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Cure for rheumatoid arthritis through surgery - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   how can I help you
User :   i have an aunt who is suffering from rhematic arthritis, i would like to know if there is any treatment possible
User :   she is 48 years of age...
User :   hello r u still there...
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details -Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Dependents: Yes/ No.
User :   these details for the patient
Doctor :   yes
User :   48 years, female, not working, unmarried, dependent
Doctor :   location
User :   patna...
Doctor :   How long she has RA
User :   since 1981....
Doctor :   There's no cure for rheumatoid arthritis. With proper treatment, a strategy for joint protection and changes in lifestyle, you can live a long, productive life with rheumatoid arthritis.
User :   no possiblity with surgery etc...
Doctor :   surgery has no role at all unless complicated
User :   joint replacement...
User :   she is unable to make any movements and is bed ridden..
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   then joint replacement can be made
User :   what is the likelihood of sucess...
Doctor :   During joint replacement surgery, your surgeon removes the damaged parts of your joint and inserts a metal and plastic prosthesis.
Doctor :   i mean to say the patients
Doctor :   The success is vry high
User :   will her age be a factor...
Doctor :   it should not be
User :   are there any hospitals in bangalore where such cases are done or in Patna...
Doctor :   The joint rplacemnt is to replace the damage joint
Doctor :   by not the RA
Doctor :   There are many good surgeons in Bangalore
Doctor :   who do this
Doctor :   It depends on the tech and the prosthesis that are placed
User :   how much is the cost for such surgery...
Doctor :   so it is better to get it done in cities like Bangalore
Doctor :   We can help you in finding one
User :   it shall be great....
Doctor :   The cost would be around 2 to 3 lakhs
Doctor :   but it depneds on the cost of prostheiss
Doctor :   imported german prosteheiss cost maore
Doctor :   than the indian made
User :   since she is unable to move...will hip surgery will also be required..
Doctor :   If it is possible we can also go for low cost surgeries
Doctor :   liek tendon transfers
Doctor :   synovectomy
Doctor :   so the clinical condition and the MRI reports help us to decide
User :   can u help me out with the details....
Doctor :   which would be beneficial to the pt
User :   since we need to bring her to Bangalore...
Doctor :   so one should examine the pt first to decide anything furhter
Doctor :   and we will discuss the options and you can decide
Doctor :   which one to go
Doctor :   for the quality of life
User :   you specialise in which field...
Doctor :   I am General Practitioner
Doctor :   We have panel orthopedicians
User :   can you refer me the names and contact details of the doctors...
Doctor :   If you can come to Bangalore we can assist you in a cost effective way
User :   we want to have a preliminary discussions with her X Ray reports before we bring her here all the way...
Doctor :   You can call us at 080-0000
User :   i m in bangalore itself...
Doctor :   Do one thing mail the reports latest ones the MRI , x rays
Doctor :   and we can give the advise
Doctor :   you can call us at the above number from 12PM to 6PM
User :   to which id should we send...
Doctor :   YYYY@YYYY
User :   which doctor should we contact...
Doctor :   We shall give you detais
Doctor :   If you can call that number
User :   when...
Doctor :   after sending the mails
Doctor :   reprts
User :   ok then..
User :   thanks...
Doctor :   pl fll the feedback
Doctor :   COnfirm the details
Doctor :   YYYY@YYYY Mobile : 0000
User :   yes...
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Thanks for consutling bye
User :   will get in touch with you...
Doctor :   bye
User :   bye...
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