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Alampallam Venkatachalam, Orthopaedic surgeon specializing in joint replacement of hip, knee & shoulder, sports medicine, cartilage repair. Restoring mobility and flexibility. Cutomizing the treatment suited to my patient - Not forcing patient to accept my treatment

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Stem cell therapy knee India

Are you suffering from osteo-arthritis of knee? You may want to consider stem cell therapy knee India for pain relief. This is a new procedure which provides prolonged pain relief without surgery and the need to take pain killer medications. Listen to an explanation of bone marrow concentrate procedure in this video. If you want this procedure for yourself or your near and dear ones, visit www.stemcelljointsindia.com. E mail drvenkat@kneeindia.com.

Friday, May 06, 2016

Stem cell ACL, cartilage repair Chennai

Treatment of ACL tear with stem cells helped this young lady to recover from her chronic knee injury.

Visit www.jointpreservationsurgery.com. E mail drvenkat@kneeindia.com



Saturday, February 13, 2016

Meniscal repair

MRI red on white meniscal tear. This is going to need a meniscal repair in Chennai @ www.kneeindia.com

Monday, January 18, 2016

Meniscal suture/ repair India

This is a knee MRI image of a thirty year old male. It shows a horizontal meniscal tear of the lateral meniscus. The best treatment would be a Meniscal suture/repair. See www.kneeindia.com for more information about meniscal repair.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Single stage cartilage regeneration

The MRI picture shows #Cartilage loss under the knee cap and trochlea. This is to be treated with Single stage cartilage regeneration in India with Medicinal cells.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Collagen meniscus implant (CMI) India

Are you missing out on your precious meniscus of the knee? A deficient meniscus puts young people

at risk of developing early Osteo-arthritis. The absence of the meniscus classifies them as falling

under the condition " Pre-arthritis". Read about this condition in a previous post.

If you are looking for a collagen meniscus implant, this article should be of interest to you.

http://www.kneeindia.com/collagen-meniscus-implant-india/

Meniscal replacement India

These  are the arthroscopic images of a patient with a partial lateral menisectomy. He needs a #meniscal #replacement. I am the only surgeon to offer this procedure in Chennai. E mail me at drvenkat@kneeindia.com.

Thursday, January 07, 2016

Pre-arthritis- A new entity in joint damage.

Every body has heard about osteo-arthritis and early osteo-arthritis. I intend to present a newly coined term known as " Pre-arthritis".
Let us first understand the existing terms. 
1) Osteo-arthritis- This is the end stage of the disease and represents a joint failure. In symptomatic patients, this requires joint replacement. It is visible on plain x ray itself and doesn't need further investigations. 
2) Early Osteo-arthritis- In this condition structural damage has set in but is not yet visible on plain x rays. It may be seen on MRI scans or arthroscopy. Its course is yet unclear. Cartilage lesions may be asymptomatic. Left to its own course, it may lead to osteo-arthritis after a decade or two. This stage can be suspected in young people. Interventions like cartilage repair are available which can halt the progression of the condition to full fledged osteo-arthritis. 
3) Pre- arthritis- Finally we come to this new condition and we can only understand in the context of the above two conditions. A bunch of cartilage specialists got together last year and coined this term. There is no structural damage to be seen yet. However at a micro level, molecular changes have set in and will lead to early arthritis. It is suspected after a joint injury or a menisectomy. Joint aspiration and micro environment studies can pick up elevated levels of harmful chemicals called 'cytokines".
It can also be diagnosed by probing cartilage during an arthroscopy or an MRI showing bone marrow edema.
The benefit is that sports persons with the above two conditions can come under the supervision of a cartilage specialist and get an early intervention as and when structural damage sets  in. 
The good news is that a PRP or stem cell injection can avert further progression. Visit http://beststemcelltreatmentindia.weebly.com/ and http://jointpreservationsurgeryindia.blogspot.in/ to remain abreast of stories and latest developments in the field of cartilage injury and joint preservation. 

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Stem cell concentrate

Third picture shows stem cell concentrate after preparation. It will be used to treat a patient with both knee arthritis.

Friday, January 01, 2016

New year resolution for joint pain

New Year resolutions. With every passing year we are getting older. Although we all wish to remain active and productive, sometimes we are beset with niggling injuries to our joints. Earlier this meant undergoing surgery followed by rehab. This sets us back financially and monetarily. Thankfully from now, various cell treatment options are available at MJRC clinic. Visit www.kneereplacement.co.in.