India is on the verge of becoming a country with highest number of joint replacement surgeries performed in the world. Last year, around one lakh joint replacement surgeries were performed in the country and the number was set to rise gradually. It is at this point that many of the leading orthopaedic surgeons urging that the country needs more trained and experienced arthroplasty experts in the wake of spurt in knee replacement or joint replacement surgeries.
It is said that in the next 10 years, India will have the highest number of joint replacement surgeries in the world. The existing orthopaedic surgeons need to learn more new techniques and update themselves to handle complicate cases.
Dr. Vijay Mohan, Kochi, Kerala