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Dr. Somashekar

Orthopedist, Hyderabad

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Dr. Somashekar is an experienced Orthopedist in Kondapur, Hyderabad. Doctor is currently practising at Ambicare Clinics in Kondapur, Hyderabad. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Somashekar on Lybrate.com.

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I have lot of back pain when I ride bike. I am software engineer so my job is only sitting ahead laptop. Can someone help please?

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I have lot of back pain when I ride bike. I am software engineer so my job is only sitting ahead laptop. Can someone ...
Extension exercises x 15 times x twice daily. Bhujang asana. Core strengthening exercises. Back stretching stretch. Do the cat/cow avoid bending in front. Postural correction- sit tall, walk tall. Apply hot fomentation.
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Hi, I am 24 year old male my all joints have sound when I bend it disturbs and also feel week and fatigue please help me.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Mumbai
Hi, I am 24 year old male my all joints have sound when I bend it disturbs and also feel week and fatigue  please hel...
Hi make daily routine of exercise. Take hot water bath twice daily. Kindly rule out your diabetes, calcium, vitamin d and other metabolic disorders. Best wishes.
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I am 23 years old. I have palm pain and neck pain. I have use best medicines recommended by doctors. After use medicines I have no relief. What I am doing.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
I am 23 years old. I have palm pain and neck pain. I have use best medicines recommended by doctors. After use medici...
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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Total Knee Replacement - Can There Be Risks Of Doing It?

MBBS, MD, PG Diploma In Infectious Diseases
General Physician, Vellore
Total Knee Replacement - Can There Be Risks Of Doing It?

My mother aged 65 years has severe arthritis of both knees, should she get both knees replaced in one sitting?

You should do both knees in one sitting if the severity is same in both the knees and the patient is unable to differentiate the painful knee. In case the patient says one knee is more painful than address one knee at a lime. Your own knee is always the best till it lasts.

What are the advantages of doing both the knees in one sitting?

  • Exposure to the risk of anaesthesia reduced to only once
  • Aids simultaneous rehabilitation especially in severely deformed knees
  • Bilateralprocedure reduces cost
  • Earlier return to baseline function and convenience for the patient and relatives
  • Shorter cumulative hospital stays

What are the risks associated with bilateral Total Knee Replacement (TKR) and are there any studies to support the same?

The risks of cardiac and infection related complications for bilateral TKR are lower than the combined risk of two unilateral TKRs. A population-based comparison of the incidence of adverse outcomes after simultaneous-bilateral and staged-Bilateral Total Knee Arthroplasty published in The Journal of Bone And Joint Surgery.

Result: Records were available for 11.445 simultaneous-bilateral arthroplasty Procedures and 23.715 staged-bilateral procedures.

Conclusions: Simultaneous-bilateral total knee arthroplasty was associated with clinically important reduction in the incidence of infection and malfunction within one year after arthroplasty.

What is the latest Technology available which could help improve surgical outcomes?

Custom Fit Knee Resurfacing: A knee with your name on it i.e. customized specifically based on your dimensions.

Understanding Custom Fit Knee Resurfacing: You are unique and so is your individual anatomy and thus lack of accuracy leads to discomfort and even further corrective surgeries That is why Custom Fit Knee replacement surgery, which utilizes MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) technology to create personalized positioning guides for total Knee replacement is recommended.

Practical Benefits Of Custom Fit Knee Replacement

  • MRI of the affected knee is done based on which we can make a customized jig for better fitting of the implant for the patients
  • No intra medullary instruments so minimal chances of fat embolism
  • Minimally Invasive (just a 4-5 inch incision)
  • Improves the speed of the operation theater time (40% reduced surgical time)
  • Increases implant inventory efficiency (know sizing)
  • Faster recovery of the patient
  • Perfect patient alignment thus better mobilization

What is the role of body exhaust 'space' suits in Bilateral TKR?

  • 'Space' suits maintain a more sterile environment and offer more mobility to the surgeons.
  • Space suits are used to help reduce contamination from the operating teams from entering the wounds.
  • The impure air exhaled by the operating team is pushed down by the rotating fan in the helmet of space suits and absorbed by the laminar air flow in the 0.T.

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

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I'm 25 years old and due to back injury gradually my body is going to sick day by day. please help doctors couldn't diagnose my problem properly.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I'm 25 years old and due to back injury gradually my body is going to sick day by day. please help doctors couldn't d...
Please decribe in short how you injured your back and what all problems are you facing regarding your back so that we can make a correct diagnosis and act accordingly.
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Sir Actual I have some problems in my hand right. From one month it's starting the pain sometimes and again automatically it perfect. So I want to know reason why its happening like that.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Mumbai
Sir 
Actual I have some problems in my hand right. From one month it's starting the pain sometimes and again automati...
Hi I can understand your problem 1) avoid activities that make your symptoms worse 2) apply ice packs 3) start physiotherapy treatment as electrotherapy will reduce pain inflammation 4) exercise and manual therapy will help in pain free movement. Describe your problem in detail and do share related reports and prescription if you have. Best wishes.
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I have recently noticed that my right knee feels a pain specifically when I sit and when I stand up, I have recently gained weight of about 7 kgs. Its a very disturbing thing to me, can I get a proper solution to the knee problem.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Bangalore
I have recently noticed that my right knee feels a pain specifically when I sit and when I stand up, I have recently ...
Hi, The pain in the Knee can be because of the way you sit and stand. I would suggest try to put your body weight on both your knees equally and try icing to the pain area as and when required.
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I am suffering from slip disk at lower back. Suggest me the best position to sleep. And also a good position to sit and study.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I am suffering from slip disk at lower back.
Suggest me the best position to sleep.
And also a good position to sit a...
How do I sit properly Keep your feet on the floor or on a footrest, if they don’t reach the floor. Don’t cross your legs. Your ankles should be in front of your knees. Keep a small gap between the back of your knees and the front of your seat. Your knees should be at or below the level of your hips. Adjust the backrest of your chair to support your low- and mid-back or use a back support. Relax your shoulders and keep your forearms parallel to the ground. Avoid sitting in the same position for long periods of time. How do I stand properly? Bear your weight primarily on the balls of your feet. Keep your knees slightly bent. Let your arms hang naturally down the sides of the body. Stand straight and tall with your shoulders pulled backward. Tuck your stomach in. Keep your head level-your earlobes should be in line with your shoulders. Do not push your head forward, backward, or to the side. Shift your weight from your toes to your heels, or one foot to the other, if you have to stand for a long time. What is the proper lying position? Find the mattress that is right for you. While a firm mattress is generally recommended, some people find that softer mattresses reduce their back pain. Your comfort is important. Sleep with a pillow. Special pillows are available to help with postural problems resulting from a poor sleeping position. Avoid sleeping on your stomach. Sleeping on your side or back is more often helpful for back pain. If you sleep on your side, place a pillow between your legs. If you sleep on your back, keep a pillow under your knees. Can I correct my poor posture? In a word, yes. Remember, however, that long-standing postural problems will typically take longer to address than short-lived ones, as often joints have adapted to your long-standing poor posture. Conscious awareness of your own posture and knowing what posture is correct will help you consciously correct yourself. With much practice, the correct posture for standing, sitting, and lying down will gradually replace your old posture. This, in turn, will help you move toward a better and healthier body position.
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I am 35 years old male and my wife is 30 years old both problem 5 months ago skin and back pain problem.

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
I am 35 years old male and my wife is 30 years old both problem 5 months ago skin and back pain problem.
Several lifestyle changes may be required. Most back pain gets better with a few weeks of home treatment and careful attention. Over-the-counter pain relievers as prescribed by me may be all that you need to improve your pain. A short period of bed rest is ok, but more than a couple of days actually does more harm than good. Do reply back for medication prescriptions. Being also a general physician and registered dietitian, I prescribe both evidence based herbal as well as allopathic medicines complementing with dietary guidelines and home remedies carefully personalized for each individual patient.
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Knee Pain

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Delhi
Knee Pain

Back pain is commonly caused by postural stress, muscle strains, disc injuries and arthritis.

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I have pain under the feet specially under the heel and can't properly walk due to pain. It swells sometimes. I take painkillers and hot water therapy but it comes back again. please help. I have checked my uric acid. It is under 5.

MBBS, MD - Anaesthesiology, FIPM, Fellowship in palliative medicine, certificate in interventional pain management
Pain Management Specialist, Pune
I have pain under the feet specially under the heel and can't properly walk due to pain. It swells sometimes. I take ...
Heel pain is most likely due to plantar fascitis.The treatment mostly is conservative and lifestyle modifications to achieve maximum functionality with minimum pain. Follow these lifestyle changes religiously to get benefit. 1. Reduce body weight as obesity will aggravate the stress on heel. 2. Avoid exercises like running / walking on hard surfaces. Stop such activities when you start developing pain. 3. Roll your feet on bottle of cold water for 20 mins 4 times a day or can apply ice pack. 4. Use shoes with silicone sole inserts. 5. Do calf muscle and heel stretches daily. 6. Avoid prolonged standing or sitting. 7. Use night splint to keep foot flexed at night. Stop using it once pain is relieved. 8. Use analgesics like Ibuprofen for decreasing pain and inflammation. With proper lifestyle changes as above 90 % patients have relief and functionality. Only 10% patients would require surgical intervention like plantar fascia release or gastrocnemius recession. For further queries consult again.
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I am 49 years old. During sleep suddenly I feel shortage of oxygen and sleep breaks UP feel suffocation. Why it is so? And sometimes I feel shoulder pain either side from last one year. Simultaneously I feel weakness and weakness in eyesight. Why so?

D.A.M.S( A. M.), D.AC/B.E.M.S
Acupressurist, Mumbai
I am 49 years old. During sleep suddenly I feel shortage of oxygen and sleep breaks UP feel suffocation. Why it is so...
You should take acupressure therapy and take biochemic kali phos 12x + nat sulph 3x, 4 tab each thrice a day with warm water and take it 5 days
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MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Coimbatore
Don't ignore the early signs of strain injury like weakness of the grip, numbness, and pain or discomfort in the arms, hands, wrists or shoulders.

Cartilage Damage - Causes And Treatment

M.Ch - Orthopaedics - , MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
Cartilage Damage - Causes And Treatment

Cartilage is a fine, rubbery elastic tissue that acts as cushion between the bones in the joint spaces. It is a connective tissue and enables the joints to move freely and smoothly. It acts as a shock absorber and reduces the friction between the joints. This cartilage could either be damaged as a result of injury or degeneration as part of normal ageing process. Either of this causes friction during joint movement, causing painful, stiff movements and in some cases, even swelling of the joint spaces.

There is also a covering around the joints known as synovium. When there is a cartilage damage, this synovium is irritated, leading to increased secretion of synovial fluid, which can cause swelling in joints. There is also reduction in the range of motion of the affected joint.

Most commonly affected joints include knees, hips, shoulders, elbows and ankles. Other than degeneration that happens with ageing, cartilage damage is mainly caused by injury or trauma including fall/impact, joint dislocation, infection, ligament tear, meniscus tear, and inflammation (gout, arthritis, etc.)

Read on to know some of the most common causes for cartilage damage and ways to manage it.

Causes:

Age and trauma are the main reasons for cartilage damage.

  1. Direct blow: A heavy blow directly to any joint leads to damage (accident, sports injury, etc.).

  2. Ageing: With constant wear and tear, joints that are under constant stress are prone for damage.

  3. Obesity: This is also a common cause leading to chronic inflammation and breakdown of the joints.

  4. Limited mobility: For whatever reasons (including sedentary lifestyle), lack of movement can cause cartilage damage.

Diagnosis:

The presenting symptoms of a person with any affected joint would be pain, discomfort and stiffness with movement. In addition to history and physical examination, MRI and arthroscopy can be used to confirm the diagnosis.

Treatment:

Start with a conservative approach and gradually switch to more advanced treatments. Conservative approach includes a combination of pain killers, steroid injections, and exercise (at a clinic or at home). If these do not work, the following surgical options are available:

  1. Debridement: The affected cartilage is smoothened and the loose edges are removed to prevent rubbing and irritation. It is done using a shaver.

  2. Marrow Stimulation: Using the marrow cells, more cartilage production is stimulated. Using tiny drills, holes are drilled to form a blood clot, which triggers formation of new cartilage.

  3. Mosaicplasty: In areas of localized damage, healthy cartilage from an unaffected area is placed.

  4. Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation: Cartilage that is grown in a lab for one to three months are placed into the knee or affected joint to allow for healthy tissue growth. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.

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Hi I am 26 years Old and pregnant for 12 weeks. I have ortho problem in my right knee. Is it good to consult and take medication for ortho while i am pregnant. Thanks in advance for your answer.

MS orthopedics , MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
Hi I am 26 years Old and pregnant for 12 weeks. I have ortho problem in my right knee. Is it good to consult and take...
Avoid medication Avoid sitting cross leg and squatting Quadriceps exercise Hamstring stretching Hot water fomentation Oxalgin gel locally
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I am suffering from back pain since last week. And headache. Please help me to recover this.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
I am suffering from back pain since last week. And headache. Please help me to recover this.
Requires detailed investigation and examination Preliminary investigations suggested: hb, tlc, dlc, esr, blood sugar fasting & pp, uric acid vit d urine r/e x-ray of the affected part. Anyway it may be tried 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 that patient is not allergic to any of the medicines that he/she is going to take. If it does not give relief in 4-5 days, inform.
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My cousin sister is 40 year old. Before One month she felt down and since then she has pain in her backbone. As per X-ray it has been slightly cracked. Now doctor is suggesting for an operation. Please help us, what we should do now.

MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
My cousin sister is 40 year old. Before One month she felt down and since then she has pain in her backbone. As per X...
if slight crack and no other problem , then you should avoid operation or take the opinion of other doctor and do not tell other doctor opinion and if opinion is same then you have to decide. thanks
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I am 60 years old Please suggest best hospital or doctor for stem cell treatment of knee arthritis in india or other alternate treatments except knee replacement surgery.

Fellowship in Shoulder and Knee Surgeries, DNB (Orthopedics), Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho), MBBS
Orthopedist, Nagpur
I am 60 years old Please  suggest best hospital or doctor for stem cell treatment of knee arthritis in india or other...
Stem cell therapy for knee is still under trial. Not available in India. Other treatment is Platelet rich Plasma injection.
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My grand father is suffering from leg pain from longtime. What I need to do, I have consulted with many doctors, but did not get any result. What should I do?

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
My grand father is suffering from leg pain from longtime. What I need to do, I have consulted with many doctors, but ...
This treatment is being suggested on bases of the information provided. I would like to examine & investigate your grand father in detail. Rule out Diabetes. Any way it may be tried, --.Calpol 250mg OD & SOS. X 5days. --.Caldikind plus (from Mankind)1 tab OD x 5 days. --. Fomentation with warm water. --. Sleep on a hard bed with soft bedding. -- .Do mild exercises for knee & legs (Take help of a physiotherapist). Kindly make sure, there is no allergy to any of these medicines. (Contact family doctor, if needed). For emergency treatment visit nearest hospital. Do not ignore, let it not become beginning of a major problem. Do ask for a detailed treatment plan. If no relief in 2-3 days, contact me again.
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I just got my mri reports and it says that loss of usual cervical and lumbar lordosis curvatures. Partial disc desiccation with mild posterior disc bulges are seen at c-4 -c5 and c6 -c7 level indenting the thecal sac. Disc desiccation with diffuse disc bulge is seen at l5 and s1 level intending the thecal sac. What should I do. I am male 30.

MD - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Pain Management Specialist, Delhi
I just got my mri reports and it says that loss of usual cervical and lumbar lordosis curvatures. Partial disc desicc...
Nothing to worry. These findings are incidental also & must be because of unequal muscle pull. If possible consult me online before I could offer you some treatment.
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