These are some of the common treatment options for knee conditions
Total/ Partial Knee Replacement: This is done by replacing the damaged end of the knee bone using a stem with a metal head which sits on a plastic shell. It is done to replace a knee joint that has been severely affected by arthritis. It can be done to the entire knee or just part of the knee depending on the extent of the damage.
High Tibial Osteotomy: This procedure is done by shifting weight of the damaged side of the knee joint and prolonging the time before one needs knee replacement.
Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement (Resurfacing): This enables surgery to be done to the knee through small incisions which causes less trauma and less recovering time.
These are some of the common treatment options for hip conditions
Hip Arthroscopy: This procedure is a combination of using minimally invasive surgery and a short rehabilitation period. The minimally invasive procedure is done using an arthroscope, which is a thin tool that enables viewing and treatment of joint problems by making small incisions through the skin.
Birmingham Resurfacing: In this procedure, a small part of the bone on the top part of the thighbone is resurfaced using a metal head that is fixed on the thighbone and into a metal socket which is then placed in the joint.
Total Hip Replacement: It is done using a metal head which can either be cemented with special glue to the stem of the thighbone or un-cemented. The hip socket is then replaced with a metallic cup and high- density plastic. Screws are used to connect the thighbone which is un-cemented. This procedure is done for a thighbone that has been affected by arthritis.
Proxima Hip Replacement: This is done through a minimally invasive procedure which begins by shaping the starting point of the thighbone then replacing it with a metal head which sits in a cup fitted into the socket.
These are some of the common treatment options for shoulder conditions
Total or Partial shoulder replacement: This is done by replacing the damaged end of the upper arm bone using a stem with a metal head which sits on a plastic shell. It is done to replace a shoulder joint that has been severely affected by arthritis. It can be done to the entire shoulder or just part of the shoulder depending on the extent of the damage.
Shoulder resurfacing: This entails making the surface of the bony end smooth and removing the diseased part after which a metal cap is shaped to fit into the socket and fixed to the end of the bone.
These are some of the common treatment options for spine conditions
Disc Replacement: It involves implanting an artificial disc into the spine that will act like the normal disc and perform the normal functions of the normal disc.
Keyhole surgery: This is done to treat prolapsed disc in the lower back that presses against a nerve.
Endoscopic spine surgery: This procedure uses small tubular system of micro incisions together with an endoscope that helps in visualization. It is minimally invasive ensuring faster recovery and less pain that open surgery.
These are some of the common treatment options for ankle conditions
Ankle joint Replacement: This procedure is done by making an incision over the front of the ankle, retracting the muscles and moving the tendons and ligaments thereby exposing the ankle joint after which the tibia, talus and fibula are removed, and the remaining part of bones reshaped to fit the artificial prosthesis. It helps to relieve pain and immobility which is caused by ankle arthritis.
These are some of the common treatment options for elbow conditions
Total Elbow Replacement: It is done by making an incision at the back of the elbow which allows for moving of muscles aside to access the bone after which scar tissue is removed and the humerus is prepared to fit the metallic piece that replaces the side of the joint that needs to be replaced.
These are some of the common treatment options for paediatric orthopaedic conditions
Correction of limb deformities using Ilizarov apparatus: This is an external fixation apparatus used in orthopaedic surgery to lengthen or reshape limb bones and to treat complex bone fractures.
Correcting spinal deformities using Non-surgical interventions: This is done by using for example back braces, halo vests or other bracing devices.
These are some other common treatment options
Wrist Replacement: This procedure replaces a damaged wrist joint with a prosthesis (artificial joint).
Hand joint Replacement: This procedure replaces destroyed hand joints with artificial joints.
Fusion of joints: This procedure is used to fuse together two bones that make up the joints that are painful due to arthritis.
Meniscal Repair: This is done using Arthroscopic Meniscal repair anchors after the inner part of the meniscus at the white area is trimmed.