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Dr. Saravanan

Orthopedist, Chennai

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I'm dedicated to providing optimal health care in a relaxed environment where I treat every patients as if they were my own family....more
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Dr. Saravanan is a renowned Orthopedist in Virugambakkam, Chennai. You can visit him/her at SBS Hospitals in Virugambakkam, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Saravanan on Lybrate.com.

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Hip Replacement - Things You Must Keep In Mind!

Fellowship in Joint Replacement, M S Ortho, DNB (Orthopaedics)
Orthopedist, Chandigarh
Hip Replacement - Things You Must Keep In Mind!

Hip replacement is a surgery in which a specialist doctor surgically removes an agonizing hip joint afflicted with arthritis and replaces it with a man-made joint usually produced using metal and plastic elements. It is usually done when all other treatment choices have been tried and have proven unsuccessful in providing satisfactory pain alleviation. The technique is to mitigate the pain in ahip joint, in order to make walking and other physical exercises easier.

The surgical procedure is as follows:

  • Hip replacement surgery can be performed generally or by utilizing what is called a non-obtrusive method. The primary difference between the two methodologies is the number of entry points needed for the surgery.
  • During standard hip replacement surgery, you are given general anesthesia to relax your muscles; this will keep you from feeling any pain during the surgery or being awake during the surgery. A spinal sedative might be given to counteract pain as an add-on option.
  • The specialist will then make a cut at the edge of the hip and move the muscles connected to the highest point of the thighbone to uncover the hip joint.
  • Next, the ball part of the joint is taken out by cutting the thighbone with a saw. At this point a fake joint is attached to the thighbone using a material that allows them to stay intact.
  • The specialist then readies the surface of the hipbone - evacuating any harmed ligament - and joins the substituting attachment to the hipbone.
  • The new ball part of the thighbone is then embedded into the new joint part of the hip. The specialist then reattaches the muscles and shuts the entry point.

There are some things you need to keep in mind and be attentive about, post the surgery. These are as follows:

  • You will probably remain in the healing facility for four to six days and may need to remain in bed with a pad between your legs to keep the new hip joint set up.
  • A seepage tube will be set in your bladder to help you urinate without having to walk to the bathroom.
  • Non-intrusive treatment usually starts the day after surgery and within the days you can go around with a walker or a walking stick.
  • You will continue with the non-intrusive treatment for quite a long time which could be a number of months post the surgery.
  • For anywhere in the range of six to twelve months after hip replacement surgery, rotating or putting pressure on the operated leg needs to be limited to a great extent. You need to likewise not cross the operated leg past the midline of the body nor turn it inwards.
  • You cannot twist the hip past ninety degrees. This includes both twisting forward at the abdomen and crouching.
  • Your physical advisor will tell you the methods and equipment that will help you comply with the above rules and precautionary measures while performing every day exercises.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Hi, I am 35 years old, I have a pain in the toe (ring toe). What might be the reason. Please advise. I'm unable to walk fast. I get pain in the nerves.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Mumbai
Hi, I am 35 years old, I have a pain in the toe (ring toe). What might be the reason. Please advise. I'm unable to wa...
Foot pain +wear soft padded footwear. +do stretching of calf muscles +learn strengthening exercise of ankle and toe. +take contrast bath at physio clinic. Do reply to discuss detailed treatment plan. Wishing you a good health.
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I am 67 years old male. My left leg below nickle joint swelling very frequently and muscles are very hard and heat. Able to walk with little pain. During long sleep swelling is reduced little. What should I do ?

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
I am 67 years old male. My left leg below nickle joint swelling very frequently and muscles are very hard and heat. A...
Do check uric acid creatinine crp esr ra factor blood tests from nabl lab and consult rheumatologist and neuro physio for correct therapy if found these test positive.
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Dear sir, This is jaishankar from chennai, I have knee pain for the last 6 months. When I walk in the stairs of my house or in the railway stations I can go fast and I didn't get any pain but now if I walk on the stairs or stations I will walk step by step and every 10/15 steps I should have a knee pain. Still now I didn't get any treatment for this ,can you give me any suggestions or advise in this regards?

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Dear sir,
This is jaishankar from chennai, I have knee pain for the last 6 months. When I walk in the stairs of my ho...
Avoid sitting Cross legged. Avoid Squatting- Quadriceps Exercises- Lie straight, make a towel role and put it under the knee, press the keen against the role, hold it for 20 secs. Repeat 20 times twice a day. This will help relieve some pain. Core Strengthening Exercise- Straight Leg Raised With Toes Turned Outward, repeat 10 times, twice a day. Hams Stretching- lie straight, take the leg up, pull the feet towards yourself, with a elastic tube or normal belt. repeat 10 times, twice a day. Sports Taping- stretch the tape from both ends and apply on the affected area Contrast Fomentation (Hot and Cold).
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I have a strain in right side where shoulder joints with back and ends upto right side in chest? What is it? How to get relief from it?

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I have a strain in right side where shoulder joints with back and ends upto right side in chest? What is it? How to g...
avoid heavy weight computer work. do hot fermentation and shoulder stretching exercises. if it work then OK otherwise physiotherapy treatment for few days
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I am 24 years old. I have a problem of neck pain and hair fall. What should I do?

MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Aurangabad
I am 24 years old. I have a problem of neck pain and hair fall. What should I do?
Hair fall is due to many reasons now a day it is common due to stress and busy life check your haemoglobin level if less then take hamatinic any multinational company take proper diet (dal vegetables sprouts fruits) and do exercise minimum 15 min if possibles do yoga for 10 min increase water intake minimum 3 to 4 litres per day also take homoeo medicines homoeo medicines are known for to stop hair fall and it actually happens phosphrus 30 (30 no glouble) 2 tds x 2 weeks and reply also comb your hair gently and 2/3 time per day wash with homoeopathic shampoo (sbl or any company) twice a week preaper oil by mixing arnica montana q 30 ml + any regular hair oil and apply before wash
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Resp. Sir, I have suffered back pain from 15 days and also travelling by bike daily, and what can I do sir.

BPTh/BPT, B.PT
Physiotherapist, Mumbai
Resp. Sir, I have suffered back pain from 15 days and also travelling by bike daily, and what can I do sir.
I can recommend you exercises and give your posture advice to help you keep your core strong so that you don't get back discomforts.
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I am suffering from pain in my legs I got swelling in my foot and so much pain in my ankle sometimes pain is that much I can't stand up so please tell me what can I do about it few years ago I was suffered from chikungunya fever after that it will happen so please consult me about it.

M. sc Psychology, BHMS
Homeopath, Hyderabad
I am suffering from pain in my legs I got swelling in my foot and so much pain in my ankle sometimes pain is that muc...
Mr. Lybrate user, chikun gunya patients also have chances for suffering from joint pains for 1-2 yrs. But here it is not that continuity it seems. You must see any orthopedic once for related tests& analysis. If its diagnosed properly, then you may need immediate required t/t. Based on progress& the diagnosis, you can opt for other alternative choice of t/t parallally, depending on the progress.
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Suffering from joint pains. No relief either from exercises or medicine. Pls help.

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Suffering from joint pains. No relief either from exercises or medicine. Pls help.
First do take electro therapy of ift and vacuum therapy physiotherapy treatment for pain relief for 12 days followed by strengthening exercise from physiotherapist best wishes.
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