Patients participate in Medica Arthritis Walk in Kolkata

Kolkata, Nov 21(Calcutta Tube/IBNS): The patients who have undergone knee and hip replacement walked at the ‘Medica Arthritis Walk’ organized by the Medica Institute of Orthopaedic Sciences, here on Sunday afternoon.

They basically showcased the benefits of the surgery that can greatly improve the quality of life  of people suffering from knee and hip arthritis.

“This walk was to show people that they can walk a distance after surgery, make people aware.” Dr. Vikash Kapoor, Director of the Orthopedic Institute, said.

“It is our aim to make joint replacement affordable to common man,” he added.

Several veteran sportsmen of the city like  footballers Chandan Banerjee, Mritunjoy Banerjee, Ashok Kumar Chatterjee, Saugata Tarafdar participated in the event on Sunday afternoon.

Tying up with the Veteran Sportsmen Club of Kolkata, Medica announced a special discount treatment package for these veteran sportsmen in Sunday.

“We are finalising a scheme to help veteran sports people, after active playing time if you feel any health problem we will assist. We will extend the help,” Kapoor said.

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