- Center rolls out a comprehensive awareness drive
- Lack of awareness major contributors in delay of treatment
Dubai Bone & Joint Center (DBAJ), located at Dubai Healthcare City, a center for excellence in musculo-skeletal treatment is organizing an Open Day at its facility on Saturday 29th of October. Experts and family medicine specialists will be available from 9am to 3pm for brief consultations, complimentary screenings for blood pressure, body mass index (BMI) and bone health assessments. The day long free bone health checks are open to anyone.
Recent reports on the arthritic status in Dubai have raised some serious alarm about the possible magnitude the condition may be gaining in the region. There are a substantial number of patients visiting primary healthcare centers for musculoskeletal conditions; infact it is estimated that between 10-15% fall in this category. Global studies, as well as national studies, suggest there is an urgency to generate awareness about joint problems as absence of knowledge about long term implications will delay patient treatment and subsequently have an adverse effect on the patient’s quality of life.
“In line with our vision to give people with musculoskeletal disorders a chance to live a pain-free life, DBAJ is committed to raising awareness on issues pertinent to the overall health of the nation. The open day is a step in this direction as we tackle issues related to osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and other joint related issues which could be possible pre-cursors to chronic pain and reduced quality of life. We welcome everyone to come and participate in this community awareness event,” said Dr Jamal Al Saleh, Consultant Rheumatologist at DBAJ.
“Typically joint problems occur from the fourth decade after birth. This may be due to wear and tear experienced by our joints as a result of excess load that we may carry, or constant trauma we inflict on our joints. It may be age related as well as trauma related. However, with proper care it is preventable. There is also rheumatoid arthritis which is an auto-immune disorder and needs to be watched carefully as in most cases it may not be entirely preventable and needs careful management. It is critical that people be informed of these conditions and measures to tackle them in a timely an appropriate manner.” informed Dr Jamal Al Saleh.
Dubai Healthcare City is home to over 90 healthcare facilities operating to the highest international standards. DBAJ is the only specialized, comprehensive center for all musculoskeletal diseases in the region, delivering the latest innovative and evidence-based medicine according to international protocols.
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About Dubai Bone & Joint Center (DBAJ)
The Dubai Bone and Joint Center (DBAJ) was the first medical center that caters to the need for musculoskeletal treatment and research in the Middle East. Equipped with world-class specialists and excellent all inclusive medical facilities, DBAJ gives patients suffering from bone and joint disorders, an opportunity to receive the most advanced musculoskeletal treatment and a chance to live a pain free life. The center has recently invested significantly by adding additional diagnostic equipment, including a 4D Ultra Sound to its well equipped department of radiology. The Centre has also added a dedicated department of family medicine, podiatry and a pain management clinic.
Endeavoring to offer residents and expatriates in the Middle East with high quality treatment and the latest evidence-based and innovative medicinal procedures comparable to international healthcare standards, DBAJ is a committed associate of the government’s efforts to develop Dubai into a ‘Center of Medical Excellence’ for the region.
The center addresses various conditions ranging from spinal conditions, pelvic and acetabular fractures, reconstructive surgery, rheumatology, management of chronic diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure and annual health assessments. It also offers total joint arthroplasty, revision total joint arthroplasty, limb lengthening and limb deformity correction, infective non-union surgery, foot deformities, neuromuscular disorders and sports medicine, including Anatomic ACL reconstruction, Arthroscopic Shoulder Stabilization for dislocations, Arthroscopic cartilage restoration and repair, Elbow arthroscopy and treatments, Novel Non-operative Treatments for sporting injuries, Ultrasound guided non-operative treatments for sporting injuries.
The Centre was the first to offer a comprehensive range of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery and was the first to do a total wrist replacement and small digit replacements in the UAE. The pain management clinic offers the latest techniques of addressing a variety of painful conditions including spinal, cervicogenic and post operative pains.
Located in Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC), DBAJ reinforces DHCC’s objective of creating an integrated regional center of excellence for medical services, medical education and life science research and development in the Middle East as well as enhancing its image as preferred global destination for quality healthcare.