Max Super Speciality Hospital, Saket has launched a specialised institute for all musculoskeletal problems “ Max Institute of Musculoskeletal Sciences (MIMS). The institute aims to identify, resolve and provide expertise for all muscular and skeletal issues under one roof. The Institute will comprise of 70 beds and will provide dedicated end to end medical services for all musculoskeletal problems of people ranging from minor pains or injuries to the extremities impacting regular movement. MIMS will also undertake research in musculoskeletal disorders and will promote disease prevention through evidence-based interventions.
Dr. S.K.S Marya, Chairman and Chief Surgeon, Max Institute of Musculoskeletal Sciences said, Unfortunately, musculoskeletal diseases have become a global epidemic which is affecting demographics across all age groups. In India, the most worrying issue is the patients attitude towards musculoskeletal problems. By 2040 India would have 274 per cent more people in the age group of 64 and above and hence the requirement for joint reconstructions would also be higher. They usually come at a debilitating stage and try to postpone a joint reconstruction to the last stage possible. As compared to 2013, we witnessed an increase of approximately 25 per cent in the number of patients reporting with musculoskeletal problems in 2014 and expect a further increase of approximately another 25 per cent in 2015 as well. The need of the hour is to identify the factors responsible and create strategies at state and national level to address them.