Pune: KEM Hospital to conduct health camp to raise awareness on orthopaedic disabilities

The camp also aims to treat problems like cerebral palsy, bow legs, knock knees, cubitus varus and joined fingers and other deformities of hand

Pune: KEM Hospital to conduct health camp to raise awareness on orthopaedic disabilitiesIn order to spread awareness about orthopaedic disabilities among children, KEM hospital, Pune will be holding a health camp on December 12. The doctors at KEM said that if detected early, problems like club foot can be completely cured. Dr Sameer Desai, Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon at KEM hospital said that the early detection can help families, […]

Interesting investigation shows how heart can turn into bone

Although poorly understood, injury and illness are known to spark transition of heart cells into bone. Research shows how this process may occur and what could help prevent it

Interesting investigation shows how heart can turn into boneUnder normal conditions, tissues outside of bones do not calcify. However, as we age and in individuals with diabetes and kidney disease, the calcification can appear in other tissue types. This mineralization has been observed in the blood vessels, kidney, and heart. When it occurs in the heart, it can disrupt the normal transmission of […]

How to identify the early signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis

Currently, there is no cure for rheumatoid arthritis, but proper treatment and moderate exercise may help reduce flares. If it is left untreated, the joints, cartilage, and bones in affected areas can become damaged

How to identify the early signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritisThe symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) typically affect the hands, wrists, and feet. Spotting signs of RA early could lead to an early diagnosis and appropriate treatment. Early and consistent management of arthritis can prevent joint damage and, ultimately, disability. This article explores the early signs and symptoms of RA, its risk factors, and when […]

Osteoporosis: Risk in young mothers

While we are all aware that osteoporosis is most common in older people, there has been a considerable rise in the number of younger people being affected by it, including premenopausal women in their 20s, 30s and 40s. The term ‘premenopausal’ refers to women who are still having regular menstrual periods and have not yet reached menopause, says Dr AbhijitKale, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, S.L Raheja Hospital - A Fortis Associate Hospital

Osteoporosis: Risk in young mothersOsteoporosis is bone loss that is serious enough to result in fragile bones, increasing the risk of fracture by multifold. Younger women who tend to restrict what they eat in order to lose weight are at a higher risk of Osteoporosis and fractures. This also includes young mothers, since the baby growing in its mother’s […]

Son motivates his 94-year-old mother to undergo hip replacement surgery

Considering her advanced age the doctor treating the elderly patient suggested a hip replacement for her fractured hip by using the technique of non-cemented implant. The surgery was successfully performed two weeks ago and the 94 year-old woman is able to walk with a walker

Son motivates his 94-year-old mother to undergo hip replacement surgeryWhen Kamal Deore, a 94-year-old Pune resident fell at her home few days ago and fractured her hip, her son Dileep wondered if his mother would ever walk again. The accident had left 94-year-old patient bedridden and in excruciating pain. In spite of her advanced age, the son wanted to see his mother get back […]

Here’s how our bones heal after a fracture

In most cases, bone makes use of its remarkable ability to regenerate. This means that the new bone that fills the fracture closely resembles the bone before the injury, without a trace of a scar

Here’s how our bones heal after a fractureMany people have experienced or at least seen someone with a fracture at a certain point in time. Broken bones are painful, but the majority heal very well. The secret lies in stem cells and bone’s natural ability to renew itself. We may take our bones for granted or are not aware of its amazing […]

Sion hospital to become a nodal centre for bone donation in Mumbai

Almost a year after two bone donations, Sion hospital now takes initiative to become the nodal authority for reception of bone donation, declare doctors and organizations on Friday

Sion hospital to become a nodal centre for bone donation in MumbaiAlmost a year after two bone donations, Sion hospital now takes initiative to become the nodal authority for reception of bone donation. On Friday, a group of doctors from various departments met at Sion Hospital to discuss in detail about bone banking and bone donation, along with skin donation. Dr. Abhijit Kale, assistant professor, Orthopaedic […]

Using stem cells to heal broken bones can soon be a reality

Researchers found that the fractures were healed eight weeks after the procedure. The bone that grew into the empty space was as strong as surgical bone grafts. In cases where there are large gaps or fractures unable to heal, the method can be repeated to grow more bone

Using stem cells to heal broken bones can soon be a realityWhen a fracture will not heal, people are typically left with two options. One is bone grafting, the other is surgery. A new treatment that uses gene and stem cell therapies could promise success with a less-invasive procedure. Researchers led by a team from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, tested the therapy on laboratory […]

Benefits of great posture: improved mood, memory and intelligence

Research shows sitting or standing with good posture can boost your confidence and sense of power, improve digestive function, help you breathe more deeply, keep bones strong, and even reduce headaches

Benefits of great posture: improved mood, memory and intelligenceThe way you hold yourself when standing, sitting, or walking can define your appearance a great deal — but it can also impact several aspects of your health, from your respiratory system to your mood. In the age of sedentary living and desk jobs, recent studies have discovered that consistent poor posture can lead to […]

Osteoporosis is causing a bone fracture every 3 seconds in the world

Osteoporosis is causing a bone fracture every 3 seconds in the worldWith the aim to raise global awareness of osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease, the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) observes October 20 as World Osteoporosis Day. The year-long campaign focuses on prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the bone disease. The word ‘osteoporosis’ literally means ‘porous bones’. ‘Osteo’ is for bones and ‘porosis’ means porous, thus it describes this condition as […]