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Joint replacement not first treatment option, say experts

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Joint replacement is not the first and only treatment option and cartilage repair should be considered, said Indian Cartilage Society president Dr Deepak Goyal at the inauguration of the two-day conference on ‘preserving the joints’ here on Friday.

Deepak said the society aimed at creating awareness about joint preservation by avoiding knee replacements. Cartilage repair was a phenomenon not popular among the general public and also the medical fraternity.

Conference president and founder of Ortho-One Orthopaedic Specialty Centre Dr David V Rajan said delegates would deliberate on the advanced treatment methods used in cartilage repair, stem cell therapy and also about the make in India products developed for the cartilage repair.

A number of orthopaedic, knee and arthoplasty surgeons from the across the country, besides international faculties, are attending the conference.

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