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.