Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery
Rapid Recovery Rehabilitation program
When Knee or Hip Arthritis cannot be prevented or treated with conservative means then joint replacement ( Arthroplasty) is suggested. Joint Replacement can nowadays be performed with smaller incisions, with no need for blood transfusion, with partial replacement, with the assistance of robots. All these are combined with a Rapid Recovery Rehabilitation program that allows the patient to walk a few hours after the operation and be discharged the next day which is totally different from the classic approach that requires big incisions, blood loss, pain and prolonged hospitalization.
In addition to the embryonic stem cells there are stem cells in the adults. These stem cells are multipotent and the specific ones responsible for musculoskeletal regeneration are called Mesechymal Stem Cells (MSCs). These cells can multiply themselves and differentiate to important cells like cartilage, tendons, muscle and bone. Moreover they have anti-inflammatory action providing rapid relief of symptoms. They regulate also other cells and molecules called growth factors to assist healing in acute and chronic lesions of the joints and tendons. MSCs can be found in many sites of the body like subcutaneous fat, joint capsule, tendon layers and bone marrow.
Physical activity is extremely beneficial for the physical and mental health. Sports sometimes though are responsible for injury or pain of muscles, ligaments, tendon and bones. Sport related symptoms appear as an acute injury or a chronic overuse of the body. They can affect any part of the body like shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, foot or trunk.
In the pages of this site you will find comprehensive and reliable information regarding a lot of injuries that may concern you.
Platelets are one of the three types of the blood cells. They are known for their role in coagulation. They also help significantly the healing of lesions and injuries. In the platelets there are substances called Growth Factors. Growth Factors regulate healing and regeneration of bones, tendons, muscles, ligaments and cartilage of the joints. The use of our own platelets in high concentration as a treatment modality is called PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma).