From the clinical point of view a good medical center for orthopeadics surgery should have hospitalization, Intensive Care, Diagnostic Imaging development  laboratory, blood bank and the operating rooms. The center should be performing high complexity surgical activity, as a result of an acute indication or as scheduled operations. On this articule we would like to describe IMED Hospitales trauma specialities.

IMED Orthopaedic Surgery

Our Orthopaedic department has 9 orthopaedic surgeons. We perform in daily basis orthopaedic surgical procedures, mostly hip and knee prosthetic replacement, shoulder prosthesis and arthroscopy procedures of the knee, hip and shoulder and small joint arthroscopy. We also cover care for trauma cases from the area. Last year our orthopaedic team performed in excess of 17.000 operations and more than 25.000 patients seen at the out patients department and 2200 inpatients with a mean stay of 3.2 days/patient. We focus on the patient the whole of our activity, and for us, sharing of the decision process and the perceived quality of our care is crucial to evaluate our performance. Following those principles we have recently implemented a policy of Patient Reported Outcome Monitoring and Patient Reported Experience Measuring together with a program of enhanced recovery. Our procedure catalog includes:

Soulder Surgery

  • Complex fractures
  • Arthrosis
  • Treatment for instability and pathologies of the rotator cuff
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Prosthetic Surgery
  • Tendon reconstruction

Hands Surgery

  • Tendon Injuries
  • Rhizarthrosis
  • Catastrophic Hand Injuries
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Trigger Finger
  • Dupuytren’s Disease
  • De Quervain Syndrome
  • Microsurgery
  • Complex Fractures
  • Hip Bursitis
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Prosthetic Surgery
  • Prosthetic Revisions
  • Osteosynthesis

Knee Surgery

  • Meniscal Tears
  • Chondral Injuries
  • Ligament Tears
  • Patella Pathologies
  • Arthrosis
  • Complex Fractures
  • Prosthetic Surgery
  • Prosthetic Revisions
  • Osteosynthesis

Feet Surgery

  • Hallux Valgus
  • Varus and Rigidus
  • Hammer Toe
  • Flat Feet and High Arches
  • Metatarsalgia, Pathologies of the Tibialis Posterior Muscle and Achilles Tendon
  • Sprains and Torn Ligaments
  • Knee Prosthesis
  • Complex Fractures of the Foot and Ball of the Foot
  • Percutaneous Surgery
  • Osteosynthesis and Athrodesis
  • Treatment for Ankle Instability
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Morton’s Neuroma
  • Metatarsal Realignment

IMED Back Pain Unit

A great percentage of medical consultations following a pain of acute onset is related to back complaints. Those complaints rise from common to severe conditions

  • Back, sciatic and lumbago pains.
  • Slipped disc: lumbar and cervical.
  • Lumbar degenerative osteoarthritis.
  • Channel stenosis.
  • Traumatism or Osteoporosis.
  • Vertebral fractures.
  • Scoliosis and Spinal deformities.
  • Spinal tumors.

Our specialists have carried out more than 3.000 successful operations that guarantee the quality of their procedures. Their broad experience, together with their training at national and international hospitals, give the best option for the patients to treat all spine related pathologies. Our hospitals have the most advanced technologies available on the market, facilitating the diagnosis and making it more reliable. Moreover, our specialists are constantly updating their skills in order to offer their patients the most advanced and safest techniques We have particularly developed the use of minimally invasive techniques for treatment of back pain. Such approach allows to minimize the patient’s stay at the hospital, speeding up the recovery process, with minimal incisions. The scope of minimally invasive include

  • Infiltrations and nervous blocks.
  • Ozone therapy.
  • Radiofrequency.
  • Vertebroplasty or Kyphoplasty.

With the support of the team of anesthetists and thanks to these techniques, patients can benefit from: lesser post-surgical pain, less need for post-surgical analgesia, more aesthetic scars and a lower probability of post-surgical complications, as for example infections or hernias. Other Surgical Techniques:

  • Lumbar or Cervical Arthrodesis
  • Lumbar and Cervical Discectomies