Ravi Sreenivasan

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Information on Magnetic Resonance (MR) features of active and healed lesions in tuberculosis (TB) spine are lacking. We evaluated MRI findings in active and healed proven TB spine to establish the diagnostic features. Forty-nine consecutive spinal TB patients (20 male; 29 female) diagnosed clinicoradiologically and/or on histopathology, Fine Needle(More)
Spine of the child has unique anatomy and growth potential to grow to adult size. Tuberculosis (TB) spine results in bone loss as well as disturbed growth potential, hence spinal deformities may progress as the child grows. The growth potential is also disturbed when the disease focus is surgically intervened. Surgery is indicated for complications such as(More)
BACKGROUND India ranks second amongst the high-burden multi drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) countries, with an estimated incidence of 2.3% MDR-TB cases amongst the new cases and 17.2% amongst the previously treated cases. The diagnosis and treatment protocol for MDR-TB of the spine are not clearly established. We report outcome of a series of 15 cases(More)
BACKGROUND Duration of treatment in tuberculosis of spine has always been debatable in the absence of marker of healing. The objective of the study was to evaluate the efficacy of extended DOTS regimen (2 months of intensive phase and 6 months of continuation phase) as recommended by WHO, by using MRI observations as the healing marker. MATERIALS AND(More)
We describe a muscle sparing approach in which the triceps is elevated without injuring the muscle or disturbing its insertion. The entire extensor mechanism is preserved in continuity, thus preventing any extensor weakness. This can be used preferentially in cases of non-union intraarticular distal humerus fractures planned for Total Elbow Arthroplasty.
A lymphoma associated antigen (LAA) isolated from pooled lymph nodes of confirmed Hodgkin's and non-Hodgkin's lymphomas has been purified and characterized. Using a xenogenic rabbit anti-serum, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and RIA were developed for LAA. LAA was detected in the sera of all confirmed lymphomas, the test being negative for(More)
Hip and knee dislocations are not uncommon but simultaneous ipsilateral dislocation of the hip and knee joint is rare; consequently, there is an inadequate amount of literature on the subject. We identified only 11 such cases reported in English literature. In the present report, we describe the case of a 23-year-old male patient who presented with(More)
Recurrent anterior shoulder instability following shoulder dislocation has an incidence as high as 68% among the younger population, however its association with coracoid fracture is extremely rare. Majority of coracoid fractures reported earlier have been shown to be associated with seizure disorder. We report a case of displaced coracoid fracture(More)
A 30-year-old woman presented to our outpatient department with complaints of pain and swelling in bilateral infrapatellar regions and a discharging sinus in the right knee over the duration of one year. Radiographs showed lytic regions in bilateral patellae. Samples sent from material curetted from sinus yielded no organism but histopathology reported(More)
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