MS, MCh, MBBS, Diploma

Dr. Jai Thilak K. currently serves as Professor at the Department of Orthopaedics, School of Medicine, Kochi.

Qualification: D. Ortho, M. S. Orth, MCh Orth (UK)


Publication Type: Journal Article

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Journal Article

P. Shanavas Khan, J.b Thilak, George, M. J., Nair, A. V., and Madanan, A., “Tubercular infection after arthroscopic rotator cuff repair”, Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc, vol. 25, no. 7, pp. 2205-2207, 2017.[Abstract]

Tubercular septic arthritis after shoulder arthroscopy has not been reported in the English literature to our knowledge. A case of Tubercular septic arthritis of the shoulder following arthroscopic rotator cuff repair is presented. The sinus and the wound healed well, and laboratory parameters returned to normal, which suggests that the infection was well controlled with the treatment follow-up of 1 year. But the functional score was poor due to repeated surgeries; long-standing infection and the arthritic changes developed. Tubercular infection can occur after arthroscopic shoulder surgery especially in healthcare workers in zones endemic for Tuberculosis. Level of evidence V.

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J.b Thilak, Panakkal, J. Jab, Kim, T. - Ya, Goodman, S. Mc, Lee, S. - Sa, and Salvati, E. Ac, “Risk Factors of Heterotopic Ossification Following Total Hip Arthroplasty in Patients With Ankylosing Spondylitis”, Journal of Arthroplasty, 2015.[Abstract]

This study was to identify the risk factors of heterotopic ossification (HO) after total hip arthroplasty (THA) in ankylosing spondylitis. We analyzed 47 hips (24 patients) with ankylosing spondylitis that underwent primary THA. The incidence of HO was 14.9%. The risk factors were divided into modifiable and nonmodifiable factors. Female gender (P = 0.008), preoperative ankylosed hip (P . <. 0.001), occurrence of HO in previous surgery (P = 0.036) were nonmodifiable risk factors which increased the prevalence of HO. Of the various modifiable risk factors, elevated preoperative ESR (P = 0.007), elevated preoperative CRP (P = 0.004) and prolonged duration of surgery (P = 0.014) were associated with increased occurrence of HO. Perioperative medical intervention to reduce inflammation (ESR and CRP) may help to decrease HO. © 2015.

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VaAnil Kumar, Krishna, Sa, J.b Thilak, Dinesh, K. Ra, and Karim, Sa, “Salmonella typhimurium in the hip: Look before a SLE patient leaps”, Tropical Doctor, vol. 41, pp. 166-167, 2011.[Abstract]

Salmonellosis is a common infection in systemic lupus erythematosus patients. The present study reports on two such cases of Salmonella typhimurium septic arthritis among the 102 patients seen during a four-year period. More »»