Mangaluru : Comprehensive knee and hip care center opens at KMC Hospital

9:56 AM, Thursday, December 19th, 2019
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Mangaluru : KMC Hospital unveiled, first-of-its-kind, comprehensive knee and hip care center, to offer enhanced joint care services here at KMC Jyothi on Wednesday, December 18.

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Addressing media on the occasion, Dr Sudharshan Ballal, chairman of Manipal Hospitals said, “With an aim to offer an all-encompassing and comprehensive service for preservation and replacement of joints, KMC hospital has unveiled Knee and hip care center at KMC Hospital Jyothi. KMC is the first in India to have focused center where latest technology is amalgamated with specialist clinical skills that help personalize treatment to best suit the needs of a particular patient. By providing comprehensive care for the knee and hip joints under one roof we treat the whole range of problems equally passionately with certified state of the art treatment.

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“Dedicated hip and knee care is the need of the hour considering that India is currently facing knee ailments epidemic. Indians are facing various knee and hip related issues that needs the right treatment and medical advice. Tremendous medical advancements have been made and innovative technology has been implemented to offer respite for the patients undergoing such conditions. In fact knee and hip replacements enhance quality of life and longevity of patients as arthritis is moving towards becoming fourth common cause of disability and requires specialized doctors to address the issue,” he said.

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Ananthram Shetty, professor of orthopedic surgery and research said, “I am delighted and honored to be part of this special chapter in the city. Today orthopedics has made some significant medical advancements and I believe this dedicated center will offer complete solution to all the joints related medical conditions and I congratulate KMC hospitals for the center. It is seen that Indians are almost 15 times at risk of having joint issues as compared to the people in the west due to their genetic predisposition and life style. This center will offer the much needed medical support and provide world class treatments.”

Dilip Jose, MD and CEO Manipal Health Enterprises, Dr Anand Venugopal, regional chief, clinical services KMC Hospital, Saghir Siddiqui, regional chief operating officer, KMC hospital and others were present.

 

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