Managing Hip and Knee Pain in Osteoarthritis

The Durdans Orthopaedic Clinic focuses on the management of a variety of orthopaedic (musculoskeletal related) conditions inclusive of hip and knee pain as a result of osteoarthritis. The scientific term osteoarthritis accounts for the natural wear and tear of the articular cartilage as a result of multiple factors. Cartilage is a smooth thin-film layer between…

First Time Re-do Minimally Invasive Direct Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery (MIDCAB) at Durdans Heart Centre

Durdans Heart Centre successfully performed Re-do (re-operative) Minimally Invasive Direct Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery (Re-do CABG) on a cardiac patient who had gone through a bypass surgery 18 years ago. This is also the first time that a“re-do” MIDCAB surgery through a small incision on the left side of the chesthas beenperformed in Sri Lanka.…

Durdans Hospital Announces Special Offers and Packages for Agrahara Beneficiaries

Durdans Hospital has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with National Insurance Trust Fund (NITF) launching a range of exclusive discount offers and packages to serve state sector employees better. Agrahara beneficiaries are now eligible to a 20% discount on laboratory investigations, radiology services and cardiac investigations and special rates on room charges. In addition,…

5 instances that you should see a Urologist

Urinary Tract Infection that won’t resolve with antibiotics Common symptoms of UTIs are burning, painful and frequent urination, pain in lower abdomen and pelvis, cloudy and smelly urine, etc 2. Persistent frequent urination or Incontinence (leaking urine) Urine leaks when you put pressure on your bladder, for example when coughing sneezing laughing or lifting something…

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DEXA Scan: the Sure Way to Diagnose Osteoporosis

Dr Manohari Seneviratne Consultant Physician Dr Chaminda GarusingheConsultant Diabetologist & Endocrinologist Osteoporosis is defined as a disease characterised by low bone mass and micro-architectural deterioration of bone tissue leading to enhanced bone fragility and an increase in fracture risk Osteoporosis is a condition affecting mainly the elderly causing brittle bones resulting in fractures even at…

CENTRE FOR RARE AND COMPLEX DISEASES

This new centre of care is a dedicated and well informed unit to provide a better and unique care for those patients with rare and complex diseases. Rare diseases are those which occur in less than 1 in 2000 population. Rarity is dynamic and depends on the region we concern and the period of time…

Breakthrough TAVI Procedure for Bicuspid Valve at Durdans Heart Centre

Durdans Heart Centre recently concluded a breakthrough minimally invasive Transcatheter Arterial Valve Implantation (TAVI) on a patient with bicuspid valve. Bicuspid valves, a birth anomaly (two leaflets instead of the normal three), quickly leads to narrowing of the valve. The valve replacement was performed using a self-expanding Medtronic Evolut™ R self-expanding trans-catheter aortic heart valve.…