Aster Al Raffah Hospital, Ghubra organized a health awareness talk aimed at educating athletes and sports enthusiasts about possible sports injuries and the various medical techniques to combat them. The talk was held at Crowne Plaza Hotel on 16th January, 2018
Dr. George Varghese, Visiting Specialist Orthopedic surgeon at Aster Al Raffah Hospital, Ghubra led the talk on various sports injuries that could be caused due to lack of proper awareness and care while playing the sport. Given the popularity of football in the Sultanate of Oman, Dr. George laid emphasis on the types of injuries caused while playing the sport and the new and improved ways of medical management.
The informative talk session was graced by the presence of Ms. Nadia Ahmed Al Balushi, Goodwill Ambassador of Oman as the Chief Guest. The talk session was attended by over 300 participants including sports club members, coaches and physiotherapists.
While enlightening sports enthusiasts about means to maximize performance without injuries, Dr. George Varghese said, “Sports injuries are very common these days because there is a segment of the population, particularly children and young adults who are adopting increasingly active lifestyles. The most common reason for cause of sports injuries in the lack of sufficient knowledge about the fitness and prevention strategies relating to each sport. In today’s time and age it is definitely challenging to stay updated with matters that on a daily basis are irrelevant to the sport, however it is the need of the hour for every athlete, professional or amateur to be aware of injuries that could be caused in their respective sport in order to take the necessary measures in case of a need. The ultimate beneficiary always has to be the athlete.”
The informative session also included testimonials from patients who underwent treatment and care under Dr. George Varghese, who testified and reiterated Dr. George’s proficiency and skill within his field of expertise.
In his talk Dr. George mentioned the various types of sport injuries including bruises, cuts, concussions, sprains, strains and fractures. He also shed light upon the suggestive first aid measures that should be taken for immediate treatment for these conditions. Dr. George also emphasized that sports injuries are not caused only in those who actively play sports but also in individuals who engage in a sudden surge of activity like running or biking.
This health talk on sports medicine is an initiative of Aster Al Raffah Hospital, Ghubra in taking extra care of the young athletes and sports enthusiasts by creating awareness among them about the field of sports medicine. The availability of latest medical treatments in the Aster Al Raffah facility serves as a huge addition to the field of sports medicine.
Commenting during the informative session, Ms. Seeniya Biju, Chief Operating Officer for Aster Al Raffah Hospitals & Clinics said, “Incorporating sports in your daily life is a personal choice. It means a great deal to be passionate about a particular sport, but otherwise it could just be a means of staying physically active and fit. With the young population becoming much more active, there is a growing need to create awareness among them. We believe that such awareness talks led by specialized Doctors is extremely important in creating awareness, to firstly, understand the potential issues that could be caused when playing sports day in day out and secondly, the various treatment modalities available. Aster Al Raffah Hospital, Ghubra has the latest technology and top level clinical expertise in order to treat and manage all kinds of sports injuries from sprains to fractures and dislocations,”
Dr. George Varghese is immensely experienced in the field of sports injuries and brings with him a unique blend of clinical expertise with a strong passion for orthopedics. He has surgical experience from around the world and has performed over 6000 knee replacement surgeries in his career.