The FV Hospital Bone and Joint Centre is a one-stop-shop with a proven track record for all types of orthopaedic conditions. The guiding principle of the FV Bone and Joint Centre is to deliver exceptional patient care.

Orthopaedics is the medical specialty that focuses on injuries and diseases of your body’s musculoskeletal system, which is made up of bones, muscles, joints and ligaments. Aging, trauma, poor posture or high-impact sports can all cause injuries to these areas of the body.

FV Hospital provides a multi-disciplinary team of consultant orthopaedic surgeons, nurses, physiologists and occupational therapists to help patients return to an active and pain-free lifestyle. With our focus on expertise, speed, technology and patient-centric care, we are with our patients every step of the way on their road to recovery.

Scope of Bone & Joint surgical procedures

Knee

  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) rupture
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) rupture
  • Meniscus surgery and repair
  • Patellar dislocation (kneecap)
  • Knee replacement

Hip

  • Hip replacement (total arthroplasty, intermediate hip prosthesis)
  • Revision Total Hip replacement

Shoulder

  • Shoulder arthroscopy
  • Arthroscopic Acromioplasty
  • Arthroscopic repair of rotator cuff tear
  • Arthroscopic Stabilisation (Bankart Repair) for unstable dislocating shoulders
  • Reconstruction of the acromio-clavicular joint
  • Shoulder replacement

Foot and Ankle

  • Metatarsal surgery
  • Flexible flatfoot surgery (subtalar arthroreisis procedure)
  • Hallux Valgus (bunions)
  • Hammer toes

Hand, Elbow, Wrist

  • Hand injuries and upper limb trauma (fractures and sprains, tendon injury, nerve injury)
  • Chronic disorders such as Dupuytren’s contracture, carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, tendinitis, De Quervain’s tenosynovitis (trigger finger)
  • Arthritis including inflammatory, rheumatoid arthritis, age-related, and trauma-related
  • Congenital anomalies such as extra fingers or absence of fingers, radial clubhand, syndactyly
  • Vascular anomalies of the hand and wrist
  • Elbow arthroscopy

Spine surgery (by our team of neuro-surgeons)

  • Chronic low back pain
  • Herniated disc (Slipped Disc)
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis

KNEE ARTHROSCOPY is a surgical procedure that allows an orthopaedic surgeon to diagnose and treat knee disorders by providing a clear view of the inside of the knee. After making small incisions, using a pencil-sized instrument called an arthroscope, the surgeon can see an image of your knee that is transmitted through a small camera, via optic fibres, to a television monitor. The TV image allows the surgeon to thoroughly examine the interior of your knee and determine the source of your problem. During the procedure, the surgeon can also insert surgical instruments through other small incisions in your knee to remove or repair damaged tissues.

Your orthopaedic surgeon might use this procedure to diagnose and treat:

  • Torn ligaments including the anterior (ACL reconstruction) and posterior cruciate ligaments (PCL reconstruction)
  • Abnormal alignment or instability of the kneecap
  • A torn meniscus
  • Loose fragments of bone or cartilage
  • Damaged joint surfaces or softening of the articular cartilage known as chondromalacia

Inflammation of the synovial membrane, such as rheumatoid or gout arthritis

New approach to hip and knee replacement at FV Hospital

The goals of hip and knee replacement surgery are to relieve pain, increase mobility, and improve or restore normal joint functions. Diseased or damaged parts of the hip or the knee joint are removed and replaced with artificial implants called prosthetic devices.

FV Hospital boasts a very high rate of successful outcomes for hip and knee replacement surgery and this is due to several factors:

  • Training and experience: Dr Phat is an orthopaedic surgeon Board-certified in Germany, who has performed more than 900 hip and 800 knee replacements in his career, including 350 at FV since 2010. Patients are typically in their sixties but some were as young as 16-year old and a number were more than 90-year old.
  • Precise implant indication: Dr Phat can offer the right prosthetic device for each patient based on anatomy, function and patient’s preferences. All prosthetic devices used at FV Hospital are US- or European Union-certified
  • Minimally invasive techniques: they require special dexterity and skill. Dr Phat routinely performs these procedures using the Bauer approach for the hip and the Midvastus approach for the knee. Preserving the muscular function (muscles are not cut) allows for a rapid recovery
  • Meticulous infection control: patients are given antibiotics both prior to and after surgery. Additionally, special precautions are taken in the operating room for skin preparation, draping, and instrument preparation. The infection rate at FV Hospital for these types of procedures is less than 1% which is in line with the best centres in the world
  • Prevention of Deep Vein Thrombosis: at FV hospital, one or more types of treatments, such as blood thinning medications, early mobilization and physical therapy, range-of-motion exercises, elastic stockings, and intermittent pneumatic compression devices “ACCEL® Technology” (Active Compression and Cold Exchange Loop) are available to prevent blood clots
  • Post-operative pain control: using continuous infusion of pain killer on peripheral nerves, and “Game Ready” cryotherapy to decrease swelling
  • Immediate rehabilitation and short length of hospitalisation: patients start walking on the day after surgery helped by the physiotherapist and are discharged usually at day 6 or 7 capable of walking independently with a frame or crutches. Patients can walk unaided after 4 to 6 weeks, and can swim after 2 weeks or use a bicycle after 5 to 6 weeks.
  • Rehabilitation: the rehabilitation process plays a crucial role in helping patients get back on their feet and resume an active lifestyle. FV Hospital physiotherapists follow specialised knee or hip replacement rehabilitation protocols. Usually patients require 4 to 6 weeks of physiotherapy in the Rehabilitation Department
  • Surgeon follow-up: all patients are seen regularly after discharge by their orthopaedic surgeon (at one week, 6 weeks, 6 months, 1 year, and 5 years)

The Bone & Joint Centre outpatient clinics are located in the Surgical Centre on the 3rd floor of the V Building.

Patients can be admitted either in the Day Ward for day-care surgical procedures or in the Surgical Ward for procedures requiring hospitalisation.

  • The Imaging Department is composed of highly trained professionals with international expertise in the imaging of musculoskeletal conditions led by top interventional radiologist Dr Pierre Jaillot. From the acquisition of the image to its interpretation, images are individually tailored to address the specific clinical concerns of the referring clinicians. The department uses state-of-the-art equipment such as a 1.5 Tesla MRI, a multi-slice CT Scanner, a bone densitometer and ultrasound machines
  • The Operating Theatre is equipped with C-arms, arthroscopy systems, shaver systems and a number of high precision drills, bars and saws with varying speed and oscillating frequency, each suitable for special types of bones depending on their structure, size and characteristics. FV Hospital’s operating theatre is famous for the quality of the facility and equipment, its team of especially-trained nurses and its anaesthesiologists
  • The Rehabilitation Department led by Ms Catherine Cousin, offers support and exercises to restore movement and function, follows specialised protocols for rehabilitation after various types of orthopaedic procedures such as hip and knee replacements, ACL reconstruction and more, and provides detailed patient information booklets

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