Injuries of the musculoskeletal system include a wide range of injuries that extends from simple injuries e.g. sprains and fractures to severe and even life threatening injuries. It is extremely important to have a timely and correct diagnosis and of course an appropriate treatment in order to have the desired results for the patient. Training and work in Major Trauma Centers in Greece and Great Britain enable us to deal with any kind of musculoskeletal trauma with absolute credibility and responsibility, utilizing the most advanced techniques and methods.
Orthopedic Residency, Athens General Hospital
Complex Trauma and Pelvic Surgery Fellow
Hip fractures are potentially a life-threatening condition as they usually concern older people. Timely and effective treatment is the only way to succeed in providing a better quality of life for the patient and his family.
Hip fractures are treated in our clinic based on latest international guidelines with the patient being taken to the surgery as soon as possible, while the mobilization starts from day one after the surgery. The aim is to get the patient out of hospital and to help him return to his daily activities. We have adopted the function of a team dealing with the treatment of hip fractures including Medical Doctors, Anesthesiologists, Physiotherapists, Dietitians and the Orthopedic Surgeon who performs the operation and coordinates the entire team. Treatment does not end with surgery and recovery. Every patient undergoes a complete skeletal health analysis and receives appropriate treatment to avoid a new fracture in the future.
Fractures in arms and legs could happen either as a result of injury (falls, car accidents, sports) or osteoporosis or as a result of overuse such as a recurrent motion, for example in athletes. Every fracture is different, and its treatment is determined by the characteristics of the patient (age, health, activity) as well as the fracture itself. Fractures of the limbs can be treated without surgery or surgically where indicated.
Ways of dealing fractures are:
- Splint Plaster Placement
- Adhesive Plaster Placement
- Closed Reduction and Adhesive Plaster Placement
- Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (plate – screws)
- Internal Bone Fixation
- External Bone Fixation
Pelvic fractures are usually a consequence of high energy injuries and they could be extremely severe injuries. Their treatment is particularly demanding, and it requires a fully coordinated team with knowledge of the subject.