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, […]

Parkinson’s patient gets a new lease of life after knee surgery

Doing total knee replacement with patients suffering from Parkinson’s disease is uncommon and becomes a challenging situation

Parkinson’s patient gets a new lease of life after knee surgeryTotal knee replacement can be considered as one of the effective tool in alleviating pain in short term as well as long term periods for the people suffering from severe arthritis and osteoporosis Dr Chintan Hegde, Joint Replacement surgeon at SRV Mamata Hospital performed successful total knee replacement surgery on 56-year-old man who was suffering […]