General Information

Every year, hundreds of patients with orthopedic conditions choose the Athens Euroclinic as it combines:

  • Leading orthopedic specialists
  • Qualified nursing staff
  • Modern medical equipment and diagnostic systems (CT, MRI, bone scintigraphy, fluoroscopy, etc)
  • Top-level facilities and state-of-the-art operating theaters

The Athens Euroclinic orthopedic specialists have extensive clinical experience in Greece and abroad. They also receive regular training and attend international medical conventions to get certified on the latest orthopedic techniques, in accordance with the strictest international medical standards.

A total of 8 orthopedic clinics operate within the Athens Euroclinic, offering effective management and treatment of orthopedic conditions, such as:

  • Meniscus tear
  • Joint replacement
  • Bone lengthening
  • Comminuted intra-articular fractures
  • Nerve injuries
  • Open wounds
  • Cartilage or bone defects
  • Hematomas
  • Tendonitis
  • Trigger finger
  • Exostosis

The postoperative hospitalization of patients includes reliable monitoring by qualified nursing staff 24/7, who offer their services in the same friendly manner the Athens Euroclinic is renowned for. If needed, the attending orthopedic specialists are assisted by physicians of other medical specialties, while the Athens Euroclinic ICU is always on alert to receive cases that require increased care.

Orthopedic specialists are also on call 24/7 at the Athens Euroclinic Emergency Medicine Department, offering immediate medical assistance to orthopedic emergencies.

Services

The Athens Euroclinic orthopedic clinics offer top-level healthcare services for the entire range of orthopedic conditions and surgical procedures. Apart from general orthopedics, the Department also specializes in the following areas.

They can be performed on all human body joints: shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee and ankle. All common sports injuries, as well as more complex injuries (multiple ligament, tendon or meniscus tears, cartilage defects), can be treated arthroscopically, without soft tissue injury, blood loss or pain, and with very short hospitalization (1-2 days), as well as fast postoperative rehabilitation and return to sporting activities.

These injuries usually involve tendons, nerves and vessels in the upper and lower limbs. Reconstructive microsurgery is not only performed to repair isolated injuries to the tendons, nerves and vessels, but to also replant small (e.g. digits) or large parts of the upper and lower limbs.

It is mainly performed on the hip and knee using the most advanced minimally invasive techniques. The most common techniques used in total hip arthroplasty are anterior minimally invasive surgery (AMIS) and antero-lateral minimally invasive surgery (ALMIS), while patient-specific instrumentation (PSI) is used in total knee arthroplasty, which includes preoperative CT scans and custom-made instruments. These total arthroplasty techniques are being used extensively at the Athens Euroclinic, offering major advantages to patients who select them (fast and painless mobilization, minimal blood loss, short hospitalization, small surgical incision/wound, etc).

It is an advanced total knee arthroplasty method that uses a computer-assisted navigation system and offers physicians the possibility of visualizing the final surgical results digitally and proceeding with improvements if necessary. This guarantees an excellent final result for the patient (smooth and painless joint mobilization).

Apart from total arthroplasties, minimally invasive surgery is also performed for other procedures, such as hallux valgus correction, endoscopic release for carpal tunnel syndrome, percutaneous osteosynthesis of fractures (using Kirschner wires or screws), etc.

With regard to the traumatology and repair of complex injuries to the bones, joints and soft tissue, apart from conventional techniques, orthopedic specialists also use the Ilizarov external osteosynthesis system. This technique requires specific knowledge and experience, but it may provide solutions to difficult and complex fractures that also involve soft tissue defects (open fractures), with or without involvement of the joint, as well as to recurrent bone inflammations (osteomyelitis).

Medical Infrastructure & Technology

The proper and comprehensive treatment of any orthopedic case requires a detailed check-up, which includes blood tests and imaging scans. To this end, the Athens Euroclinic Orthopedic Clinics use cutting-edge technology and meet all the international standards.

The Athens Euroclinic is equipped with latest generation CT and MRI systems, as well as conventional radiology devices, offering fast diagnostic results to orthopedic specialists, so they may determine if a patient must follow conservative treatment or undergo surgery.

The Athens Euroclinic operating theaters are equipped with the most advanced technology, such as:

  • Arthroscopy towers
  • Special operating tables for fractures or total arthoplasties using the AMIS technique
  • Fluoroscopic devices
  • Electronic microscopes for nerve or vessel injury repair
  • Full surgical kits depending on the type of the surgical procedure

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