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Seminar highlights benefits of arthroplastry
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, January 27
A seminar on arthroplastry organised by the district unit of the National Integrated Medical Association (NIMA) today at Hotel Marriat, Dugri Road. This was stated by the secretary of NIMA unit, Dr Surendra Gupta, in a press note issued today.

More than 60 delegates attended the seminar. Dr N.K. Aggarwal highlighted the significance of organising such scientific seminars and workshops for the benefit of integrated graduates. He said, “In this way we can keep in touch with the recent developments in the field of surgery and medicine”. Dr Aggarwal presented a realistic and practical aspect of suffering and incapability of patients suffering from joint erosion. He said during the past decade the most significant development in the management of painful condition of body joint was the development of “total joint replacement surgery”.

He said knee and hip joints were the major joints affected by diseases may be due to the weight-bearing nature of these joints. Shoulder and elbow joints are also being replaced now whenever necessary, he said. The artificial joint used in this procedure is made of steel and plastic components. These joints have a life span of about 10 to 12 years. So these are the ideal plastic as for as people of older age group are concerned. But in the younger age group i.e. 40-45 years age group new joints with ceramic component are being used. The ceramic artificial joints have a life span of 15-20 years. Though these cost more. Dr Aggarwal said a patient should have a realistic expectation of improvement in mind before going in for joint-replacement surgery. He should also keep in mind the limitation of artificial joint. The stainless steel joints are fixed with the bony ends with the help of cement material, but the ceramic joints are cementless joints. 


Double Decker XI win cricket tourney
Our Sports Reporter

Ludhiana, January 27
Double Decker XI defeated Aditya XI by three wickets to win the sixth Rajeev Gandhi and first Master Vishav Walia Memorial Cricket Tournament organised by the Shastri Young Society at Daresi ground here today.

In the final, Aditya XI won the toss and elected to bat. They were restricted to 148 runs in 28.2 overs. Only three batsmen Shahid Saida (19), Vikram Verma (16) and Rajeev (37) could reach the double figures.

For Double Decker XI, Nitin and Lovely captured three wickets each, while Mannu grabbed two wickets.

Double Decker XI, helped by Harish (48) and Baldev (40), reached the target losing 7 wickets after 27.2 overs. Aditya XI bowlers conceded 26 extras.

Brief scores: Aditya XI 148 all out (Shahid Saida 19, Vikram Verma 16, Rajeev 37, Mannu 2 for 27, Nitin 3 for 31 and Lovely 3 for 27)

Double Decker XI: 154 for 7 (Harish Kumar 48, Baldev Kumar 40, Richa 22, Madan Lal 2 for 37, Amardeep 2 for 9 and Dinesh Pappa 1 for 32).

Yesterday, in the second semi final, Aditya XI beat Hero XI by 18 runs. In reply to Aditya XI’s total of 146 all out, Hero XI were bowled out for 128. Aditya XI’s wicket-keeper Rajesh gave an outstanding performance. He scored 24 runs and also took 3 catches and made 2 stumpings.

Three titles for Ashwani: Ashwani Rathore stole limelight by bagging three titles in the First Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited Sports Meet organised at Transport Nagar Complex of Telecommunication Department yesterday. Ashwani won table tennis, badminton titles. He paired with Gopal Krishan to annex the doubles title also in badminton.

Mr V. S. Srivastva, General Manager, Telecom, presided over the prize distribution function and Ms Srivastva distributed the trophies.

Final results: Table Tennis — (men’s singles) — Ashwani Rathore beat Paramjeet Singh 7-11, 11-9, 13-11 and 11-9; (men’s doubles) — Ashwani Rathore and Gopal Krishan beat Paramjeet Singh and Charanjeev Singh 11-7, 9-11, 11-8 and 11-9.

Badminton (men’s singles) — Ashwani Rathore beat Tirloki Nath 7-5, 3-7 and 7-4; (men’s doubles) —Paramjeet Singh and Lekh Raj beat Tirloki Nath and Surinder Kumar 7-4, 5-7 and 7-3.

Carom (men’s singles) — Harbhajan Singh beat Ervinder Singh; (men’s doubles) — Hari Krishan and Ervinder Singh beat Vijay Ghai and K.K. Kanda.

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