Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

St. Catherine’s Center for orthopedics surgery and sports medicine specializes in in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves (musculoskeletal system). St. Catherine´s orthopedic surgeons are internationally recognized experts, known for their surgical technical excellence and innovative approach in solving both simple and difficult orthopedic problems. They have been developing new solutions for patients that improve healing, speed rehabilitation and improve outcomes. The center uses the latest techniques and the most advanced technology to improve care for people with musculoskeletal problems. The surgeons work together with various medical experts to determine the most appropriate treatment option for patient’s individual needs. Physician specialists trained in radiology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and other medical and surgical areas help speed recovery for surgical patients, before, during and after a procedure.

Orthopedic center specializes for all areas of orthopedics, including:

  • Hip replacement (adult reconstruction, revision and replacement)
  • Knee replacement (adult reconstruction, revision and replacement)
  • Fracture care and trauma
  • Hand surgery
  • Arthroscopy
  • ACL injury
  • Shoulder surgery
  • Foot and ankle injuries
  • Pediatric orthopedic conditions
  • Sports injuries
  • Meniscus transplantations
  • Regenerative Orthopedics and Tissue Engineering

St. Catherine Specialty Hospital also conducts clinical trials, offering its patients the latest options in diagnostics and treatment. For instance, St. Catherine Hospital is among a few European institutions that started with the application of mesenchymal stem cells extracted from fatty tissue (AdMSCs) in to the joints of patients with damaged cartilage. Besides that, St. Catherine’s orthopedic team made, for the first time in the region, the meniscal transplant, a procedure that can dramatically and substantially slow the onset of arthritis.

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