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Knee Replacement Surgery - What Should You Know?

MBBS, Diploma In Orthopaedics, Trauma and Orthopedics training, dnb training, fellowship in joint replacement surgery, m.ch(ortho), fellowship in adult hip and knee computer navigated surgery(switzerland)
Orthopedic Doctor, Visakhapatnam
Knee Replacement Surgery - What Should You Know?
A knee replacement lasts for 10-15 years. True or False. Take this quiz to know now!
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Knee Replacement Surgery - All You Should Know About It!

Dr. Rutul Gandhi 88% (22 ratings)
MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedic Doctor, Ahmedabad
Knee Replacement Surgery - All You Should Know About It!
Very aged people cannot undergo knee replacement. True or False. Take this quiz to know now!
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Injuries - How To Cure It?

Dr. Radhika A (Md) 89% (13 ratings)
MD - Acupuncture, Diploma In Accupuncture, Advanced Diploma In Accupuncture
Acupuncturist, Delhi
Injuries - How To Cure It?

What is Injury?

Injury is any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc

Symptoms of Injuries-

  • Loss of consciousness
  • Difficulty with speaking, seeing, hearing, walking, or understanding.
  • Irritability
  • Severe headache
  • Vomiting

Causes of Injuries-

  • Medication side effects
  • cuts from broken glass, knives, scissors or axes
  • Chronic headaches
  • Accidents
  • Falls from cots, windows, tables and stairs
  • Loss of or change in sensation, hearing, vision, taste, or smell
  • Paralysis
  • Speech and language problems

Risk factors of Injuries-

  • Use of alcohol
  • Headaches
  • use of illicit drugs
  • Road Accidents

Complications of Injuries-

  • Permanent disability
  • Brain damage
  • Death 

Diagnosis of Injuries-

In diagnosis of injuries, doctor may ask some question about the accident. If Injury is severe then certain test are needed such as X–ray. Basically different tests are depending upon the different type of injuries. For example in Brain injury CT scan and MRI are also needed.

Precautions & Prevention of Injuries-

  • To reduce the risk of injury, warm up before engaging in sports and other physical activities.
  • Children with bicycles should be trained in road safety.
  • first aid measures should be taken to prevent worsening of the situation
  • Wear comfortable shoes and avoid high heels, this can reduce the risk of twisting an ankle or falling.
  • Children should not play near the road

Treatment of Injuries-

Homeopathic Treatment of Injuries-

Homeopathic remedies are useful for injuries to the body as from falls,  accidents, surgery, etc. It has excellent response in treatment of both acute and chronic injuries. They are also used to treat the pain, soreness and other complications. Below are some of the homeopathic remedies for injuries.

  • Aconitum napellus
  • Arnica
  • Calcarea phosphorica
  • Hypericum
  • Bellis perennis
  • Rhus Tox
  • Ruta
  • Symphytum

Acupuncture and Acupressure Treatment of Injuries-

Acupuncture helps to trigger the immune system to help injuries heal. It is an excellent for helping recovery from injuries and improving aches and pain..Acupuncture works directly to free the flow of vital energy through the areas of stagnation.

Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy Treatment of Injuries-

In psychotherapy treatment, family provides social support for the patient by being involved in the rehabilitation program. Psychotherapy may help in assisting people adjusting to loss and grief following brain injury. Hypnotherapy can be used to treat psychological impact of injury and remove any fear or other negative emotions.

Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Injuries-

Allopathic Treatment of Injuries depends on the area and harshness of the injury. Serious injuries would require more intensive therapy, whereas more minor conditions are treated symptomatically.

Surgical Treatment of Injuries-

There are several types of injuries and the surgical treatment depends upon the condition of the patient. Surgery can be of head injury, leg injury, and knee injury and so on.

Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Injuries-

  • Eat a low carbohydrate diet
  • Diet rich in fruits and vegetables
  • Diet high in Omega 3 fatty acids such as fish

Other Treatment of Injuries-

Exercise helps in improving your strength, balance, coordination and flexibility and thus reduces the chances of injuries.

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tear - What Leads An Injury To It?

Dr. Umesh Kulkarni 87% (21 ratings)
MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics, Diploma In Orthopedics
Orthopedic Doctor, Nashik
Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tear - What Leads  An Injury To It?

The Anterior Cruciate Ligament or ACL tear is a very common problem with athletes and with people who have an active lifestyle. In fact, this can also be caused by any accident due to sudden movement.

Importance of ACL-

The ACL is the supporting ligament, which runs diagonally from back to front right in the middle of the knee, connecting the femur bone and the tibia, and helps the tibia not to come before the femur. Thus the balance of the knee during back and forth movements and the entire stability of the knee joint is secured by this very important piece of ligament.

What leads to an injury to the ACL?

Here are a few actions that may result in a ligament tear.

  1. Sudden stopping while running or slowing down from a fast speed

  2. Sudden change in direction

  3. Uncontrolled jumping from a height

  4. Direct hitting with an object or person

What happens when the ACL is torn?

If the ACL is torn, the stability of your knee is gone, and you feel as if you have no control over the joint. Moreover, it causes extreme pain and instant swelling. Swelling usually appears within 24 hours of the injury.

Treatment of ACL Injury-

Recovery from an ACL tear is possible only after a surgery. Without surgery, the affected will not be able to return to sports or athletics, or may not be able to run and make swift movements again as before. However, to avoid surgery, there are non-invasive treatments for the aged and people who require moving less.

  • Non-invasive Treatment: Bracing is one treatment where braces are given to support the knee joint during movement and also to avoid further injury. This is effective for the elderly who need minimum movement and may manage daily activities with a braced knee. Also, crutches add to the support and let the weaker knee get rest. This is followed by physical therapy. But the swelling has to reduce before starting it. Many exercises and controlled movements over a long time help in getting back agility in movement gradually.

  • Surgical Treatment: Once the swelling subsides, doctors would plan for an Arthroscopic (Key-Hole Surgery) ACL reconstruction. In this Doctor make a graft of a tendon. This graft is inserted into the joint and fixed in anatomical position in femur and tibia Arthroscopically so that the newly created ACL functions like the natural one. This is the only way to get back the ligament in whole as the torn ligament cannot be stitched. Surgery is done through arthroscope and recovery time is 15 days for resuming day to day activities and 3 to 6 month for resuming sports activities with continued physical therapy after the surgery.
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I have problems with my left knee, which had KNEE ARTHROSCOPY performed and now there is partial movement in left knee. More than a year has passed now but still I am unable to run or hard exercises. Please suggest the course of action.

Dr. Jayasree Ramesh 91% (532 ratings)
MBBS, MD - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Orthopedist, Mumbai
I have problems with my left knee, which had KNEE ARTHROSCOPY performed and now there is partial movement in left kne...
Post arthroscopy You must be having a weak thigh muscle Hence you require a course of physio from a good physiotherapist.
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I am suffering from patellofemoral syndrome. Please suggest treatment and how long it take to cure it?

Dr. Julie Mercy J David 91% (31661 ratings)
Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity, MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
I am suffering from patellofemoral syndrome. Please suggest treatment and how long it take to cure it?
In many cases, patellofemoral pain will improve with simple home treatment. Activity Changes Stop doing the activities that make your knee hurt until your pain is resolved. This may mean changing your training routine or switching to low-impact activities that will place less stress on your knee joint. Biking and swimming are good low-impact options. If you are overweight, losing weight will also help to reduce pressure on your knee. The RICE Method RICE stands for rest, ice, compression, and elevation. Rest. Avoid putting weight on the painful knee. Ice. Use cold packs for 20 minutes at a time, several times a day. Do not apply ice directly on skin. Compression. To prevent additional swelling, lightly wrap the knee in an elastic bandage, leaving a hole in the area of the kneecap. Make sure that the bandage fits snugly and does not cause additional pain. Elevation. As often as possible, rest with your knee raised up higher than your heart. Medication Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen and naproxen can help reduce swelling and relieve pain. If you pain persists or it becomes more difficult to move your knee, contact your doctor for a thorough evaluation. Prevention quad extension exercise Leg extension exercises help to strengthen and stretch the quadriceps, the muscles in the front of the thigh. Patellofemoral pain syndrome is usually fully relieved with simple measures or physical therapy. It may recur, however, if you do not make adjustments to your training routine or activity level. It is essential to maintain appropriate conditioning of the muscles around the knee, particularly the quadriceps and the hamstrings. There are additional steps that you can take to prevent recurrence of patellofemoral knee pain. They include: Wearing shoes appropriate to your activities Warming up thoroughly before physical activity Incorporating stretching and flexibility exercises for the quadriceps and hamstrings into your warm-up routine, and stretching after physical activity Increasing training gradually Reducing any activity that has hurt your knees in the past Maintaining a healthy body weight to avoid overstressing your knees.
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Which of these implants are best for knee replacement: Titanium or Zirconium coated?

Dr. Anuradha Sharma 91% (18624 ratings)
MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Which of these implants are best for knee replacement: Titanium or Zirconium coated?
firstly do physiotherapy if it does relive you then make decisions if surgery. both are equal . . advice.... physiotherapy treatment. quadriceps exercises. avoid long standing
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My left leg knee got injured while playing football, doctor said I have damaged my articular cartilage and ligament. What should I do for speedy recovery, i.e food, exercise, precautions etc.

Dr. Sachin Prakash Rathod 90% (233 ratings)
MBBS, D'Ortho, DNB (Orthopedics)
Orthopedist, Mumbai
My left leg knee got injured while playing football, doctor said I have damaged my articular cartilage and ligament. ...
Hello lybrate-user if you have damage knee ligament, first of all like to know which ligament has been torn and it might require an arthroscopic repair of ligament, if you're being an active sports person you can resume your activity once confirme diagnosis and further management do consult online if required.
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I felled down from bike and I got an injury to my right knee doctors suggested to take MRI scan I have taken and by seeing the report the doctor said me to its mandatory to make a surgery but I don't won't to make a surgery so I kindly requesting you to suggest me an another solution without a surgery to treat my knee as soon as possible Thanking you.

Dr. Sushil Kumar 88% (48 ratings)
BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Allahabad
I felled down from bike and I got an injury to my right knee doctors suggested to take MRI scan I have taken and by s...
Mr. lybrate-user ji your knee injury is may be ligament pulled or break So if seen swelling at whole knee first do cool pack on whole around knee about 15 min. Then any pain gel aplied and then crape bandage used for immobilized tightly with some pain killers medicine or you can go to any physiotherapy center.
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