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Computer Navigated Total Knee Replacement

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Bowlegs and Knock-knees

What are Bow-legs? Bowlegs are a deformity around the knee in which the leg has deviated inwards with respect to the thigh. When a child with bowlegs stands with his or her feet together and toes pointed straight ahead, the knees do not touch. The medical term for bowlegs is “genu varum” (Figure 1). What …

Clubfoot

Introduction: ‘Clubfoot’ (also called “Congenital Talipes Equinovarus” or “CTEV”) is a birth deformity in which a baby’s foot is twisted inwards and downwards. It is so-called because the shape of the foot resembles a golf club (Figure 1). It occurs in 1 in 1000 live birth. Causes: In most cases, clubfoot is ‘idiopathic’, which means, …

  COMPUTER NAVIGATED MINIMALLY INVASIVE TOTAL KNEE REPLACEMENT

Total knee replacement (TKR) surgery has become a commonly performed and highly successful surgical procedure for end-stage knee arthritis. Recent technological innovations have improved both early and long-term results and survivorship of the implanted joints. New implant designs have provided for a greater and more normal range of motion and a more natural feel. A …

ANAESTHESIA SERVICES IN PINNACLE ORTHOCENTRE

Dr Alpana Vaidya heads the Anaesthesia Department at Pinnacle Orthocentre Hospital. She has completed her Anaesthesia training from Topiwala Nair Medical College in 2005. She has been practicing for the past 15 years. She has a special interest in REGIONAL ANAESTHESIA. She specializes in Ultrasound-Guided Nerve blocks. At Pinnacle Orthocentre we have a high-end GE …

BRACHIAL PLEXUS BIRTH PALSY

BRACHIAL PLEXUS BIRTH PALSY Introduction: The brachial plexus is a network of nerves arising from the spinal cord in the neck and going to the upper limb. It is formed by contributions from five nerve roots called C5, C6, C7, C8, and T1. It supplies motor power to the muscles of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, …

Cerebral Palsy

Introduction ‘Cerebral Palsy’ (CP) is a disorder that affects a child’s ability to control his/her muscles. It is caused by damage to parts of the immature brain that control movement and coordination. The brain damage in cerebral palsy is non-progressive, unlike brain tumors and neurodegenerative disorders which are progressive. However, the deformities that occur in …

Perthes’ disease of the hip

Introduction: Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease’ is a childhood hip disorder in which the blood supply to the ball of the hip joint (femoral head) is obstructed. This results in the weakening of the bone of the femoral head which may extrude partially from the socket, lose its spherical shape, and, become flattened and irregular (Figure 1). Perthes’ …

Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI)

Introduction: Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) also called “brittle bones disease” is a congenital disorder characterized by fragile bones and repeated fractures occurring after trivial trauma. The disease has a wide spectrum of severity, with severely affected children sustaining fractures at birth, and, mildly affected children sustaining fractures during sports activities. Causes: Bones are made up of …