The Orthopedic Clinic
Do you have pain in your shoulders, hips and knees?
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How Can Dr. Samer Hage Help You?
If you have any pain in your shoulders, hips and knees, Dr. Samer Hage conducts a full assessment to detect the cause(s) of pain and start with a treatment protocol.
If you require surgery on your shoulder, hips, or knees, Dr. Samer Hage is a pioneer in this field. He is the first orthopedic surgeon in the Middle East to use Virtual Reality during surgeries, ensuring the highest levels of safety and quality. Notably, Dr. Samer’s patients are able to walk just two hours after undergoing hip or knee replacement surgery.
The Number 1 Reviewed Orthopedic Surgeon In Lebanon
The Surgeries I Perform:
Shoulder surgeries encompass a range of procedures designed to address various shoulder conditions, each tailored to meet individual patient needs. Rotator Cuff Repair is a common surgery for repairing torn tendons in the shoulder, essential for restoring function and alleviating pain in patients with rotator cuff injuries. Shoulder Arthroscopy, a minimally invasive technique, uses a small camera (arthroscope) to diagnose and treat a variety of shoulder problems, including tissue repair. For more severe conditions like advanced arthritis or significant joint damage, Shoulder Replacement Surgery is performed, where the damaged joint is replaced with an artificial one, greatly improving mobility and comfort. Additionally, Labral Repair and SLAP Repair focus on fixing tears in the shoulder’s labrum, a ring of cartilage that helps stabilize the joint, a procedure often necessary after dislocations or due to degenerative conditions. Each of these surgical interventions plays a critical role in managing and resolving shoulder issues, enhancing the quality of life for patients with shoulder ailments.
When considering treatment options for hip-related issues, it’s essential to understand the most common surgical procedures offered by orthopedic specialists. Total Hip Replacement, a widely performed surgery, involves replacing a damaged hip joint with a prosthetic one, significantly reducing pain and improving mobility, particularly in cases of severe arthritis or injury. For younger, more active patients, Hip Resurfacing is an alternative that preserves more bone and is often easier to revise. It involves capping the femoral head with a metal covering, rather than replacing it entirely. Hip Arthroscopy, a minimally invasive technique, addresses various internal hip joint problems, such as labral tears and impingement, through small incisions using an arthroscope. Lastly, Hip Fracture Repair is crucial for treating hip fractures, with methods ranging from internal fixation using hardware to partial hip replacements, depending on the fracture’s nature and severity. Each of these procedures is tailored to meet individual patient needs, ensuring the best possible outcomes for those suffering from hip-related ailments.
For those suffering from knee issues, our orthopedic services offer advanced surgical solutions tailored to individual needs. Total Knee Replacement is a transformative procedure for patients with severe arthritis or significant knee damage, where the damaged parts of the knee are replaced with high-quality artificial components, restoring function and alleviating pain. For injuries to the meniscus, a critical cushioning cartilage in the knee, we provide Meniscectomy or Meniscus Repair, depending on the nature and extent of the damage. This surgery either repairs the torn meniscus or removes the damaged part to relieve pain and improve mobility. For patients with damage confined to a specific area of the knee, Partial Knee Replacement offers a less invasive alternative to total knee replacement. This procedure preserves much of the natural knee structure, leading to a more natural knee function post-surgery. Each of these procedures employs state-of-the-art techniques to ensure the best possible outcomes, helping our patients regain their mobility and quality of life.
Arthroscopic surgeries are minimally invasive procedures commonly used in orthopedics to diagnose and treat joint problems. An arthroscope, a small camera, is inserted into the joint through a small incision, allowing the surgeon to view the joint area on a screen and perform surgery with minimal tissue damage.
- Meniscus repair or removal
- ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) reconstruction
- Removal of loose bone or cartilage fragments
- Synovectomy (removal of inflamed lining)
- Rotator cuff repair
- Labral repair or SLAP (Superior Labrum Anterior and Posterior) repair
- Subacromial decompression
- Repair of shoulder instability
- Labral repair
- Removal of loose fragments
- Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) treatment
- Carpal tunnel release
- Ligament/tendon repairs
- Removal of ganglion cysts
- Removal of loose bodies
- Ankle stabilization
- Treatment of osteochondral defects (cartilage and underlying bone issues)
Sports Injury Surgeries
Sports injuries can range from minor ailments like sprains and strains to more severe injuries requiring surgical intervention. Also, you don’t need to be an athlete to have a sports injury.
- The ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) and PCL (Posterior Cruciate Ligament) are the most common injured ligaments in the knee that might require surgical interventions.
- Meniscus Tear: Often occurs in activities involving twisting, turning, or direct impact.
- Patellar Tendinitis: Also known as jumper’s knee, common in sports involving frequent jumping.
- Patellofemoral Syndrome: Pain in the front of the knee related to overuse, injury, or muscle weakness.
- Labral Tear: Tear in the ring of cartilage (labrum) surrounding the socket of the hip joint.
- Hip Flexor Strain: Common in sports with a lot of running or jumping.
- Hip Bursitis: Inflammation of the bursa near the hip joint, often due to repetitive activities.
- Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI): A condition where bones in the hip joint rub against each other.
- Ankle Sprain: Overstretching or tearing of the ligaments in the ankle, common in many sports.
- Achilles Tendinitis: Inflammation of the Achilles tendon, often seen in running and jumping sports.
- Achilles Tendon Rupture: A complete tear of the Achilles tendon.
- Ankle Fracture: Break in one or more bones that make up the ankle joint.
- Rotator Cuff Tear: Involves tears in the group of muscles and tendons that stabilize the shoulder. Common in sports requiring arm lifting or throwing motions.
- Shoulder Impingement Syndrome: Occurs when the shoulder blade (scapula) rubs on the rotator cuff and bursa, commonly seen in swimming and tennis.
- Shoulder Dislocation or Instability: Often occurs in contact sports like football or sports involving falls, such as skiing.
- SLAP Tear (Superior Labrum Anterior and Posterior): A tear of the ring of cartilage (labrum) around the shoulder socket, frequently seen in throwing or lifting athletes.
- AC Joint Injury (Acromioclavicular Joint Injury): Common in sports with potential for direct impact to the shoulder, like hockey or rugby.
- Biceps Tendinitis: Inflammation of the tendon that attaches the biceps muscle to the shoulder, often due to repetitive overhead actions.
- Wrist Sprains: Often occur due to falls or sudden twists, common in sports like basketball, skateboarding, and gymnastics.
- Scaphoid Fractures: The scaphoid is one of the small bones in the wrist and is particularly vulnerable to injury from falls onto an outstretched hand.
- Tendonitis: Overuse can lead to inflammation of the tendons in the wrist, common in sports like golf, tennis, and rowing.
- Ganglion Cysts: These are swellings or lumps in the wrist, often appearing after repeated wrist strain or injury.
- TFCC (Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex) Injury: The TFCC stabilizes the wrist, especially in rotation; injuries can occur in sports that involve gripping and twisting motions.
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Although more commonly associated with repetitive work activities, it can also develop from sports that put pressure on the median nerve in the wrist.
- Hip Fractures: Common in the elderly, often requiring surgical repair or replacement.
- Wrist Fractures: Such as fractures of the distal radius (Colles’ fracture), often needing surgery to realign and stabilize the bones.
- Ankle Fractures: Involving bones like the tibia, fibula, or talus, which may require surgery for proper alignment and healing.
- Tibial Shaft Fractures: These are often serious injuries that usually need surgical fixation.
- Femur Fractures: Including both the femoral neck and shaft fractures, commonly treated with surgical fixation.
- Spinal Fractures: Depending on location and severity, some spinal fractures may need surgical stabilization.
- Clavicle (Collarbone) Fractures: In cases of severe displacement, surgery may be required to align and fix the bone.
- Humerus Fractures: Both proximal (near the shoulder) and distal (near the elbow) humerus fractures can require surgery.
- Pelvic Fractures: Severe pelvic fractures often need surgical intervention for stability and alignment.
- Patellar Fractures: These may require surgery if the pieces of bone are displaced.
- Scaphoid Fractures: In the wrist, these fractures are tricky and often need surgery to heal properly.
- Foot Fractures: Such as calcaneus (heel bone) or metatarsal fractures, which may require surgical treatment.
- Olecranon Fractures: Fractures of the bony tip of the elbow, which often require surgery for proper healing.
- Acetabular Fractures: Fractures of the socket of the hip joint, which can require complex surgical repair.
The Use of Virtual Reality in Surgeries
Before proceeding with surgery, scans and MRIs will be performed according to the diagnostic protocol. Dr. Samer Hage inputs your MRI data into a Virtual Reality device and utilizes it during the procedure. This approach allows Dr. Samer to visualize your internal body structure before operating.