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Dr. Chittur Ananthakrishnan

Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Foreman, AR
55 years experience

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Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery

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91 Answers
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chittur Ananthakrishnan
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 55 years experience
Muscle bruising: You probably bruised the muscles around the shoulder girdle; should settle down within a week or else seek medical attention.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chittur Ananthakrishnan
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 55 years experience
Stop the tylenol (acetaminophen): Tylenol (acetaminophen) generally does not cause stomach upsets unless it is combined with other meds. You need to stop taking it and see your doctor.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chittur Ananthakrishnan
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 55 years experience
Try alleve: Most over the counter meds will work for aches and pains but people respond differently to meds; so be careful and you need to see your doctor.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chittur Ananthakrishnan
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 55 years experience
Yes: Vertebroplatsy is one of the modes of treatment but it is not for everyone and should be done for very specific reasons.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chittur Ananthakrishnan
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 55 years experience
Need to know all opt: Would suggest you check with your doctor and get all the pros and cons of the treatment course planned before you decide, check to see what concomitte... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chittur Ananthakrishnan
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 55 years experience
Muscle weakness: The commonest cause for what you describe is muscle weakness. I presume you have been checked up before you started pt.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chittur Ananthakrishnan
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 55 years experience
Possible: Repieated trauma to the joint can cause an inflammatory response in a joint; the aetiology would definitely need to be investigated.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chittur Ananthakrishnan
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 55 years experience
Quad strengthening: The commonest cause for patellar pain is secondary to quadriceps weakness caused by some softening of the cartilage under the patella and it usually g... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chittur Ananthakrishnan
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 55 years experience
Depend on treatment: If after a meniscus injury part of the meniscus is removed then recovery can be very short depending on the status of the muscles; if meniscii are re... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chittur Ananthakrishnan
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 55 years experience
Aspiration culture: To diagnose septic arthritis you need to be able to identify bacteria in the joint; in the early stages lavage of the joint and antibiotics can help; ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chittur Ananthakrishnan
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 55 years experience
Possibly: The exact cause for rsd is still not very clear. We know even miniiscule trauma can initiate this.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chittur Ananthakrishnan
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 55 years experience
Multiple reasons: Readmission to hospitals are either due to un toward incidents or some unexpected problems with the treatment/illness; and is something no one likes ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chittur Ananthakrishnan
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 55 years experience
Needs to be evaluate: Cruciate injuries in children though rare do occur.Would need to know a lot more before giving specific advice. Growth plate injuries are more likely ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chittur Ananthakrishnan
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 55 years experience
Quadriceps weakness: It is very important to strenthen your quad muscle especially when you have surgery as a weak muscle will allow some patellar subluxation and also eff... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chittur Ananthakrishnan
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 55 years experience
Persistent pain: Persistent pain swelling and a feeling of being unwell are signs to watch for in cases of infection after replacments.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chittur Ananthakrishnan
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 55 years experience
Injury vs tearing: Impingement implies the cuff not having enough room to move vs tearing of the cuff. Impingemnt can be caused by multiple factors and can lead to tear... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chittur Ananthakrishnan
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 55 years experience
No: Rotator cuff repair implies repair of soft tissue like tendons/muscle attachments and it would unduly stress the repair if you did any weight bearing... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chittur Ananthakrishnan
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 55 years experience
Get evaluated: Dash board injury is one way for injury to the knee cap, the crucitaes as well the condyles of the femur, would suggest a full eval including xrays.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chittur Ananthakrishnan
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 55 years experience
Low back area: These are the lower back discs in the small of your back.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chittur Ananthakrishnan
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 55 years experience
Variable: Length of an operative procedure depend s on various factors including the skill experience of the surgeon. An arm amputation I am assuming is done ab... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chittur Ananthakrishnan
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 55 years experience
Degenerative disc di: This generally means you have a degenerative disc disease and treatment is symptomatic if there are no signs of pressure on the nerve root.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chittur Ananthakrishnan
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 55 years experience
Multiple: Joint pain onset of a sudden onset is very unusual and rare. The causes can vary from an injury to various causes like arthritis infection.
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chittur Ananthakrishnan
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 55 years experience
Impingement: You probably have what is known as impingement; would need to be evaluated may require an arthrogram to be sure; would however try pt first along with... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chittur Ananthakrishnan
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 55 years experience
Usually disc: Excruciating pain from the hip down to the ankle can be due to a disc prolaplse causing nerve root pressure or the possiblity of a bony injury produci... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chittur Ananthakrishnan
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 55 years experience
Cause of joint probl: Synovial fluid is analysed when you are looking for causes of joint and musculo skeletal problems especially if you suspect an inflammatory type probl... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chittur Ananthakrishnan
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 55 years experience
Depends on cause: Wrist pain can be from a simple sprain to a major problem like fractures ligament injuries and other more esoteric reasons; would need to know what on... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chittur Ananthakrishnan
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 55 years experience
Immobilization: Resting a joint is the first thing to do alliviate pain in the joint; using a cock up type wrist splint would probably help you.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chittur Ananthakrishnan
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 55 years experience
Depends on the image: Tears of menisci can show up on MRI as distinct areas of seperation ordefects are usually seen as defects in the dark background may evevn appear gray... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chittur Ananthakrishnan
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 55 years experience
Multiple: Joint pain onset of a sudden onset is very unusual and rare. The causes can vary from an injury to various causes like arthritis infection.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chittur Ananthakrishnan
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 55 years experience
Correct deformity: A posterior tibial osteotomy is a very rare proceedure used for correction of excessive extension of the knee and improve flexion at the knee.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chittur Ananthakrishnan
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 55 years experience
When all else fails: Total knee is done when the pain in the knee is present all the time including at night and when all compartments of the knee are involved.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chittur Ananthakrishnan
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 55 years experience
Arthritis: Nearly all forms of arthritis can cause chronic knee swelling; would have it evaluated and not ignore this.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chittur Ananthakrishnan
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 55 years experience
Low impact: There are really no restrictions on what one does after a replacement if one follows basic common sense and avoids any activity that produces undue st... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chittur Ananthakrishnan
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 55 years experience
Positional: Pain only early morning maybe due to an abnormal position during the time you were asleep causing either your joint or muscle under undue stress.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chittur Ananthakrishnan
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 55 years experience
Multiple: Joint pain onset of a sudden onset is very unusual and rare. The causes can vary from an injury to various causes like arthritis infection.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chittur Ananthakrishnan
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 55 years experience
Yes: Soft tissue always heals by scar and scar is never the same as original uninjured tissue.Scar will stretch over time and you may have some laxity beca... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chittur Ananthakrishnan
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 55 years experience
Yes: In certain cases you do see what is known as fleeting joint pains; this is usually temporary and passes. Rheumatic fever is said to lick the joints bu... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chittur Ananthakrishnan
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 55 years experience
Unlikely: Herniated discs and bulging disc are just different stages and may even be the same depending on your interpretation; pain in the basal joints of the ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chittur Ananthakrishnan
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 55 years experience
6 weeks: Even though most soft tissue injuries heal by six weeks the underlying problem should be addressed for a more lasting cure.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chittur Ananthakrishnan
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 55 years experience
Once inflammation su: All trauma to the knee causes causes swelling and surgery is one type of trauma; sweeling usually goes down as the muscles around the knee regain tone... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chittur Ananthakrishnan
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 55 years experience
Elevation: Keeping your legs elevated generally reduces swelling; diuretics can be used also but something that should be prescribed after a full evaluation.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chittur Ananthakrishnan
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 55 years experience
8-12 weeks: A triplane osteotomy of the hip means redirecting the cup in relationship to the head of the femur and should heal in 12 weeks.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chittur Ananthakrishnan
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 55 years experience
Probably nothing: We all get pain creaking of joints without any significant pathology; would seek help if symptoms persisit.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chittur Ananthakrishnan
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 55 years experience
Decrease inflammatio: Depends on cause but usually 3 weeks is all that is needed for inflammation to decrease.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chittur Ananthakrishnan
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 55 years experience
Time: Persistent pain after disc surgery depends on the degree of damage to the nerve before decompression; the amount of manipulation of the nerve during s... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chittur Ananthakrishnan
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 55 years experience
Not sure of your que: I am not sure what you mean; the meniscus is usually attached to the tibial condyle at 2 points; the medial one also has an attachment to the capsule ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chittur Ananthakrishnan
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 55 years experience
Usually produces sev: Compression fracture around the knee can be very painful and very disabling;it either occurs as a plateau fracture or an injry to the patella. In eith... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chittur Ananthakrishnan
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 55 years experience
Needs investigation: Causes for the symptoms you describe are many and would need to checked into; would get a full workup with your gp and then go from there.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chittur Ananthakrishnan
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 55 years experience
Strengthen extensor: Strengthening the spinal extensors will be the most effective to maintain posture as well preventing collapse; it is always good to strengthen the abd... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chittur Ananthakrishnan
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 55 years experience
Marked restriction: Knee cap tendon rupture also known as rupture of the ligamemtum patellae means an inablity to completely straighten your knee; would require surgical ... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Ananthakrishnan is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Ananthakrishnan is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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i feel pain in my both legs from hips to complete legs when i stand or walk in few minut
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Thanks for your quick reply! Herniated disc in lumbar. Bulging in cervical
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!

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University of Pune, B. J. Medical College, India
Graduated 1967MD
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