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, […]

Even 1 hour of brisk walking per week can benefit people with osteoarthritis

One weekly hour of brisk walking may help seniors with osteoarthritis stay healthy, mobile, and physically able well into older age

Even 1 hour of brisk walking per week can benefit people with osteoarthritisNew research examines the benefits of physical activity, such as brisk walking, on mobility and the ability to perform daily tasks among seniors living with knee osteoarthritis. There is currently no cure for osteoarthritis and treatment often consists of painkillers or knee surgery, depending on how advanced the disease is. According to some estimates, for […]

A low-carb diet may help relieve symptoms of knee osteoarthritis

There is currently no cure for knee osteoarthritis, which can cause joint swelling, stiffness, and even severe pain. Doctors often prescribe pain relievers, such as acetaminophen, opioids, or non-steroidal drugs, to help alleviate symptoms. Knee replacement surgery is also an option

A low-carb diet may help relieve symptoms of knee osteoarthritisHowever, these treatments are either invasive or could cause a range of unwanted side effects. This is why researchers have decided to investigate whether dietary interventions could relieve some symptoms and signs of knee osteoarthritis. A randomised controlled study finds that a diet low in carbs can relieve pain for people who have knee osteoarthritis. […]

Just an hour of weekly walking can help reduce disability risk, finds study

Just one hour a week of brisk walking, as if you are late to an appointment or trying to make a train, staves off disability in older adults with arthritis pain, or aching or stiffness in a knee, hip, ankle or foot, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study

Just an hour of weekly walking can help reduce disability risk, finds studyThe study will be published April 1 in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. “This is less than 10 minutes a day for people to maintain their independence. It’s very doable,” said lead author Dorothy Dunlop, professor of preventive medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. “This minimum threshold may motivate inactive older adults […]

Sancheti Hospital develops innovative brace to reduces chances of knee replacement surgery

This comprehensive strategy and the brace are launched for the first time in India and will help improve the lives of millions of osteoarthritis patients in India

Sancheti Hospital develops innovative brace to reduces chances of knee replacement surgerySancheti Hospital has launched a new kind of movement that combines established physiotherapy principles with an innovative brace based on the latest technology and this is named as Pune OA-Knee Strategy (PKS). This new concept focuses on disease modifying strategies that can be used to halt or even regress the progression of osteoarthritis and help […]