10/06/2014 Fitness & Activity
Osteoarthritis is a joint disease that mostly affects cartilage. Cartilage is the slippery tissue that covers the ends of bones in a joint. Healthy cartilage allows bones to glide over each other. It also helps absorb shock of movement. In osteoarthritis, the top layer of cartilage breaks down and wears away. This allows bones under the cartilage to rub together. The rubbing causes pain, swelling, and loss of motion of the joint. Over time, the joint may loose its normal shape. Also, bone spurs may grow on the edges of the joint. Bits of bone or cartilage can break off and float inside the joint space, which causes more pain and damage
People with osteoarthritis often have joint pain and reduced motion. Unlike some other forms of arthritis, osteoarthritis affects only joints and not internal organs. Rheumatoid arthritis – the second most common form of arthritis – affects other parts of the body besides the joints. Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis.
Osteoarthritis is a common problem seen in all parts of the world particularly in aged people. In simple terms, it arises due to wear and tear of the knee joint with increase in age giving tremendous pain and prevents the person from sitting in cross leg position. To get relief from this, they have to either take some pain killer or consult an orthopedic surgeon. The knee is most frequently involved joint site associated with disability in Osteoarthritis in a substantial portion of the population over the age of fifty and progress more rapidly in some individuals than in others.
Total knee replacement is one surgical method to get relief from this; however every citizen or common person can’t afford to go for it. Now what is the result after replacement? They can’t sit cross leg or can’t use Indian toilet which is very essential for Indian conditions. It is a scientific innovation and very simple to wear through which person can walk freely with no pain and can sit cross leg.
The technique of “AAROGYAM Polycentric Caliper” is to transfer knee weight from anatomical Knee joint, which is light in weight and share the body weight of the patient giving relief. It is cost effective.
Consulting Prosthetists and Orthotists & Doctors of AAROGYAM WELLNESS have developed this caliper. They have fitted it to many patients those who were advised for total knee joint replacement and are now comfortable with “AAROGYAM Polycentric Caliper ” and carry on activities of daily life effectively.
FUNCTIONING OF PRODUCT
“AAROGYAM Polycentric Caliper“ is a mechanical instrument and it shifts body weight directly to calf from thigh at the place of knee which reduces over burden of the knee and stops further damage of the knee. Its angulations system corrects the gap between knees joint & straightens bend knee joints. Reductions in burden of knee give relax in knee pain to large extent and give way to natural repairing done by body.
It gives initial result in 10 to 12 days and proper results come in 1 to 1.5 months after proper use of “AAROGYAM Polycentric Caliper" as guided. It is compulsory to use it 4-6 hrs in a day and it has to be used at least for 1 to 1 ½ year. After that gradually its use can be stop.
Dr. Ashwani Maichand is a Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon in Patel Nagar. He practices at Minomax Knee & Shoulder Clinic in Patel Nagar, Central Del...