Upper limb and lower limb Surgery

Unit

Clinical activity

The Upper limb and lower limb Surgery Unit, part of the Orthopaedics and Traumatology Unit, carries out highly specialised activities in the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders. The care activity offered varies from minimally invasive surgery such as arthroscopy, with particular attention to regenerative medicine with the application of growth factors, cartilage substitutes and stem cells as treatments for joint pathologies, up to minimally invasive prosthetic replacement with fast-track method and to revision prosthetic surgery.

Area of excellence is the approach to joint pathologies with both arthroscopic and prosthetic treatment of the shoulder, knee, hip, ankle and elbow joints.

The surgical activity, carried out in ordinary hospitalisation and day-surgery, is particularly dedicated to:

Arthroscopic surgery

  • Arthroscopic surgery of the young and the elderly for the treatment of shoulder, knee, ankle, hip and elbow joint disorders
  • Arthroscopic shoulder surgery for the treatment of tendon lesions of the rotator cuff, shoulder instability, cartilage and ligament injuries of the shoulder, for the treatment of acromial impingement, bursitis and shoulder stiffness, for the treatment of arthrosis and pathologies affecting the acromioclavicular joint
  • Arthroscopic knee surgery for the treatment of meniscal, cartilaginous and ligament injuries, for the removal of moving bodies and for the treatment of patella pathologies
  • Arthroscopic hip surgery for the treatment of capsule-labral, cartilaginous and ligament pathologies, for femoro-acetabular impingement and for the removal of intra-articular moving bodies
  • Arthroscopic ankle surgery for the treatment of cartilage, capsular and ligament pathologies, for the treatment of the athlete's unstable ankle, for the treatment of joint stiffness and for the removal of intra-articular moving bodies
  • Arthroscopic elbow surgery for the treatment of cartilage, capsular and ligament pathologies, for the treatment of joint stiffness and for the removal of intra-articular moving bodies

Prosthetic surgery

  • Minimally invasive prosthetic surgery of the shoulder, knee, hip, ankle and hand with partial joint prosthesis implantation.
    This surgical option allows, whenever possible, to replace only the diseased part with the aim of excluding the still functional part from the operation and sparing the patient a more invasive intervention
  • Computer-assisted prosthetic surgery of the shoulder, knee, hip and ankle with a latest-generation prosthesis implant, able to guarantee lasting joint efficiency
  • Prosthetic surgery with fast-track application, a therapeutic protocol consisting of an innovative multidisciplinary approach for patient well-being, specifically developed to achieve pain reduction and rapid functional recovery after surgery
  • Shoulder, knee and hip prosthetic revision surgery in patients who have already undergone arthroplasty

Regenerative medicine and functional joint treatments

  • Pathologies of athletes (both in tendons, ligaments and cartilage) are treated both in a day-hospital regime, through arthroscopic and minimally invasive treatments that may include the application of growth factors and mesenchymal stem cells, as well as out-patient through infiltrations of hyaluronic acid, corticosteroids and growth factors
  • Hand and wrist surgery (congenital and acquired deformities, treatment of trauma outcomes and treatment of cartilage lesions, treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome by minimally invasive technique, treatment of degenerative and traumatic pathologies of hand and wrist tendons, treatment of De Quervain's disease, treatment of Dupuytren's disease, treatment of trapezoid-metacarpal osteoarthritis using a dedicated mini-prosthesis implant)
  • Foot and ankle surgery for the treatment of congenital and acquired deformities, including hallux valgus with both traditional and minimally invasive technique, treatment of the acquired flat foot of the adult and anatomical alterations of the foot, treatment of trauma outcomes, treatment of injuries tendinous, ligamentous and cartilaginous, treatment of ankle instability, treatment of plantar fasciitis and Haglund's disease)

The Unit has general and super-specialist clinics for the treatment of individual anatomical districts:

  • General Orthopaedics
  • Dedicated shoulder surgery
  • Dedicated knee surgery
  • Dedicated prosthetic surgery
  • Dedicated foot surgery
  • Dedicated hand surgery
  • Dedicated post-operative arthroscopic controls
  • Dedicated post-operative prosthetic controls
  • Surgical outpatient surgery for small hand surgery

Under the regime of the aforementioned clinics, it will be possible to prescribe:

  • Medical treatment
  • Physical and rehabilitative therapy, with a multidisciplinary approach
  • Infiltrative therapies with cortisone and viscosupplementation with hyaluronic acid
  • Regenerative medicine therapies with growth factors and mesenchymal stem cells
  • Orthoses and other orthopaedic devices
  • Any surgical intervention

Research fields

  • Arthroscopic and minimally invasive surgery, with particular attention to the most modern surgical techniques of joint repair and reconstruction of damaged anatomical structures
  • Regenerative medicine of the musculoskeletal system, focused mainly on the application of cartilage and tendon pathologies, growth factors, mesenchymal stem cells and engineered tissue substitutes
  • Computerised prosthetic surgery, with the using of software able to assist the surgeon for the optimal implantation of joint prostheses
  • Development of fast-track, a therapeutic protocol consisting of an innovative multidisciplinary approach for patient well-being, aimed at ensuring rapid functional recovery after surgery

SMS “drive out anxiety” service

A simple text message can be helpful for the serenity of the carers of a patient undergoing surgery For this, the surgical unit of the upper limb and lower limb has among its flagships the updating of family members of patients undergoing surgery. Through this simple means, you are informed about the successful execution of the surgical procedure and the stationing of the patient in the recovery room, for post-operative monitoring that precedes the return to the hospital room.

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