The knee, shoulder, elbow, ankle and foot are body parts that we tend to ignore.
We become aware of their importance usually after an injury. The only thing we want to know at that point is whether we have reliable and strong support, how quickly we will recover and when we will return to our daily activities.
The Etela Medical Centre is a health care provider distinguished for its responsible approach that each patient has recognized. We provide diagnostic services; treat illnesses, disorders or injuries of the musculoskeletal system. Since all our patients want to „stand on their feet” as soon as possible after surgery, we use the least invasive procedures which enable small incisions and leave small scars, cause less pain and significantly speed up recovery.
However, thanks to modern orthopaedic methods which are used in the Etela Polyclinic, major shoulder injuries can also be treated successfully in several stages with a fast and safe recovery, leaving barely visible scars.
Thanks to minimally invasive surgery, treating wrist and hand injuries is possible without the traditional open incisions. Arthroscopic methods are applied for treating the carpal tunnel syndrome, removing loose bodies in joints and for treating joint ligament injuries. The advantages of this approach are reduced risk and faster recovery.
The most frequent cause of problems in the hip area is progressive degenerative disease of joint cartilage called arthrosis or osteoarthritis of the hip joint. In the Etela, we perform arthroscopic operations which can postpone the need for hip replacement for some time. Through several smaller incisions, it is possible to repair the damaged cartilage surface, increase the range of motion in the joint and also partially treat labrum or „hip meniscus“ disease. If the joint is affected by degenerative process too much, we replace the damaged hip joint with the most modern implant according to the needs of each of our patient using minimally invasive operative techniques. The procedure is characterized by small incisions and minimal damage to structures surrounding the hip joint resulting in less postoperative pain and quick recovery.
Knee injuries can be divided into sprains and strains as well as injuries of more important parts such as meniscus and ligaments. The former fall into the category of simpler injuries and it is enough to treat them using physical therapy methods while in more serious injuries, an operation is usually necessary. Thanks to modern orthopaedic methods which are used in the Etela Polyclinic, even with the most complicated injuries, a fast recovery is possible and the patient can return to everyday activities very quickly feeling minimal pain.
In case of degenerative problems we perform a range of operations in the knee area, from osteotomies (procedures which correct the misalignment of lower extremities), replacements of only a part of the knee (internal or external part or part of the knee which constitutes the joint with patella) to total knee replacements. The knee joint replacements that we perform include minimally invasive methods what enables our patients full weight bearing and removing the crutches as early as 10 to 15 days after surgery and maximum mobility of the replaced knee.
It should be pointed out that in case of sprains and ligament injuries it is sufficient to immobilize the joint functionally using an ankle brace and carry out physical therapy until the patient fully recovers. In case of more serious injuries such as ligament reconstruction or degenerative changes in the ankle joint, an operative treatment is necessary. Thanks to arthroscopic techniques used in the Etela Medical Centre, a very fast recovery after surgery is possible even in case of more serious injuries or diseases. The patient is able to return both to everyday activities and top level sports activities.
Persistent wearing of uncomfortable, usually tight shoes which puts pressure on the toes and puts them into an unnatural position causes the great toe to turn towards the outer side of the foot which is medically termed Hallux valgus deformation. Orthopaedic surgery uses different kinds of operative procedures for treating this deformity but thanks to the methods used in the Etela Medical Centre a very fast recovery and return to daily activities is possible. For example, after our outpatient hallux valgus correction surgery (without having to stay at our clinic) we stimulate patients to walk wearing special shoes as early as the first post-operative day.
- Specialist examinations and ultrasound diagnostics
- Treating musculoskeletal diseases and injuries
- Pediatric orthopaedics, children’s hip ultrasound
- Operative procedures
- Arthroscopic knee surgery
- Arthroscopic shoulder surgery
- Arthroscopic elbow surgery
- Arthroscopic ankle surgery
- Corrective osteotomies in the knee area
- Total and partial shoulder, elbow, knee, hip and ankle joint replacements
- Corrective foot surgery – hallux valgus
- Treatment and transplantation of cartilage
- Operations after injury or fracture