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Dr. S M Akerkar  - Rheumatologist, Mumbai

Dr. S M Akerkar

MD - Medicine

Rheumatologist, Mumbai

14 Years Experience  ·  600 at clinic
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Dr. S M Akerkar MD - Medicine Rheumatologist, Mumbai
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I'm a caring, skilled professional, dedicated to simplifying what is often a very complicated and confusing area of health care....more
I'm a caring, skilled professional, dedicated to simplifying what is often a very complicated and confusing area of health care.
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Dr. S M Akerkar is a trusted Rheumatologist in Vikhroli East, Mumbai. You can meet Dr. S M Akerkar personally at Godrej Memorial Hospital in Vikhroli East, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. S M Akerkar on Lybrate.com.

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MD - Medicine - G.S. Medical college - 2004
Languages spoken
English
Hindi
Awards and Recognitions
Young Clinician award -- 1st Asian American International Medical Conference
Late Shree Amrut Mody Unichem ? BJD India Research Fellowship Award
Young Scientist Award -- Indian Rheumatology Association Conference

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Godrej Memorial Hospital

Pirojshanagar, Vikhroli East, Landmark: Opp Godrej Towers. Landmark: Near Vikhroli Railway Station, MumbaiMumbai Get Directions
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Mayuresh Srishti Complex, Srishti Heights Parking Rd, Rajiv Gandhi Nagar, Bhandup WestMumbai Get Directions
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His age is 75 and he is facing knee problem he feels leg is heavier than normal and weight is around 75-80 kg and sugar problem also in such situations surgery can it possible because he can not walk on his leg now please suggest.

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
His age is 75 and he is facing knee problem he feels leg is heavier than normal and weight is around 75-80 kg and sug...
First do take Conservative treatment with Physiotherapy like laser Therapy for pain relief for 12 days followed by strengthening exercise from Neuro physiotherapist best wishes
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I had knee pain from Last year. Doctor said to do blood test. And he said the disease is bone TB. IS it any disease?

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I had knee pain from Last year. Doctor said to do blood test. And he said the disease is bone TB. IS it any disease?
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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My mother will be suffering from pains at wrist and knees is there any operation for that or we can prefer a course of medicines.

BHMS
Homeopath, Raebareli
My mother will be suffering from pains at wrist and knees is there any operation for that or we can prefer a course o...
You should prefer Homeopathic medicines....surgery is the last option. Give her Mag Phos 12 x - thrice daily for next 2 weeks. DO give hot and cold compress alternately for acute pain when required. For further queries get back to me.
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What You Need To Know About Knee Replacement?

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics, DNB - Orthopedics
Orthopedist, Pune
What You Need To Know About Knee Replacement?

Knee replacement is a surgery wherein an artificial joint is used to replace a diseased, damaged or worn out knee. This surgery is common among people who fall in the age group of 60-80, but recent trends seem to suggest that younger people are opting for this surgery as well. The lifetime of the artificial knee joint is around 20 years, provided the knee is well cared for.

Why do you need knee replacement?

Most common reason is “high grade osteoarthritis” due to wear and tear of the knee joint. The pre-hospital study of the Knee joint is mandatory and would decide what kind of Replacement is suitable to the patient. If there is diabetes or hypertension associated with this, then it should be controlled well before undergoing surgery. Hemoglobin of at least 10 gm% is required.

If the mobility in your knee joint is reduced leading to impaired functioning of the knee joint, then you might need a knee replacement surgery. You may experience pain while walking, sitting and, in some cases, resting as well.

Some of the common reasons why you may opt for this particular surgery are:

  1. Gout, where, small crystals are formed inside the joint.
  2. Rheumatoid Arthritis, an autoimmune disorder, wherein the immune system of the body attacks the body’s healthy tissues.
  3. Hemophilia, wherein, the blood ceases to clot normally.
  4. Injuries to the knee.
  5. Disorders that cause unusual bone growth (bone dysplasias).
  6. Death of bone in the knee joint following blood supply problems (avascular necrosis).
  7. Knee deformity with pain and loss of cartilage.
  8. Unusual growth of bones in the knee joint.

Knee replacement surgery is classified into:

  1. Partial Knee Replacement: In this surgery, only one part of the joint is replaced.
  2. Total Knee Replacement: Total knee replacement surgery involves replacement of both sides of the knee joint.

The usual hospital stay period is around 2-3 days after the surgery is completed. Initially, you will require the help of crutches to walk for at least 2 months. You may also be asked to do gentle knee strengthening exercises. It may take up to 3 months to recover completely from a knee replacement surgery.

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

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Sir, I already done two times orthoscopy by doctor for removing loose body generate in right knee. But in MRI again show loose body (synovial chondromatosis. Can I done orthoscopy third time for remove loose body or it is reaksable. Please advice me.

DM - Rheumatology, MD - General Medicine
Rheumatologist, Mumbai
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I already done two times orthoscopy by doctor for removing loose body generate in right knee. But in MRI again s...
You can, it is a difficult condition, recurrs again and again, but you can get repeat artroscopy done.
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Im 28years old. And I have knee pain. I could not walk also. Can not tolerate this problem. Please give me some suggestions and also im getting eye irritation. Tel me for this also. Thank you.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Im 28years old. And I have knee pain. I could not walk also. Can not tolerate this problem. Please give me some sugge...
Hello. We can't reverse the established pathology back, but we can control the process in the stage it is so that it wouldn't grow further. Apply Bakson’s Rheum Aid oil gently (2-3 times a day) and take orally Bakson’s Rheum-Aid syrup/ 1 tablespoon thrice daily. Also, increase your dietary intake of calcium which is present in green leafy vegetables, milk, milk products, sea food, white legumes, dried fig, black-eyed peas, almonds, oranges, seasame seeds. And vitamin D which is essential for absorption of calcium in our body and is synthesized naturally after getting exposed to sunlight, so early morning sunlight for 10-15min. 2-3 times a day is mandatory. Apart from this, do walk daily along with physiotherapy will also help you. For Eye irritation: Use Euphrasia eye drops 2-3times a day.
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My mother aged 59 is suffering from severe knee pains from paste 5 years. She takes zerodol when pain goes unbearable. I cannot afford surgery can there be alternate medication . She weighs 90 KGS approc

MPTh/MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Pune
hello sameer have you visited physiotherapist doctor.cause treatment is possible after proper consultation...
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Hi, My knees are paining a lot also crushing sound is coming while sitting. Please advise.

BPTh/BPT, Bachelor of Science
Physiotherapist, Gurgaon
Hi, My knees are paining a lot

also crushing sound is coming while sitting. Please advise.
Hello, this crepitus sound is the early sign of osteoarthritis of knee. This is may be due to overweight or deficiency of vitamin d3 or calcium or due to poor posture. You can follow these advises:- 1. Take calcium supplements and sun bath daily to prevent further damage to your joints. 2. Avoid heavy lifting. 3. Avoid squatting and weight bearing activities. 4. Use western toilet. 5. Wear shock absorbing, good quality of shoes while walking. 6. Keep roll of a towel under your knees while sleeping. 7. Perform some gentle exercises and stretching of your all joints before getting out of your bed. 8. Walk straight with shoulder protracted. 9. Perform deep breathing exercises or yoga for proper functioning of lungs.
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I am 63 years old, I am having knee pain in both legs since 2 years please suggest me what I have to do come out of this problem.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
This could be due to oa knee &/or obesity. Physiotherapy along with medicines will help. Do knee exercises. It may have to be further investigated rule out diabetes & vit. D deficiency or any other metabolic disorder. Sleep on a hard bed with a soft bedding on it. Any way take bio d3 max 1tab odx10days ibuprofen 200mg od & sos x 5days make sure you are not allergic to any of the medicines you are going to take. Contact me again, if needed.
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I am 61 years lady and I have pain in my both the knees. Which method out of 5 methods you have described in your mail I should like to opt for relief.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I am 61 years lady and I have pain in my both the knees. Which method out of 5 methods you have described in your mai...
Advice. 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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