Triceps Tendon Tear

July 29, 2017

Torn triceps tendon can turn out to be a threatening injury and adversely affect an athlete’s career if they are not treated aptly. Prompt surgical interruption and rehabilitation program are essential if a patient sustain an injury in the triceps tendon. Triceps tendon is the tissue that connects the triceps muscle located at the back of the upper arm to the shoulder blade on one end and to the elbow on the other. Any fall, injury or overuse may cause the tendon to rupture”, says Dr. Gupta while speaking on Triceps Tendon tear. Dr. Gupta after being in the field for over more than 25 years keeps coming across patients with severe and critical injuries. His acquired finesse and deftness in relieving patients of their debilitating conditions have distinguishably made him stand apart as being the best shoulder and hand specialist in India. The patient should consult our medical team >>click here for appointment Furthering his views about Triceps Tendon Tears he says, “When patients seek our medical diagnosis our instant query is regarding the location of the pain they feel and how well they can extend their injured elbow against resistance. Once we are confirmed that the injury is a tear in the triceps tendon we go ahead with imaging tests to document the tear and plan surgery. MRI

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July 29, 2017

Vocalizing his notions about Distal Biceps Tendon Tear Dr. Gupta says, “It is a condition that usually results out of an injury that may happen during heavy work or while lifting heavy objects. It is uncommon and contributes only three percent of the total biceps tendon tears. If you are apprehensive about how this injury takes place you just need to understand that while doing something strenuous with the arm you may suddenly feel a snap or pop in your elbow along with intense pain. The lower arm may also witness swelling and some bruising indicating the presence of distal biceps tendon tear. The patient should consult our medical team >>click here for appointment Always remember that it has no other medical cause besides a sudden injury yet men who are above 30 and involved in heavy lifting jobs, are into smoking or have been taking corticosteroid medicines for long should stay precautious as they are more prone to being affected by the condition. It is not very difficult ascertaining that there has b

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July 29, 2017

Radial tunnel syndrome is a set of certain symptoms that you will experience at your elbow, forearm, hand or wrist but excessively at the elbow. These symptoms of pain and weakness arise because of the compression of the radial nerve while passing through a tunnel at the elbow. Do you know that this nerve is very important and one of the three main nerves that provide motor and sensory functions to the hand. Radial tunnel syndrome though in comparison is uncommon yet damage in this nerve has the potential to hinder functional activities of the arm and hand”, gushes Dr. Vikas Gupta when speaking about Radial Tunnel Syndrome. The patient should consult our medical team >>click here for appointment Considering his experience in the field and his designation as head of the Hand and Shoulder division at Max Healthcare, it seems only appropriate to believe in him when he refers to the condition as non- threatening if treated by an efficient and skilled surgeon. He furthers his views on RT Syndrome by saying, “This sy

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July 29, 2017

Sometimes I have observed that patients without history of a traumatic experience approach me with a pain in the elbow in the posterior lateral region which produces a popping sound when the elbow is rotated. This may be because of a plica or synovitis”, pronounces Dr. Vikas Gupta. Dr. Vikas Gupta in his professional service of more than 25 years is rarely seen missing on accurate diagnosis of a condition. Eliminating the debilitating condition with expertise and deftness is another finesse he is endowed with. The patient should consult our medical team >>click here for appointment Dr. Gupta vocalizes his assertions on snapping elbow, “Plica can cause snapping elbow which may be simply explained as the painful condition that arises because of an inflammation in the elbow joint lining due to an injury or overuse increasing with motion because the lining gets caught in between the elbow bones. The patients start to experience pain on the outside elbow and when bent 90 degrees with palm facing away from the body the elbow starts

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July 29, 2017

Dr. Gupta presently designated as the head of hand and shoulder department at Max Healthcare asserts that, “Dupuytren’s disease or contracture is a deformity in the hand that gradually develops over a period of years. It affects the tissue that lies beneath the skin of the palm such that chords or bumps develop on the patient’s palm and straightening his fingers or everyday activities such as shaking hands, putting on a pair of gloves or putting hands in your pocket also become unmanageable. As per my observation the disease mostly affects the ring and the pinky finger with men being more vulnerable to this disease in comparison to women.” The patient should consult our medical team >>click here for appointment An MBBS and MS in Orthopedics from AIIMS Dr. Gupta having fervently served innumerable patients for the last 25 years and skillfully performing more than 6000 surgeries vocalizes his perceptions about dupuytren’s disease, “This disease progresses very slowly and its first sign is the thickening of the palm skin. The pat

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July 29, 2017

Dr. Vikas Gupta being one of the best hand and shoulder specialists is also equally adept at diagnosing the problems that seem to be troubling the patient. Sharing his introspections about EPL rupture he calmly states, “The damage to the extensor tendon, around the bony prominence at the back of the wrist called Lister’s tubercle, when it extends to the thumb is referred to as EPL rupture. This Extensor Pollicis Longus enables the thumb to extend and move towards the index finger in a kind of hitchhike position and when certain causes such as a fracture in the wrist or presence of rheumatoid arthritis damage this tendon, the thumb fails to extend and perform normal functional movements. The patient should consult our medical team >>click here for appointment Presently designated as the head of hand and shoulder department at Max Healthcare, Dr. Gupta is not new to this field. He has a background of more than 25 years of experience and above 6000 surgeries to his credit. Asserting about the

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July 29, 2017

Mallet finger is a condition that is caused when the extensor tendon sustain injury but at the end joint in the fingers. Suppose you are tucking in a bed-sheet and your fingertip gets bent, you may be trying to catch a ball and it hits your fingertip instead. Before you even realize it, you may have been sustained an injury that is clinically termed as Mallet finger or Baseball finger.” Explains Dr. Gupta fervently. The patient should consult our medical team >>click here for appointment Dr. Gupta who has been in the field of upper extremity for 25 years now and performed more than 6000 surgeries asserts, “If mallet finger is not treated effectively it may result in a permanent deformity of the injured fingertip and the patient may never overcome the stiffness in it. Not just this, it is also essential that it is treated effectively else the functional recovery may be partial. Techniques may vary from holding the broken pieces of bones with pins to tendon graft to joint fusion. It is a very common condition that more or

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March 20, 2017

Nerves are thin fibres that carry sensation and messages from and to the brain from all parts of the body. They are more or less like telephone wires and an injury or damage in the nerves not only harms the sensation of the injured area but also affects the functional movements. Talking about nerves in the fingers let us be clear that there are two dorsal and two volar nerves that run along the ends of the fingers and govern their movement and sensations. Any crush or blow, pressure or stretching may cause a mild or severe tear in those nerves and cause a condition that is clinically referred to as nerve injuries finger”, explains Dr. Gupta calmly. The patient should consult our medical team >>click here for appointment There are basically three types of injury to the nerves that can hamper its smooth functioning. The nerve may sustain a minor bruise or cut and stop working for some time but recover as the nerve fibres are intact, the nerve fibres may get damaged with the outer layer remaining intact or lastly where both the outer layer and inner

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February 24, 2017

“The positioning of the extensor tendons being superficially placed makes them prone to easy injuries. I have observed in my 25 years of profession that they are more difficult to treat in comparison to flexor tendon injuries that are in themselves complicated enough. Extreme skill in repairing extensor tendons is required because they are much flatter and thinner as compared to flexor tendons and also very closely located to the bones.” Pensively puts forth Dr. Gupta. Pondering for a few moments he tries to explain what extensor tendon injuries are in simple terms, “The muscles that extend from the forearm and connect to the bones of the fingers and thumb running through the hand and wrist on the backside are termed as extensor tendons and they govern the straightening ability of the fingers. Not going much into intrinsic details I would just say that if you have a cut on the backside of your hand, wrist or finger by any blunt object or sustain an injury by jamming or crushing of the fingers which results in extreme pain while you try to straighten your fingers, seek medical advice for your extensor tendons may h

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February 24, 2017

For Dr. Gupta after 25 year long experience, flexor tendon injuries are not very threatening even though they are considered to be serious injuries. He asserts, “Tendons that govern the bending movement of the fingers are called flexor tendons and a deep cut on the surface of the skin anywhere on the forearm, wrist palm side of the hand or at the fingers can potentially damage the tendons as they run very close under the skin.” Going ahead with a little more explanations he states, “Do you know that tendons are under tension and are more or less like rubber bands and when they break their ends get pulled apart? They have to be repaired as they cannot heal on their own. Thus I would coercively enforce seeking an experienced and skilled surgeon for the surgical intervention. There is seriously no alternative treatment for theses injuries besides surgery as the two torn ends of the tendons need to be brought together and stitched with special sutures.” The patient should consult our medical team >>click here for a

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February 24, 2017

A renowned personality in the field of hand and upper extremity Dr. Vikas Gupta seems unperturbed while putting forth his observed train of thoughts regarding ulnar nerve injuries, “Ulnar nerve is one of the three main nerves in the forearm region responsible for the sensations and mobility in the hand and fingers. It runs down from the shoulder to the little finger passing through the inside of the arm. It is essential to understand here that the nerve carries messages between the brain and the hand and if they sustain an injury and left untreated they might result in severe complications. There are many who do not realize the underlined importance of this nerve and its potential damage to the motion functionality in the hand.” Years of perseverance and diligence are tools that aided the stupendous success of Dr. Gupta from a hand to shoulder surgeon to one of the best specialists in the field leaving his mark on patients and delivering passionate service at AIIMS, Medanta and at present Max Healthcare. Effusively explaining the importance of ulnar nerve Dr. Gupta says, “presence of ulnar nerve injuries are

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July 14, 2016

carpal-tunnel-syndrome180As a renowned orthopedics for past 25 years and having successfully performed more than 6000 complicated surgeries in the hand and upper extremity region Dr. Gupta considers, “When injury or any traumatic condition to the median nerve at the elbow causes impairment in the arm, elbow or wrist and results in a movement loss, it usually becomes essential to relieve the compressed nerve by either surgery or tendon transfer to stop further debilitation of the nerve.” The patient should immediately consult our medical team >> click here for appointment With his experience in Fortis, AIIMS, Medanta and presently placed as the head of hand and shoulder division, Max Healthcare, Dr Gupta is perhaps one of the most efficient orthopedic surgeons in India. Stressing on the causes and prevalent signs he says, “if the median nerve gets damaged the hand becomes prone to dropping the objects easily and not being able to grasp things as the thumb and fingers become weak.

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July 8, 2016

F1.largeDr. Vikas Gupta a renowned name in the field of Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery, while talking on his treatment of Radial Nerve Injury emphasizes, “when injury to the radial nerve, nerve that runs on the underside of the arm, is damaged due to an injury and causes imparity in movement of wrist and hand, it is termed as Radial Nerve Injury.” The patient should immediately consult our medical team >> click here for appointment As the first surgeon in India to perform and introduce various international, painless techniques Dr. Gupta feels, “out of the various causes that trigger off radial nerve palsy, common are a fracture to the humerus bone, constraint on the wrist due to any reason, awkward sleeping or resting position and blow or fall on the arm. Patients with kidney problems or diabetes should be precautious as they are more prone to radial nerve injury.” Simply put by Dr. Vikas Gupta, the current head of hand and shoulder division, Max Healthcare, “Common signs that we look for in patients t

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July 4, 2016

dis_ac_jAcclaimed as one of the most skilled hand and shoulder specialist, Dr. Gupta while presenting his views about AC Joint Injuries seems quite assertive, “I would suggest to seek early medical attention in AC joint injuries and return back to normal activities only when the surgery has been successful in providing a pain free movement.” Mulling over AC injuries, he says, “AC joint is the joint that lies between the collarbone and the tip of the shoulder blade. It comes across as a bony bump and is prone to injury by a direct fall onto the shoulder or direct blow sustained during contact sports. “ An MBBS and MS in Ortho from AIIMS and further studies from Germany and USA, Dr Gupta has diligently been serving patients for over a period of 25 years and has provided relief to innumerable cases with more than 6000 by surgical releases. Slowly rising above the mark as surgeon to specialist, AIIMS, Medanta and Max Healthcare have been his forte for imparting expertise medical treatment. “A deft specialist will assess AC injury after medical and physical examination still X-ray is advisable

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July 4, 2016

spal-injuryDr. Gupta contemplates about SLAP injury and says, “SLAP injury is an injury caused to the upper end of the labrum by either a fall on the outstretched hand, direct blow to the shoulder, shoulder dislocation or repeated overhead activities of the arm.” Asserting the importance of labrum in functioning of the shoulder, Dr. Gupta reasons that, “Labrum is the ring of cartilage that surrounds the glenoid in which the upper arm bone fits. It stabilizes the shoulder joint and is the point which becomes an attachment port for the bicep tendon and many ligaments arising out of the shoulder.” The patient should consult our medical team >> click here for appointment Dr. Gupta needs no introduction in the field of upper extremity as his 25 years of experience and more than 6000 surgeries are enough to mark his credibility. AIIMS, Fortis, Medanta-The Medicity  and at present Max Healthcare have been his forte of delivering selfless service to patients affected by debilitating conditions of upper extremities. Coming back t

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June 17, 2016

biopsyA little dicey about which term to introduce first, Dr. Gupta starts with Synovial Biopsy stating, “Synovial Biopsy is a process of taking out a part of synovial membrane for medical examination to determine whether it is losing its functionality for any mild reason or the problem runs much deeper i.e. related to cancer.” Dr. Gupta is deft in all techniques that he puts to application to treat patients with debilitating conditions of upper extremity. At present designated as Head of Shoulder and Hand Division at Max Healthcare, he further emphasizes Synovectomy, “ It is the process which is performed to remove part of or the entire synovial membrane which might be affected by any chronic arthritis, synovial tumors or stiffness in the joints. It provides relief to the patient and enables the joint to function accordingly.” The patient should consult our medical team >> click here for appointment Having an experience of more than 25 years and more than 6000 surgeries and designated at various important posts at AIIMS, Fortis, The Medant

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June 14, 2016

Arthroscopic-Loose-Body-RemovalCurrently designated as the head of shoulder and hand division at Max Healthcare, Dr. Gupta while talking about loose body removal says, “There are times when multiple and repeated injuries sustained during work or sports cause tissues or parts of bone or cartilage to break away from their position and flow around the joint causing discomfort and pain in its movement and functionality.” After 25 years in the field of upper extremity and relatively relieving more than 6000 patients of their trauma by surgical releases, Dr. Gupta is unperturbed by any technicality or complexity of the case. He asserts calmly, “Degenerative diseases of the joints such as osteoarthritis, are the most probable cause that make it essential to remove loose body. As regarding how the patient would know when to seek medical advice, the patient should look out for locking and catching while moving the joints. If there is a history of some past injury and the patient feels discomfort, we conduct a thorough examination and with diagnostic tests s

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June 14, 2016

Notta_NoduleDr. Gupta, one of the most skilled specialists in the field of upper extremity handles children with compassion and tact and with finesse in surgical techniques relieves them from congenital disorders, painlessly. According to him, “Congenital trigger thumb is a disorder that is present in infants at birth but becomes evident a little later and I have observed in my 25 years experience that almost 30% of children with trigger thumb are affected by it in both their hands.” An MBBS and MS in Ortho from AIIMS, higher intensive study from Germany and USA, forte of treating patients at FORTIS, AIIMS, The Medanta- Medicity and Max Healthcare, Dr. Gupta is safe and easy bet for perhaps the best relative new modality technique in the field of upper extremity. “Congenital Trigger Thumb is easily deducible in infants as they find it difficult to extend their thumb in the early stages and then later on impossible. It is yet unascertainable how common trigger thumb is but it constitutes almost 2% of hand problems present in children”, asserts Dr. Gupta. The patient should consult our medical team

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June 9, 2016

olecranonDeftness and perseverance are two skills that have helped in making Dr. Gupta one of the best specialists in the field of upper extremity, today. Being in this field for more than 25 years has given him insight into dealing with any and each complexity that is associated with traumatic injuries, disorders or congenital diseases. Talking about Olecranon Bursitis Dr. Gupta emphasizes, “When the tip of the elbow swells and becomes extremely painful because of inflammation in the bursa of the elbow, it is referred to as Olecranon Bursitis. The function of the bursa is to enable smooth functioning of joints by producing a liquid that facilitates easy movement of skin over bones.” The patient should consult our medical team >> click here for appointment Dr. Gupta’s thirst for application of new modalities of treatment and effective deliverance of the same has helped him to relieve more than 6000 patients of their enervating trauma, by surgical techniques and innumerable patients from nonsurgical techniques. “Though growing age and presence of rheumatoid arthritis or gout significantly make a person more suscept

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June 9, 2016

fr_clavi“Clavicle fractures, also referred to as broken collarbone are the most common fractures that occur in people of all ages with the mechanism of injury usually being a fall on the arm or the shoulder while playing sports or an accidental collision”, emphasizes Dr. Gupta who has been in the field for more than 25 years and performed more than 6000 successful surgeries. “With x-ray and CT scan being our tools for diagnosis and checking out for swelling in the collarbone or intense pain while moving the arm with a deformed and kind of sagged shoulder, we conclusively reach to a decision regarding the methodology of our treatment and its effective implementation thereof” is asserted by Dr. Gupta who is at present holding forte at Max Healthcare as the head of the Shoulder and Hand Division. “I would say that collarbone fractures constitute almost 5 to 10% of the fractures that occur in our body thus are not uncommon but young men below 25 involved in contact sports, men aged more than 55 and women more than 75 are likely to be traumatized by these fractures more” , says this extremely

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May 30, 2016

wrist-injuryWith shoulder and hand division at Max Healthcare, as the present forte of deliverance of treatment, Dr. Gupta calmly states that, “Wrist is a complex structure which is made of bones, ligaments and muscles. There are two bones radius and ulna which join the wrist to the forearm and eight carpal bones in the wrist that govern its functionality and acts as a support system. It is relatively easy to sustain an injury in the wrist by a mere fall or playing sports which result in sprains, fractures or torn ligaments.” The patient should consult our medical team >> click here for appointment “Swelling, pain, tenderness, deformity and limited movement enforce the presence of injury to the wrist and it is essential that medical attention be sought if the debilitating signs do not subside within 24 hours. It is essential that wrist injury be properly diagnosed and treated effectively to avoid long term stiffness and persistent backdrop pain in it”, explains Dr. Gupta. 25 ye

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May 27, 2016

Untitled“Break in any phalanx of the finger or thumb of the hand be it proximal, distal or middle are termed as phalangeal fractures. To simply put forth each finger of the hand is made of three phalanges and the thumb of two. When an injury from a direct blow or crush, any joint disease or injury while playing ball sports breaks and displaces the bones in the phalanges, they are referred to as phangeal fractures”, eminently says DR. Gupta. “Swelling and intense pain with visible deformity are the signs which will enforce you to seek medical attention and imaging tests, radiographs and CT scan help in furthering the prognosis.” The patient should consult our medical team >> click here for appointment With an experience of more than 25 years and 6000 surgeries Dr. Gupta has introduced and treated patients with many international painless techniques skillfully. The graph of his professional career shows an upward trend in fame and designations in AIIMS, The Medanta and at present as head of shoulder and hand division at M

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May 25, 2016

IMG_3674.343164936_std“Giant Cell Tumors in the Tendon Sheath are tumors that attack the sheath or the synovium of the hand or fingers being the most common after the ganglion cysts. Mildly painful they interrupt working as they are quite large and have a trait of appearing yellowish brown clearly indicating their presence”, introspects Dr. Gupta regarding GCT Tendon Sheath. With more than 25 years of experience and 6000 surgeries Dr. Gupta knows each and every condition of upper extremity like the back of his hand and his easy reassurance is enough to calm down the anxiety of the patients. The patient should immediately consult our medical team >> click here for appointment “The unique feature of GCT are that they predominantly appear in the right hand and the patients are relatively the younger group i.e. from 30-50 years. Usually benign in nature they rarely turn malignant or recur. But like any other tumors the only treatment option is to extract them out completely by surgical exc

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May 25, 2016

adult_hand_fx_metacarpal_collage“Metacarpal bones are the five bones that support the hand and join the wrist to the fingers. Any break in the head, neck or shaft of the metacarpals is termed as Metacarpal fractures and are known as Boxer’s, Bennett’s or Ronaldo’s fracture depending on their location”, says Dr. Gupta at present the head of shoulder and hand division at Max Healthcare. “I believe or rather it has been my experience over a period of 25 years in the field that, the fifth metacarpal is the most prone to injury and fractures in the metacarpal neck are the most common and almost 40% of fractures in the human body are contributed by Metacarpal fractures with males from 10-29 being most susceptible to it”, asserts Dr. Gupta. The patient should immediately consult our medical team >> click here for appointment “Any severe blow, fall from a bike or car accident can result in the fracture and the symptoms indicative of the fractures vary from immedia

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May 23, 2016

elbow-replacement-services-500x500“The term replacement is often correlated to knee and hip rather than this relatively less common and new replacement joint. This is performed on a patient when despite application of all treatment options the pain and mobility has neither reduced nor restored.” Says Dr. Gupta, one of the best surgeons/ specialists in the hand and upper extremity field. “The elbow joint deteriorates when it might be affected by conditions such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, fracture in the joint or malignancy in an around the joint.” The patient should consult our medical team >> click here for appointment After being in this field for past 20 years with AIIMS, Fortis, The Medanta Medicity and at present Max Healthcare as forte of diligent and selfless service to patients of upper extremity, Dr. Gupta has one of the most experienced and astute diagnosis regarding not only the medical condition of his patients but also their mental apprehensions. Hand

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May 23, 2016

hqdefault“When swelling in the tendons at the base of the thumb exerts pressure on the nearby nerves and causes pain and numbness in the thumb towards the wrist end reaching up to the forearm, it is referred to as De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis”, ponders Dr. Gupta while speaking about the condition. “See, there are two tendons at the base of the thumb which are covered by a soft layer which makes it easy for them to run through the sheath. With pressure or stress the tendons sometimes get damaged and cause loss of motion”, he exerts. The patient should consult our medical team >> click here for appointment At present an integral part of Max Healthcare, Dr. Gupta eminently puts forth his conceptions concerning De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis, “Any pain at the base of the thumb with a kind of bulge formation should be immediately consulted as leaving it untreated can cause permanent loss of motion in the thumb and tendon sheath to burst.” An MBBS and MS Ortho from AIIMS, Dr. Gupta has completed his higher analysis in hand and upper ext

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May 23, 2016

elbow“Elbow stiffness can be caused by injury or degenerative or congenital disease in and around the joint. It might also be a result of a post surgical trauma”, emphasizes Dr. Gupta, one of the most skilled hands in the hand and upper extremity field. “The only way that elbow stiffness can be ascertained is the limitation that the elbow faces while moving and the forearm while rotating. Practically speaking the elbow should not be immobilized for a very long period of time as it greatly contributes to elbow stiffness.” Dr. Gupta asserts calmly with his more than 20 years of experience giving him that deftness that requires no explanation. The patient should consult our medical team >> click here for appointment Having completed his MBBS and MS in Ortho from AIIMS and his selfless service in AIIMS, Fortis, The Medanta Medicity and at present Max Healthcare Dr. Gupta has been nominated for and received various prestigious awards for being the first surgeon to introduce revolutionary international techniques to Indian medicati

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May 20, 2016

rheumatoid-arthritis-handA reassuring smile and passionate strive to serve are Dr. Gupta’s tools for successful approach to any complex condition of upper limbs. Talking about Rheumatoid Arthritis he calmly asserts, “It is a chronic debilitating condition of the joints where they become loose and deformed to result in loss of mobility and extreme pain for the patient.” With more than 20 years of experience and 6000 surgeries Dr. Gupta was skeptical about the exact causes of Rheumatoid Arthritis and emphasized, “though no exact cause is yet known for this disease, it more or less is affected by genetic components and exposure to certain environmental conditions such as smoking, pesticides and silica.” The patient should consult our medical team >> click here for appointment “If the patient finds immense pain and swelling with tenderness in his smaller joints and on both sides of the body then it might be the beginning of Rheumatoid Arthritis. Important here is to take into account the damage that this diseas

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May 20, 2016

proximal_humerus_fracture_0-large“Almost 5% of the fractures are contributed by proximal humeral fractures as osteoporosis, falls on shoulder or collision in traumatic car accidents are not uncommon”, expresses Dr. Gupta. “Being in this field for more than 20 years with having graduated as MBBS and MS in Orthopedics from All India Institute of Medical Sciences I still feel awe with each case and learn that each debilitating condition holds something unique in its approach.” says Dr. Gupta. “Proximal Humeral Fractures are broken bones on the upper end of the humerus bone that is connected to the shoulder joint via the arm. Immediate and intense swelling with extreme pain on the shoulder is enough to alert the patient that the bone might have been fractured and/or displaced.” The patient should consult our medical team >> click here for appointment

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May 20, 2016

impingement-syndrome“Impingement syndrome is not a condition but a reason that induces rotator cuff tear or shoulder bursitis”, asserts Dr. Gupta. Dr. Gupta an MBBS and MS in Orthopedics from AIIMS has been effectively treating such shoulder debilitations for past 20 years. He believes that every condition despite the same symptoms has something new to teach him and though he has performed more than 6000 surgeries with deft hands yet every surgery is a new experience of endurance and skill. “Shoulder region is the only part in human body where the placement of muscles and tendons is sandwiched between bones on either side causing easy shoulder problems. When tendons in the rotator cuff sustain injury, they swell but being encompassed within bones find no space and get damaged while passing through the narrow arch called subracromial space”, emphatically states Dr. Gupta. The patient should consult our medical team >> click here for appointment Germany and USA have been Dr. Gupta’s forte countries to acquire int

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May 20, 2016

p-shoulder-componentsDr. Gupta is one of the best orthopedic specialists in India in the field of upper extremity. Currently with the Max Healthcare, he has been serving diligently for more than 20 years and has conducted more than 6000 surgeries. Expressing his views about shoulder joint replacement Dr Gupta says, “It is generally taken up as a procedure to relieve the extremely painful condition of the shoulder and restore the lost mobility of the shoulder joint. Normal activities can be picked up after your shoulder joint is replaced by an artificial joint and you can g back to sports or any other activity that you used to perform before your shoulder joint was damaged.” The patient should consult our medical team >> click here for appointment Known for accurate prognosis and painless treatment modalities Dr. Gupta very calmly drawls, “We only adopt shoulder joint replacement when we have thoroughly evaluated and examined the facts and history of the condition and are assured that it

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May 1, 2016

downloadAs an aspiring and dedicated MBBS and MS Ortho pass out from All India Institute of Medical Science, Dr Gupta started out with passion to serve selflessly. Regarding scapula fractures, his views are emphatic and he states, “Scapula fractures are not very common and are almost always combined with additional injuries. They occur when any part of the scapula bone or shoulder blade bone gets broken.” Talking about scapula bone he asserts, “One of the three bones which make up the shoulder joint is the scapula bone which is a complex, triangular shaped bone and is enveloped in a framework of muscles thus laying deeply protected. It itself comprises of a body, neck and spine and an injury to any one or more than one can cause it to be severely damaged resulting in a fracture.” The patient should consult our medical team >>click here for appointment After being in this profession for more than 20 years and with more than 6000 surgeries to his credit, Dr Gupta’s thrive to learn and r

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April 1, 2016

tfccWith the most skilled and stable hands in the field of upper extremity to perform surgery Dr. Vikas emphasizes, “triangular fibrocatilage complex is a structure of cartilage that protects the carpal bones that lie near the small finger side of the wrist. A wear or tear to this TFCC due to any traumatic injury or a degenerative disease can be debilitating. Though it is fairly common and can affect any person, people above 50 are more susceptible to this condition.” The patient should consult our medical team >> click here for appointment Even after20 years of experience andintrinsic knowledge on each enervating problem related to upper extremity from Germany and USA, Dr. Gupta believes that each condition that he treats teaches him some new concept or helps him to develop new combination methodologies to treat complexities. Talking about TFCC Tears, he stresses, “A doctor should immediately be consulted when your wrist pain is a result of falling on an outstretched hand, you belong to an athletic or gymnas

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February 10, 2016

RCH 1Experience of 25 years in the field has given Dr. Gupta an insight in to this rare congenital deformity and emphatically he puts forth, “This is a deformity which is structured in the child in mother’s womb only when the bones of the child are being formed. This is picked up by Gynecologists in a perennial ultra sound. Treatment starts soon after the child is born.” The patient should consult our medical team >>click here for appointment Being invited for a lecture in Plenary session on “Congenital Anomalies of Hand” at Annual Conference of Bangladesh Orthopedic Society held at Dhaka, Bangladesh, Dr. Gupta is well versed with the condition and as per him, “When the radius bone in the child’s hand is either partially or completely absent causing the hand to deviate towards the body it is said that the child is born with a radial club hand. Another distinctive feature of this condition is a shorter arm and absence of, or an underdeveloped and short thumb in the hand.” Currently

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February 8, 2016

redial-headHaving successfully treated many patients with radial head fractures in his 25 years of experience in the field of shoulder and upper extremity Dr. Vikas indicates that, “Radial head fracture is a traumatic injury. Sometimes a fall or shielding yourself from falling may become the reason for the radius bone in the forearm to break. The upper end of the radius bone along with the upper arm forms the outer part of the elbow. Therefore it becomes essential to treat Radial head fractures adequately else they might leave a permanent deformity in your elbow and some serious complications.” The patient should immediately consult our medical team >>click here for appointment An expert at conducting over 6000 surgeries, Dr. Vikas indicates that radial head fractures are more commonly seen in women than men and occur mostly in adults i.e. ranging from 30 to 40 years of age. Talking about symptoms he stresses, “If you feel persistent pain in your forearm or in your elbow j

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February 8, 2016

rotator_cuff_tear“A muscle torn out just like a cloth tears after its worn off” , is the fundamental concept of Rotator cuff tear as eminently put forward by Dr. Gupta, a renowned name in the field of shoulder and upper extremity for past 25 years.  Imposing on what rotator cuff tear means Dr. Gupta fervently puts it as, “ an injury to the network of four tendons and muscles that connect the arm bone firmly to the shoulder socket, that are also the key factor in the movement of arm in all directions. As for the segment that is most susceptible to rotator cuff injuries, they are the ageing people and workers or sports person who are involved in heavy overhead work.” Head, Shoulder and Hand Division, MAX Saket & Gurgaon, former Director of ‘The Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery’ at The Medanta Institute of Bone & Joint Disease, Gurgaon, Dr. Gupta feels, “difficulty in sleeping on the side of shoulder affected because of unbearable pain is the first sign that is indicative of rotator cuff tear. Thereafter the shoulder will not only feel tender on touch

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January 28, 2016

Having been passionately dedicated to his profession for past 25 years, Dr. Gupta a renowned name in the field of shoulder and upper extremity region stresses, “Kienbocks disease is a rare disease that happens usually in your working hand. It is an occurrence due to clinical failure of lunate bone in your wrist.” Kienbock_Fig1Explaining about the disease in simple terms he says, “There are eight bones in your hand called carpal bones. One of them is lunate which contributes to the movement of the wrist. When blood supply starts to reach this bone insufficiently it becomes damaged or dead making the wrist lose its motion and become painful.” The patient should consult our medical team >> click here for appointment Successfully having operated on more than 6000 patients with complex cases Dr. Vikas speaks about this complicated disease with an ease and points out, “Unlike other diseases, in Kienbock’s the condition of your wrist slowly deteriorates and becomes inten

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January 28, 2016

As a renowned orthopedics for past 25 years and having successfully performed 6000 complicated surgeries in the hand and upper extremity region Dr. Gupta considers shoulder dislocation as a common medical problem. He specifies, “Being the most mobile but the least stable joint, shoulder joint has a very high probability of getting dislocated. It is fitted in a shallow joint and though bones are kept in their proper place by supporting tendons, labrum, cartilage and rotator cuff, sometimes they tend to pop out during a forceful act of the arm or a fall or injury.” The patient should immediately consult our medical team >> click here for appointment Shoulder-dislocation-2Speaking about shoulder dislocation and instability he says, “Dislocation of the shoulder occurs when the arm bone pops out of the shoulder socket either on the front, back or down causing extreme pain. In athletes who are involved in contact sports, shoulder gets dislocated repeatedly making it unstabl

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January 28, 2016

“When you have pain in your elbow due to overuse of your arm, forearm or hand muscles or because you have suffered a subtle or sudden injury to the muscle and tendon area around your elbow, it signifies Tennis Elbow”, asserts Dr. Vikas Gupta with his remarkable 25 year old experience and over 6000 surgeries in the hand and upper extremity. image-1Although tennis elbow commonly affects tennis players, it can also affect other athletes and people who participate in leisure or work activities that require repetitive arm, elbow and wrist movement like painting, knitting, carpentry, typing and many other activities which make you use your elbow or arm repeatedly. The patient should consult our medical team >> click here for appointment Dr. Gupta who has successfully treated many patients with Tennis Elbow also heading “Shoulder and Hand Division, MAX Saket & Gurgaon” stresses, “Whenever you feel sudden or persistent pain in your elbow which increases when you shak

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January 28, 2016

After more than 6000 successful surgeries in the hand and upper extremity field, Dr. Vikas Gupta says, “we suspect frozen shoulder only after our physical examinations reveal limited active and passive shoulder movement in a patient but to rule out other possibilities too we run certain tests on the patient as frozen shoulder affects only 2% of the population. It could just be a broken bone or arthritis” The patient should immediately consult our medical team >> click here for appointment adhesive-capsulitis-edited--300x230Frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis) is a disorder marked by pain and loss of motion or stiffness in the shoulder. The tissues around the joint stiffen, scar tissue forms, and shoulder movements become difficult and painful. Simply put by Dr. Vikas Gupta, the current Head, Shoulder and Hand Division, MAX Saket & Gurgaon, former  Director of the department ‘The Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery’ The Medanta I

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December 20, 2015

Untitled-1Wrist replacement surgery or wrist arthroplasty means removing damaged bone or joints in the wrist and replacing them with artificial or prosthetic joints. As the first surgeon in India to perform revision wrist replacement in India, Dr Vikas Gupta categorically believes that wrist replacement surgery requires extreme skill as it is an excessively challenging and delicate procedure considering the intrinsic bone structure and smaller joint size that hands have in comparison to larger joints such as the hips or knees. Since it is a major surgery and recovery takes several weeks, weigh the benefits and risks if you are considering going in for wrist replacement. Age is also an important factor. But the final decision is based on your level of pain and how much that pain limits your activities. The patient should consult our medical team >> click here for appointment Having performed more than 6000 successful complex hand and upper extremity surgeries, Dr Gupta emphatically stresses that wr

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December 20, 2015

scaphoid-fractureDr. Vikas Gupta a renowned name in the field of Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery, while talking on his treatment of scaphoid fractures eminently says, “Scaphoid bone lies on the thumb side of the wrist and is one of eight small bones in the wrist called carpal bones. These bones govern movements of the hand and wrist and a break in it is termed as scaphoid fracture.” The patient should immediately consult our medical team >> click here for appointment As the first surgeon in India to perform arthroscopic assisted fixation for scaphoid fractures Dr. Gupta feels, “Scaphoid bone is the most commonly fractured carpal bone and it may happen incoherently when you fall onto your outstretched hand trying to catch something, receive any direct blow to your hand or your scaphoid bone is under repeated stress for e.g. like in gymnasts and shot putters and if you have continuous pain, swelling and bruising on the thumb side of the wrist and difficulty in gripping objects then you should c

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December 20, 2015

With more than 6,000 hand and upper extremity surgeries to his credit Dr Vikas Gupta has affluently been fixing Distal Radius Fractures for more than 15 years and considers the radius to be the most commonly broken bone in the arm with many treatment options. According to him the treatment option has to be carefully individualized after reviewing the type and severity of the fracture keeping in mind the needs and health of the injured. The patient should immediately consult our medical team >> click here for appointment After being a spokesman at various conferences / workshops on topics and courses related to distal radius fractures Dr Gupta while explaining DRF in simple terms says, “There are two bones in the forearm and the larger of the two is called radius. The end of this bone radius, towards the wrist is known as its distal end. When the area of the radius breaks at the distal end i.e. near the wrist it is termed as DISTAL RADIUS FRACTURE. Most commonly a fall on your outstretched arm can cause DRF but the probability of it increases if you are already suffering from osteoporosis or any other metabolic bone disease and are older than 60 years of age where even a minor fall can break your wrist. A broke

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December 20, 2015

Dr. Gupta, with an experience of 25 years and more than 6000 surgeries in the hand and upper extremity field in simple terms explains, “When the ulnar nerve is compressed or becomes problematic at the elbow it is called the Ulnar Nerve Entrapment or Cubital Tunnel Syndrome. The ulnar nerve is one of the three main nerves in your arm. It travels from your neck down into your hand and can be constricted in several places along the way but the most common place for compression of the nerve is behind the inside part of the elbow usually because here it has to travel through a narrow space with very little soft tissue to protect it.” CubitalTunnel_SmallThis nerve gives feeling to the little finger and half of the ring finger and controls most of the little muscles in the hand that help with fine movements and some of the bigger muscles in the forearm that helps you to make a strong grip. The patient should immediately consult our medical team >> click here for appointment

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December 20, 2015

8081The basal joint is the joint which allows you to move your thumb into all kinds of positions so that you can pick things up, button clothing, open lids and do many such activities. When this joint at the base of your thumb develops arthritis, causing severe pain and hindering functionality it is known as Basal Joint Arthritis (disease which attacks or destroys a joint). In terms of Head, Shoulder and Hand Division, MAX Saket & Gurgaon, former Dr Gupta, Director ‘The Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery’ at The Medanta Institute of Bone & Joint Disease, Gurgaon, “Basal joint arthritis is a degenerative disease that wears down the cartilage (protective covering that surrounds the ends of the bones and allows them to glide and move smoothly) surrounding the joint. Without the cartilage, the bone ends rub against each other causing damage to both bones and the joint. The patient should immediately consult our medical team >> click here for appointment Arthritis at the base of the thumb is one of th

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November 17, 2015

In simple terms fracture means a ‘broken or cracked bone’. original_Wrist_FracturesA broken wrist or broken hand is a break or crack in one of the many small bones within your wrist and hand. A direct blow or a crushing injury to your hands and wrists can break any of the bones in them thus causing fracture but some common causes that make hand and wrist fracture very easily happen are:

  • When we try to catch ourselves during a fall and land hard on an outstretched hand
  • From participating in certain sports — such as in-line skating or snowboarding
  • Having osteoporosis in which our bones become thinner and weaker thus easily breakable
  • When an injury happens as mentioned above or because of any other reason and the following symptoms can be felt by you, immediately consult an orthopedic.

The patient should immediately consult our medical team >>Click here for Appointment Common symptoms of a broken hand or wrist include:

  • Severe pai

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November 17, 2015

Anatomy-of-the-Elbow1When there is persistent pain and swelling in your elbow which does not get relieved after oral medication and physiotherapy given by the doctor, it becomes essential for the doctor to look inside your elbow joint and determine the cause of the problem and the treatment to be given thereof. The doctor may refer to a CT scan or MRI of the elbow and then perform arthroscopy to treat the problem. The patient should immediately consult our medical team >> Click here for Appointment Some of the common diagnoses which may need arthroscopy include:

  • Adhesions (soft tissue bands that block motion as a result of a previous injury to the elbow, such as a fracture)
  • Contractures (a condition in which the muscle and tendons are abnormally contracted, thereby limiting range of motion)
  • Loose bodies (fragments of bone or cartilage that break loose causing pain, catching and locking of the joint)
  • Arthritis (a disease that involves pain in the joi

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November 4, 2015

CarpalTunnel_LGCarpal Tunnel Syndrome is a medical condition related to pain, numbness and tingling in the part of hand which receives sensations from the median nerve, the nerve which controls all sensation and nerve function on the palm side of the thumb. When a person persistently experiences symptoms like:

  • Numbness, tingling, and pain in the thumb and first three fingers of the hand
  • Pain and burning that travels up the arm
  • Wrist pain at night that interferes with sleep
  • When the hand may ‘fall asleep’ frequently and begin to drop objects
  • Swelling in the wrist

If you have any of the above symptoms must consult our medical team  >> Click here for Appointment Here it is very important to understand that anyone who has repeated use of wrists and hands more than normal can have carpal tunnel syndrome CTS but the patients suffering from the following medical conditions are more susceptible to it:

  • Diabetes
  • Thyroid dysfunction
  • Fluid retenti

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