This Department has two units ; Orthopedics/trauma and Neurosurgery. Its main role is to manage patients presenting with injuries, orthopaedic and neurosurgical conditions.
Orthopaedic and Trauma unit deals with trauma cases and orthopaedic conditions. Outpatients are attended every working day. Services at OPD include the following: consultations, closed reduction for fractures and dislocations, P.O.P application and removal, external fixator removal, surgical wound caring and dressing and follow up of patients in general.
The following are the commonest emergencies: open fractures, dislocation of joints, fracture –dislocations, joint infections and compartment syndrome. Common elective conditions are: long bone fractures, bone infections, intracapsular and extracapsular femoral neck fractures, pelvic fractures, musculoskeletal tumors, foot injuries, limb deformities and pediatric cases. The unit is finalizing logistics of establishing Joint Replacement Arthroplasty.
Neurosurgery unit offers a growing spectrum of diagnostic as well as conservative, surgical, and support therapies to an array of neurosurgical conditions. Sophisticated diagnostic tests are performed in conjunction with state-of-the-art neurophysiology laboratory that provides EEG-monitoring, nerve conduction tests, somatosensory evoked potentials, stimulatory electromyography, transcranial ultrasound imaging and the department of radiology that provides CT, CTA, MRI and MRA studies. Surgeries are planned using the latest computer soft wares with 3D reconstruction of neoplasms and vascular pathologies, then performed using high-precision surgical microscopes and drilling systems.
The available neurosurgeons have specialized training in diagnosing, treating and managing disorders of the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nervous system. Some of the common disorders treated are as follows; Brain and spinal cord injuries, Benign and malignant primary brain tumors, Metastatic brain tumors, Peripheral nervous disorders, Cerebral aneurysms, Spondylosis and intervertebral discopathies, Brain abcesses, Hemorrhagic strokes, Hydrocephalus, Cosmetic cranial defects, Subgaleal Cysts and Meningomyoceles and Spinal Bifida.