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