Patients who have undergone joint replacement surgeries in the recent past, took center stage at the “Garba” event organized at Kalidas Natya Mandir by Dr Tejas Upasani, Joint Replacement Surgeon in Mulund. The patients – not only shared their experiences but also danced in their colourful attire, thus proving that proper medical treatment could find a painless solution and one can be fully fit.
Dr. Tejas Upasani, Joint Replacement Surgeon said, “In India, patients wait and watch till the arthritis reach a condition where they are bed-ridden. The joint pain patients spend a lot of time in taking decisions on their treatment modality. GARBA was done to create awareness among general population that even operated knee patients could lead an active and healthy lifestyle and do almost everything that a normal individual would want to do.”
Dr. Upasani also adds that these knees usually last for a lifetime if you take Care of them. It means doing regular muscle strengthening exercises, doing regular health check up for calcium, vitamin D3, Vitamin B12 and a bone density (DEXA) check up every 2 years to assess the quality of bones. This is the guru mantra for increasing the life of the knee that has been replaced.”
- Nearly 1 in 2 people may develop symptomatic knee OA by age 55years.
- Two in three people who are obese may develop symptomatic knee OA in their lifetime.
- One in 4 people may develop painful hip arthritis by age 55 year.
- 62% of adults with arthritis are above age group of 65 years old
Such kind of activity encouraged patient & their relative to continue spread awareness on preventing and managing arthritis & osteoporosis.
The objective of the event is to remove fear from the minds of people, that joint pain can halt your life and there is no solution to it.