Saturday, 28 December 2013

Knock Knees-Common Chilhood Orthopedic Condition !!!

As a child matures and begins to walk, knock-knees can develop as he or she tries to maintain balance on weakened legs. When a knock-kneed child stands up, his or her knees touch each other, but the ankles do not. The medical name for knock knee is genu valgum. 

For adults, being slightly knock-kneed is a normal variation in alignment; many adults are somewhat knock-kneed. This is rarely a problem, and surgery is seldom undertaken to correct it. knock-knees were more likely to be injured in the intense activities of basic training.

  • Knees that touch when you are standing (but  ankles don’t touch)
  • Excessive outward or inward knee angle that may cause pain
  • Walking difficulty

What Causes Knock-Knees?
Knock-knees are common, often developing as part of the childhood growth process.
Certain diseases (like rickets) can cause permanent knock-knees, and an injury to or infection of the shin bone can also cause a knock-knee, if it's bad enough to impair bone growth. And children who are overweight are more prone to knock-knees, because their bones and joints have trouble supporting their weight. If You Do Nothing?
In children the legs usually will straighten out as the child grows. However, if a case of knock-knees is severe or if it is still present at the age of five, medical attention is needed to prevent permanent problems.

Diagnosis & Treatment


The main way doctors diagnosis bow legs or knock knees is through physical exam. In addition, X-rays may be taken when needed to get more information about the knee joint.

Surgery is the only way to change the knee angle — for braces, shoe inserts and physical therapy are ineffective. Since normal leg development goes from bowlegs to knock-knees, surgery should be postponed until the child is at least 10 years old. bones meet at the knee joint: the femur (thighbone) and the tibia (shinbone). Surgical treatment depends upon the maturity of the child. In younger children, whose growth plates are open and still growing, knee alignment can be changed by tethering the growth plates of the femur or tibia using staples. As the growth plate grows on the untethered side, the knee will grow out of its excessive angle.
In older children, who no longer have open growth plates, treatment consists of cutting, straightening and then holding the bones of the knee in place while they heal with metal implants, including pins, plates and screws.
Although both treatments have high success rates, they should be done only if clearly necessary and at the appropriate age.

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Thursday, 12 December 2013

Advanced Bow Legs Correction and Procedures!!

 For many new parents, the arrival of a baby is one of the most exciting experiences in life. Watching a new baby grow and develop, especially over the first two years of life, can be a time of joy, excitement but also frustration. 
Of note is the concern many parents express during paediatric visits regarding the seemingly lower extremity growth deformity attributing to the appearance of bowed legs in the child. For many children, this bow leg appearance is simply a part of child growth and development.

Bow legs is a condition in which the knees stay wide apart when a person stands with the feet and ankles together. It is considered normal in children under 18 months. Babies and young children often have knees and legs that look awkward. 
If a child has bow legs, the legs bow outwards when she or he stands. When your child stands with his or her feet together, the knees will be far apart. Bow legs are very easy to see at 12 to 18 months when your child starts to stand and walk. Standing and walking helps the legs to straighten.


Infants are born bow legged because of their folded position in the mother's womb. Bowed legs begin to straighten once the child starts to walk and the legs begin to bear weight (about 12 to 18 months old).
Severely bowed legs can be caused by rickets. Its a conditions. Rickets is typically caused by not getting enough or being able to properly use vitamin D.

Bow legs may be caused by illnesses such as:

    Abnormal bone development
    Blount's disease
    Fractures that do not  heal correctly
    Rickets, which is caused by a lack of vitamin D


  • Knees do not touch when standing with feet together (ankles touching)
  • Bowing of legs is same on both side of the body (symmetrical)
  •  Bowed legs continue beyond age 3

Exams and Tests

A doctor can often diagnose bow legs by simply looking at the child. The distance between the knees is measured while the child is lying on the back.

Blood tests may be needed to rule out rickets.

X-rays may be needed if:

    The child is 3 years old or older
    The bowing is getting worse
    Bowing is not the same on both sides
    Other test results suggest disease

Medical Treatments

If the bowing is severe or worsening, braces and surgery are the first options to be considered. Correction should be undertaken as early as possible, first with braces, and if this treatment shows no positive results, with surgery to correct the faulty knee structure. Otherwise the condition may eventually result in disabling problems of the knee joints. 
Nutritional rickets is treated with large doses of vitamin D. The treatment of rickets that is caused by a genetic metabolic defect will vary depending on the nature of the disorder.

Bow legs that does not go away and is not treated may lead to arthritis in the knees or hips over time.

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Saturday, 7 December 2013

Basics Of Knee Replacement Surgery

Knee pain makes it hard for an enjoyable life, and it can be keep you away from the things that  you love most. If you are suffering as you try to do your favorite activities, here some basics of knee replacement surgery.

Knee replacement surgery

Knee replacement surgery is the most common joint replacement procedure. It is medically known as Knee Arthroplasty. The procedure is done if patients are still feeling the pain symptoms during normal activities. The practice is done for patients who have knee diseases like osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and arthritis. It can also be applied to patients who have knee injuries.

Total And Partial Knee Replacement

The two kinds of knee replacement. It can be partial or total replacement. The surgery further depends on the severity of the patient's disease or injury. The knee replacements method  can also be either metal or plastic.
Normally, the replacement can last for ten to fifteen years.There are non operative treatments to avoid the procedure. Patients are given physiotherapy or physical therapy or they can also do special exercises like walking aids. However, if these non operatives can no longer cure the surgery is done.


Traditional Vs Modern

The traditional procedure of the surgery is when the doctor cuts the knee about ten to thirty centimeters long, until they will reach at the knee joint. The diseased or damaged parts can be removed from the thigh to the shin bone. And after that physicians will then, shape the damaged surfaced with the metal or plastic replacements. Once the fitting process is done, they will put the knee replacement. The cut will be stitched and closed out.

Nowadays, they have discovered a modern method of doing the surgery. They call it Minimally Invasive Surgery. It is done by just making a small incision and by going between the fibers and the muscles without cutting the tendons.

Successful Surgery

After the surgery, the patients are encouraged to walk with aids in sticks or walkers.  physical therapists is there to assist them. It will take time for patients to fully recover. Perseverance and patience are advised for these patients. A knee replacement can be a wonderful way to improve your life if you are currently suffering from severe knee pain. Once the surgery is over, you will have the freedom to move without soreness or acute pain, which means that you can do more of your favorite activities.

It is a must that we have to be very vigilant in times of body pains. We do not know what is going on inside our body. What we refer to as a simple muscle or knee pain might already a fatal damage inside. If anything happens or you feel something different, have a check up with the doctor at once to avoid severe complications.

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Contact : Kamalnayan Bajaj Hospital
Beed Bypass Road, Aurangabad - 431 005
Maharashtra State, India.

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Friday, 29 November 2013

Hip and Knee Replacements: Two of the Most Common Orthopedic Surgery Procedures

Orthopedics is a branch of medicine that focuses on treating conditions involving the musculature system. Surgeons who specialize in this field of medicine treat musculature trauma, degenerative diseases, sports injuries, tumors, congenital disorders, and infections. 



A hip replacement, also known as a hip arthroscopic  is a procedure where the patient's hip is surgically replaced with a prosthetic implant. Currently, they are the most common of all orthopedic surgery procedures. There are two different procedures available: a total and a half. In a total hip replacement.


Pros of this procedure include:
  • It is a well-practiced surgery with limited complications
  • It can be performed on more individuals with complicated hips
  • There is a limited risk of metal ions releasing into the blood from the metal on plastic and ceramic models.

Cons include:

  • There is some limitation in mobility follow the surgery due to a risk of dislocation
  • Revisions are typically required every 10-25 years (this means replacement of the plastic cup)

Knee Replacement

A knee replacement, also referred to as a knee arthroplasty, is a type of orthopedic surgery that features replacement of the weight-bearing surfaces of the knee joint. This surgical procedure is generally performed to relieve joint pain and other symptoms caused by osteoarthritis or other knee diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis.

Like hip replacements, knee replacements come in two varieties: partial and total. This orthopedic surgery procedure consists of replacing joint surfaces that have been diseased or damaged with metal or plastic replacements. The replacement parts have been specially formed and shaped to allow maximum continued motion of the knee.

Pros of this procedure include:

  • It has a long life and lasts for about 15 years.
  • It is a very popular treatment that has stood the test of time.

Cons include:

  • It is a more time consuming operation than partial knee replacement, wherein more bone needs to be removed and involves a bigger incision
  • A longer hospital stay is required and the recovery period often takes much longer.
  • A blood transfusion maybe needed.
  • You might have difficulty moving, especially bending your knee

      Kamalnayan Bajaj Hospital is one of the best private hospital in Aurangabad and also has a successful hystory in the field of Joint Replacement surgery in India.We welcomes you to experience the excellence. 

For more details visit us and send enquiry.
Contact : Kamalnayan Bajaj Hospital
Beed Bypass Road, Aurangabad - 431 005
Maharashtra State, India.

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Thursday, 21 November 2013

Ceramic Hip Replacement - The Safest Type Of Implant!!!!!!

DoI need a hip replacements?

You won’t necessarily need a hip replacement if you have arthritis of the hip, but it may be worth considering if your hip is severely damaged and the pain, disability or stiffness are having serious effects on your daily activities. 

Hip Replacement

Hipreplacement surgery is for people with severe hip damage. When you have a hip replacement, the hip surgeon removes damaged cartilage and bone from your hip joint and replaces them with new, man-made parts. This can relieve pain, reduce hip stiffness and help your hip joint work well, and improve your walking and other movements. 

Hip replacement is a procedure performed in order to treat:

osteoarthritis of the hip joint (bone on bone)
• severe pain in hip joint
• loss of motion in hip joint
• deformity of the hip joint
• hip injuries
• rheumatoid arthritis
• bone tumor
• bone loss due to insufficient blood supply

Traditional Hip Replacements

In the traditional metal and plastic hip replacements, the plastic wears out slowly over time. As the plastic wears out, small particles of plastic debris are generated. This plastic debris triggers a response by your body which can lead to loosening of implants over time.

The Best Solution for Your Hip Pain !!!!!                                         


Ceramic Hip Replacement  

Ceramichip replacement is among the most commonly performed orthopedic procedures, and the results are excellent. Over 90% of patients have excellent pain relief and improved ability to perform routine daily activities. 

Ceramic hip replacements have been developed in an effort to decrease the wearing out of hip implants. These implants are very hard, and very smooth. These characteristics could help to decrease the amount of wear within the implants. 


Ceramic hip replacements are an attractive new development in orthopedic surgery.

Benefits Of Ceramic Hip Replacement 

Ceramic hip replacements are an improvement on traditional hip replacements for a number of reasons. Some of the benefits to a ceramic hip replacement solution include:
  • Better wear characteristics than traditional hip replacements
  • Pain relief from achy, arthritic joints: ceramic hip replacements accomplish the same goals of hip replacement, but with longer-lasting results
  • Lowered chance of breaking because of the material: ceramic is more durable than the plastics used for other hip replacements.

Advantages And Disadvantages 

  • Freedom from pain
  • Improved mobility
  • Improved quality of life
  • Some limitations in movement

Ceramichip replacement surgery requires an experienced surgeon....

KamalnayanBajaj Hospital is distinguished by the services of one of India's leading orthopedic surgeons, Dr. Santpure Shivkumar. He is a Consultant Joint Replacement Surgeon having worked in some of the best centers in USA and India and performs ceramic hip replacements on a regular basis with great results for his patients.

Saturday, 16 November 2013

If you are facing a persistent pain on your knees ? Time to consult a doctor and save your knees.......

Knee Pain
Knee pain can be caused by a sudden injury, an overuse injury, or by an underlying condition, such as arthritis. Treatment will vary depending on the cause.

You'll only need a knee replacement if your knee gives you pain,stiffness or loss of function that affects your daily life and activities. Your orthopaedic surgeon will be able to advise you on the surgical options and on the potential pros and cons of having or delaying surgery.

When To Consider A Surgery???
Knee replacement surgery may help you if other arthritis treatments don't work and you have any of the following:

  • Limited ability to walk
  • Inability to get in or out of a chair                      
  • A bowing in or out of the knee
  • Moderate to severe pain when resting      


Knee replacement surgery

Your new knee will continue to improve for as much as two years after your operation. You'll need to restore your muscles through exercise and pay attention to any problems such as: stiffness pain infection. You’ll also need to take care in the first few weeks when moving around and doing household jobs so that you don’t damage your new knee. You'll need to use crutches for a few weeks to reduce the risk of falling.

Keep on Moving

To make the most of your new knee, you should follow your doctor's instructions about physical activity in the weeks after the surgery.
 It’s a serious decision and it’s important to make the right choices. This guide provides you with the information you need to engage in a serious and productive conversation with a surgeon and discuss your surgical options.