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Prevalence of abnormalities in knees detected by MRI in adults without knee osteoarthritis: population based observational study (Framingham Osteoarthritis Study)

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e5339 (Published 29 August 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e5339

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Re: Prevalence of abnormalities in knees detected by MRI in adults without knee osteoarthritis: population based observational study (Framingham Osteoarthritis Study)


Dear Editor,


It was about a month back that we had written to you about our new technique that can help a patient with severe pain, swelling, limitation of movement and disability in walking or bearing weight, to recover seemingly quite quickly [1]. This technique may not help everyone and to the degree that they might prefer. But then this technique can help in early and rapid recovery, where NONE WAS EXPECTED whatsoever, and kindly pardon us for the pun, when all the munitions OF ALL TYPES and from every available basket from varied fields, including the evidence based medicine, homeopathy, ayurveda, naturopathy, faith healing, acupressure, accupunture, reiki, etc, and many other types of practices that are or might be in use all across the world.


While much more research is required on all factors that have been identified or left unidentified [1], it could start helping at least some patients outright. Our technique, which, if you would kindly agree, can henceforth be called “ASHA TECHNIQUE FOR ARTHRITIS OF KNEES” could delay the knee replacement surgery for an indefinite period, while giving a chance to withdraw all medicines within the next two or three days, and slightly longer interval if tapering off is required.


Use of this technique, the “ASHA TECHNIQUE” FOR ARTHRITIS OF KNEES could provide a crucial window of opportunity to set all the accompanying deficiencies right, especially the osteoporosis and scurvy, and for bringing down the body weight within the normal range. Gradual weight bearing and strengthening exercises can also be initiated as soon as possible, if there are no other medical reasons forbidding that. Regular exercises and exposure to sun would help recover better. At the cost of repetition, we would like to state once again that much needs to be done to make this technique perfect, precise, safer, etc. We could just do this much only, with our own initiative, own accord, and own resources, without any help or encouragement or administrative support from any quarters, and will not be able to do any further research at our own, and therefore have placed this technique at this platform of BMJ.


Best regards.


Dr (Lt Col) Rajesh Chauhan

Dr. Ajay Kumar Singh Parihar

Dr. Shruti Chauhan

Shivendra Pratap Singh Chauhan


Reference:


1. Chauhan R, Parihar AKS, Chauhan S, Chauhan SPS. Taking a fresh look at osteoarthritis of knees. BMJ 21 April 2013. http://www.bmj.com/content/345/bmj.e5339/rr/642114 (Accessed on 27 May 2013)

Competing interests: No competing interests

27 May 2013
Dr (Lt Col) Rajesh Chauhan
Consultant Family Medicine
Dr. Ajay Kumar Singh Parihar; Dr. Shruti Chauhan; Shivendra Pratap Singh Chauhan
Family Healthcare Centre, 154 Sector 6-B, Awas Vikas Colony, Sikandra, AGRA -282007. INDIA.
154 Sector 6-B, Awas Vikas Colony, Sikandra, AGRA -282007. INDIA.