Total knee replacement: Are there any alternatives?

Dr Siddharth Shah, a Joint Replacement Surgeon, S.L. Raheja Hospital, Mahim, shares his insights about various alternative treatments that a patient can opt instead of a total knee replacement

Total knee replacement: Are there any alternatives?Millions of Indians suffer from Knee Osteoarthritis (OA) which adversely affects their quality of life. In India, its prevalence is estimated to be around 29% (Pal, et. al., Indian Journal of Orthopaedics, 2016). The OA is characterised by joint degeneration commonly due to wear and tear. Generally, initial management involves activity modification (avoidance of squatting, […]

Exercise helps prevent cartilage damage caused by arthritis

Exercise helps to prevent the degradation of cartilage caused by osteoarthritis, according to a new study from Queen Mary University of London

Exercise helps prevent cartilage damage caused by arthritisThe researchers show for the first time how mechanical forces experienced by cells in joints during exercise prevent cartilage degradation by suppressing the action of inflammatory molecules which cause osteoarthritis. The study, published in the journal Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, demonstrates the benefits of exercise on the tissues that form our joints and how this is […]