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Dr. Dinakar Rai  - Orthopedist, Coimbatore

Dr. Dinakar Rai

MS - Orthopaedics

Orthopedist, Coimbatore

30 Years Experience  ·  300 at clinic  ·  ₹300 online
Dr. Dinakar Rai MS - Orthopaedics Orthopedist, Coimbatore
30 Years Experience  ·  300 at clinic  ·  ₹300 online
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My favourite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and well being of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them....more
My favourite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and well being of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them.
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Dr. Dinakar Rai is a trusted orthopaedist based in Coimbatore. With over 30 years of experience, he is a highly proficient orthopaedist who has successfully provided diagnosis and treatment to a great number of patients over the years. He has completed MS – Orthopaedics from Mangalore University in 1988 .He is a vastly skilled orthopaedist who is capable of dealing with all kinds of disorders and deformities of the skeletal system and supporting structures such as muscles and cartilage. This includes sports injuries, spine diseases, infections and even congenital disorders. Dr. Dinakar Rai can be consulted at Bala Medical Centre in Ramanathapuram, Coimbatore. As an orthopaedist, he cherishes the opportunities he gets to directly improve the health and wellbeing of his patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them. An appointment with him will surely help you find the most suitable and effective remedy for your orthopaedic problems for good. Lybrate.com has a number of highly qualified Orthopedists in India. You will find Orthopedists with more than 36 years of experience on Lybrate.com. You can find Orthopedists online in Coimbatore and from across India. View the profile of medical specialists and their reviews from other patients to make an informed decision.

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Osteoarthritis For Knee - How Intra-Articular Injections Can Help?

MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Coimbatore
Osteoarthritis For Knee - How Intra-Articular Injections Can Help?

What are they?

Intra-articular injections or intra-articular corticosteroid injections are steroid medicines that are injected into the joint space directly, for curing and treating painful and inflammatory arthritic joint syndromes. In general, this procedure of treatment is adopted by orthopedic practitioners since steroidal drugs, when administered orally, are hardly of any use for osteoarthritis patients.

Steroids are natural substances which are akin to the hormones in your body. Steroids are mostly taken for reducing inflammation.

Apart from inflammation in the bones, intra-articular corticosteroid injections are also administered for alleviating inflammation in the ligaments and tendons in patients suffering from osteoarthritis.

Note that intra-articular corticosteroid injections are prescribed to osteoarthritic patients only if the pain and inflammation do not subside with the use of NSAIDs and analgesics.

Corticosteroid injection often provides temporary relief, when other oral medicines have failed to provide comfort to the patient.

Hyaluronic Acid Injections

Another form of intra-articular injection is the one containing intra-articular hyaluronic acid.

Hyaluronic acid is a natural fluid that aids in lubricating the joints and allows them to function smoothly. It acts as a shock absorber in your body. However, with osteoarthritis, the hyaluronic acid in the affected joints wears out.

Depending on the type of injection, you may get one shot of hyaluronic acid intra-articular injection, or three to five injections spaced a week apart.

The Process

The process of administering such injections needs the doctor to first clean the area. In case of swelling, local painkillers can be injected. Next, the doctor inserts a needle to withdraw the excess fluid that’s within the knee joint and then with the same needle in place, the doctor finally injects the medication into the knee joint.

The basic side-effects of intra-articular injections include mild pain at the site of the injection along with a small buildup of joint fluid. However, these side-effects are usually never a matter of concern and they get resolved on their own within a span of a few days.  In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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