tissues. Your knee is commonly affected by arthritis and there are three primary types of arthritis that occur in the knees. They include osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and post-traumatic arthritis.

Types of arthritis 
The different types of arthritis affecting the knees occur due to different reasons. Osteoarthritis is a progressive condition, which wears away the joint cartilage over time. Rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammatory condition, which may occur at any age. Post-traumatic arthritis occurs after an injury is inflicted to the knee and may occur several years after a ligament injury or knee fracture.

Major symptoms

  1. Arthritis pain may occur all of a sudden but develops slowly. In the early stages, the pain is observed in the morning after you have been inactive over the night. Pain is likely when you want to move around. Pain may be experienced even when immobile.
  2. Periodic inflammation is a common symptom of arthritis of the knee. This happens because of the formation of bone spurs or excess fluids in your knee. The swelling gets pronounced after being inactive for a long period. The skin on your knee may look red and feel warm while you touch it. This may lead to chronic inflammation, which is very difficult to manage.

Treatment
There are several ways of treating knee arthritis. The mode of treatment depends on the severity and cause of knee arthritis. NSAIDS or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are commonly prescribed for dealing with arthritis pain temporarily. Other medicines used for knee arthritis treatment are as follows:

  1. Analgesics, which help in pain reduction act as good alternatives to NSAIDS.
  2. Corticosteroids are used for reducing inflammation.
  3. Certain DMARDs or disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs are used.

Certain injections that are used for helping with knee arthritis. They include:

  1. Hyaluronic acid supplements, which ease the pain and inflammation by lubricating your knee joints.
  2. Corticosteroid injections also soothe inflammation and pain.

You may also require a surgery for dealing with knee arthritis when other modes of treatment fail. The most common surgeries are as follows:

  1. Total joint replacement, where your knee is replaced with a prosthetic made of metal, plastic or ceramic.
  2. Osteotomy, where the knee bones are modified for controlling pressure and damage in the knees.
  3. Arthroscopy, where an incision is made in the knee for removing damaged parts.

It is recommended for you to consult a doctor, if you experience any symptom of knee arthritis. Early treatment will prevent the condition from worsening.

Articular Cartilage Injury - Know Its Causes and Treatment Options!

M S Ortho, D - Ortho, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Orthopedist, Mumbai
Articular Cartilage Injury - Know Its Causes and Treatment Options!

What is Articular Cartilage Injury? 
Cartilage is an important structural unit of the body. It is present in places like the joints, the spine, the end of ribs, in the bronchial tubes, and the ear and the nose. Cartilages are firm, but flexible tissues. There are many types of cartilages found in the body. Among them articular cartilages are the ones that are present on the surface of the bones. As the name suggests articular cartilages exist to render articulation to the bones and retain their lubrication. Complexities arise when these cartilages are damaged, behind which many causes can play an active role. For example, a sport injury can damage the cartilages around the knees. Other causes include the twisting of the Anterior cruciate ligament and a progressive knee injury. Articular Cartilage Injury can also be an isolated event. 

Since there are no blood vessels in the cartilages, it takes quite long for them to heal. Symptoms Pain and inflammation of the knee Locking of the knee Generation of noises when the knee is moved 

Treatment 
The best treatment option for damaged cartilages is RICE therapy if the injury is not too severe. rice can be broken down into Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. 

  1. Rest: One needs to rest the affected area in order to prevent further injury. However, Rest does not indicate complete immobility. One needs to put as much strain as is within one’s capacity. 
  2. Ice: Ice must be applied on the affected area every 15 minutes following injury for at least 48 hours. Ice works as a vasoconstrictor, as well as a pain reliever. 
  3. Compression: The next step is wrapping a bandage around the affected area. But it is to be remembered that the compression must not be too tight. Compression reduces inflammation and it also safeguards the joint from injury. Professional help might be sought to properly bandage the area. 
  4. Elevation: After the area has been bound well, the leg has to be raised to prevent the fluid from accumulating in the affected area. The leg must remain in that position for as long as the doctor recommends. 
  5. Ibuprofen or pain killers might be prescribed to the patient. 

For severe cases, interventional methods like osteochondritis dissecans surgery might be attempted. The objective of this surgery is to attach the detached fragment. Another surgery that works to restore the damaged cartilage is marrow stem cell transplant whereby the stem cell is implanted in the cartilage defect. Multiple arthroscopic modalities of treatment are now available for cartilage repair which are customised according to the specific condition.

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