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 […]

Stages of rehab and recovery after an orthopaedic surgery

A patient’s ability to regain motion and return to their daily routine, depends on the physical therapy. The body will not return to normal motions without specific training. The therapist can also provide specific guidelines to allow favourable healing

Stages of rehab and recovery after an orthopaedic surgeryIn the evolving era of orthopaedics, the major surgeries are turning into day care surgeries. With the advent of Minimally Invasive Surgeries, the hospital stay of the patients of joint replacement and spine surgery has gone down from the traditional 7 days, to 2-3 days. The patient walks immediately on the next day of procedure; […]

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 […]

Karnataka: Doctors treat Iraqi boy suffering from bone cancer without amputating leg

India has been the medical hub for many patients across the globe, time and again. The patient was in the moderate stage of cancer and waiting any longer would have resulted in an extreme step where the surgery would have been impossible, as the cancer would have spread to his thigh and hip

Karnataka: Doctors treat Iraqi boy suffering from bone cancer without amputating legJust a few days ago, a 16-year-old came to Columbia Asia Hospital in Hebbal, Karnataka, with his clearly distressed family. Abdul (name changed) was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in the right femur; the only option he was left with for his survival was amputation of his entire leg as suggested by other hospitals. Doctors at the […]

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, […]

Govt to cap hip and knee replacement implants?

The NPPA has released a circular regarding the cost of making manufacturing and selling cost of knee and hip replacement implants. It has asked the concerned stakeholders to reply within a week’s time

Govt to cap hip and knee replacement implants?To maintain transparency in the cost of medical equipment and implants, the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) has uploaded a circular on its website which gives details about the minimum and maximum cost of knee and hip replacement implants. The circular includes details such as the margin of the importer, margin of distributor and hospital. […]

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 […]