Doctors help wheelchair-bound Iraqi girl walk after 16 years 

Sajida had undergone knee surgery in 2010 in Iraq as her knees were bent at 90 degrees and were not strong enough to take the pressure of the body. Due to lack of proper medical facilities and expertise, the surgery was unsuccessful. In fact, it worsened her condition and left her completely bedridden

Doctors help wheelchair-bound Iraqi girl walk after 16 years Sajida Sallal, a 16-year-old girl from Iraq, was on a wheelchair since her birth. She was suffering from ‘Spondylo Epiphyseal Dysplasia’ a rare congenital abnormal bone growth disorder. Sajida was bed-ridden as her knees were bent 90 degrees, and the hip was bent 45 degrees towards the ground. Her body was curled up in a […]

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 […]

Researchers develop experimental glue which can soon fix broken bones

This effective glue could provide an optimal solution for acute bone fractures - sudden and painful damage to the bone - that often occur in the case of people with osteoporosis, a condition wherein bone tissue becomes naturally frail with age

Researchers develop experimental glue which can soon fix broken bonesDentists have known how to fix broken teeth for a long time, and different types of adhesives and methods are used depending on the damage that is diagnosed. This process is usually known as ‘bonding.’ The fact that we know how to repair teeth in this way may lead to an assumption that fractured bones […]

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 […]

India: Researchers discover a molecule to stop degeneration

Now Indian researchers have made headway towards finding a molecule that can stop degeneration as well as promote regeneration of articular cartilage. The results of the study have been published in the journal, Development. Experts give their opinion to My Medical Mantra regarding the same

India: Researchers discover a molecule to stop degenerationOsteoarthritis is a joint inflammation that results from cartilage degeneration. Osteoarthritis can be caused by aging, heredity, and injury from trauma or disease. Deterioration of articular cartilage in joints causes osteoarthritis. Researchers are engaged in developing new strategies for osteoarthritis treatment based on regenerative medicine, tissue engineering and gene therapy. As per Amitabha Bandyopadhyay, who […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]