Senthil Nathan Sambandam, Joint Reconstruction Center, Department of Orthopaedics, K.G. Hospital and Postgraduate Medical Institute, Coimbatore 641018, Tamil Nadu, India
Vishesh Khanna, DNB Orthopaedics, Department of Orthopaedics, K.G. Hospital and Postgraduate Medical Institute, Coimbatore 641018, Tamil Nadu, India
Arif Gul, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Harlow, Essex CM20 1QX, United Kingdom
Varatharaj Mounasamy, VCU Medical Center Ambulatory Care Center, Richmond, VA 23298, United States
Author contributions: Sambandam SN, Khanna V, Gul A and Mounasamy V contributed equally to this work; Sambandam SN and Khanna V designed the research; Sambandam SN, Khanna V, Gul A and Mounasamy V performed the research and analysed the data; Sambandam SN and Khanna V wrote the paper.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors Drs. Senthil Nathan Sambandam, Vishesh Khanna, Arif Gul, Varatharaj Mounasamy have not received fees for serving as a speaker, nor have they received research funding from any organization. None of the authors possess stocks and/or shares. There are no conflicts of interests.
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Correspondence to: Dr. Senthil Nathan Sambandam, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Reconstruction Center, Department of Orthopaedics, K.G. Hospital and Postgraduate Medical Institute, Arts College Road, Coimbatore 641018, Tamil Nadu, India. email@example.com
Received: May 10, 2015
Peer-review started: May 12, 2015
First decision: July 27, 2015
Revised: August 4, 2015
Accepted: October 16, 2015
Article in press: October 19, 2015
Published online: December 18, 2015