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      A society to create awareness about joint replacement surgery

In a collective initiative that would mark new developments in the area of joint replacement surgery in Eastern India, like-minded leading orthopedic surgeons of the state have come together to form the West Bengal Arthroplasty Society (WBAS). This society is a forum that has been constituted in association with the state apex body of all orthopaedic surgeons – “West Bengal Orthopedic Association”.

The objective of the society [WBAS] is to increase awareness about treatment of arthritis in general and the role of Joint Replacement Surgery in particular with its availability & various options, in the state. The society will work towards providing international standard, modern Joint replacement services along with dissemination of accurate advice and information.

The Society will undertake regular training programme for young surgeons, hold clinical case discussions, and above all maintain authentic records to demonstrate scientifically, in accordance with international standards, the real status of Total Joint Replacement in our state

‘Arthroplasty’ literally means 'to re-fashion a joint’ and commonly known as ‘Joint Replacement Operation’. It is a very effective way of relieving pain and improving function in a badly damaged joint.

Total Joint Replacement is different from other surgeries. It involves a regular follow up and a close association between the surgeon and the patient - before, during and above all, after the operation, for a number of years. This is the necessary to ensure best possible results and avoid complications.

Hip and knee replacements have been successfully performed for over the last three decades. Joint replacement operations are also being carried out on the shoulder, elbow, ankle and even finger joints.

With exemplary infrastructure in leading hospitals in Kolkata, availability of well-trained specialists and good implants, this has been the most sought after surgery in its arena. With more than 1000 successful Total Joint Replacements in 2005, in West Bengal, it is a proof of the effectiveness and the accuracy of the surgery.

Total Joint replacement is an extremely effective operation in carefully selected cases. Though started in Kolkata in early 1970’s, it has gained in popularity among the masses during the 1980’s. Total Elbow Replacement was pioneered in the city. During the 1990’s it became even more popular as more and more trained surgeons advocated this method of treatment.

The society hopes that there will be enough confidence instilled in the local population which will encourage them to undergo treatment locally rather than go elsewhere in the country or even abroad for this type of treatment.

 

 

 
     
 

 

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