Hospital Mediterráneo

Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery

  • Total hip replacement

    DEFINITION:

    Total hip replacement consists of replacing a hip joint that has been damaged by osteoarthrosis, rheumatoid arthritis, fractures, etc.

    Hip joint replacement is one of the most usual and successful procedures. 

    DESCRIPTION:

    The surgery replaces the two elements of the joint, the femoral head and the acetabulum.

     The procedure usually lasts about one hour and requires about 4 days of hospitalisation. 

  • Total Knee Replacement

    DEFINITION:

    A total knee replacement consists of replacing a damaged knee joint with a prosthesis that will allow the patient to improve their quality of life. It is a very common procedure with a high success rate.

    DESCRIPTION:

    During surgery, the damaged cartilage and bone of the knee joint are removed. Then, the prosthesis is placed in the femur, tibia and / or the back of the kneecap.

    The procedure can be performed under general anesthesia or local anesthesia and sedation. It usually lasts about an hour and requires hospitalization about 4 days.

  • Shoulder arthroscopy - Rotator cuff tears of the shoulder

    DEFINITION:

    Rotator cuff tears of the shoulder are treated by shoulder arthroscopy. It is a surgery that repairs the damage caused by trauma or overuse in cartilage, bones, tendons and ligaments around the shoulder joint. This surgery improves the mobility and decreases the pain of the patients.

    DESCRIPTION:

    The surgeon uses a tiny camera called an arthroscope to examine the tissues and make small incisions to repair the damage.

  • Bunion deformity

    DEFINITION:

    A bunion is a painful bony prominence caused by the deviation of the big toe toward the second toe, causing the appearance of a lump and progressive deformity of the other fingers.

    This problem can be solved with a simple corrective surgery.

    DESCRIPTION:

    The corrective surgery can be an open surgery or a minimally invasive surgery, where the incisions are smaller but is not suitable in all cases.

    The surgeon makes some cuts in the bone to correct the deformities. Sometimes screws or staples are needed to fix the bones in the correct place. 

  • Meniscectomy (with or without synovectomy)

    DEFINITION:

    The most common meniscal injury is the meniscal tear, which is treated by knee arthroscopy. The arthroscopic meniscal injury repair or meniscectomy eliminates pain and improves mobility of patients.

    DESCRIPTION:

    The surgeon makes two small incisions around the knee to insert the instruments needed and repair the damaged meniscus.

    Knee arthroscopy is always made in the operating theatre, but patients can go home after a few hours. It generally takes less than one hour and local anaesthesia is the most used.

    BEFORE THE PROCEDURE

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