Cancer care during the COVID -19 Pandemic

The number of COVID cases in India is fast approaching 33,000 with a mortality rate of around 3.1%. The emergency, ICU, Ventilators, pulmonology units of hospitals are busy and are preparing for the worst while hoping that somehow the number of cases start declining.
Most hospitals have suspended elective surgeries and OPDs. While, it is recommended that every individual should try to stay at home and avoid contact with others as far as possible, the situation is different for cancer patients.

Common Questions in a patient’s mind about knee replacement.

How long should I wait before I can get knee replacement?
Osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease that continues to damage the surface of knee joint and deform the shape of bones around the knees.Prolonged waiting leads to weakening of the muscles around the knee joint.
Once the pain becomes intolerable,patient does experience difficulty walking, abouthalf a kilometre, climbing and getting down the stairs becomes challenging, immediate consultation with the orthopaedic is warranted.

Should high uric acid bother you?

There is a lack of awareness and many myths related to high uric acid levels in blood. My aim here is to remove common misconceptions related to uric acid and diseases associated with high uric acid. Through this article, I am explaining what needs to be done if you have high uric acid.
What can happen if one has persistent high uric acid?
If a person has persistent high uric acid, one of the following scenarios may develop -

Successful single stage complex bilateral knee replacement surgery in severely deformed legs

71 yrs. old man from Chatarpur (M.P) had been suffering from Osteoarthritis both knee for last 10 years. In the early stages of his advanced disease he was advised to undergo knee replacement surgery in his native place but he didn’t agree as he was mentally unprepared. The disease gradually progressed and his condition worsened to a stage wherein his knees became severely deformed and crooked.

Do’s and Don’ts for Kidney Patients During Corona Virus Pandemic

As we all know this Novel Corona Virus (COVID19) is a new virus with very limited experience and expertise all over the world. Till date there is no proven therapy. There is no vaccine to prevent it. So, we are at very high risk of getting infected.
Patients having high BP, Diabetes, Kidney disease, Liver disease, Pre-existing Respiratory disease, Cancers, Persons on immunosuppression and elderly are having high risk of getting infected as well as high risk of death due to Covid 19.