• Ajay Thakur, Captain of Indian National Kabaddi Team & Captain of Tamil Thalaivas (Pro Kabaddi ) Inaugurated the Centre in the presence of Tamil Thalaivas star players

Chennai, August 24th, 2019: Gleneagles Global Health City, Chennai today launched an advanced Sports Injury Centre to provide medical treatment and rehabilitation for injured sports individuals within a short period of time. The centre will have a unique team of specialists  – Doctors, Physios, Sports Medicine Doctors, Nutritionists, and Trainers to provide not only treatment but to assess and prevent future injuries. The event was graced by the star players of Tamil Thalaivas (Pro Kabaddi) and Mr. Ajay Thakur, Captain of National Kabaddi Team and Tamil Thalaivas.

This centre has the expertise to perform all complex ligament reconstructions of Knee, Shoulder and Elbow injuries. This is the first centre in India to perform all Arthroscopic Cartilage Repairs, Cartilage Injuries, Repair, and Joint Restoration, which is the core competence of this centre.  The sports medicine doctors and physios in the centre are well trained to handle severe injuries. They will advise modifications in the training program and also design a structured recovery program for each and every individual.

“People in India are becoming health conscious and are slowly warming up to a new fitness revolution. Certain activities such as cycling, running, swimming and leisure sports are taken up by large number of population in Chennai and we often receive patients with injuries caused during the sports activity” said Dr Clement Joseph, Senior Consultant & Head –Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, Gleneagles Global Health City.

“Sports activities carry a spontaneous risk of injuries. Treating sportspersons is different in comparison to treating general population. This advanced sports Injury centre will cater to their requirement and help for a speedy recovery added Dr. Clement Joseph.

With an extensive experience in treating sports injuries in athletes and associating with high-level sports events like Indian Super League, Pro Volley Ball, ChennaiyanFC and Pro Kabaddi we have acquired a unique understanding and expertise in treating the injuries. With the aim of bringing the same level of care to the fitness and sports enthusiasts of the general population, we are proud to launch the “Sports Injury Centre” said Dr.Rajasekhar Gujju, Chief Executive Officer, Gleneagles Global Health City

Very few Sports injuries need surgical treatment, while most of the injuries are caused due to overuse, overload and due to faculty technique of sports. Early identification and treatment of Knee ligament injuries not only restores the joint but can prevent degeneration of the joint said Dr Shiva Reddy, Consultant – Orthopaedic Surgeon, Gleneagles Global Health City.

Gleneagles Global Health City has been spearheading sports injury care for the last 6 years and it has been the venue medical partner to provide sports injury service for events like Indian Super League football, Pro-Volleyball, Pro-Kabaddi, and Badminton events. Providing venue medical care demands a number of ambulances, multiple teams of doctors, paramedical and nursing staff. Being a structured and dedicated medical institution, Gleneagles Global Health City has been successful in providing exceptional care during these mega sports events.

About Gleneagles Global Health City, Chennai:

Gleneagles Global Health City, the sprawling 21-acre facility located in Perumbakkam, Chennai is the largest facility of Gleneagles Global Hospitals India. With a capacity of over

1000 beds and accreditations from leading agencies, the facility is Asia’s most trusted and leading Multi-Organ Transplant Centre. The hospital has undertaken several path-breaking

Liver, Neuro, Heart, Lung and Kidney procedures. It is recognized by several international and national level accrediting agencies. World-class infrastructure, dedicated staff and a commitment for medical excellence are the USPs of this facility. The hospital has several achievements to its credit and continues to work on several pioneering procedures.

Gleneagles Global Hospitals has multi-super speciality hospitals in Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai and Mumbai. The brand is the most preferred hospital group for multi-organ transplants in Asia region. The parent entity of Gleneagles Global Hospitals is IHH Healthcare, a leading premium integrated healthcare provider with a network of 84 hospitals and more than 16,000 licensed beds. It is one of the largest healthcare groups in the world by market capitalisation and is listed in the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia and Main Board of SGX-ST. IHH is a leading player in the home markets of Malaysia, Singapore, Turkey and India, and in their key growth markets of China and Hong Kong. 


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