Orhopetics and Traumatology
The Yeditepe University Hospital Orthopedic and Traumatology Department offers personalized treatment from a team of highly trained hand, knee, hip, shoulder, elbow and spine specialists.
Yeditepe University Hospital's multidisciplinary approach aims to combine the skills and techniques of various medical specialties in the Orthopedic and Traumatology Center.
The Hip Surgery unit offers a comprehensive range of options for both adult and pediatric cases. Sporting injuries, congenital hip problems, fractures, prostheses and prosthesis revision are all covered by our specialist physicians and surgeons.
Spinal surgery requires close collaboration between various disciplines, in particular orthopedists and brain surgeons. Congenital progressive spinal deformities, injuries and other severe conditions are treated by trained physicians, surgeons and specialists in physical treatment.
The shoulder is one of the most delicate areas for surgical intervention, especially in the case of more elderly patients. Our team of dedicated specialists is at hand to offer the latest solutions to patients suffering from shoulder problems of all kinds.
HAND AND WRIST SURGERY
Trained specialists at the Yeditepe University Hospital Orthopedics and Traumatology Department offer surgical treatment for a range of painful conditions resulting from injury, fracture and other hand and wrist conditions. This unit also treats conditions and fractures of the forearm and elbow.
FOOT AND ANKLE SURGERY
The diagnosis and treatment of all orthopedic foot and ankle problems subdivided into "Adult", "Pediatric" and "Sporting" sections. The Foot and Ankle Surgery Unit offer treatment for the entire range of conditions affecting the foot and ankle including fractures, ankle prostheses, foot care, walking analysis, and conditions that require the use of insoles.
COMPLEX FOOT SURGERY
- Adults and children with flat feet
- Foot Deformities (Congenital, neurological or rheumatic)
- Diabetic Foot (Charcot foot)
- Problems of the thumb and finger, bone prominences
- Bone Cysts (open or closed applications)
- Small joint arthritis and deformities
- Fallen arches.
- Heel pain
- Ankle Arthroplasty
- Deformity surgery
- Cartilage regeneration and stem cell application techniques (Open or closed applications)
- Arthroscopic cartilage surgery
Arthroscopic and Endoscopic Surgery
- Front and back ankle pain
- Achilles heel and tendon pain
- Achilles heel and new & old injuries in other tendons
- Ligament and cartilage problems
- New and Old Heel Fractures
- New and old fractures of the foot
- New and old fractures of the ankle
- Bone Lengthening
- Deformity Correction
Compressive Disorders and Custom Insoles
- Knee Diseases and Arthroscopy
- Feet and Ankles
- Hands and Wrists
- General Orthopedics
- Pediatric Orthopedics
- Musculoskeletal Tumors
- Shoulder Disorders
KNEE DISEASES AND ARTHROSCOPY
Meniscus implants, transplants and repair are carried out in the knee surgery unit with the most advanced arthroscopic surgical techniques and equipment. In meniscus transplant cases, donor cartilage that has been frozen at –80 degrees is used to replace the damaged meniscus. Ligament collateral ligament and posterior cruciate ligament surgery are also carried out at the unit with high success rates.
Orthopedic and traumatology treatment for knee complaints is also offered at Yeditepe Hospital. Our Hospital Orthopedic and Traumatology department offers personalized treatment from a team of highly trained hand, knee, hip, shoulder, elbow and spine specialists. Yeditepe Hospital’s multidisciplinary approach aims to combine the skills and techniques of various medical specialties in the Orthopedic and Traumatology Center.
Yeditepe University Hospital Shoulder Center is committed to providing patients with innovative approaches to any type of shoulder problem or pain. The Center employs experienced specialists in arthroscopy, reconstructive, and replacement surgery of the shoulder with a wide experience of shoulder problems ranging from total shoulder replacement and shoulder fracture management to rotator cuff repair and shoulder instability.
The Center aims to minimize the impact of shoulder surgery on patients and their lives. Our surgical techniques are often minimally invasive and tailored to each patient individually. Yeditepe University Hospital is committed to decreasing the pain and functional limitations that have been historically associated with shoulder surgery and is dedicated to engaging a wide spectrum of specialists in this unique approach.
HANDS AND WRISTS
Trained specialists at the Yeditepe University Hospital Orthopedics and Traumatology Department offer surgical treatment for a range of painful conditions resulting from injury, fracture, and other hand and wrist conditions. This unit also treats conditions and fractures of the forearm and elbow.
The human hand is an intricate instrument that is both tough and delicate. Its functions of sensations and motion allow us to experience and control the world around us.
One in three industrial or home accidents involves injury to the hand. Many routine hand conditions are treated at Yeditepe University Hospital, including:
The tendons of the thumb and each of the fingers pass through a sheath on the palm side of the hand. Certain diseases and overuse activities can cause a thickening of this sheath. As the tendon passes through a thickened sheath, the tendon eventually becomes irritated and swells. Pain, catching and eventually locking of the finger will occur. Early treatment consists of anti-inflammatory medication or Cortisone injection. If these fail to provide relief, the sheath is opened surgically through a small incision at the base of the finger.
This disorder is a thickening of a ligament in the palm, resulting in nodules on the ligament which, if severe enough, can cause an inability to fully straighten the fingers. The ring and small fingers are the fingers most commonly involved.
The cause of this disorder is unknown. It is seen more commonly in men and is usually found in individuals of northern European extraction.
If deformity is mild and there is no functional loss, no surgery is needed. If, however, there is significant contracture that interferes with full use of the hand, surgical removal of a portion of the ligament is the treatment of choice to improve function and to prevent further deformity.
De Quervain's Tenosynovitis
Tendonitis on the thumb side of the wrist can be a very painful and disabling condition. Simple pinching and twisting activities can be almost impossible. The tendons to the thumb become inflamed as they pass under a ligament and the slightest motion of the wrist can cause pain.
Treatment consists of rest, medication and occasionally the use of a steroid injection. If these treatments do not provide relief over time, the tendons can be surgically released.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common hand problem resulting from pressure on the median nerve at the wrist. Symptoms, which are often worse at night, consist of numbness and/or pain in the wrist and fingers. Eventually there is loss of strength, fine motor control and sensation.