Iran ranks fifth in orthopedic sciences
IRNA – (Feb 22, 2013) Tehran, Feb 22, IRNA – Head of Iranian Orthopedic Surgeons Society Gholamali Akasheh Friday said Iran has attained the fifth international place in the field of orthopedic sciences and it is among the superior Asian countries in this medical field.
ˈIran is very developed and advanced in the field of orthopedic sciences and the country ranks fifth in orthopedic surgeries after Britain, Canada, US and two European countries,ˈ Akasheh told IRNA correspondent in an exclusive interview.
ˈDue to the vastness of this science in the country, we can dare to say that we are standing ahead of many international centers,ˈ he added.
He noted that Iran is not witnessing breakthroughs in the field of orthopedic science, but the country experiences new achievements in all medical fields both in terms of performance and technology.
Meantime, Akasheh played down the effectiveness of the US-led western sanctions on orthopedic equipment, and said, ˈAlthough the medical equipment of this field has become expensive, no shortage is being currently felt in this area as yet.ˈ