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Dr. Ravi

Anesthesiologist, Hyderabad

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Dr. Ravi Anesthesiologist, Hyderabad
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Dr. Ravi is a popular Anesthesiologist in Kachiguda, Hyderabad. You can meet Dr. Ravi personally at Woodland Hospital in Kachiguda, Hyderabad. Book an appointment online with Dr. Ravi on Lybrate.com.

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13 Myths About Total Knee Replacement (TKR), Busted!

M. Ch. (Ortho), MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS
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Myths about Total Knee Replacement

Myth#1 - Knee replacement is a surgery for old people. “I’m too young for a knee replacement.”
Fact - Candidacy for a knee replacement is not based on age, but on the person’s level of pain and immobility. Living with a painful joint that prohibits you from working or participating in normal life activities is an outdated way of thinking. Age is not necessarily a limiting factor. Often times, a patient is actually fearful about the uncertainty of surgery. Once they are able to resume many of the activities they enjoyed before the surgery, with increased mobility and with less pain, they are very happy they had the surgery. The quality of life one achieves by living without knee pain is priceless.

Myth#2 - “I should wait as long as possible to undergo knee replacement surgery”
Fact - You don't need to suffer by waiting until the pain is intolerable. The longer life of joint replacements enables people to consider surgery earlier and at a younger age. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease that continues to damage the joint and delaying surgery makes both surgery and return to activity more difficult. Delaying surgery lowers a patients’ quality of life not only before the operation, but even for up to two years following surgery.

Myth#3 - “I should continue with medications as long as possible”
Fact - Medicines including painkillers just give symptomatic relief for a temporary duration and prolonged usage is riddled with serious side effects such as renal failure, peptic ulceration etc. All these medicines are NOT curable.

Myth#4 - Alternative therapies such as acupressure, ozone treatment, massage beds, oils, laser therapy, magnetic therapy; braces will cure my advanced arthritis and knee pain.
Fact - Till date there is NO cure for advanced knee arthritis and these alternate therapies are not backed by established scientific data. All these modalities give temporary pain relief in early to moderate arthritis for some duration only and are NOT curative. Often times, a patient who is actually fearful about the uncertainty of surgery lands up trying these in order to avoid surgery.

Myth#5 - After a knee replacement, it takes months to recover.
Fact - Depending on the activity, most patients who undergo knee replacement are able to perform routine tasks within a few weeks. A return to rigorous activity takes only a few months. One becomes independent for himself before discharge from hospital. There’s no prolonged best rest required after the surgery.


Myth#6 - After knee replacement, I’ll have to give up some activities and sports.
Fact - You have a high probability of getting back to activities like brisk walking or cycling in 6 to 12 weeks. It will take a bit longer to return to more rigorous activities and contact sports. Squatting and sitting cross legged though possible but at best should be kept to minimal.

Myth#7 - Knee replacement surgery leaves a large scar that is noticeable.
Fact - Scarring is minimal compared to traditional surgery. In fact, the scar is typically only 3 to 5 inches long. As time passes, the scar will fade and become less noticeable.

Myth#8 - Knee replacement is a very painful surgery. There is lots of pain in post operative period.
Fact - With modern day pain management such as in a multimodal approach, ensures that the patient does not feel any pain in post op period and has a smooth recovery.

Myth#9 - Knee replacement is done one at a time.
Fact - Both the knees can be operated at the same time if the patient does not have significant co morbidities and is deemed fit to undergo the procedure by the doctor.

Myth#10 - The new knee lasts for 5-6 yrs. only.
Fact - With modern day precision including computer assisted knee replacement and advancement in biomaterials, the survivorship has increased considerably. Today's joint replacements last 25 years or longer and, for most people, will last a lifetime.

Myth#11 - Knee replacement cannot be done a second time.
Fact - Knee replacement can be done multiple times what is called as a revision joint replacement surgery with good survivorship.

Myth#12 - “I am obese, I cannot undergo Knee replacement surgery.”
Fact - Knee replacement can be successfully done in an obese patient though the recovery is somewhat prolonged and might require additional implants. However, patients who are morbidly obese and have restricted mobility primarily due to obesity are better off after a bariatric procedure.

Myth#13 “I have diabetes or hypertension or heart ailment, so I cannot undergo Knee replacement surgery.”
Fact - diabetes hypertension or heart.



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13 Myths About Total Knee Replacement (TKR), Busted!
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Hi I have lower back pain since two years and there is swelling on my lower back which did not allow me to walk properly and when I get up I can not walk for 5 min more over the make me to walk in a curve shape what should I do for it.

MSc in Orhopedic Physiotherapy (UK), BPTh/BPT
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Hi I have lower back pain since two years and there is swelling on my lower back which did not allow me to walk prope...
The most common form of morning stiffness and pain is due to muscle imbalances and poor conditioning of the muscles themselves. Here are some tips for how to handle your back pain: -while sleeping, try lying in a curled-up, fetal position with a pillow between your legs. If you usually sleep on your back, place a pillow or rolled towel under your knees to relieve pressure. -find a mattress with back support. A good mattress should provide support for the natural curves and alignment of the spine. Medium-firm mattresses usually provide more back pain relief than firm mattresses. -do not perform activities that involve heavy lifting or twisting of your back -avoid bending forward and sitting in a place for long time -stretching and strengthening exercises are important. -a physiotherapist can tell you when to begin stretching and strengthening exercises and learn how to safely, easily, stretch and strengthen the weak and tight areas of your lower back and hips which cause pain while sleeping. Best wishes.
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My left hand elbow is paining when I raise it or move it suddenly. I tried many medical treatment, I consulted wi Medicine specialist bt it make pain more frequently?

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Pain Management Specialist
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My left hand elbow is paining when I raise it or move it suddenly. I tried many medical treatment, I consulted wi Med...
Take private consultation. Can be treated but required full investigations and intervention. Apply elbow belt below elbow. Tennis elbow belt.

I'm 32 years old female. Married since 7 years and mother of two year old daughter. Since my pregnancy m having low back pain on the left side. N knee pain since 2 years. What should I do.

MSc in Orhopedic Physiotherapy (UK), BPTh/BPT
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I'm 32 years old female. Married since 7 years and mother of two year old daughter. Since my pregnancy m having low b...
You can help your back get back to normal by being extra careful about how you use it and doing a few easy, sensible exercises. -stay conscious of how you bend and lift: start the movement from your knees, not your back, when you lift baby, laundry, stroller, etc. -don't hunch over when you're feeding or cooing to your baby. A straight spine is a happier spine. -use a footrest to elevate your feet slightly when sitting. You deserve to put your feet up anyway! -try not to stand for long periods of time. Whenever possible, place one foot on a low stool when standing in order to take some pressure off your lower back. -do hot water fomentation for back pain. -weight management is another important thing for low back and knee pain. Best wishes.

Sir I m suffering from backache since last 10 years so give me advise to cure it.

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Sir I m suffering from backache since last 10 years so give me advise to cure it.
Hello, first of all you should know what is backache and by which factors it caused and aggravated. The usual cause of low back pain is the sedentary lifestyle that we lead these days. There is hardly any movement. We remain seated most of the time and stand for very short periods of time. Unfortunately walking, running and cycling like activities are also not a part of our daily routine. To add to it, our diet consists more and more of junk food. Fresh fruits, vegetables and high fibre foods are consumed less and less. These daily practices lead to obesity. The increased body weight puts lot of pressure on the spine which has to bear all the extra unwanted weight. The back muscles which are already weak due to lack of exercise and wrong posture are unable to cope with this increased load. This causes pain in the back muscles. Management for Back Pain:-Along with medicines for relieving pain, one needs to identify the cause and correct it. This may require some medicines or some correction in your posture or reducing weight or improving your lifestyle. At the same time, there is a need to work on the local muscle strengthening. Back muscles need to be strengthened so that they can bear the weight of the upper body. For this exercises of the back muscles are very helpful. Regular walking is also very helpful as it is a wholesome exercise of the body, improves blood circulation and helps lose weight. Most importantly if you are overweight then losing weight is an important part of the whole treatment plan .Long term use of painkillers for low back pain is harmful Treatment for back pain:- Homeopathic medicines are very helpful. They not only treat the acute stages but are also used for the treatment of chronic back pain.Selection of the exact remedy depends upon the individual symptoms of the person.So share the complete symptom picture for the proper treament. In the mean time take Arnica 200, 3 drops in the morning and Rhus tox. 200, 3 drops at night for 7 days.Take care.
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I have much pain in joints while sleeping.What can i do?

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I have much pain in joints while sleeping.What can i do?
Hi kindly rule out your diabetes, uric acid, calcium, vitamin d and other metabolic disorders. Best wishes.

I am having back pain for the last 3 days what should I do?

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I am having back pain for the last 3 days what should I do?
Acute onset back pain. If you are young and is the first episode take rest, paracetamol, hot flannel massage and when pain reduces do back strengthening exercises. If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

I have pain in my left hand wrist from last 5 months. There is no injury happened to the wrist. But the pain remains continuously. Please advice me.

BHMS
Homeopath
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I have pain in my left hand wrist from last 5 months. There is no injury happened to the wrist. But the pain remains ...
Hello. Take homoeopathic medicine actaea spicata 30 (3 drops four times a day for 15 days) calcarea phosphoricum 6x (5 tablets three times a day) take these for 15 days and after that update me for follow up. Have a healthy life.

My mother had taken regestrone 5 mg to postpone her periods but she developed drowsiness, headache, pain all over the body with a day. Please take me to get out of this problem.

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General Physician
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My mother had taken regestrone 5 mg to postpone her periods but she developed drowsiness, headache, pain all over the...
Some Drug has Side effect and varies from person to person so Observe ur mother if any other symptoms coming out or not otherwise u can advise her to stop taking any more of this thanks
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I had pain in my leg from last night why? what can i do?

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I had pain in my leg from last night why? what can i do?
Try this for joint pains try this. Identify the mid point between the ankle bone and tendons and give pressure with a blunt edge on either side of your foot for 2 minutes. Also give pressure in the web between 2nd and 3rd finger from your toe for 2 minutes. Finally give a good massage for both feet in hot water. 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. Consult after 10 days.

I have leg pain for many days and consult with many doctors but no medicine work please give advice what to do?

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist
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I have leg pain for many days and consult with many doctors but no medicine work please give advice what to do?
For leg pain, please follow the below advise: keep your leg raised while sitting or lying quadriceps strengthening exercises-

The soles of my feet are very sensitive. When I stand on a smooth floor, I feel like stand on pebbles and it is very painful. Why is it?

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist
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The soles of my feet are very sensitive. When I stand on a smooth floor, I feel like stand on pebbles and it is very ...
Hi it is possible to prevent neuropathy in your feet. Here are some tips to help you live a healthy lifestyle and prevent damage to the nerves in your feet: +rule out diabetes, vitamin b12 +eat plenty of whole grains, vegetables, fruits, and lean protein. +exercise regularly. Avoid excessive alcohol consumption. +be aware if you are sitting or standing in a cramped position; move around or shift often. +avoid repetitive motions; if possible, change your routines. For example, swim one day and run the next. +discuss new diets and exercise programs with your doctor first. Best wishes.
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This is my MRI report knee joint right there is moderate synovial effusion and STIR hyperintensity seen in sub-articular region of lateral tibia femoral condyle suggestive of marrow edema there is near complete disruption of the ACL in intercondylar groove which appears thickness and hyperintense on PD/T2/STIR sequences. However it is seen at his normal attachment sites. The PCL is bucked what is the best treatment for me?

MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS
Orthopedist
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This is my MRI report knee joint right there is moderate synovial effusion and STIR hyperintensity seen in sub-articu...
Hello dear, you seem to have a complete gr. 3 acl tear, as shown by the mri, which is now a days a very common injury sustained while playing games like football or involving a fall etc. Nowadays treatment for this type of injury is fairly simple and it involves an arthroscopic acl reconstruction using tendon grafts from your own thigh muscles, namely the semitendinosus and the gracilis muscles. After the surgery you will be pain free and be able to resume your day to day activities within 5-6 weeks time and return to sports and other activities in about 6-9 months time. Hope this helps.
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I have strong pain in upper portion of my back and neck , and I feel my left leg is little long then the other ones.

Fellowship Joint Replacement, DNB (Ortho), D.ORTHO, MBBS, PGCRAM
Orthopedist
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I have strong pain in upper portion of my back and neck , and I feel my left leg is little long then the other ones.
You need some specific medicines which will cure this pain, do not worry - does not seem to be anythin serious.

I have leg pain, I use many oils and tablets, but no response to cure. What I am doing now.

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Physiotherapist
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I have leg pain, I use many oils and tablets, but no response to cure. What I am doing now.
Hi do the stretching exercises reguarly twice a day. It will get rid from pain. If you have any doubts revert me back.

There is pain in my legs because my legs was hurted in a accident. So, tell me what precaution I have to take.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist
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There is pain in my legs because my legs was hurted in a accident. So, tell me what precaution I have to take.
Avoid long standing and strain do strength exercise in gradually process tk heat fermentation and pain relief ointment.
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I am a 40 year male and I am suffering from body ace and weakness for past 10 days. I consulted doctor who has prescribed some medicines and some tests like Vidal, Malarial Parasite, Hemogram and Urine test. All the reports are normal but still I am not cured and still having the same problem. Please advise.

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I am a 40 year male and I am suffering from body ace and weakness for past 10 days. I consulted doctor who has prescr...
If reports r ok need not worry. Take more fluids - water, milk, tea soups, narial pani, nibu pani have fruits and vegetables and milk you will feel better for medicine contact on private chat good luck.
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1) I have L4-L5 extrusion seen in scan. Back started started when I did a severe exercise in nov, 2008. Pain sometimes lowers and sometime it aggravates. Severe back pain now at the lower back. 2) I have wrinkled skin and I have become more darker in the last 3 years. I am 40 years. I have works at night shifts till 2 am. Is that a problem for skin? 3) In the last 3 to 5 years, many reddish brown moles have come on the different parts of the body. Some black moles also. 4) Prostate is slightly large and I have frequent urination with residue of 15%. Pls advise.

Fellowship in Shoulder and Knee Surgeries, DNB (Orthopedics), Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho), MBBS
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1) I have L4-L5 extrusion seen in scan. Back started started when I did a severe exercise in nov, 2008. Pain sometime...
Dear lybrate-user, l4-5 extruded disc if giving you frequent problems, then it may need surgical excision. Had it been just disc bulge, non operative management would always suffice. Surgery or no surgery is your choice. Surgery will give you long term results. It may also settle down with rest and medicines.

Having excruciating lower back pain (waist) & I could hardly bend or lift anything now. I study long hours sitting in a reading chair and take care of my sitting posture and drinks enough water. In spite all this, pain is so severe. please suggest some medicine and quick remedy.

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Having excruciating lower back pain (waist) & I could hardly bend or lift anything now. I study long hours sitting in...
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.

I get leg pain when I walk or stand continuously for some time. Is it normal for my age or I must take calcium. Over the years I have seen this problem is increased. I don't take any pain medication for the problem. It disappears when I get rest for some time.

Fellowship in Shoulder and Knee Surgeries, DNB (Orthopedics), Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho), MBBS
Orthopedist
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I get leg pain when I walk or stand continuously for some time. Is it normal for my age or I must take calcium. Over ...
It is symptom of spine pathology called lumbar canal stenosis. You will need x rays. Clinical examination. Some medicines will help.
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