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Dr. Hrushikesh R.Saraf  - Orthopedist, Pune

Dr. Hrushikesh R.Saraf

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MBBS, DNB - Orthopedics, MS - Orthopaedics

Orthopedist, Pune

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The knee is the largest joint of the body and is made up of upper and lower bones that are separa...

The knee is the largest joint of the body and is made up of upper and lower bones that are separated by two discs known as menisci. While minor knee pain may be experienced by many people, it should be handled with medical intervention when it becomes a serious and debilitating problem. Sudden injury or injury due to overuse as well as myriad conditions that affect the joints and muscles can bring about knee pain.

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The knee is the largest joint of the body and is made up of upper and lower bones that are separa...

The knee is the largest joint of the body and is made up of upper and lower bones that are separated by two discs known as menisci. While minor knee pain may be experienced by many people, it should be handled with medical intervention when it becomes a serious and debilitating problem. Sudden injury or injury due to overuse as well as myriad conditions that affect the joints and muscles can bring about knee pain.

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Dr. Hrushikesh R.Saraf is an experienced Orthopedist in Karve Road, Pune. He has over 21 years of experience as a Orthopedist. He studied and completed MBBS, DNB - Orthopedics, MS - Orthopaedics . You can consult Dr. Hrushikesh R.Saraf at Dr.Saraf's Joints Clinic in Karve Road, Pune. Book an appointment online with Dr. Hrushikesh R.Saraf and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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Education
MBBS - B J Medical College Pune - 1998
DNB - Orthopedics - Sancheti Institute For Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation. - 2003
MS - Orthopaedics - Sancheti Institute for Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation - 2003
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Paper Presentation At Sicot,world Congress Conference
Topper Poona University ,M.S. Orthopaedics
First Prize For Paper Presentation At Pos Conference
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MOA
Indian Society for Hip and Knee Surgeons
Indian Arthroscopy Society

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Hip Replacement Surgery - Everything You Should Know!

MBBS, DNB - Orthopedics, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Pune
Hip Replacement Surgery - Everything You Should Know!

Hip replacement surgery is a method wherein a defective hip joint is removed and replaced with an artificial hip joint. This procedure is only opted for after all the other treatments have failed to yield the desired effects. Hip replacement surgery removes damaged or diseased parts of a hip joint and replaces them with new, man-made parts. The goals of this surgery are to:

  • Relieve pain

  • Help the hip joint work better

  • Improve walking and other movements.

Who Should Have Hip Replacement Surgery?

The most common reason for hip replacement is osteoarthritis in the hip joint. Your doctor might also suggest this surgery if you have:

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (a disease that causes joint pain, stiffness, and swelling)

  2. Osteonecrosis (a disease that causes the bone in joints to die)

  3. Injury of the hip joint

  4. Bone tumors that break down the hip joint.

Your doctor will likely suggest other treatments first, including:

  1. Walking aids, such as a cane

  2. An exercise program

  3. Physical therapy

  4. Medications.

These treatments may decrease hip pain and improve function. Sometimes the pain remains and makes daily activities hard to do. In this case, your doctor may order an x-ray to look at the damage to the joint. If the x-ray shows damage and your hip joint hurts, you may need a hip replacement.

The Procedure-

Hip replacement surgery is a procedure that can either be performed by traditional means or a minimally invasive procedure. The primary difference between the two procedures is the size of the incision. The procedure begins with the doctor administering local anesthesia, though in certain cases, general anesthesia is also administered.

  1. An incision is then made along the hip and the muscles that are connected to the thigh bone are shifted so that the hip joint is exposed.

  2. An equipment is then used to remove the ball socket of the joint by cutting the thighbone.

  3. The artificial joint is then fixed to the thighbone and it is allowed to adhere properly.

  4. Once the joint is fixed, the ball of the thighbone is then put in the hip socket.

  5. The fluids from the incision area are then allowed to drain.

  6. The hip muscles are then put in place and the incision is closed.

Post -surgery-

After the surgery, the recovery stage begins. The period of hospital stay post-surgery usually lasts for 4-6 days. A drainage tube is attached to the bladder to get rid of waste products from the body. Physical therapy begins immediately after the surgery and you will be able to walk after a few days with walking aids. The physical therapy continues for a few months after the surgery.

Aftercare-

It is advised to avoid activities that involve twisting your leg for at least half a year. You should also avoid crossing the leg along the mid-portion of your body. Your physiotherapist will provide you with exercises that aid to help you recover. Avoid climbing stairs and sit on chairs that have strong back support.

Robotic Unicondylar Surgery - All You Should Know!

MBBS, DNB - Orthopedics, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Pune
Robotic Unicondylar Surgery - All You Should Know!

Robotic Unicondylar surgery, also known as Partial Knee Replacement surgery, with the assistance of a robotic arm. In this surgery, only one part of the damaged knee is replaced either inside (medial) part, the outside (lateral) part, or the knee cap of the knee.

Surgery to replace the whole knee is known as Total Knee Replacement Surgery.

Description of Robotic Unicondylar Surgery

In this surgery, damaged tissue and the bone of the knee joint are removed. This is done when arthritis is active in only one part of the knee. The areas are exchanged with a man- made implant, called prosthetic. The rest of the knee is preserved. Under this surgery, mostly small incisions are done, hence shorter recovery time.

Anesthesia used before the surgery is as follows:

  1. General Anesthesia: Patient is asleep and pain free during the procedure.

  2. Regional (spinal or epidural) Anesthesia: Patient is numbed below the waist and is also given medicine to relax and make them feel sleepy.

During the surgery, the surgeon makes a cut over the knee about 3 to 5 inches long.

In the knee joint, a small 3D camera and a tiny surgical instrument is placed.

Camera enables the surgeon to see a zoomed in view of the operative area in 360 degrees.

Then after, using the device hand and foot controllers, the surgeon can move the robotic arm slightly, which is attached to the surgical instrument.

Now another surgeon places the operation table in the correct position to verify the alignment of the operative area and the surgical instrument.

Risks Involved in Robotic Unicondylar Surgery:

There are several risks involved while having and after a Robotic Unicondylar Surgery:

  1. Blood Clots: In procedures like these, blood clots are likely to happen. Blood clots typically occur within two weeks of surgery. However, it can be easily cured in a few days.

  2. Infections: The chances of getting an infection after the surgery are very low. If the operative area gets any exposure during surgery and proper precautions are not taken by the surgeons, then the chances of getting an infection increase. This can happen in very rare cases.

  3. Allergy to the Metal Components: A few patients may suffer from a reaction due to the metal used for the artificial knee joint. The metal used in this type of surgery is generally made from cobalt-chromium-based alloy or titanium. People usually know if they have a metal allergy. This risk can easily be avoided by telling your surgeon about the allergy.

  4. Knee Stiffness: Following the postoperative instructions may lower the chance of knee stiffness. This problem can also be easily resolved with the help of physiotherapy and regular exercise. Serious cases of stiffness are known as Arthrofibrosis, which may demand a follow-up procedure so that scar tissue can be broken up and the knee can be adjusted.

Benefits of Robotic Unicondylar Surgery:

There are a number of benefits for Robotic Unicondylar Surgery:

  1. High Accuracy.

  2. A More Natural Knee Motion.

  3. Small Incisions.

  4. Less Pain.

  5. Minimal Blood Loss.

  6. Quick Recovery.

  7. No need to remove Stapes.

  8. All 4 stabilizing ligaments remain intact.

Conclusion:

A Robotic Unicondylar surgery is so minimal that in most cases patients walk within hours of surgery. It is always advisable to consult a doctor before going for surgery.

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Causes Of Knee Joint Pain

MBBS, DNB - Orthopedics, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Pune
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The knee is the largest joint of the body and is made up of upper and lower bones that are separated by two discs known as menisci. While minor knee pain may be experienced by many people, it should be handled with medical intervention when it becomes a serious and debilitating problem. Sudden injury or injury due to overuse as well as myriad conditions that affect the joints and muscles can bring about knee pain.

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Knee Joint Pain

MBBS, DNB - Orthopedics, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Pune
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The knee is the largest joint of the body and is made up of upper and lower bones that are separated by two discs known as menisci. While minor knee pain may be experienced by many people, it should be handled with medical intervention when it becomes a serious and debilitating problem. Sudden injury or injury due to overuse as well as myriad conditions that affect the joints and muscles can bring about knee pain.

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राेबाेटिक सर्जरी

MBBS, DNB - Orthopedics, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Pune
साधरणतः १९९० मध्ये भारतात कम्प्युटर युगाची सुरुवात झाली , सुरुवातीला सर्वानाच काही शंका होत्या , कम्प्युटर नेमका आपल्या कशापद्धतीने उपयोगाला येईल याची नक्की कल्पना आपल्याला नव्हती पण आज आपण पाहात आहोत की कंप्युटरमुळे आपले अनेक दैनंदिन , छोटे - छोटे व्यवहार अतिशय सुलभ झाले आहेत , विशेषतः बँकिंग व्यवहारात वेग आणि स्वायत्तता आलेली दिसून येते . इतकेच नव्हे तर आपल्या कारचे सर्व्हिसिंग नेमके कधी आहे अथवा इंश्योरन्स कधी ड्यू आहे याची माहिती अथवा आठवण करून देण्यास कम्प्युटर तंत्रज्ञान सज्ज आहे . याचाच पुढचा भाग म्हणजे रोबोटिक तंत्रज्ञान , आपल्याकडे पाच - सहा वर्षांपूर्वी वैद्यकीय सेवेत रोबोटिक तंत्रज्ञानाचा वापर सुरु झाला . या तंत्राने आपल्याला शस्त्रक्रियेत अनेक बाबतीत सुलभता निर्माण झाली आहे . विशेष म्हणजे रोबोटिक मुळे आपण शस्त्रक्रियेचे अचूक प्लॅनिंग आधीच करू शकतो आणि त्याचबरोबर त्याचे रिझल्ट्स देखील आधीच बघू शकतो . प्रत्यक्ष शस्त्रक्रियेत ज्याला आपण ह्युमन एरर म्हणतो , ज्यामध्ये २ एमएम अथवा २ डिग्री एवढा मायनर फरक आपल्या डोळ्यांना कळत नाही ; तो असेल तर तो देखील दूर करून अत्यंत अचूक शस्त्रक्रिया करणे आणि अपेक्षीत उत्तम रिझल्ट्स मिळवण्याचे काम रोबोटिक तंत्रज्ञानाने अधिक सुलभ झाले आहे .
जितकं बारीक प्लॅनिंग रोबोटिकमध्ये करता येतं त्यामुळे आपल्या श्त्रीक्रियेतील अचूकता तितकीच वाढते .विशेष करून नी रिप्लेसमेंट अथवा जॉईंट रिप्लेसमेंट शस्त्रीक्रियेबाबत असे म्हणूया की जितक्या अचूकतेने आपण शस्त्रक्रिया करतो , तितकेच त्या शस्त्रक्रियेचे आयुष्यमान वाढते . रोबोटिक मुळे बदलेल्या सांध्याचं आयुष्य वाढतं तसेच रिव्हिजन शस्त्रक्रियेची शक्यता कमी होते .काही केसेसमध्ये पेशन्टला रिव्हिजन शस्त्रक्रियेची गरज देखील लागत नाही . म्हणूनच रोबोटिक तंत्रज्ञान भारतात आलेलं आहे त्याचा फायदा पेशंट्सनी करून घ्यायला हवा . जितकी अचूकता आपल्या शस्त्रक्रियेत अधिक ,तितके आपल्या सांध्याचे अथवा बदलेल्या सांध्याचे आयुष्य अधिक- हे सर्वानी लक्षत ठेवायला हवं !

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