MY MEDICAL SUITCASE
ORTHOPAEDIC AND TRAUMA SURGERY
WHAT IS UPPER LIMB SURGERY?
Upper limb ORTHOPAEDIC AND TRAUMA SURGERY is a solution to different limb disorders from the hand to the shoulder, whether this involves an emergency procedure, the after-effects of an accident (secondary surgery), a degenerative disorder (tendinopathies, arthritis) or even a disorder associated with playing sport.
It covers all surgical operations from the fingers to the shoulder.
Our team of surgeons, trained in centres of excellence in France and Germany, are specialists in every joint and treat all upper limb pathologies.
The purpose of surgery is to maintain or restore movement, with a return to active life in as short a time as possible, even where sporting or occupational activities are concerned.
To this end we offer highly personalised, specialist treatment, using the most up-to-date techniques.
The surgical techniques
Hand and wrist:
Cyst of the wrist (arthro-synovial):
We offer several types of treatment from ultrasound-guided infiltration to surgical removal.
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Electromyography is a type of scan that can calculate the electrical activity delivered by the nerves to the wrist muscles. It enables us to refine the diagnosis and adjust the treatment. Modern videosurgery techniques are carried out through a tiny incision and result in faster post-operative recovery.
The treatment we offer involves cortisone ultrasound-guided infiltration or out-patient surgery requiring a tiny incision.
Rhizarthrosis (trapeziometacarpal arthritis):
The treatment we offer involves a trapeziectomy which may be combined with ligament repair, or if the diagnostic examinations warrant it, a trapezio-metacarpal prosthesis.
Rupture of the rotator cuff:
From inflammatory tendonitis to calcareous tendonitis, including a full-thickness tear of the rotator cuff, your surgeon can offer you a whole range of surgical solutions depending on the imaging scans.
Good to know
– Additional scans can be done on site
– Outpatient treatment is the norm, although some shoulder surgery requires one to two days in hospital.
– Zero pain objective: pain awareness and management
– If rehabilitation is necessary, it can start in our department with specialised PHYSIOTHERAPISTS and continue when you return home.
In all cases a daily self-rehabilitation programme will be prescribed, including clear instructions.
– Post-operative follow-up is tailored to your needs: teleconsultation, consultations during your trips to Paris, and so on. You will decide with our team on the type of follow-up to put in place.