Healthium, Abhinav Bindra Foundation join hands for treatment of sports injuries
Healthium Medtech in collaboration with Abhinav Bindra Foundation Trust (ABFT) inaugurates the ‘Sport of Life’ initiative for treatment of sports injuries. ABFT aims to support injured players in need with the cost of medical treatment, doctors, surgeries and rehabilitation facilities to recover from sport injuries and carry on with their career. Healthium will provide its arthroscopy implants required for the surgeries free of cost.
In sports, players often face injuries during their career. Some of them are minor niggles while others could be critical enough to be career threatening. For some players, the sport is the only way of sustaining themselves and their families. Such sportsmen often cannot afford to bear the cost of treatment of injuries. With ‘Sport of Life’, such needy players have an opportunity to recover from injuries with the support of ABFT and Healthium.
According to an Injury Surveillance Report by NCA last year, 14.75 % of players sustained shoulder injuries, 13.11% of players sustained knee injuries and almost 74% players suffer from career-threatening Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injuries in the 1st two years of return to sport.
Healthium has created over 300 SKUs for knee and shoulder procedures, designed and developed in-house, backed by 50-plus patents applied and granted in U.S and India. This “Make in India, for the world” portfolio offers a wide range of implants and equipment to treat soft tissue conditions in the shoulders and knees such as anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, posterior cruciate ligament injuries, other ligament repair & reconstruction and meniscal repair, so that despite injuries the ‘Sport of Life’ does not stop.
Commenting on the launch of the programme, Anish Bafna, CEO and MD, Healthium Medtech, said, “We aspire to touch lives with our patented arthroscopy range Sironix, designed and developed in-house, which holds over 50 patents in U.S and India. We are delighted with our strategic collaboration with Abhinav Bindra Foundation Trust (ABFT) and are happy to play a part in helping sports people with injuries and hope to make a positive impact in the lives of young sportspeople of our nation.”
Speaking at the launch of the initiative, Abhinav Bindra, Founder, Abhinav Bindra Foundation Trust added, “Making sure the sport of life does not stop, by supporting players in need, is of paramount importance in sports today, as they represent our nation. “Sport of Life” aims to help sports people in need pan India with treatment and rehabilitation facilities at their home locations so that they can remain active in sport…We look forward to impacting the lives of 100 sportspeople in need within an year of this initiative.”
Also present at the occasion, Footballer Bhaichung Bhutia said, “When you represent your country by playing sports long enough, the potential for sustaining an injury is a reality of the game. I thank ABFT and Healthium for being at the forefront with “Sport of Life” that gives players in need a fighting chance to get treated and come back actively into sports careers.”
Prof. Arumugam S, Director, Centre for Sports Science (CSS) and Head – Department of Arthroscopy & Sports Medicine, (SRIHER) said, “With the rollout of ABFT and Healthium’s ‘Sport of Life’ initiative, we hope to support and provide the best in treatment to young athletes in need, across tier II and III cities.“