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Dr. Ashok Kumar  - Rheumatologist, Delhi

Dr. Ashok Kumar

MBBS, MD - Rheumatology

Rheumatologist, Delhi

40 Years Experience  ·  1000 - 1200 at clinic
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Dr. Ashok Kumar MBBS, MD - Rheumatology Rheumatologist, Delhi
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Dr. Ashok Kumar is the Director & Head, Department of Rheumatology. He has a rich and varied experience of over 25 years in Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology. Dr. Ashok Kumar was Profe......more
Dr. Ashok Kumar is the Director & Head, Department of Rheumatology. He has a rich and varied experience of over 25 years in Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology. Dr. Ashok Kumar was Professor of Medicine & Head of Clinical Immunology & Rheumatology Service at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi before joining Fortis Hospital, Vasant Kunj in April 2009. His expertise pertains to rheumatoid arthritis, spondyloarthritis/ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, reactive arthritis, SLE, scleroderma, Sjogren’s syndrome, polymyositis/dermatomyositis, vasculitis (e.g. Wegener’s granulomatosis, polyarteritis nodosa) and soft-tissue rheumatism. Dr. Kumar imparted training to a number of Clinical Fellows in the subject of Rheumatology.
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Dr. Ashok Kumar is a popular Rheumatologist in Vasant Kunj, Delhi. You can visit him/her at Fortis Flight Liutenant Rajan Dhall Hospital - Vasant Kunj in Vasant Kunj, Delhi. Book an appointment online with Dr. Ashok Kumar on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - AIIMS, New Delhi, - 1978
MD - Rheumatology - AIIMS, New Delhi - 1981
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English
Hindi
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Medical Council of India (MCI)
Indian Medical Association (IMA)
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Medical Council of India (MCI)
Indian Medical Association (IMA)

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Fortis Flight Liutenant Rajan Dhall Hospital - Vasant Kunj

Sector B, Pocket 1, Aruna Asaf Ali Marg, Vasant Kunj. Landmark: Near B 5-6 Vasant Kunj Bus stop, DelhiDelhi Get Directions
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Knee Replacement - What To Know About It?

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics, Ozone Therapy
Orthopedist, Ghaziabad
Knee Replacement -  What To Know About It?

Knee replacement is a procedure where the weight-carrying surfaces of knee joint are replaced surgically to ease the pain or any disability. People suffering from osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis or psoriatic arthritis undergo knee replacement. All these conditions revolve around stiffness and painful knee. This surgery is usually performed on people aged over 50.

Surgery Types-

Knee replacement is mainly of two main types:

  1. Total knee replacement where both the sides of knee joints are replaced
  2. Partial knee replacement where only single side of the joint is replaced

Procedure-

In case of partial knee replacement with minimal invasion, a smaller incision, which is 3 to 5 inches, is required. This leads to minimal tissue damage, and the surgeon can work between the fibres of the quadriceps muscles. Here, an incision through the tendon is not required. This may result in less pain, recovery time is reduced, and motion is better as scar tissue formation is less.

In total knee replacement, four steps are performed:

  1. Removal of damaged cartilage surfaces, which is at the ends of the femur and tibia, with a small quantity of underlying bone.
  2. Replacement with metal components, which help as a recreated surface of the joint
  3. Incision of knee cap with a resurface made of a plastic button, which is optional based on the case
  4. Insertion of a medical-grade plastic spacer amid the metal components. This creates an effortless gliding surface.

After general or spinal anaesthesia, an incision of 8-12inches is made in the front part of the knee. Joint part which is damaged is removed from the surface of the bones. The surfaces are then formed in a way to hold a metal or plastic artificial joint. The thigh bone shin as well as knee cap is attached to the artificial joint with either cement or a special material.

After Effects of the Procedure-

After the surgery, patients may stay in a hospital for three to five days. Post surgery, notable improvement can be seen after a month or later. The patient is gradually relieved from pain with the construction of new gliding surface during surgery.

There will be slow progress in the movement. In the beginning, one may walk with a support of parallel bars and then with the help of crutches, walker, or cane. After full recovery in about six weeks, people can enjoy normal activities except running or jumping.

Presently, over 90% of total knee replacements function well even after 15 years of surgery. Hence, knee problem is no problem at all!

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

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Sir I am in a job in which I which I have to stand 8 hours n due to standing job their is lil pain in my knees n whole leg? What to do? How to fix it?

Physiotherapist, Latur
Sir I am in a job in which I which I have to stand 8 hours n due to standing job their is lil pain in my knees n whol...
First of all u need posture correction ie avoid long time sitting and standing in same posture frequently change your positions as possible -Knee stretching exercises -static quads -ice pack for knee Thanku
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KINDLY INFOR ME ABOUT THE REASON AND PRECAUTION AND REMEDY FOR ASTRO ARTHRITIS . I AM 52 YEARS OLD AND LAST WEEK I WAS TOLD BY DR ABOUT ARTHRITIS IN MY RIGHT KNEE .WAITING FOR YOUR REPLY . THANX

Dip. SICOT (Belgium), MNAMS, DNB (Orthopedics), MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
Hi, This is Dr Akshay from Fortis Hospital, New Delhi. Osteoarthritis is degenerative condition of joint in which the articular cartilage undergoes degeneration as a result of which joint starts paining. Precautions : Dont sit cross legged, on Indian toilets or any posture which eccentrically puts load on the knee joint. You should walk 2-3 km/day, do regular quadriceps and hamstring exercises initially under supervision of physiotherapist and then on your own and also maintain good calcium/vitamin D metabolism. Kindly send me the x ray picture for me to understand how bad is your knee right now. Thanks & Regards Dr Akshay akshaysaxena2004@yahoo.co.in
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Both bones below my knee had been broken due to accident three years before. Now I have rod and bolts in my leg can rod be taken out as it pains sometimes during workout? Is it possible as both bones were broken can it be recovered and rod be taken out?

MBBS, D'Ortho, DNB (Orthopedics)
Orthopedist, Mumbai
Both bones below my knee had been broken due to accident three years before.
Now I have rod and bolts in my leg can r...
Hi lybrate-user, if you have discomfort then you can plan to take out nail but even if it's inside tibia it won't have any problem, rod need to be taken out if pain, screw irritating skin or any complication had occur and I tell you removing nail and screw are much difficult then your primary surgery, if you want to remove rod and screw thn it's the right time to take it off as by this time fracture completely unite won't be any problematic if you try after more year then there will be possibility of nail zamming then difficult to remove.
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Hi I am Sushant HandeFew years back I met with an accidentWhen I was in 3 third standardFrom That time I suffering from knee problem I m not able to run.

Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicines and Surgery(BAMS), Post Graduation Diploma in Emergency Medicines And Services(PGDEMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
Hi I am Sushant HandeFew years back I met with an accidentWhen I was in 3 third standardFrom That time I suffering fr...
Hi Apply pranacharya restopain oil or prasarini oil on your affected part then give hot fomentation. Take maha rasnadi kwath 2-2 tsf twice a day. And agni tundi vati and maha yograj guggul 1-1 tab twice a day.. .
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My mother is suffering from a pain on her knee. She is not over weight, age 64. When she take any pain killer it's ok but after some day again it coming back. Please suggest how to cure it?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Mumbai
My mother is suffering from a pain on her knee. She is not over weight, age 64. When she take any pain killer it's ok...
Dear , can you please explain the nature of the pain. Is it in one particular knee joint or is it in both the knees. Considering her age it might be a beginning of osteoarthritis. Get an x ray done and start her calcium supplement along with some vitamin d. Please report with x ray.
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Hey I am 19 years old nd I have back nd knees problem its pain too much specially backache I do not nw why its too much pain I used ointment but it did not give any relief. Nd my knees pain in winter season cn you please tell me wt I should use to avoid the pain of back nd knees.

MPT, BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Hey I am 19 years old nd I have back nd knees problem its pain too much specially backache I do not nw why its too mu...
Bhujang Asana – Lie flat on your stomach, keeping the palms out, bend the neck backward, take a deep breath and while holding it for 6 seconds, raise the chest up. Release breath and relax your body. Repeat the exercise 15 times twice daily. Core Strengthening Exercises- Straight Leg Raised With Toes Turned Outward, repeat 10 times, twice a day. Back Stretching- lie flat, pull one of the knee forward to chest, hold for 3 seconds, then bring the other knee forward to the chest and again hold for 3 seconds. Then pull both knees towards the chest and hold for 3 seconds. Repeat 10 times each exercise twice a day.
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I am 28 yrs old I am suffering leg pain particularly in foot. Some time I am unable to walk. I am draging my left leg and walking. Please kindly help me to rectify my pain.

Diploma in Acupuncture, Pranic Healing, MD - Acupuncture
Acupuncturist, Bangalore
Give pressure the dipping point on the portion between the thumb and the index finger on the back of the palm. Press and release for 15 times where the pain is more. This will solve the problem. Further do some wrist rotation exercise. Identify the dipping portion on the back of your knee folding. Press this dip with both middle fingers and hold your knee with your thumbs for support. Please swing 20 times morning and evenings. This will relieve your problem. Also press your palm with your finger tips in both hands. Consult after 10 days.
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