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Mismanagement of fractures a major concern, say experts

management that we receive are from Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. Greater effort needs to be made to improve the treatment in these areas," said Bhan.

His team stated that most common cases of mismanagement are related to hip fractures and those of knee, shoulder and elbow joints.

"The complications are due to either infection, bones not being fixed in the correct position, wrong alignment or the joint surface not being made smooth again," said S. Rastogi, another expert.

The annual orthopaedic meet will focus on new treatment methods, including the frontier area of stem cells. For the last two years, the AIIMS orthopaedic team has been working on new ways to treat complicated cases using stem cells from the patients' spine.

While claiming to have had encouraging results in nine out of ten cases, the orthopaedic surgeons said research work was still in the preliminary stages and would take a few more years.

Having pioneered the concept of the bone bank in the country, the AIIMS team is also keen to promote this idea in the country through the meet as it offers new hope for patients, besides new techniques for implants of the knee, hip and other joints.

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