Traumatology is dedicated to the treatment of wounds and injuries caused by accidents and violence. Hospital Ochoa has an expert team of traumatologists who are able to treat the vast majority of trauma injuries.
Trauma injuries are the result of a wide variety of blunt, penetrating and burn mechanisms. They include motor vehicle collisions, sports injuries, falls, natural disasters and a multitude of other physical injuries which can occur at home, on the street, or while at work. Due to the wide variety of trauma fractures and dislocations that can occur across the body, traumatologists need to carefully assess each issue on a case-by-case basis.
Osteosynthesis is one of the key procedures performed by trauma surgeons, and it refers to the union of bone fragments. This union may be stabilised by means of screws, nails, plates and several other mechanical devices, until the biological healing process has restored the bone segment as a single entity.
Hospital Ochoa is able to perform arthroscopic (keyhole) surgery. This is a minimally invasive procedure conducted on a joint and performed using an endoscope that is inserted into the joint through a small incision. Because of the smaller incisions, arthroscopic surgery produces faster recovery times and less scarring.
Hospital Ochoa also performs specialised trauma procedures on the spine area, such as rhizolysis which uses radiofrequency pulses to destroy nerve endings that transmit pain, or “In Space” interspinous spacers that stop segmental extension of the vertebrae.