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Orthopedics and Traumatology

Orthopedics and Traumatology is a medical discipline that deals with treatment of all musculoskeletal system diseases and cancers (congenital diseases, tumors, acquired diseases, trauma-related disorders).

Orthopedics and Traumatology is a medical discipline that deals with treatment of all musculoskeletal system diseases and cancers (congenital diseases, tumors, acquired diseases, trauma-related disorders).

Dealing with diagnosis and treatment of all diseases originating from all bones, muscles, ligaments and tendons of the body, Orthopedics and Traumatology department works in coordination with almost all medical disciplines, particularly physical medicine and rehabilitation department. On the other hand, Orthopedic surgeons  working in the global hospital network of Hera Healthcare achieve perfect surgical outcomes in congenital disorders, all disabilities caused by severe traumas and all joint related problems thanks to improvements in surgical techniques and equipment. Our specialists simply race against the time for treatment of fractures caused by traumas such as fall and traffic accident.

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Services available at Orthopedics and Traumatology department are as follows:

Hand surgery: Hand surgery particularly deals with open and closed fractures of all bones in hand and wrist, muscle and tendon tears and ruptures, arthritis, trigger finger, polydactyly, syndactyly and carpal tunnel syndrome (entrapment of nerves in wrist).

Shoulder and elbow surgery: Tears of muscles around the shoulder joint (rotator cuff), dislocations, diseases caused by overuse or trauma, arthrosis of shoulder and elbow joints, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, fractures and dislocations of bones in this body part

Knee surgery: Tear of meniscus, degeneration in cartilaginous surfaces of the knee joint, tears in ligaments of knee joint, total knee joint prosthesis, sports injuries.

Hip surgery: Total hip prosthesis, dislocation of the hip, arthritis, sports injuries

Ankle and foot surgery: Degenerative diseases, fractures, sports injuries, fractures in bones of foot and ankle

Orthopedic Oncology: Benign and malignant tumors of all muscles, soft tissues and bones of the body

Spinal fractures and deformities

Limb lengthening surgery

Pediatric orthopedics: Congenital dysplasia of hip, pes equinovarus, genu valgum, Perthes disease, mallet finger, flatfoot

Arthroscopy

Arthroscopy implies the endoscopic techniques used in orthopedic surgeries. Arthroscopy is used for both diagnosis and treatment in the field of orthopedics.  Essentially, the procedure is based on inserting a pen-like device with a camera and light source in one end through a small incision on the skin. The camera system projects the images of the joint cavity on a TV.

Arthroscopy is a tool to confirm the diagnosis in cases with high-index suspicion in the light of medical history, physical examination and imaging modalities. Arthroscopy is the only means of final diagnosis for certain diseases. The opportunity to use this method for treatment following final diagnosis by visualizing the joint cavity has been a ground-breaking development in orthopedic surgery. For instance, after arthritis or meniscus tear is diagnosed with arthroscopy, the condition can be treated in the same session. Although it is most commonly used for the knee joint, it can be successfully used for many other joints and even spinal disorders.

Arthroscopic surgeries can be performed through very small incisions and therefore, they are also called “keyhole” surgery or laparoscopic surgery. As the incisions are very small, patients suffer minimal pain in postoperative period; also, the treated joints regain all their functions in a shorter time. Moreover, patients can be discharged within a short time or on the same day after arthroscopic surgeries that are performed under local or general anesthesia.

Three-dimensional Imaging and Advanced Surgical Technique: Promising Outcomes

In addition to arthroscopy that enables direct visualization of joint space, both three dimensional and cross-sectional images of joints, muscles, tendons, nerves and ligaments can be used thanks to the developments in imaging modalities (CT, MRI, digital x-ray); therefore, more satisfying and promising outcomes are ever increasingly obtained. Thus, childhood diseases and the conditions that will be difficult or impossible to treat in adulthood unless they are timely managed (congenital dysplasia of hip, pes equinovarus, genu valgum, flatfoot, spina bifida, spinal deformities) can be successfully treated.  These children can survive a life as functional as their peers and they can resume their lives as healthy adolescents and adults.

Orthopedic surgeons working at hospital network of Hera Healthcare have developed and been using the surgical techniques that have been addressed in the global medical literature. Success rates of surgeries have been maintained and increased through close cooperation with all medical departments, especially the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation unit.

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