Category Archives: Orthopedic

Knee Surgery: Cartilage Cell transplant – An Alternative to Knee Replacement Surgery in young patients

This article by Dr. Venkat describes his views on Cartilage Cell transplant, which he believes is a good alternative to Knee Replacement Surgery in young patients. Osteoarthritis is a well known disease affecting joints, mainly of the hip, knee.

Articular cartilage, the lining tissue at the ends of long bones is mainly affected. In Indians, knee osteoarthritis is very common and even younger people in their fourth decade have some earlier symptoms.

In this article I shall discuss the precursor of the disease, “cartilage lesion” and surgical methods to prevent or treat early cartilage disease. By availing of these alternate methods of surgery the need for joint replacement can be averted or postponed by younger people. I shall confine myself to the knee joint but the same principles can apply to any other joint.

Articular cartilage is the shiny tissue that lines the ends of bones participating in a joint. It is the natural shock absorber. Loss of this tissue is responsible for the development of osteoarthritis. Healthy cartilage is a bluish white, smooth, glistening tissue. It has no blood and nerve supply. It is precious since there is a limit to its complete regeneration unlike tissues in other organs and even in the underlying bone. Continue reading

Worldclass Surgery in India with Wockhardt Hospital

Many uninsured people from North Americans and Europe are now choosing to go overseas for advanced surgery at a fraction of the cost in US. Wockhardt Hospital in Bangalore is one state of the art facility at which is now a preferred destination for American patients looking for advanced Cardiac, Orthopedic and Spinal Surgeries.

An associate hospital of Harvard Medical International (HMI), Boston, USA, this hospital is equipped with latest technology, multi-disciplinary capability, world class infrastructure and excellent patient care ambience and processes.

While the patients undergo medical treatment, their companions who accompany them are able to appreciate the services offered at top Indian hospital from a different perspective.

In this video, some companions of American patients talk about their positive experience – of how it was initially a tough decision to come to India, which finally proved a very beneficial and fulfilling one For more details visit