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Arthroscopic surgeries Arthroscopy has minimized the protruding incisions made for surgery. It’s a modern face of classic surgeries performed to diagnose and treat the injured or diseased joint. An arthroscope is inserted through a small buttonhole-like incision made over the skin to get a live view of the joint inside over the computer screen placed...

PCB names 4-man medical commission

LAHORE, April 20: A four-member medical commission has been formed by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to probe reasons for a number of injuries to the Pakistani cricketers during the home series against India. The commission is headed by Dr Abdul Wajid, Orthopaedic Surgeon of Agha Khan University. The other three are Professor Dr Naseer...

Common Shoulder Problems and Modern Treatment

​”Shoulder pain is a fairly common problem and affects the patient’s daily activities and work routine. The two groups that suffer most from this problem are middle-aged or elderly patients and sportsmen.” This was stated by Dr M.A. Wajid, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, at ‘Signs, Symptoms and Care’, a health awareness programme held at Aga Khan...

Walk, loss of weight can help check arthritis

MKRMS Seminar LAHORE: Adviser to Chief Minister on Health Khawaja Salman Rafiq has said that the Punjab government is focusing on strengthening primary and secondary healthcare to minimise burden of patients on tertiary care hospitals in the province. He was addressing a seminar on “Joints’ Diseases and Latest Treatment” organised by Mir Khalil-ur-Rahman Memorial Society...

KARACHI: Special student appears before medical board: DUHS admissions

KARACHI, July 4: Ayesha Iftikhar Paracha, a physically-challenged student who claims to have been deprived of admission to the Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) despite being on merit, on Friday appeared before a medical board constituted on the chancellor’s directives. Talking to Dawn, Ayesha Paracha, who has both her legs affected by polio, said...

Separate wards for arthritis stressed

LAHORE THE Punjab government needs to establish separate wards for the treatment of arthritis (joint pain) as provincial public sector hospitals lack facility to provide specialised treatment for the disease. This was the consensus among speakers at a seminar on “Living with Arthritis – Every Day Counts” held in connection with World Arthritis Day organised...

‘Keyhole surgery, transplant have revolutionised bone treatment’

LAHORE: The keyhole surgery and bone transplant have revolutionised the bone treatment in Pakistan in a cost effective manner. This was informed during a seminar on “Joint Pain, Keyhole Surgery and Sports Injury” organised by Mir Khalil-ur-Rahman Memorial Society (Jang Group of Newspapers) in collaboration with the National Hospital, ALLMED Solutions, at a local hotel...

KARACHI: New treatment for orthopaedic problems

KARACHI, Feb 11: Ilizarov technique has a lot of potential in managing common orthopaedic problems with better results than the conventional methods. This was stated by Dr Masood Umer, consultant orthopaedic surgeon, Aga Khan University at the Sign, Symptoms and Care Public Health Awareness Programme, says an AKU statement issued here on Sunday. However, most...

ITU to set up innovative lab

LAHORE: The Information Technology University (ITU) founding Vice Chancellor Dr Umar Saif on Tuesday said the university would establish an innovative lab on its main campus. He said this while chairing the 7th meeting of ITU syndicate. The meeting was informed that ITU has acquired ‘W’ category ranking from the National Computing Accreditation Council and...