JAMMU, Jan 8: As many as 112 people today attended a free orthopedics health check-up camp organized by Max Super Specialty Hospital, Mohali, at Sai Physiotherapy Clinic adjoining Trikuta Apartments near Garden Estate, Jammu.
A team from Max’s orthopedics department headed by Dr Manuj Wadhwa, Director and Head, Max Elite Institute of Orthopedics and Joint Replacement, and comprising Dr Gaurav Sharma (Orthopedician) and Dr Navjot Singh (Senior Physiotherapist) addressed the healthcare needs of people in camp.
Expert orthopedic consultations and checkups were provided during camp. Diagnostic services like bone mass densitometry tests, Random Blood sugar tests and physiotherapy consultation were also provided free of cost.
Talking about the way arthritis is crippling the young now a days, Dr Wadhwa said that contrary to the misconception that arthritis only affects elderly this disorder is increasingly found in the younger population.
“Earlier, patients around 65-yr and above suffered from arthritis and underwent surgeries. But now the younger ones in age group of 40-45 years, who are in the prime of their youth are presenting themselves with acute arthritis. Higher levels of stress coupled with modern day lifestyles are increasing incidence of arthritis”, he said, adding, arthritis affects approximately 180 million people in India, which is higher than many well-known diseases.
Sandeep Dogra, zonal head, Max Hospitals, Punjab said, “We feel that it is important for people to commit themselves to a healthier future comprising of a comprehensive health check-up on a regular basis. With this objective, our team of expert doctors has come together to counsel people for their orthopedics and bone related problems”.