Orthopedic surgery and orthopedics (Orthopedic surgery, also known as orthopedy surgery) is the branch of surgery concerned with conditions involving the musculoskeletal system. Orthopedic surgeons use both surgical and nonsurgical means to treat musculoskeletal trauma, spine diseases, sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumors, and congenital disorders.
Our Orthopedic team is specialized in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves (musculoskeletal system). Subspecialties within the department include adult reconstruction, pediatrics, sports, trauma, spine, foot, hand, shoulder, elbow, and orthopedic oncology.
Our orthopedic surgeons in Turkey are specialized in all areas of orthopedics, including:
- Joint replacement (adult reconstruction, revision, and replacement)
- Fracture care and trauma
- Hand surgery
- Shoulder surgery
- Microvascular procedures, such as nerve repair and nerve and muscle grafts
- Foot and ankle injuries
- Spine disorders
- Pediatric orthopedic conditions
- Limb deformity
- Tumor surgery for bone and soft tissue cancer
At Tefac clinics, we offer other treatment options, such as arthroscopic shoulder and knee joint treatments (in case they better suit the medical case and orthopedic problem of the patient)
Arthroscopy is minimally invasive surgery procedure performed with the arthroscope – form of the endoscope driven into the joint through a microincision for curing or getting diagnosis on joint damage or orthopedic disorders. Advantages include:
- Short stay at the hospital (1–4 days);
- Fast examination – 30 – 60 minutes;
- Reliable accurate diagnostics;
- Minimally invasive – insignificant damage to the tissues;
- Shortened rehabilitation period.
Arthroscopic surgery is preferred to traditional open surgery for the joint is not completely exposed. Instead, arthroscopic surgery involves making only two small incisions – one for the arthroscope and another for the surgical instruments. This reduces the recovery time after the surgery and increases the likelihood of success, as the damage to the connective tissues is significantly reduced compared to open surgery. Arthroscopy is commonly performed on joints such as the knee, shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, ankle, and foot.