Tunisia Providing Advanced Technology in Orthopedic Surgery

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08/28/2014 - Medical Tourism
By: Kai Wade | Director of Communications & Social Media

Are you suffering from a medical condition which needs orthopedic surgery?

World-class orthopedic surgeons at premier medical facilities in Sousse, Tunisia are providing patients with expert medical opinions on what is appropriate to successfully treat conditions and follow-up procedures. 

The top orthopedic surgery centers in Sousse are committed to providing outstanding orthopedic care using the latest minimally invasive surgical options. Over the last decade, expert orthopedic surgeons have developed innovative techniques using smaller surgical incisions and specially developed instrumentation to reduce muscle and bone trauma.

This ability to work with each individual patient provides patients the best treatment options – ranging from innovative joint techniques to total joint replacement — effusively enhancing mobility to help patients return to an active lifestyle.

Spotlight — Orthopedic Surgery in Tunisia

The Orthopedic Surgery Center Network in Tunisia comprises of premier specialists who specialize in in sports medicine, joint replacement, arthroscopy, fractures, arthritis and general orthopedic conditions in adult and pediatric patients. Tunisia is now one of the premier orthopedic destinations in the world offering comprehensive rehabilitation programs and new techniques to repair knee, shoulder, hip, ankle and elbow injuries.

With state-of-the-art technology, the network of orthopedic surgeons have earned a reputation for providing consistent specialized orthopedic care. Tunisia’s reputation is built on treating each person's specific need and balancing between traditional Islamic culture and the influencing wave of modern medicine.

The Safety of Orthopedic Surgery

A new study in the Journal Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS), has provided evidence that elective orthopedic surgery is generally safe for patient’s ages 80 years and older with diminishing mortality and complication rates.

The results of the study show decreasing mortality rates for total hip (THR) and total knee replacement (TKR) and spinal fusion surgeries, as well as decreasing complication rates for TKR and spinal fusion in patients with few or no comorbidities.

Researchers examined data for patients 80 years and older and ages 65 to 79 years from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS). Factors including whether or not patients were discharged to their home or to a rehabilitation facility, mortality, and duration of hospital stay were retrieved and analyzed.

The results — overall in-hospital complication rate remained stable, declining slightly from 2000 to 2009 in the 80 and older group, and the overall in-hospital complication rate notably decreased in patients without a comorbidity for spinal fusion and TKR.

Lead Author, Hiroyuki Yoshihara, MD, PhD, stated, “Based on the results of this study, I think very elderly patients, particularly those with few or no comorbidities, should strongly consider the benefits of these procedures.”

To learn more about orthopedic surgery, find an orthopedic surgeon near you.

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