sports injury centre

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A modern Sports Injury Centre (SIC) at Safdarjung Hospital has been established with an objective of providing comprehensive surgical, rehabilitative and diagnostic services under one roof for specialized treatment of Sports and Joint Disorders. It was considered that the establishment of the Sports Injury Centre will also benefit the participants of the Commonwealth Games to be held at New Delhi in October, 2010. Therefore, with constant monitoring of the project, the Centre was inaugurated by the Hon’ble Prime Minister on 26.9.2010 and made functional well before the start of Commonwealth Games, 2010. It is one of the largest medical outfits in the South East Asia catering to the specific needs of the sportsmen and women. The Centre also aims to develop the specialty of Sports Medicine in due course.

Earlier, the Arthroscopy and Sports Injury & Joint Disorder Facility was functioning as a Unit under the Central Institute of Orthopedics at Safdarjang Hospital catering to the needs of the sportsmen and personnel of paramilitary forces from all over the country who were being referred to this unit for the specialized treatment of sports & joint related injuries. It handled about three thousand cases and performed almost five hundred Arthroscopies every year. During 2008, considering to the long felt need of the nation, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India decided to upgrade and upscale these facilities and establish a modern Sports Injury Centre under the aegis of the Safdarjung Hospital considering that Sports are becoming more and more intense and competitive and thus, the nature of Sports Injuries and Joint Disorders becoming more complex requiring management of such injuries with special skill and latest technology/expertise.

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