Orthopedics

Procedures

  • 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.

  • Arthroscopy

    • Ankle arthroscopy

      €1200–€2959
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      Ankle arthroscopy is a minimally invasive operation of the ankle joint, performed via small (ca 5 mm long) incisions in the joint region. The camera-assisted arthroscope is equipped with special instruments for diagnosing cartilage damage and performing intra-articular treatment procedures, such as removal of osteophytes (bony lumps or bone spurs), resection of soft tissues and removal of a loose body (incl. pieces of bone and cartilage). The operation can be performed under general anesthesia, but also under regional anesthesia in a day surgery unit. Indications for the procedure include chronic ankle pain, synovitis (inflammation of the joint capsule), impingement syndrome and loose bodies in the joint cavity.

    • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction

      €954–€5400
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      Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction is a surgical procedure and the only treatment option for a torn anterior cruciate ligament. The operation, which is usually arthroscopic, is performed by means of a camera-assisted arthroscope equipped with special instruments. Small (ca 5 mm long) incisions are made in the knee joint region. During the procedure, the torn ligament is replaced with the patient’s own or a donor’s tendon, because the torn ligament cannot be sutured back together. Another name for this procedure is tendoplasty.

    • Arthroscopic meniscal resection

      €452–€2330
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      Arthroscopic meniscal resection is a minimally invasive knee joint operation whereby the torn part of the meniscus is removed. For the arthroscopic surgery, small (ca 5 mm long) incisions are made in the anterior part of the knee joint. A camera-assisted arthroscope is used to visualize the inside of the joint. The damaged part of the meniscus is then removed with special instruments. In younger patients it is possible to restore the integrity of the meniscus by suturing it with a special thread. General anesthesia is used for the operation, but it can also be performed under spinal anesthesia in a day surgery unit.

    • Artrhoscopic capsular release for frozen shoulder

      €1800–€4880
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      Artrhoscopic capsular release or arthroscopy with resection is a surgical procedure for releasing the shoulder capsule to improve the mobility of the shoulder and alleviate pain. Usually this operation is used for the treatment of frozen shoulder syndrome. Like other arthroscopic procedures, this surgery is also minimally invasive, performed via small (ca 5 mm long) incisions made in the shoulder joint region. By means of a camera-assisted arthroscope, equipped with special instruments, the shoulder capsule is released by cutting through and removing the thickened and inflamed ligaments that inhibit joint mobility.

    • Diagnostic knee arthroscopy (excl. meniscus, resection, loose body)

      €544–€2932
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      Diagnostic arthroscopy is a minimally invasive intra-articular procedure performed via small (ca 5 mm long) incisions to specify the diagnosis of the joint disease. A camera-assisted arthroscope is used to visualize the inside of the joint and evaluate the condition and damage of the knee. If necessary, the diagnostic arthroscopy can immediately be followed by a surgical treatment procedure.

    • Hip arthroscopy

      €5200–€5467
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      Hip arthroscopy is a surgical minimally invasive intra-articular procedure, performed via small (ca 5 mm long) incisions in the hip joint region. The camera-assisted arthroscope is equipped with special instruments for diagnosing joint structure damage and performing immediate treatment procedures like removing a loose body from the joint cavity or repairing cartilage injuries. For the operation, either general or regional anesthesia is used. After the arthroscopic surgery the patient must keep lying down for 24 hours. Indications for the procedure include tears in the hip joint structures, cartilage loose bodies in the joint, hip joint luxation, early-stage arthritis and various cartilage injuries.

    • Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) reconstruction

      €1800–€2500
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      Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) reconstruction is a surgical procedure and the only treatment option for a torn posterior cruciate ligament. The operation,which is usually arthroscopic, is performed by means of a camera-assisted arthroscope equipped with special instruments. Small (ca 5 mm long) incisions are made in the knee joint region. During the procedure, the torn ligament is replaced with the patient’s own or a donor’s tendon – this is sometimes called tendoplasty. Once the posterior cruciate ligament has been torn, suturing it back together is not an effective method for restoring knee joint stability.

    • Shoulder arthroscopy

      €1085–€6995
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      Shoulder arthroscopy is a minimally invasive intra-articular shoulder operation performed via small (ca 5 mm long) incisions in the joint region. The camera-assisted arthroscope is equipped with special instruments for performing intra-articular treatment procedures and restoring the integrity of the injured structures. General anesthesia is used for the operation, but it can also be performed under spinal anesthesia in a day surgery unit. Indications for the procedure include shoulder joint dislocation, synovitis, tendon injuries, rotator cuff injury, adhesive capsulitis (“frozen shoulder” characterized by thickening and contraction of the joint capsule), joint surface damage, subacromial bursitis, post-traumatic arthrosis, and chondromatosis.