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Sports Injury Centre is a unique Centre one of its kind in India, dedicated to delivering the highest standards of integrated diagnostic, pre-habilitation, treatment, rehabilitation services for sports injuries by arthroscopic management. It is situated inside the campus of VMMC and Safdarjung Hospital, Delhi.

It is inaugurated by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India on 26th September, 2010 before onset of the Commonwealth Games, 2010 was established with an objective to provide integrated surgical, rehabilitative and diagnostic services under one roof for the management of sports injuries and related Joint disorders. The Centre is housed in a separate seven storey building with two basements.

The Centre has a dedicated floor equipped with the latest electrotherapy machines with a separate hydrotherapy wing including chilled shower, sauna, pool beside a cardio gym and a strength gym. A Biomechanical lab which has stimulator for the training of budding arthroscopic surgeons and an isokinetic machine which is valuable for monitoring post-operative rehabilitation are available at the Centre.

It also houses state-of-the-art Laboratory services, Imaging services with latest equipments for routine and advanced diagnostic services including Digital X-ray, CT Scan, MRI and Bone Densitometry. Internet facilities are available in all rooms and membership of different journals of Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine is also available.

The Centre aim to provide an exceptional working environment for its staff focusing on continuous education and quality improvement so as to provide excellent patient care at international standards.

  • The Centre deals with Sports Injuries (Arthoscopoy) & late sequel of sports injury (Arthritis & Joint Replacement).
  • Both units are supported by dedicated staff consisting of OrthopaedicSurgeons, Anesthetists, Staff Nurses, Technicians and Physiotherapists, who are fully trained and possesses requisite expertise in management of sports injuries
  • One of the unique features of this Centre relates to Physiotherapy Unit, which is well equipped to provide physiotherapy/rehabilitative services to the indoor/outdoor patients with specialized treatment through Hydrotherapy, Biochemical and Isokinetic.
  • State of the art Modular Operation Theatre and Gas Manifold System made operational and surgeries undertaken, well taken by the medical fraternity.
  • State of the art Modular Operation Theatre and Gas Manifold System made operational and surgeries undertaken, well taken by the medical fraternity.
  • The latest and modern diagnostic and Laboratory facilities under one roof, comprising of Pathological/Laboratory examinations and Radiological Imaging Services including MRI, CT Scan, Digital X-Ray, Bone Densitometer have been outsourced under Public Private Partnership mode on revenue sharing basis in the ratio of 26% & 74% with M/s Mahajan Imaging and 31.5% & 68.5% with M/s P. Bhasin Path Lab. These tests/Radiological and Imaging examinations are conducted on CGHS approved rates for all patients and the services are provided round the clock.
  • SIC is also making endeavours to get its surgeons well equipped with the latest medical practices prevalent across the Globe through conferences and workshops during last 4 years:-
    1. A workshop on Shoulder Arthroscopy held on 22nd January, 2011. The Faculty of International repute demonstrated the live surgeries were of highly appreciative of the facilities.
    2. 10 live surgeries were performed and telecasted during the Annual Indian Arthroscopy Conference held from 9th September, 2011 to 11th September, 2011. The Conference was well attended by faculty of National & International repute. They were carried away with facilities available at SIC.
    3. Arthroscopy workshop was held on 5th November, 2011 and live surgeries were performed.
    4. Workshop on High Tibial Osteotomy was held on 12th February, 2012 and attended by Dr. Pranjal Kodkani, a leading surgeon in the country.
    5. Delhi Arthroscopy Course was held in year 2013, 2014, and 2015. During course, live surgeries are conducted by National & International faculties.
    6. There are 8 faculty members comprising of 1 Director, 1 Senior Specialist, 2  Professor, 5 Associate  Professors,1 Assistant Professor and 19 Senior Residents (Orthopaedics) besides 1 Sports Medicine Specialist and 1 Asstt. Professor/Sports Psychologist. There are 10 specially trained Physiotherapists to cater to the rehabilitation regimen in addition to 2 Gym Trainers. The faculty of the Centre have to their credit various publications in the “International Indexed Journals” and have presented their papers in number of National and International Conferences over the last three years. An ICMR sponsored research project on “Double Row Rotator Cuff Repair” is being undertaken. Further, the thesis studies on “Arthroscopy” by the Post Graduate students of the Department of Orthopaedics, Vardhman Mahavir Medical College under Shri Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University are being carried out at Centre.

The faculty of Sports Injury Centre is recognized across the country for their expertise in “Arthroscopic Surgeries” and are regularly invited for demonstration surgeries at number of Conferences and Institutes.

A statement showing the patient care services provided by the Faculty of the SIC at the Centre is as under:-

From 10/2010
2014 2015 2016 Till 08/2017
OPD Attendance including Casualty attendance
80333 82378 106206 25684
Inpatient Attendance
2000 2452 2715 745
No. of Surgeries Undertaken
2173 2378 2832 673
Minor Surgical Procedure
4205 5483 6805 1746
60177 59547 62504 47114
Psychology Clinic
1040 890 N/A N/A

The Centre is approved by International Society of Arthroscopy Knee Surgery & Orthopaedic Sports Medicine for further training / or exposure to Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and is visited by observers from all over the country and abroad. Regular workshops are held at the Centre where young orthopaedic surgeons from all over the country and abroad are imparted training to acquire skills in basic and advanced Arthroscopic procedures.

The Centre has recruited more than 250 people, including specialized Surgeons, Sports Medicine Specialist, Sports Psychologist, Physiotherapists, Nurses, Paramedics as well as Fitness Trainers.

Last Updated : 21/10/2017:13:03