At Paideia International, we offer specialist consultations, diagnostic tests and orthopaedic and trauma surgery. Paideia is a qualified centre for medicine and traumatology of the entire musculoskeletal system, with specialist paediatric and sports units. We have a 24h Traumatology service.
At Paideia International Hospital, we have orthopaedic specialists in:
Foot and ankle
Hand, wrist and elbow
Specialist orthopaedic examination
The orthopaedic examination assesses the health of the musculoskeletal system, i.e. the bones, joints and muscles, both under normal conditions and post-trauma. The orthopaedic examination studies the structure and function of the musculoskeletal system to diagnose acute, chronic or degenerative diseases of the spine, upper limbs (shoulder, elbow, hand and wrist) or lower limbs (hip, knee, foot and ankle). An orthopaedic examination is necessary following trauma that may have harmed the structures of the musculoskeletal system.
The examination may conclude with a diagnosis or with the prescription of diagnostic tests such as X-rays, CT scans, MRIs, but also blood, urine or joint fluid tests.
Orthopaedics: diagnostic tests
The traumatology service at Paideia International Hospital provides orthopaedic services, on call 24/7, 365 days a year, guaranteeing the highest level of patient care. We treat both minor trauma (compound fractures, joint sprains, etc.) and major trauma requiring surgical treatment and hospitalisation.
Paediatric orthopaedics and traumatology
Paideia International Hospital specialises in paediatricorthopaedics and traumatology, from 0 to 14 years of age, for trauma and fractures.
In childhood and adolescence, traumatic osteoarticular pathology is common. Traumatic injuries are more common in children than in adults, although the extent of the damage is often reduced. In almost 50% of cases, the trauma is secondary to a fall, with elbow and wrist fractures being the most common injuries. Traumatic osteoarticular injuries in children differ from those in adults due to the different anatomical, bio-mechanical and physiological characteristics of the growing skeleton, which are subject to strong endocrine-metabolic influences particularly on the growing cartilage. Therefore, there are many potential traps to the treatment of fractures in children.
With regard to the most frequent paediatric orthopaedic pathologies, we must consider that there are age-related pathologies: in the early years of life flat foot and valgus knee must be controlled, in prepubertal age scoliosis must be prevented and treated.
The following services are available 24 hours a day:
Saturday: 8 am - 2 pm