Mosaicplasty

Alternative to knee replacement in young patients Mosaicplasty is a procedure to treat small sized articular cartilage defects. In this procedure islands of articular cartilage are cored out from the non weight bearing portion of the knee. The defect is prepared by curetting it and stabilizing the edges, and its size measured. Cylinder shaped islands…

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Minimal Invasive Knee Replacement

Minimal invasive knee replacement – What is minimal invasive knee replacement? It is a knee replacement done through small cuts in the skin and with less damage to the soft tissues. The tissues are sparingly cut so that there is less bleeding, faster operation time, less pain and quick recovery. I perform minimally invasive knee…

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Meniscal repair / replacement India

Does your MRI indicate a meniscal tear? Do you need a Meniscal repair / replacement India? See how Meniscal repair/ replacement India can help you to limit the damage and prolong the use of your knee. Dr.A.K.Venkatachalam has got trained in these procedures. Meniscal preservation is very imprtant for knee function. When a person tears his ligaments…

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Lower femoral osteotomy

Have you got knock knees? A lower femoral osteotomy will correct this deformity and prevent arthritis. Alternative to knee replacment Knock knees or valgus knees are prone to developing osteoarthritis of the lateral compartment. To correct a valgus deformity ot the knee a lower femoral osteotomy is done. I do an open wedge osteotomy of…

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High Flex total Knee replacement India

Do you want a High flex total knee replacement India ? This is a popular procedure amongst Indians and middle east patients. This special form of full bending or high flex knee replacement was pioneered in Tamil nadu by Dr.Venkatachalam in 2005. Some religious beliefs require a person to kneel for prayer. A high flexion knee…

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Evaluative arthroscopy

Have you been told you need a knee arthroscopy India ? I do it for the following reasons- Ligament reconstruction Cartilage procedures. Post ACL reconstruction Post Cartilage surgery Menisectomy/ Meniscal suturing Wash out of septic arthritis Biopsy Cyclops lesion Loose body removal Plica excision  

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Both knee replacments India

Both knee replacements India. Are you looking to get both knee replacements done ? Rheumatoid arthritis and Osteoarthritis commmonly involve both knees. Many such patients want both knee replacements to be done. Is it safe ? Many studies have vouched for the decreased morbidity afer simultaneous replacement. Bilateral knee replacements are safe in young patients without cardiac…

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Arthroscopic menisectomy

Have you been advised to undergo an arthroscopic menisectomy? The menisci help in load transmission and menisectomy decreases their ability to transfer loads. Menisectomy should be conservative enough and yet relieve the mechanical obstruction. The medial meniscus is more susceptible to injuries in sports men and athletes. Sports persons playing soccer, American football, rugby, are…

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Arthroscopic lateral release

Do you need an arthroscopic lateral release? See why it is done. An arthroscopic lateral release is done for the following conditions in India Lateral retinacular syndrome, Lateral maltracking, Lateral subluxation of the patella Chondromalacia patella I prefer to do it by a semi open method after a preliminary arthroscopy to evaluate maltracking, and the…

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Arthroscopic debridement of Septic arthritis

Causes- Aspiration of knee under non aseptic conditions, infected total knee replacements, ACL reconstruction Treatment When septic arthritis is detected earlier in a patient and debridement is indicated then it can be done arthroscopically. The scope is inserted through the antero- lateral or anteromedial portals and a shaver is introduced into the suprapatellar pouch to…

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