Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Liver Transplant for Living Long Life!

The human body is like a super computer created by God himself. The whole human body is still a mystery to the most renowned doctors. Our complicated body is made up of so many muscles and bones and organs also. When all these go hand in hand our body functions like anything. Such a big body can not tolerate even a pierce of a needle hence sometimes it breaks down badly. Digestion is a vital system of our body as it directly involves with our intake of food.

Liver looms large in the digestive system which weighs about 1.36kg.It is seen or felt on the right side of the abdomen just below diaphragm. The main functionality of liver is to digest the food and sending it to the different parts of the body. Other functions of liver are, breaking down fats, turning glucose into glycogen and also producing urea. It acts as a store house for vitamin A, D, and K also known for producing cholesterol. So Liver has got lions share in the importance of our body.

The most alarming about this organ is it is very unpredictable. Nobody knows when it goes out of track. When liver stops functioning due to any sort of damage, it causes serious problem, the treatment also won’t help sometimes. As we have been seeing, liver treatments hardly are successful to put us back on track. Only way is to go for Dialysis, when it gets severe.

Nowadays there is a hope for the person who is suffering from liver ailments. Statistics show that one million people suffer from liver failure around the world. Every year many of succumb to death as they can not get timely treatment. In the US itself 1700 people die as they can not get the liver donors on time. This has become the major concern in the medical society especially when they treat liver failure patient.

Liver transplant depends on the availability of the donor. There are innumerable precautions to betaken before the treatment starts. The liver transplant is a complicated surgery hence a highly skilled surgeon is needed to do this. Donor cannot just donate his liver; it has to qualify medically before the donation. Any way Liver donor will be given huge sum of money.

According to medical fraternity donors are preferable from the family within, some how this is not a hard and fast rule. It may vary also. And the donor should be above 18 and below 50 years. The donor also has to undergo various tests. Once he is through then only the transplant takes place. The donor and the patient have to fall in the same category.

The sizes of liver should match perfectly. The donor must be healthy and his liver also should be in great condition .He should not have any infectious diseases. The donor should under go tests like ECG, X-ray, CT Scan and lastly liver biopsy even! It is a tough procedure but saving somebody’s life.

There are so many patients from the west flocking to India for the liver plant transplantation. Highly skilled medical doctors, wonderful infrastructure, and excellent ambience make the patients happy. There are many hospitals in Ahmedabad also for offering this medical assistance. Happy liver transplant for those who are in need!

By Geeta Rao

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Monday, March 28, 2011

Medical Miracle-Knee Replacement

Somewhere I read ‘Even the person who is on the deathbed would not like to die.’ How true it is! Life is so precious. Every person likes to stand on his own feet, walk by himself without any pain. Here medical science plays miracle. Nowadays knee replacement surgery has become the most common phenomena.

As we age our joints demand strong medical attentions. Knee replacement is one of them, very much in demand. Knee will be replaced by a synthetic implant reducing the severe pain. Different implant designs are available, but the Drs will decide which one the patient needs the most. Each one of them offers stable movement after the implant.

Main benefits of these implants are 1) no pain 2) improved and stable movement. This has been a medical gift for the better life of human beings. And the whole process has high rate of success. Firstly you need to make up your mind believing in medical science Knee replacement will surely bring back your lost smile on the face! The knee joint basically consists of three bones, the femur, the tibia, and the patella. All these are equally important for the movement.

Degeneration of the joint can occur as a result of trauma or from wear and tear over time. Whatever the cause of the degeneration, it ultimately means that the patient’s knee will wear down to the point that it causes substantial pain and limits meaningful motion.

This joint is worn out over the time gradually. Whatever may be the reason the patient will have unbearable pain at the knee joint. Flat metal plate and stem will be implanted in the tibial bone while replacing the lower part of the knee joint.

Sometimes patients may need specialized implant because of their knee size. Such knees are made to order and fixed by surgeons. Customization is most welcome here.

Knee replacement could be done with cement or without cement. It entirely depends on the patient and the surgeon. Mostly they are done with cement. After this, the patient gets back all his movements.

If a patient has pain in only one knee then there is a medical process called partial knee surfacing. Surgeons target the damaged portion and isolate it. They also resurface without damaging healthy tissues or bone. Here sometimes surgeons need the help of robotics.

As medical science has advanced so much, Orthopedic surgeons prefer computer based robotic surgery to reach more than excellencies and accuracy!3-D surely gives greater visibility. Isn’t it wonderful synthesis of medicine and technology?

Categories of Knee Replacement

There are four basic types of knee replacement categories:

- Non-constrained

- Semi-constrained

- Constrained or hinged

- Unicondylar

This knee replacement process may take at least two hours. You may require 15 days in the hospital. Post operation care is much concerned fact

Medical Tourism

Many patients need immediate treatment for their knees throughout the world. But expenses become a big question mark. They have to cross this hurdle. Or they can easily opt for India, Bankok, Malaysia and many other eastern countries. Patients get excellent treatment, no language barrier, and post operational care in a very cordial way. Usually such knee replacement will last for fifteen to twenty years.


Geeta Rao

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Saturday, February 5, 2011

What is hip joint?

The hip joint is a ball consisting of two bones and they are the head of the femur and the socket. Our body is such a wonderful machine created with extraordinary craftsmanship. These bones have head at the joint having cavity inside. This is very useful while walking and all other activities. Hip is the second largest weight bearing joint. Ball and socket join the leg and the pelvis. Our ligaments connecting ball to the socket offer excellent stability for the joint. The hip joint is usually very strong to hold the body’s weight and movement. All these bones and ligament help in the mechanism of hip joint. In this scenario, if hip joint is damaged then it has to be replaced with medical surgery.

Well advanced medical surgeries are done to replace the hip joint. Patients who are super rich can afford the operation in USA and UK. Others can flock to the eastern countries for the treatment. When the patient is young it is healed quickly, but the older ones bones being brittle, if fractured then it is difficult to manage without the operation. One more worry always eats up the patient’s head is the expense. If it bearable then the patient will go ahead happily. If it is unaffordable then these have to look for the alternate which is equally good.

Patients can go to AIIMS for the hip replacement. Medical faculty, good infrastructure with latest medical equipment and English speaking staff make it easy and convenient for the needy ones. Here the treatment is given with harmony and medical efficiency. Moreover it is affordable here. Onlookers can never ever imagine the pain; the patient only knows what it is! These surgeons bring back the lost smile on faces of patients. What a noble profession! I bow my head with utter respect!

By Geeta Rao

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Thursday, February 3, 2011

Hip replacement-A medical miracle!

A salute to medical advancement for bringing smile back on patients lips. Elderly persons when have a fall causing this hip replacement need not worry too much. As we know any type of surgery is quite painful. But the only solace is there is medical solution for most of the fractures. It is the most common thing especially among the elderly gentry to have a fall and go for the hip replacement operation. The renewed energy you gain by this operation is tremendously hi-tech and stable. Every one in ten has this hip replacement operation nowadays. This hip replacement has proved an extraordinary medical alternate. It brings back your usual walking and other activities. Doctors are the final word in such cases. If they recommend surgery then, exercise, medicines and physical therapy won’t help you.

Hip replacement has become common news in modern society. Every year 300,000 hip replacement operations are being done in USA. Surgeon, using his wonderful medical skill, removes damaged part and replaces them with prosthetics. This definitely ensures painless mobility. Hip replacement surgery has a very high rate of success bringing those patients their life back. The patients could be informed about the mechanics of the hip joint and the available options.

Nowadays hip replacement could be done with less pain.But the pleasure of this replacement is you get back those movements.When you can't afford the medical expense then you can turn to eastern countries for the same.Excellent medical talent,skilled surgeons,no language barrier,good infrastructure all you get at very affordableprice.When health is priority,money takes backseat!

By Geeta Rao
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