90 per cent of people in India get damaged knee joints by 60-65 yearsvdcp
Vitamin D deficiency is the sole reason behind decreasing bone mass density leading to the increase of osteoporosis.
Nearly 90 per cent of people suffer from damaged knee joints by the age of 60-65 years, orthopedicians have said, adding that in majority of the cases the condition can be prevented by a proper lifestyle and food habits.
According to doctors, 80 per cent of the people in urban India suffer from Vitamin D deficiency, which is the sole reason behind decreasing bone mass density leading to the increase of osteoporosis.
Health organisations estimate that in 2014, a total of 50 million people across India are reported to be either osteoporotic or with low bone mass density.
“In our country, joint and back pains are considered as part of the normal ageing process. Therefore, instead of dealing with such problems seriously, people prefer to go for quick fixes like analgesics or some pain-relieving balms.
Dr Tomar, a senior orthopedic surgeon at city’s Max Super Specialty hospital said in a statement,”Such temporary solutions just further worsen the bone and joint conditions.”
Though surgery and knee transplants can be a solution for the knee damages, a majority of the people delay their knee surgery till the last stage without knowing that it is actually deteriorating their spine further, doctors opined.