Orthopedics and Traumatology

Orthopedics and Traumatology department deals with the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders arising from impact and trauma. Orthopedics and traumatology department deals with the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal system diseases, trauma injuries, hand, shoulder, elbow and knee disorders.

Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology in Private Ege Şehir Hospital consists of competent and experienced specialists. Our hospital infrastructure has developed to allow all kinds of orthopedic surgery to be performed. In addition, equipment and prostheses used in orthopedic surgeries are very important. Being aware of this, our team offers the best environment to our patients.

Orthopedics and Traumatology Subspecialties

• Arthroplasty surgery (joint prostheses)
• Sports traumatology
• Height lengthening and leg inequalities
• Pediatric orthopedics and traumatology
• Hand surgery and microsurgery
• Knee surgery and arthroscopic surgery
• Shoulder and elbow surgery
• Orthopedic oncology
• Foot and ankle surgery
• Bone inflammation treatment

Some of the Operations Performed in Our Hospital

Shoulder Muscle Rupture Surgery

Since the shoulder is a very mobile joint and unlike other joints, it is mostly composed of muscles, that is, the bone support is weak, it can be exposed to injuries. The separation of the shoulder muscles from the place of attachment to the bone is called shoulder muscle rupture. It is generally observed over the age of 40. Shoulder muscle rupture can also be observed at an earlier age in people who are engaged in sports and professions that place serious load on the shoulder. Muscle rupture in the shoulder may be asymptomatic at first or only a slight pain may be observed when the shoulder is moved. In the following periods, intense pain and loss of strength in the arm begin to be observed. Shoulder muscle rupture surgery aims to control pain, restore shoulder movements and prevent progression of muscle rupture. Shoulder muscle rupture involves suturing the separated muscle to the bone by open or closed method. The patient can resume routine life in approximately 6-8 weeks after the operation. In order for the operation to be efficient and the recovery time to be short, the muscle rupture should not become chronic. Therefore, if you feel pain and weakness in your shoulder area, you should consult a specialist as soon as possible.

Knee Replacement Surgery

In knee replacement surgery, prostheses are placed instead of the deformed articular surfaces that prevent movement. Prosthesis is the name given to the material that assumes the function of an organ.Knee replacement aims to enable the patient to have a painless moving joint. This surgery is performed under general anesthesia and the operation usually takes around two hours. After knee replacement surgery, which can be performed due to severe arthritis, severe pain and deformity in the knee, the quality of life of the person increases and mobility increases. Patients are usually discharged after 3 days of hospitalization and can resume their routine activities after about 8 weeks.

Hip Replacement Surgery

Hip replacement surgery is replacement of deformed hip joint with a specially prepared prosthesis. Although it is generally applied after middle age, hip replacement surgery can be performed on all individuals who have completed bone development in order to solve problems such as hip dislocation, pain and limping. Hip replacement surgery can be applied after arthritis, rheumatic diseases, hip fractures in advanced ages. The operation can be performed under general or local anesthesia. Patients can begin to walk without support after 3 weeks of the operation and resume light exercises and routine activities after 4 weeks.

Knee Anterior Cruciate Ligament Surgery

There are 4 important ligaments that connect the bones in the knee joint: the anterior cruciate, posterior cruciate, inner lateral and outer lateral ligaments. Anterior cruciate ligament injuries are commonly known as sports injuries. Today, as the number of people interested in sports increases day by day, anterior cruciate ligament injuries have become more common. Stress on the knee due to sudden turning, stopping and changing direction can cause anterior cruciate ligament injury. Sound inside the knee during physical activity, numbness, sudden swelling in the knee, inability to continue the activity are the most prominent symptoms of anterior cruciate ligament injury. During the operation, grafts usually removed from the femur are placed instead of the detached ligament in interior of the knee. Anterior cruciate ligament surgery takes approximately 1.5 hours and the hospital stay is usually two days.

Meniscus Operation

Knee joint is reinforced with cartilaginous menisci. There are two menisci in each knee: internal and external. Menisci distribute the load coming into the knee joint. Meniscus tear can occur for various reasons. Meniscus tear can be observed due to knee rotation, sprain, weight lifting, during sports activities or due to aging. Sound inside the knee, swelling and stiffness in the knee, inability to bend the knee fully are among the symptoms of meniscus tear. In meniscus surgery, the tear of the meniscus can be sutured or the torn part can be removed. Generally, people can resume their routine life 1-2 weeks after surgery.

Orthopedics and Traumatology

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