Monday, 26 February 2018

Live Straight With Scoliosis Correction Surgery

What is Scoliosis?

Scoliosis is an abnormal curvature of the spine. The spinal curve may develop as a single curve (like C) or two curves (like S). Scoliosis condition does not give any significant symptoms in teens and children until the condition has progressed. Idiopathic and degenerative scoliosis are the most common types. There are three orthopedic options for treating scoliosis are observation, bracing or surgical intervention. When the first two options fail to improve the condition, Scoliosis Correction Surgery will be the last option.

Scoliosis Correction Surgery   

Spinal fusion is a surgical procedure in which the curved vertebrae are fused together. Then, the fused bones start to heal into a single and solid bone. This surgical method stops the growth in the abnormal spine segment and prevents the curve from getting worse. The spinal fusion is primarily used to reduce pain due to the abnormal vertebrae movement. Pain is diminished by stopping the movement of faulty vertebrae. Spinal fusion helps to treat many spinal deformities and scoliosis in one among them.
In the spinal fusion, a bone graft is done to promote the fusion. Generally, small bone pieces are placed into the spaces between vertebrae which have to be fused. Then, the bone starts to grow together.
Until the surgery ends, metal rods are used to hold the spine in place. With the help of hook, screw or wire the rods are attached to the spine. Normally from 4-8 hours is taken for the spinal fusion surgery and depends on the curve size, the time duration extends.


The hospital stay for the patient after the spinal fusion may be for 2-4 days. After the surgery, in the first few weeks, the patient is suggested with some basic exercises such as normal walking with a protective brace and few stretching exercises. Recovery may take from weeks to months depends on the patient condition.
TOSH (Trauma and Orthopedic Specialty Hospital) is one of the best orthopedic hospital in Chennai. The world-class treatment is offered by the expert and the best orthopedic specialists and it provides the best spinal surgery Chennai.

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Friday, 9 June 2017

Make Your Movements Perfect

Joint replacement surgery is a very effective way of reducing joint pain, improving a deformity, and supporting to improve patient’s mobility (movement). Generally, surgery is not consider as a last line of treatment but when other treatment such as medications and physical therapy have not helped then surgery is the only way to reduce the pain. People who are referred for joint replacement surgery often have
  • Severe joint pain
  • Limping
  • Stiffness
  • Muscle weakness
  • Swelling
  • Limited motion


People may have problem with daily activities such as walking, standing, getting into and out of cars, putting on socks and shoes, and climbing stairs depending on the level of affected joint and the damage level. The most common causes of not working of joints are rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. There are several factors that contribute in joint weakening and arthritis. They are
  • Heredity
  • Problem in joint development
  • Problem with cartilage
  • Minor repetitive injuries
  • Severe trauma to the joint cartilage
  • Overweight causes early joint problems

The three most common joint replacement surgeries are 

Joint replacement surgery is replaced the damaged cartilage and any other bone loss. The damaged joint is resurfaced and the patient’s ligaments and muscles are used for support and help during the surgery process. 
TOSH (Trauma and Orthopedic specially Hospital), Chennai has world class facilities for joint replacement surgery. TOSH is the prominent name for the knee, hip and shoulder surgery in the Chennai. The doctors of TOSH are well qualified and well known joint specialist in the Chennai. The environment of the hospital is patient centric and friendly. 


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Friday, 21 April 2017

Stem Cell Therapy : Alternative Treatment For Knee Replacement

Stem cell therapy has been in news for quite some time, for its magical regenerative properties. This has been put to use in treating several disorders effectively. Stem cell treatment for knee cartilage regeneration is one of the latest in the field, enabling a cure for knee arthritis without having to replace the joint.

Stem cells are special cells found in our body that could change or differentiate into other cells. They help in repairing or healing injuries by regenerating the harmed cells. However, when the injury or damage is bigger, an inability to recruit enough stem cells occurs. These can be rectified by extracting stem cells from other areas and concentrating their action in the site of injury. This is what stem cell procedures do.

Procedure for Knee Cartilage Regeneration Using Stem Cell

The stem cell treatment for knee cartilage regeneration involves a minimally invasive procedure. It is a latest development in the field of knee arthritis treatment. Here an arthroscopic procedure is done in the knee area to scrap off the portion of cartilage that is worn out due to arthritis. 

Stem cells are extracted from the bone marrow, that is aspirated from the patient’s hip bone and concentrated to cultivate stem cells and associated growth factors. This is then mixed with a clotting gel and injected into the knee joint area where the worn-out cartilage was scrapped out from. 

The stem cell treatment procedure is emerging as an alternative for total knee replacement surgery that is widely practised today. The ability of the procedure to retain one’s own knee has increased its popularity among patients.

Benefits of Stem Cell Treatment 

The main benefits of the treatment procedure are as below: -
  • Preserves our natural knee joint
  • Avoids the discomfort due to metal implants
  • No more restrictions in joint movements
  • Can continue with all daily activities with ease.
  • Very short recovery period
  • Can fully move the joint in a day
  • No prolonged hospitalisation required.

TOSH Trauma and Orthopaedic Specialty Hospital, Chennai, offers advanced orthopaedic treatments on par with the best in the world.

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Friday, 3 February 2017

Want Freedom from Your Back Pain ?

Herniated disc is a common medical situation among adults. In some people, herniated discs presses against the spinal cord or the nerve roots causing acute pain that is very difficult to bear. These cannot be completely treated with medication. Surgical processes are the best methods to deal with such cases. Discectomy is the surgical process that is done to remove herniated discs that presses against the spinal cord or the nerve roots.

An ortho specialist might suggest a discectomy when the patient has an acute pain on the leg or expresses weakness in the legs or complaint about numbness in the feet. Usually, the ortho specialist would wait for around a month to see if nonsurgical methods can improve the condition of the patient. The surgeon usually resorts to surgical methods only after he finds that medications have been ineffective. Loss of bowel or bladder control and possibility of losing motion of the limbs are also reasons that might force the doctor to go for a 
The doctor makes a small incision near the herniated part. He may remove a lamina of the infected part of the vertebrae to have a clearer vision of the herniated disc. Surgeon then cut off the herniated part of the disc. Any lose fragments of bone around the area might also be removed. The whole surgical process is usually done under general anaesthesia. Usually, the patient is made to walk on the first day after surgery. The patient would feel an instant vanishing of the pain but the numbness and weakness from the leg would subside only after few days.
Trauma and Orthopaedic Speciality Hospital (TOSH) is leading hospital that deals with all Joint Problems.  Dr. Zakeer Hussain at TOSH has been one of the prominent doctors in this field since long back. Utmost medical care is what discectomy require and that is exactly what one gets at TOSH.
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Wednesday, 25 January 2017

New Solution for Knee Pain

Stem Cell Therapies is advised if you have encountered an injury to the knee meniscus, cartilage, MCL or ACL ligaments, or have chronic knee pain due to a past injury or arthritis

Stem Cell Therapies have been used in different medical conditions to restore the function and improve the quality of life. In most of the cases, stem cell therapies have been lifesaving. Bone marrow transplant is the most widely used stem-cell therapy.

Stem cell therapy promotes the reparative response of diseased, dysfunctional or injured tissue using stem cells or their derivatives. It is the advanced level of organ transplantation and makes uses of cells instead of donor organs, which are limited in supply.
Researchers culture stem cells in a laboratory. These stem cells are worked upon to specialize into specific types of cells, such as heart muscle cells, blood cells, bone marrow cells or nerve cells. The specialized cells can then be implanted into a person.
  • Speed up the length of time it takes for injuries or wounds to heal
  • Decrease nerve damage
  • Reduce pain, even chronic joint pain, with less need for medications
  • Increase functionality, range of motion, flexibility and sleep quality
  • Reduce muscle compensations and risk for future injuries
  • Return patients to their normal activities as quickly as possible

As with most of the medical procedure, stem cell therapy does come with minimal risks. However, advances in stem cell treatment have nullified many of the risks. The biggest risk is most patients undergoing stem cell therapy face is an infection from the extraction of adipose tissue or the injection of stem cells.
The recovery time from a stem cell therapy treatment is virtually none.  A stem cell therapy treatment is an outpatient procedure. Other than some minor discomfort at the injection site for a short time after the treatment, patients can return to work the next day. This makes stem cell therapy a great treatment alternative for all those who are concerned about the long recovery time associated with a surgical procedure.
TOSH Trauma & Orthopaedic Hospital is an exclusive orthopedic hospital with international standards. We offer a wide range of services in trauma and orthopedics, and also specialize in high-end primary and revision knee joint replacements.
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Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Knee Replacement - Back to Normal Life Again

The knee is an important joint and it bears the total weight of the body. It is the most common joint that gets worn out when people become aged. Hemophilia, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and patients with gout may also need a knee replacement surgery as these diseases severely affect the joints.

It is necessary to go in for Knee Replacement Surgery when the knee joints are totally damaged. Generally, prosthesis is used as an alternate for the knee joint, depending on the cost involved and the patient’s condition. The life of the replaced knee will be about twenty years whereas the life of the artificial knee depends totally on the patient’s activity.

There are two Types of Knee Replacement such as Partial Knee Replacement (Unicondylar) and Total Knee Replacement.

Partial Knee Replacement (Unicondylar): The worn out knee part is replaced. There are three compartments for a knee. Medial compartment (inside of the knee), lateral compartment (outer part of the knee) and patellofemoral compartment (front portion of the knee between the thighbone and kneecap). Even when any single compartment is worn out, this surgery is performed.

Total Knee Replacement: This joint arthroplasty is performed when all the compartments of the knee are totally affected. It is the most commonly done surgery that yields good results.

Patients who suffer from the above conditions are ideal for joint arthroplasty. A complete pre-operative evaluation will be done before the surgery especially for heart, hypertension, lung and UTI infection, and people with diabetes.

Implant selection

Numerous implants such as titanium alloys, zirconium alloys, oxonium implants, cobalt chromium alloys, and stainless steel are available for knee joint replacement surgeries. Such prosthetics are available in different designs with easier rotation to increase knee bending. Implant selection depends on the patient’s knee condition and the monetary status.

The stages involved in the knee replacement surgery are pre-operative, intraoperative, postoperative, and home care. Generally, the patients will be discharged within 7-10 days of the procedure.

The pre-operative session involves conducting thorough investigations such as blood tests, X-Ray, ECG, Echo, and Gynecological, cardiological and aesthetical interactions. Patient counseling will also be done.

Intra-operative Session: Patients will be taken to the operation stomach in an empty stomach. The surgery will last for two hours. Either epidural or general anesthesia is given to the patient based on their health conditions and the region below the waist is numbed. Quadriceps muscles are detached from the knee cap. The leg and thigh bones will be exposed by displacing the kneecap to one side. The ends of the bones are cut and the necessary cartilages and ligaments are removed. With a cementing material, the prosthesis is wedged on the bone. The stitches are made on the open wound.

Post-operative Session: The patient is provided with a knee brace and is advised to intake normal food along with the medicines prescribed by the surgeon. The blood is drained and the wound is dressed. Physiotherapy and knee bending exercises are taught to the patient. Once the patient starts to mobilize, they will be discharged.

Home Care: Caring for the wound is quite important. Physiotherapy will be given to the patient for 10 days, at home. The dressing should not be disturbed and should remain water-free. After 5 days dressing will be done and sutures will be removed after 10-12 days.

  • People with deformed knees
  • Stiffness and restricted bending
  • Those who do not comply with medications and physiotherapy
  • Pricking pain while sleeping
  • Restricted day-to-day activities such as walking, climbing stairs, etc.
  • Advantages of knee arthroplasty:
  • Relief from pain
  • Straightened knee free from deformities
  • Being able to bend upto 100 degrees
  • Enhanced and active lifestyle
TOSH Trauma & Orthopedic Speciality Hospital is located at Kilpauk, Chennai. It is being run by a highly experienced team of orthopedic surgeons. We offer a wide range of services and our hospital stands in the first row for

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Friday, 1 July 2016

Bringing Movement Back To Life

Do you suffer from back pain? Tried everything? Still in pain? Here is spine surgery to get off from back pain. TOSH Trauma & Orthopedic hospital offers the best spine surgery in Chennai.
Back pain is common among people of all age groups. Trauma, injuries to spine, aging etc are the reasons for back pain. Almost all back pain can be cured by physiotherapy, proper medication or by any other non-surgical procedures. When all these treatments fail, surgery is the preferred solution to get rid of  back pain.
Common conditions affecting back

  • Slipped disc
  • Narrowing spinal canal
  • Irritation or inflammation on nerve
  • Fractures caused by injury
  • After effect  of other infectious disease

Types of Spine surgeries
1. Discectomy
This surgical method is preferred if the following symptoms occur.
  • Leg pain
  • Weakness
  • Numbness
  • Failure of non-surgical treatment
This surgery is done to remove herniated disc material that is pressed on to the spinal cord.
After surgery the patient gets complete relief from pain.
This surgery  which is done to expand the narrowed hole that spinal nerve pass through as they exit the spine.
This narrowing can cause the following neurological symptoms.
  • Tingling sensation
  • Deep and steady pain
  • Numbness
  • Muscle weakness
3. Laminectomy
This surgery is done to remove bone spurs. In addition to this, bones and damaged disc are also removed.
  • Heaviness in legs or buttocks
  • Numbness
  • Pain
  • Experience difficulty in standing and walking.
In addition to above spine surgeries Spinal fusion (surgical method of joining two bones), Disc Replacement, Vertebroplasty/ Kyphoplasty ( here bone cement is injected into fractured bone to relieve pain) etc are also performed.

TOSH Trauma & Orthopedic hospital contains experienced orthopedic surgeons to perform the spine surgery. Come and see how we can guide you back to health.

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