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Professional Medical Publications organized a reception in honour of Prof.Ejaz Ahmad Vohra
at Karachi on January 8th 2022. Photograph taken on this occasion shows from (L to R)
Prof. Tariq Rafi former VC JSMU, Prof. Ejaz Ahmad Vohra, Prof. Abdus Samad
and Prof. Javed 
Akram VC UHS Lahore. For detailed report see next issue.



PIC Peshawar performance
during first one year

PESHAWAR: Over eleven hundred cardiac surgical procedures have been performed at the Peshawar Institute of Cardiology during the first year of its establishment. According to Prof. Shahkar Ahmad Shah Medical Director of PIC, five thousand angiographies and 5.353 other procedures were also performed during the same period.

In addition over thirty thousand patients were examined and provided treatment in the Out Patients Department. Following the example of NICVD Karachi, PIC has also decided to establish Satellite Centers to provide cardiac surgery facilities at Mardan, Swat and Ayub Teaching Hospital Abbottabad by establishing Satellite Centers. The three hundred bed cardiac institute has twenty three cardiac surgeons and physicians’ alongwith support staff of over nine hundred. It also has the services available of fifty medical officers and Trainees.


Knee replacement market in
India to witness 9% growth

The knee reconstruction market in India is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of about 9% between 2021 and 2030, driven by growing number of trauma cases, rapidly aging population and increasing prevalence of obesity, forecasts GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.

GlobalData’s latest report, ˜Knee Reconstruction (Orthopedic Devices) – Global & nnbsp; Market Analysis and Forecast Model (COVID-19 Market Impact), reveals that the Indian knee replacement market is dominated by large multinational companies such as Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc, Stryker Corp, DePuy Synthes Inc and Smith & Nephew Plc, together accounting for about 70% of the market in 2021.

Shweta Yadav, Medical Devices Analyst at GlobalData, comments: With increase in aging population, there is a rise in the prevalence of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, resulting in growing demand for knee reconstruction, especially in the elderly group of patients.

Primary or total knee replacement is the mostly performed procedure in India, accounting for around 70% of the knee reconstruction market. Within primary knee replacement procedures, cemented implants are widely recognized as the gold standard, contributing to around 60% of the primary knee replacement market.

Yadav concludes: While India’s knee replacement is expected to grow at a faster rate than any other country in the Asia-Pacific region through the forecast period, several patients in rural areas and smaller cities lack access to these procedures. Continued efforts to bring joint replacement technologies to these patients will further expand the market.

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