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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.
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.
Our department of Orthopedic Surgery focuses on patient care in each of these orthopedic subspecialties:
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 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.
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 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:
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.
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.
The knee joint is vulnerable to injuries, that most often occur during sports or recreational activities, work-related tasks, or home projects.
If a knee joint wears out that much, or you suffer a serious injury that repairing the existing knee joint is not possible anymore, total knee replacement may be the solution to the problems.
We often recommend the total knee replacement. During this procedure our orthopedic surgeons remove the inadequate knee joint and replace it with an artificial implant. This allows your knee to work just as well as it did when it was healthy, to move freely and stabile.