August 8th, 2011
From A. Vaidheesh, Managing Director, Johnson & Johnson Medical India, a Division of Johnson & Johnson Ltd, India.
The other week, my colleagues Gary Fischetti and Michael del Prado joined me to open the DePuy Institute for Advanced Education and Research in Chennai in the southern part of India. DePuy, a Johnson & Johnson Company, is one of the world’s largest orthopaedic and neuroscience device companies.
This new facility is the first of its kind outside the U.S. and it comes in response to a severe shortage in India of skilled surgeons to meet the country’s growing health care needs.
Knee arthritis is widely prevalent in India. This painful, degenerative condition can rob people of the simple things in life that so many of us take for granted – visiting family, going to work, walking up stairs. Order brand Viagra online 100mg Sildenafil Citrate Without Prescription Joint replacement surgery could be a good option for many of India’s five million knee arthritis sufferers, but only with the involvement of skilled surgeons.
Today, we estimate there are only about 1,600 well-trained joint surgeons in India. If current health trends continue, we’ll need 4,500 joint surgeons within the next five years – or nearly three times as many as we have now.