World Bone & Joints Week 2016

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12th to 20th October

Rigid bones are required for body strength, but if skeleton merely consisted of just one solid bone, any movement would have been impossible. In order to overcome this factor, nature has provided a solution by dividing skeleton into several bones along with joints where bones intersect. Joints are basically functional articulations which form strong connections between bones. Every joint is specialized in its shape & structure in order to control range of motion between parts which connect with each other. Joints are generally classified functionally based upon the scope of movement they allow.

Joints which permit no movement are known as synarthrosis. Sutures of skull & gomphoses connecting teeth to the skull are good examples of synarthroses. Amphiarthrosis is known to allow slight movement at the joint. Good examples of amphiarthrosis include intervertebral discs of spine & pubic symphysis of hips. A third class of functional joints which are the freely movable connections are known as diarthrosis joints. These joints provide the highest range of motion for any joint & generally include wrist, shoulder, knee & elbow joints.

Celebrating the World Bone & Joint Week, The Global Alliance for Musculoskeletal Health of Bone & Joint Decade has given an overarching theme for the week in order to encourage active support. Titled ‘Musculoskeletal Health to Stay in Work‘ this 2016 theme reflects increasing recognition of the importance of musculoskeletal health in order to enable people stay at work & be independent to enjoy living without pain. People around the world are hereby encouraged to support this theme & which can be nationally & internationally promoted at an individual scale. It would, therefore, be ideal for healthcare professionals to work together & make the World Bone & Joints Week a worldwide success.

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World Arthritis Day was established in 1996 & is celebrated every year on the 12th of October. Now, people with rheumatic & musculoskeletal diseases from all around the world can come together to make their voices heard during the World Bone & Joint Week. This can ideally focus healthcare organizations to raise awareness about issues affecting people concerning their orthopedic problems. Although World Arthritis Day is 12th of October, World Bone & Joints Week is a week-long initiative.

Travcure Medical Tourism is a globally reputed healthcare company based in South Asia providing a wide spectrum of affordable medical procedures including orthopedic solutions to international patients. They are associated with top orthopedic surgeons & the best nationally & internationally accredited multi-specialty hospitals in India & are therefore well placed to offer the most competitive deals to patients seeking healthcare solutions in other countries. Good news is that in the spirit of the ‘World Bone & Joints Week’, Travcure Medical Tourism is organizing a free online consultation program for international patients seeking orthopedic treatments in India concerning a wide spectrum of issues associated with their bones & joints. Therefore, this is an ideal opportunity for people across continents to approach Travcure Medical Tourism in order to evaluate their medical condition regarding musculoskeletal problems & avail free quotes as well for undergoing low-cost treatments in India for their ailments. Medical tourism in India is at its peak at present & is a god-sent opportunity for people around the world who are burdened by rising costs of quality healthcare within their homeland.

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