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1. Mission and Vision
Mission
  1. Help our patients return to personal, social, and professional activities of daily life
  2. Provide our patients with a smooth and relaxing experience in a safe, warm and reassuring environment
  3. Ensure that our patients and clients get best value for money
  4. Maintain honest and transparent relationship based on mutual trust with our patients and clients
  5. Tailor-made management plans that best meet the individual needs and circumstances of the patient.
Vision

To enable our patients to enjoy pain-free active life through state of the art evidence based care.

Strategy
2. Scope of Service

The Ortho & Spine Center occupies an area on the ground floor of the hospital building, which is easily accessible to appropriate personnel and patients yet ensuring privacy in a quiet and relaxing atmosphere. Our outpatient department has 4 consulting rooms and a treatment room with 2 waiting areas. Each room is thoroughly equipped with up-to-date modern facilities to carry out comprehensive evaluation and documentation of the patient’s medical condition. Our multilingual team of nurses, auxiliaries, and clerical staff are acutely aware of the diverse individual and cultural needs of our patients and are expected to respond to them. A standardized set of protocols have been agreed by our team of professionals encompassing daily quality controls to ensure high quality of services, clarity of communication and smooth and safe experience for our patients.
All our consultants are carefully recruited to match our vision and exceed our patients’ expectations. They are of high moral and ethical standing, specialty trained in recognized training programs and are recognized masters in their art. All the consultants are focused in their specialized fields of interest thus ensuring knowledgeable expert opinions, a wide range of specialist technical skills and highly advanced operative abilities for our patients. They perform their procedures using unrivalled state of the art equipment in ultraclean environment supported by very experienced anesthetists and highly trained specialist nurses and technical team.
The adjacent radiology department has the most modern equipment in Oman, including 3 Tesla MRI, 256 slice CT, special ultrasound equipment, and conventional x-ray machines for various needs. All are operated by well trained, experienced radiology technicians and supervised by experienced specialized consultant radiologists.
We have a very close working relationship with our rehabilitation team of physiotherapists and occupational therapists. This ensures seamless communication providing proper and comprehensive management plan for our patients. We are also supported by our in-hospital team of medical specialists, e.g. cardiologists, endocrinologists etc., in keeping with our philosophy of multidisciplinary approach to patients with complex medical conditions. A wide range of laboratory services is also available to us with timely results.

Groups of Patients Served

Members of the Ortho & Spine Center are happy to look after patients of all ages, ethnicities and nationalities.
Patients can expect that appropriate procedures, treatments, interventions and care will be provided according to established policies, procedures, guidelines and clinical pathways that have been developed to ensure patient safety and positive outcomes.
Appropriateness of procedures, treatments, interventions and care will be based upon patient assessments, re-assessments, and desired outcomes.
Respect for patient individual needs, rights and confidentiality will be maintained.

Working hours of the Ortho & Spine Centre
Conditions treated
Services, Treatment, Procedures, and Activities Performed

“First, do no harm” is the guiding principle in our clinical practice.
While many conditions are transient and improve with time, others require urgent medical or surgical intervention to prevent further damage and deterioration. We will always select the most appropriate treatment plan for you from the suitable options. We aim to provide a wide range of treatment modalities based on available evidence and delivered by experienced experts in the field.

A. Noninvasive Therapies: These include advice on life style adjustment, exercise modifications, physiotherapy, orthotics (special shoes or braces), and appropriate medications

B. Therapeutic Interventions:

  1. Injectables: These are injections that are given to treat the disease and control the symptoms. They are used when oral or topical (ointments, gels) medications are no longer effective. Sometimes they are preferred over systemic medications because of their local and direct effects with no generalized effects on other parts and organs of the body.

    1. Hyaluronic acid: synthetic analogue of the natural lubricant inside our joints. It’s used to reduce friction pain in arthritic joint.

    2. Steroid: local steroids are used to control local inflammation and pain in joints or around tendons.

    3. Local anesthetic: these are used to control pain and to confirm the exact source of the pain to plan further management.

  2. Biologics: these are therapies derived from the patient’s own body. They rely on cells or molecular agents produced by these cells to help heal the diseased part. They are thought to help the body heal itself in addition to symptomatic control. They are extremely safe.

    1. Blood products: platelet rich plasma (PRP). This is derived from the patient’s own blood which is readily available. It is used to treat arthritis and tendon and muscle chronic tears and degeneration. Usually, it’s necessary to repeat the treatment between 3 and 6 times.

    2. Cytotherapy (Concentrated autologous tissue products): tissues (fat or bone marrow) are usually harvested from the patient using special needles. These procedures require either deep sedation or regional or general anesthesia. The harvested tissue is then fractionated and concentrated using special devices. The resultant concentrate is then injected into the diseased part of the body.

      1. Adipose tissue (fat from under the skin) is used to treat osteoarthritis. 100 ml of fat is aspirated from under the skin using special needles. A special device (e.g. Lipogems) is used to produce a concentrate that is rich in stem cells, pericytes and cell mediators which is then injected into arthritic joints (e.g. knees) or sometimes diseased tendon (e.g. shoulder) or scar tissue (e.g. from burns, trauma or surgery).

      2. Bone marrow is usually harvested from the pelvic bones using special needles. A special device (e.g. Angel system) is used to produce a concentrate that is rich in stem cells, pericytes and cell mediators which is then injected into necrotic (dead) bone or a fracture that failed to heal.

  3. Minimal Invasive Procedures: These are procedures that are performed through key hole incisions.

    1. Arthroscopic Procedures: we perform arthroscopy of all the major joints including knee, shoulder, ankle, elbow, wrist, and hip joints.

      1. Simple Arthroscopy: used to clean cartilage, scar tissue or remove loose bodies

      2. Cartilage Repair: repair of injured tissues through keyhole surgery, e.g. meniscus or labrum or articular cartilage defect

      3. Ligament or Tendon Repair: repair of torn ligaments through keyhole surgery, e.g. anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) repair or rotator cuff repair

      4. Ligament Reconstruction: replacing a damaged ligament using a tendon from the patient him or herself, e.g. ACL or posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) reconstruction

      5. Transplant Surgery: These procedures are necessary when the person’s own meniscus or chondral cartilage is damaged beyond repair. Appropriately matched tissue from a deceased tissue donor is transplanted into the recipient joint to relieve suffering and prevent further damage.

    2. Torn Tendon Repair: repair of torn tendons without opening it, e.g. Achilles tendon repair

    3. Deformity Correction: correction of bone deformity without big wounds, e.g. hallux valgus (bunion) correction

  4. Joint Replacement: we perform all types of major joint replacements. The prostheses we use are selected to meet our patients’ cultural, social and religious needs manufactured by leading international companies.

    1. Simple Arthroscopy: used to clean cartilage, scar tissue or remove loose bodies

    2. Cartilage Repair: repair of injured tissues through keyhole surgery, e.g. meniscus or labrum or articular cartilage defect

    3. Ligament or Tendon Repair: repair of torn ligaments through keyhole surgery, e.g. anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) repair or rotator cuff repair

    4. Ligament Reconstruction: replacing a damaged ligament using a tendon from the patient him or herself, e.g. ACL or posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) reconstruction

    5. Transplant Surgery: These procedures are necessary when the person’s own meniscus or chondral cartilage is damaged beyond repair. Appropriately matched tissue from a deceased tissue donor is transplanted into the recipient joint to relieve suffering and prevent further damage.

  5. Limb Reconstruction: this involves rebuilding a deformed or badly injured limb using a variety of techniques

    1. Limb Lengthening: a short limb can be lengthened using internal or external lengthening devices

    2. Deformity Correction: we correct malaligned limbs (whether congenital or acquired) using a variety of techniques:

      1. Guided Growth: suitable for growing children only e.g. bow legs or knock knees

      2. Corrective Osteotomies: realigning the limb to eliminate pain (e.g. knee arthritis), improve function (e.g. after polio) and appearance

    3. Reconstructing Lost Bone: parts of bone may be lost due to severe injuries, infection or cancer. We have the ability to reconstruct bone defects using a variety of techniques and technologies:

      1. Bone Transport: a segment of the bone that has the defect is gradually transported until the defect is completely filled

      2. Bone Lengthening: involves lengthening the bone with the defect itself until the length of both limbs is equalized

      3. Bone Grafts: involves harvesting bone from the pelvis, a rib, or opposite limb to fill the defect

      4. Tissue Engineered Constructs: this involves using state of the art tissue engineering technology e.g. custom made 3D printed scaffolds and biologics to fill the bone defect

Specialities

OIH ensures an integrated clinical information between multidisciplinary teams to produce the best diagnoses and therapeutic solutions.

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