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Urgent need for Training of Emerging Surgeons in India as cases of Joint Replacement Surgeries likely to Rise

Osteoarthritis occurs when there is damage in and around the joints that the body cannot fully repair

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New Delhi, March 26, 2017: With India expected to be the osteoarthritis capital of the world by 2025 with over 60 million cases, leading orthopaedic surgeons stress the urgent need for training of emerging surgeons as the cases of joint replacement surgeries are likely to rise.

Doctors say that with improvement in medical techniques, patients now have a better acceptance to the joint replacement surgeries but to maintain this, there is a need for better training of the orthopaedic surgeons across the country.

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“Osteoarthritis is the most prevalent form of arthritis in India, affecting over 15 million adults every year. A large chunk of them have started opting for joint replacements… however, this can’t be carried across the country due to the shortage of well trained orthopaedic surgeons,” said Nishchal Chugh, Director and head of Centre for Joint Replacement at Saroj Superspecialty Hospital.

He said that the government should focus towards organising workshops on latest knee replacement surgeries for the emerging orthopaedic surgeons and create more medical colleges along with training centres.

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Osteoarthritis occurs when there is damage in and around the joints that the body cannot fully repair. The exact causes are not known but there are several factors thought to increase the risk of developing the condition. According to doctors, though the current solution for osteoarthritis is surgery involving a transplant, only 10 percent of the Indians undergo it due to fear of late recovery till now.

Surveys have revealed that the reason behind the onset of this endemic is said to be increasing longevity of Indians. By 2020, the number of 65 and above population in India is likely to be about 177 million, whereas India had 100 million people in this age group in 2010.

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Doctors said that with improvement in joint replacements, it is now a days being opted by an increasing number of young patients because of the durability, unlike some years ago.

“If a young patient knows that their replaced joint will last anywhere between 30-35 years, they can confidently go for it not worrying about whether they are too young for a joint replacement,” said Ajai Singh, orthopaedic surgeon with the Ram Manohar Lohia hospital here.

Singh said that proper training of orthopaedic surgeons will help the osteoarthritis patients in rural areas, which is expected to have the 60 per cent of the disease’s burden in the coming years. (IANS)

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Dell and Alienware to Launch New PC Gaming Devices to India

Dell also refreshed its G Series gaming laptops with the launch of the new G7 gaming system. With a design that is 19.9mm thin, it is the thinnest G Series laptop to date

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Refreshing its PC gaming portfolio in India, Dell and its subsidiary Alienware on Monday launched Alienware Area-51m, Alienware m15 and Dell G7 devices for the gamers in the country.

Originally unveiled at the CES 2019 in January, the devices have now made their way to India.

Price of Alienware Area-51m starts at Rs 299,590 and is available on dell.co.in while the Alienware m15 starts at Rs 178,399. The Dell G7 15 is available for Rs 157,399 and is also available on dell.co.in.

The new portfolio would be available in retail and multi-brand stores across the country from April 1.

“By an estimate, $1.1 billion would be the size of the Indian gaming industry by 2020. Community engagement, augmenting gaming as a profession and latest technological innovation is how we are defining the gaming landscape in India,” Anand Subramanya, Director, Product Marketing, CSB Dell India, told reporters here.

Alienware Area-51m is also the world’s first gaming laptop that supports upgradable NVIDIA GeForce RTX graphics, 64GB of memory and 2.5Gbps Ethernet technology.

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“This is an exciting time for PC gaming all over the world as well as in India. We are delighted to introduce ground-breaking, high performance gaming machines like Area-51m and m15,” added Frank Azor, Vice President and General Manager, Alienware, Gaming and XPS.

Focusing on portability in gaming machines, the Alienware m15, is the thinnest and lightest 15-inch Alienware laptop, that is aimed at gamers on-the-go. A powerful machine for gamers, it has 8th generation Intel Core i7 processors and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 and 2070 MQ design graphics cards.

Both Alienware Area-51m and Alienware m15 offer “Cryo-Tech v2.0” — an advanced thermal technology that maximises performance and keeps these machines cool.

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Dell also refreshed its G Series gaming laptops with the launch of the new G7 gaming system. With a design that is 19.9mm thin, it is the thinnest G Series laptop to date.

Powered by the 8th Gen Intel Core processors and NVIDIA GeForce 20 series RTX graphics card, and 144Hz refresh rate panel, the G7 optimises demanding AAA game titles and can also be utilised for everyday use. (IANS)