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Deformity corrective surgery camp in Belgaum

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Rotary club of Belgaum North is organizing DR.JOY PATANKAR MEMORIAL MUSCULOSKELETAL DEFORMITY CORRECTION CAMP on 2nd, 3rd,& 4 th May 2014 at Aadhar Hospital Belgaum

This activity of deformity corrective surgery was started by Dr. Joy Patankar of Mumbai way back in 1990’s. This concept was started as basically for deformities caused by polio as there were many patients who had post polio residual deformities.

The basic principle in these surgeries is to make a flail, functionally useless limb into a functionally useful asset. Also to stabilize the flail paralyzed joints so that they can take the pressures of work and to try to straighten out the lower extremity joints so that they can be placed in calipers.

While doing polio corrective surgery camps it realized that we were seeing patients of congenital anomalies and deformities of cerebral palsy and metabolic diseases aswell. Some of these were amenable to surgical correction.
Unfortunately, all the deformities are not amenable to correction and the paralysis cannot be reverted. Before the procedures, the patient and their relatives are counseled and informed that the surgery is not for making the limb normal but is to try to make it more useful and productive. Also the responsibilities of the patient in the post operative period including plaster care and post plaster exercises and rehabilitation which is also equally important for the success of the surgery.

The place for the activity is identified. Few of the team members go for the survey of the place to check out the feasibility, infrastructure and availability of the local help. Primary screening of the patients is done by the local doctors if possible. Then the final selection is done by us. Post operative the patients are kept for 2 to 3 days depending on the procedure. Suture removal and plaster change are done by the local doctors. For the final plaster removal and rehab advice the team goes back again after 6 to 8 weeks. The camp activity is continued at the same place for at least 2 to 3 years so that we get a good follow up of the operated patients.

The camps have been done at various places since the last 12 to 14 years. The team has done almost 2 to 3 camps per year at an average for the last 13 to 14 years, Screened almost more than 25,000 patients, Operated upon 5,000 plus patients, Caliper distribution to more than 500 patients The average costing of each camp is about 2.5 to 3 lakhs rupees

Dr. J. Clegg F.R.C.S.,MB.Chb.

Dr.John Clegg is surgeon from UK

Qualified December 1965 M.B. Ch.B at the University of Leeds. Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, 1971.Member British Orthopedic Association., British Society for Children’s Orthopedic Surgery, Cerebral Palsy Surgical Society.

Also a special interest in taking part in the Joy Patankar Polio and Musculo-Skeletal Corrective Surgical Camps in India, in association with the Rotary Club of Deonar in Mumbai, India.


Registered with State Medical Council of Maharashtra, India. To date have performed approximately 5000 surgeries. Doing at least 2 to 3 camps per year, Professionally started the facility of Arthroscopy in Ambarnath for the first time in 1998. Now has his own Shree Dattatray hospital in Ambarnath

Dr Pramod kale (Anaesthesiologist) – chief anesthesiology and intensivist of Joy memorial hospital Chembur Mumbai. He is accompanying all the camps done by joy memorable trust

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