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Dr. Anil Karapurkar  - Neurosurgeon, Mumbai

Dr. Anil Karapurkar

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MS - Neuro Surgery

Neurosurgeon, Mumbai

47 Years Experience  ·  1300 at clinic
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Dr Anil Karapurkar completed his training in Neurosurgery from KEM Hospital, Seth GS Medical College, Mumbai in 1975. He subsequently worked as Tutor, Asst. Prof., Assoc. Prof and Prof. i......more
Dr Anil Karapurkar completed his training in Neurosurgery from KEM Hospital, Seth GS Medical College, Mumbai in 1975. He subsequently worked as Tutor, Asst. Prof., Assoc. Prof and Prof. in Neurosurgery at the above institutions. He took voluntary retirement and joined Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi where he worked from 1996 to 2002. In 2002 he returned to Mumbai and has been working in various hospitals. He started performing endovascular procedures in 1978 along with his colleagues Dr Sunil Pandya and Dr R D Nagpal at the KEM Hospital. He was performing endovascular procedures with Prof Ravi Ramakantan, Prof. of Radiology, KEM Hospital. In 1980-81 he received training in endovascular procedures under Prof Luc Picard, the doyen of Neurointervention, in Nancy, France. Subsequently he received further fellowships from Govt of France for training under Prof Picard and Prof Jaques Moret of Fondation Opthalmique de Rothschilde, Paris, France. He has been the past president of AAFITN ( Asian & Australasian Federation Of Interventional Neuroradiology). He has been on the Advisory Board of WFITN. ( World Federation Of Interventional Neuroradiology). For the last 8 years he has completely given up Neurosurgery and devoted himself to this new medical speciality of Interventional Neuradiology or Endovascular Neurosurgery. He has trained several Neurologists, Neurosurgeons and Radiologists in this exciting speciality. You can get the phone number of Dr. Anil Karapurkar on lybrate.com
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Dr. Anil Karapurkar is an experienced Neurosurgeon in Mumbai, Mumbai. He has had many happy patients in his 47 years of journey as a Neurosurgeon. He is a MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MS - Neuro Surgery. You can visit him at Raheja Hospitals in Mumbai, Mumbai. Don?t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Anil Karapurkar on Lybrate.com.

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Education
MBBS - B J Medical College, Pune - 1970
MS - General Surgery - T N Medical College, Mumbai - 1974
MS - Neuro Surgery - T N Medical College, Mumbai - 1975
Professional Memberships
World Federation of Interventional Therapeutic Neuroradiology (WFITN),
Asian & Australasian Federation of Interventional & Therapeutic Neuroradiology (AAFITN)
Neurological Society of India (NSI)
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Indian Society of Cerebro Vascular Surgery (ISCVSS)
Indian Academy of Neurology (IAN)
Indian Stroke Society (ISA)
Neurotrauma Society of India
Skull Base Surgery Society of India Offices of Societies
Cerebro Vascular Society of India

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Hi is duloxetine used to treat Parkinson disease ?Is it evident that using duloxetine confirms one has Parkinson? Please suggest.

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Hi is duloxetine used to treat Parkinson disease ?Is it evident that using duloxetine confirms one has Parkinson? Ple...
Hello. No it's not a fact. Diagnosis of Parkinson's is not that tough. It's symptoms almost declare it. And you can opt. For MRI. Regards!
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I am a 24er male. I had been suffering from nerve problem for 17 months. My right leg paralyzed. At first I had suffered from malengaitic malaria. Now what Can I do? Where is the best treatment for me?

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Hello, For this you need proper evaluation and Medical treatment along with Physiotherapy by trained Physiotherapist Physiotherapy will tone and strength your muscles Kindly consult Neurologist/ Physiotherapist
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Is it be cured the attack of paralysis at the age of 88 years since approx two years.

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To cure paralysis , first we should know the level of lesion in brain or whether it is bleed or heamatoma, or infarction, if it is due to high BP ,please send his MRI scan report for further details.
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My child is 8 yr old hi was epilepsy attack for 24 hour between 2 hour every month last 4 year what should I do? his medicine running oxmazetol-300 last 2.5 yr.

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Take a second opinion from a pediatric neurologist the dose may have to be increased or addition of newer anti-epileptics.
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Hi Sir. My mother suffering paralysis (blood clot in brain) she didn't able to talk and right leg, right hand not working from 15 October 2015 still condition are same. Treatment is going on daily medicine.

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Hi Sir. My mother suffering paralysis (blood clot in brain) she didn't able to talk and right leg, right hand not wor...
Now 6 months over which is usually end time for spontaneous recovery now no medicine to help her only advance rehabilitation will help medicine will continue for prevention of recurrence.
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Sir, when I am talking in Mobile migraine is starting. Why it's starting, how to control it. Please tell me sir.

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There is no evidence that mobile phone uses increases headaches. However if you still feel so, one logical option would e to use earphones, and talk in low volumes
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Physiotherapy Treatment for Head Injury

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Physiotherapist, Noida
Physiotherapy Treatment for Head Injury

PHYSIOTHERAPY TREATMENT OF HEAD INJURY

The treatment may comprise of the following measures:

IMPROVES ALERTNESS OR AROUSAL THROUGH SENSORY STIMULATION:

The patient who is drowsy or confused need to be stimulated by makes them more alert and awake. The therapist should encourage the patient’s cooperation during the treatment. The main aim is to stimulate the reticular activating system by making the patient sit or even stand in the tilt table.

The therapist should provide tactile, visual, auditory and Proprioceptive stimulation to the patient that will send facilitatory signals to the brain and will enable the alert response to be provoked. Auditory stimulation can be given by speaking to the patient during the course of treatment. Visual stimulation is given by showing familiar faces, objects or movement in the visual field of the patient. 

Proprioceptive stimulation by giving traction and approximation at joint structures is very helpful in stimulating the arousal response in the patient.

PREVENTION OF SPASTICITY:

As hyper tonicity generally sets in almost all head injury cases various measures need to be taken to keep them under control. Gentle passive movement, gradual rhythmic sustained stretch, prolonged icing for 20 minutes over the muscles, biofeedback, proper positioning are certain measures that needs to be employed for controlling spasticity.

MAXIMISE THE PATIENT’S FUNCTIONAL CAPACITY:

The main aim of this management is to improve the ROM, improve the control of voluntary movement, strengthening paretic muscles, improve the coordination, balance and teach various safety measures.

The treatment should be wide spread over the periods of time as the patient’s attention span and endurance is very less.

NEUROMUSCULAR TRAINING can be given through the development sequence by inhibiting abnormal movement pattern and by facilitating normal movement pattern.

The patient may give activities like bridging, prone on elbow, on all fours, side lying to sitting, sitting, kneeling, half kneeling, standing and walking.

PROPER DOCUMENTATION is necessary of the entire event through- out the day. Infact the routine of the patient should be maintained in the register and the patient need to be reminded of various activities especially if the patient has memory problems. The patient may be given register with photo and names of various health professional visiting him so that each day’s program can be entered. This will benefit both the patient and his acquaintance to know regarding the activities given to the patient.

USE OF VESTIBULAR BALL while training the patient for crawling, bridging, sitting, balance helps in building the Proprioceptive stimulation and teaches proper control to the patient.

Each task has various subtasks which need to be mastered by the patient so that he learns the actual activity using normal movement combination and performs it with precision. Like for training the patient to get up from bed, he may be taught to do asymmetrical push up with the trunk in partial rotation, then lower leg patterns are incorporated and finally the whole task of get up from sidelying is practiced.

REPETITION ACTIVITIES is key like any other neurological disorders. Ambulation training should always be done in upright position training the patient in each and every phase of the gait cycle. If the patient’s balance is poor then assistance may be used.

FUNCTIONAL ELECTRICAL STIMULATION has been shown more effective than kinetic joint training in certain types of cases. The upper extremity also appeared to use specific synergies for hand use in different positions. Clients often can opens hand in out stretched arm position but will be unable to perform the same action when the elbow is flexed. Some patient with minimal functional deficit in th upeer limb may be given some assistive devices or support for the hand so that they can perform some basic activity like eating, combing, writing, etc. this technique helps the shoulder and other proximal structures to produce appropriate movement sequences for hand use but does not facilitate hand function. The treatment however does provide whole task practice even though some basic component of the function is substituted by other means.

REVERSING TASKS in some patients helps in developing increased control by modifying a task or synergy as well as making the muscle work both eccentrically and concentrically. For instance lowering a glass of water on the table may help the patient in getting th glass close to the mouth by improving motor control of biceps during eccentric contraction.

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What are the symptoms of ophthalmic migraine? And can you please tell me the treatment and prevention?

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Migrane- It is characterised by one sided headache which is pulsatile in nature and with a throbbing pain usually with an aura and we can start with tablet propranolol after personal examination
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I am suffering with epilepsy since 10 yrs, now what is better for me for removing this.

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Please Continue your current medicine Please Wake up early go for morning walk in greenery daily Do meditation three times a day Do pranayam and yoga daily Take Saraswatarishta 20 ml twice daily with water Re Consult me on Lybrate after 1 month.
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I got hurt today from the steel shutter on head. A little swelling is there on the upper skull. Is this a normal swelling? How much time it will take to recover?

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Do have ice fomentation for thrice a day for 15 min duration each time for 3 days If it is mild contusion one it may take 5 to 7 days for healing best wishes
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I have a pulling strain on the right posterior side of my neck since past 4 months due to which last three fingers of my right hand go numb at times and my shoulder also aches. What could be the problem? Thanks.

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Hi Doctor, My Age is 24 years and I am 6 feet tall and weight is 58 kgs. My body and hand shivers a lot when ever I get angry . Sometimes my hand shiver a lot when I hold glass from one hand in front of many people. Also when I meet people for the first time. Please suggest me some medicine and exercise.

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How to treat effectively Parkinson's Disease, particularly, after 7-8 years? Are only pacitane, ropark or cyndopa only sufficient? What about psychological effect a patient, with less self confidence, can have?

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Hi, nice question. Parkinson's do have variety of secondary problems like reduced confidence, irritability, sleeping problems & depressed mood. If you can write your current problems in detail; I might be able to help you. Good luck
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I have systematic sclerosis and Reynlods since 1999. Is there any medicine to cure this disease?

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There are symptomatic medicines available depending upon your condition you can be prescribed that please consult a good physician.
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One of my friend have calinate worm in her brain bcoz of this she get seizures. She taking some kind of medicine but it has side effect... Is there any permanent cure for this

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New drugs are now availabke which can be used to avoid side effects. needs rationale therapy for epilepsy.
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My mother is 38 year old. N she has migraine What she'll have to follow d treatment?

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Hi, take tab. Shirashooladi vajra ras 1-1-1 with ginger juice. Apply ginger paste on the forehead. Instill cephagraine nasal drops 2 drops to each nostril 3 time a day. You can undergo panchakarma treatment like nasya or shirodhara after checking with an ayurvedic doctor.
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Sometimes when I walk my left hand and left shoulder becomes numb. I am 18 years old boy. 85kgs, 5.8 ft height. Am I having any Heart related problem?

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Sometimes when I walk my left hand and left shoulder becomes numb. I am 18 years old boy. 85kgs, 5.8 ft height. Am I ...
Hello Mr. Lybrate-user, first of all, pls calm down, this doesnot appear to be a serious problem. A lot of people experience numbness, redness and slight swelling on hands and arms while walking. This is because, while walking, most of the blood flow is diverted to legs. What you can do is that while walking, open and close your fists repeatedly. This will increase your blood flow. You may keep smileys balls in hand and squeeze them repeatedly. If this doesnot work, then you may get an ecg done, although, I doubt you will need it. So relax and keep walking. Thanks!
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I am having bleeding in my nose what I do, sometimes it come from ears, I have migraine sometimes. I am 18 years old.

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I am having bleeding in my nose what I do, sometimes it come from ears, I have migraine sometimes. I am 18 years old.
Bleeding from Nose: cold water on nose and head will help...if no result, endoscopy of nose to locate the bleeder and cautery of bleeder will cure you....
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