Orthopedic Center of Excellence

Our Orthopedic Department is one of the top ranked Orthopedic Center in the region. We offer comprehensive care for prevention, diagnosis, treatment for a wide range of injuries and conditions of the bone and joints making us a preferred destination for orthopedic treatment & surgeries in the region. Our Orthopedic doctors perform a wide array of diagnostic tests to identify the nature of the musculoskeletal condition and plan the perfect course of treatment. The Orthopedic Surgery Program at Emirates Hospital provides a full continuum of services, before admission through your hospital stay to after-discharge follow-up.

The department is staffed by specially trained nurses, inpatient rehabilitation specialists and other health care professionals trained in the care of orthopedic patients. Our Orthopedic surgeons are fellowship trained and provide skilled treatment to patients with hip, knee, shoulder, elbow, hand wrist, spine, foot and ankle and pediatric orthopedic conditions. At Emirates Hospital, we offer specialized surgical treatments for Hip, Knee & Shoulder joint revision surgeries (Total Joint Replacement Surgeries). Our Orthopedic Surgeons have extensive experience and provide patients with world-class Joint Replacements surgeries that yield exemplary results.

  • Foot and Ankle Surgery
    1. Ankle Cartilage Surgery:
      A fracture is a partial or complete break in a bone. Fractures in the ankle can range from the less serious avulsion injuries (small pieces of bone that have been pulled off) to severe shattering-type breaks of the tibia, fibula, or both. Ankle fractures are common injuries that are most often caused by the ankle rolling inward or outward. Many people mistake an ankle fracture for an ankle sprain, but they are quite different and therefore require an accurate and early diagnosis.
    2. Metatarsal Surgery
      Any injury or deformity found in one of the five metatarsal bones (the big size bones seen behind on your each toe) can give you certain pinching pain, which in turn make the walking a difficult thing to do along with finding a number of other symptoms. The metatarsal surgery is carried out for a number of reasons; however, it is more done for fixing the following conditions and problems found in the foot, which are as under:

      • Fixing the Bunion deformities
      • Calluses found over the bottom, seen over the foot or the ball found in your foot.
      • Fix all the foot problems that are caused due to the ailment of rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, and several other kinds of diseases.
      • Fixing a number of Metatarsal fractures
    3. Ankle Arthritis:
      Arthritis can be an unnerving condition to bear caused due to the inflammation in the joints. It causes pinching pain along with the stiffness in the joints over our body. Unfortunately, this medical ailment is among the most common ailments found in the same small joints over ankle and foot. As per experts, there are more than thousand forms of arthritis and most of them deal with the pain related to ankle and foot.The symptoms of arthritis can vary from one patient to the other basis the joint affected. In a number of cases, these are inflamed and painful. Some of the common symptoms are under:

      • Pain along with motion
      • Pain getting flared up with extreme activities
      • Tenderness with applied pressure over the joint
      • Joint swelling, redness and warmth
      • Increased amount of pain swelling during the morning time after resting or sitting
      • Difficult while walking and getting any of the above discussed symptoms
    4. Torn Achilles Tendon:
      The Achilles tendon is an important part of your leg. It is found just behind and above your heel and it joins the heel bone to the half muscles. Its main function is to help you bend your feet downwards at the ankle. Torn Achilles tendon is a condition where pain, swelling or stiffness along with weakness is noticed in the Achilles tendon.
  • Hand and Upper Extremity

At Emirates Hospital, Jumeirah, we offer comprehensive, highly specialized treatments for hand and upper extremity injuries. Our dedicated team of providers are composed of surgeons with sub-specialty expertise in hand and upper extremity surgery and microsurgery, as well as a physical medicine and rehabilitation physician specializing in pain management. We are dedicated to providing advanced treatments for injuries and disorders affecting the upper extremity, consisting of the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand. When left untreated, problems affecting the upper extremity may lead to impairments in function and chronic pain, significantly impacting a patient’s quality of life. Our multidisciplinary, patient-centered approach to treatment allows us to provide patients with superb outcomes.

  • Paediatric Orthopaedics
    A child’s musculoskeletal problems are different from those of an adult. Because children are still growing, their body’s response to injuries, infections, and deformities may be quite different than what it would be seen in a full-grown person. Many of the problems children have with their bones and joints do not even occur in adults. And, for the same problem that an adult might have, the evaluation and treatment is usually quite different for a child.

    • Limb Deformity
      While knock knees and bow legs are common in childhood and usually resolve as the child grows, certain limb conditions do not correct on their own and may lead to leg length differences or angular deformity.
    • Pediatric Fractures
      Childhood fractures occur frequently. From common injuries such as broken wrists or elbows to those that are more complex involving multiple bones, our pediatric orthopedic experts at Emirates Hospital have the experience to treat your child’s injury expediently and appropriately.
  • Shoulder Surgery
    1. Shoulder Arthroscopy
      Shoulder arthroscopy is surgery that uses a tiny camera called an arthroscope to examine or repair the tissues inside or around your shoulder joint. The arthroscope is inserted through a small incision (cut) in your skin.The surgeon may do one or more of these procedures during your surgery:

      • Rotator cuff repair:
        The edges of the muscles are brought together. The tendon is attached to the bone with sutures. Small rivets (called suture anchors) are often used to help attach the tendon to the bone. The anchors can be made of metal or plastic. They do not need to be removed after surgery.
      • Surgery for impingement syndrome:
        Damaged or inflamed tissue is cleaned out in the area above the shoulder joint itself. Your surgeon may also cut a specific ligament, called the coracoacromial ligament, and shave off the under part of a bone. This under part of the bone is called the acromion. The spur can be a cause of inflammation and pain in your shoulder.
      • Surgery for shoulder instability:
        If you have a torn labrum, the rim of the shoulder joint that is made out of cartilage, your surgeon will repair it. Ligaments that attach to this area will also be repaired. The Bankart lesion is a tear on the labrum in the lower part of the shoulder joint. A SLAP lesion involves the labrum and the ligament on the top part of the shoulder joint.
    2. Shoulder Replacement

Shoulder replacement is a surgical procedure in which all or part of the glenohumeral joint is replaced by a prosthetic implant. Such joint replacement surgery generally is conducted to relieve arthritis pain or fix severe physical joint damage. Shoulder replacement surgery is an option for treatment of severe arthritis of the shoulder joint. Arthritis is a condition that affects the cartilage of the joints. As the cartilage lining wears away, the protective lining between the bones is lost. When this happens, painful bone-on-bone arthritis develops. Severe shoulder arthritis is quite painful, and can cause restriction of motion. While this may be tolerated with some medications and lifestyle adjustments, there may come a time when surgical treatment is necessary.

  1. Rotator Cuff Injury
    The term “rotator cuff”refers to a group of four tendons that attach four shoulder muscles to the upper arm. Tendons are stringy tissues that attach muscle to bone.A healthy shoulder is the most versatile joint in the human body. It has a wider “range of motion,” which means it can move more freely, and in more directions, than any other joint. The shoulder’s versatility enables us to retrieve soup cans from the cupboard, to hammer nails, swing golf clubs, roll bowling balls, and perform thousands of other activities.Surgery to repair a rotator cuff is done when:

    • A rotator cuff tear is caused by a sudden injury. In these cases, it’s best to do surgery soon after the injury.
    • A complete rotator cuff tear causes severe shoulder weakness.
    • The rotator cuff has failed to improve with 3 to 6 months of conservative nonsurgical treatment alone (such as physical therapy).
    • You need full shoulder strength and function for your job or activities, or you are young.
    • You are in good enough physical condition to recover from surgery and will commit to completing a program of physical rehabilitation.
  • Sports Medicine

At Emirates Hospital, Jumeirah we offer specialized sports medicine care for all age groups and different levels of competitiveness. We provide complete sports related care with an ultimate goal to prevent, treat and rehabilitate sportsmen for all requirements – from pre-participation physicals and injury evaluation to athletic training and physical therapy. Our multidisciplinary sports medicine team are experts in minimally invasive procedures and highly advanced arthroscopic procedures, especially with regards to injuries of the knees, shoulders and hips. This ensures faster recovery time for athletes being treated. The sports medicine team at Emirates Hospital provides personalized rehabilitation services and therapies for patients suffering from musculoskeletal illnesses, injuries or any other conditions. Our experts have vast experience in postsurgical joint replacement, spine care, fracture repair and sports injury rehabilitation. We provide patients with customized treatment plans that improves their mobility and overall health.

  • Total Joint Replacement (Hip/Knee/Shoulder)

A total knee and hip joint replacement are surgical procedures that involves replacing the worn-out or damaged joints of the knee and the hip with a prosthesis (artificial joint) made of metal, or plastic. The parts of a knee joint that can be replaced include the femur (the lower part of the thighbone), tibia (the upper part of the shin bone) and patella (the back portion of the kneecap). The parts of the prosthetic hip joint consist of a stem, the ball, and a cup.

A total knee and hip joint replacement are recommended for patients with severely damaged knee and hip joints due to osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, post-traumatic arthritis, or injury. Arthritis stiffens the joints making it painful and harder to walk even for shorter distances. The joint replacement of the knee and hip are usually considered when therapies like medications, exercises, or other therapies have not been helpful.

  1. Total Knee Replacement: Surgery for replacing the knee joint (also known as total knee arthroplasty) is performed either under general anaesthesia, or spinal or epidural anaesthesia. The knee is opened using an incision of 8 – 10 inches long. The kneecap is moved so that the damaged part of the cartilage at the end of the thighbone and shin bone can be cut and replaced with a metal prosthesis. In between the metal prosthesis, a medical-grade plastic spacer is inserted for a smooth gliding surface. The back portion of the kneecap is replaced with the prosthesis which is usually made of strong plastic.
  2. Total Hip Replacement:Surgery for replacing the hip joint (also known as total hip arthroplasty) is performed either under general anaesthesia or spinal or epidural anaesthesia. Traditionally, hip replacement surgery uses longer incisions over the hip joint. In a more advanced approach, few smaller incisions on the hip joint are made to access the hip joint (minimally invasive hip replacement). The damaged cartilage and bone are removed and replaced with hip prosthetics made of metal, plastic, or ceramic. The stem is fitted into the femur or the thigh bone, a ball or the head joint is fixed onto the stem and a cup is placed inside the hip joint socket.
  3. Shoulder Replacement:Is a surgical procedure in which all or part of the glenohumeral joint is replaced by a prosthetic implant. Such joint replacement surgery generally is conducted to relieve arthritis pain or fix severe physical joint damage. Shoulder replacement surgery is an option for treatment of severe arthritis of the shoulder joint. Arthritis is a condition that affects the cartilage of the joints. As the cartilage lining wears away, the protective lining between the bones is lost. When this happens, painful bone-on-bone arthritis develops. Severe shoulder arthritis is quite painful, and can cause restriction of motion. While this may be tolerated with some medications and lifestyle adjustments, there may come a time when surgical treatment is necessary.
  • Trauma and Fracture

Patients of all ages can experience trauma and fractures. These serious injuries can occur during auto accidents, life-threatening falls, and countless other scenarios. Unfortunately, they can have a long-term impact on patients’ functionality and even affect their quality of life.

Emirates Hospital’s orthopaedic surgeons have pioneered surgical techniques and technology to improve results for patients who have experienced traumatic injuries. Bone fractures are extremely common, whether from high-energy trauma resulting in multiple injuries or from some other force or impact resulting in an isolated fracture and dislocation.

Our team treats the full range of these injuries, no matter how complex, including long bone fractures of the upper and lower extremity. We also specialize in treating post traumatic conditions such as malunions and nonunions (fractures that fail to heal properly) and osteomyelitis.
Types of fractures include:

  • Simple fractures in which the fractured pieces of bone are well aligned and stable.
  • Unstable fractures are those in which fragments of the broken bone are misaligned and displaced.
  • Open (compound) fractures are severe fractures in which the broken bones cut through the skin. This type of fracture is more prone to infection and requires immediate medical attention.
  • Greenstick fractures: This is a unique fracture in children that involves bending of one side of the bone without any break in the bone.
  • Bone & Joint Health

At Emirates Hospital, our state-of-the-art facility caters to the entire spectrum of Orthopedic care from prevention to rehabilitation. The Bone and Joint Replacement department specializes in arthroscopy and is responsible for treating sports and spinal injuries, trauma recovery and complicated joint replacement involving hip, knee, elbow and shoulder. Such surgeries are skilfully performed with superior quality care and the team ensures that the patient acquires maximum bone and joint health under the expert supervision of the team doctors. With the help of effective and efficient leading orthopaedic team of doctors, we deliver accurate diagnosis and treatments in all major and minor osteoarthritic issues.

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