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When the supply of blood to the tissues in the head of the femur (thighbone) is prevented temporarily or permanently, the bone tissues die and forms cracks within the bones, which eventually collapse. This is often referred to as Osteonecrosis of the hip or avascular necrosis (AVN), or aseptic necrosis, a painful condition. Bone cells require a steady blood supply to maintain a healthy bone, but in the case of Osteonecrosis or AVN, it results in the destruction of the hip joint and also causes severe arthritis. Osteonecrosis can affect any bone; however, the hip is the most common site of

According to statistics, lakhs of knee replacements are being performed each year in India, and it is among the most successful medical procedures. During a knee replacement, prosthetics made of metal or plastic are used to recreate the joint surface.  Knee replacement surgery is a wonderful treatment option when the traditional treatments are not able to fix your knee problem. This procedure generally has a high success rate and is considered safe. Some orthopaedic research team says that more than 90% of knee prosthetics used in knee replacements last longer; that is, they function well for 15 - 20 years after

Muscles and bones are connected by a flexible band of tissue called tendons. It is also called tendonitis. Tendons assist your muscles in moving your bones. A condition where these tendons become inflamed or swollen is called tendinitis. Usually, tendons become inflamed as a result of repeated injuries to particular areas like the wrist or ankle, etc. This can result in pain and swelling surrounding the joint. Any tendon in your body may develop tendinitis, but the risk of developing tendinitis is high in your knee, ankle, shoulder, elbow, heel, and wrist, especially in people who play sports. Some tendinitis forms

Bones perform multiple functions in the human body, including giving structure, safeguarding organs, holding muscles, and storing calcium. While it is vital to maintain stronger and healthier bones throughout childhood and teenage years, you may need to protect your bone health during adulthood. How important is bone health? Almost all the bones in our body change continuously, replacing old bones with new ones. At a younger age, the pace of making new bones is faster than the pace of breaking down old ones, and eventually, the bone mass will increase. By the time people reach their thirties, most of them reach their

The use of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) as a treatment option for joint pain and tissue injuries is gaining more popularity. The PRP treatment involves preparing an enriched solution made out of the patient's own blood and injecting it directly into the injured area. Generally, it promotes the healing process to recover faster from chronic injuries such as tendinitis, muscle strains, and even mild arthritis forms. PRP is perhaps most familiar to those who follow professional sports because many world-class athletes use it to speed up the healing process of sports injuries. For example, PRP has been found to be most

The most common form of joint arthritis is osteoarthritis (OA) and it mostly affects your knee joints and hip joints. Osteoarthritis affects the functionality of the knee joint causing knee pain and as it progresses it may lead to severe disability. The condition occurs as the cartilage that acts as a cushion between the bony ends begins to wear away. In other words, it is a wear and tear condition of the knee joint that frequently necessitates knee replacement surgery.  Knee osteoarthritis (OA) is categorized into various stages, ranging from the normal, healthy knee all the way up to stage 4

There are a variety of factors that causes knee pain, including both long-term and short-term issues. Some may be treated with home remedies, while others may require treatment to fix the knee pain. However, there are many things you can do to alleviate knee pain, whether it is caused by an injury you sustained recently or a long-term condition like arthritis. Here are a few tips to follow while recovering from knee pain.  Do Exercise Regularly Strengthening your knee muscles and increasing flexibility are two major benefits of exercising regularly. You can also achieve them by weight training and stretching. Walking, swimming, aerobics,

Knee pain is one of the common problems facing by many people that can develop due to the damage in any of the bones making up the knee or the kneecap or the muscles and ligaments of the knee. Any physical activity that strains your knee may aggravate knee pain. Obesity, Arthritis, trauma and some problems can also trigger knee pain. People of any age can be a victim of knee pain, and home remedies can provide relief as long as the pain does not become severe. Facts you should know about knee pain There are a variety of causes of

Arthritis is an inflammatory condition related to joints. Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, and it occurs when the cartilage protecting the bony ends of a joint wears away. The tendons and ligaments must work hard due to the absence of cartilage protection, and if the cartilage is severely damaged, the bones rub against one another, resulting in friction. Eventually, it leads to swelling & inflammation. A joint can also be affected by arthritis when parts of it are identified as 'foreign' threats, making it the target of the immune system - such as rheumatoid arthritis. Although older adults

Our shoulders are the most used joints in our body. Often they are prone to various conditions that impair the movement of the shoulder. Adhesive capsulitis is one such condition that is commonly known as frozen shoulder. It is a common shoulder disorder that causes intense pain, stiffness, and reduced mobility. If you fail to treat your condition properly, it can become severe and debilitating over time. Women are more vulnerable to this condition compared to men, and it mostly affects people between the ages of 40 and 60. However, under the supervision of a physiotherapist and shoulder surgeon, it is