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Dr. Amalesh Basak

MD - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Rheumatologist, kolkata

3 Years Experience  ·  400 at clinic  · ₹300 online
Dr. Amalesh Basak MD - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Rheumatologist, kolkata
3 Years Experience  ·  400 at clinic  ·  ₹300 online
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I want all my patients to be informed and knowledgeable about their health care, from treatment plans and services, to insurance coverage....more
I want all my patients to be informed and knowledgeable about their health care, from treatment plans and services, to insurance coverage.
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Dr. Amalesh Basak is a trusted Rheumatologist in Garia, Kolkata. He has been a practicing Rheumatologist for 3 years. He has completed MD - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. He is currently practising at Hindustan Health Point in Garia, Kolkata. Book an appointment online with Dr. Amalesh Basak on Lybrate.com.

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MD - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation - SSKM Hospital - 2013
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I am suffering from knee pains since a long time. Is knee replacement surgery safe and good. Can I walk as previous after surgery my age 52 male.

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I am suffering from knee pains since a long time. Is knee replacement surgery safe and good. Can I walk as previous a...
Why do you want to go for knee replacement surgery? knee replacement surgery is the last resort if all necessary actions fail. First of all the diagnosis of knee pain has to be made. At the age of 52 years the most common cause of knee pain is osteoarthritis which can be diagnosed by an x ray. If it is osteoarthritis then along with medications few life style modifications are extremely important. You must avoid sitting on the floor, squatting, stair climbing, prolonged standing or prolonged walking, and you must do exercises for quadriceps strengthening. During walking you shoud use functional knee brace with hinge. If there is swelling rub ice for 15 mins 4 times a day. You can also modify your shoe to reduce pain in knee. Shoe modification is based on knee deformity. Most of the cases need shoe with lateral wedge insole for genu varus and calcaneovarus deformities. If all these measure fail to resolve your pain (provided the case is osteoarthritis) you can go for injections like steroid or high molecular weight hyaluronic acid before going for knee replacement surgery as mentioned earlier knee replacement surgery is the last resort. I answered for osteoarthritis knee, but first of all the diagnosis has to be confirmed. X ray knee joint, routin blood test and few special tests will help to get the doagnosis. Thank you.
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