Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery is the premiere bone and joint center in Dubai. We offer a complete range of procedures and treatments to address hip, knee, and shoulder joint problems.
A normal knee consists of two bone ends protected by cartilage, and enclosed in a joint capsule filled with viscous synovial fluid for lubrication, ensuring smooth, painless movement. As the knee bone begins to erode, the physiological changes that take place in and around the joint cause severe pain. The reason being, cartilage, unlike other tissue cells, is not replaced once damaged, leading to coarse, tender movement. Without this layer of protection, bones get in contact and cause friction, which causes erosion and ultimately culminating in deterioration.
Furthermore, as cartilage and bone erode, the joint capsule becomes inflamed resulting in the formation of scar tissue.
The most commonly quoted reason for joint replacement is excessive pain, which remains unresponsive to conservative treatment methods such as medication and physiotherapy. At our Dubai joint and bone center, every knee specialist is bent on achieving a single, unified mission: To help our patients achieve a better quality of life by providing specialised treatment to treat their condition. With our treatments our patients enjoy:
In artificial replacement, the knee specialist slices off a thin layer of eroded bone from the surface and replaces it with two artificial metal surfaces separated by polyethylene to minimize friction. At our center in Dubai, an in-house knee specialist can perform two types of surgery depending on your condition:
Full Flexion Knee
Recent advancements in replacement surgery have made it possible for patients to fully flex their post-operative knee; a task previously unfeasible. This greatly increases mobility and allows for patients to return to their expected activity level.
Designed for patients with only partial erosion of the knee, this surgery has a shorter recovery period and can be performed with simpler surgical equipment and tools, allowing for a less invasive surgery.
At our Dubai joint and bone centre, we provide our patients with the best artificial joints, produced by US-based ZIMMER, currently the largest manufacturer of such products in the world. These are produced with materials that known to be accepted by the body, resulting in an astounding 100% acceptance rate to date. Zimmer provides a series of systems that are adapted to individual needs. They are as follows:
Used at our centre by an experienced knee specialist during cases where a partially-eroded knee joint surfaces, and can be performed with an incision no longer than 6cm.
Legacy LPS Flex
This is offered at the centre in cases where there is surface erosion, but the knee is still able to fully flex. The incisions are between 8 and 12cm.
Introduced when there is surface erosion, which limits the flexion to partial range.
Is used in cases of bone cancer or repeated joint implant, where the bone erosion has staggered to an advanced stage.
This hip-replacement system is the first designed to reduce implant related complications.
This system is more convenient for younger patients with good bone quality
This system is offered at our centre for patients who are allergic to metal.
The newest knee replacement system, Persona conserves more bone and is specially designed to be adapted to the Asian knee.
Complications from replacement are similar to those from any routine surgery. At our bone and joint center in Dubai, we take careful precautions to minimize the risk of postoperative complications, and provide you with the most complete care.
Every joint and knee specialist at our centre prescribes the necessary antibiotics, while providing a sterile environment to reduce the risk of infection. Patients at our centre are also given anticoagulants to prevent thrombosis, where blood clots start forming in the circulatory system.
In some cases, a joint or knee specialist may recommend blood transfusion after the operation. Our joint and bone centre offers the most trusted blood transfusion procedure from a donor source, which meet the highest international standards. However, if preferred, the patient may undergo autologous blood donation, where they donate their own blood prior to surgery, which can then be used if needed.
Quality of life revolves around being able to do the things you enjoy doing uninhibited. However, if you have lingering back pain and spine problems, your quality of life will be affected, as you will not have the same freedom to do the activities you enjoy.
With back pain, not only will your physical activity be affected, but your physical fitness will deteriorate as well. The exercises you used to be capable of performing will no longer be possible for you due to lingering back ache. For working professionals, spine problems can have a negative impact on productivity and quality of work as well, which can have a serious effect on one’s career.
If you are looking for professional consultation regarding your back and spine problems, get in touch with a spine specialist in Dubai at Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery.
At BHAS, we have expert physicians who can perform a physical examination on you to determine possible causes of your discomfort. In line with the initial diagnosis, we can prescribe medications, or a series of narcotic and non-narcotic pain medications to alleviate the pain. If you are in need of a physical therapist or a chiropractor, we will find a way to get you connected as well.
However, if a patient is resolved to have surgery to ease away their back pain, BHAS is more than capable to help.
At our healthcare facility, we are keen to follow the most advanced technologies with minimum surgical intervention to treat all back and neck related complains. Our specialist will provide you with up to date treatment in coordination with our supporting services such as the professional physiotherapy team to reserve your normal back and neck functions and get you back into active life.
Pediatric orthopaedic specialists focus on musculoskeletal conditions in children. The wide range of conditions generally affects bony structures as well as the soft tissues such as muscles and tendons. Conditions arise either by birth or as an acquired condition. It can affect one or several bones, or affect the entire skeleton and child. “Children are no small adults” and as such require an individualized, age-appropriate approach with the goal of decreasing anxiety as much as possible in a clinic and hospital environment. As such, our pediatric orthopedic specialists practice empathy towards worried parents, which we consider essential to a good practice.
Pediatric care needs to take into account child’s growth as well as the long term treatment outcome into consideration at all times. And although in certain situations, a surgical procedure can become necessary, many conditions might only need to be addressed by screening and prevention, early detection and at times conservative, non-surgical means.
When recommending pediatric orthopedic treatment in Dubai, we will take all important parameters such as remaining growth, functionality, discomfort, potential for spontaneous correction and best medical practice into account. Our goal is to inform patient and parents comprehensively, hence allowing for an informed decision by the parents as to the best treatment for their child.
Spinal deformities, such as scoliosis are most common in the adolescent, but can affect children of any age including toddlers. Especially in the younger children, bony deformities of the spine are sometimes found, requiring surgical intervention in some cases. For most spinal deformities however, a non-surgical approach is sought. Special physiotherapy concepts as well as brace treatment can be implemented, should the scoliosis show a progression towards more severe curvatures.
The likelihood of progression needs to be assessed regularly through clinical examination and x-ray by a pediatric orthopedic. In addition, a new genetic test is now available for certain types of scoliosis and can help find the ideal and individual approach for every child with a scoliosis.
In severe scoliosis, a pediatric orthopedic doctor might recommend surgery. In these cases, carefully inserted implants are able to correct most of the deformity without significantly limiting your child’s future activities. New implants such as the VEPTR (vertical expandable prosthetic titanium rods) or other telescopic implants allow us to use growing, expandable devices to improve spinal growth and give more space to the ribcage and much needed lung volume in the very young spine patient.
Early detection of orthopedic problems and regular follow-up throughout growth remains the most important measure in children with spinal deformities. Should surgery become necessary, Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery offers the highest standards of pediatric orthopedic care in Dubai.
Deformities to the extremities are a frequent cause for disability in Children and adults likewise. Conditions can range from a simple leg-length discrepancy to complex deformities and angulations. In children conditions such as fibula or tibia hemimelias are commonly associated with severe deformity and shortening of the leg, resulting in malfunction and pain. In the adult patient, older fractures to the growth plates, bone infection or badly healed fractures can lead to a similar situation. An extremely short stature can at times be treated with bilateral leg lengthening.
The approach to limb deformities is highly individualized and depends on the severity of the deformity, activity level of the patient, patient expectations and technical challenges in reconstruction.
The surgical methods we offer at our hospital in Dubai include correction with computer assisted external fixation devices (Taylor Spatial Frame) as well as internal lengthening devices such as the Precise nail. Often multiple surgeries are necessary to reconstruct complex limb deformities.
Here at Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery, we have made it our mission to meet and attend to the convenience of our clients. As such, we have developed the Extended Orthopaedic Clinic, with a mind to accommodate people who are in need of the best orthopedic specialist care beyond conventional clinic hours.
The Extended Orthopaedic Clinic will be open to accept patients until 9 in the evening, from Saturday to Thursday. However, while it may be an extension facility, it maintains the same quality of healthcare and expertise afforded by our regularly-timed facilities. Whether you need good lab services or the expertise of a foot specialist, we can help you.
At BHAS Dubai Extended Clinic, every patient is attended by an expert orthopedic doctor. That is because we never compromise when it comes to the health and welfare of our patients. Patients can sit down on extensive consultation sessions with our specialist orthopedic doctor or surgeon for their individual concerns.
If your concerns are more inclined towards the surgical aspect of the field, we also have some of the best orthopedic surgeons on hand, ready to address your needs. We also offer comprehensive radiology and diagnostic services to help determine the severity of any injury or complication.
When it comes to orthopaedic medication, it is important to be completely aware of the indications and contra-indications of a particular prescription. With the help of a good specialist from our pharmacy services department, you can rest assured that you are taking the right medicine to improve your condition.
Our able hand surgeons provide comprehensive care using multidisciplinary approach with the assistance of cutting-edge equipment to enable hands to get back to work. Committed to providing compassionate care, we use both surgical as well as non-surgical approaches for hands’ treatment. We offer surgery for multiple conditions that affect the sensation and movement of the hands, including joint motion, tendon gliding and muscle contraction. We ensure you to feel in the right hands.
The Radiology or Diagnostic Imaging Department provides complete Digital Diagnostic Imaging services not just to patients and clinicians at Burjeel Hospital but also outside consultants and specialists.
Our team of international experts, consultants, specialists and highly trained technical staff are service-oriented and aim to deliver the Highest Standards of Patient Care that’s quick and accurate. Certain procedures are available 24/7, while others that require more comprehensive attention can be booked as required.
Diagnostic Imaging is carried out in a comfortable, stylish and private setting. More about this is discussed below.
The Powerful 1.5 Tesla MRI system with Ambient Experience is designed to meet the demanding criteria of today’s progressive health care providers. The latest computing and Hardware components ensure cutting edge acquisition speed and ultra-detailed resolution. It also produces the most exquisite and highest quality images in a clinical setting. This translates into reduced number of tests and better diagnoses.
Burjeel Hospital for advanced surgery provide State-of-the-art laboratory services by having latest fully automated equipment operated by experienced and qualified technologist working under the supervision of specialist in general pathology, clinical chemistry, haematology, microbiology and histopathology.
A wide range of diagnostic tests available in the field of
Quality Control program is strongly maintained in the lab to assure reliable and efficient result enhance the patients care and continuity of care.
Laboratory service are provided 24/7/365 for inpatients, outpatients, walk-in and referral in optimum time frame .
At BHAS we offer the region's most comprehensive sports medicine program, with a full array of services led by leading specialists in the field who diligently strive to meet the needs of our patients. Whether you are a professional athlete, weekend warrior, or simply an active individual, we offer the highest level of care. Specialized physicians utilize the latest treatments and therapies focused on your specific needs. Whether it is general conditioning to keep you in the sport, or total rehabilitation following an injury, athletes of all levels are provided expert care and world-class resources at BHAS.
The Pharmacy provides a comprehensive array of pharmacy services with the overall aim of ensuring safe, effective and economical use of medicines throughout the Trust as well as supporting education, training and promoting research.
Pharmacy service are provided 24/7/365 for inpatients and outpatients in optimum time frame.
Chronic pain can affect your whole life: your ability to work, to be active, your relationships, and your feelings. Therefore, a full and active life may seem an impossible dream. When chronic pain does not improve with standard treatments, our Pain Clinic may provide with a total relief. The sooner you seek treatment the sooner you can regain your active life again
International Association for Study of Pain (IASP) defines pain as "an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience” associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage.
This definition of pain allows us to understand that pain is not only a sensory experience but also an emotion that can affect quality of life.
Chronic pain is a persistent pain signal that keeps firing in the nervous systems for more than 6 months. It causes people to withdraw into a downward spiral of anger, depression and despair.
Being one of its kind in the Middle East, our Pain Clinic provides safe, proven, effective treatments, diagnosis and management of chronic pain aimed at helping people with chronic pain return to a normal and active lifestyle.
At Pain Clinic, we adopt a multidisciplinary team approach to the evaluation and treatment of pain. A team of world-class experts closely coordinates with each other to design a variety of strategies to manage your pain. Our highly skilled Anesthesiologist, Interventional pain management physician, Neurologist, Rheumatologist, Physiotherapist, and Nutritionist use cutting-edge technology to provide compassionate and holistic plans to eliminate or reduce pain, promote coping strategies, and improve function and the quality of life.
We offer personalized diagnosis and treatment plan based on the patient's medical history, physical examination and specialized studies, enabling us to treat each patient with unique therapies tailored for their specific needs.
We expect from our patients to be true to themselves and show a strong desire to get back to the normal life. Also, they should be highly motivated to make positive changes in their life to reduce pain. They should be open to discover all factors that cause pain. Moreover, they should understand that improvement is not something we provide, but something we help them achieve. They should not wait for our any opioid prescription rather they should be willing to take the first step. Furthermore, they should not hide any relevant information that could be a useful source for diagnosing the right treatment.
We focus on three-pronged strategy to provide comprehensive clinical trials seeking better, more effective treatments for managing pain.
We use a multidisciplinary approach to help patients play the leading role in managing their pain and regaining control of their life. We develop special therapy plans tailored to their specific needs, circumstances, and preferences. These plans focus on the total person, not just the pain as they help obtain the positive results for people with acute or chronic pain. We employ various latest techniques, fluoroscopy and ultrasound guided interventions, therapies, diagnosis and treatment with the collaboration of the following disciplines:
Committed to improving the lives of people with chronic pain, we adopt cutting-edge techniques to control pain from illness, injury, surgery, cancer and terminal illness. Our assessment, treatment and prevention services focus on enriching the lives of the people we serve.
We use comprehensive approach focused on your wellbeing. Using the advanced tools in diagnostic technology, we offer tailored plans for each individual designed to satisfy their medical needs.
We have set specific treatment goals based on a multi-modal regimen, which is key to successful pain management.
People with chronic pain need to:
We do not use one-size fits all solution. However, we employ specific treatment methods depending on patient’s specific condition.
We use exercise and rehabilitation, medications and monitoring, injection techniques, relaxation and mind-body treatments to help people with acute pain feel better and function better. In addition, we educate patients how to control their pain in order to reduce depression, anxiety, anger or other emotions, which increase the sense of pain.
Our experts provide various custom-made treatment options catering to each individual’s specific needs, ensuring painless life.
Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery’s specialist vascular surgeon treats diseases and conditions relating to arteries and veins such as varicose veins, diabetic foot and chronic wounds. Varicose veins occur due to valve weaknesses in the superficial venous system. It can happen at any age. This results in unsightly vein bulges, increasing throbbing pains and discomfort, and in more severe cases actual bleeding and leg ulcerations. The cause of the problem needs to be fully evaluated and delineated in order to treat it long term.
Hormones are released from the glands of the endocrine system as body’s messengers that control most major functions, from simple basic needs like hunger to complex systems like reproduction, emotions and mood. Our team of endocrinologists treats people who suffer from hormonal imbalances. Our team of expert endocrinologists has high interest in orthopedics which makes us an ideal clinic to seek if you are concerned about your bone health. Our doctors will order specialized lab tests to evaluate your nutritional profile and consider your entire medical history. An X-ray or bone density scan can be useful if osteoporosis is suspected.
In the case of osteoporosis, medication and certain lifestyle changes can be an effective treatment. As osteoporosis progresses, there is an increased risk of fracture due to weakened bones. Lifestyle changes that can be effective include maintaining a healthy weight and nutritious diet, exercising, and avoiding tobacco and alcohol.
Our overall goal of treatment is to restore the normal balance of hormones found in a patient's body. Our Endocrinology Clinic is equipped with the new technology, modern laboratory and radiology station to support our team of experienced endocrinologists and specialists in their regular and complex exams and assist in the diagnosis and treatment of all diabetes and hormonal disorders.
Our endocrinology services include upscale clinical care and cure for the full spectrum of endocrine disorders:
Neurology is the branch of medicine concerned with the study and treatment of disorders of the nervous system. The nervous system is a complex, sophisticated system that regulates and coordinates body activities.
Physiotherapy at BHAS has a wide range of expertise in the field of orthopedics for adults/pediatrics cases, sports therapy, rheumatology, occupational medicine, fitness assessment and enhancement. The highly professional team is dedicated to provide collaborative approach of care and recuperation of patients. At BHAS, we ensure open communication channels between our physiotherapists and in-house as well as community highly skilled physicians and surgeons.
This involves management of:
The devices used at our center provide the safest and the most advanced means of functional restoration. They include: