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Orthopedics and Traumatology

Keywords:
  • orthopedics
  • traumatology
  • Töölö Hospital

The Orthopedics and Traumatology Unit mainly treats injuries and disorders of the skeleton and other supportive tissues. Most of the treatments in this specialist area consist of operations and other surgical procedures, but we also partly manage the evaluation, planning and execution of non-surgical treatments for the aforementioned conditions.

We usually deal with non-urgent cases, while traumatology – treatment of injuries – mainly has to do with emergency outpatient care. The majority of all surgical procedures performed in Finland fall within the domain of orthopedics and traumatology, which thus is the largest surgical specialist area. 
 
The most common procedures in orthopedic and traumatology specialties include endoscopy-assisted joint surgery, prosthetic joint replacement surgery, surgery to repair fractures, reconstructive surgery due to illness, and surgery for illnesses or injuries in the spinal region. Non-surgical treatment involves installing various splints and braces.

Patient groups requiring the most demanding care and treatment

The most demanding treatments in our field have to do with acute care and aftercare for patients with severe accident trauma and with the treatment of advanced arthrosis of the spine, joints, or limbs.

Outpatient care

Typical cases that we treat in outpatient care include fractures of the limbs caused by accidents (ankle, wrist, hip, shoulder) and other sudden and unexpected conditions such as severe nerve compression symptoms caused by a prolapsed disc in the spine.

The Emergency Department at Töölö Hospital is Finland’s largest traumatology emergency clinic. We take care of the most demanding trauma cases (e.g. pelvic injuries) from all of Uusimaa and even from further afield.

Care facilities

We offer services in the orthopedics and traumatology specialist area at Töölö, Herttoniemi, Peijas and Jorvi Hospitals for the Helsinki University Hospital area and at Hyvinkää, Lohja, Raseborg and Porvoo Hospitals for the rest of Uusimaa.

The most demanding traumatology surgery and surgical treatment of bone tumors at HUS are centrally managed at Töölö Hospital. In the Helsinki University Hospital area, artificial joint operations are performed at Peijas Hospital.​

Treatment facilities

Orthopedic Outpatient Clinic, Lohja Hospital

We invite patients for an initial appointment at the Orthopedic Outpatient Clinic in Lohja Hospital based on referral, and during the appointment, we will…

Outpatient Clinic for Orthopedics and Traumatology, Hyvinkää Hospital

At the Hyvinkää Hospital’s Outpatient Clinic for Orthopedics and Traumatology, we treat musculoskeletal disorders or injuries.

Surgery and Anesthesia Unit K, Jorvi Hospital

Jorvi Hospital's Surgery and Anesthesia Unit K is open around the clock.

Anesthesia and Surgery Ward L, Peijas Hospital

In Anesthesia and Surgery Ward L at Peijas Hospital, we perform orthopedic and urological surgical procedures. Some urological surgical procedures are…