Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology
Hospital La Paloma has a specialised unit in Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology that aims for the prevention, evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal system conditions, in addition to surgical interventions.
Our Unit has the latest technological advancements in the speciality, to carry out surgeries with guarantee, minimally invasive and quality treatments. This service is made up of a team of professional trauma and surgeons who offer patients a humane and reliable treatment.
What is Traumatology focused on?
Traumatology is a branch of medicine specialised in the treatment of trauma and its consequences. More specifically, they study the injuries that develop in the locomotor system, that is, those that affect the shape and function of bones, ligaments, joints, muscles, tendons and nerves.
These injuries can be congenital or acquired as a result of trauma, tumors or infections.
Injuries are usually caused by trauma, be it a traffic accident, performing high or low risk sports, falls or bruises. This can affect the surface of the skin to deeper levels, such as bone. Therefore, urgent assistance is required to provide a solution to the trauma as soon as possible.
Sometimes, it is only necessary to put a bandage, splint or plaster. While in more serious cases it may require a surgical intervention in which screws or plates are implanted. In these situations the patient will require rehabilitation sessions to recover complete mobility of the area.
When to go to the traumatologist
Traumatology consultation is a must go, in case of injury, trauma or pain in the locomotor system. Once the case is detailed by the doctor, he will decide the necessary tests that, normally consist of an x-ray to identify the problem and establish a solution. Also request other tests that are considered appropriate for the effective diagnosis of the patient.
Frequent injuries in the trauma clinic
The orthopaedic surgeon faces a multitude of injuries, although it is common for patients to complain of knee, shoulders or feet pain.
Bone fractures and injuries, such as epiphysiolysis, are also a common cause of trauma care. On the other hand, it is common to find cases of joint injuries and ligaments, such as dislocations, sprains or arthritis.
The breakage of fibers, bruises and, in general, muscular pains together with skin wounds are other injuries treated by the orthopaedic surgeon.
Traumatology in old age
In traumatology consultations we found a high number of patients over 55 years of age. This is because at this age the bone structure does not have the same strength as in younger ages.
It is very common to find patients with hip or knee fractures, who may need prosthesis to achieve a complete cure.
Orthopaedic surgery is a branch of surgery responsible for disorders of the locomotor system, whether of the muscular, osseous or articular areas and is directly connected with the traumatology speciality.
The treatments that are carried out within the area of orthopaedic surgery are:
- Prosthetic surgery of the hip, knee and shoulder. This consists of the insertion of implants by minimally invasive techniques in patients who have worn joints due to the pass of time, falls or osteoarthritis.
- Arthroscopic surgery. Arthroscopy is one of the most modern surgical techniques and allows rapid recovery after surgery. It consists of introducing a camera through a small incision and, through another, introduce the necessary tools.
- Surgery of anterior ligaments and meniscus
Services in the Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology Unit at Hospital La Paloma
At Hospital La Paloma we have a reference unit at the forefront in orthopaedic treatment and surgery. This unit is formed by a team of orthopaedic surgeons and professionals carrying out a detailed and personalised analysis of each patient to offer the most appropriate treatment for their pathology.