Wooridul Hospital Computer Assisted Orthopedic Clinic has the most advanced equipment and newest medical technology that are applied to various surgical regions including knee, hip, shoulder and ankle
Computer assisted navigation surgery
Computer assisted navigation surgery has the success rate as high as 99%. It directly monitors the image around the joint, maximizing the accuracy of the surgery. The navigation in the surgery plays the similar role of the car navigation system.
General artificial joint surgery
Difficult to know the alignment state or angle
Success rate of the surgery is determined by the surgeon’s experience
Computer assisted navigation
artificial joint surgery
High success rate of the surgery
Greatly extended lifetime of the artificial joint
Surgery can be performed from an accurate angle by the minimally invasive procedure
Minimally invasive surgery
Perform surgical operation with minimal skin or muscle incision
Save muscle tissues as much as possible during surgery
+ Advantages of Minimally Invasive Surgery
Minimize skin incision
Optimize preservation of the normal tissue
Fast recovery and minimization of aftereffect, recurrence rate and pain
Excellent in an aesthetic point of view since the scar is little
Bio-compatible artificial joint
Wooridul Hospital Orthopedic Clinic uses the most human-friendly artificial joint. After surgery, you can freely move with the new artificial joint. The life expectancy of a new artificial joint is extended since its contact surface is soft.
+ Advantages of Bio-compatible artificial joint
Durable Artificial Joint
- Artificial joint made of ceramic components that can last long
Artificial Joint for Women
- Considering the joint size of women (small and irregular joint)
Artificial Joint considering the body type and posture of a patient
- Optimal surgical techniques considering the body structure and posture
- Demonstrating safety approved by the US FDA
Orthopedic Shoulder Clinic of Wooridul Hospital, the most recognizing in shoulder treatment, has introduced the latest treatment method of US Kerlan-Jobe Clinic and Texas Clinic that are frequently visited by Major League Baseball players.
A period of enforced immobility results from trauma, overuse injuries, or surgery
+ How is this disease treated?
Frozen shoulder in the initial stage can be improved within 3-4 weeks in most cases by injection treatment and self-exercise therapy for the shoulder joint
Frozen shoulder resulting from diabetes or trauma need an articular capsule relaxation surgery (15 min) to relieve the thickened and contracted capsule surrounding the shoulder joint. (Success rate above 95%)
The rotator cuff is a series of four tendons that attach to the humerus or shoulder or proximal bone in the arm in order to permit the arm to move through the shoulder joint with a full range of motion and normal power.
Causes of Shoulder tendon (rotator cuff) tear
Falling on to the shoulder from skiiing or sport activites Heavy lifting
Often found in people with occupations requiring overhead activity
Degenerative (Slowly torn after middle age)
Symptoms of Shoulder tendon (rotator cuff) tear
Decreased range of motion
Popping or grinding
Pain at night often being more prominent
How is this disease treated?
Surgical treatment is required to fix the torn tendon to the original position regardless of the size.
Prevent the humeral head from poking up through the rotator cuff tear and rubbing against the bony acromion.
■ Double bridge-myorrhaphy
Low possibility of re-torn due to the securely fixed tendon
Hip joint, the largest joint in our body, consists of the top of femur and
acetabulum of pelvis.
Primary function of hip joint is to support the body during static and dynamic positions. Since it is very close to the waist, the pain can be confused with back pain. Severe lesion causes serious pain affecting daily living.
It is destruction of the hip joint causedby the blockage of blood supply to the femoral head and the insufficient provision of oxygen and nutrients. It is frequently found among the active young and middle-aged adults at the age between 30~59.
Causes of Avascular necrosis of the femoral head
Overuse of steroid
Aftereffects of hip joint fracture and dislocation by trauma
Symptoms of Avascular necrosis of the femoral head
Pain in the groin when walking for a long time.
Mild pain in the hip, waist and thighs.
Severe lesion causes fractured femoral head and thus shortened(1-2cm) leg, causing the patient to limp
Treatments of Avascular necrosis of the femoral head
We provide drug treatment or non-surgical treatment in the initial stage.
However, the prognosis of the non-surgical treatment has been reported to
b not good for the case with a severe lesion.
At our hospital, we perform selective and customized surgery, considering
the severity of the necrosis and the patient’s age.
■ Artificial Joint Replacement
Damaged hip joint is removed and an artificial joint made of special metal and ceramic
■ Depressurization of the core, multiple drilling
For the avascular necrosis in theinitial stage. Prevents the progress of the disease or promotes the regeneration of the blood stream in the necrosis region.
A minimum incision (about 0.5cm) to make a hole between the femoral intertrochanteric region and the femoral head.
Eliminate necrosis by accurately checking the lesion using an arthroscope.
Joint drilling and autogenous bone graft along the necrosis region.
Surgery takes about 10-20 minutes.
Patient’s bone is maintained as much as possible.
The wound is rapidly recovered and the duration of hospitalization is short.
■ Arthroscopic hip joint operation
The diagnosis and surgical treatment are performed stimultanously by monitoring the ligaments and cartilages inside the joint, the deformation of the synovial membrane surrounding the joint or the damage on the cartilage.
A thin and long arthroscope (diameter: 4.5mm) is inserted to the hip joint.
A micro-sized camera andother laser surgical instruments are installed for the diagnosis and treatment.
Impurities in the joint, Damage of the joint cartilage, Rupture of the ligament in the joint, Degenerative arthritis
lesion in the articular labrum, Collision of the generative flexion, Avascular necrosis, Intra-articular imflammation
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When the cruciate ligament is ruptured, the thigh bone and the calf bone are not fixed and move independently. The cartilage disk that cushions the impact between the two bones is damaged and causes arthritis. The purpose of this surgery is to recover the cruciate ligament to the slate before the damage by more than 90% and prevent the progress of the arthritis.
Wooridul Hospital performs the two string-cruciate ligament reconstruction surgery that requires a high-level technique.
Advantages of Computer Assisted Navigation Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Surgery
Less wound, hermorrhage and pain
Prevent the extension of the ligament
Ligament is not worn out
High success rate of the surgery
One string-Anterior Cruciate Ligament reconstruction surgery
Two string-Anterior Cruciate Ligament reconstruction sugery
The ligament is vulnerable to the rational force
The ligament is less vulnerable to the rotational force or shaking
Reconstruct a part of the normal ligament only
Similar to the normal ligament
Can enjoy sport after the surgery
Can enjoy more acctive sport after the surgery
Can be performed for everyone
Hardly applicable to the patients who have small bones
Easy re-surgery when the ligament is ruptured again
Difficult re-surgery when the ligament is ruptured again
Who needs this surgery?
Swollen ligament and mild pain
Pop sound in knees
Feel as if the legs are dropped off when changing the direction
Feel weak and dislocated in the legs during sports activities
Ruptured cartilage plate due to the unstable legs
How is this surgery performed?
Incision of the skin in the size of a nail, using an endoscope with a 4.5mm micro-camera.
Accurately measure the size of the bones or ligaments using the computer navigation.
Reconstruct the position of the ruptured ligament. If the patient’s own ligament is not available, the ligament of the same kind is used.
Perform knee joint bending after the swelling disappears. Depending on the conditions, perform reconstruction surgery using an arthroscope.
I feel much better after the surgery!
Manage your knees after the surgery!
Put ice and water half and half to a plastic bag and wrap it with a thin towel. Apply the ice pack to the operated area. Perform it 3-4 times a day for 15 minutes.
Use a pillow to keep the operated leg higher than the heart level. It helps to reduce the swelling easily by preventing the flow of the blood to the bottom.
Disease in which the cartilage is worn out. If it is related with trauma, it is called traumatic arthritis.
Most common causes are the fracture of the ankle joint and chronic ankle joint instability that occurs by the repeated sprain of the ankle. Also, it can be caused by the degenerative change and rheumatoid arthritis.
How is this disease treated?
Conserving the ankle movement through the artificial joint surgery.