Sports injuries occur when playing indoor or outdoor sports or while exercising. Sports injuries can result from accidents, inadequate training, improper use of protective devices, or insufficient stretching or warm-up exercises. The most common sports injuries are sprains and strains, fractures, and dislocations.Read More
Hip joint and knee joint replacements are helping people of all ages live pain- free, active lives.Joints are formed by the ends of two or more bones connected by tissue called cartilage. Healthy cartilage serves as a protective cushion, allowing smooth, low-friction movement of the joint. If the cartilage becomes damaged by disease or injury, the tissues around the joint become inflamed, causing pain. With time, the cartilage wears away, allowing the rough edges of bone to rub against each other, causing more pain.Read More
Arthroscopy is a surgical procedure during which the internal structure of a joint is examined for diagnosis and treatment of problems inside the joint. In arthroscopic examination, a small incision is made in the patient's skin through which pencil-sized instruments that have a small lens and lighting system (arthroscope) are passed. Arthroscope magnifies and illuminates the structures of the joint with the light that is transmitted through fiber optics. It is attached to a television camera and the interior of the joint is seen on the television monitor.Read More
Specializing in sports injuries, joint replacements and arthroscopy.
Dr. Pankappilly graduated from the Vitebsk state medical university, Belarus in 1996 and then completed his postgraduate training in orthopaedics at the same university in 1999. He received specialized training in joint replacement surgery and arthroscopy by completing an year long fellowship at Amrita institute of medical sciences, Kochi in 2006
Dr.Pankappilly developed an interest in the injuries and pathologies around the shoulder. He gained invaluable experience in the treatment of shoulder injuries during his tenure at Jewish hospital, Louisville, kentucky and at ONS foundation Greenwich, Connecticut in 2008. He completed his shoulder fellowship under the guidance of Dr.Jean Kany, at Clinique d'Lunion, Toulouse, France in 2011.
He has had a vast experience in the treatment of pathologies around the hip, knee and shoulder. Primary interests include -primary and revision joint replacements of the hip, knee and shoulder for arthritis.