Sports Surgery is that special area of orthopaedics that deals with the prevention, development, diagnosis and treatment of functional disorders, diseases and injuries of the locomotor system. It deals, especially, with injuries of the locomotor and support systems sustained during sports activities, as well as, injuries resulting from overuse experienced either during sports activities or as a consequence thereof.
Acute muscle, ligament and joint injuries, as well as, chronic damage caused by overuse are, initially, treated conservatively (non-surgically), whenever possible. Some sports injuries, however, do require surgery and these are then performed by our very able and highly experienced surgeons at the highest standard levels using the most up-to-date technology. In these, the Rehabilitation Department plays a major role in the conservative treatments and the post-operative period.
The knowledge and experience gained by Sports Medicine during the course of treating the professional athlete has been of invaluable benefit to the physically active lay person since that same knowledge and experience could be applied to the treatment of their injuries and rehabilitation programs, as well.
Sports physiotherapy and regular physiotherapy go hand in hand in providing optimal treatments and prevention programs for the professional as well as the leisure time sports enthusiast and help avoid some injuries. Sports medicine examinations and screenings are of special importance for the older person, when exerting great physical strain. Nutritional guidance and sports psychology are also important supplemental disciplines of Sports Medicine.
We are experienced in treating the following areas of sports and overuse injuries:
- Knee joint injury, ligament tear, dislocation, combined instability, cartilage injury, abrasion of cartilage surface, treated, whenever possible, through arthroscopic surgery.
- Arthroscopy and open surgery of shoulder joint instability, repetitive humeral dislocation, rotator cuff tear, chronic shoulder pain and clinical patterns of overuse.
- Conservative or surgical treatment of ankle joint instability and limited motion and pain following ankle fracture, bony outgrowth and ankle ganglions.
- Condition following elbow joint instability and ligament tear, motion limitation following fracture and dislocation. Tennis-elbow, golf-elbow.
- Clinical pattern of Achilles tendon due to tear or overuse.
- Clinical pattern of the spine due to overuse, disc herniation and intervertebral instability.
- Other soft tissue injuries (muscle and tendon).
Together with our excellent physiotherapists, we strive to use the most gentle and up-to-date conservative treatment methods.
The surgeries are performed at the Inpatient Department of the Buda Health Center using state-of-the-art, minimally invasive (arthroscopic) methods.
Our doctors are well experienced in sports injury reconstructive surgery and our physiotherapists are most proficient in sports physiotherapy.