Orthopedics is an area concerned with conservative and surgical care of the musculoskeletal system. These days the majority of our work involves total hip and knee replacement. Partial knee replacements and conservative femoral stems are also part of our field of procedures. Annually we perform more than 800 operations of this type. We use the latest implants, which achieve excellent results on the international register for the life-expectancy of the implants. This indicates the average time after which post-operative patients will not require any further surgery on the operated joint. The latest results of multi-centre studies show the average life-expectancy of knee and hip replacements to be approximately 20 – 25 years.
A medical game changer arrived with the evolution of key hole surgery which has enabled us to perform the most complex ligament replacements and effectively resolve defects of the cartilage either through artificial implants or self-harvested chondrocytes.
We implant more than 350 knee and more than 450 hip endoprostheses annually. We are the largest regional center specialising in revisionist surgery of the knee and hip endoprostheses.
The team leaders are Boris Chrast, MD, and Jan Burda, MD.
The range of operative arthroscopic treatments include most of the joints of the upper and lower extremities. We are able to perform basic arthroscopic procedures as well as complex stabilising and cartilage operations.