KMC Hospital- Mangaluru Conducts Awareness Program on Sports Injuries
Mangaluru: KMC Hospital, Mangaluru, conducted an awareness program on sports injury prevention for sports instructors and trainers. The hospital reached out to many trainers in the city wherein doctors from the hospital educated 50 coaches and the sports fraternity on wellness, first aid precautions, and management of injuries sustained at various indoor and outdoor activities. The program was held at Avatar Hotel, Attavara, in the City. The aim is to create awareness about the first aid precautions and management of sports injuries.
The importance of exercise and physical activity in our lives can hardly be overemphasized. Having been through the COVID pandemic, people are realizing this better than ever before. The incidence of joint pains and arthritis in younger people is rapidly rising, with more than 50% of the country’s population suffering from knee and back problems. Similarly, while we are seeing better interest from the young and middle-aged people in taking up sports activities, the facilities available for our sportsmen are far from ideal.
Speaking on the initiative Dr Yogeesh Kamat, Consultant – Joints and Sports Injuries, KMC Hospital, Mangalore, said, “The ‘Comprehensive Hip & Knee-care Center of Excellence’ has already established a track record of 95% return to sports following ligament injury surgeries. The aim of the session was to enlighten the sports fraternity on factors that lead to injuries, recognise such injuries, and take appropriate treatment. It aimed at creating awareness about first aid precautions and management of sports injuries.”
Dr Ishwara Keerthi, Consultant – Spine Surgeon, KMC Hospital, Mangalore, said, “We are delighted to host this awareness program to highlight the key importance of Emergency Management and Prevention in sports injuries. Among the key highlights, we demonstrated a new balance assessment equipment that will be installed in the OPD of the hospital. Through this installation, we hope that both, younger and senior citizens, will be able to overcome their fears and achieve a better lifestyle, as well as seek appropriate treatment following injuries.”
Mr Saghir Siddiqui, Regional Chief Operating Officer, KMC Hospital, Mangalore, said, “KMC Hospital, Ambedkar Circle, has already pioneered a speciality wing for Orthopaedics with exclusive care for Knee, Hip & Back problems. A Sports Injury OPD was recently launched and our specialists are yet again doing an awareness programme for Sports Instructors and Trainers on the Prevention and Management of Injuries incurred at various indoor and outdoor activities across the state.”
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