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Letter to the Editor
1 (
); 244-245

Letter regarding “The birth of an official journal of Indian Arthroscopy Society”

Department of Head of Orthopaedics, Mumbai Port Trust Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Corresponding author: Sandeep R. Biraris, Department of Head of Orthopaedics, Mumbai Port Trust Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
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How to cite this article: Biraris SR. Letter regarding “The birth of an official journal of Indian Arthroscopy Society.” J Arthrosc Surg Sports Med 2020;1(2):244-5.

Dear Editor,

First of all, the heartiest congratulations on publishing the first issue of the Journal of Arthroscopic Surgery and Sports Medicine. It is a very commendable job done by you as an Editor-in-Chief and also by the executive committee of the Indian Arthroscopy Society (IAS). We read with deep interest your editorial “The birth of an official journal of Indian Arthroscopy Society.”[1] As mentioned in your article, it is really a great step by the IAS. There have been various attempts by the IAS to start the journal, but it did not materialize. I had also served as an Editor of IAS from 2016–2018. During that time, with the support of the President, Dr. Sanjay Desai and Secretary, Dr. Roshan Wade, proposal to start the journal was approved unanimously by the executive committee and later on by general body. Work was continued to arrange the funds for the initiation of a new Journal. The same work was continued by my successor Dr. Rajeev Raman. As there was a lack of funds initially, the journal could not start.

Later, with the support of Drs. Prateek Gupta, IPS Oberoi, S. Arumugam, and Swarnendu Samanta, the required funds could be arranged for the journal. There was a high demand for all the members to start their own journal of our society. Upon your election as Editor-in-Chief, work kick-started even before taking charge of the position and you being the editorial board members of various national and international journals provided the speed to the process.[2] The executive committee of IAS was so pleased with your prompt work.[3] Under your able guidance, a very good team of editorial members was formed and within 3 months of assuming the charge, you made this dream come true for this 37-year-old national Society of Arthroscopy Surgeons of India.

Declaration of patient consent

Patient’s consent not required as there are no patients in this study.

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Conflicts of interest

Dr. Sandeep R Biraris is on the Editorial Board of the Journal.


Thank you for positive comments, about the birth of the Journal of Arthroscopic surgery and Sports Medicine, the official journal of Indian Arthroscopy Society. It is indeed my proud privilege and honor to be the Founder Editor-in-Chief of this journal.

I have witnessed significant growth and enthusiasm of the Arthroscopic Surgery in India in the last three decades. Despite a large number of different types of arthroscopic surgery are being performed in India, the output of this work in the form of research and publication was lacking. Now with the launch of this journal, the enthusiast surgeons would find a platform to showcase their work to the peers and the rest of the world.

As it said that “It is never too late to get started on a new path of success. You can shape your life the way you want it to be by putting in the work on a regular basis” and this very aptly applies to the long-awaited beginning of this journal.

My father used to say that it’s never too late to do anything you wanted to do. And he said, “You never know what you can accomplish until you try.” - Michael Jordan

Prof. Raju Vaishya

(Editor-in-Chief, JASSM)


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