Dr Praveen Ramachandra
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Bone health clinic


Dia plus orthopaedician  and endocrinologist (metabolic bone disease like osteoporosis) work closely with the bone health clinic to provide acute fracture care, rehabilitation and reconstruction and help in diagnosis and treatment of bone related diseases.

We treat:

  • Bone fractures
  • Joint injuries
  • Joint sprain
  • Torn ligaments
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Muscle sprains
  • Acute back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Musculoskeletal trauma
  • osteoporosis

Services include:

  • Osteoporosis screening and diagnosis (bone density testing, laboratory testing, and evaluation)
  • Osteoporosis treatment and education
  • Balance therapy and fall prevention
  • One-on-one bone health counseling
  • Coordination of care (medical, lab, pharmacy, Physiotherapy, OT)

 

Rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disorder that typically affects the small joints in your hands and feet. Unlike the wear-and-tear damage of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis affects the lining of your joints, causing a painful swelling that can eventually result in bone erosion and joint deformity.

An autoimmune disorder, rheumatoid arthritis occurs when your immune system mistakenly attacks your own body's tissues. In addition to causing joint problems, rheumatoid arthritis sometimes can affect other organs of the body — such as the skin, eyes, lungs and blood vessels.

Although rheumatoid arthritis can occur at any age, it usually begins after age 40. The disorder is much more common in women.

Treatment focuses on controlling symptoms and preventing joint damage.

 

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis causes bones to become weak and brittle — so brittle that a fall or even mild stresses like bending over or coughing can cause a fracture. Osteoporosis-related fractures most commonly occur in the hip, wrist or spine.

Bone is living tissue that is constantly being broken down and replaced. Osteoporosis occurs when the creation of new bone doesn't keep up with the removal of old bone.

Osteoporosis affects men and women of all races. But white and Asian women — especially older women who are past menopause — are at highest risk. Medications, healthy diet and weight-bearing exercise can help prevent bone loss or strengthen already weak bones.