A new sports injury center will be set up soon at Sanjay Gandhi
Institute of Trauma & Orthopaedics Center in Bengaluru city, Karnataka,
U.T. Khader, Minister for Health and
Family Welfare said that the center would have facilities to treat cricketers,
athletes, football players, tennis players and other sportsmen who have
ligament, bone and other injuries.
The center will be headed by plastic surgeon Dr. B G Tilak and also
have specialists in sports injury and physiotherapy, said Khader.
Safdarjung Hospital in capital was the first in India to start a center
for sports injury. The new sports injury center in Bengaluru will be the second
in India and first in the state.
"The center will help sportsmen to recover from injuries with best
treatment including minimally invasive surgery. Expert doctors and
infrastructure will make the center the best in the state. Majority of the work
is complete and we are planning to invite an achiever in the field of sports to
inaugurate it," Khader said.
Dr. Madan Ballal, sports injuries and
arthroscopy specialist, said the center will focus on arthroscopic surgery that
requires minimal incision. He also added that the center will have all modern
infrastructure required for a sports injury center including a modular