Centres for Orthopaedics
Orthopaedics deals with acute and chronic diseases and malformations of the musculoskeletal system. This includes the bones, joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments.
The most common joint disease is osteoarthritis, a progressive loss of cartilage that leads to increased joint pain and impaired movement over the course of the disease. Symptoms can be kept under control with modern therapy options. An early start to treatment may delay the progression of the disease and thus avoid the need for an artificial joint to be implanted. If conservative therapies fail to achieve the desired results and the pain and impairments significantly reduce the patient’s quality of life, surgical intervention may need to be considered. This includes joint arthroscopy, joint-preserving surgery or replacement with an artificial joint.