Apollo Hospitals Navi Mumbai, the leading super-specialty tertiary care hospital recently completing a mega task by collecting and forming the Largest Human Image of a Human Bone and created a Guinness World Records®.
The social and educational initiative was undertaken to create awareness on knee diseases and arthritis. Over 948 people from different sections of the society came together to form the largest human image of a human bone, highlighting the growing concern and need to address the rise in osteoarthritis and knee disease.
The event saw participants from Navi Mumbai, Kalyan, Thane and Mumbai as well as surrounding districts participate in creating the formation of the knee joint with lots of motivation and enthusiasm.
Kapil Dev, legendary cricketer and former Indian team skipper was present at the event to support the noble cause. Commenting on the initiative, he said, “It was commendable to see so many people come together to create awareness on this cause. It is a matter of concern that knee problems are developing in younger people! It was very rare to see this earlier. Through such initiatives, I hope to see people make more positive changes to improve their lifestyle and do more physical activity.”
Osteoarthritis is the second most common rheumatological problem and the most frequent joint disease with a prevalence of 22 percent to 39 percent in India. This number is expected to grow to about 60 million by 2025 – a number that draws severe concern to the impact of knee disease on the health and growth of the citizens of India.
Dr Siddhart Yadav, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Apollo Hospitals Navi Mumbai said, “Lifestyle factors have played a huge role in the early development of arthritis and knee disease. Obesity and a lack of physical activity are two of the biggest contributors. Early detection and early intervention is key to help patient retain active movement in their knee joints and live a normal life. This will also help prevent complications arising in the future.”
The record attempt was confirmed by Guinness World Records® officials present on the occasion, who awarded the Guinness World Records®, Official attempt certificate for forming Largest Human Image of a Human Bone. The feat will also be posted on the official website of the Guinness World Records®.