Dhaka, Feb 27 (bdnews24.com) –Critical surgeries like joint replacement are now possible in Bangladesh, experts say countering a popular notion that the country cannot offer modern treatment.
Director of the National Institute of Traumatolgy and Orthopedic Rehabilitation (NITOR) Prof Abdul Awal Rizvi said they were doing hip and knee replacement surgeries regularly at the hospital at a much cheaper cost.
"You don't need to go outside, we can do it in Bangladesh," Rizvi told on Sunday at a press conference in the capital.
Experts say, patients suffering from excruciating joint pain due to arthritis need joint replacement to keep them mobile and active.
Dr. Ram Dew Ram Kiary, President of Bangladesh Orthopedic Society, said the number of patients suffering from arthritis was increasing with the rising trend of aged population.