Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Centre of Excellence


Orthopaedic conditions are injuries and diseases that affect the musculoskeletal system. This body system includes the muscles, bones, nerves, joints, ligaments, tendons, and other connective tissues. Damage to any of these tissues or structures can come from chronic orthopaedic diseases or from an injury.

  • Joint arthroscopy – a thin telescope with a light (arthroscope) is inserted into joints via a small incision to investigate joint problems. This is most commonly the knee, but other joints can also be investigated in this way. The arthroscope can be used to look for signs of arthritis and show possible damage to cartilage or ligaments. Minimally invasive surgery can be performed to repair damaged tissue by removing floating cartilage, torn ligaments or tissue around the joint that has become inflamed.
  • Bone fracture repair – surgery to repair a broken bone using metal screws, pins, rods or plates to hold the bone in place. Many different techniques are used depending on the location, severity and type of fracture to ensure that the bones are stable, heal correctly and maintain function. A bone graft may be used where the bone has been shattered.
  • Arthroplasty – the replacement of whole joints following damage due to osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis. Knee and hip replacements are the most common operations. Newer techniques such as partial knee resurfacing is being used for patients in the early stages of osteoarthritis.
  • General repairs on damaged muscles or tendons – these could be acute injuries due to trauma, or chronic injury due to progressive deterioration of the tissue.
  • Corrective surgery – e.g. patella (knee-cap) realignment. These procedures correct problems of anatomical alignment which limit function and could cause long-term problems if left untreated. This surgery is often carried out on babies and children for congenital deformities.

All you need to know?

  • Fractures
  • Post Hip Replacement
  • Post knee replacements
  • Polytrauma
  • Post Laminectomy and/or spinal fusion
  • Patients will be taught many new skills, and they will learn to use equipment and technologies that can help patients live on their own and be as independent as possible.
  • Patients will be encouraged to resume their favourite hobbies, participate in social and fitness activities, and return to school or the workplace.
  • Depending on the patents level of mobility, Medical schemes allow 7-10 days. However, if a patient has not achieved the desired goals as drawn up by their therapist, the length of stay may be extended.

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