Orthopedics

Orthopedics

Procedures

  • Back surgery

    • Decompressive lumbar laminectomy

      €2000–€7000
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      Decompressive lumbar laminectomy is a surgical procedure to treat lumbar radiculopathy, lumbar disc herniation and spinal stenosis. The operation is undertaken to relieve the pressure on the spinal canal, free the compressed (impinged) nerve root and restore the integrity of the vertebral column. This procedure is indicated in cases of chronic (that is, permanent) back pain that is resistant to conservative treatment (drugs and physiotherapy), and makes walking difficult or causes weakness and numbness in legs. In addition, impingement of spinal nerves may cause problems with urinating or defecating – if that is the case, immediate operative treatment is indicated. The patient may stand up from the bed in the evening of the first post-operative day already, however, it is not advisable to return to work before 4–6 weeks, depending on the nature of the work.

  • Reception

    • Orthopaedic surgeon’s consultation

      €25–€132
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      An orthopaedic surgeon specializes on diagnosing, monitoring and treating chronic and acute diseases of the human skeletal system and associated structures (bones, joints, ligaments, tendons and muscles). During the first appointment, the orthopaedic surgeon usually examines the patient and prescribes necessary tests and analyses. This doctor can also give advice about the prevention of bone and joint disorders and plan subsequent treatment.