Hospitalisation means a stay of several days in our hospital during which the patient receives continuous treatment: rehabilitation, orthopaedic treatment or an operation. For back pain, we provide inpatient care with infusion therapy, diagnostics, MRI scanning and controlled local injections. Another common reason for hospitalisation is to improve mobility in the musculoskeletal system and to strengthen muscles after an operation or injury.
Our hospital offers “one-day surgery” for patients needing minor operations. The operation takes place on the same day the patient arrives. They very often leave the same day, or within 24 hours. One-day operations available to patients include minor operations such as arthroscopy, operations to correct crooked toes, the removal of metal material used in previous operations, carpal tunnel surgery, operations on minor fractures for stabilisation of the shoulder, stabilisation of the knees and other minor operations that do not require long-term care.
Other operations that our hospital specialises in and which require longer hospitalisation include operations of the large joints, especially hip replacements, and other joint replacements for the hip, knee, ankle, elbow or shoulder. Patients with spinal problems are often hospitalised for operations on spinal discs or spinal operations intended to reduce pressure on nerves or stabilise the spine.
Our experts use local anaesthetics and regional anaesthetics for smaller-scale interventions. Our standard treatments are spinal anaesthesia with epidural analgesia and total low-flow inhalation anaesthesia using the most modern inhalation gases with minimal side effects.
Intensive care unit (ICU)
The intensive care unit specialises in care for patients with difficult health conditions, especially immediate post-surgery care. Our perfectly equipped ICU and highly qualified personnel will ensure that you cope with even complex operations such as the replacement of artificial joints. The operating theatre and the intensive care unit not only have uninterruptable supplies of electricity and medicinal gases but also systems for monitoring patients’ vital functions to prevent any post-operation complications. The unit has its own mechanical ventilator, anaesthetic machine and a complete latest-generation resuscitation system.
Our professional approach ensures that 97% of our patients can be discharged by the third day after their operation. If an intervention or treatment requires rehabilitation, we operate a special programme tailored for artificial joint operations or injuries. This usually involves several days of intensive rehabilitation with trained physiotherapists using rehabilitation aids such as continuous passive motion (CPM) devices and rehabilitation pulleys. Rehabilitation can be provided in the patient’s bed, but usually takes place in our specially equipped gym or, in good weather, on the hospital’s terrace.