Krishnan Venkatesh

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We present a prospective study of patients with tuberculosis of the dorsal, dorsolumbar and lumbar spine after combined anterior (radical debridement and anterior fusion) and posterior (instrumentation and fusion) surgery. The object was to study the progress of interbody union, the extent of correction of the kyphosis and its maintenance with early(More)
STUDY DESIGN Retrospective clinical series. PURPOSE To assess whether titanium cages are an effective alternative to tricortical iliac crest bone graft for anterior column reconstruction in patients with active pyogenic and tuberculous spondylodiscitis. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE The use of metal cages for anterior column reconstruction in patients with(More)
Anterior debridement, grafting of the defect and posterior instrumentation as a single-stage procedure is a controversial method of managing pyogenic vertebral osteomyelitis. Between 1994 and 2005, 37 patients underwent this procedure at our hospital, of which two died and three had inadequate follow-up. The remaining 32 were reviewed for a mean of 36(More)
Rhinosporidiosis is a chronic granulomatous fungal disease caused by Rhinosporidiosis seeberi. It usually affects the mucocutaneous tissue of the nose; bone involvement is rare. We report the clinical features, diagnosis, and management of rhinosporidiosis involving the face, forehead, and right foot. As antimicrobial therapy was ineffective, a below-knee(More)
Recurrent hemorrhage in patients with severe radiation proctitis is very common. It is often refractory to medical therapy. Endoscopic and surgical treatment may be required when conservative medical therapy fails. The aim of this study was to assess the therapeutic results of the Argon Plasma Coagulator (APC) (ERBE USA, Inc., Marietta, GA, USA) application(More)
We describe here the management of eleven patients with fracture neck of femur. Excepting one patient all had severe haemophilia A. Nine patients were less than 50 years of age. Eight out of eleven patients had fracture after trivial trauma. Nine patients had closed reduction and one patient open reduction. The patient with non union had a Valgus osteotomy.(More)
INTRODUCTION Neglected femoral diaphyseal fractures are not uncommon in developing nations however there is a paucity of literature in this regard. Due to lack of effective traction, reduction or immobilisation these fractures are invariably associated with shortening and adjacent joint stiffness, presenting a challenging problem to the treating surgeon.(More)
STUDY DESIGN Retrospective case series. OBJECTIVE To report the clinical features, diagnostic dilemmas and management options of 11 immunologically normal patients with salmonella spondylodiscitis. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Majority of existing data on salmonella spondylodiscitis in the immunologically normal patient is from anecdotal case report. (More)
BACKGROUND The role of non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) as aetiological agents in the causation of lung infections has seldom been systematically studied from India. METHODS Prospective study of Species identification from mycobacterial isolates. RESULTS A total of 22 isolates of mycobacteria were isolated from 635 samples of suspected tuberculosis in(More)
We describe an adult patient with traumatic, nonunion of ulna sustained at 11 years of age who presented with wrist deformity. The possible pathogenesis, differential diagnoses and its successful management are described. A 23-year- old right hand dominant male presented with a progressive wrist deformity of his right upper limb. At 11 years of age, he(More)