Midlands Orthopaedic Centre

Centre of Excellence

Overview

Midlands Orthopaedic Centre and our partnering specialists ensure that patients with orthopaedic challenges are provided with the best treatment and care, thereby producing sterling outcomes.

Our theatre complex, which includes a lamina-flow theatre, boasts the latest equipment. We have specific, aesthetically-pleasing and well-equipped wards in which our orthopaedic patients are admitted.

Our Unit deals with Major and Minor Bone Surgery, as well as Arthroscopes and Arthroscopic Surgery – among other Orthopaedic Surgery.

Department's Services

In a total hip replacement (also called total hip arthroplasty), the damaged bone and cartilage is removed and replaced with prosthetic components. The surgery is to replace a worn out or damaged hip joint. The surgeon replaces the old joint with an artificial joint (prosthesis). This surgery may be a choice after a hip fracture or for severe pain because of arthritis.

During knee replacement surgery, an orthopaedic surgeon will resurface your damaged knee with artificial components, called implants. There are many different types of implants. The brand and design used by your doctor or hospital depends on many factors.

This is an arthroscopic surgical procedure of the acromion. Generally, it implies removal of a small piece of the surface of the bone that is in contact with a tendon causing, by friction, damage to the tendon. The surgeon may remove small amounts of bone from the underside of the acromion and the acromioclavicular joint.

This most often involves re-attaching the tendon to the head of humerus (upper arm bone). After making one or two very small cuts in your skin, a surgeon will insert a tiny camera called an arthroscope and special, thin tools into your shoulder. These will let the surgeon see which parts of your rotator cuff are damaged and how best to fix them.  A large incision is made in your shoulder, then the shoulder muscle is detached so the surgeon has direct access to your tendon. This is helpful if your tendon or shoulder joint needs to be replaced.

The wound, tissues, and bone must be cleaned out in a surgical procedure as soon as possible. Your doctor will remove all foreign and contaminated material—as well as damaged tissue—from the wound. If the wound is small, your doctor may need to extend it so that he or she can reach all of the affected areas of bone and soft tissue. The wound will then be washed out or irrigated with several litres of saline solution. Once the wound has been cleaned, your doctor will evaluate the fracture and stabilize the bones. The fractured bone must also be stabilized to allow the wound to heal. Open fractures are treated with either internal or external fixation.

The surgeon puts pieces of a broken bone into place using surgery. Screws, plates, sutures, or rods are used to hold the broken bone together. An ORIF is often done as an emergency procedure when a broken bone is in many pieces. It is done to allow the bones to heal together.

The doctor might try gentle manoeuvres to help your bones back into position. Depending on the amount of pain and swelling, you might need a local anaesthetic or even a general anaesthetic before manipulation of your bones. You might need surgery if your doctor can’t move your dislocated bones into their correct positions or if the nearby blood vessels, nerves or ligaments have been damaged. Surgery may also be necessary if you have had recurring dislocations, especially of your shoulder.

A small operation can cut the ligament over the front of the wrist and ease the pressure in the carpal tunnel to give your nerve more space. This usually cures the problem. It is usually done under local anaesthetic. There are two main types of surgery – open and keyhole. Your surgeon will discuss which technique is appropriate for you.

The surgeon sews together the torn ends of the Achilles tendon, and perhaps may also use another tendon or a tendon graft to help with the repair. A plaster cast or brace (orthosis) is needed after the operation.

This is a surgical procedure orthopaedic surgeons use to visualize, diagnose, and treat problems inside a joint. Basically, it translates into “looking within the joint.”

Some procedures involve the insertion / implanting of screws, plates, nails or pins (metalware). On occasion, patients undergo an operation to remove such metalware. Various anaesthetic techniques are possible. The surgeon will usually remove the metalwork through the same cut used to put it in. Small screws or wires can sometimes be hard to find and your surgeon may need to use a larger cut and x-rays. Even larger pieces can be hard to find and remove if they are covered with scar tissue or bone.

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Our Orthopaedic Team

Our patients benefit from the highest quality of medical outcomes, thanks to our dedicated teams of highly-qualified nurses, clinicians and surgeons.