Orthopaedic

Orthopaedic diseases and injuries affect people of all ages and lifestyles. These range from new babies with clubfeet through to young adults with a sports injury, and elderly people with osteoarthritis. Broken bones, sprained ligaments and strained tendons also feature in there as well.

Our prestigious clinics and private hospital at Harley Street are more than capable of dealing with a wide variety of orthopaedic conditions such as those mentioned above. Within those clinics are eminent orthopaedic specialists and surgeons who use the latest techniques and treatments to the highest standards. They are dedicated to medical excellence and providing patients with the very best service.

What is orthopaedics?

This is a branch of medicine which deals with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases of the musculoskeletal system in the body. This is a vital and complex system which is comprised of the bones, tissues, muscles, ligaments and tendons. It enables the body to perform a wide range of movements on a continual basis.

Orthopaedic conditions

There are a vast range of orthopaedic diseases but here are the most common conditions treated at Harley Street:

  • Sports injuries, e.g. Runner’s Knee
  • Clubfoot
  • Achilles tendinitis
  • Osteoporosis (in both men and women)
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Tennis elbow
  • Spondylolysis
  • Sciatica
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Trigger finger
  • Scoliosis
  • Hip bursitis

These are some of the numerous diseases which affect the human skeleton.

Treatment for orthopaedic conditions

We adopt a strategic approach to orthopaedic diseases, devising individual treatment plans which include diagnosis, rehabilitation and prevention.

For example, an athlete with a knee problem will be given a treatment plan that includes physiotherapy as part of their rehabilitation. The aim is to restore full movement to the affected area of the body which enables them to participate in their chosen sport.

Our orthopaedic specialists and surgeons have their own area of expertise, in which they have spent many years of study and research. An example of this is the use of ultrasound techniques to treat tennis elbow, or arthroscopy for knee injuries such as a torn meniscus (inside the knee cartilage).

Treatment options include medication, exercise, splints and surgery. Surgery is performed in state of the art theatres that contain an airflow technology system which reduces the risk of infections.

Hip replacement surgery is a commonly performed operation but others include:

  • Repair of tears in the rotator cuff (shoulder)
  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Spinal fusion
  • Lower back surgery
  • Osteotomy
  • Bunion surgery

Plus many other types of surgery performed on the hand, wrist, elbow, spine, knee, hip and shoulder.