Bengaluru gets sports injury centre

Sunil Chhetri inaugurates the sports injury centre at Sakra World Hospital.

Sunil Chhetri, captain of the Indian football team and Bengaluru FC, inaugurated the sports injury centre at the Sakra World Hospital on Wednesday.

Chhetri said on-field injuries are an important phenomenon and a decisive factor that ended several promising careers of sportspersons. 

The centre offers integrated diagnostics, rehabilitation and treatment for injured players. It has already performed a meniscal transplant on a Yemeni footballer who had injured his anterior cruciate ligament and inner meniscus on the field. Having lost 80% of his inner meniscus, the only option was to perform a meniscus transplant from a cadaver. The meniscal transplant, the first in Karnataka, was done using the keyhole technique. The patient was discharged two days after the surgery. 

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