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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.

Questions Answered by me

After a dislocation of the elbow it is very difficult to predict how much time it will take to return to normalcy. You are lucky that your elbow...

Answered on : 22 Jan 2008

Radial nerve palsy is quite common with fracture shaft humerus. You mention it was explored at the time of fixation of the fracture and was found...

Answered on : 26 Dec 2007

Primary hypotrophic osteoarthropathy is a rare condition, which is seen in some persons. The cause of this is not clearly understood, however, the...

Answered on : 24 Dec 2007

At your age of 30 it is unusual to have pain in the thoracic region of your back. Pain in the morning is usually as a result of some inflammatory...

Answered on : 26 Nov 2007

From what you describe you seem to have a ligament sprain. Your use of the expression ligament fracture is confusing. A fracture would indicate a...

Answered on : 21 Nov 2007

This is a fairly common problem, this could be part of a systemic problem like arthritis in another joint or it could be an isolated problem of...

Answered on : 21 Nov 2007

Paralysis after compression fracture is a difficult problem. Depending on the severity of involvement and damage to the neuronal tissue recovery...

Answered on : 20 Nov 2007

You have mentioned about shortening of the leg but you have not mentioned how much. Stiffness of the knee if present for a long time is difficult...

Answered on : 14 Nov 2007

Deep peroneal nerve injury is an injury that is difficult to treat by nerve repair. This is because of peculiarities of the nerve itself. As a...

Answered on : 20 Oct 2007

Ossification is a process by which degenerated discs develop calcium deposits and appear on x-rays. Normally, discs are not visualized on x-rays....

Answered on : 19 Oct 2007
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