ORTHOPEDICS

ORTHOPEDICS

ORTHOPEDICS

Greek orthopaedic surgeons have a long history of presence at the top levels of the international medical community with their scientific research and papers, the organizing of important congresses and presidential posts at international societies like the Hip society, the Hand, Cervical spine etc, the advancement of surgical technics, the minimum of complications.

  •   Minimal invasive surgery
  •  Total hip replacement – knee and ankle
  •  Athletic injuries
  •  Knee and shoulder arthroscopic surgery 
  •   Modern osteosynthesis technique for fractures
  •   Surgical treatment of elbow diseases 
  •   Hand surgery and microsurgery
  •   Carpal tunnel endoscopic surgery 
  •   Foot surgery

  Modern treatment techniques of hallux valgus and metatarsal fractures (bunion)

  Sports Medicine

  Shoulder surgery (arthroscopic and open)

  Knee surgery (arthroscopic and open)

  Ankle surgery (arthroscopic and open)

  Elbow surgery (arthroscopic and open)

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections

What is platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and what are PRP injections?



Platelet-rich plasma has been found to significantly enhance the healing process, and using a PRP injection for shoulder pain caused by rotator cuff tears, for Achilles tendon ruptures and for other soft-tissue injuries is becoming more common.

PRP has also been demonstrated to improve function and reduce pain in people who have tendonitis or chronic tendinosis conditions such as tennis elbow or golfer’s elbow.

Some of the key advantages of PRP injections are that they can reduce the need for anti-inflammatories or stronger medications like opioids. In addition, the side effects of PRP injections are very limited because, since the injections are created from your own blood, your body will not reject or react negatively to them. Learn more about PRP injections from the articles and other content below, or select Treating Physicians to find a doctor who provides PRP injection treatment.

Hyaluronic Acid Injections for Osteoarthritis

 

Intra-articular injections of sodium hyaluronate

Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ)

 One treatment for TMJ disorders is the injection of substances into the joint to replace synovial fluid. Hyaluronates are one class of synovial fluid replacements. These substances are purified natural substances that have been shown to improve the pain associated with TMJ disorders. Although sodium hyaluronate has not been labeled by the FDA for use in the TMJ, the evidence from RCTs indicates that this treatment has a beneficial effect in patients with OA or disc disorders of the TMJ.

That begs the question: Will replacing hyaluronic acid relieve osteoarthritis symptoms? Hyaluronic acid injections (also known as viscosupplements) are approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treating osteoarthritis of the knee, though some doctors have used the therapy on other joints, such as the hip and ankle. While studies of hyaluronic acid injections have occasionally yielded disappointing results, many doctors who treat osteoarthritis say that the weight of scientific evidence – and their own clinical experience – suggests that a shot in the knee can produce significant relief for some patients. Furthermore, lab and clinical research hints that hyaluronic acid may do much more than simply re-grease a creaky joint.