Saturday, 23 November 2019

Advantages of robotic surgery vs manual surgery

Robots are everywhere, and contrary to how movies show them, robots can be precisely controlled by human beings. So, why do we need robots in this world, a Robot can do tasks with extreme and minute precision, a robot can make tinier incisions and ensure their accuracy, something that human hands may not always be capable of delivering.

The primary benefit of using robots in surgery when the surgeon tries to perform laparoscopic surgery. A robot is extremely useful when attempting to repair bone and other tissue using tiny incisions. This results in minimally invasive surgeries performed with extreme accuracy. All of this translates to a higher success rate, quicker healing time and minimal discomfort to the patient. Furthermore, these types of surgeries are particularly useful when performing routine surgeries like knee replacements. The underlying benefit is employing robots to perform surgery improves accuracy.

Robotic surgery

All over the world, the most progressive health care establishments are already adopting robots as a routine part of their procedures. This large scale implementation is primarily due to the efficacy of robots in surgery. In particular, robots have found a place in orthopaedic procedures. Orthopaedic procedures require accuracy, even the slightest mistake during surgery can cause a lot of pain to the patient. We all hear of many cases where even after an orthopaedic procedure the patient feels pain and discomfort, this pain is often only fixed after another surgery. This is usually due to a slight misalignment, this may include a screw used to keep joint or ligament in place is hitting a nerve, or maybe the issue is in the placement itself. These problems arise predominantly because of a lack of precision while performing the surgery. Robots change all of that by improving precision.

In conclusion, Robots improve the inefficiencies in orthopaedic surgery, and often times it is these inefficiencies that lead to greater pain and discomfort in the patients after surgery. Robots have successfully eliminated such inefficiencies and ensure maximum comfort after surgery.
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Friday, 27 September 2019

Best Sleeping Position For Your Neck And Back

Good sleeping posture can help you to prevent neck pain.

Sleeping in a wrong posture can cause you heavy neck pain or back pain. It can also lead to other complications such as sleep apnea as it obstructs the airways to your lungs. Sleeping in a good posture can make a big difference in the way you feel when you wake up.


Here are a few tips to keep a good posture while you sleep.

  • Choose a comfortable mattress to sleep. 
  • Too high or stiff pillows can keep your neck flexed over the night which can cause morning pain or stiffness.
  • Using a flat pillow can also put a strain on your back. You must not feel like you are extending your neck or bending your head when lying on your back or side.
  • If you sleep on your back try to use a small pillow below the back of your knees which can help to reduce stress on your spine and support the natural curve in your lower back. The pillow for your head must support your head, the natural curve of your neck, and also your shoulders.
  • A pillow should allow your nose to align with the centre of your body when lying on your side
  • If you sleep on your stomach, try using a pillow under the forehead so as you are facing the mattress.
  • If you are sleeping in an upright position like sitting, you can protect your neck by using a neck pillow to prevent your head from dropping to one side.
  • You can insert pillows between your body and the mattress as per your comfort.

Neck pain, compared to lower back pain, is the second-largest sleep-related issue affecting up to 60 per cent of the overall population.

We at Santpure Hospital Aurangabad, are always happy to help you with all your queries and treatments for joint pain.

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Saturday, 27 July 2019

What Happens When Joint Pain And Knee Pain Go Untreated?

If you are a person, ignoring the adequate attention needed for your joint pain, you may end up facing a lot of problems in the future. If knee pain is reducing your ability to take part in the activities you normally do, then it is time to seek appropriate medical attention.

If left untreated this joint pain can lead to other complications and can significantly affect the quality of life. 

What are the major reasons for joint pain?

Joint pain can occur for several reasons like, arthritis (joint inflammation) which includes osteoarthritis, psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and ankylosing arthritis.  

What are the complications?

Arthritis is the source of chronic pain that can be exhausting and debilitating. It can also lead to problems with disability, anxiety, and depression. Major complications are:

Disability and loss of function: Joint pain and arthritis affect tissues surrounding the joints, including tendons, ligaments, and muscles that stabilize joints. This condition weakens the joints and can lead to a loss of function and eventually disability.

Sleep disruption: Chronic pain in the joint may affect sleep and can intensify the pain in the coming days. Stiffness and limited range of motion can also keep you from getting a comfortable sleep and rest.

Weight gain: Pain and stiffness can decrease the interest to be active. You will start avoiding activities like exercising or even taking a walk. This will eventually cause unhealthy weight gain.

Social withdrawal: Disability, weight gain and chronic joint pain may stop you from participating in activities that used to bring you joy. This eventually can withdraw you from social activities.

Anxiety and depression: Weight gain, loss of interest in pleasurable activities, a change in appetite, sleep disturbances, difficulty concentrating, etc will gradually push you into anxiety and depression. 

There are other complications like bone death, stress fractures, bleeding or infection in the joints, deterioration of tendons and ligaments around joints and pinched nerve. 

If you are experiencing chronic joint pain along with the symptoms like fever, unexplained weight loss, swollen joint and muscle weakness it's important to make an appointment with your doctor. The Santpure hospital offers the best care for patients suffering from intense joint pain.  

Dr. Santpure Shivkumar with an unmatched record of successful career achievements along with his expert caregivers provides the best care for the patients, with complete dedication and gives utmost importance to patient welfare.

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Friday, 28 December 2018

How Is Ceramic Hip Replacement A Better Option?

Hip replacement surgery is usually necessary when the hip joint is worn or damaged to the extent that your mobility is reduced and you experience pain even while resting. This surgery gives relief from pain due to severe hip arthritis or hip osteonecrosis. The traditional plastic-metal hip implants, done using Cobalt-Chromium in polyethylene socket have a higher rate of failure, especially among the younger people. The main reason for this is that these implants deteriorate quickly because of the high activity level of the people below the age of 50. This causes wear and tiny debris are produced around the joint which eventually loosens and causes the replacement to fail. This led to the popularity of ceramic hip replacements among all age groups.

What Are The Advantages Of Ceramic Hip Replacement?

  • All kinds of hip replacements give relief from pain due to severe arthritis. But the frequent revision surgeries because of the wear makes them less popular among the younger people. Less wear of ceramic implants leads to lower rates of re-visioning surgeries which make them more reliable.
  • As there is less number of re-visioning surgeries, there is also less bone deterioration.
  • There is no loosening of the joints for a satisfactory period as there is no debris produced by ceramic hip implants.
  • The durability of ceramic implants is for around 25 years thus making it a good option for people below 50 years of age who might have a high activity level.
The above-listed advantages are for all kinds of ceramic implants. Be it fully ceramic or ceramic-plastic or ceramic-metal.

Why Us...

The best type of implants is chosen by evaluating the medical condition, activity level and age. Santpure Foundation in Aurangabad is one of the best centres for hip ceramic implants in India and arthroplasty hip replacement in Aurangabad Dr S.V Santpure, with over 17 years of experience and a spotless track-record, can provide you personalised suggestions and the best treatment possible. The orthopaedic implants provided at Santpure Hospital is of top quality. If you have decided to come to us, then you are in safe hands. At the foundation we always do our best to make you feel at your best.

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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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