From The Editor’s Desk

Vol. 9 | Issue 1 | January-February 2021 | Page: 01 | Anil K Bhat

Authors: Anil K Bhat [1]

[1] Department of Orthopaedics, KMC, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, Karnataka, India.

Address of Correspondence

Dr. Anil K Bhat,
KMC, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, Karnataka, India.

Dear All,

“When things do not go your way, remember that every challenge, every adversity contains within it the seeds of opportunity and growth.”  Roy T. Bennett

Nothing else can be better evidenced by the above statement than the current situation we are in. The pandemic made us realise the daunting challenges in public health, tribulation in maintaining the normal rhythm of life and immense opportunities to grow and rediscover our potential and strength.

For the orthopaedic surgeon, in particular, assuming the role of front line warriors along with other health care teams, adapting novel ways of performing surgeries in these trying times, embracing online learning and teaching and now, finally planning offline academic events, life is surely coming towards a full circle.

The catastrophe of the pandemic showed surgeons how innovative methods of telemedicine, webinars, virtual conferences and meetings can still keep us connected and cause no dent in our academic pursuits. Yes, there is the dark side of this pandemic which resulted in many of our colleagues losing lives, livelihood and going through one of the turbulent periods of our lives. We bow to their sacrifices and stand in support of their dear ones.

The publishing team has continued to work to not disappoint the authors who have kept faith in us and hence, this issue is being published in its usual schedule. I thank the entire team for this, along with our esteemed reviewers for the journal, KOA members and the office bearers for their constant support.

Best wishes for the year ahead


Dr. Anil K. Bhat

Chief editor

Associate Dean, Professor, Unit of Hand and Microsurgery,

Department of Orthopaedics, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal,

Manipal Academy of Higher education, Manipal

How to Cite this article: Bhat AK | From Editor’s Desk | Journal of Karnataka Orthopaedic Association| January-February 2021; 9(1): 01.

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