Orthopedic Surgery at Capitol Medical Center has evolved from a community-based health care delivery set-up to a globally-competitive center for the treatment and prevention of musculo-skeletal disorders.
Equipped with state-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic units, CMC Orthopedics today caters to the ever growing myriad of bone and joint diseases, including Arthritis and Sport Injuries. In addition, the center has a roster of experts in the regional subspecialty areas of the Spine, Hip, knee and Hand, with capabilities for both Acute Trauma care as well as Reconstructive Surgery including Limb Salvage Surgery for Tumor.
Furthermore, related medical specialties are available for interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches to complex medical conditions related to problems in orthopedic management.
Joint Replacement (Arthroplasty), Arthroscopy, Musculoskeletal Tumors and Limb Salvage Surgery, Spine Instrumentation, Ilizarov Surgery, Head & Microsurgery, General Orthopedics and Traumatology, and Rehabilitation Care
Facilities and Services OUT-Patient
Specialty Orthopedic Clinics, Orthopedic Treatment Units, Comprehensive Laboratory Services, Therapeutic Units (Geriatric Ambulating, Sports Rehabilitation, Neck and Back Clinic, Hand Therapy).
What is a "knee replacement"?
Sometimes also called “resurfacing”, this operation involves the removal of the damaged, worn ends of the thigh (femur), and leg (tibia) bones that make up the knee joint, as well as the back of the kneecap (patella). The bone ends are precisely reshaped and recapped with prosthetic (artificial) metal surfaces, with special plastic liners added as a bearing surface that promotes low friction gliding between metal and plastic.
What is a "total hip replacement"?
Total Hip replacement (THR) is a procedure that has brought increased mobility and less pain to hundreds of thousands of people. Orthopaedic surgeons replace a painful, dysfunctional hip joint with a highly functional, long-lasting artificial joint. In the past few decades, there have been many advances in the use of artificial hip joints, resulting in a high percentage of successful long-term outcomes.
The hip is a ball-and-socket joint. The round head of the thighbone (femur) moves inside the hollow socket (acetabulum) of the pelvis. This is what allows your leg to swing easily from your hip. To duplicate this action, a total hip replacement implant has three parts: the stem, which fits into the femur and provides stability; the ball, which replaces the spherical head of the femur; and the cup, which replaces the worn-out hip socket. Each part comes in various sizes in order to accommodate various body sizes and types.