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New method to correct hip deformities
Bipin Bhardwaj

Prof Mukand Lal
Prof Mukand Lal

Chandigarh, August 15
It’s the latest buzzword in orthopaedics for patients suffering from hip problems and deformities. Surgeons have now found a cure to these problems in Metal to Metal Total Hip Replacement (THR), a form of articular surface replacement that has been introduced successfully at the Indira Gandhi Medical College and Hospital, Shimla.

Prof Mukand Lal, Professor and Head of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, IGMCH, the youngest-ever HoD with vast experience of Total Hip and Knee replacements, says the hospital has carried out four metal to metal THR so far.

Mr Bhikam Singh (65) from Sundernagar, Mr Japsing (60), a Tibetan, Ms Sarota Devi (39) from Hamirpur and Mr Raghunath Singh (40) from Nadaun in Hamirpur district have been operated upon by this technique at the IGMCH.

Dr Mukand who was in city on some official work, here yesterday, said this treatment was being provided to patients at far cheaper rates at the IGMCH, as compared to other hospitals in neighbouring states.

“We are using this line of treatment for patients up to the age of 70 years. The procedure has the unique advantage of increased range of movements at hip-joint to the extent that the patient can squat and sit cross-legged in traditional Indian style which is not permissible and possible in other Total-Hip replacements. Also the life and durability of implant is much longer at a cost slightly more than that of conventional total hip replacement”, he said.

“The procedure is a boon for young patients whose level of activity is much higher and who want to continue with squatting and sitting cross-legged. Earlier, the trend in young patients was to delay the Total Hip Replacement as much as possible to gain time but now articular surface replacement and metal to metal THR has changed the whole scenario. Metal to Metal THR is much durable with increased range of movements at hip and lesser chances of dislocation”, he added.



Bank staff donate blood
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 15
The Canara Bank Officers Association, Chandigarh region, organised its 8th blood donation camp at Sector 34, here today, on the occasion of the 59th Independence Day in collaboration with the Department of Transfusion Medicine, PGIMER, Chandigarh.

Mr Y.L. Madan, general Manager, Canara Bank, Chandigarh, inaugurated the camp. As many as 150 employees donated blood on the occasion. Mr Atul Kapoor, organising general secretary of the association, also graced the occasion and was the first to donate blood.

Mr P.G. Chawla, Deputy General Manager, Canara Bank, Chandigarh circle, honoured donors with mementoes. Mr B.M. Dutta, Regional Chairman and Mr Raman Anand, regional secretary, of the association, participated along with other functionaries of the association.

Members of the association along with their family members from nearby areas like Ambala , Ludhiana, Patiala, Panchkula and Mohali came forward for donating the blood.

Mr P.R. Sharma, celebrated his birthday by donating blood for the 136th time today. Mr Rajender Garg of Ambala also donated blood for the 124th time.



Dev, Nadia win TT titles
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 15
Dev Saini and Nadia Saini once again prove their mettle on the concluding day of Prof R.S. Mehta Memorial Table Tennis Tournament by winning the finals of the Men Singles and Women Singles titles at TT Hall, Sector 23, here today.

Dev Saini of DAV Public School beat Munish Bhardwaj of Panjab University by 4-11, 11-7, 11-8, 11-8, 6-11, 9-11, 14-12. Nadia Saini of New Public School defeated Gurvinder Kaur of AG Punjab by 8-11, 11-13, 11-8, 11-8, 12-10, 7-11, 11-9.

Earlier, both players have won the Boys’ and Girls’ Single titles in the respective categories. This is the third title of the tournament captured by Dev Saini.

In the finals of the mixed doubles, the pair of Dheeraj and Nadia got better of the pair of Vikas and Gurvinder by 11-8, 4-11, 11-9, 11-7.

Pool championship

The Haryana State 9-Ball Pool Championship will be held at Asia Billiards, Sector 34-A here from August 18. The championship will be organised by the Haryana Billiards and Snooker Association.

“The finalists will represent Haryana state in the coming nationals, which will be held in Mumbai from August 27 to September 4”, said Mr Anil Sharma, secretary of the association.

The entries will be closed on August 17 at 7 p.m. at the venue. The final will be held on August 20.


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