Orthopedic surgery or orthopaedics is the branch of surgery concerned with conditions involving the musculoskeletal system (bones and muscles). Orthopedic surgeons use both surgical and non-surgical means to treat musculoskeletal trauma, sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumors, and congenital conditions.
Our orthopaedic surgeons are trained in all aspects of orthopaedic surgery, however have a special interest in diseases of the knee, hip and foot. They have a wide experience in dealing with sports induced injuries and orthopaedic trauma. Some of the orthopaedic services available at the Specialist Medical Clinic are:
Upper limbs and shoulder:
Common conditions treated by our specialists include Carpal tunnel syndrome, Trigger finger / thumb problems, Ulna nerve entrapment syndromes, Tennis and golfers elbow, Dupuytren's contracture, hand and wrist ganglions.
Common foot problems include Hammer toes, Bunions and painful masses related to some of the nerves in the foot (Morton's neuroma). Many of these conditions can be treated locally in the clinic. More complex procedures requiring general anaesthesia are undertaken by our surgeons in our partner hospitals in Spain.
Our orthopaedic team have specialist interest in degenerative disease and traumatic injury to the knee. At the Specialist Medical Clinic, you will receive a full clinical examination and can arrange for surgery if it is indicated. Procedures currently available through the clinic include, Arthroscopy +/- meniscectomy, meniscal repair, debridement, cartilage transfer, hamstring anterior and posterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Other procedures around the knee include Larson’s lateral collateral ligament reconstruction, high tibial osteotomy, unicondylar Oxford knee replacement and total knee replacement.
Such conditions include nerve entrapment syndromes, chronic bursitis and arthritis of the hip. Surgical procedures include release of the lateral cutaneous nerve of thigh, Distal fascia lata release for chronic trochanteric bursitis and Total hip replacement.
Broken bones or bone trauma
Our orthopaedic surgical team are experienced trauma surgeons. Treatments available at the clinic include the manipulation and casting of limb fractures, open reduction and plate fixation of fractures, intra-medullary long bone fracture fixation, peri-articular fracture fixation and tendon repair (Achilles, Quadriceps, Extensor hand and foot).