Chennai, Nov 4: An Arthroscopy and Sports Injury Clinic at Government Royapettah Hospital (GRH) in the city was inaugurated on Monday, Nov 3. It is the third such government facility in the country and first in South India.
The Safdarjung Hospital in New Delhi and King Edward Memorial Hospital in Mumbai are the other institutions having such a facility.
Inaugurating the clinic, to treat those with sports injuries, and a five-day awareness programme on sports injury and treatment, Principal Secretary, Health and Family Welfare, V.K.Subburaj, said physiotherapy equipment to facilitate quicker rehabilitation of the patients would be available at the clinic. The sports injury clinic would be in addition to the hospital's orthopaedic clinic, where such patients were being treated now.
Sports surgery equipment 'Shaver' that would suck the shreds of the torn ligament and provide a clear view of the injury was also inaugurated by Mr.Subburaj. Noting that the clinic would offer cost-effective treatment, he said treatment of orthopaedic injuries cost a minimum of Rs 1 lakh in private institutions.