Friday, 30 November 2012

Hip Replacement Surgeon in India

The hip is one of the body's largest joints. It is a ball-and-socket joint. The socket is formed by the acetabulum, which is part of the large pelvis bone. The ball is the femoral head, which is the upper end of the femur (thighbone).

The most common cause of chronic hip pain and disability is arthritis. Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and traumatic arthritis are the most common forms of this disease.
Rheumatoid arthritis.
Post-traumatic arthritis.
Avascular necrosis
Childhood hip disease.

Hip replacement surgery is a procedure in which a doctor surgically removes a painful hip joint with arthritis and replaces it with an artificial joint often made from metal and plastic components. It usually is done when all other treatment options have failed to provide adequate pain relief. The procedure should relieve a painful hip joint, making walking easier.A total hip replacement is a surgical procedure whereby the diseased cartilage and bone of the hip joint is surgically replaced with artificial materials
Candidates for Surgery
There are several reasons why your doctor may recommend hip replacement surgery. People who benefit from hip replacement surgery often have:
hip pains that limits everyday activities, such as walking or bending
hip pains that continues while resting, either day or night
• Stiffness in a hip that limits the ability to move or lift the leg
• Inadequate pain relief from anti-inflammatory drugs, physical therapy, or walking supports
• There are no absolute age or weight restrictions for total hipreplacements.
Recommendations for surgery are based on a patient's pain and disability, not age. Most patients who undergo total hip replacement are age 50 to 80, but orthopaedic surgeons evaluate patients individually. Total hip replacements have been performed successfully at all ages, from the young teenager with juvenile arthritis to the elderly patient with degenerative arthritis.
During standard hip replacement surgery, you are given general anesthesia to relax your muscles and put you into a temporary deep sleep. This will prevent you from feeling any pain during the surgery or have any awareness of the procedure. A spinal anesthetic may be given to help prevent pain as an alternative.
The doctor will then make a cut along the side of the hip and move the muscles connected to the top of the thighbone to expose the hip joint. Next, the ball portion of the joint is removed by cutting the thighbone with a saw. Then an artificial joint is attached to the thighbone using either cement or a special material that allows the remaining bone to attach to the new joint.
The doctor then prepares the surface of the hipbone -- removing any damaged cartilage -- and attaches the replacement socket part to the hipbone. The new ball part of the thighbone is then inserted into the socket part of the hip. A drain may be put in to help drain any fluid. The doctor then reattaches the muscles and closes the incision.
While most hip replacement surgeries today are performed using the standard technique (one 8 to 10 inch cut along the side of the hip), in recent years, some doctors have been using a minimally-invasive technique. In the minimally-invasive approach, doctors make one to two cuts from 2 to 5 inches long. The same procedure is performed through these small cuts as with standard hip replacement surgery.

Infection may occur superficially in the wound or deep around the prosthesis. It may happen while in the hospital or after you go home. It may even occur years later.
Blood Clots
Blood clots may form in the leg veins or pelvis.
Blood clots in the leg veins or pelvis are the most common complication of hip replacement surgery.

Leg-length Inequality
Sometimes after a hip replacement, one leg may feel longer or shorter than the other

Loosening and Implant Wear
Over years, the hip prosthesis may wear out or loosen. This is most often due to everyday activity. It can also result from a biologic thinning of the bone called osteolysis. If loosening is painful, a second surgery called a revision may be necessary.

You will likely stay in the hospital for four to six days and may have to stay in bed with a wedge-shaped cushion between your legs to keep the new hip joint in place. A drainage tube will likely be placed in your bladder to help you go to the bathroom.Physical therapy usually begins the day after surgery and within days you can walk with a walker, crutches, or a cane. You will continue physical therapy for weeks to months following the surgery.

Hip Replacement Surgery can be best done in Orthopedics India at low cost by India's top hip surgeon   Dr. S.V. Santpure M.S. Sure your appointment through by filling enquiry form

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

New Options in Limb Lengthening Surgery at Low Cost

limb lengthening
 Limb lengthening is distraction ostegenesis, also called callus distraction, a surgical process used for reconstruction of skeletal deformities, and for lengthening bones. Limb lengthening is a procedure in which a bone segment is surgically cut and a distraction device is used to slowly pull the two ends apart. After the desired limb extension has been achieved the bone consolidates until the lengthened gap has completely calcified.
                           The limb lengthening procedure works by gradually growing new bone and soft tissues (skin, muscle, nerves, blood vessels, etc). This new growth is called tissue regeneration. In this limb lengthening operation, bone and soft tissue regenerate when they are distracted (pulled apart) at a very slow rate of approximately 1 mm per day. If the rate of distraction is faster than this, bone may fail to form between the two ends of the bone that are being pulled apart and soft tissues, such as muscle, may experience contracture (get too tight) or nerves may become paralyzed. If the rate of distraction is too slow, premature consolidation may occur (the bone may consolidate too soon), preventing the lengthening device from further pulling it apart.
                                                  There are two phases of lengthening until the bone is fully healed: the distraction phase and the consolidation phase
  • The distraction phase: It is the lengthening phase. After the desired length is obtained, the newly regenerated bone is still very weak because of lack of calcium within it.
  • Consolidation phase: This occurs when the desired length has been reached and the bone begins to fully grow and harden. The uniqueness and value of distraction osteogenesis lies in its ability to simultaneously expand both the bone volume and the surrounding soft tissue.

Lengthening Devices Used 

Limp Lengthening Device


A variety of orthopedic devices are used to distract the bone and soft tissues. The decision regarding which device to use is individualized for each case, so that the best method to achieve the desired correction can be chosen. There are two general types of devices: external fixators and internal fixators. The external devices attach to the bone from outside the body by means of wires and threaded pins. The internal devices are implanted inside the body and lie on the bone or inside the marrow cavity of the bone.
                              Kamalnayan Bajaj Hospital is one of the largest private hospitals in the state of Maharashtra and also a pioneering hospital in the field of Joint Replacement surgery in India. It is an extremely reputed multi-specialty hospital, renowned for its excellent medical expertise, nursing care and diagnostic services. Though it is a corporate hospital it is more of CSR (corporate social responsibilities and many of the surgeries are free). This hospital providing surgery for  Limb Lengthening at low cost when compared with foreign countries. For more details visit and send enquiry.
Contact : Kamalnayan Bajaj Hospital
Beed Bypass Road, Aurangabad - 431 005
Maharashtra State, India.

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Monday, 14 May 2012

Club Foot

Clubfoot describes a range of foot abnormalities usually present at birth; baby's foot is twisted out of shape or position. This is present at birth and affects the foot and (or) ankle. It may affect both the legs and a single leg. Treatments for club foot should be done immediately otherwise it may affect him or her seriously. In children there is a subtle imbalance in muscle forces in the lower leg resulting in the foot deformity.

Clubfoot is painless in a baby, but it can eventually cause discomfort and become a noticeable disability.  The foot will remain twisted out of shaped and the affected leg may be shorter and smaller than the other.


1. By using Ultra Sound while fetus is developed may find Club Foot.

2. Check the Health Condition while the Infant is born.

3. Diagnose the Mobility and appearance of the feet and leg. 


1. Club Foot treatments started after the birth of Child, if he or she is unable to stand or withstand her weight need treatment.

2. Casting or splinting are usually done as initial Stage.

3. Immobilization procedure is repeated every 1 to 2 weeks

4. Using the Ponseti method, theclub foot is manipulated or stretched every 5 to 7 days

Orthopedics India in Aurangabad provides Quality and Excellent treatment care in Club Foot.
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Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Knee Replacement Success Stories

The knee is a joint that has three compartments. This joint has an inner and an outer compartment. The kneecap  joins the femur to form a third compartment called the patellofemoral joint. 

Causes of knee pain
Ligament injuries 
Cartilage Injuries or Meniscal Tear
Dislocating kneecap

  • Inability to walk 
  • deformity around the joint
  • severe knee pain
  • Knee pain that persists beyond a week
  • problem to bend the knee
  • Swelling of the joint area
Knee replacement in India is very successful in our hands. We utilize latest techniques to ensure return of complete movement.