Indian Spinal Injuries Centre (ISIC) has launched a Department of Arthroscopy & Orthopedic Sports Medicine to diagnose, treat and manage injuries and joint problems of the patients effectively. This will help in early rehabilitation of the sports person with coordination between the surgeon, physiotherapist and the sports trainer.
Arthroscopy is a super specialty division of Orthopedics. Arthroscopic surgery also commonly known as the “key hole surgery involves a minimally invasive procedure a pencil sized camera and sophisticated instruments are introduced with small incisions to diagnose and treat problems of joints with very high accuracy. Arthroscopic procedures are performed on knee, shoulder, ankle, elbow, wrist, hip joints and small joints of foot and hand, and are very useful for treating sports injuries, as well as various joint problems affecting the common man at all stages of life.
In India, there is a glaring paucity of advanced sports medicine facilities. This is why we see most of our professional sportspersons head to foreign shores for treatment and rehabilitation. A lot of our athletes who cannot afford to travel abroad are often left without adequate support with shortened careers. One of the prime objectives of establishing a dedicated sports medicine facility is to fill this void. We want to help sportspersons from across the country get back to their field with the best of help, says Dr.H.S.Chhabra, Medical Director & Chief of Spine Services.
The ISICs Orthopedic Sports Medicine provides a wholesome and comprehensive treatment modality from treatment to rehabilitation to management to help the athlete return to active life. The Centre has a team of 5 Sports Medicine Consultants, who are internationally trained and super-specialize in treating specific joints of the body. No other hospital has such a huge team dedicated to only Sports injuries. The department has dedicated Senior Sports physiotherapists, and facilities such as the largest solar heated hydrotherapy pool in India, and bio-mechanical analysis of sportspersons.