The shoulder and elbow areas are one of the challenging areas of the Orthopedics and Traumatology Department for its complex anatomy and complex functional capacity. Especially the treatment of some problems requires advanced technique and skill and surgical experience. Soft tissue problems in the shoulder area are very important because it is the most mobile joint in the body. In this context, some situations require advanced experience and theoretical knowledge.
- What ailments does it treat?
- Shoulder and elbow surgery treats trauma and ailments such as biceps tendon problems, shoulder arthrosis (calcification), acromioclavicular (AC) joint arthrosis (calcification), upper arm fractures as well as shoulder dislocations, muscle tears around the shoulder, elbow diseases such as tennis elbow.
- What are the methods of diagnosis?
- The diagnosis of shoulder and elbow disorders is made with the help of imaging methods such as x-ray, MRI and ultrasound.
- What are the treatment methods?
- In shoulder and elbow traumas, it is aimed to rest the area where the discomfort occurs, and to improve it with methods such as injection or PRP. In cases of unhealed conditions, the solution may be surgical methods. Physical therapy is also an important part of the healing process in shoulder and elbow disorders. For this reason, Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation specialists work in a multidisciplinary structure.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mesut TAHTA
Orthopedics and Traumatology