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    Dr Mathew Varghese is a graduate and a post-graduate from Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi University. He is currently the Head of the Department of Orthopaedics, St Stephen's Hospital, Delhi. He has specialised in trauma care with particular emphasis on reconstructive surgery for trauma, paralytic poliomyelitis, cerebral palsy and paediatric orthopaedic problems. He is also an associate faculty at the Transportation Research and Injury Prevention Programme, A WHO collaborating centre at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi as an expert on injury control, pre--hospital care and epidemiology of injuries.

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If your mother was operated for ovarian cancer in two years back, it is important that she should be investigated for any metastasis from the...

Answered on : 08 May 2009

Quite often patients attribute the onset of symptoms in bones and joints to some episode of injury. Even a simple twist that did not incapacitate...

Answered on : 26 Feb 2009

Your symptoms have been on for two years. That is very unusual for any ligamentous injury or any infective or inflammatory condition of the bone...

Answered on : 24 Feb 2009

Chondromalacia Patellae is a condition in which there is degeneration of the cartilage lining the under surface of the patella. This is a common...

Answered on : 23 Feb 2009

Penidura prophylaxis for rheumatic fever is given every three weeks at least for five years from the last attack. This is because the risk for...

Answered on : 17 Feb 2009

Yes, it does happen some times with disc bulge the pain may persist for longer than expected. Eventually the pain settles in most of these cases...

Answered on : 06 Feb 2009

The MRI picture that you have described can be very misleading. A patient without any physical signs and symptoms can have the same MRI picture....

Answered on : 03 Feb 2009

Your symptom of pain in the neck radiating to the ear and cheek can be explained by pain radiating along one of the cervical nerves (the term...

Answered on : 16 Jan 2009

Your symptom of pain in the neck along with pain in the head and giddiness can be because of cervical spondylosis. Cervical spondylosis is a...

Answered on : 16 Jan 2009

Unfortunately the information given by you is not sufficient to make a diagnosis. The shoulder pain could be part of a symptom, which is common in...

Answered on : 09 Jan 2009
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