Traumatic orthopedist deals with the treatment of locomotor system diseases and injuries. Our Centre comprises the following directions:
Conservative (day-patient) orthopedics – consultations, examinations and non-operative treatment of chronic joint and bone diseases (osteoarthrosis, bursitis, synovitis, tenoplasty). During the primary examination, orthopedist estimates patients complaints, the submitted investigational findings, performs the range of function tests; X-ray examination, laboratory investigations, ultrasound investigation may be prescribed for diagnosis specification, complex cases may require the performance of magnetic resonance or computer tomography. Diagnostic findings make it possible to establish correct diagnosis, to choose the relevant treatment modality, to relieve patient from pain, enhance joint functions and the quality of life.
The most common cause of resorting to orthopedist involves major joint osteoarthrosis – for instance — knee (gonarthrosis), coxofemoral (coxarthrosis) etc.
The initial stage of osteoarthrosis requires the combination of medicated and non-drug treatment techniques — recommended weight loss, daily therapeutic exercises, wearing of orthopedic footwear and medical individualized inner sole. In the absence of effect, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and physiotherapy are prescribed.
The alternative option represents hyaluronic acid injections in joint cavity, which can normalize the content and characteristics of joint fluid and have the number of clinical effects
- The drugs restore viscous elastic and protective characteristics of joint fluid;
- Relieve pain syndrome; Increase joint flexibility;
Upon the inefficiency of conservative methods, there can be performed minimally invasive surgical treatment.
Arthroscopy — is one of the methods for joint diagnostics and treatment, which makes it possible to obtain precise information of the joint status and to perform the required therapeutic procedures through the minimum 1 mm incisions. Arthroscopy enables to perform the comprehensive examination of joint cavity, which is often impossible within the performance of conventional open operation, to remove the damaged parts of meniscus or worn joint tissues. Arthroscopy is characterized by the following advantages:
- Minimum postoperative hospital stay;
- Reduction of disability period to 1-2 weeks; the patient can walk in several hours after the operation
- Excellent cosmetic effect, as there is almost no scars after arthroscopy.
Indications for knee joint:
- meniscus injury;
- articular cartilage injury and/or disease;
- fat body injury and/or disease;
- cruciate ligament damage
- inflammatory diseases of synovial membrane;
- floating patella;
- osteoarthrosis (gonarthrosis)
- rheumatoid arthritis
- previous operations;
- the presence of indefinite loose bodies in joint cavity;
- diagnostics and treatment of synovitis;
- vague complaints after previously performed surgical interventions on knee joint
At RADC, traumatic orthopedist conducts advisory reception of patients at the age of 18 and above. Based on the results of performed investigations you receive the medical report (printed version) with treatment recommendations, the application of orthopedic tools and life style modification.