The Orthopaedic department at SGH Dubai has traditionally been its strongest among other specialties. We have highly qualified and western trained staff to deal with any bone or joint problem and further rehabilitation. We are sure that once you visit us, you will never look back or consider another hospital for your Orthopedic needs. All types of trauma and fractures including spinal trauma, sports injuries including knee, ankle, shoulder and other joints problems are taken care of


Joint Replacements Center

  • Knee replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement (TKR)
  • Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty (UKA)
  • Patellofemoral Joint Replacement
  • Total Hip Replacement Surgery (THR)
  • Shoulder Replacement Surgery

Spine Center

  • Back pain, Disc problems, Spinal stenosis, Spinal tumors, Infection

Pediatric Orthopedics

  • All pediatric injuries
  • Congenital problems with hips and feet.

Arthroscopic Surgery

  • Knee (meniscal tears, ligament reconstruction, synovial debridement).
  • Shoulder (recurrent dislocation of the shoulder, rotator cuff tears, biceps tendon problems).
  • Ankle(osteochondritis, footballers ankle).
  • Hip joint( hip impingement syndrome)

Hand Surgery

  • Microscopic nerve repair/ traumatic and birth brachial plexus injuries.
  • Congenital anomalies of the hand.
  • Traumatic and non-traumatic hand anomalies.
  • Tendon repairs and reconstruction.
  • Ligament repair and reconstruction.

What is an ACL tear?
An ACL tear caused due to the over-stretching or tear of the anterior cruciate ligament in the knee. It is one of the most common knee injuries and it often happens during sports that involve sudden stops, jumps or changes in direction.
Signs and symptoms of an ACL injury

  • Crumpling feeling in the leg
  • Popping sound in the knee
  • Swelling
  • Severe pain and inability to continue activity
  • Loss of range of motion
  • Feeling unstable when standing or putting weight-bearing pressure on the knee
  • Talk to your doctor immediately if you have above symptoms of an ACL tear.

    Diagnosing an ACL tear
    Your doctor will compare your injured knee to the uninjured knee. Your doctor may move the knee in different positions to assess range of motion and function.

  • X-rays can be done to rule out a bone fracture.
  • MRI can show the ACL injury and other damaged tissues.
  • Ultrasounds are used to see internal structures, such as injuries in the muscles of the knee, ligaments, and tendons.
  • Treatment for ACL tear
    First aid
    After an ACL tear, immediate first aid care can decrease pain and swelling. Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation (RICE) should be followed promptly. Treatment for ACL tears include rest and rehabilitation exercises to rebuild strength and stability of the knee. A patient may need to wear a knee brace and/or use crutches to avoid weight bearing on the knee.

    ACL reconstruction surgery and rehabilitation
    ACL reconstruction surgery involves removing damaged ligament and replacing it with a piece of tendon to connect muscle to bone. After ACL surgery an intense physical rehabilitation program can generally restore strength and stability of the knee. Surgery will be performed if:

  • Multiple ligament or cartilage in the knee has been injured.
  • The person is an athlete and wants to continue playing sports.
  • The injured person is young and active.
  • The injury causes knee to buckle during daily activity.
  • ACL tear Prevention
    Reduce the risk of injury
    There are steps that can be taken to reduce the risk of suffering from a knee injury, as well as other sports injuries.

  • Learn proper techniques specific to what sport or activity is being performed.
  • Warm up before sports/activities.
  • Incorporate stretching into your routine.
  • Use strength training to make muscles stronger.
  • Learn to jump and land properly.
  • Rest as needed.
  • Stop playing at any point you start to feel pain.
  • The ankle pain or ankle injury caused due to Arthritis, nerve damage and twisting or other injury to the ankle. A weak or injured ankle can lead to more accidents and injuries. Your doctor will evaluate your ankle pain, treat ankle problems, and also help to develop a prevention plan to stop future ankle injuries.

    What are ankle injuries?
    Ankle pain can result from a direct injury to any of the ankle bones, ligaments or tendons. It can also be caused by a medical condition, such as arthritis, gout, or an infection.

  • Ankle injuries include sprains and fractures. A sprain is an injury to the ligaments.
  • A fracture is a break in a bone.
  • Other parts of the ankle such as tendons, which join muscles to bone, and cartilage, which cushions your joints can also get injured.
  • Causes of ankle pain and injury
    Ankle pain and ankle injuries can be caused by direct injuries or medical conditions. Ankle sprains and fractures are common sports injuries.
    Ankle injuries can be caused by:

  • Tripping or falling
  • Landing improperly after a jump
  • Walking or running on uneven surfaces
  • Sudden impact
  • Twisting or rotating the ankle
  • Some other causes of ankle pain include:

  • Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Nerve damage
  • Blocked blood vessels
  • Infection in the joint
  • Damage or swelling of tendons or cartilage
  • Infection in the ankle joint
  • Ankle Pain Symptoms
    Symptoms of ankle pain and injuries can occur suddenly or gradually.
    Some symptoms include:

  • Ankle swelling
  • Numbness or tingling
  • Instability
  • Burning pain
  • Inability to bear weight on the affected ankle
  • Stiffness
  • Weakness
  • Ankle Pain and Injury Diagnosis
    Ankle pain and injury may be diagnosed with X-rays.
    To diagnose ankle pain or an ankle injury, your doctor will examine the ankle visually and by moving the ankle to evaluate pain and swelling.
    An X-ray may be ordered to determine if any bones are broken and an MRI may be ordered to show more detail about the injury. If there is suspicion for a medical cause of ankle pain further testing may be required such as sampling some fluid from the ankle joint for testing.

    Treatment for Ankle pain & Injury
    Treatment depends on the injury type and severity

  • Immobilization using a cast or splint
  • Oral or injected anti-inflammatory drugs to reduce pain
  • Physical therapy for range of motion, strength, and balance
  • A brace to provide support during activities
  • Surgery to repair the tendon or tendons and sometimes to repair the supporting structures of the foot.
  • Arm pain can make it difficult to carry on with daily activity without discomfort and inconvenience. Experts at SGH Dubai provides dedicated diagnosing and treatment for the arm pain so that they can relieve pain as quickly as possible and return to daily activities.

    What is arm pain?
    Arm pain can be caused by a wide variety of problems, varying from joint injuries to compressed nerves. Depending on the cause, arm pain can start suddenly or develop over time. Arm pain can be experienced anywhere throughout the arm, and it can include pain in the wrist, elbow, and shoulder. Depending on the cause, the pain may start suddenly, go away or it may increase gradually.

    Causes for Arm pain
    Arm pain can result from abnormalities or injury of the skin, nerves, bones, joints, blood vessels, and soft tissues. Some causes of arm pain include:

  • Broken bone
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Dislocated joint
  • Pinched nerve
  • Arthritis
  • Rotator cuff injury
  • Sprain or strain
  • Tendinitis
  • Symptoms of Arm Pain
    Arm pain symptoms depend on the location, type, and severity.

  • Arm redness
  • Pain
  • Stiffness
  • Swelling
  • Swollen lymph nodes under the arm
  • Tingling
  • Numbness
  • Sharp pain
  • Muscle weakness
  • Bruising
  • Visible deformity
  • Difficulty moving the arm
  • Sometimes arm pain or weakness is a symptom of a serious problem with the heart, nerves, or brain.
    Diagnosis for Arm Pain
    Arm pain diagnosis may include X-rays, blood tests
    In order to implement proper treatment, the doctor will first diagnose the underlying cause of arm pain. A medical history and physical exam will be conducted to find out your activities, potential injuries, and symptoms. Some methods of diagnosis include:

  • Performing specific motions to evaluate your range of motion to identify the location and cause of potential injuries or pain.
  • Blood tests
  • X-rays to help diagnose broken or fractured bones.
  • If your doctor thinks your arm pain is associated with potential heart complications, tests may be ordered to see how your heart is working and to evaluate the blood flow through your heart.
  • Ultrasounds to detect problems with joints, ligaments, and tendons.
  • MRIs and CT scans to get a more detailed image of soft tissue and bones.
  • Arm pain treatment can include physical therapy.

  • Prescription medicine
  • Anti-inflammatory medications
  • Physical therapy for arm strength and improve motion.
  • Surgery in severe cases of arm pain
  • Arm pain prevention can include stretching, exercise.
    All arm pain can be avoided, there are some preventative measures that can be taken to reduce the risk of arm pain altogether. Some steps to prevent arm pain are:

  • Stretch regularly before exercise and sports
  • Practice the correct form for the exercises you’re performing to prevent injury
  • Wear protective equipment while playing sports
  • Engage in physical activity daily
  • Lift objects carefully and with proper form.
  • Hip replacement is a major surgery that needs a comprehensive evaluation by an orthopedic surgeon. The doctor will evaluate to decide whether you need hip replacement:

  • Medical history, including overall health, the extent of your hip pain and how it affects your ability to perform everyday activities.
  • Physical examination to assess hip mobility, strength and alignment.
  • X-rays to determine damage or deformity in your hip.
  • Other tests such as MRI to determine the condition of the bone and soft tissues of your hip.
  • Anterolateral total hip replacement
    Anterolateral total hip replacement is a minimally invasive procedure performed through a small incision on the side of the hip. The muscles and tendons are not disturbed, so the prosthetic joint is likely to remain in place during the recovery process.
    Patients who have had anterolateral hip replacement do not have the same movement restrictions as those who have had a posterior total hip replacement.
    This procedure typically results in less pain and earlier discharge.

    Posterior hip replacement
    A posterior hip replacement is a traditional approach that accesses the diseased hip joint, removes, and resurfaces the arthritic bone and implants the replacement joint. A prosthetic joint is specially selected by the surgeon.

    Hip replacement surgery risks
    As with any surgery, hip replacement has risks. The major risks for this procedure are associated with:

  • Complications with anesthesia
  • Stress related to surgery.
  • Infection
  • Fracture
  • Blood clots in the legs
  • Leg swelling
  • Stiffness
  • Unequal leg-length
  • Nerve or artery damage
  • Dislocation
  • Talk to your doctor, if you are experiencing any discomfort, pain or any uneasiness after surgery.

    Hip replacement recovery
    After a hip replacement, physiotherapy therapy will start as soon as possible. The physiotherapist will help you to walk and give you a series of exercises to do in bed. You will be given safety instructions and tips for making your daily routines easier when you return home.
    The doctor will prescribe pain medication. The team will explain the specific instructions for taking your medication. Based on your progress, the surgeon may prescribe outpatient physical therapy. Physical therapy services can be arranged at your home if your surgeon feels it is appropriate.
    Consult your doctor before returning to daily activity such as work, driving, and exercising. Ask about the use of medication and other procedures after your surgery.

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