Global Handwashing Day

October 15, is Global Handwashing Day, a global initiative dedicated to increase awareness and creating an understanding about the importance of handwashing. This year’s theme is ‘Our Hands, Our Future’; reminding us that handwashing protects our own health, but also allows us to build our own futures, as well as those of our communities, and the world. 

Handwashing is one of the best ways to protect yourself and your family from getting sick. Washing your hands is easy, and it's one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of germs. Clean hands can stop germs from spreading from one person to another and throughout an entire community.

Importance of handwashing with soap is extremely effective and can prevent Diarrhoea and Acute respiratory infections. Handwashing should turn into habit. Handwashing is usually integrated together with other sanitation interventions as part of water, sanitation and hygiene WASH programmes.

As part of good hygiene maintenance handwashing is main criteria.

How can you keep your hands clean?

  • Washing hands

Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds.

  • Hand sanitizer

If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

When should you wash your hands?

Here are some instances that you should wash your hands.

  • Before, during, and after preparing food
  • Before eating food
  • Before and after caring for someone who is sick
  • Before and after treating a cut or wound
  • After using the toilet
  • After changing diapers or cleaning up a child who has used the toilet
  • After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
  • After touching an animal, animal feed, or animal waste
  • After touching garbage

What are the right steps to wash your hands?

Here are the five steps to ensure that you wash your hands correctly

  • Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), turn off the tap, and apply soap.
  • Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Be sure to lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.
  • Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds.
  • Rinse your hands well under clean, running water.
  • Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them.

How and when should you use a sanitiser?

  • Washing hands with soap and water is the best way to get rid of germs in most situations.
  • However, if soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Alcohol-based hand sanitizers can quickly reduce the number of germs on hands in some situations, but sanitizers do NOT get rid of all types of germs.
  • Hand sanitizers may not be as effective when hands are visibly dirty or greasy.
  • Be cautious when using hand sanitizers around children; swallowing alcohol-based hand sanitizers can cause alcohol poisoning if a person swallows more than a couple mouthfuls.

How do you use hand sanitizers?

  • Apply the gel to the palm of one hand (read the label to learn the correct amount).
  • Rub your hands together.
  • Rub the gel over all surfaces of your hands and fingers until your hands are dry

Teaching children importance of handwashing:  

“Washing Hands Is the First Line of Defence against Germs”

When kids come in contact with germs, they can easily get sick if they touch their eyes, nose, or mouth. Once a child gets infected it is just a matter of time before the whole family gets infected. And to avoid this, inculcating the habit of hand washing is can prevent many diseases from common cold to serious infections like flu, hepatitis, and diarrhoea.

Germs mainly spread through:

  • touching dirty hands or surfaces
  • through contaminated food and water
  • through being in contact with someone who has an infection
  • through contact with a sick person’s bodily fluids

Some tips to help children hygiene and importance of handwashing:

  • Lead and be a role model: Make sure that you are washing your hands thoroughly after coming out of the washroom, before and after finishing your meals this will demonstrate to the child the importance and he will follow.
  • Let it be a fun activity
  • Make it an attractive experience using colourful soaps, towels etc.
  • Make it convenient and comfortable experience in terms of accessibility and soap, reaching sink etc.
  • Sing a clean-up song.
  • Make it a routine like it should be done before mealtimes
  • Make it authoritative
  • Demonstrate them the important things like closing the tap after washing the hands or not trying to see how the soap tastes creative.
  • Use interactive media to make your child understand the basics and importance of hand washing
  • Introduce them to sanitizers and how to use them
  • Do Not Scare Your Child With Germs and be patient

About Wockhardt Hospitals

A 50-year-old legacy and tradition of caring is what Wockhardt Hospital stands on. Wockhardt Hospitals has been proactive in bringing innovative nurturing for better health. Wockhardt Hospitals has become a leading health service provider with its strong presence in the western parts of the country i.e. Mumbai, Nagpur Rajkot, Nasik and Surat. This group of 8 hospitals fulfils the need of the community in its chosen field of super specialty like Cardiology, Orthopaedics, Neurology, Gastroenterology, Urology, Aesthetics and Minimal Access Surgery.

Wockhardt Hospitals has state-of-the-art infrastructure. Our prime objective is patient safety and quality of care at all levels. The guiding philosophy is to serve and enrich the Quality of Life of patients and to make life win.

Wockhardt Hospitals follow process driven quality systems that adhere to international standards of clinical care, safe environment, infection control and respect for patient rights & privacy. Many of the Wockhardt group of hospitals has accreditation of the NABH (National Accreditation Board of Hospitals &Healthcare), the highest and the most stringent quality standards institution in India and the National authority in healthcare accreditation. To achieve high degree of clinical excellence, we have entered into strategic alliances with Partners Medical International, USA, whereby Wockhardt Hospitals has access to Harvard’s expertise and experience in the fields of surgery and other Medicare services. Wockhardt group of hospitals in India is a preferred destination for patients from Europe, USA, Africa, Middle East and South Asia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blog 2: Breast Cancer:

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. Breast cancer awareness is an effort to raise awareness on symptoms and treatment.

Breast cancer culture, sometimes called pink ribbon culture, is the cultural outgrowth of breast cancer advocacy, the social movement that supports it, and the larger women's health movement. The pink ribbon is the most prominent symbol of breast cancer awareness, and in many countries the month of October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast cancer starts when cells in the breast begin to grow out of control. These cells usually form a tumour that can often be seen on an x-ray or felt as a Lump. Breast cancers can start from different parts of the breast and can spread throughout the body. It’s also important to understand that most breast lumps are not cancerous, they are benign. Breast cancer can spread when the cancer cells get into the blood or lymph system and are carried to other parts of the body.

Any breast lump or change needs to be checked by a health care provider to determine whether it is benign or cancer.

Signs and Symptoms of Breast Cancer:

Breast Lumps are vital to look out, first sign or symptom of breast cancer is a lump in their breast. But many women have breast lumps and most of them are benign (not cancerous), and there are other important signs and symptoms like dimpling or puckering of skin texture, inversion of the nipple, nipples might have a discharge and rash or crusting of the nipple or surrounding area.

Some non-cancerous breast lumps:

Breast cysts are fluid-filled sacs inside the breast, which are usually not cancerous .You can have one or many breast cysts and they can happen in one or both breasts. They're often described as round or oval lumps with distinct edges.

 Fibrocystic breasts are characterized by lumpiness and usually discomfort in one or both breasts. The condition is very common and benign, meaning that fibrocystic breasts are not malignant.

Women who are at high risk of breast cancer:        

Family history

Have a known BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutation       

Have a first-degree relative with gene mutation

Had radiation therapy to the chest when they were between the ages of 10 and 30 years

 Test detecting breast cancer:

  • Mammogram

Breast Ultrasound

  • Breast MRI Scans
  • Breast Imaging
  • Breast biopsy
  • A triple negative breast cancer diagnosis means that the offending tumour is oestrogen receptor-negative, progesterone receptor-negative and HER2-negative, thus giving rise to the name “triple negative breast cancer.”

On a positive note, this type of breast cancer is typically responsive to chemotherapy

Screening Tests to determine breast cancer:

1.Mammograms:

Regular mammograms can help find breast cancer at an early stage, when treatment is most successful. A mammogram can find breast changes that could be cancer years before physical symptoms develop.

  1. Benefit of physical breast exams done by either a health professional or by yourself for breast cancer screening. Breast self-examination (BSE) is a screening method used in an attempt to detect early breast cancer. The method involves the woman herself looking at and feeling each breast for possible lumps, distortions or swelling.

A variety of methods and patterns are used in breast self-exams. Most methods suggest that the woman stand in front of a mirror with the torso exposed to view. She looks in the mirror for visual signs of dimpling, swelling, or redness on or near the breasts. This is usually repeated in several positions, such as while having hands on the hips, and then again with arms held overhead.

The woman then palpates her breasts with the pads of her fingers to feel for lumps (either superficial or deeper in tissue) or soreness. There are several common patterns, which are designed to ensure complete coverage. The vertical strip pattern involves moving the fingers up and down over the breast. The pie-wedge pattern starts at the nipple and moves outward. The circular pattern involves moving the fingers in concentric circles from the nipple outward. Some guidelines suggest mentally dividing the breast into four quadrants and checking each quadrant separately. The palpation process covers the entire breast, including the "axillary tail" of each breast that extends toward the axilla (armpit). This is usually done once while standing in front of the mirror and again while lying down.

 

 

3) Fine needle aspiration (FNA) biopsy, a very thin, hollow needle attached to a syringe is used to withdraw (aspirate) a small amount of tissue from a suspicious area. The needle used for an FNA biopsy is thinner than the one used for blood tests.

There are 2 types of surgical biopsies:

Incisional biopsy removes only part of the suspicious area, enough to make a diagnosis.

Excisional biopsy removes the entire tumour or abnormal area, with or without trying to take out an edge of normal breast tissue (it depends on the reason for the excisional biopsy).

 

Staging of breast cancer:

Stage 0: Stage zero describes disease that is only in the ducts and lobules of the breast tissue and has not spread to the surrounding tissue of the breast. It is also called non-invasive cancer

Stage I: The tumour is small, invasive, and has not spread to the lymph nodes

Sage 2: There is no evidence of a tumour in the breast, but the cancer has spread to the axillary lymph nodes but not to distant parts of the body.

Stage 3: Stage IIIA: The cancer of any size has spread to 4 to 9 axillary lymph nodes, but not to other parts of the body. The tumour is larger than 20 mm but not larger than 50 mm and has spread to 1 to 3 axillary lymph nodes.

Stage IV: The tumour can be any size and has spread to other organs, such as the bones, lungs, brain, liver, distant lymph nodes, or chest wall . Metastatic cancer spread found when the cancer is first diagnosed occurs about 5% to 6% of the time.

Male breast cancer:

Male breast cancer is rare and accounts for only about 1% of all breast cancers. Surgery is the most common initial treatment for male breast cancer. Depending on the situation, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and hormonal therapy are also considered as part of the care plan. The prognosis for early-stage breast cancer in men is favourable, with five-year survival rates of 100%

Male breast cancer is a rare medical condition, accounting for only about 1% of all breast cancers. Most cases of male breast cancer are detected in men between the ages of 60 and 70, although the condition can develop in men of any age..

Some causes are:

  • Breast cancer risk in men is increased by elevated levels of estrogen, previous radiation exposure, and a family history of breast cancer.
  • Mutations in specific genes including BRCA1 and BRCA2 are associated with an increase in risk for breast cancer in men.

Infiltrating ductal carcinoma is the most common type of male breast cancer.

A lump beneath the nipple is the most common clinical symptom of male breast cancer.

The doctor may order a mammogram, a biopsy, or other tests if indicated.

Treatment of breast cancer:

Surgery to remove breast cancer:

There are two main types of surgery to remove breast cancer:

  • Breast-conserving surgery (also called a lumpectomy, quadrantectomy, partial mastectomy, or segmental mastectomy) – in which only the part of the breast containing the cancer is removed. The goal is to remove the cancer as well as some surrounding normal tissue. How much of the breast is removed depends on the size and location of the tumour and other factors.
  • Mastectomy – in which the entire breast is removed, including all of the breast tissue and sometimes other nearby tissues. There are several different types of mastectomies. Some women may also get a double mastectomy, in which both breasts are removed.

Breast reconstruction after surgery: After having a mastectomy (or some breast-conserving surgeries), a woman might want to consider having the breast mound rebuilt to restore the breast’s appearance after surgery. This is called breast reconstruction.

Radiation therapy is treatment with high-energy rays (such as x-rays) or particles that destroy cancer cells.

There are 2 main types of radiation therapy that can be used to treat breast cancer:

  • External beam radiation: This type of radiation comes from a machine outside the body.
  • Internal radiation (brachytherapy): For this treatment, a radioactive source is put inside the body for a short time.

Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer is treatment with cancer-killing drugs that may be given intravenously (injected into a vein) or by mouth. The drugs travel through the bloodstream to reach cancer cells in most parts of the body. It is an effective line of treatment

Life expectancy and prognosis of the patient with breast cancer is 10-year rate is 83%. 5-year relative survival rate of people with breast cancer is 99%. If the cancer has spread to the regional lymph nodes, the 5-year survival rate is 85%. Survival rate after diagnosis for stage 4 breast cancer patients is 22 percent.

To know more about breast cancer please visit Wockhardt Hospital..

Oncology Services at Wockhardt Hospital:

Wockhardt Hospitals, a chain of tertiary care super-specialty hospitals has more than 25 years of experience in the creation and management of Super Specialty Hospitals in India.

At Wockhardt Hospital we believe that diagnosis and management of a cancer patient does not end with the treatment of cancer, and hence it follows a well-designed patient counselling services and support system and forms part of goals in our oncology department. Our oncology team at Wockhardt Hospital uses cutting edge technology & latest pharmaceuticals to provide complete treatment for of cancer.

At Wockhardt Hospitals our esteemed and dedicated team of oncologist team, provides both inpatient and outpatient services for patients diagnosed with cancer. This care is delivered by a multidisciplinary team of oncologists working together. Our oncologists at Wockhardt hospital along with expertise in this vast field and supported with advanced technology assist in providing the best quality patient care to our cancer patients in administration of chemotherapy and radiation oncology.

The Department of Surgical Oncology is the only surgical oncology department for cancer treatment aims to provide holistic, all round surgical care for solid tumours comprising of Head & Neck Cancers, Breast Cancer and Cancers of the female reproductive organs. Our qualified surgeons all have specialized fellowship training and work in a multidisciplinary setting with other specialists to provide the latest treatments and innovations in surgical cancer care.

Our centres at Wockhardt Hospital also provide the nutrition support and other therapies to manage the side effects of cancer treatment.

Latest surgical techniques through minimal invasive surgery, stem cell transplantation and latest chemotherapy adjuvants form part of the care in the oncology speciality at our units in Wockhardt Hospital. Wockhardt Hospital specializes in treatments for all haematological disorders such as different types of anaemia, haematological malignancies, bleeding and thrombotic disorders and Bone marrow and stem cell transplantation.

Wockhardt Hospitals have been regarded as centers of excellence in medical science with facilities in North Mumbai (Mira road), South Mumbai (Mumbai Central), Navi Mumbai (Vashi), Nagpur, Nasik, Rajkot and Surat. Wockhardt Hospitals is having state-of-the-art infrastructure whose prime objective is patient safety first and quality of care at the core of its strategy. The guiding philosophy is to serve and enrich the Quality of Life of patients and to make life win.

 

Blog 3: World Arthritis Day:

On 12th October is World Arthritis Day. This year’s theme for World Arthritis Day is ‘It’s in your hands, take action’. The aim is to raise awareness of rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs) and to encourage people with RMDs, their caregivers, families and the general public to seize every opportunity to take action and make a difference to the quality of life of people with RMDs.

The knee joint is one of the strongest and most important joints in the human body.

It is regarded as one of the most complex and largest joints in the body.  As a weight bearing joint having healthy knees is required to perform everyday activities.

What is Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Arthritis - often called 'wear and tear' arthritis - is the commonest cause of persistent joint pain in the India

The most common cause of chronic knee pain and disability is arthritis. Although there are many types of arthritis, most knee pain is caused by just three types: osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and post-traumatic arthritis. These are debilitating condition and reduce the quality of life.

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic, inflammatory type of arthritis and is also classified as an autoimmune disease. In this condition the synovium (lining of the joint) is primarily affected progressing to multiple organs getting affected as well. Multiple joints are usually involved with rheumatoid arthritis.

Osteoarthritis is also referred to as a degenerative joint disease .It is caused by the breakdown of joint cartilage which acts as a cushion between the bones that form a joint.

Typically, disease onset for rheumatoid arthritis occurs between 30 and 60 years of age and the majority have no family history of it. When it occurs in men it usually strikes later in life.

The most common symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis are:

1)Pain is common in the shoulder pain, ankle, and knee and hip .Joint pain is also referred to as arthralgia.

2)Thereafter you can develop fever, joint swelling, redness, warmth, and stiffness and deformity.

What are the other causes of Joint Pain?

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Systemic lupus erythramtous which is a painful joints with skin rash
  • Gout a pain condition and swelling of the joint s especially the large toe due to high uric acid levels.
  • Certain infectious diseases, such as mumps, influenza, and hepatitis.
  • Chondromalacia of the patella, or a breakdown of the cartilage in the kneecap.
  • Injury.
  • Inflammation of the tendon

Rheumatoid arthritis symptoms include:

  • Joint pain- flare ups   
  • Joint swelling or effusion
  • Joint stiffness
  • Redness and/or warmth near the joint            
  • Restricted range of motion
  • Morning stiffness lasting more than an hour
  • Involvement of the small joints of the hands and feet also
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Rheumatoid nodules
  • Symmetrical joint involvement (both knees, not just one) and Lung, kidney, or cardiac involvement

 

What is the progressive Stages of Rheumatoid Arthritis?

There are four distinct stages of rheumatoid arthritis progression each with their own treatment courses.

Stage 1: This is early stage rheumatoid arthritis. This stage involves initial inflammation in the joint capsule and swelling of synovial tissue. This induces the clear symptoms of joint pain, swelling, and stiffness.

Stage 2: In the moderate stage of rheumatoid arthritis, the inflammation of synovial tissue becomes severe enough that it causes cartilage damage. In this stage, symptoms of loss of mobility and range of motion become more frequent.

Stage 3: Once the disease has progressed to stage three, it is considered severe rheumatoid arthritis. Inflammation in the synovium is now destroying not only the cartilage of the joint but the bone as well. Potential symptoms of this stage include increased pain and swelling and a further decrease in mobility and even muscle strength. Physical deformities on the joint may start to develop as well.

Stage 4: In the end stage of rheumatoid arthritis, the inflammatory process ceases and joints stop functioning altogether. Pain, swelling, stiffness and loss of mobility are still the primary symptoms in this stage.

 

What are the diagnostic tests for Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis:

Some important laboratory tests which are commonly ordered to help diagnose rheumatoid arthritis include that can be advised by a rheumatologist for diagnosis of the disease:

1) Rheumatoid factor:

Rheumatoid factor is an immunoglobulin (antibody) which can bind to other antibodies. Typically, antibodies are normal proteins found in the blood which function within the immune system. High levels or titres of rheumatoid factor are typically associated with severe rheumatoid arthritis.

2) Erythrocyte sedimentation rate:

Is a blood test that detects nonspecific inflammation in the body. Nonspecific means that the ESR test does not identify the source of the problem or illness which is causing the inflammation. An elevated (abnormally high) ESR does suggest that there is an ongoing inflammatory process, but not how or why.

3) C-reactive protein:

The CRP (C-Reactive Protein) test is a blood test that measures the concentration of a special type of protein produced in the liver. The protein is present during episodes of acute inflammation or infection. .An elevated CRP test result is an indication of acute inflammation  like inflammatory rheumatic diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus.

4) Anti-CCP test:

The anti-CCP test is able to detect the autoantibodies against citrullinated proteins which have a relatively high sensitivity (reportedly between 50 and 75 percent) for rheumatoid arthritis and extremely high specificity (about 90 percent) for rheumatoid arthritis.

The anti-CCP test helps to distinguish rheumatoid arthritis from other inflammatory types of arthritis. It is also extremely valuable in diagnosing people who are seronegative for rheumatoid factor.

Other tests could be an X-ray of the knee and MRI to get an idea of the knee joint and deformity.

What is the course of treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis:

Conservative Lines (Stage 1 and 2)

The primary treatment for rheumatoid arthritis is medication. There are five categories of medication commonly used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, including:

  • DMARDs (disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs)
  • Corticosteroids, such as prednisone and hydrocortisone
  • NSAIDs, such as Celebrex (celecoxib) and naproxen

2) Analgesics (painkillers): Along with medication, some forms of alternative and complementary treatment or local steroid injections may help relieve pain for rheumatoid arthritis.

3) Surgery (Stage 4 advancement of the disease)

For both rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis, the last-resort treatment option is surgery. This includes arthroscopy, arthrodesis (fusion), and arthroplasty (joint replacement).

What are the general measures to manage rheumatoid arthritis at home for managing the pain?

  • Use a hot water bottle to reduce stiffness
  • Avoid being in one position for a long time to improve circulation
  • Reduce weight
  • Exercise regularly
  • Take care of your diet
  • Above all rest and reduce stress.
  • In the early stages of RA, massage may even help slow down the progression of the disease. Massage therapy can't completely heal RA. But it can relieve pain and help you stay active longer.

What is the Role of Exercise in Joint Pain?

If you have moderate or advanced rheumatoid arthritis, physical therapy can help you keep or improve your strength and flexibility.

Together, you'll make a plan for each muscle and joint group, and for your overall fitness. A physical therapist can teach you how to work out stiffness without further damaging your joint.

Exercise helps keeps the joints moving and strengthens the muscles around them.

Splinting of swollen or painful joints may be helpful, for example during a flare-up of rheumatoid arthritis. Your physiotherapist or an occupational therapist (OT) may provide temporary splints for you.

When do you consult an Orthopaedic Surgeon for surgery?

In advanced disease, total knee arthroplasty has proven to be the most successful intervention that reduces knee pain and improves physical function in rheumatoid arthritis patients. Patients with medically unfit conditions including acute or chronic infections should not opt for knee replacement.

1) The indications for a knee replacement in patients with rheumatoid arthritis are not very different than the indications for a knee replacement in patients with osteoarthritis.  The main indication for a knee replacement is pain.

2) There needs to be a very clear understanding of the degree of discomfort that you are having, the treatment alternatives that you have already tried, and most importantly, the affect that the pain  and deformity is having on your quality of life. 

If a patient with rheumatoid arthritis has severe, incapacitating knee pain that significantly interferes with their quality of life then they are most likely an appropriate candidate to consider a total knee replacement

 

What is Knee Replacement Surgery?

Knee replacement surgery is a safe and effective procedure to relieve pain, correct leg deformity, and help you resume normal activities. Total Knee Replacement surgery is usually done after nonsurgical treatment and physical therapy have failed, and the replacement can be partial or total.

The joint can also be remodelled or realigned. The goal is to reduce your pain and restore the function of a joint through resurfacing, realigning or replacing the joint itself with man-made, long-lasting material (knee implant)

Today to extend the life of your knee joint and to assist in movement many knee replacement surgeries in India have been devised, comprising of:

1) Partial knee replacement: The surgeon replaces the damaged portions of the knee with plastic and metal parts.

2) Total knee replacement: In this procedure, the knee is replaced with an artificial joint. It requires a major surgery and hospitalization.

Arthroplasty is an operative procedure in which the arthritic or damaged surfaces of bone are removed and replaced with something better, called prosthesis.

Advancement in this surgery has also brought in Minimal Invasive Technique surgery which is called Arthroscopy. The type of procedure that is chosen will depend on whether you meet the patient selection criteria for minimally invasive knee surgery in India on the location of your joint damage and the severity of your joint condition.

In Arthroscopy is the procedure in which the examination and treatment of the damage of the interior part of a joint is performed using an arthroscope, a type of camera that is inserted into the joint through a small incision and allows the surgeon a view of the joint area on a video monitor.

The benefits of arthroscopy involve smaller incisions, faster healing, a more rapid recovery, and less scarring. Arthroscopic surgical procedures are often performed on an outpatient basis and the patient is able to return home on the same day. Please consult your doctor to know about this surgery and evaluation criteria for the same.

To know more about rheumatoid arthritis please contact Wockhardt Hospital.

About Wockhardt Hospitals

A 50-year-old legacy and tradition of caring is what Wockhardt Hospital stands on. Wockhardt Hospitals has been proactive in bringing innovative nurturing for better health. Wockhardt Hospitals has become a leading health service provider with its strong presence in the western parts of the country i.e. Mumbai, Nagpur Rajkot, Nasik and Surat. This group of 8 hospitals fulfils the need of the community in its chosen field of super specialty like Cardiology, Orthopaedics, Neurology, Gastroenterology, Urology, Aesthetics and Minimal Access Surgery.

The department of Bone and Joint at Wockhardt Hospital provides a continuum of treatment and care with an integrated system of orthopaedic surgeons, supported by cutting edge technology and world class infrastructure. Our goal is to treat patient’s right from everyday aches and strains, sports injuries, trauma management to major joint replacement injuries.

 Our department   provides a comprehensive state of the art approach to the prevention, assessment and treatment and habitation    of the musculoskeletal conditions. As part of the program,  We have a dedicated trauma team including renowned and established Orthopaedic surgeon All diagnosis facilities available under one roof including X-ray, CT scan, MRI, USG, Laboratory, blood storage unit, Dedicated Surgical ICU. The department is supported by a Well-equipped physiotherapy department physiotherapist, Skilled Joint replacement surgeon and Skilled Podiatric surgeon.

Our   Rheumatology services deliver expert diagnosis and world-class treatment to patients affected by rheumatic disorders. Early diagnosis and optimum treatment is important to prevent complications and deformities and also improve quality of life. Access to latest research, technology and techniques allow our specialty trained and reputed Rheumatology consultants, the ability to provide the high-quality care that our patients deserve.

Wockhardt Hospitals has state-of-the-art infrastructure. Our prime objective is patient safety and quality of care at all levels. The guiding philosophy is to serve and enrich the Quality of Life of patients and to make life win.

Wockhardt Hospitals follow process driven quality systems that adhere to international standards of clinical care, safe environment, infection control and respect for patient rights & privacy. Many of the Wockhardt group of hospitals has accreditation of the NABH (National Accreditation Board of Hospitals &Healthcare), the highest and the most stringent quality standards institution in India and the National authority in healthcare accreditation. To achieve high degree of clinical excellence, we have entered into strategic alliances with Partners Medical International, USA, whereby Wockhardt Hospitals has access to Harvard’s expertise and experience in the fields of surgery and other Medicare services. Wockhardt group of hospitals in India is a preferred destination for patients from Europe, USA, Africa, Middle East and South Asia.

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