Sports Medicine

HOSMAT Sports medicine – HOSMAT is an abbreviation for Hospital for Orthopedics Sports Medicine Arthritis & Accident Trauma

HOSMAT SPORTS MEDICINE Centre: is headed by Dr. Thomas Chandy , who had a rich experience, with over 18 years in the U.S. with a Fellowship Degree in Sports Medicine.The department of Sports Medicine was the one of first of kind in Karnataka & India, in dealing with the treatment and prevention of sports and exercise related injuries. HOSMAT emerged as a major destination of choice for tertiary care sports medicine as one could have an access to unsurpassed expertise from our multidisciplinary team of sports medicine experts. Common sports injuries include concussion (head injury due to rapid movement of brain), muscle cramps, ACL tears, Ankle sprains, Muscular tears, tennis elbow, golfers elbow etc.

HOSMAT provides comprehensive multidisciplinary care to athletes from school goers to professionals

At HOSMAT, many International & National players in the field of Cricket, Football, Hockey, Golf, Tennis, Swimming, Badminton Kabbadi and Gymnastics have undergone treatment.

HOSMAT Sports Medicine Centre conducts a 6-month Fellowship in Arthroscopy & Sports Medicine. The centre has gained recognition and is on the exclusive panel of National Cricket Academy (NCA), Board for Cricket Control in India, (BCCI), Karnataka State Cricket Association, , Karnataka State Hockey Association, Bangalore Turf Club, Karnataka State Golf Association, Karnataka Olympic Association, Sports Authority of India etc... One of the exclusive facilities available at HOSMAT is a unique computerized isokinetic device called CYBEX that measures the strength and power of muscles of a sports person, apart from CYBEX there are many other isokinetic devices for each joint. All Indian present cricketers (Men & Women) have undergone DEXA scan at HOSMAT Hospital. DEXA scan shows the FAT distribution in the body.

HOSMAT is the first and only hospital, since 25 years to have the knee ligament arthrometer KT 1000 to diagnose ligament damage and instability of the knee in the OPD itself.

AT HOSMAT ARTHROSCOPY CENTRE: The Arthroscopy Surgeons and the staff are well qualified, trained and experienced. The OTs are provided with very clean air & laminar air flow, special HEPA filters that can filter 0.2 – 0.3 microns. The traffic is restricted with excellent Anaesthesia department and good physiotherapy. Arthroscopy surgery is a safe, effective operation and changes one’s life style, so that one can lead a fruitful, active independent and pain-free life.

What is the Anterior Cruciate Ligament? The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is the major stabilizing ligament of knee. The ACL is located in the centre of the knee joint and runs from the femur (thigh bone) to the tibia (shin bone ), through the centre of the knee . In this position, it functions to prevent a buckling type of instability of the knee. Symptoms: Initially, the symptoms are pain and fairly immediate swelling and instability or a feeling of insecurity. The knee feels loose. Diagnosis & Surgery: Arthroscopy Surgeon will conduct physical tests and take X-ray and MRI to determine the extent of damage to ACL.Most of the time, patients need reconstruction Surgery. The Arthroscopy surgeon replaces the damaged ACL with Strong, healthy tissue. A strip of tendon from under your knee cap (patellar tendon) or hamstring may be used. The Arthroscopy Surgeon threads the tissue through the inside of the knee joint with Arthroscopic method, without opening the knees and secures the end to your thighbone and shinbone. At HOSMAT, Arthroscopies of Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist & Hip are also done, routinely.

Dr. Thomas Chandy Chief of Sports Medicine & Arthroscopic Surgeon, Dr. Raghu Nagraj Senior Arthroscopic Surgeon & Dr. Vijay Girish Arthroscopic Surgeon