The Orthopedics and Traumatology Departments of ACIBADEM provide the highest quality of care in many orthopedic diseases to patients of all ages. The orthopedic surgeons at ACIBADEMare specialized across a myriad of areas such as general orthopedics, orthopedic rehabilitation, sports injuries, arthroscopy and knee surgery, shoulder and elbow surgery, wrist and hand microsurgery, foot and ankle surgery, hip surgery, joint replacement, microsurgery, musculoskeletal oncology, transplantation, spine surgery, rehabilitation engineering, trauma, and pediatric orthopedics.
The Orthopedics and Traumatology Departments of ACIBADEM provide the highest quality of care in many orthopedic diseases to patients of all ages. The orthopedic surgeons at ACIBADEM are specialized across a myriad of areas such as general orthopedics, orthopedic rehabilitation, sports injuries, arthroscopy and knee surgery, shoulder and elbow surgery, wrist and hand microsurgery, foot and ankle surgery, hip surgery, joint replacement, microsurgery, musculoskeletal oncology, transplantation, spine surgery, rehabilitation engineering, trauma, and pediatric orthopedics.
In the Orthopedics Department, modern diagnosis techniques and state-of-the-art treatment choices are provided for the whole muscular and skeletal system, and for spinal diseases and traumas.
For more information on spine diseases and their treatment visit our Spine Center, which is one of our centers of excellence.
ACIBADEM Healthcare Group offers the highest quality of medical and surgical treatment for sports related injuries in state-of-the-art facilities staffed by leading sports medicine practitioners and researchers.
Through delivery of excellence in sports medicine, physiotherapy and rehabilitation, orthopedic surgery, cardiopulmonary medicine, exercise physiology, applied biomechanics and algology, ACIBADEM Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Clinic caters to the needs of national and international sports clubs and federations, as well as those of amateur and professional athletes.
ACIBADEM provides a full range of services from the prevention treatment of injuries to performance improvement. The Clinic offers clinical support, knowledge, and facilities to maximize the training and competitive potential of amateur and professional athletes. Tailor-made exercise and education programs include fitness assessment and support services such as nutrition and dietetics, psychology, physiology and physical training. It also treats sports injures and provides check-up services for athletes.
Expert Treatment and Facilitation of a Quick Recovery
The treatment procedures carried out by the specialists of ACIBADEM Sports Clinic enable athletes to return to their professional careers faster.
The sports Medicine discipline is staffed by two physicians of sports medicine and an exercise physiologist. The physicians have experience as consultant and group physicians for the Turkish national football team and leading football clubs. They have also served as consultant and group physicians for other sports like basketball, volleyball, handball, wrestling, rowing, and tennis. The services offered by our sports medicine team are as follows:
Evaluation of the medical examinations of football players; execution of performance tests and upon necessity, referral of patients to the appropriate specialists for further testing.
The determination of predisposition to sports injuries through movement analysis in collaboration with applied biomechanics specialists. The diagnosis of injuries and illnesses in cooperation and consultation with other medical specialists.
The implementation of post-injury or illness rehabilitation programs and the insurance of a safe return to sports with maximum performance.
The monitoring of the performance of athletes by exercise physiologists, trainers, coaches and assistance to athletes in reaching their maximum performance.
The education of players on doping related health concerns and anti-doping matters.
Tailoring of exercise programs against obesity and a sedentary lifestyle.
The exercise physiology discipline mainly applies to four different groups of patient and visitors: The first group is composed of healthy athletes receiving preventive or performance-oriented services such as performance assessment, exercise testing, prescription, counseling, etc. The second group is composed of amateur or professional active athletes in the process of returning to sports after an injury or surgery. The third group of patients are those with a sedentary lifestyle or those involved in recreational sports who receive diagnostic and functional capacity testing and services in exercise planning. The final group is composed of patients inflicted with a chronic disease or conditions such as hypertension, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, or obesity.
Echocardiography, exercise, and rhythm laboratory services and non-invasive tests such as ambulatory blood pressure monitorization, interventions such as angiography, catheterization, cardiac electrophysiology, and ablation are performed in the ACIBADEM Hospitals Group. To football players in specific, the ACIBADEM offers the following services from a cardiological point of view:
With 1,000 m2 of indoor and 350 m2 of outdoor areas, the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM & R) Unit is designed to take care of each and every type of sports injury or health problem from its diagnosis to the athlete’s return to the game. The PM & R team is responsible for the comprehensive medical evaluation of all athletes. Alongside orthopedists, sports physicians, and physiotherapists, it strives for the players to be back on track in the earliest time possible, and in the best medical and physical condition.
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
The team of physical therapists at the ACIBADEM Sports Clinic are very experienced in all aspects of sports rehabilitation, with a specific focus on soccer, and have additional qualifications in osteopathy, manual therapy, and exercise physiology. Seventeen treatment boxes in two of the main divisions of the unit enable all kinds of modalities across very wide spectrum of PT. The Physical Therapy Unit is equipped with a rehabilitation and exercise pool that has accessories like hydro-massage and infinite pool, a treadmill with customized gravity control, an isokinetic system, balance evaluation & enhancing systems, ESWT treatment, and many other modalities. The FIFA-recommended 36×8 meter artificial grass field and the 40×1.65 meter running track are used both by football players and other athletes in the recovery and rehabilitation phases.
The Applied Biomechanics Unit uses high speed camera & motion analysis systems that enable the scientific evaluation of walking and other athletic movement abilities, patterns and skills. These are utilized not only by athletes but also by patient with a myriad of orthopedic and neurological disorders. As a result of these analyses;
The algology Department assists in the treatment of soccer players through continuous nerve blocks, epidural interventions, symptomatic blocks, intra-discal and intervertebral applications, and neuro-ablative and neuromodulative techniques. The Clinic has all the necessary equipment and infrastructure for algology: an intervention room, stimulation devices, a lesion generator, cryotherapy, an ozone generator, scope and an operating room staffed 24/7. Both athletic and sedentary people visiting algology usually suffer from neck and back pain due to vertebral problems.
The Clinic has a designated dietitian to help and educate patients, amateur and professional athletes of all ages, in all fields of sports, and both genders. A dietitian evaluates the daily nutrition of the patients and provides recommendations upon necessity. He/she also consults athletes in need of weight control and plans ergogenic/nutritional supplementation strategies to achieve optimum performance. The expertise offered includes general meal planning, consultation for weight loss gain, or maintenance; the monitoring and evaluation of the body’s composition, hydration and electrolyte balance education and planning of optimal nutrition before, during and after practice, competition, and recovery; and education on the planning of smart use of supplements, threats of doping, and anti-doping issues.
The Clinic also has a designated psychologist who provides mental support, consultation, and supplementary psychology services to athletes, mainly before and after operations or to enhance athletic performance of non-injured athletes. The patient/visitor population includes amateur and professional athletes of all ages, both genders, and across all fields of sports
Babies born with hands that are different than normal, have a congenital hand difference. Any defect in the stages of human arm formation may result in congenital hand difference. Some congenital hand differences may occur due to a genetic cause. Many congenital hand differences just occur without an apparent cause.
These differences can be classified as missing or extra parts in the hand, overgrowth or undergrowth of sections of the hand and fused parts of the hand. One in twenty children is born with some deviation. Children should be evaluated by a hand surgeon for congenital hand differences to determine his/her treatment needs.
After the birth of a child with a congenital abnormality, the parents may feel guilt. This is a normal reaction. Each family member must cope with their feelings since it is very rare that a congenital hand difference is caused from the mother, father or the doctor. The way the baby has formed her/his arm is normal for her/him and is without pain.
Are Congenital Hand Differences Treatable?
Children should be evaluated by a hand surgeon to determine his/her treatment needs. Some congenital hand differences may coexist with genetic disorders or other medical conditions and further investigation may be necessary. It is possible to treat the difference depending on the type and location. For instance, extra fingers can be removed surgically, and reconstruction of the remaining fingers can be performed. Fused fingers can be separated and hand function can be improved with surgery. Rehabilitation may be necessary to improve function. In some cases, no intervention is necessary.