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Having knee problem, unable to walk. Could you suggest how to solve this? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 03-Jun-2013
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Doctor:How can I help you?
User:Actually i my mother is having knee problem
User:she is unable walk,because of knee problem
User:her hage is 48
User:and her waight is 90+ Kgs
User:could you please suggest me for surgary or with out surgary can we solve this
Doctor:Is she known to have any medical problem - like diabetes, thyroid problems,etc?
Doctor:Has she seen any doctor for this knee pain?
User:some time back we went to appolo hospatal,
User:they told us first she has to reduce her waigt
User:but she is unable to reduce her waight
Doctor:Any X-ray's or MRI scans done?
Doctor:Since when is she having this problem?
User:we did
Doctor:May I know when it was done?
User:2 years back
Doctor:Let me brief you.
Doctor:Knee pain and other problems is commonly caused by osteoarthritis.
Doctor:This is a condition of age aggravated by other factors.
Doctor:Weight and cessation of period are other factors.
Doctor:Various forms of treatment are been done for this problem.
User:ok,could pls suggest me some of them
Doctor:Treatment in the form of pain killers, calcium supplements, physiotherapy and other supplement are tried.
Doctor:When none of this are provides relief and when the problem has worsened to the extreme surgery is planned.
Doctor:Few tests like X-rays and MRI scans help the doctors to know how worse her condition is and whether or not surgery needs to be done.
User:calcium supplements, physiotherapy these things could you suggest some medicines
Doctor:I shall do that.
Doctor:But the next step to treat her problem is to consult an orthopedician for examination.
Doctor:He/she can get her knee x-rayed and see for the changes.
Doctor:if the arthritic damage is severe, he can suggest pain killers / steroid injections or hyaluridin injection, etc with or without plan for surgery.
Doctor:Along with it he can also suggest the calcium supplements like Tab. Shelcal or omnical one tablet a day.
User:could you suggest any best hospitals
User:for this
Doctor:Calcium XXXXXXX supplements like milk and dairy products, meat, egg, green vegetables, etc. should be taken.
Doctor:If you are from Bangalore, you could consult doctors at Hosmat who are pioneers of orthopedic and spine treatment.
Doctor:At last, as I said in the beginning, there are other factors which aggravate this osteoarthritis
User:i am from hyderabad
Doctor:and one such important factor is weight.
Doctor:Hence it is very important to reduce weight.
User:could you suggest any best hospitals in hyderabad
Doctor:If you can help her to reduce her weight, there are 40 to 60% chances that you can prevent surgery on her.
Doctor:*surgery will only help her in reducing the pain.
Doctor:It may not give back her normal walk.
Doctor:If you are from Hyderabad, then I do not have any personal reference. But I can see that Udai Clinic at Chapel Road, Hyderabad
Doctor:specializes in orthocare.
User:ok thankyou
Doctor:You may visit them or the Knee joint replacement surgeons at Apollo Hospital.
Doctor:Have you followed?
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:nothing that it
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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