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Aching in the hip joint rises along the back, front of the groin, lateral side of the hip, posterior thigh, or buttocks. This pain may develop over time and causes stiffness, limited range of motion and discomfort.
Pain can be felt from the centre of the lower back and may expand to the pelvic area or the sides of the buttocks. Pain can also go into the thighs but rarely spreads to the knees.
Swelling, pain, and stiffness are symptoms in the knee joint. Warmth and redness over the joint may also be noticed, but these can occur with almost any kind of arthritis depending on the degree of inflammation.
The neck symptoms pain and stiffness in the neck that ranges from mild to severe. It may be worsened by looking up or down for a long time, or by activities where the neck is held in the same position for a longer period like driving or reading a book.
The shoulder is likely to sense pain while moving the shoulder and after moving the shoulder. It limits the range of motion and this limitation can be seen when you are trying to move your arm. Movement of the shoulder might also produce a clicking or creaking noise.
Dr. S. Arumugam
M.S. Ortho & M.Ch (Orth) | Fellow Joint Replacement – Australia
Dr. S. Arumugam is a Senior Orthopaedic Consultant and the best Orthopedic Surgeon at Chennai Ortho and visiting consultant at Bharathiraja Hospital, Apollo Spectra Hospitals & SIMS among others. Having spent over two decades in orthopaedics, Dr Arumugam has taken the initiative to spread awareness and educate the public about Arthritis, one of the most prevalent conditions affecting millions of people in the world.
Dr. S. Arumugam has landed coverage in many prominent magazines and broadcast stations, including Kungumam Magazine, News 7, Times Now, and Sun News. He is a key speaker in many prestigious gatherings of Medical Circle, like the recent OASISCON 2019 in Pondicherry and the Silver Jubilee celebrations of the Madras Orthopaedic Society, where he imparts his knowledge and experiences to the upcoming generation of doctors and surgeons.
Total Knee Replacement
When your knee doesn’t respond to medications and treatments, knee replacement surgery is an option. There are two types: total knee replacement and partial knee replacement.
Knee replacement is a surgical procedure wherein the worn-out articular surfaces of the thigh bone ( Femur ) and the leg bone ( Tibia ), are shaved off and replaced with an artificial prosthesis.
In total hip replacement, the Femoral head is replaced with an artificial stem and ball. The Acetabulum is replaced with a metallic cup and ceramic or poly liner.
One of the largest joints in the body, the hip is a ball and socket joint. The ball at end of the femur (thigh bone) articulates with the cup in the Pelvis to form the Hip Joint.
Bands of tissue called ligaments (the hip capsule) connect the ball (Femur) to the socket (Pelvis) and provide stability to the hip joint.
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Surgical treatment for injuries to the musculoskeletal system, such as fractures or dislocations and soft tissue injuries in the bones, joints and their associated structures that enable movement such as ligaments
Surgical treatment for injuries to the musculoskeletal system, such as fractures or dislocations and soft tissue injuries in the bones, joints and their associated structures that enable movements such as ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves is Trauma Surgery.
Minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS) is also called less invasive spine surgery. In the spine surgical procedures, surgeons use specialized instruments to access the spine through small incisions.
In a traditional open surgery, a 5 to 6 inch long incision is made, then the muscles are moved to the side in order to see the spine. The surgeon now accesses the spine to remove diseased and damaged bone or intervertebral disks. The surgeon places screws, cages, and any bone graft materials necessary for the treatment and thereby improve healing.
Arthroscopy is a surgical procedure used to diagnose & treat problems inside joints. The term Arthroscopy literally means to “look within the joint”. The procedure clearly shows the structures inside a joint.
The arthroscope is attached to a miniature television screen on which the surgeon observes the damaged joint through a very small incision as opposed to a larger surgical incision.
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“We loved the experience from the time of admission to the last day. Dr Arumugam is friendly and caring, and the service and help during the recovery process by the non-doctor staff were also great. Our overall experience was good.”V.MALLESWARIChennai Ortho Patient
Excellent Medical Team. Service by the nursing staff was very good. Housekeeping was better than expected. Thanks to Dr Arumugam and team for the excellent work done and making me stand on my feet normally.Murali SChennai Ortho Patient
I am very happy about the medical aid provided by the doctor. The doctor is very kind and clears all our doubts then and there. Very systematically visits the patient twice daily. I feel very comfortable and very happy in his presenceGEETHA SELVARAJANChennai Ortho Patient
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