ORTHOPAEDICS & TRAUMATOLOGY

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ORTHOPAEDICS & TRAUMATOLOGY

ORTHOPAEDICS & TRAUMATOLOGY

Izmir Ekol Hospitals Orthopaedics and Traumatology Unit provides an effective, reliable and quality service at world standards in order to protect the health of our patients and to examine, inspect, diagnose and treat their diseases with modern technological devices.

Our Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology plans and applies the most appropriate treatment at the scientific level in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal system diseases, in cooperation and solidarity with the other departments in our hospital, by taking advantage of a wide range of technology at our disposal. Patients are informed in detail by our specialist physicians about treatment plans. 

Orthopaedics & Traumatology is a medical studying area that focuses mainly on musculoskeletal disorders, injuries, and problems related to this area. The musculoskeletal system consists of bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, and soft tissues around the whole of our body. This system is mainly responsible for mobility and management of weight, posture, and more. Orthopaedists are surgeons that work in this area, and they often work with physical therapists and other specialists from different studying areas.

Spinal Diseases

Spinal diseases are problems that occur and affect the spine, bones of the spine, spinal cord, and soft tissues around the overall spine. Orthopedics and traumatology work on treatments of these spinal diseases such as:

  • Spinal Stenosis: This disease occurs when the nerves of the spinal canal are suppressed - mainly around the neck or lower back. 
  • Spinal Tumor: These tumors can develop around the spinal column or the spine - may be cancerous or noncancerous.
  • Spinal Cord Injuries: Spinal cord injuries occur when traumatic situations injure the spine such as falls and heavy traumatic damage.

Orthopaedics & Traumatology Applications

Orthopaedics and traumatology have different applications that may differ from patient to patient and the way of the disease & treatment.

  • Spinal Surgeries: The surgeons that specialized in orthopedics treat different conditions such as artificial discs to stabilize the spine.
  • Physical Therapy: Since most orthopedics and traumatology diseases require physical therapy and rehabilitation, these specialists work together with physical therapists.
  • Sports Medicine: These specialists generally work with athletes since most sports require regular orthopedics check-ups and treatments. 

Stem Cell Treatments

Stem cell treatments have become common nowadays, so they also became the part of orthopedics & traumatology area. To sum up, stem cells are special cells that can have self-renew abilities. Because of that, they are so useful in some orthopedics or traumatic diseases since these stem cells can be taken from the patient. They can be used for these diseases’ treatments:

  • Bone Healing
  • Repairs for Tendon & Ligament 
  • Spinal Cord Injuries 

Arthroscopic Surgical And Shoulder Surgery

Arthroscopy is a procedure that helps surgeons to diagnose and treat the problems happening inside the joints. With the help of a medical instrument named an arthroscope, the inside of the joints can be seen by the surgeon. This allows them to diagnose and treat diseases inside.

On the other side, shoulder arthroscopy is used for the same purpose as well - to treat the shoulder diseases such as frozen shoulder disease, to repair the rotator cuff repair, to repair the ligaments, or to remove inflamed tissue or cartilage.

Knee Prosthesis Surgery

Knee prosthesis or knee replacement surgery is a procedure used to treat a knee that is damaged or diseased. It includes the replacement affected knee joint with an artificial joint, which also helps restore the mobility of the patient. It provides a huge part of mobility by being the largest join in our bodies. 

The damages or diseases in the knee can negatively affect the patient’s life, and they may develop due to different causes such as aging, injuries, or other diseases. The surgery is performed under general or regional anesthesia. The affected tissue and bone are removed by the surgeon carefully and the remaining area is prepared for the artificial joint.

Arthroscopic Ankle Surgery

Arthroscopic ankle surgery is a procedure that is used to diagnose and treat problems that affect the ankle joint. With the help of an arthroscope, the inside of the ankle joint can be seen by the doctor. By making small incisions, surgical interventions can be applied.

Arthroscopic ankle surgery is chosen by the surgeon when the ankle joint is not responding to non-surgical treatments such as physical therapy. Diseases such as synovitis, lesions, loose bodies and more can be treated by arthroscopic ankle surgery.

Sportspersons’ Health And Sports Injuries

Sportspersons’, also known as athletes, are people that should be careful about their overall health including their musculoskeletal system to prevent and manage injuries. They need to maintain physical fitness to perform well, especially if they’re artistic figure skaters, ballerinas or ballet, footballers, volleyballers, and more which highly depend on their physical stamina. Therefore, to prevent any accidents or injuries, they should have regular check-ups and need to be aware of sports-related injuries which may stem from overuse in their sporting area.

Nerve Compression Surgery

Nerve compression or decompression surgery is a surgical procedure that is used to relieve pressure on an affected nerve. This disease may occur due to different factors such as genetics, traumatic injuries, inflammation, etc. This surgery aims to relieve and restore the functionality of the nerve.

The surgery starts with a small incision around the affected area. If there are any tumors, affected tissues, and cysts, they need to be removed by the surgeon carefully. The small incision is closed and the post-surgery process starts. Generally, it is supported by physical therapy.

Scoliosis Surgery

Scoliosis surgery is a surgical procedure used to treat abnormal spinal shape. It is generally developed during the childhood or adolescence. The reasons for scoliosis may differ. 

Scoliosis surgery is needed when the abnormality in the curvature is continued and reaches a severe degree such as 40-50 degrees plus. It needs to be treated effectively.

The surgery aims for correcting this abnormal curvature shape, relieve the functions, and restore the spine.

The post-surgery process includes hospital stays which are typically for a week. After the surgery, the patient’s recovery and healing should be supported by physical therapy.

 

OUR DOCTORS

Opr. Dr. Gökhan Toker He finished İzmir Atatürk Highschool in year 1983. He graduated from Ankara University Faculty of Medicine in year 1999 and completed his speciality in İzmir Behçet Uz Children’s Diseases Research and Educational Hospital in the branch of Orthopedics & Traumatology between 1991- 1996. He also studied one year in İzmir Educational and Research Hospital. He worked in Bornova Emergency and Traumatology Hospital between 2007 – 2010 and Bozyaka Educational and Research Hospital. He has experience of 25 years about Hip and Knee prosthesis and their revisions. He is an active member of İzmir Chamber of Doctors and European Hip Society. He has several oral and written presentations in both national and international meetings and he has multiple articles published in national & international magazines. He is married and father of one child. He speaks fluent English.   Special areas of interest: Hip Replacement and Hip Replacement Revision Surgery Knee Replacement and Knee Replacement Revision Surgery Shoulder, Elbow and Ankle Prosthesis Surgery Orthopedic Tumor Surgery Knee Arthroscopy (meniscus tear repairs, anterior-posterior cruciate ligament repair, inner-outer lateral ligament repairs, alignment disorders, cartilage damage and calcification treatment) Arthroscopic treatment of the Elbow and Ankle Problems and Prosthesis Surgery (Knee, Elbow, Shoulder and Hip) Upper and Lower Extremity Trauma Surgery (surgical and non-surgical treatment of fractures and dislocations), Foot and ankle deformity surgeries (hallux valgus, hallux rigidus, morton neuroma, nail surgeries) Nerve Surgeries (carpal-hand, cubital-elbow, tarsal-foot etc.) Sportmen’s Health and Surgeries
Opr. Dr. Mehmet Akdemir He graduated from Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine in 2003. Between 2003-2008, he completed his specialization in Orthopedics and Traumatology at 9 Eylül University Faculty of Medicine. He is an active member of the Izmir Medical Association. He has many oral and written presentations held in international and domestic meetings, and articles published in local and foreign journals. Dr Mehmet Akdemir is married and has 2 children, speaks English very well. Areas of interest: Hip Replacement and Hip Replacement Revision Surgery Knee Replacement and Knee Replacement Revision Surgery Shoulder, Elbow and Ankle Surgery Hand Surgery Knee Arthroscopy (meniscus tear repairs, anterior-posterior cruciate ligament repair, internal-external lateral ligament repair, malalignment, cartilage damage and calcification treatment) Arthroscopic Treatment and Surgery of Elbow and Ankle Problems (Knee, Elbow, Shoulder and Hip) Lower and Upper Extremity Trauma Surgery (surgical and non-surgical treatment of fractures and dislocations), Foot and ankle deformity surgeries (hallux valgus, hallux rigidus, mortone neuroma, nail surgeries) Nerve Entrapment surgeries (carpal-hand, cubital-elbow, tarsal-foot etc.) Sportsmen Health and Sports Surgeries
Opr. Dr. Ruşen Demir He graduated from Bursa Uludag University Faculty of Medicine in 1998. He completed his specialization in Orthopedics and Traumatology at Ankara Training and Research Hospital between 1998-2004. He has 20 years of experience in Hip and Knee Prosthesis and their revisions. He is an active member of the Izmir Chamber of Physicians. He has many oral and written presentations made at international and domestic meetings, and articles published in domestic and foreign journals. Married and father of two children, Opr. Dr. Ruşen Demir has a good command of English. Areas of interest: Hip Replacement and Hip Replacement Revision Surgery Knee Replacement and Knee Replacement Revision Surgery Shoulder, Elbow and Ankle Prosthesis Surgery Orthopedic Tumor Surgery Knee Arthroscopy (meniscus tear repairs, anterior-posterior cruciate ligament repair, internal-external lateral ligament repairs, misalignment, cartilage damage and calcification treatment, PRP applications) Arthroscopic treatment of Elbow and Ankle Problems and Prosthetic Surgery (Knee, Elbow, Shoulder and Hip) Lower and Upper Extremity Trauma Surgery (operative and non-surgical treatment of fractures and dislocations), Foot and ankle deformity surgeries (hallux valgus, hallux rigidus, morton neuroma, nail surgeries) Nerve Compression surgeries (carpal-hand, cubital-elbow, tarsal-foot, etc.) Stem Cell Therapy Prolotherapy Applications Athlete Health and Sports Surgery
Opr. Dr. Serkan Sözkesen He graduated from Dokuz September University Faculty of Medicine in 2007. Between 2010 and 2016, he completed his Orthopedics and Traumatology residency at Izmir Bozyaka Training and Research Hospital. Dec. He has active memberships in Izmir Chamber of Physicians, Hip Arthroplasty Association, TODBIT Association, Pediatric Pediatrics Association, TUSYAD Association and Reconstructive and Microsurgery Association. He has a large number of oral and written presentations made at foreign and domestic meetings, and articles published in domestic and foreign journals. Interests:  Hip Replacement and Hip Replacement Revision Surgery Knee Replacement and Knee Replacement Revision Surgery Shoulder, Elbow and Ankle Surgery Hand Surgery Knee Arthroscopy (meniscus tear repairs, anterior-posterior cruciate ligament repair, internal-external lateral ligament repairs, alignment disorders, cartilage damage and calcification treatment, PRP applications) Arthroscopic treatment and Surgery of Elbow and Ankle Problems (Knee, Elbow, Shoulder and Hip) Lower and Upper Extremity Trauma Surgery (surgical and non-surgical treatment of fractures and dislocations), Foot and ankle deformity surgeries (hallux valgus, hallux rigidus, morton neuroma, nail surgeries) Nerve Compression surgeries (carpal-hand, cubital-elbow, tarsal-foot, etc.) Child Trauma and Pediatric Anomalies Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors Stem Cell Therapy Athlete Health and Sports Surgery Opr, who is married and has 2 children. Dr. Serkan Sözkesen speaks English very well.
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