61-year-old undergoes knee replacement for an unusual condition called ‘Sponk’

Spontaneous Osteonecrosis of the Knee (SPONK) is an uncommon condition in which there is death of bone tissue. It usually affects a part of one of the bones forming the knee joint

61-year-old undergoes knee replacement for an unusual condition called ‘Sponk’Sixty-one-year-old Mrs Angela D’Souza suffered from severe pain in her right knee for nearly a year; it all began when her knee froze suddenly due to excruciating pain, as she was trying to cross the street. Mrs & Mr D’Souza met with two doctors, who indicated replacement surgery, but Mrs D’Souza was afraid of surgery, […]

Know about the advantages of minimally invasive surgery in knee replacement

Knee pain is a very common problem often leading to knee arthroplasty also known as knee replacement, a surgical procedure that is performed to replace the painful or poorly functioning knee with artificial knee implants

Know about the advantages of minimally invasive surgery in knee replacementTotal knee replacement (TKA) is one of the most rewarding procedures in orthopaedics to treat knee damage that happens because of arthritis or injury. Especially for patients in advancing age group above the age of 60 or more suffering from symptomatic knee arthritis. However, now there is a changing trend and even younger females in […]

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 […]