Orthopaedics and Traumatology

The Auxologico activity relevant to Orthopaedics and Traumatology is carried out within three Operational Units combining an advanced technology level with the acknowledged competencies and skills of orthopaedic surgeons and traumatologists as well as of doctors specialized in anaesthesia and resuscitation.

The outpatient activity is performed in all the locations of Auxologico in Lombardy and in Piedmont, where all Diagnostic Imaging instruments (conventional radiology, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, CT and ultrasonography scans) are available, specifically those required for a correct diagnosis of each pathology.

The orthopaedic surgical procedures are carried out at Capitanio Hospital in Milan and cover all the needs related to the problems of the osteoarticular system.
In particular, the most advanced techniques of mini-invasive prosthetic surgery that are also adopted in cases of revision of failed prosthetic implants are used for hip and knee prostheses.
The shoulder surgery and the hand surgery, the mini-invasive foot surgery and the arthroscopy treatment of joints are other areas of specific expertise.

A continuous clinical research and development activity related to the most advanced surgical techniques is carried out in the Trauma and Orthopaedics department of the hospital and provides indisputable benefits for the patient: high-quality technologies, new materials, innovations in the field of surgery have significantly improved surgical procedures, thus minimizing post-op discomfort, pain and temporary disability.

Auxologico has developed accurate protocols to ensure that patients get the right care for their conditions in the post-operative course and in the rehabilitation phase through multidisciplinary teams made up of physiatrists, orthopaedists and physiotherapists.
Rehabilitation
can be provided both in the outpatient clinic and as inpatient treatment at the Unit of Neurological Rehabilitation of Capitanio Hospital or in hospital wards at the Unit of Rehabilitation Medicine located in Via Mosè Bianchi.

ACCESS TO SERVICES

Both national (Servizio Sanitario Nazionale) and private health insurance schemes entitle people to access the services and treatments provided.

CLINICAL ACTIVITY

Pathological conditions

  1. Primary arthroplasty in osteoarthritis of the hip – knee – shoulder – ankle.
  2. Revision arthroplasty with bone graft and biotechnologies.
  3. General trauma.
  4. Pelvic and acetabular fractures.
  5. Arthroscopic surgery of the knee – hip – shoulder – ankle.
  6. Ligamentous reconstructions.
  7. Treatment of condral defects.
  8. Forefoot surgery.

Innovative Techniques and Procedures

1.      Hip arthroplasty without pain and physiotherapy.
2.      Minimally invasive total and partial knee arthroplasty.
3.      Minimally invasive anatomic and reverse shoulder arthroplasty.
4.      Minimal revision surgery.
5.      Advanced arthroscopic techniques with application of stem cells, growth factors and scaffolds in condral, ligamentous and tendinous pathology.
6.      Percutaneous forefoot surgery.
7.      Correction of misalignments of the lower limbs. 

RESEARCH TOPICS

  1. Minimally invasive arthroplasty.
  2. Knee arthroplasty.
  3. Minimal revision surgery.
  4. Condral defects.
  5. Graft improvement with stem cells and growth factors.

INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION AND REFERENCE CENTRES

  1. International study group (producer) of the minima hip stem.
  2. International study group of Depuy Attune knee arthroplasty.
  3. Tornier study group for shoulder surgery.
  4. Geistlich application for condral defects.