AIIMS Bathinda starts surgery for ligament injuries and arthroscopy surgeries
Kanwar Inder Singh/ royalpatiala.in
AIIMS Bathinda achieves another milestone and has started facilities for surgery for ligament injuries of knee, shoulder and other joints with minimally-invasive key-hole surgery. The Department of Orthopaedics has started surgeries for these injuries. The chief surgeon Dr Tarun Goyal, who is also the head of the department of Orthopaedics, has a vast experience in this field and has been specially trained in these procedures in India and several countries abroad like UK, Canada, Germany and Italy. The team included Dr Gaganpreet Singh and Dr Lakshman Das from the department of Orthopaedics and Dr Navneh Samagh and Dr Nimish Singh from the Department of Anaesthesiology. The department also has a dedicated team of physiotherapy experts.
The Medical Superintendent of AIIMS Bathinda Prof Satish Gupta informed that been managing these patients for about 6 months now and have successfully operated about 10 sports persons till now for such injuries. Most of these sports persons were professional athletes who have played at state, national or even international levels. A dedicated sports injury clinic will be run in the hospital on every Tuesday between 2 pm to 3 pm.
AIIMS Bathinda starts surgery for ligament injuries and arthroscopy surgeries, The Director, Prof D K Singh said that the facility is going to prove a boon in this part of Punjab which has a large number of youths participating in sports. Bathinda, Patiala and adjoining cities of Haryana are a hub for training in sports like kabaddi, basketball and cricket at national level. There were no services for arthroscopic surgeries in government sector in Punjab and adjoining parts of Haryana and Rajasthan. AIIMS Bathinda will provide treatment in best hands at the affordable cost. Ligament injuries may also occur in common persons not engaged in sports and can be benefitted with key-hole surgery.