UAE – Sharjah: The Department of Orthopedics at Sharjah University Hospital has announced new technology for endoscopic orthopedic surgery.
For his part, Dr. Ahmed Aboub, Consultant Orthopedic Physician and Head of Orthopedics at Sharjah University Hospital, said: “Arthroscopic surgery has become the dominant procedure in the hospital and since opening the Orthopedic Surgery Department in 2011, it has gradually developed into a center of excellence for bones and joints. We have 6 An orthopedic specialist who sees more than 300 patients every day.”
He added: “Endoscopic surgery, typified by precise cameras using modern technology, is used to treat shoulder, pelvic and knee injuries, sports injuries and acute inflammation.” Noting that the department receives patients at the hospital which is open 24 hours a day Emergency room.
Dr. Abaoub pointed out that Sharjah University Hospital has experts in sports medicine and has been selected by Sharjah Sports Club as a medical sponsor for the past three years. Because the hospital includes an excellent sports medicine and sports injury center. Most of the visitors to the center are male and female athletes of football, basketball, volleyball and martial arts. We provide them with comprehensive care in terms of surgery on the articular cartilage, meniscal cartilage and ligaments, especially the cruciate ligament of the knee. The hospital receives excellent and outstanding players from all over the country and the Arabian Gulf region for treatment and rehabilitation.
He explained that the hospital’s provision of one-day endoscopic surgery in a United States Joint Commission-approved operating theater serves the health strategy of the Emirate and the country of Sharjah by increasing the inpatient benefits of more cases and rationalizing without compromising the quality of health expenditure, which supports joint cooperation with insurance companies in the Emirate of Sharjah and the United Arab Emirates.
Dr. Abaoub stresses the importance of seeing an orthopedic doctor as soon as an injury occurs for an early diagnosis so that pain can be treated without high costs or long-term hospital stays. Patients are advised not to self-administer certain drugs, such as anti-inflammatory drugs, painkillers, etc., because they often represent harm, especially for patients with allergies, stomach infections, or abnormal kidney and liver functions. Physicians usually prescribe short-term prescriptions of these drugs only to a limited number of patients when there is acute pain and infection. Also, the surgery is considered safe and the hospital stay does not exceed a few hours. Endoscopy is done through a small opening. The patient’s condition is followed up by various specialties including; Physician, Rheumatologist, and post-operative physical therapy. Diagnosis and follow-up are performed using the latest CT scan and MRI techniques.
Nutritional supplements for bones, he said, are vitamin D and calcium, best prescribed by a doctor for blood and bone stability and safe limits, (iron) for some anemic patients, or vitamin B complex (if find them lacking).