Once the doctor analyzes your symptoms and your medical history, he or she will perform a physical examination in which he or she will check your joints to verify ability to move, type of pain, and inflammation. It will also request a series of studies to determine the type of arthritis and its progress, including blood, urine, and synovial fluid tests; along with X-rays, CT, MRI, and ultrasound.
The treatment plan focuses on minimizing symptoms and expanding the range of motion of the joints, the most common being to combine different therapies to achieve this:
- Surgery: it is the only option when the aforementioned therapies do not work, the most frequent being:
- Joint replacement: it is about replacing the disabled joint with a prosthesis.
- Joint repair: arthroscopic techniques fix the joint to relieve pain and restore movement.
- Joint fusion: when the ends of the joint are removed, they are joined and fixed so that they fuse and heal on their own.
At the Orthopedics and Traumatology Center we seek to improve the lives of patients restricted or immobilized by musculoskeletal disorders or injuries. We specialize in the care of the locomotor system by integrating the latest medical, biological, and technological advances, in strict adherence to the highest international standards of patient care.
We put our skills and knowledge at your service to provide you and your loved ones with cutting-edge treatments and highly specialized medical care in the following procedures:
- Arthroscopic surgery.
- Partial and total joint replacement surgery (prostheses).
- Trauma surgery.
- Hand surgery.
- Foot and ankle surgery.
- Spinal surgery.
We treat injuries such as:
- Chronic bone and joint diseases.
- Spinal diseases.
- Joint replacements.