Free orthopedics health check-up camp today

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Jan 7: Max Super Specialty Hospital, Mohali is holding a free orthopedics health check-up camp at Sai Physiotherapy Clinic adjoining Trikuta Apartments near Garden Estate, here tomorrow from 10 am to 1 pm.
A team from Max’s orthopedics department headed by Dr Manuj Wadhwa, Director and Head Max Elite Institute of Orthopedics and Joint Replacement and including Dr Gaurav Sharma, Orthopedics and Dr Navjot Singh, Senior physiotherapist will address the healthcare needs of people in camp.
Expert orthopedic consultations and checkups will be provided during camp. Diagnostic services like bone mass densitometry tests, random blood sugar tests and physiotherapy consultation will also be provided free of cost.
Talking about the way arthritis is crippling the young nowadays, Dr Wadhwa said, “Contrary to the misconception that arthritis only affects elderly this disorder is increasingly found in the younger population. Earlier, patients around 65 years 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”.
Dr Wadhwa further said that arthritis affects approximately 180 million people in India, which is higher than many well-known diseases. While much has been said about high incidence of diabetes, hypertension, cancer and HIV in India, recent studies suggest that osteoarthritis beats them all to claim the number one position among ailments in the country, he added.
Sandeep Dogra, Senior VP and 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 orthopaedics and bone related problems”.