Walkathons a unique feature of JCOrth

Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics | Vol 3 | Issue 1 |  Jan-June 2018 | page:1 | Dr. Nicholas Antao, Dr. Ashok Shyam

Author: Dr. Nicholas Antao [1], Dr. Ashok Shyam [2, 3]

[1] Hill Way Clinic, Hill N Dale Building, 4th Floor, Hill Road, Bandra West, Mumbai – 400050
[2] Sancheti Institute for Orthopaedics and Rehablitation, Pune, India
[3] Indian Orthopaedic Research Group, Thane, India.

Address of Correspondence
Dr. Nicholas Antao
Head of Dept. of Orthopaedics, Holy Spirit Hospital, Mahakali Road, Andheri (E), Mumbai – 400093 India.
Email: narantao@gmail.com

Walkathons a unique feature of JCOrth

Journal of Clinical orthopaedics is not your regular journal with original articles and strictly online academic content. Since its inception JCOrth has been planned to be a journal with a difference. Many new features have been envisioned and added to the journal however one of the unique features is the Walkathons.

Conventionally Walkathon’s are sports events covering considerable distances. We have taken the same concept and drawn a parallel with life journeys of prominent orthopaedic surgeons across the country and world. We try and conduct interviews with them either personally or ask a close associate to conduct an interview. This gives an excellent insight into the minds of these great men. Also it gives them the opportunity to share the best of their life lessons. In the first issue, the president of BOS Dr Aseem Parikh conducted an interview with Dr K V Chaubal and the interview was one of the best pieces of insight about Chaubal Sir. The next two interviews were on Dr Shailendra Bhattacharya and Dr SM Tuli. Both interviews were conducted by their close associates and are a masterpiece to read. In the current issue we have walkathon on another great of orthopaedics, Dr Shantaram Shetty. This is one of the most detailed walkathons that we have published that touches on every important aspect of Dr Shetty’s Life. In the next issue we plan to conduct a walkathon on Life of Dr GS Kulkarni

The idea of walkathons is to preserve as much history as possible and acknowledge the great contributions to orthopaedics by these great men. We have received a lot of appreciation for the same from all the personalities that we have interviewed and also received appreciation from the readers and board of JCOrth. We will continue this tradition and hope it engages more audience

Dr Nicholas Antao
Dr Ashok Shyam.

How to Cite this article: Antao N, Shyam AK. Walkathons a unique feature of JCOrth. Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics Jan -June 2018; 3(1):1

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