'Need such world-class facilities': Chhetri at Sports Injury Centre launch in B'luru

The Sports Injury Centre was launched by Sakra World Hospital in Bengaluru on Wednesday and inaugurated by Chhetri.
'Need such world-class facilities': Chhetri at Sports Injury Centre launch in B'luru
'Need such world-class facilities': Chhetri at Sports Injury Centre launch in B'luru
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Sakra World Hospital launched a Sports Injury Centre in Bengaluru on Wednesday, which was inaugurated by Sunil Chhetri, captain of the Indian football team. 

The centre will be run by a specialised team of orthopaedic surgeons and is dedicated to diagnosing, rehabilitating and treating sports related injuries. 

“Our association with BFC has inspired us to come up with the idea of having a dedicated centre for sports injury at Sakra. With this centre, we aim to extend our services to those people in need of proper treatment for any sports injuries,” Dr. Maheswarappa, Senior Consultant at Sakra World Hospital, said. 

Chhetri, who is also the captain of the Bengaluru FC football team was present at the inauguration alongside his teammates Rahul Bheke and Chencho Gyeltshen. “As a sportsperson, an injury on the field is an extremely relatable phenomenon and unfortunately, it’s also been the decisive factor that has ended a lot of promising careers. It’s so important to have access to world-class facilities to help with all things injury-related and the facilities at the Sakra Sports Injury Centre provide just that,” Chhetri said.

The launch of the centre comes weeks after Sakra World Hospital performed the first meniscal transplant in Karnataka. The procedure was performed by a team of doctors headed by Dr. Chandrashekar P, Senior Consultant and HOD - Orthopaedics. They operated on a 43-year-old Yemeni man who had injured his anterior-cruciate ligament and inner meniscus two years ago while playing sports. He had multiple surgeries in which almost 80% of his meniscus had to be removed. 

Sakra World Hospital, which provides healthcare across several specialties, diagnosed him and attempted a meniscal transplant, a rare kind of surgery which is done in few medical centres in the world. Less than three cases of meniscus transplant have been reported in the country. 

In the procedure, the transplanted meniscus is obtained from a cadaver. Following the surgery, the patient is undergoing rehabilitation. 

Sakra World Hospital is a 350-bed hospital, providing healthcare across all specialties such as Neuro Sciences, Cardiac Sciences, Orthopedics, Women and Child Health, Digestive and Hepatobiliary Sciences, Renal Sciences, Emergency and Trauma Care.

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