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Out of many joints in our body, knee joints occupy a special place because they help you walk. The knee joint is a combination of multiple bones, ligaments, tendons and muscles. Before knowing the difference between partial and total knee replacement, it is important to know the anatomy of the knee joint. The knee joint is composed of three bones, the femur (thigh bone), tibia (shin bone), and patella (knee cap). Actually, there are three more important compartments which include the medial (inside), lateral (outside) and patellofemoral (below the knee cap). If there is any problem with these elements that make

Am I too YOUNG to undergo joint replacement surgery? Am I too OLD to undergo joint replacement surgery? Is there any “right” age for a joint replacement surgery? These questions have no convincing answers. Traditional medical services are rapidly improvising with new treatment techniques, especially for people who are suffering from osteoarthritis and various degenerative knee joint diseases. Even young people are falling prey to different joint diseases in this fast generation due to sedentary lifestyles, lack of physical activity, poor diets, and obesity. So knee replacement surgery is now a day based on the patient's pain, discomfort and disability, not age. If your

The feeling of instability or weakness in your knees is often described as "knee giving out," which may happen suddenly or develop over time. You were just about to complete your walking, and you fell down suddenly out of nowhere. This happens when your "knee gave out," technically termed as "Knee buckling."  If it happened once or twice, let's think you might have just tripped. What if you encounter it frequently? It might be a hint of injury or damage to the knee. Frequent knee-buckling not only causes pain it also increases the risk of falling and injuring yourself.  Dr. Ajay Tiwari,

Do love to run? Love to workout? Or love to dance? But are you unable to do so because of the pain on sides of your knees? Well, you might be having a tear in the meniscus. Most people who suffer from this condition do not realize it till it's late. The meniscus is cartilage in your knee joint that acts as a cushion between the bones and stabilizes your knee joint. It helps to preserve your bones from wear and tear condition. But a bad twist of your knee can damage the meniscus.  A torn meniscus is among the common injuries

Often many people use the word "Responsibility is on your shoulders." It is used in the sense that our shoulders are strong and help to carry physical weight. Your shoulder joints act as a fulcrum, which provides the advantage to carry heavy weights and also perform overhead activities. Late middle-age people are mostly found with rotator cuff injuries. But, rotator cuff injuries can happen at any age. Some doctors recommend surgery immediately to fix the damaged rotator cuff. However, surgery is not the only option always to treat the damaged rotator cuff. It can also be treated with the help of

Your shoulder joints are the most flexible joints in the body. Unfortunately, they are also unstable because of their anatomy. The ball of the upper arm in the shoulder joint is larger than the socket holding it. Your shoulder is a unique joint is composed of three different bones:  the clavicle (collarbone)the scapula (shoulder blade)and the humerus (upper arm bone).  To make the shoulder stable, it is anchored by tissues, tendons, and ligaments. The shallow socket provides amazing versatility and an unparalleled range of motion to your shoulder than any other joint in your body. Shoulder Dislocation & its facts A shoulder dislocation is

The most exciting thing after having knee replacement surgery is that you will be able to redo the activities you love. After long suffering from hurting knees, you finally took the right decision, exploring your treatment options to eliminate your knee pain by replacing your damaged joints.  Of course, knee replacement is not the only option. You might have tried other options like strengthening your knees with exercises, physical therapy and relieving your pain through steroid injections — yet they may not provide permanent relief.  After a joint replacement surgery, the recovery path is quite challenging in its own ways like pain,

Besides being one of the largest joints in your body, “the knee joints are unique and the motion involved is also very complex,” says Dr. Ajay Kumar Tiwari, a renowned orthopaedic surgeon in Hyderabad who does a number of Hip joint and Knee Joint surgeries successfully. The knee is composed of four main components - cartilage, ligaments, tendons and bones. They all make up your knee joint:  if any of the parts get damaged or due to wear and tear condition they can cause pain and other conditions. If you feel a click or pop sensation in your joint while walking

Your body needs minerals, calcium, and phosphate to build and support your bones health. The bones in your body are living tissues. Bones have different stages of growth, and while growing old bones are replaced with new bones. Often doctors say your entire skeleton is re-established about every 10 years. However, the process slows down with increasing age.  You will have healthy and strong bones as long as the process of new and old bone growth is balanced. However, bones become weak when your new bone creation delays or any other bone conditions such as Osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is also called bone loss,