In this video, Dr. Ramneek Mahajan, Director - Orthopedics & Joint Replacement, Max Smart Super Specialty Hospital, New Delhi, will talk on the role of glucosamine in osteoarthritis knee. It is reported in literature that glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate do not play much role in osteoarthritis knee. Dr. Mahajan further says that they are prescribed as many physicians feel that they might reduce the pain. Also, glucosamine is known to produce hyaluronic acid in the knee but it is not scientifically proven. He will also explain the disadvantages of the glucosamine in clotting mechanism specially patients who are on blood thinners.
Dr Ramneek Mahajan is Obtained medical degree from Government Medical College, Aurangabad, Maharashtra in 1997 Completed a Post-Graduation from Government Medical College, Aurangabad in 2003 and his advanced training Orthopaedic Fellowship in Singapore, Germany & Australia. Worked extensively in Primary Hip, Knee and Revision Joint Replacement. Took up the public position as Head of Orthopaedics at the Nova Specialty Hospital, Kailash Colony from 2010 to 2014. Visiting Orthopaedic Surgeon in the Fortis Hospital from 2009 to 2014.