Friday, 12 October 2018

Preserve Your Knees with these Techniques...!!!

There are 3 different compartments of the knee joint-Medial, Lateral & Patellofemoral. Knee preservation procedure is performed by the osteotomy ( Cutting ) of the bone, transferring the heavyweight from the damaged part of the joint to the less damaged part thereby changing the limb alignment.
Knee preservation techniques are generally of two types:

Why is knee Osteotomy conducted?

There are few strategies for knee Osteotomy:

  1. It corrects the poor knee alignment.
 2. It transfers the weight from the damaged part of the knee joint to the healthier part.
3. It enhances the total lifespan of the knee.

Procedure for Tibial Osteotomy and Fibular Osteotomy

Tibial Osteotomy involves cutting off the tibia at the upper end which shifts the weight-bearing from the worn out tissue into the healthier tissue.

In Fibular Osteotomy, the thinner bone of the leg is operated. In this, a smaller piece of the bone from the outer side of the lower leg is removed so that weight can be shifted to the outer part of the knee.
 It is performed to treat osteoarthritis of the knee.  

What are the benefits you can get from knee preservation?

 1. Improves knee alignment and joint mobility.
2. Slows down arthritis and also reduces the pain that occurs due to arthritis.
3. This technique helps the knee to last for more than 10 years.
 4. It is said to be a successful surgery.

Why choose us?
At MAHI Joint Replacement and Orthopaedic Clinic, you are going to get quality service at an affordable rate. We have a team of experienced members here whose aim is to achieve 100% patient satisfaction. You will be consulting and getting treated by our  Managing director Dr. Vijay Kumar Sohanlal, one of the best orthopedic surgeons in recent years.
If you wish to have a good and quality treatment and want to lead a happier life do contact us now!

Thursday, 11 October 2018

Arthroscopy vs Arthroplasty for Knees

Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure. In the minimally invasive procedure,  small incisions ( Keyhole) are made to treat an area without opening up the area fully.
Arthroscopy is the procedure in which treatment of the damaged part of the joint is performed by using an arthroscope. It is a small camera inserted into the joint area to have a better view of the damaged part during the surgery. The surgeon can view the damaged area through a video monitor or Television. Another incision is made, through which small instruments are inserted into the joint to remove damaged tissues and repair the damaged area.
In Arthroplasty the damaged surfaced of the bone is removed and replaced with a prosthesis. The main purpose of this surgery is to eliminate the pain by replacing the joint to make it work efficiently again. The prosthesis is a long-lasting material that helps the knee to function properly in the long run.

Benefits of arthroscopy -

1. Smaller incisions are made compared arthroplasty.
2. A less expensive surgery
3. Lesser surgery time than Arthroplasty.

Demerits of arthroscopy

1. Not a permanent cure for severe arthritis of the knee joint.
Benefits of Arthroplasty-

1. It’s a permanent treatment for severe arthritis of the knee joint
2. It has a higher success rate because it correct limb alignment and knee is balanced and artificial implants are used which ensures long-lasting.

Demerits of Arthroplasty

1. Longer rehabilitation required.

Where should you get your knee operated?
Depending on the patient’s physical condition, the type of surgery is suggested. At MAHI Joint Replacement and Orthopaedic clinic, there is some or the other way out for every joint related problem. If you are planning for a joint replacement surgery, this place is the ultimate destination. Highly-qualified and managing director Dr.Vijay Kumar Sohanlal will diagnose your joint condition first. The results are good and are long-lasting and effective.

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Regain Your Flexibility With Sports Physiotherapy In Chennai

Sports Physiotherapy is the prevention of injury resulting from sport and exercise participation at all ages with the well experienced Sports Physiotherapists. Sports Physiotherapy also involves extra care and treatment for Sports Injuries.

Who is a Sports Physiotherapist???

Sports physiotherapist is a well experienced and skilled professional who demonstrates advanced and safe physical activities with proper advice for the purposes of restoring optimal function and preventing injuries, and contributing to the enhancement of sports performance, in athletes of all ages and abilities, while ensuring a high standard of professional and ethical practice. Sports Physiotherapist must require an extra level of knowledge of Physiotherapy.

What are the Common Sports Injuries???

Most sporting injuries are a result of a direct blow or an indirect force like a twist. Some injuries are due to over-use stresses (tendon injuries, stress fractures). Other Injuries Includes
  • Hamstring Strains - Sudden and severe pain during exercise, along with a snapping or popping feeling
  • Shoulder Instability - When the shoulder joint is able to slide around too much and is too loose in the socket.
  • Ankle Sprain - It Happen when you make a rapid shifting movement with your foot planted, such as when you play soccer or get tackled in football. 
  • Dislocations - A dislocation occurs when a bone slips out of a joint.
  • A groin pull - A Groin pull or groin strain results from putting too much stress on muscles in your groin and thigh.
  • Shin splints -  "shin splints" refers to pain along the shin bone (tibia) — the large bone in the front of your lower leg. Shin splints are common in runners, dancers and military recruits.
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Benefits of Sports Physiotherapy

A Sports Physiotherapy is mainly done with the aid of highly qualified and well-skilled physiotherapists. Main benefits of Sports Physiotherapy are,
  • It will enhance the physical strength of the athlete
  • Helps body relaxation
  • Prevents Injuries
  • Sports injury treatment and rehabilitation
  • Improves joint and muscle flexibility etc....
Mahi Orthopaedic Clinic in Chennai offers effective Sports Physiotherapy treatment Chennai and Sports Injury Treatment in Chennai at affordable cost under the guidance of Dr. Vijay Kumar Sohanlal, best orthopedic doctor in Chennai. MAHI Joint Replacement and Orthopaedic Clinic located at Barnaby Road, Kilpauk, in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, headed by Dr. Vijay, is an outpatient Joint Replacement and Orthopaedic Clinic.

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Friday, 1 June 2018

Causes And Benefits Of Partial Knee Replacement

A part of damaged knee will be replaced through a surgery is known as "Partial Knee Replacement Surgery". This surgery is carried out for the patients with Osteoarthritis of the knee. It can replace the medial part or the lateral part or the kneecap of the knee. It removes the damaged tissue or bone in the knee joint where they found arthritis. A prosthetic man-made implant will be replaced in the knee with the help of this surgery. Partial knee replacements are the usually done with smaller incisions, so there is less recovery time.

You will be given anesthesia before performing the partial knee replacement to being pain-free during the replacement.

Most of the partial knee implants are made with metal and plastic. Which means a metal implant caps the femur and the tibia. Your surgeon places a plastic spacer between those metal implants and it will be fixed. The bonecement used to fix the implants to the bone.


Advantages of Partial Knee Replacement

Various studies demonstrate that a greater part of patients who are suitable for the process have superior outcome with unicompartmental knee replacement ( Partial knee replacement).

The advantages of partial knee replacement compared to total knee replacement mentioned as:
• More rapidly healing
• Less pain after surgery
• A smaller amount of blood loss
• Smaller incisions

Many patients claim that partial knee replacement feels more natural than the total knee replacement since the bone, cartilage, and ligaments in the healthy parts of the knee are being kept.


Disadvantages of Partial Knee Replacement.

The disadvantages of partial knee replacement are mentioned below:

• A total knee replacement might be needed in the future if arthritis develops in the other
parts of the knee.

Evaluation of Patient

A careful assessment with an orthopedic doctor will decide whether you have to undergo the partial knee replacement. If you want to undergo partial knee replacement, your arthritis has to be limited to one section of your knee.


Partial knee replacement might not be suitable in:

• Inflammatory arthritis
• Significant knee stiffness
• Ligament damage

Modern unicompartmental knee replacements have established outstanding medium- and longterm results in younger and older patients by proper patient selection. 

The best treatment for partial knee replacement in Chennai is provided by Mahi Joint Replacement & Orthopaedic Clinic. Mahi clinic is headed by Dr. Vijay Kumar sohanlal and he is known for the best unicompartmental knee surgery in Chennai.
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Thursday, 8 February 2018

Walk Easily With Knee Replacement Surgery In Chennai

Joint disorders have increased profoundly in the recent times. They are not just limited to the elderly. Once you reach middle age, joint pains, especially knee disorders become a part of life.
While joint pains and disorders threaten the quality of our retirement life, what is the way out? Knee replacement surgeries have grown increasingly popular in this context.

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Knee replacement surgeries aim at relieving pain and restoring mobility in the joints by replacing the diseased portions of the artificial and high-quality prosthesis. The surgery has achieved a great rate of success when performed by skilled professionals.
Mahi Joint Replacement and Orthopaedic Clinic, Chennai, is one of the leading centers with an unparalleled success rate in knee replacement surgeries.

Symptoms for Knee Replacement Surgery
  • Difficulties due to different types of arthritis
  • Chronic knee pain, difficulties or stiffness
  • Torn knee ligaments
  • Damaged knee due to accidents or trauma
Types of Knee Replacement Surgery
  • Total Knee Replacement Surgery
One of the most popular and successful of knee replacement surgeries, it involves the complete replacement of the knee joint with high quality and insert prosthesis.
  • Navigational Total Knee Replacement
Equipped by the latest technologies, this surgical procedure is conducted with a high degree of precision by computerized mechanisms, avoiding any possible misalignment that may occur in conventional procedures.
  • Partial Knee Replacement
A more natural and beneficial procedure in some cases, partial knee replacement involves the replacement of only the affected or diseased parts of the joint.
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The clinic doctor also performs revision replacement surgeries to correct issues such as implant wear or loosening.

MAHI Joint Replacement and Orthopaedic Clinic located at Chennai, headed by Dr. Vijay, offers Knee Replacement Surgery at afforadable cost with advanced technology. Dr. Vijay Kumar S, the best orthopaedic doctor Chennai is a consultant joint replacement and arthroscopy surgeon at Fortis Malar Hospital and also consults patients at MAHI Clinic.

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Tuesday, 2 January 2018

What can you expect after Joint Replacement Surgery ?

Joint pains often occur in the younger generation as well due to trauma from accidents or due to some diseases such as arthritis. Living with the pain and discomfort can be tough, especially when it interferes with the mobility and everyday life activities.

Joint replacement surgery is done when other methods of treatment for curing joint pain and restoring full mobility does not find success. The procedure involves replacing the affected joints with an artificial prosthesis designed to mimic the functions and capabilities of the natural joint.
The procedure of joint replacement is usually performed to correct irregularities on joints like knees, shoulder, hips, ankles, elbows, and fingers. Joint replacement surgery helps in removing the pain and restoring your lost flexible motion with help of artificial joint.

Joint replacement surgery is usually performed in the following cases: -
  • Joint disorders caused due to arthritis
  • Persistent pain, stiffness and inflammation in joint
  • Wear and tear on joints
  • Injuries to joints caused due to fall or accidents
Disorders or diseases in joints can limit the blood flow into them, which prevents them from repairing the cells naturally, worsening the issue.

The procedure of joint replacement involves the replacement of the damaged joints by artificial prosthesis made of materials such as plastic or inert metals. These are non-reactive and hence do not cause infections. The prosthesis is either cemented or uncemented depending on the age of the patient.
In case of younger people, the joints are left uncemented to enable the bones to grow into it, fixing it in place while in the older generation, they are cemented in place. With the development in technology, joint replacements have been simplified with minimally invasive procedures of arthroscopy.
Mahi Joint Replacement and Orthopedic Clinic is located in Chennai, is one of the best orthopedic clinic in Chennai provides the best treatment for joint replacement in most effective manner.

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Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Arthritis : What it is and How to treat it ?

Inflammation of the joint is commonly known as arthritis which is accompanied, by pain.  There are different types of arthritis ranges from those related to wear and tear of the cartilage to those associated with inflammation resulting from an overactive immune system.
Arthritis treatment in Chennai can be availed from Chennai with the guidance of Dr. Vijaykumar Sohanlal.  

Types of Arthritis

There are seven main groups of arthritis.  They are,
  • Inflammatory arthritis
  • Infectious arthritis
  • Back pain
  • Degenerative or Mechanical Arthritis
  • Metabolic Arthritis
  • Soft tissue musculoskeletal pain

Causes of Arthritis

  • Abnormal metabolism
  • Injury
  • Infections
  • Inheritance
  • Immune system dysfunction

People with certain genetic makeup are prone to arthritis.  Factors like previous injury, smoking, infection and physically demanding occupations along with genetic conditions increase the risk of arthritis.  
Foods that are rich in refined sugar, foods that increase inflammation, especially animal-derived foods can exacerbate arthritis.  

Symptoms of Arthritis

  • Stiffness
  • Redness
  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Decreased range of motion    


Arthritis is diagnosed with a detailed medical history of symptoms, physical examination, radiographic and laboratory studies.  Some other tests include
Rheumatoid factor
  • Joint x-ray
  • Bone scan
  • Complete Blood Count
  • Anti –CCP antibody
  • C-reactive protein 
  • Synovial fluid analysis
  • Antinuclear antibody
  • Electrocardiogram
  • Blood culture
  • Urinalysis etc


Arthritis include painful cases like gout, in such cases, some medications are suggested to relieve pain and prevent further damaging of the joints
The treatment involves the following
  • Medications
  • Weight loss
  •  Splints or joint assistive aids
  • Patient education and support
  • Surgery-joint surgery and joint replacement surgery
  • Diet that is good for joints include nuts and seeds, fruits and vegetables, beans, olive oil and whole grains

Risk Factors

There are certain risk factors.  They are age, genetics, gender, overweight, injuries, infection and occupation.
Regulating activities
There are certain self-management activities which include,
  • Developing arthritis management strategies
  • Staying physically active
  • Achieving and maintaining a healthy weight
  • Protecting joints from unnecessary stress
  • Physical activities like walking, swimming, and riding are appropriate for arthritis patients.

Mahi Joint Replacement and Orthopaedic Clinic are headed by Dr. Vijay and he is the best orthopedic doctor in Chennai.  He  consults patient at Fortis Malar Hospital and also  at MAHI Clinic

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