‘Arthritis week’ by SaiShree Hospital

• ‘Arthritis Week’ from Oct 8 to Oct 14 in association with Rotary Club of Aundh.

Online PR News – 14-October-2011 – – • An awareness programme has been organised at Tilak Smarak Mandir on World Arthritis day i.e Oct 12 between 5 & 7 pm where Dr H V Sardesai will be the chief-speaker. Free BMD check-up & distribution of Thera Bands will be done.
• Free Joint Replacement check-up camp between 9 am & 1 pm, at SaiShree Hospital, Aundh. Reg nos- 020 410 88 600, 0 96899 30608.
• Total Knee & Hip Replacement procedures will be done at highly concessional rates for patients registering for the camp.
Joint-trouble and related disabilities are becoming a growing public health concern mainly because of sedentary life style, lack of exercise, obesity and osteoporosis. To help tackle this growing problem, Saishree Hospital is observing the ‘Arthritis Week’ from Oct 8 to Oct 14.
Prevention of the disease lies in increased awareness of the risk factors and by adopting corrective nutritional and lifestyle routines. To create the much-needed awareness, SaiShree Hospital has organised a programme on World Arthritis Day i.e. October 12 (Wednesday) at Tilak Smarak Mandir between 5pm and 7 pm. Dr H V Sardesai , Dr Neeraj Adkar, Medical Director of SaiShree Hospital & Mr Makarand Tilloo will be the chief speaker for the programme.

Dr H V Sardesai, a well-known, senior medical practitioner will speak on management of arthritis, its prevention, while Dr Adkar will be talking on various types of arthritis & treatment. Makarand Tilloo will be speaking on importance of laughter and positive attitude, in fighting arthritis. There will be talks / play, by patients, who have successfully fought arthritis and are now leading a normal life. There is no entry fee for this programme but as seats are limited, first 300 participants will get an entry.

The highlight of this programme is that SaiShree Hospital will be doing free BMD check up, free demonstration of exercises and will be distribute free Thera Bands (exercise bands costing appx Rs 300) for first 300 patients. All the patients will get 30 per cent off on blood check up for arthritis.
All the patients registering for free Joint Replacement Camp to be held at SaiShree Hospital, Aundh will get special package of Rs. 90,000, for Total Knee Replacement (TKR), which includes Imported US FDA approved implant and Hospital stay excluding medicines. Similar procedure in any other hospital in Pune would cost Rs. 1,40,000 and Rs. 2,50,000 in any Mumbai hospital. Total Hip Replacement package for these patients starts at Rs 50,000 (THR) at SaiShree. Though the prices for these medical procedures has been reduced, there will not be any compromise on quality of surgery and all surgeries will be done using navigation system (computer guided surgery).
Dr Neeraj Adkar said, “Life is movement and movement is life, this initiative by SaiShree is to help people to stand on their feet again. Also, we wanted to highlight the fact that, joint replacement not only changes persons affected joint but also transforms her/ his life.”