Orthopaedic surgery and orthopaedics (alternatively spelled orthopedic surgery or orthopedics) is the branch of surgery concerned with conditions involving the musculoskeletal system. Orthopedic surgeons use both surgical and nonsurgical means to treat musculoskeletal trauma, spine diseases, sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumors, and congenital disorders.
The name was derived from two ancient Greek words of “Orthos” meaning “Straight” and “paidion” meaning child. Although orthopaedics brings traumatic and wear and tear problems to mind more often congenital skeletal abnormalities such as scoliosis of spine and other bony deformities are also an important field of medicine orthopaedics deals with.
As we must move for survival musculoskeletal system is one of the most intensely used systems of body which brings out wear and tear problems especially in the elderly. Besides normal wear and tear damages, people who are making excessive sports may experience sports injuries such as rotator cuff tears or meniscal problems in knee. Traumas resulting of any cause is another major impact which may often brings out serious orthopedic problems.
Our team of orthopedic surgeons uses the latest techniques and state-of-the-art technology to improve care for people with musculoskeletal problems. From diagnosis through treatment, they are at the forefront employing advanced technologies in the best interest of patients.
Our Orthopedic team is specialized in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves (musculoskeletal system). Subspecialties within the department include adult reconstruction, pediatrics, sports, trauma, spine, foot, hand, shoulder, elbow and orthopedic oncology.
Our orthopedic surgeons in Turkey have expertise in all areas of orthopedics, including:
- Joint replacement (adult reconstruction, revision and replacement)
- Fracture care and trauma
- Hand surgery
- Shoulder surgery
- Microvascular procedures, such as nerve repair and nerve and muscle grafts
- Foot and ankle injuries
- Spine disorders
- Pediatric orthopedic conditions
- Sports injuries
- Limb deformity
- Tumor surgery for bone and soft tissue cancer
We, as Akabir Health’s medical team, also offer our patients other treatments possibilities such as arthroscopic shoulder and knee joint treatments if these treatments suit better their medical case and orthopaedic problem.
Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgery procedure performed with the arthroscope – a form of the endoscope driven into the joint through a microincision for joint damage diagnostics and/or treatment purposes. Arthroscopic procedures are executed both for the diagnostics and for the treatment of various orthopedic disorders. Arthroscopic surgery advantages are:
- short stay at the hospital (1, maximum 4 days);
- fast examination – 30 – 60 minutes;
- reliable accurate diagnostics;
- minimally invasive – insignificant damage to the tissues;
- shortened rehabilitation period.
The advantage of arthroscopy over the traditional open surgery is that the joint is not open completely. Instead, when performing an arthroscopic surgery, only two small holes are made – one for inserting the arthroscope, another one is for the surgical instruments. This reduces the process of the postoperative recovery and increases the chance of success for the surgery, since the degree of the damage for the connective tissues is much lower compared to the open surgery. Most often the arthroscopy is performed on knee joint, shoulder joint, elbow joint, radiocarpal joint, hip joint, ankle joint, foot joints.