An osteo-arthritis camp is to be held in June in the city

The PNR Society for Relief and Rehabilitation of the Disabled organises its 33rd osteo-arthritis camp in Chennai on June 7, 8 and 9. The camp will be held under the guidance of Dr. Vijay Naik and his team of technicians at Anandavalli Kalyana Mandapam, 40, G. N. Chetty Road, T. Nagar.

Osteo-arthritis is a common problem that affects people of all ages, particularly the aged. It arises due to wear and tear of the knee joint, resulting from the breakdown of the cartilage inside the joint which is a rough rubbery tissue, protecting the bones from friction where they meet. People usually take pain killers or go in for total knee replacement surgery.

Dr. Naik, a consultant in prosthetics from PNR Society, Gujarat, has developed a polycentric knee brace, a simple weight bearing device consisting of a mechanical joint attached to it. It helps transfer the body weight from the anatomical knee joint to the mechanical knee joint. It helps prevent further deterioration of the joint, correct deformities, ease pain and symptoms of nerve compression. It provides support to unstable knee joints and positions them correctly.

Pre-registration for appointment will be on June 2 at the same venue between 9 a.m. and 12 noon. Old patients will be seen on June 7. For more information call 28151947.