Thursday, 6 July 2017

Flat foor Treatment : Discover a Healthy Foot

   Flat foot or fallen arches can be defined as foot that have low or no arches, which press completely against the ground. A normal feet has an arch which is an upward curve in the middle portion that usually raised off the ground when a person stand. Tendons are the tight bands that attach at the heel and foot bones that forms the arch.
    In small children the arch may not be visible because of baby fat and soft tissue in the feet and it will usually appears as they get older. But in some people arch will not develop because the tendons do not pull together properly and results in flat foot.

Symptoms of Flat foot

The following are  some of the symptoms of flat foot and their subsequent problems:
  •  Pain inside the ankle 
  • Flat foot pain
  •  Problem while running
  •  Uneven shoe wear
  • Lower leg pain
  • Swelling along the inside of the ankle
  • Feet may roll over to the inner side while walking

  Types of Flat Foot

    Flat foot are of two general types; flexible flatfoot and rigid flatfoot. If a person have an arch while sitting or standing on their toes and the arch disappears when they stand with the entire foot on the ground it is a flexible flatfoot. If there is no arch while sitting or standing, it is a "rigid" or "true" flatfoot.
Causes of Flat Foot

    Flat feet can arise from a variety of causes. The following are the most common causes:
  •  Abnormality present from birth 
  •  Nerve problems 
  • Damage of the posterior tibial tendon (PTT) 
  • Stretched or torn tendons 
  • Broken or dislocated bones

Treatment for Flat foot

    The treatment depends on the cause and progression of flatfoot, which hinder the ability to walk or wear shoes. There are a lot of conservative and surgical procedures for correcting flat foot.
    Centre for joint replacement and Advanced Orthopedics is a leading hospital for bone and joint complications, the hospital provides the best Treatment for Flat Foot in Mumbai, with the supervision of Dr. S. V. Santpure, one of the best Consultant Joint Replacement Surgeon in Mumbai .
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Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Knee Replacement – reclaiming quality of life

Knee Replacement

Knee pain can be quite disruptive and disturbing especially when our body is unable to catch up with the mind. They prove to be stressful, when climbing stairs, travelling and all those activities you love seem so far out of your reach. We do not have to suffer anymore. The advancement in medical technology has provided competent solutions to restore our normal life and provide solutions and make Santpure foundation has a best knee replacement center in India

A surgical procedure to restore mobility and relieve pain in patients affected by severe knee pain and stiffness, knee replacement surgery are widely popular today. Knee replacement, also called knee arthroplasty helps in replacing the damaged portions of knee joint with artificial prosthesis made of polymers or metals.

The technical advancement today has helped in creating customised prosthesis to suit the specific requirement of the patient. These help in minimising discomfort and restore the ability for normal movement. They are designed to roll and glide naturally enabling comfortable bending motion as well.

Scope of knee replacement

Knee replacement is an ideal option in the following cases: -

  • When knee pain is severe and restricts mobility, disabling normal life
  • When all other treatment options like medications or physical therapy fail
  • When persistent knee pain affects the quality of life in your middle ages
  • When you are suffering from knee deformities like bowed legs

Knee replacement implants and procedures

Knee replacement procedures are of different types based on the severity of condition and the implants used. In case of severe irregularities of knee, the whole knee joint is replaced with prosthesis and the procedure is termed total knee replacement. The procedure can be completed within 2 hours. The implants have a long durability and lasts for a long time, beyond 15 years.
Partial knee replacement involves removal of only the damaged portion of the knee and replacing it with artificial prosthesis. These are popularly done in patients suffering from osteoarthritis.

Why Santpure Foundation?

The success of any treatment lies in the skill of the doctor and the backup of quality infrastructure. Santpure Foundation is a Best Centre for Joint Replacement and Advanced Orthopaedics, offering both.

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Friday, 12 May 2017

Knee Replacement Surgery:Get Back The Natural Mobility of Your Knee

Knee replacement surgery is recommended for replacing worn, damaged or unhealthy knee with an artificial joint. Knee replacement can be performed at any age; although it is mostly considered on the elderly people aged 60-80. Now, more people of younger age also receiving this replacement surgery. The lifetime of replaced knee is usually 20-22 years when receiving proper care and not getting too much strain.

Need of Knee replacement surgery

Knee replacement surgery is essential when damaged or worn knee reduced person mobility and continues pain is felt in the knee. The main cause of knee replacement surgery is osteoarthritis. Other common conditions include

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Gout
  • Hemophilia
  • Bone dysplasia’s disorder
  • Avascular necrosis
  • Knee deformity
  • Loss of cartilage
  • Knee injury

A knee replacement surgery is considered as a major surgery and only recommended, if the other treatments such as steroid injections or physiotherapy have not respond well to increase mobility or lower the pain.

Types of knee replacement surgery
  • Total knee replacement (TKR)
  • Partial knee replacement (PKR)

Knee replacement surgery is recommended, in the case of

  • Severe pain
  • Swelling and stiffness in the knee joints
  • Reduced mobility
  • Effects quality of life
  • Effects normal social life

Benefits of Knee replacement surgery
  • Increase mobility
  • Lower the knee pain
  • Improve quality of life
  • Encourage active participation in exercise and daily activities
  • Back the person in normal social life
Risk associated with knee replacement surgery
  • Infection
  • Stiffness in the knee
  • Bleeding into the knee joint
  • Ligament, nerve, or artery damage
  • Deep vein thrombosis
Center for Joint Replacement and Advanced Orthopaedics, Aurangabad has good reputation in the field of knee replacement. In the guidance of Dr. S.V. Santpure, the centre provides all the world class facilities and care to the patients. 

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Thursday, 2 February 2017

Complete Solution for Hip Pain

When a severe hip damage occurs the hip replacement surgery is recommended. During the hip surgery, the damaged cartilage and bone are removed from the hip joint and they are replaced with new man-made parts. This surgery reduces the pain, relieves stiffness and makes the hip joint to work well. The patient is recommended to hip replacement surgery if and only if there is no improvement seen in medicines, physiotherapy, and exercise after the hip injury.

Partial Hip Replacement Procedure
Partial hip replacement is otherwise called hemiarthroplasty a surgical procedure where the femoral head (the ball) of the damaged hip joint is only replaced. The socket, the acetabulum is not replaced. This surgery is mainly done for the fractured or broken hips. This treatment is not a precise one for degenerative arthritis. The procedure takes 60- 90 minutes in the following order:
The incision is made near the front or back side of the hip, muscles and tendons. Then other tissues are removed to expose the femoral part and acetabulum. The hip is then positioned for exposure. The head and neck parts of the femoral head are removed. The femur channel is hollowed out for the femoral stem insertion. The femoral stem is pressed into the hollow centre of the femur with bone cement. The hip is then rejoined and the surrounding muscle and tissues are repaired back to the position.
Some pain will be experienced by the patient after the partial hip replacement surgery, which is treated with proper medication. The physiotherapy will help for the patient’s rehabilitation by teaching specific exercises to strengthen the leg and restore hip movement.
Dr. Santpure Shivkumar, has been doing practice for more than two decades and performed thousands of major surgeries. He is the renowned surgeon in performing Partial Hip Replacement Surgery in Maharashtra.

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Friday, 27 January 2017

No More Worries About Knee Pain

Knee Pain is a general ailment experienced by all ages of people. Knee pain may take place suddenly after an injury or by the chronic medical condition. The discomfort level depends on the pain cause, the area of knee affected or the patients’ physical condition prior to the knee pain. In older people, knee pain can cause due to the aging process and weakened bone structure, wear and tear of the ligament, bone.

There are a number of reasons for knee pain. Some issues directly affect the proper function of the knees and cause pain. Other than injury, “arthritis” condition leads to joint deterioration and discomfort. Sudden sprains during the sports might start with severe knee pain.
Damaged Menisci
Between the femur and tibial bone, there are thin layers of cartilages located called Menisci. This connective tissue has the tendency to absorb the stress of lower extremities, and the layers may tear when a heavy pressure is given on the knee. It prevents and stabilizes the knee from abnormal movements. When the menisci are torn the knee’s proper function is affected.
Osteoarthritis generally affects all and women who are above 55 years are exposed to high risk of OA. It commonly appears in one or more joint bones in the body. Due to the loss of cartilage, the condition stimulates pain which causes the bones to rub together when the intense pain will be experienced. OA also forms from the congenital joint malformation, injuries due to sports and continuous strenuous work.
High Body Weight
People with overweight will experience severe knee pain while standing, walking since the weight places stress on the joints. The stress may produce loss of joint tissue as the femur and tibial ends rub together, produce friction.
When the medicines, therapy, and rest fail to alleviate pain, then the surgeon will perform knee Replacement Surgery.

It is otherwise called Knee Arthroplasty to relieve the pain and restore the function of the severely affected knee joints. During the surgery, the damaged bone and knee cap are removed and is replaced with an artificial joint made of high-grade plastics, polymers or metal alloys. With the help of such an advanced technology, the patient can choose his option from the varieties depends on the age, weight, activity. Such knee replacement surgeries duplicate the natural knee ability to roll and glide as it bends. There are two replacement surgeries called Total knee replacement and partial knee replacement.

Total Knee Replacement Procedure
In the total knee replacement procedure, both sides of the knee joints are replaced. The surgery takes 1-3 hours. First, the knee cap front portion is cut to expose the knee cap so as to get into that. The damaged ends of the femur and tibial bone are then carefully removed. Before fitting the prosthesis a dummy joint is placed to test the joint’s function. Finally, the prosthesis is fitted. The femur end is replaced by a curved metal piece and the tibial end is replaced by a flat metal plate and they are fixed with special bone cement. A plastic spacer is placed in between the metal pieces. The cut is either sutured or clipped. The dressing is done on the wound and sometimes the patient is advised with a splint to reduce leg movement.

Center for Joint Replacement and Advanced Orthopedics, Maharashtra is the leading hospital for all bone and joint complications. Dr. S. V. Santpure Shivkumar has been practicing as a Consultant Joint Replacement Surgeon since 2002 and performed thousands of surgeries with advanced technologies.

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Monday, 12 September 2016

Bring Movements Back To Your Life

Hip Replacement is the surgical procedure in which the surgeon removes the damaged hip with the new man made hip. This treatment is done when all other treatments are failed. The surgery helps to reduce pain and improve the function of joints. The main cause of hip damage is due to osteoarthritis. It causes pain and swelling in your joints.
The most common problem after surgery is the hip dislocation. The surgery also causes the blood clot and infection. There are mainly three types of hip replacement

Total Hip Replacement: In this procedure, the damaged hip(diseased cartilage and bone of the hip) is replaced with an artificial hip.

Surface Replacement: Surface replacement is an alternative to traditional hip replacement surgery. It provides a bone-conserving artificial hip replacement. The preservation of bone has many advantages as well as risk factors.

Ceramic Type Implants: Ceramic type implants are used to reduce the wearing out of hip implants.

Advantages of Hip Replacement
  • Relieve pain
  • Improve walking and other movements
  • Helps your hip joint to work better

Risk factors
  • Infection
  • Blood clots
  • Dislocation
  • Fracture
  • Loosening
  • Change in leg length

Kamal Nayan Bajaj Hospital is one of the leading hospitals in Maharashtra which provides effective joint replacement surgery. They offer complete healthcare facilities to all the patients.

Monday, 11 July 2016

Preparation For Knee Replacement Surgery

Knee Replacement is the best solution for people who are fed up of trying all other alternative treatments to get rid from knee pain. Before undergoing knee replacement surgery, you need to prepare for the surgery.

Knee Replacement

Knee joint is the most important joint in the body. It plays an important role in bearing body weight. As these joints get damaged due to aging, it is beneficial to replace these joints to overcome the following conditions
  • Severe knee pain
  • Knee stiffness
  • Problem in bending knee
  • Pain that disturbs sleep
Knee Replacement surgery can be done in two ways. Total knee replacement surgery and partial knee replacement surgery.

Preparation for Knee Replacement Surgery

1. Mental or emotional preparation: Mental and emotional preparation is necessary to reduce distractions. Try to get clear idea about all the aspects of surgery. Discuss with doctor about surgery and create a positive attitude towards towards it. 

2. Lifestyle preparation: Avoid smoking and drinking alcohol for at least 48 hours before surgery. Eat properly and take enough rest. Obesity, smoking, alcohol consumption can increase the complexity of the surgery. To get quick recovery, patients should try to reduce their weight.

3. Communication: Develop a healthy relationship with your surgeon. Try to learn about your surgery and discuss about your anesthesia.

4. Physical Preparation: Doctor or therapist will prescribe some exercises, which help in improving flexibility and strength of knee.

5. Assemble all your personal and medical information: Collect all your medical information and hand over it to your doctor . This should include your present medical conditions like diabetes, asthma, anemia, previous medical records of operations undergone, list of medications taken regularly etc . 

6. Plan for your recovery: You may be advised to use crutches or walker for several weeks after the surgery. Make necessary arrangements for helping you in managing everyday tasks like cooking, bathing, laundry etc.

To make your home safer for recovery do the following.
  • Change your living space to ground floor, as climbing stairs will be difficult for some days after surgery.
  • Install secure handrails in your shower or bath area.
  • Try bench or chair for your shower.
After Knee Replacement Surgery

Soon after surgery you will be moved to the recovery ward for 2 to 3 hours after that to the hospital room for a couple of days. You will be asked to move your foot and ankle to increase the blood flow to your muscle and to protect the knee from swelling and clotting. Physical therapist will recommend new exercises to get a good recovery. This physical activities include
  • Gradual walking program
  • Resuming slowly to household activities
  • Knee strengthening exercises etc.
Rehabilitation after surgery is recommended for fast recovery.

Center for joint replacement and advanced orthopedics offers the best treatment for all your orthopedic problems. Dr. S.V Santpure is one of the best orthopedic surgeon in Aurangabad, Maharashtra providing quality services at an affordable cost.

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