ORTHOPEDICS
Knee, shoulder, ankle, wrist and elbow joint diseases are treated by arthroscopic surgery in our contracted hospitals.
Orthopedics

What is orthopedics?

Knee, shoulder, ankle, wrist and elbow joint diseases are treated by arthroscopic surgery in our contracted hospitals.

All kinds of scoliosis, spondylolysthesis and spinal fracture surgeries are being successfully performed in Turkey.

Bone lengthening and deformity correction surgeries to treat congenital and non congenital conditions are also being performed in our contracted hospitals in Turkey.

What is total hip replacement?

Hip replacement is a surgical procedure performed by a orthopedics surgeon. The surgery is performed to treat hip joint fractures or damaged hip joints because of other diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis or bone tumors.

During the surgery a prosthesis is replaced in place of damaged hip or the damaged part of the hip joint.

What are the symptoms?

If you have severe hip pain which does not go away with pain medicines or if it makes difficult to walk, to stand up from seated position and to sleep, you will be advised to see an orthopedics surgeon.

What are the treatment options? 

The surgery often advised for the patients who does not receive benefit from nonsurgical treatments. Medication treatment and physical therapy are  nonsurgical treatments but not in every case patients receive benefit from these treatments. Before to decide the surgery your condition should be evaluated by your doctor, to learn the best treatment option for you.

What is total hip replacement surgery? 

This is a surgery which performed under general anesthesia and it takes approximately 1 to 2 hours.

Before the surgery you may advised to take antibiotics to reduce the infection risk and after the surgery you may advised to continue these medications a few days.You may also given painkillers after the surgery and in a few days your pain will go away gradually. After the surgery you will be advised to see a physical therapist to learn the exercises which will help to strength your muscles. Also you are advised to follow your physical therapist‘s recommendations during making daily activities.

The most common risk after the surgery is hip disclocation so you should pay attention to your doctors and physical therapist ‘s instructions especially during the first few weeks after surgery.

What is total knee replacement surgery?

During the total knee replacement the damaged knee joint is replaced with prosthesis in other words manmade implant.

Generally, the knee joint is damaged as a result of trauma or injury. Also some diseases such as advanced osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis can affects the knee joint.

What are the signs and symptoms?

If you have problem while walking or climbing the stairs and if you feel severe knee pain you might see an doctor.

What are the treatment options?

Total knee replacement surgery is usually considered when medication treatment is no longer provides benefit. To diagnose the level of the disease imaging tests such as xray and MRI can be ordered. Your doctor will perform a detailed physical examination and decide the best treatment  for you after evaluating the results of these tests.

What is total knee replacement surgery? 

This is a surgery which performed under general anesthesia and it takes approximatley 1 and half hour. The goal of the surgery is to repair the knee joint and replace it with an implant. 

Generally after the surgery 2 to 3 days stay in the hospital is required. After the surgery you are advised to start a physical therapy program. Physical therapy is one of the most  important part of your recovery period. After you discharged you should go on your exercises regularly and pay attention to all instructions given you by your doctor.

Mostly, the knee replacement surgery provides lessen pain and helps to walk more easily.

What is scoliosis?

In scoliosis disease the curve of the spine becomes abnormal. When we look to our spine from the back view, naturally it looks like a beeline. In the condition of scoliosis the spine is looks like it is bended from side to side.

What are the symptoms of scoliosis? 

Usually the abnormal change of the spine occurs gradually and it does not make any pain. 

Signs and symtoms of scoliosis may include:

  • One shoulder or one hip  becomes higher than the other
  • One leg becomes shorter than the other
  • The lenght of the arms become unequal

How is scoliosis diagnosed? 

To diagnose scoliosis, doctors make a detailed physical examination. During the physical examination the doctor will check the waist and the limbs and may order a x-ray to check the curve of the spine.

Wha tare the treatment options for scoliosis? 

If the diagnosis of scoliosis confirmed, the doctor may recommend using girdle or physical therapy or surgery due to age of the patient and the degree of the scoliosis.

What is scoliosis surgery?

Scoliosis surgery is procedure that aim to correct curve of the spine and to avoid the progress of the disease. The surgery is usually performed by orthopedists specialized in scoliosis surgery. The surgery may take 5 to 8 hours and with the help of advanced medical techonology the recovery period is not so long. You may discharge from the hospital in one week after the surgery and you may start doing your daily activities in a few weeks.

Also working with physical therapist will help your recovery because you require to strengthen the muscles.

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