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 the two ancient Greek words of 'Orthos', meaning 'straight', and 'paidion', meaning child. Although orthopedics brings to mind the treatment of traumatic or wear and tear issues, more often it is congenital skeletal abnormalities like scoliosis of the spine and other bone deficiencies which are treated in the field.
As we must move for daily activities, the musculoskeletal system is one of the most intensely used systems of the body, resulting in problems of its wear and tear as a person ages. Additionally, those people who play a large amount of sport may experience injuries such as rotator cuff tears or meniscal problems in their knees. Traumas are also another major cause of problems, with major impacts often bringing about serious orthopedic problems.
Our team of orthopedic surgeons use the latest techniques and state-of-the-art technology to improve the level of care offered to people with musculoskeletal problems. From diagnosis to treatment, our doctors are at the forefront of employing advanced technologies and techniques to produce the best results for their 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
At Remed Health, we also offer our patients other treatment possibilities such as arthroscopic shoulder and knee joint treatments if these treatments better suit their medical case and orthopedic 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 the treatment or diagnosis of joint damage and orthopedic disorders. Advantages include:
- 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 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 to which the connective tissues are damaged is much lower compared to the open surgery. Most often the arthroscopy is performed on knee joints, shoulder joints, elbow joints, radiocarpal joints, hip joints, ankle joints, or foot joints.
Arthroscopy of the shoulder joint is performed in cases when there are various injuries, traumas and pathologies in the shoulder joint causing the patient unpleasant sensations, pain and movement disorders that cannot be treated with conservative methods - physiotherapy, injections or medication adm...