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Dr. R. K. Khetrapal

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics

Orthopedist, Delhi

36 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic
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Dr. R. K. Khetrapal is an experienced Orthopedist in Vasant Kunj, Delhi. He has been a practicing Orthopedist for 36 years. He has done MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics . He is currently associated with Indian Spinal Injuries Center in Vasant Kunj, Delhi. Book an appointment online with Dr. R. K. Khetrapal on Lybrate.com.

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Education
MBBS - University of Delhi - 1982
MS - Orthopaedics - University of Delhi - 1987
Professional Memberships
Delhi Orthopedic Association
Indian Medical Association (IMA)

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Sector C, Vasant Kunj. Landmark: Near Vasant Valley School & Opposite Vasant Kunj Police Station, DelhiDelhi Get Directions
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My wife have back Bone pain. From last one year. She have heavy pain on his back .

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
My wife have back Bone pain. From last one year. She have heavy pain on his back .
Avoid bending in front. Postural correction- sit tall, walk tall. Extension exercises x 15 times x twice daily - lying on tummy, take left arm up for 3 seconds, then bring it down, right arm up for 3 seconds, bring down. Bring right leg up, hold for 3 seconds, bring it down. Then right leg up and hold for 3 seconds and bring it down. Repeat twice a day- 10 times. 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. Apply hot fomentation twice daily.
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I have back pain on my right side for last 1 month. Also I have little internal problem on my right leg also. Please tell is this serious. Tell me solution.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Mumbai
I have back pain on my right side for last 1 month. Also I have little internal problem on my right leg also. Please ...
Hello start physiotherapy treatment and learn posture care/ spine exercise. Meanwhile take few precautions. 1) take hot water fomentation for 20 min. At every 3hrs. Interval. 2) do not lift heavy weights or twist your spine 3) do not wear high heals do not ignore your back pain and do reply for private consultation and detailed treatment plan. Best wishes.
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My tibia & fibula boan broken in a road accident in 3 June 2017. I operation my leg with plate & screw I take bed rest for 6 week. Now I have 6 week from accident. Now I fell good & there is no pain in my leg. Can I try to walk. Now.please give me the solution what can I do now.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Stretch Calves Get a custom made insole. Hams Stretching. Sports Taping. Contrast bath---It is a form of treatment where a limb or the entire body is immersed in warm water followed by the immediate immersion of the limb or body in ice water. This procedure is repeated several times, alternating hot and cold. Note that the treatment should always end in the ice water, as heat will induce the body's inflammatory response, while cold helps to decrease inflammation.
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Hi, i'm 36 yrs person. I've feel pain in my both ankle joints maximum in early morning. What is the reason of that & what are the solution of this problem.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Mumbai
Hi 1) wear comfortable sports shoes 2) make daily routine of exercise 3) rule out calcium and vit d deficiency 4) do proper warm up before exercise and cool down after exercise 5) do stretching of legs do exercise under supervision of skilled physiotherapist. Do reply for private consultation and detailed treatment plan. Best wishes.
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I have herniated disc in L5-S1, so should I go for open surgery or key hole surgery. Which is more effective and have less complications?

MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
I have herniated disc in L5-S1, so should I go for open surgery or key hole surgery. Which is more effective and have...
Hello lybrate-user, Not all herniated discs require surgery. The decision to operate is taken by a informed spine surgeon after thoroughly evaluating your problem clinically and examining you. Only if there is correlation of clinical and MRI findings and you have tried non operative methods, should you consider getting operated. Microscopic discectomy is a better option than open discectomy as it leads to less blood loss, faster recovery, less post operative pain and earlier return to work. Regards.
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Dr. Sahab, viral fever ke baad jodo me dard nahin ja raha. Fever nahin hai. Joints ka Dard 7 din se chal raha hai. Medicin bhee chal rahi hai. Relive nahin mil raha. Koi ayurvedic medicine batain. Please.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Dr. Sahab, viral fever ke baad jodo me dard nahin ja raha. Fever nahin hai. Joints ka Dard 7 din se chal raha hai. Me...
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 am suffering pain in bottom of feet at heel area. From internet I understood that it may be plantar fasciitis. Please suggest what to do. Please help.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Delhi
I am suffering pain in bottom of feet at heel area. From internet I understood that it may be plantar fasciitis. Plea...
Dear lybrate user use hot water fomentation 15 minutes stretching of calf muscles and foot sole area and consult to orthopaedist because some time uric acid increase and paining.
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I am a student doing third year engineering. I did operation for finger inflammation .but now I had a severe pain in my right hand finger and throughout my hand. Anything serious sir. Please give me your opinion for this.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I am a student doing third year engineering. I did operation for finger inflammation .but now I had a severe pain in ...
Contrast bath---It is a form of treatment where a limb or the entire body is immersed in warm water followed by the immediate immersion of the limb or body in ice water. This procedure is repeated several times, alternating hot and cold. Note that the treatment should always end in the ice water, as heat will induce the body's inflammatory response, while cold helps to decrease inflammation.
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I am male 22. When ever I get into some argument aur a fight or on a stage having audience. My body just dose listen to me and starts shaking although I m not afraid it feels like my body is afraid. My legs give up and my hands starts shaking wot can I do to overcome this.

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
I am male 22. When ever I get into some argument aur a fight or on a stage having audience. My body just dose listen ...
It is due to inert fear or anticipating things earlier with fear of losing to avoid this kind of situation, cultivate habit of positiveness.
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C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Diseases and Conditions
Swollen knee
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A swollen knee occurs when excess fluid accumulates in or around your knee joint. Your doctor might refer to this condition as an effusion in your knee joint. Some people call this condition "water on the knee."

A swollen knee may be the result of trauma, overuse injuries, or an underlying disease or condition. To determine the cause of the swelling, your doctor might need to obtain a sample of the fluid to test for infection, disease or injury.

Removing some of the fluid also helps reduce the pain and stiffness associated with the swelling. Once your doctor determines the underlying cause of your swollen knee, appropriate treatment can begin.
Symptoms
Signs and symptoms typically include:

Swelling. The skin around your kneecap can puff up noticeably, especially when you compare the affected knee to the normal one.
Stiffness. When your knee joint contains excess fluid, you might not be able to bend or straighten your leg completely.
Pain. Depending on the cause of the fluid buildup, the knee might be very painful — to the point that it's difficult or impossible to bear weight on it.
When to see a doctor

See your doctor if:

Self-care measures or prescribed medications don't relieve the pain and swelling
One knee becomes red and feels warm to the touch compared to your other knee
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Sometimes, my calf of any one leg move slightly up and it cause severe pain. What is the problem and what should I do for it?

COMT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Surat
Sometimes, my calf of any one leg move slightly up and it cause severe pain. What is the problem and what should I do...
It is called muscle cramps. In such case I would advise you to take some precautions and start taking the physio treatment to get it completely cured. Take some alum mix in hot water and take fermentation thrice a day along with calf stretching and strengthening exercises. Make a habit of brisk walking daily for 20-25 min atleast. This will give you some percent of relief. Start exercises one or two days after hot fermentation do no start immediately. Make sure not to sit in one position for long time with knee bending. Avoid prolong standing as gravity creates a downward flow so you may face pain. So avoid against gravity positions. Using your thumb massage your calf area as it will increase pump action and release all toxins from your body by reducing pain and gives you relaxation for any doubt please contact. Regards.
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I am 64 years of age. I am unable squate on the floor for many activities. Also I had astabul fracture in 2009 in the right hip.Though I am able to walk but the freeness is not there. It pains at the thigh joints. Please advice how to get rid of this?

DNB (Orthopedics), Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho), MBBS
Orthopedist, Chennai
Dear, It appears to me from your description that you have developed osteoarthritis of the hip joint following the acetabular fracture. This has resulted in stiffness in the joint due to which you are unable to squat or move your leg freely. You need to do stretching exercises along with strengthening exercises for the muscles around your hip joint. This may help increase the movement in the joint. The ultimate deciding factor is the amount of damage to the joint. I can determine this by seeing an xray. If you get xray both hip joints - AP and lateral views and mail them to me, I can offer a better opinion. I suspect you will need a total hip replacement surgery in the end. This will completely release all the stiffness in the hip and give you a pain free hip joint.
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I am suffering from heel pain (right foot) since 5 months. My uric acid is normal. I had an xray taken on that was normal. Though I am a diabetic for 13 years but my sugar level is in normal limits since may 2015 as I have taken naturopathy treatment and regularly follow it. What is the reason behind the heel pain which doctor I should go for the treatment. Kindly suggest.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
I am suffering from heel pain (right foot) since 5 months. My uric acid is normal. I had an xray taken on that was no...
Requires detailed investigation and examination Presently investigations suggested: hb, tlc, dlc, esr, blood sugar fasting & pp, uric acid vit d xray of the affected part. Anyway you may try sleep on a hard bed with soft bedding on it. Spring beds, folding beds or thick mattress are harmful use no pillow under the head do hot fomentation. Paracetamol 250mg od & sos x 5days. Caldikind plus 1tab od x10. Do neck back knee & general exercises. It may have to be further investigated. Do not ignore it. Let it not become beginning of a bigger problem. Make sure you are not allergic to any of the medicines you are going to take. If it does not give relief in 4-5days, inform.
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My mom got fracture in right hand above knees below shoulder she got operated and plating was done by orthopaedic nowbits been two months no relief in pain and soojan is there. There is no movement in hand cause it pains a lot. Please suggest as what to do and diet to follow she is diabetic also.

D.A.M.S( A. M.), D.AC/B.E.M.S
Acupressurist, Mumbai
My mom got fracture in right hand above knees below shoulder she got operated and plating was done by orthopaedic now...
You should take acupressure treatment and take biochemic mag phos12x + ferrum phos12x. 4 tab each thrice a day with warm water and take it 5 day's and consult private online.
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Feeling pressure on forehead and no feeling in stomach, numbness in muscles breath is slow what may be the reason. All reports like CBC lft kft electrolytes thyroid vit d lipid profile urine are normal except b12 is 148. ESR Is normal.

PG Diploma in Clinical Research, Diploma in Acupuncture, MBBS, College Of Physicians & Surgeons
General Physician, Mumbai
Feeling pressure on forehead and no feeling in stomach, numbness in muscles breath is slow what may be the reason.
Al...
It's advisable to interact with you, you may be stressed, have adequate sleep, frequent small meals, yoga, pranayam etc. Will definitely reduce symptoms, eye check up, lifestyle modification with various therapy to be advocated.
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Knee pain from 1 year using allopathy medicines. It is possible to cure with allopathy medicines.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Knee pain from 1 year using allopathy medicines. It is possible to cure with allopathy medicines.
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. Quadriceps Exercises- Lie straight, make a towel role and put it under the knee, press the knee against the role, hold it for 20 secs. Repeat 20 times twice a day. This will help relieve some pain.
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Osteoporosis - How It Can be Treated?

MCh, DNB (Orthopedics), MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
Osteoporosis - How It Can be Treated?

Your bone is a living tissue that constantly undergoes the cycle of breakage and replacement. Osteoporosis is a condition wherein the rate at which new bones form cannot match up to the worn out bones, thus making the bones fragile and brittle. Osteoporosis mainly affects the wrist, hip or spine and can result in a stooped posture accompanied by height shrinkage and back pain caused due to a collapsed vertebra.

Reasons Behind Osteoporosis

  1. Hormones: Lowered estrogen count in women and testosterone in men as a result of ageing or other treatments can result in this condition. Excess thyroid secretion in the body, an overactive adrenalin gland or parathyroid gland can also accelerate bone loss. Women are more vulnerable to osteoporosis during menopause.

  2. Prolonged use of injected: Prolonged use of injected or oral corticosteroid medications such as cortisone or prednisone messes with the bone-building process. Medicines used to combat cancer, gastric reflux and seizures can be responsible as well.

  3. Medical Conditions: Certain medical conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, cancer, liver or kidney disease increases the risks of acquiring osteoporosis.

  4. Sedentary Lifestyle: A sedentary lifestyle with not much physical activity along with an excessive consumption of alcohol and tobacco makes you susceptible to osteoporosis.

Treatments for Osteoporosis:

  1. Medication: Commonly prescribed medicines for remedying fractures include bisphosphonates such as Zoledronic acid, Ibandronate, Risedronate and Alendronate.However these medicines are not free of side-effects such as abdominal pain, nausea or heart burn. In case, your regular medicine doesn’t work, you can use Denosumab and Teriparatide as alternatives but only after consulting your physician.
  2. Hormone Therapy: Estrogen therapy for women after menopause helps sustain bone density. However such procedures can escalate the dangers of getting afflicted with cancer, heart diseases or conditions such as blood clotting.
  3. Alternative Medicine: Ipriflavone, a laboratory manufactured product, when combined with calcium can curb chances of bone loss and alleviate pain. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an orthopedist.
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I am 26 years old the reason is I am getting severe back pain and. I was suffering from 5-6 years not reducing even I am consulting doctors they r giving pain killers but its not reducing pls give me some solution thank you.

MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS
Orthopedist, Pune
I am 26 years old the reason is I am getting severe back pain and. I was suffering from 5-6 years not reducing even I...
Hello lybrate user, back pain that is associated with day time sedentary jobs like computer professional s are associated with paraspinal muscle spasms. The best way to tackle this sort of pain is to do well spaced stretching exercises of the back, back extension exercises, using hot water bags to provide relief and avoiding stooping posture while sitting. Posture also plays a very important part in back pain, always maintain a straight posture while sitting. While getting up from the bed try to first go on your left or right side of the body and get up side ways. Avoid cruntches or sit-ups: they may increase the pressure on your back and may predispose to slip disc. Always maintain a healthy lifestyle in terms of regular brisk walking, meditation, eating healthy. P. S: try to avoid pain killers (analgesics) as much as possible as many are associated with side effects that you may not be aware of. Stay healthy. Stay happy god bless you.
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