NMC Orthocare Centre – Providing Quality Treatment of Orthopaedic Conditions
The NMC orthopaedic centre is committed to providing exceptional patient experience in dealing with a range of orthopaedic conditions to improve patients’ quality of life, range of motion and mobility.
This is made possible by the state-of-the-art orthopaedic technology and the experienced team of specialists dedicated to offering high quality treatment to patients from all over the world.
The centre’s team of highly experienced orthopaedic specialists are dedicated to offer the best services to patients with a wide range of orthopaedic, spine and joint conditions.
Orthopaedic Conditions Treated at NMC Orthocare Centre
The NMC orthopaedic centre offers treatment for a range of orthopaedic conditions, from head to toe. Some of the conditions treated are categorised as follows:
The treatments offered at NMC Orthocare Centres include a range of advanced treatments for orthopaedic conditions, such as:
This involves the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation as well as prevention of injuries and diseases of the musculoskeletal system. Treatments offered include:
• Aspiration: To drain the fluid from the cysts
• Surgery: To remove ganglion cyst if it becomes painful or causes numbness to your finger or hand limiting your activity.
• Medial Epicondylectomy: Surgery to remove the medial epicondyle and enable the ulnar nerve to glide smoothly when the elbow is flexed.
• Ulnar Nerve Transposition: This surgery involves creating a new tunnel in front of the medial epicondyle and moving the ulnar nerve to the new tunnel.
• Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery: It is done by dissecting the transverse carpal ligament so as to release pressure on the median nerve and enlarge the carpal tunnel.
• Surgery to open the tendon sheath and allow more room for the movement of the tendon.
This treatment is done to repair or replace the damaged parts or an entire joint using artificial parts called implants or prostheses. These treatments for joint replacement include:
• Total Knee and Hip Replacement: This procedure is done to replace an arthritic or injured knee or hip with artificial metal or plastic prostheses.
• Hip Resurfacing: Also known as bone conservation, it involves replacing the hip socket and resurfacing the femoral head with metal component thereby sparing the femoral canal.
• Uni Condylar Knee Replacement: Replacing a part of the knee joint through a small incision that in a total knee replacement procedure.
This involves using an arthroscope to diagnose and treat damaged joints and surrounding soft tissues. The procedure involves injecting an arthroscope, through a small incision, into the joint enabling the surgeon to see the inside of the injured joint. This treatment is used in performing;
• Knee and shoulder replacement: Replacing the entire knee or shoulder that has been affected by arthritis or has been injured.
• Arthroscopic wrist surgery: It allows a doctor to diagnose and treat wrist disorders by looking into the wrist using an arthroscope.
• Treating rotator cuff tear: This is a group of tendons in the shoulder that provide support and enable a wide range of motion. Arthroscopy helps in treating injury to the rotator cuff.
Spinal surgery such as:
• Laminectomy: The removal of bony arches over the spinal cord in order to decrease pressure on the spinal nerves.
• Discectomy: Removes part of the intervertebral disc that is applying pressure on the nerve.
• Foraminotomy: Done to enlarge the openings from which nerve roots emerge.
• Osteophyte: Used to remove the bony projections that cause pinched nerves.
• Corpectomy: This surgery is done to remove the vertebral body and its disc.
• Spinal Fusion: This procedure involves the permanent fusion of two or more vertebrae.
• Vertebroplasty or Kyphoplasty: A procedure used to treat injured or collapsed vertebral column by inflating a small balloon into the vertebral space so as to lift the vertebra. The space is then filled with an acrylic mixture hardening and stabilizing the vertebra.
Treatment of Spinal Tumours
NMC’s Orthocare Centre treats spinal tumours using:
• Surgery: This is done to remove a tumour that is confined to one portion of the spine.
• Radiation therapy: The use of high-energy beams which are directed to the tumour to kill the cancer cells leading to the formation of the tumour.
• Chemotherapy: Using a combination of anti-cancer drugs to destroy the cancer cells; shrinking the tumour and preventing the cancer from spreading.
The NMC Hospital has won several awards including: