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Best Hip Replacement blog World Dr.A.K.Venkatachalam

Best Hip Replacement blog World. Dr.A.K.Venkatachalam.

I am pleased to inform all that my #hip #replacement blog www.hipsurgery.in has been voted as one of the top 25 #hip #replacement blogs in the world. Here is the badge of recognition.

Fracture head femur treatment, Dr.A.K.Venkatachalam

Fracture head femur treatment, Dr.A.K.Venkatachalam

Fracture head femur treatment Dr.A.K.Venkatachalm. Fracture head of femur is a rare injury. It needs hip replacement. The x ray below shows this injury. The patient is a 27 year old man who will be treated with a durable hip replacement. If your family member has sustained this injury, e mail drvenkat@kneeindia.com for an appointment. Fracture head femur treatment, Dr.A.K.Venkatachalam

Hip fractures in elderly- How to prevent them

Hip fracture in elderly

Hip Fractures in Indian Seniors – What You Need to Know

Hip fractures among Indians are more closely associated with seniors, than their younger counterparts, due to various age-related ailments. The most important underlying factor of hip fractures is osteoporosis that causes weak bones and makes the body susceptible to fall related injuries. According to a 2010 India Today report, India took the second place in Asia when it came to hip fractures – with 4.4 lakh people suffering from it every year, and there were about 26 million osteoporosis patients in the country. The major percentage of these figures involved senior citizens.

Medical conditions like diabetes, fluctuating blood pressure, nerve disorders like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, weak and ailing eyes, as well as certain medication that causes drowsiness can make an older adult vulnerable to hip fractures – by contributing to higher chances of falling. Hip fractures among older patients also have implications other than the agonizing pain.

Socio-Economic Burden

Hip fractures can translate to a high socio-economic burden for senior citizens. According to a report in India Times, a majority of the elderly in the country have no Mediclaim or just a minimal insurance cover. Hip fractures are, therefore, a costly affair for seniors because 99 percent of such cases require surgical treatment. In addition, the cost of treating associated age-related health afflictions like liver or kidney disorders, or high blood pressure increases the total cost of treatment.

High Mortality Rate

Hip fractures contribute to morbidity and mortality among seniors. The chances of survival diminish rapidly if a senior patient with hip injury is not treated fast enough. If the elderly are bedridden for more than two days then there are higher chances of incurring pneumonia, bed sores and increasing weaknesses that may endanger life.

Keeping in mind the extreme effects associated with hip injuries for seniors, it is not only necessary to know the symptoms of a hip fracture but also be aware how to lower the risk of falls – to avoid injuring the hip in the first place.

·         Older adults should keep a night light on to see well, and also wear their spectacles when moving around.

·         A senior person should sit in bed for a minute and move their legs before stepping down from the bed.

·         The passage to the bathroom should be kept clear of obstacles like rugs or small seating arrangements etc. to avoid tripping.

·         The bathroom floor should be dried before getting into bed.

·         If someone has trouble balancing, they should use a walking stick or walker.

·         Elderly people should wear shoes and slippers that have a strong grip and are non-slippery.

These simple tips can go a long way in preventing a senior citizen from falling and getting a hip fracture.

This article was contributed by free lance writer Ms. Jess Walter

Sickle cell hip treatment India

Right hip shows advanced Avascular necrosis due to sickle cell disease. Patient is from Cameroon, West Africa where this disease is rampant. It needs a hip replacement

Sickle cell treatment India

10 tips after Hip replacement surgery India

10 tips after hip replacement surgery India

10 tips after Hip replacement surgery India.

Q 1) When can I walk a mile after Hip replacement surgery India ?
A 1) You can walk a mile after about 6 to 8 weeks.

Q 2) When can I shower after a hip replacement?
A 2) You can shower after wound healing is complete which occurs in two weeks normally.

Q 3) When can I sit cross-legged on the floor after a hip replacement?
A 3) You’ll be able to sit cross-legged on the floor after about three months of good physical therapy.

Q 4) When can I drive a car?
A 4) You can drive a car after six weeks.

Q 5) Do I need to stop any drugs before my hip replacement?
A 5) You may have to stop blood thinners a week or two before your surgery.

Q 6) For how long will I have to take pain killers after surgery?
A 6) Pain killers are normally required for about three weeks only.

Q 7) Is there a risk of blood clots after my hip replacement?
A 7) Blood clots may develop in the smaller veins of your leg after a hip replacement. These are not however a big risk for pulmonary embolism.

Q 8) What precautions are needed to avoid a blood clot?
A 8) I used blood thinning medication,TED stockings and a foot pump in high-risk cases only. These are people with varicose veins, previous history of a blood clot and other illnesses.

Q 9) What precautions do I have to observe after my hip replacement?
A 9) You must take good care of your teeth, avoid urinary and skin infections and get prompt treatment for these from your doctor.

Q 10) I may have to travel overseas. Will this set off an alarm at the airport security check?
A 10) The new x-ray machines will not set off an alarm. No documents are necessary.

Stem cell treatment Hip AVN India- Check out the new website!

Stem cell treatment Hip India

Do you want stem cell treatment for AVN in India? The new website www.stemcelljointsindia.com offers a host of information about stem cells. Check it out. Share it with your friends who have AVN of hip.

 

Stem cell treatment Hip India

Stem cell treatment Hip India

Congenital hip dislocation India

Congenital hip dislocation

This is the x ray of a 38 year old lady with developmental dysplasia of the hip. The left hip is abnormal and there is secondary osteo-arthritis in the joint. She is going to need an advanced hip replacement. Visit www.hipsurgery.in.

Congenital hip dislocation

Which material for hip replacement?

Hip replacement material

Hip replacement material

You might need a hip replacement. There are many material options. Which #hip #replacement material is best? The available materials are metal on metal, metal on plastic, ceramic on ceramic, ceramic on metal. Patients get carried away by online propaganda which is based on no evidence. Example being the metal on metal and hip resurfacing which has resulted in huge failures and gross destruction of the surrounding muscles and even genetic damage.
To get evidence based advice on hip replacement, seek an appointment with drvenkat@kneeindia.com.

Hip fracture treatment India

Hip fracture treatment India

Do you need neglected Hip fracture treatment India? This x ray shows a grossly destroyed hip socket fracture with upward migration of the limb and shortening. It will need a total hip replacement with augment, bone graft and implants. Visit http://www.hipsurgery.in/patient-s-section/hip-conditions/acetabular-fractures to know more about acetabular or hip socket fractures and their managment. To get a hip replacement, e mail drvenkat@kneeindia.com.

Hip fracture treatment India

Hip socket fracture

Hip conditions may manifest as Knee pain

Have you developed knee pain recently? Has your orthopaedic surgeon looked at your knee, done all the tests and can’t find anything wrong in your knee?
It is possible that the actual problem might lie in your hip and that he is missing out on something. The reason is that the nerves which supply the hip joint also supply the knee. So when there is some early disease in the hip, it may manifest in the knee.

Recently I saw a patient with this type of presentation. Although an X ray showed nothing, I have sent him for an MRI scan to rule out Avascular necrosis. This is a common moide of presentation of this condition.

We were taught in our M.CH and MS Orthopedic courses, that one should examine the hip and spine in patients with knee pain.