Orthopedics deals primarily with the treatment and rehabilitation of disorders and diseases associated with the musculoskeletal system and its accompanying support systems. An integral part of this specialization includes treating injuries.
Orthopaedic care at Canadian Medical
At Canadian Medical, we offer both outpatient and inpatient orthopaedic services. In the case of less severe disorders of the musculoskeletal system, outpatient treatment is sufficient. In more severe cases, a surgical procedure is carried as a single-day surgery which is carried out by top orthopaedists at our modern facility at the WALTER clinic.
Further orthopaedic care offered to our clients includes podology counseling (podiatry).
Superior healthcare offered by our orthopaedic team includes:
- Comprehensive treatment of the musculoskeletal system - the joints, spine, muscles, muscle tendons and ligaments in acute and chronic conditions.
- Consultation of x-ray and ultrasound, MRI and CT (computed tomography) imagery.
- Consultation of planned orthopaedic surgical procedures.
- Orthopaedic surgical procedure including appropriate choice of anaesthesia.
- Preventive physical and ultrasound examination of the hip joints of newborns.
- Intra-articular and non-articular injection of medical solutions.
- Subsequent post-surgery and post-traumatic care with rehabilitation.
Most commonly performed orthopaedic surgery procedures:
- Arthroscopy of the knee joint
- Arthroscopy of the ankle joint
- Arthroscopy of the shoulder joint
- Hallux valgus surgery (bunions)
- Toe deformity and foot arch/instep pain surgery
- Hallux rigidus surgery (hallux limitus, stiff big toe)
- Ankle joint instability
What problems do adult patients most commonly visit us with?
- Primarily leg pain – when walking, when stepping down and when lifting the leg.
- Deformities of the leg associated with leg pain, such as bunions (hallux valgus), forefoot pain, bone growths and flat feet.
- Pain of the shoulders, elbows and wrists.
What problems do children most commonly visit us with?
- Preventive examination of the correct positioning of the hips in order to detect congenital hip dysplasia - the first examination is carried out immediately after birth at the birth ward, followed by 2-3 ultrasound examinations at the orthopedic practice (within the first three weeks of the child's age, between the 6th and 8th week and if required, after the 12th month).
- Flat feet in children - affects the entire musculoskeletal system. A slightly collapsed foot arch can be treated in an outpatient practice. More sever deformities are best treated surgically.
More information can be found in our article: Flat feet in children can affect the entire body stance