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Useful Information for the patient

On this page, you will find useful information on the most common pathological conditions per area and instructions for conservative or surgical rehabilitation based on modern orthopedic techniques. If you are going to have an arthroscopy or arthroplasty of the shoulder, knee or hip, read the instructions in the "Surgical Procedures" menu and your questions will be answered.


QUESTION: Why should I have an arthroscopy?

ANSWER: Arthroscopy is performed for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. Provides the doctor and the patient with all the information and answers, depicting the true picture of the inside of a joint (clear view of the inside of a joint). After the specialized clinical examination, and the laboratory examination (plain X-rays - X-ray - MRI) the doctor has the information needed for the joint problem and must suggest arthroscopic rehabilitation when possible. The development in recent years of arthroscopic tools and arthroscopic techniques, allows us to successfully deal with most pathological conditions of the joints. Injuries to the menisci and cruciate ligaments in the knee as well as cartilaginous injuries of the thigh and tibia, ruptures of ligaments and tendons such as the tendon of the rotator cuff muscle in the shoulder, free osteochondral fragments in all major articular joints and even joints can be identified and treated arthroscopically.


QUESTION: When should I consider the solution of total arthroplasty?

ANSWER: If the problem in the joint of your hip, knee or shoulder can not be treated with conservative means (medication - physiotherapy) or with less invasive means (infusions - arthroscopy) you should be informed and prepare for the replacement of the patient. your joint, ie for total arthroplasty . Arthroplasty is a great operation that aims to relieve your pain and return you to almost all daily activities. The preparation of the patient for the arthroplasty operation is very important. Before being admitted to the hospital, the patient should be fully informed about both the operation and the immediate postoperative period in the hospital and at home.

... To transmit the rules of ethics, oral teaching and all other medical knowledge to my sons, to my teacher's sons and to the enrolled students who took the medical oath, but to no one else. I will use therapy to help patients in my strength and judgment, but never to hurt or wrong. I will not give deadly medicine to anyone who asks me for it, nor will I make such a suggestion. Likewise, I will not trust a pregnant woman who causes an abortion. I will keep my life and my art pure and undefiled. I will not use a scalpel even for those who suffer from lithiasis, but I will give this work to the art experts ...

Excerpt from the Oath of Hippocrates in Modern Greek

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