SAUDI GERMAN HOSPITAL DUBAI
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
- Back pain, Disc problems, Spinal stenosis, Spinal tumors, Infection
- All pediatric injuries
- Congenital problems with hips and feet.
- 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)
- 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
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.
Treatment for ACL tear
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:
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.
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.
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:
Some other causes of ankle pain include:
Ankle Pain Symptoms
Symptoms of ankle pain and injuries can occur suddenly or gradually.
Some symptoms include:
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
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:
Symptoms of Arm Pain
Arm pain symptoms depend on the location, type, and severity.
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:
Arm pain treatment can include physical therapy.
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:
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:
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:
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.