DAVID rehabilitation solution at SKIMS


In its endeavor to provide early diagnosis and treatment of spine and knee related disorders, the SKIMS Soura is providing state-of-the-art DAVID rehabilitation solution.
The technology uses “a system of comprehensive evaluation for quantifying degenerative problems, muscle imbalance and subsequent responses following treatment,” a SKIMS handout said. 
“Such management strategy practically translates into an appropriate, effective and economical treatment planning system, often resulting in avoiding unnecessary surgeries.
“This people-friendly initiative of the government of Jammu and Kashmir was inaugurated and dedicated to the public by Mehbooba Mufti, Chief Minister and chairperson of the governing body of SKIMS on 7th January, 2018,” it said.
“Alongside this 14 other specialized equipments for management of pain and rehabilitation of Neuro-muscular disorders was also dedicated to the public by the chief minister,” it said. 
“Such facilities in the department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation cater to about 600 to 800 new patients every month. 
“This high-end technology is now benefitting hundreds of patients with degenerative spine and knee disorders. With the availability of such treatment options, the number of patients undergoing such treatment at SKIMS is likely to increase in the coming months,” it said.
Director SKIMS Prof Omar Javed Shah has expressed satisfaction that the high-end equipments are “immensely benefitting the poor and needy patients of our state,” the statement said. 
The director SKIMS said that the administration intends to start more such facilities including dedicated musculoskeletal US services, DEXA scan and C-Arm Imaging to enable targeted musculoskeletal imaging and guided interventions.

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