Orthopedic surgery

Did you know ?

In Europe, for every 1 million people, more than 1,000 hips and more than 1,000 knees are replaced each year.

To help you find the best help possible, Concilio’s medical team is by your side to help you find the solution to your orthopedic problems

What is orthopedic surgery ?

Orthopedics is concerned with conditions of the musculoskeletal system: bones, joints, muscles, tendons, and spinal column. Orthopedic surgery treats congenital malformations and repairs conditions that develop over time or as a result of trauma. Every year over 300 million orthopedic operations are carried out around the world, 75% of which take place in developed countries.

The primary reasons for consulting an orthopedic surgeon are:

  • Bone tumour removal (primary or metastatic bone disease)
  • Congenital disorders of the hip, leg, or foot
  • Foot and ankle surgery
  • Hip replacement
  • Hip resurfacing
  • Joint reconstruction/replacement
  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Partial knee replacement
  • Shoulder repair
  • Spinal surgery
  • Total knee replacement
  • Traumatic fracture of the lower limbs
  • Traumatic fracture of the upper limbs
  • Traumatic lesions of ligaments/tendons (torn cruciate ligament or Achilles tendon)

Risk Factors

Some individuals are more at risk of developing pathologies of the locomotor system.

Risk Factors include:

  • Genetics
  • Physical inactivity
  • Being overweight, obesity
  • Age, the prevalence rate of musculoskeletal conditions increases with aging
  • Gender, women being the most concerned

Why is it important to obtain the best care when you are ill?

Concilio enables you to access the best healthcare available to you. Our medical team will personally assist you to help you deal with any health issue.

  • In 45% of cases, your diagnosis or treatment plan could be optimized
  • 9 out 10 doctors prescribe unnecessary medical acts: surgery, repeat investigations, non-compliance with recommended best medical practice
  • All hospitals and clinics are not equal. Some are better suited to treating your illness than others.
  • Medicine is becoming more and more specialized. It can be complicated to obtain reliable medical information and ensure you get to see the medical practitioner that’s right for you and your condition

When it comes to your health and that of your loved ones, don’t take any chances, trust Concilio.

Risks of orthopedic surgery

Like all surgeries, orthopedic surgery is associated with certain risks and complications. It is the responsibility of the orthopedic surgeon to inform the patient of the dangers, the difficulties, as well as the modalities of the operation.


Traumatology, although intimately related to orthopedics, is a distinct discipline of orthopedics. Orthopedics deals with pathologies of the locomotion system, whether they are congenital or acquired. Whereas traumatology treats the injuries suffered by the body following a trauma (fracture, burn, etc.). Traumatic management sometimes requires orthopedic treatment, just as the opposite is possible. In the case of polytrauma patients, multidisciplinary care is often essential, involving several branches of medicine such as neurosurgery and cardiology.

Fiche Orthopedic surgery

  • Author : Florian Reinaud, MD
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