–        Cine Star Mr. Sarathkumar formally inaugurate the Apollo Knee Clinic at Chennai

–        Apollo Knee Check programme launched by ace cricketing legend Mr. Krishnamachary Srikanth

Chennai, 1st December 2009: Reinforcing its image as India’s premier super-specialty hospital, Apollo Hospitals today announced the launch of the ‘Apollo Knee Clinic’ that offers a comprehensive solution for knee pain integrating the different elements of managing a knee disorder.

The Apollo Knee Clinic will work from 5- 8 PM from Monday through Saturday at the Sindoori Block of the Apollo Main Hospital at Greams Road and at the Apollo Speciality Hospital Teynampet. The timings have been planned to enable individuals to consult with the best of Apollo Knee Specialists post working hours in a relaxed atmosphere.

A first-of-its-kind initiative, the specialized Apollo Knee Clinic will be managed by a team of orthopaedic professionals who have been exclusively trained to treat patients suffering from moderate to severe knee pain.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr Prathap C Reddy, Chairman, Apollo Hospitals Group, said, “Apollo Knee Clinic offers a complete resolution for knee pain. Starting from prevention through early diagnosis and intervention, surgical intervention to rehabilitation, the Knee Clinic will provide a complete programme for people suffering from knee disorders due to causes ranging from arthritis, age, sports injuries and obesity. It is a 360 degree holistic approach with equal emphasis on prevention and rehabilitation for knee disorders.”

He added, “The Apollo Knee Clinic would function on a protocol-driven approach ensuring prevention and early diagnosis, followed by effective treatment through a complete disease management programme. The unit has been equipped with a dedicated operation theatre and physiotherapy department for post-operative rehabilitation.

It is estimated that more than four million people above 60 years and more than six million across all age groups need help for knee disorders. Knee pain is one of the most common problems many face daily. The most common causes of chronic knee pain and disability are arthritis, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Sports-related injuries are another major cause of knee pain among the young. Such injuries require expert medical intervention and post-treatment rehabilitation.

For appointment, the Apollo Knee Clinics can be contacted at 60601066.

About Apollo Hospitals

It was in 1983, that Dr. Prathap Reddy made a pioneering endeavour by launching India’s first corporate hospital – Apollo Hospital in Chennai. Now, as Asia largest and most trusted healthcare group, its presence includes over 8,000 beds across 46 hospitals, 1000 pharmacies, 100 diagnostic clinics, 100 telemedicine units across 7 countries, medical business process outsourcing services, health insurance services, global projects consultancy, 15 colleges of Nursing and Hospitals Management and a Research Foundation with a focus on global Clinical Trials, epidemiological studies, stem cell and genetic research. The Government of India released a commemorative postage stamp bearing the name of Apollo Hospitals in recognition of the group’s contribution to healthcare.

Apollo Hospital Knee Clinic