Friday, 15 November 2019

Oppose the lesions

A lesion of the talar cartilage and subchondral bone that is caused by a single or multiple traumatic events can be termed as osteochondral ankle defects. This can lead to partial or complete detachment of the fragment. These defects can cause ankle pain that is associated with weight-bearing. 


Symptoms 
Usual symptoms or signs of osteochondral ankle defects could be as follows:
  • Restricted range of motion
  • Stiffness
  • Swelling
  • Impaired function
  • Catching
  • Locking
  • Treatment
The treatment for osteochondral lesions of the ankle can either be non-surgical or surgical, depending on the severity of the issue. The non-surgical treatment would include rest or cast immobilization, and surgical treatment would consist of the excision of the lesion, excision, and curettage, excision of bone marrow, placing bone grafts, antegrade drilling, retrograde drilling, fixation, osteochondral transplantation and autologous chondrocyte implantation. Osteochondral autograft transfer system focuses on replacement, and autologous chondrocyte implantation focuses on regenerating the hyaline cartilage.

Non-surgical - doctors suggest injections to treat osteochondral defects of the ankle. The injections would be platelet-rich plasma and hyaluronic acid that will result in the pain to decrease, and this, in turn, can increase the functioning for at least six months. Stage 1,2, and 3 lesions have chances to develop into arthritis; hence, they need to be treated with non-surgical measures immediately. Doctors would recommend to attach a non-weight bearing cast for six weeks and gradually return to weight-bearing plus athletic activity.

Surgical - usually, a local osteochondral autograft is recommended to treat osteochondral defect of the ankle. Doctors would perform a physical examination, specialized X-rays, or MRI for the affected area. Osteochondral autografts are used as an alternative to allografts for treating osteochondral defects. This is a procedure that involves the transplantation of small plugs of healthy bone and hyaline cartilage from joint areas with less weight-bearing. Tiny holes are drilled through the lesion, and the plugs are inserted into these holes. This procedure can be performed for minor issues or damages. An injury that is detected at an early stage should be treated immediately.


At RathiMed Speciality Hospital, doctors can recommend and provide the appropriate treatment for issues or defects with the ankle.

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Wednesday, 23 October 2019

Can Stem Cells Help Treat Osteoarthritis?

Millions of people suffer from knee arthritis. They will experience difficulties like pain, stiffness, which eventually decreases the activity level and quality of life. People often opt for Knee replacement as a solution to this. However, this is only a last resort. If you are searching for an effective remedy for your osteoarthritis, then Stem Cell therapy is the best choice. 

 What is Osteoarthritis?


An osteoarthritis is a group of joint abnormalities involving degradation of joints, including articular cartilage and subchondral bone. This condition is also known as degenerative arthritis or degenerative joint disease.  

The bone in the joints gets exposed and damaged when the bone surface becomes less protected by cartilage. Cartilage is a slippery tissue that covers the bones in a joint. Cartilage allows bones to glide over each other and as well as absorb shocks.  

Damage in the cartilage eventually causes severe pain and decreased movement as a result of regional muscle atrophy, and ligaments may become laxer. The most common symptoms of osteoarthritis are joint pain, tenderness, stiffness, locking, and sometimes an effusion.

Can stem cells help treat osteoarthritis?


Stem cells are located throughout the body. They can divide and duplicate by themselves and develop into different types of cells. This character is what makes stem cells unique. A stem cell does not serve the body by itself. However, it can develop into a cell that does, such as a cartilage cell or a bone cell.  

When stem cells are placed in a particular environment, it can transform to accommodate a specific need. The stem cells that are placed near damaged cartilage can develop into cartilage tissue. Besides this healing ability, these stem cells can modulate the immune system to shut off pathological responses while preserving the ability to fight off disease.

Where do the stem cells come from?


Stem cells are often extracted through minimally invasive methods. The most common type of stem cells used for treating arthritis is mesenchymal stem cells. These are collected from the patient’s fat tissue, blood, or bone marrow.  

Bone marrow stem cells have good potential for differentiation. These concentrated cells have numerous growth factors that aid in the cartilage formation process. Cell numbers in bone marrow will reduce as we age and are often ineffective in older patients.

Stem cells extracted from the fat tissues show an enhanced ability to differentiate into cartilage and are found in dramatically higher numbers than seen in the bone marrow.


How are stem cells used to treat osteoarthritis?


Stem cells can be applied during surgery (such as the surgical repair of a torn knee meniscus) or delivered through injections directly into the arthritic joint. Most stem cell therapy is considered safe because the stem cells are collected from the patient, minimizing the risk of an unwanted reaction. Most often, the common side effects include temporary swelling and pain.


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Friday, 11 October 2019

Take a Look at Your Fertility Cycle Before Postponing Parenthood


People in this century are very busy with setting up career, that they are postponing many events to a future time, including parenthood. However when they attempt to start a family and have a baby, fertility plays a villain role. 

Females are born with millions of egg follicles, of which around 4 to 5 lakh eggs will remain at the start of menstruation. As the body ages this number declines. Males, on the other hand, continue to create active sperm for most of their adult lives.   

Today the average age of giving birth for the first time is 25 to 27, and steadily increasing. Before you postpone parenthood for a future time let's have a  look at an average fertility cycle and evaluate how your decision affects your fertility level. 

Understand menstrual cycle first

The menstrual cycle is a naturally occurring function in women, usually around the age of 12. The average time period of the menstrual cycle is 28 days. The process is comprised of four phases: menstruation, the follicular phase, ovulation, and the luteal phase.

During the menstrual cycle a woman's body undergoes many physiological and hormonal changes. Brain will trigger certain hormones to stimulate egg growth. Once the egg matures it will release from the ovary and reaches the uterus, travelling through the fallopian tube.

When the egg is not fertilized by sperm, it will disintegrate and be absorbed and the hormone levels will drop causing the lining of the uterus to shed and bleed resulting in a discharge through the vagina. Bleeding generally lasts around five days, but that varies from woman to woman.


Fertility Cycle: 

From 18 to 24: Your fertility peaks here, but generally aren't ready for children
This is considered as a “best” age to procreate purely from a physical standpoint. You  fertility rate will be at its peak. 

During this age a woman's strongest ovarian follicles are the first to mature into eggs for ovulation. These eggs are more likely to be high quality. The natural fertility rate each month between this ages is about 25 percent. 

25-30: Your fertility starts a slow decline
Your chance of naturally conceiving a child falls with each year passing. How ever, your chance of getting pregnant without intervention remains fairly steady even now. 
Couples under 30 who are still healthy are expected to be able to conceive in their first three months of trying 40 to 60 percent of the time. After age 30, the chances of getting pregnant begin to decrease gradually. 

31-35: Your fertility might be 20 to 50 percent less than it was at age 20
Though it is your early 30s, you still have chances to have a baby as you still have quality eggs but odds will start to decline eventually. However, your fecundity rate decreases gradually until age 32. Studies show that 1 in 5 females nationwide have their first baby at 35. During your early thirties you are about half as fertile as you are in your early 20s and you are expected to start some type of fertility issues. 

36-40: Your fertility really slows down now
During this age your fertility level drops dramatically. The chances of conceiving spontaneously is more than half that of during a younger age.  Majority of couples during this age will be able to conceive within two years of trying. 

However, the risks of chromosomal issues with eggs are higher during this period. The risks increase with every additional year. That means the risks of miscarriage or abnormal pregnancy are higher.

41-45+: You could still get pregnant with your own egg- some medicines will help
A woman reaches this age period will have a sudden decrease in quantity and quality of their eggs. These eggs are not easily fertilized just as the younger women. This is because by this age, a woman's body is preparing for menopause and ovaries have likely exhausted their follicles or are nearing the end of their supply. 

With the use of assisted reproductive technologies like in vitro fertilisation (IVF), these women can conceive successfully. However, with the increasing age of women, success rates of these procedures may decline. Babies born from people in this age range are also at greater risk for a number of birth defects and pregnancy complications. Miscarriage and chromosomal abnormalities increase significantly during this period of life.

Today, people are trying hard to start a happy family and have a baby. Because of advancements in fertility treatments, such as in vitro fertilisation, these individuals often do succeed at getting pregnant at their later age.

While your natural window gradually closes with your age, fertility treatments may be able to extend your window and even make your chances of successful conception higher.
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Friday, 27 September 2019

Conventional Or Kinematic Knee Replacement: Which Is Better For A Smooth Recovery?

Knee replacement is cost-effective in improving health-related quality of life. A high-performance total knee replacement is widely popular because of its continued technological improvements, painless and faster recovery.

Being an active participant in the healing process can help you get back to a healthy life sooner and ensure a more successful outcome. Here we are discussing two different methods of knee replacement and its recovery process.


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Conventional Knee Replacement

The conventional knee replacement is often painful and time-consuming. Rehabilitation typically begins immediately after the surgery. A patient will have to stay in the hospital for 1 to 2 days or longer if needed. Patients who require extra attention or do not have home support may be transferred from the hospital to a rehabilitation center for better care and assistance. How ever, every effort is made to help the patient return to their home environment with additional support.

Physical Therapy 

Your caregiver will suggest physical therapy after being discharged and will usually begin within one or two weeks of surgery. A physical therapist will teach the patient:

Knee Strengthening Exercises

  • Exercises to encourage a range of motion and reduce scar tissue
  • How to use assistive walking devices, such as a walker and cane 

Most patients can care for themselves. You can resume regular routines within 6 weeks and drive within 5 to 8 weeks. It will take almost an entire year to fully recover and realize the total benefits of knee replacement surgery.

Kinematic Knee Replacement 

Unlike the traditional knee replacement surgery, kinematic knee replacement takes only minimal time for healing with no pain. This method aims to place the implant in line with the natural bending axis of the thigh, leg, and knee cap bones. 

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Benefits

Compared to the conventional technique, kinematic knee replacement helps the patients to start walking in 24 hours independently without support. They do not need to depend on higher pain killers as they quickly recover from surgery. Thus this procedure is safer than conventional knee replacement methods.

 This surgery helps to achieve optimum functionality of the knee as early as 2 weeks. Within two weeks, the patient can achieve more than 120 degrees of knee bending. This method preserves more of the patient's own bone and ligaments, which allows for better implant fit and alignment.

 A kinematic knee replacement surgery provides better flexion to allow for more natural kneeling. This process eventually provides a quicker return to normal living activities such as walking, biking, and gardening and almost all the daily activities of life.

The kinematic knee replacement procedure is introduced and performed by the orthopedic surgeon At Rathimed Speciality Hospital, Anna Nagar, for the first time in India. Here, the surgical procedure is expertly planned and specific to the patient. Modern instruments are used to make bony cuts that restore the knee to its pre-arthritic alignment.
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Wednesday, 25 September 2019

Try These Before Opting A Total Knee Replacement

Millions of people suffer from knee arthritis. They will experience difficulties like pain, stiffness, which eventually decreases the activity level and quality of life. Most of the patients opt for total knee replacement as a solution to this problem. Though this is the most effective treatment for complete pain relief, it should be considered only as a last resort. There are other minimally invasive methods and treatment procedures that you can try before choosing a knee replacement surgery

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Following are some of the alternates that you can opt for


Weight loss: Reducing weight can help you to reduce knee pain. Your knee will have to bear more force if you become overweight. Exercise can help you achieve your goal while strengthening your muscles and reducing pain.


Physical therapy: Knee arthritis often makes the knee joint painful and stiff, creating difficulty in movement. An expert physical therapist can increase the strength of the muscles supporting the knee and reduce pain through appropriate physiotherapy techniques. They use ice and heat, electrical nerve stimulation, and many more therapies to increase blood flow to the knee to decrease the stiffness. It is suggested to seek the help of a physiotherapist rather than doing it on your own.


Medications: There are several medications for knee arthritis that have been proven to help. However, physicians try to limit the number of these medications. Over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs) can be quite effective in reducing the difficulties of knee arthritis. Supplements like glucosamine sulfate and hyaluronic acid are also successful in reducing the pain and stiffness caused due to knee arthritis.


Injections: Knee injection or hyaluronic acid lubricates the knee joint and helps to improve shock absorption and reduce the inflammation. These injections can drastically reduce the stiffness, pain, and swelling associated with knee arthritis. This method is often effective, provides long-lasting relief, and improves mobility and reduces pain.


Arthroscopic Surgery: Arthroscopic surgery is a minimally invasive type of knee surgery performed with a camera inserted through small incisions to repair cartilage or meniscus tears inside the knee, or to remove bone or cartilage fragments. This is often suggested to patients who have symptoms such as sharp pain, catching or locking of the knee.

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Osteotomy: Osteotomy is recommended for younger patients with deformity or damage only on one side of the knee. In this surgical procedure, the surgeon cuts your shin or thigh bone to shift the load away from the arthritic area of the knee. However, osteotomy might make it difficult for patients to undergo successful knee replacement surgery at a later time if needed.

When it comes to choosing a treatment for knee arthritis, you should consider all possible alternatives to knee replacement surgery with the help of an expert surgeon. However, delaying necessary surgery causes additional long term complications.
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Wednesday, 31 July 2019

How Is Kinematic Knee Replacement Different From A Conventional Knee Replacement?

The conventional technique of knee replacement has been yielding positive clinical outcomes since 1968. But still, some complications persist despite better surgical precision and improved implant quality.  To avoid such complications, the technique of kinematic alignment was introduced in knee replacement surgery. The development in surgical technology has facilitated in implementing kinematic alignment for total knee replacement.  

The first, kinematically aligned total knee replacement surgery was performed by Dr. Howell in 2006. In India, Kinematic alignment in knee replacement is first introduced by Rathimed Hospital, Chennai and was performed by renowned Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Ragunanthan. 

With the kinematic knee replacement procedure, a damaged knee is replaced with an artificial knee in natural alignment. The main goal is to position the implant at the joint line of the knee and  align the knee naturally. Due to the natural positioning, the patient may feel like normal knee. Patients who underwent kinematic knee replacement have experienced drastic relief from knee pain and more satisfied. The technique is fast, less painful and one can return to normal activities within no time.


Let's see what makes it different from conventional or traditional knee replacement

In kinematic knee replacement surgery, the shape of the implant complements the amount of damage happened to the knee. In this technique, ligament (a membranous fold which supports and keeps an organ in a position) is spared and it is not released to correct the distortion. But, in the conventional knee replacement procedure, this important ligament is often released to correct the deformity. 

Many people after a kinematic knee replacement have experienced quick recovery and great comfortability when compared to traditional methods. Around 20 to 25 percent of people with conventional knee replacement procedure has complained of pain, stiffness, and instability

Kinematic knee replacement is a minimally invasive procedure with a low risk of infection and very less risk of complications when compared to the conventional methods of knee replacement. 

There are many advantages associated with kinematic knee replacement surgery. Some of them are:
  • It preserves more of a patient's bone and ligaments.
  • It improves the implant fit and alignment.
  • Less pain.
  • Quicker return to normal activities after the surgery.
  • Better flexibility and a greater range of motion.

Kinematic knee replacement is a specialized procedure and special training is required to perform the procedure and Dr. Ragunanthan is the first Orthopedic Surgeon in India who mastered kinematic alignment for knee replacement.

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Tuesday, 2 April 2019

After Knee Replacement Surgery: Cautious Recovery Period

To go beyond the miles of boundaries and to flutter like a stringless kite is the dream of all men. Freedom of movement is all we aspire to. At times, to reconcile oneself to the physical impairment that might be stopping one from his dreams, it might cost him a period of the complete slump to get back to his glory. After all, the result is what it matters.

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People who had been through difficult trauma physically over his/her knee would have to undergo knee replacement surgery. Knee replacement surgery is also a solution to the twinge and inflammation caused due to osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, knee deformity causing loss of cartilage and bones. Knee replacement surgery replaces the weight bearing surfaces of the knee with an implanted artificial knee. 

What requires us to provide extra care and caution after the surgery during the recovery period. Usually, patients are advised to take a rest of 1 week after the surgery before he/she could stand on their feet. The novel surgery procedures at Rathi Med Speciality Hospital helps you get back on your feet within 24 hours of the surgery without external support. Other physical supports are provided with crutches, walking stick etc if required till the patient gets cosy with his new knee environment. 

The patient can recover to the fullest within 2 weeks of the surgery, allowing a knee turning radius of 120 degrees. The traditional methods of surgery do not allow a fast and painless recovery as of ours. The painkillers used are also less. The knee replacement surgery show extremely low revision rates for 6-10 years. We provide physical therapies after the surgery in order to strengthen the knee and to widen the range of motion of the knee. In many cases of discomfort or difficulty after the surgery, we advise to reach out Rathi Med Speciality Hospitals, for the expert panel of doctors can help you get the relief to the maximum without further complications. Our hospital also provides the best Knee Arthroscopy in Chennai.

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Being the best in knee replacement surgeries and the knee replacement recovery assistance in Tamil Nadu, we promise to provide the best treatments in the shortest span of time with no difficulties.
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Thursday, 28 March 2019

Care To Be Taken After Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery

The shoulder is one of the largest and movable joints of the body. It is a ball like a socket that joints the humerus and scapula. The ball-like socket is covered with ligaments, tendons, muscles, tissues, and cartilages which help the easy movement of the joint. Being one of the most movable joints of the body a shoulder can rotate in different ways. But if it gets, moved in the wrong direction, it can create serious problems.

Some of the common shoulder related problems are:
  • Arthritis
  • Dislocation
  • Rotating cuff problem
  • frozen shoulder
  • Nerve-related issues.
Shoulder Arthroscopy in Chennai

A shoulder injury mostly occurs due to the breakage of the ligaments and soft tissues or dislocation of the ball from the socket. In most of the severe cases, surgery is the only option to fix the shoulder joint. The modern arthroscopy keyhole surgical procedure is a minimally invasive low-risk surgery that is used to fix shoulder joint. Despite being a minimally invasive surgery, there are certain post-surgery instructions that need to be followed religiously.

Post-surgery care that needs to be followed

Post-surgery many types of medications are prescribed which includes pain relief medications, anti-inflammatory drugs, swell control drugs and so on. Other important things include:
  • Activity- Your operated arm needs to be rested in a sling. The sling needs to be kept for at least 6 weeks. You can do simple pendulum exercises after a few days to keep the arm mobility.
  • Constipation- It is the  common side effect of pain medications. You will be provided with a new dietary plan to keep yourself healthy and fit for the next 1 month. Drinking lots of water is crucial.
  • Ice Compress- The doctor will recommend you to apply an ice pack to minimize swelling and pain.
  • Dressing- Proper dressing is recommended for at least 3 days to keep the wound clean and dry. After this, you can have a bath but soaking in a pool or tub is strictly restricted.


Shoulder Arthroscopy in Chennai

RathiMed Speciality Hospital is the best Orthopaedic Hospital in Chennai. The hospital offers various kinds of treatments and solutions for different orthopaedic problems. Here special care is given to every patient.

For Shoulder Arthroscopy in Chennai, visit RathiMed Speciality Hospital. 
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Scope Of Knee Replacement Surgery

Knee replacement surgeries are one of the most popular surgeries conducted in the orthopaedic department. Knee replacement is also known as arthroplasty, which involves the replacement of the knee bone with an artificial metal ball or plastic. This surgery helps to bring back the normal functions of the knee and helps to get rid of intense pain. 

Scope of knee replacement surgery


The knee replacement surgery is the only permanent solution that helps you to get rid of damaged knee. Generally, when traditional medicines and treatment don’t work, these surgeries are conducted. Now the question is what conditions can be treated through this knee replacement surgery?


  • Knee injuries- For any kind of severe knee injuries, knee replacement is the best option. Sometimes, the ligaments and bones of the knee get permanently damaged due to some injury. In that case, knee replacement will help you to get back to normal life.
  • Osteoarthritis- When the cartilages present in the knee area gets damaged due to age, knee replacement is conducted.
  • Knee deformities- Some children are born with deformed legs. This kind of bow shaped legs or knocked legs can be treated with knee replacement surgery. 
  • Rheumatoid arthritis- When the knee lining gets damaged because of low immunity system, this surgery is helpful.
  • Lack of blood flow- Sometimes diseases can cease the blood flow to the knee area. This results in severe pain while walking and can permanently damage your knees. In that case knee replacement will help to normalise the functions of the knee.

Where should you go for knee replacement?


You can get the best knee replacement surgery from Rathi Med multi-speciality Hospital. This hospital is headed by Dr N Ragunathan. Rathi Med multi-speciality hospital is providing numerous bone and joint surgery options at affordable packages. Our speciality is artificial joint replacement surgery & bone reconstruction.


Our aim is to give you complete freedom from joint pain. We are providing the best knee replacement surgery in Chennai. We have a team of experienced orthopaedic doctors Chennai, who keeps on updating themselves with advanced treatment procedures and modern technology. 

Once you visit our hospital, you can feel the difference.
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Wednesday, 20 February 2019

All About Sports Injury And Its Management

Being healthy and active has several advantages but sports and games comes with the risk of injuries. Though there are several precautions that one can take while involving in any sports or games, but accidents can happen at any time. So one should always know the basic steps to be taken in the event of any injury.

In the event of any sports injury mostly muscles, ligaments, joints and tendons are the first things to get affected and torn. The first step that you should take is 'immediately consult a physician or expert' to conduct a basic diagnosis. Sports injury are mainly of two types- 
  • Acute injury that leads to bruises and sprain in body
  • Overuse injuries that lead to breakage of bones, joints and muscles.

Now let's check what the different types of injuries people often have been.

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Common injuries that sports people often go through


  • Ankle and joint Sprain Injury- Sprains occur when the tissues, ligaments and tendons get stretched and torn. Sprains can happen in ankles, knees and wrist.
  • Knee injury like ACL Tear- This happens when the important ligaments of the knee joint get torn due to sudden stress, blow or twist.
  • Fractures- Bone fractures are one of the most common sports injuries. If there is a direct blow or twist on the bones, the bone can break or get dislocated from its actual position. Surgery is the best option to treat fractures.
  • Groin Pull- The inner thigh muscle can get highly affected by side-to-side motion. The bruising in the muscle is treated with ice compression and it might take up to 4 weeks to recover.
  • Tennis elbow.

What is done as a very first step?


For most of the injuries putting ice compression and using splints and elastic wraps are the best treatment option. But if the injury is an acute one, a surgical procedure is the last option. 

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Best sports injury care in India


RathiMed Speciality Hospital offers the best sports injury treatment in Chennai at an affordable rate. As the hospital is mostly famous for its orthopedic department, it aims at providing high-class treatment options for the patients. The hospital further aims at curing its patients completely within a short period of time. 

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Monday, 11 February 2019

Difference Between Mechanical Knee Replacement And Kinematic Knee Replacement

Those who’re experiencing remorseless knee pain for a few months or years- and nothing seem to alleviate the pain; it may be time to consider a total knee replacement. When it’s time to research your options for total knee replacement surgery, you’ll come across traditional or mechanical alignment and kinematic knee replacement. 

Everywhere, take any fields, the debate is always the same. “We do it the traditional way since its safe and that is the way we have always done It.” the new ways are not time tested. And, we don’t know what exactly it is.”

In medicine and surgery, no matter what the advancements may be, these arguments are always used to delay the magnanimous march toward efficiency and quality. We already know the answer—but the road to it is full of potholes.
Knee joint replacement India

You may be familiar with a mechanical alignment of knee replacement, so let’s start with that one first.

What is mechanical alignment of a total knee replacement?


When you have total knee replacement surgery (also known as a total knee arthroplasty (TKA)), an implant will be placed where your knee is to replace, what’s worn out and give your knee a second life. A mechanically aligned TKA places the implant in an “average” position for all patients.

Unfortunately, not everyone’s knees and bodies are alike; a mechanically aligned total knee replacement often changes the natural alignment of both your knee and your leg itself. In the last decade or so, many studies have questioned the strive to mechanical alignment of knee may pose some problems related to ligament misbalancing that could explain the high rate of disappointed patients, almost 20–25%, in several reports. According to current orthopaedic research, patients with mechanically aligned total knee replacements also complain of pain, stiffness, and instability despite having the surgical intervention.

So How Does Kinematically Aligned Approach To Knee Replacements Differ From Mechanical Knee Replacement?

Kinematic alignment is a departure from the normal paradigm of how a standard knee replacement is performed. Kinematic alignment considers the 3D alignment of the components with respect to the knee instead of the 2D alignment of as in the case of mechanical alignment. They developed an instrumentation system that complemented the implant by permitting the ligaments to function under normal tension during the full range of motion, which lessened stresses on motion interfaces and fixation.

In this innovative insertional technique, no longer are they placing the knee in a position that we formally considered “average,” rather they are restoring the knee to the most natural position for its ligament and muscular structure. In kinematic alignment, the implant is custom positioned right on the joint line of your knee to help naturally align your knee with your implant. Moreover, kinematically alignment uses caliper measurements to adjust the position of the implants to within 1/2 of a millimeter. These adjustments are much more precise than navigational and robotics instruments, which are used to perform mechanic alignment.

Kinematically aligned TKA also restores natural pre-arthritic joint lines of the knee. The procedure allows the knee to go in the range of motion the way nature meant and most importantly, patients who have had this after conventional knee replacement say it feels like a normal knee and less artificial. The kinematically aligned patients reported considerably better function and bending of the knee when compared to patients who chose a traditional alignment. The kinematically aligned TKA patients also reported that their knee returned back to normal, reasonably quickly after surgery. So good news is you’ll enjoy a shorter recovery time i.e. you will be driving a car within a month of surgery.

Moreover, they are also minimally invasive surgical procedure a very low risk of complications and with a low risk of infection.  The kinematically aligned TKA surgery itself is short and typically takes less than 1 hour. The patients will be able to walk within 12 hours. What about readmission rate? Remarkably low.

More good news is, it matches the life of conventional knee replacement and may be longer. That indicates this investment in your knee will last just as long, if not longer, than traditional methods.

When it comes to having a total knee replacement, the choice is now quite clear. And, now you have a better idea of the differences between a mechanical alignment and a kinematically aligned one, there’s one more thing you’ll need to figure out: finding the right surgeon.

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Locate A Surgeon With Experience


While some surgeons have experience with mechanically aligned knee replacements, not all surgeons have the knowledge and skill to perform a kinematically aligned one. That’s why it’s important to choose a surgeon with experience handling this type of procedure specifically. Selecting the right surgeon is what makes all the difference.

Rathi Med, a multi specialty hospital for Orthopaedic and Obstetrics & Gynaecology services is located in Anna Nagar, Chennai. The hospital also provides effective services in paediatrics, general medicine & surgery and also attends to medical emergencies. As a center for Joint Reconstruction, the hospital specializes on Artificial Joint Replacement Surgery of Hip, Knee joint replacement India, Management of Arthritis and Arthroscopic & Sports Injury Management, Spine Injury. kinematic knee replacement in chennai is performed only at Rathimed Hospital in the Indian subcontinent.

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Friday, 27 July 2018

Multiple Ligament Injury Reconstruction: Rathi Med Hospitals Takes The Best Care

High-speed road accidents and injuries are the primary reasons for multiple ligament tear which demand reconstruction. Multiple ligament reconstruction requires proper diagnosis and expert surgeons on board to complete the surgery successfully. The procedure also requires post-operative care to take down the chances of infection and further complications. Rathi Med care, with its eminent array of specialized orthopaedic doctors and technicians, helps you get your injuries and scars getaway in a sparkle of time.

multiple ligament injury reconstruction in India

Multiple ligament injury reconstructions in India has been made easy through the correction surgery. Multiple ligament injuries occur when at least 2 of the four ligaments get torn, dislocated or injured.  Multiple knee ligament injuries are very challenging and difficult for both the doctor and patient. As it requires strenuous efforts to get them corrected for the doctors, intense pain and thresholds has to be met by the patient. 

More often, along with the ligament injuries, concomitant or accompanying injuries like nerve injuries, bruises, vascular injuries, massive soft-tissue damage can too occur. Rathi Med Hospitals, the best orthopaedic hospital in Chennai, take care of these by the efficient- pocket-friendly treatments. We do believe that the first step towards the cure is the earliest, precise and accurate diagnosis. Detailed examinations using the physical examinations by the doctor, X-Rays, MRI, Angiography and stress radiographs are conducted to come to the right conclusion about the ligament injury and to come up with the best solution for the same.

multiple ligament injury reconstruction in India

Surgical treatments are often chosen for the multiple ligament reconstruction. Effective and relaxing post-operative rehabilitation is also required which are made easy and simple by the Rathi Med Hospitals. Multiple ligament reconstruction surgeries require a recovery period of about 9-12 months on a regular basis. It will be common for the patient to experience knee stiffness and swelling in the following days of the reconstructive surgery. In cases of serious side effects and illness, do not hesitate or delay to reach out Rathi Med Hospitals.

We, the most trusted name in ligament injury treatments in India helps you get to pass through the painful phase through easiness and comfort.



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Saturday, 9 June 2018

A Novel Solution To Fight Against Osteoarthritis

We hear many of our loved ones complaining about arthritis and the severe pain at the joints , specially, at the knee. Many of them even complain after knee replacement surgery that it is not giving 'that' natural movement. This is because most of us are not aware of the various other treatments for osteoarthritis. Here's a brief description about the benefits of one of the novel knee replacement treatments, kinematic knee replacement treatment.

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What is a kinematic knee replacement?

Before going to the benefits of kinematic knee replacement, let's see what a kinematic knee replacement is.
Kinematic knee replacement is a procedure where the implant is positioned in such a way that it is in line with the natural bending axis of the leg, thigh and kneecap bones. The extent of wear due to arthritis is calculated so that the implant can shape match the bone surface. There is no ligament release involved in this technique thus the ligament function is not affected.

Why kinematic knee replacement?

Kinematic knee replacement is not quite a familiar term and many of you might be wondering as to why you should opt such a treatment for osteoarthritis. Here's why.
  • Preserves your bone and ligament which facilitates a better implant fit and its alignment.
  • Blood loss and post operative pain is comparatively far less in kinematic knee replacement.
  • The recovery takes place at a faster rate.
  • You get a more natural feel of motion after the recovery.
  • Better flexion to enable natural kneeling.
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Why should you choose kinematic knee replacement over the traditional method?

The ligament called the medial collateral ligament and posterior cruciate remains unaffected during kinematic knee replacement. This is definitely an advantage as these ligaments when released lead to pain, imbalance and even instability.. In the traditional knee replacement surgery, medial collateral ligament is released to correct deformity and the posterior cruciate is cut depending on surgeon’s preference. This is why the traditional method does not provide that natural knee movement that any patient would desire.

In the kinematic knee alignment, the surgical procedure of each patient is specifically planned in advance. There are specialized instruments that are used to make bony cuts for restoring the knee to its former alignment (pre-arthritic). There are many techniques included in the kinematic knee replacement procedure. 

Are you planning to get your knee fixed? Searching for the best knee joint replacement in India? Then, do visit, Rathi Medical Speciality Hospital, for the best kinematic knee replacement in Chennai at the most affordable price.
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