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Surgery enables kabaddi player to resume sport
Kuldip Bhatia

Ludhiana, May 4
Doctors at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) here have carried out a corrective surgery on a state-level kabaddi player, Balwinder, who will soon be able to resume his sports career.

Balwinder Singh was admitted to the DMCH after sustaining knee injury during a kabaddi match. To his utter shock and dismay, all his sports activities and much-needed regimen of exercise, as also brisk walking and climbing stairs, were hampered. Not only his sports career appeared to be in jeopardy, but also a job in the police, which was promised to him.

Dr Rajnish Garg, associate professor in the department of orthopaedics, who examined Balwinder, found him to be in persistent pain with severe swelling in his knee. Following thorough assessment of the case and the urgent need to restore the sportsman back to total fitness, a keyhole surgery via an arthroscope was planned on the patient.

According to Dr Garg, the knee joint of the patient was visualised through an arthroscope after making a very small incision and his injury was repaired. “Biodegradable screws were used to stabilise his joint. The screws will get permanently absorbed in the body of the patient and there will be no need to remove them.”

Balwinder’s recovery was beyond expectations and he was absolutely thrilled with the results. He had resumed his normal activities and sports too, added Dr Garg.



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