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Physiotherapy for a polio patient - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
User :   Hello
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   how are you doctor
Doctor :   good
Doctor :   thank you
Doctor :   how are you?
User :   may i know ur good name
User :   am fine
User :   This is regd my sister
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   pls go on..
User :   she had polio attack in her childhood...
Doctor :   ok
User :   bcoz of that she lost her right leg..
User :   she is not able to walk
User :   so she used to what we say, crawl since then
Doctor :   ok...
User :   folding another working leg which is right one..
Doctor :   how old is she?
User :   21
User :   bcoz of continuously folding the right leg,
User :   now she is unable open the right leg fully...
Doctor :   Have you taken her to to any orthopedician for an examination?
User :   the nerves have been jammed
User :   yes..we took her to hospital...
User :   they performed almost 5-6 operations for each leg...
User :   after that it was the physiotherapy which left out...
Doctor :   Have she never tried walking with support/
Doctor :   how long ago were these operations done?
User :   but unfortunately due to unavoidable situations we couldnt make it..
Doctor :   ok.....
User :   yes..but was not ablt to walk
User :   5+ yrs
Doctor :   as you would probably know
Doctor :   Physiotherapy is also very important for
Doctor :   your sister after the surgery
User :   absolutelu
Doctor :   It is very difficult to say how much it will help her without examning her
User :   k
Doctor :   Does she attempt to straighten/ bend her leg to exercise it daily?
Doctor :   When was the last time you took her to see an Orthopedician?
User :   now after keep on telling she is doing that from past several months...
User :   that was the last ..5 yrs back...
User :   nothing was in my hands at that time...
User :   :(
Doctor :   Ok - have you noticed any improvement?
User :   ya...earlier she used to complain about pain...
User :   now it seems the pain is reduced...
Doctor :   ok
User :   she is nt complaining much
Doctor :   What you can do is take your sister
Doctor :   to see an orthopedician and then for intensive physiotherapy/ as advised by the ortho
User :   could you suggest some good doctors?
Doctor :   which area are of bangalore are you in?
Doctor :   and do you have any budgetary constraints?
Doctor :   ok
User :   belongs to middle class
Doctor :   It is your choice on which hospital you would prefer
User :   my sis is my native place...
User :   do u suggest any good hospital there
Doctor :   you have to remember that the tretmant and physiotherapy
Doctor :   will go on for months
Doctor :   Will your sister be more comfortable in receiving trt in Hyderabad or here in Bangalore?
Doctor :   The choice depends on where it is easier for your family/ sister
User :   k
User :   it will be great if you can tel me the approx cost for the treatment...
Doctor :   we dont have
User :   it will be helpful in planning my budget
Doctor :   if you go to a medical college and the orthopedic
Doctor :   feels that you just need physiotherapy
Doctor :   then the total cost might be 100-150 RS per day for the physotherapy
Doctor :   If the ortho feels that you might need more - then the cost may vary according to what is done
Doctor :   from what you have told me, she will most probably need physiotherapy for 2-3 months at least.
User :   k
Doctor :   my advice to you is, avoid the
Doctor :   private hospitals for now
Doctor :   and take a final decision after that
User :   sure ll do...
Doctor :   Most people feel that medical college hospitals are not the best option..
Doctor :   but actually they are excellent
Doctor :   Is thr anything else I can help you with?
User :   starting the treatment may take a couple of months
Doctor :   ok..
User :   so could you suggest me somthing which can be done in these days...
Doctor :   you can actually just get her to stretch and bend her leg as often as she can in the meanwhile
Doctor :   Let her try to keep it straight
Doctor :   In case you are able to see what im typing
Doctor :   pls close this browser and log in again
Doctor :   thanks
User :   u there

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