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    Orthopedic surgery

    What is Orthopedic surgery?

    Medicover Hospital is dedicated to providing excellent patient care in the fields of orthopedic surgery as well.

    Orthopedic surgery is the branch of surgical treatments concerned with disorders involving the musculoskeletal system such as the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves of the shoulder, knee, hand and wrist, hip, knee, ankle, toes and fingers.

    You may need our orthopedic surgeon for treatment – following an initial assessment – for long-term conditions that developed over many years, such as osteoarthritis, meniscus tear and carpal tunnel syndrome.

    Why is orthopedic surgery needed?

    Orthopedic surgeons deal with the disorders that arise in the skeleton and its attachments such as ligaments and tendons.

    These problems can occur at birth, through injury, or as the result of aging. They may be acute, or chronic as in many aging-related problems. There is a wide range of treatments provided by our orthopedic surgeons. Our focus is on our patients, and our goal is to assure the most advanced care possible at Medicover Hospital.

    What kind of orthopedic surgery procedures are available at our hospital?

    Our department of Orthopedic Surgery focuses on patient care in each of these orthopedic subspecialties:

    Baker cyst removal

    A Baker’s cyst is a fluid-filled cyst that causes a bulge and a feeling of tightness behind your knee and is usually the result of a problem with your knee joint, usually caused by osteoarthritis, cartilage tear or injury.
    To remove baker cyst a type of keyhole surgery called arthroscopy is usually used. The surgeon will use an arthroscope to look inside your knee joint. Small surgical instruments can be used alongside the arthroscope to repair any damage.

    Carpal tunnel release

    Carpal tunnel release is surgery to treat carpal tunnel syndrome which is a medical condition due to compression of the median nerve as it travels through the wrist at the carpal tunnel. Symptoms include numbness, tingling and pain in the hand.
    Carpal tunnel release involves dividing a ligament in your wrist to relieve pressure on a nerve that controls movement and feeling in your hand.
    If your symptoms are getting worse or haven’t improved after having more than six months of non-surgical treatment, you may be considered for surgery.

    Ganglion cyst removal

    A ganglion cyst is a soft tissue mass that may occur in any joint, but most often develops in the hands or feet. It looks like a pocket of liquid (called a cyst) with a thick, gluey, clear and jellylike material inside of it.
    At Medicover Hospital you can benefit from medical evaluation, a physical exam is often all that is needed to diagnose a ganglion cyst. Then your orthopedic surgeon can help decide on the best treatment plan for you and advise ganglion cyst removal if necessary.

    Knee surgery with arthroscope

    Knee surgery is often used for the treatment of different conditions that can cause knee pain and loss of motion. Knee operations are extremely common and usually very effective. Surgery may be appropriate for repairing damage to the knee ligaments, cartilage or bone, or a combination of these.
    Knee surgery with arthroscope – a type of keyhole surgery for bone, joint, cartilage and ligament – is the most commonly used procedure by our orthodontic surgeons. During a knee arthroscopy, for example, your surgeon may repair or remove any damaged tissue, cartilage or tendon. Your surgeon can also take small tissue samples (biopsies), which can help to diagnose problems such as infection.
    Surgical procedures of knee disorders may vary depending on your condition. Your orthopedic specialist will discuss the necessary steps and procedures with you in advance.

    Some common examples for knee surgeries we perform:

    • Menisectomy
      Menisectomy is a minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery used when a portion of the knee’s cartilage called the meniscus is damaged, causing pain, swelling and issues with movement. The meniscus is often torn as a result of sport-related injury. Small incisions are made around the knee for the insertion of a small camera (called an arthroscope) and other various instruments that are needed to safely remove all or part of the damaged meniscus (as called as meniscal resection) or to repair the torn cartilage (also known as meniscus refixation).
    • Knee ligament surgery
      If you partially or completely tear the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in your knee, you may need to have reconstructive surgery. A torn ligament severely restricts knee movement, causing inability to turn or twist your leg. It’s important to know that delaying ACL surgery could cause further cartilage damage to your knee.
    • Arthroscopic lateral release of patella (kneecap)
      Arthroscopic lateral release (also known as ‘lateral retinacular release) is a surgical procedure on the knee used to realign the displaced patella (also known as kneecap). The most common reason to carry out a lateral release is a dislocating or subluxing kneecap that is causing pain.
    • Arthroscopic loose-body removal
      Loose bodies are small fragments of detached bone or cartilage that move freely around the knee in joint fluid, catching or locking in the joints. Sports or work injuries are the most common causes of this condition. Arthroscopic loose body removal (also called arthroscopic debridement knee surgery) is often needed because of degenerative diseases, such as osteoarthritis. The best procedure to choose to remove loose bodies from the knee depends on a few important factors including age, current and past health, the extent and the location of the loose body and any history with other medications and treatments.
    • Arthroscopic knee cartilage shaving surgery
      Knee cartilage shaving surgery is one of the most common treatments for articular knee cartilage defects that have not worn to the bone. The surgeon shaves and smooths shredded or frayed cartilage using an arthroscope and a small arthroscopic blade device inserted into the knee through a small incision. The goal of this technique is to reduce friction and thus inflammation within the joint in order to relieve pain and swelling.
    • Arthroscopic mosaicplasty for knee cartilage defects
      Mosaicplasty, a form of chondral grafting, is a therapy which is used to replace articular knee cartilage on the surface of the knee joint that has been damaged by trauma or arthritis by implanting osteochondral plugs. During the procedure the surgeon uses cartilage from undamaged areas of the joint, and moves this cartilage to the damaged surface.

    Bunion and hammertoe surgery

    A bunion is a deformity of great toe that develops as a result of wearing high heels and tight shoes that results in great toe swelling and shifting towards the other toes. In time bunions can compromise the alignment of other toes causing discomfort and hampering normal activities. As the deformity progresses the great toe leans even more, often resulting in hammertoes.
    During your consultation at Medicover Hospital, our orthopedic surgeon will discuss the surgical treatment with you for bunion and other related deformities that may have developed and the appropriate procedures necessary to restore your health.

    Shoulder surgery

    The shoulders are among the most important joints in the human body. Unfortunately, as we age our shoulders can wear out plus they may be subject to debilitating conditions such as arthritis, disease, or other injuries. Arthroscopic shoulder surgery can potentially help restore pain-free motion and full function to a damaged, degenerated or diseased shoulder joint.
    During a consultation with your orthopedic surgeon you be fully informed about the condition of your shoulder and the arthroscopic shoulder surgery.

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