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India emerging as top choice for joint replacement surgery

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  23 Jun 2015 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, June 22: India is becoming a top destition for joint replacement surgery and healing technology due to the expertise of doctors and the low-cost involved in the procedure, health experts said on Monday.

They also said that India is expected to have a $2 billion industry serving overseas patients by the end of 2015.

“Over 1,00,000 patients from across the globe visit India every year for the high end knee surgeries. The Indian government is easing restrictions on citizens of many countries, making it easier for them to travel to India without andy visa issues and fewer restrictions,” said Gargi Ghosh, a prominent physiotherapist currently associated with ActivOrtho rehabilitation centre.

She said that in India, with every new advancement in the transplant process, ways are being developed to minimize the invasive ture of the procedure and to reduce further complications arising from the same.

“India is fast emerging as a centre of excellence in the field of joint replacement surgery. It is not only patients from smaller cities or rural areas that come to several metro cities to have their knee replacement surgeries performed but also patients from several intertiol destitions,” said Mudit Khan, consultant orthopaedics at Mumbai-based Wockhardt hospital.

He said that even if there was a lack of professiol physiotherapist in the hospitals across India, the post surgery consultations given by the orthopaedicians were such that the patients were able to understand the dos and don’ts that helped them recover fast.

The medical experts stated that half of the total patients coming to India from abroad were the one who were facing difficulty in recovering due the improper post surgery treatment being given. (IANS)

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