Articles by Dr Gauresh

About Dr Gauresh (69 Articles)
An orthopedic surgeon trained in JJ Group of Hospitals and Grant Medical College. I have worked in this field for the past 3 years and have significant clinical experience to guide students and patients on any topic in orthopedics.

Multiple Myeloma – Symptoms and Staging

The symptoms of multiple myeloma range from mild fatigue to renal failure and paralysis. It is quite intriguing how an abnormality of a single type of cells can lead to such disastrous consequences. Apart from less morbid variants like an isolated plasmacytoma (single plasma cell tumor), multiple myeloma invariably leads >> Read More ...

Multiple Myeloma – Bone Cancer

Multiple Myeloma or simply myeloma (in Greek Myelos means bone marrow), is known as one of the most devastating cancers affecting humans. Every year around 15,000 people are diagnosed with multiple myeloma in the United States. Survival for a period of 5 years is seen in only 50% people. Genetic transformation of plasma >> Read More ...

White Blood Cells – Granulocytes

Granulocytes are present in large quantities in the blood of a normal person. These are the policemen of the body who patrol different parts of the body to ensure the absence of any infection or injury. The ready availability of destructive enzymes present within their granules, helps them to act immediately. Thus, it >> Read More ...

White Blood Cells – Lymphocytes

The lymphocytes or agranulocytes are of 2 types, T lymphocytes and B lymphocytes. These cells can be considered higher rank officials of the immune system and have a sophisticated mode of action. They are summoned by the chemical mediators produced by the neutrophils but reach the destination only after 4-7 days. Their >> Read More ...

Immune System – Structure and Function

The immune system of our body consists of series of cells, called white blood cells, which act in a sequential manner, like a planned military defense system. The various cells have specialized functions which are performed in a highly accurate and controlled manner. Though, the immune system is known to erroneously >> Read More ...

Bone Marrow – Structure and Function

Bone marrow is a highly cellular structure present within the hollow cavities of hard bone tissue. Bone marrow (Picture 1) is of 2 types, red bone marrow (produces blood cells) and yellow bone marrow (fatty tissue). The nature of bone marrow in different parts of the body changes with age. During childhood, bone marrow in >> Read More ...

Kienbock’s Disease – Lunate Osteonecrosis

Wrist pain is one of the most irritating pain, especially if present on the dominant hand. A painful restriction of the hand movement puts tremendous functional constraints on a person. Thus, it may amount to huge economic losses in the form of frequent absence from work. Even treatment of such diseases requires the costly >> Read More ...

Whiplash Injury Claims

Whiplash injury claims form a major part of vehicular accident insurance. This is primarily attributed to its common association with impact of another vehicle from the rear end. Surprisingly, the safety belt of a car does not offer any protection in preventing a whiplash injury. The prognosis of a whiplash injury, depends >> Read More ...

Whiplash Injury Treatment

Cervical collar is the primary treatment of whiplash injuries. Contrary to the popular belief, a cervical collar helps only during the early phase of the injury to immobilize the neck and allow healing of the damaged tissues. Though one may find a soft cervical collar comfortable and easy to use, its the hard cervical >> Read More ...

Whiplash Injury – Symptoms and Investigations

Whiplash injury is an intriguing injury not just for the way it is injured, but also for the vague symptoms. The appearance of the symptoms after hours to days from the traumatic incident, frequently confuses the physician and delays the diagnosis. It is only the vigilance and knowledge of the affected person, that can >> Read More ...
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