As many as 75 patients were screened at the camp organised by Shalby Multi-Specialty Hospital, Mohali, where it’s MD and joint replacement surgeon Dr Vikram I Shah’s team led by Dr Naveen Mittal, a joint replacement surgeon, gave consultations on knee, hip pain and other orthopaedic problems.
According to Dr Shah, the country is seeing an arthritis epidemic.
“The incidence of knee arthritis in Indian population is believed to be as much as 15 times higher than what is found in Western nations,” he remarked.
Compared to this, India will be seeing just about 1 million knee replacements every year by 2022.
Knee replacements today involve much lower infection rates and shorter hospital stays, asserted Dr Shah.
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