Private Lokman Hekim Esnaf Hospital Orthopedics and Traumatology Specialist Op. Dr. Mustafa Eroğlu: “As a result of the examinations performed on our patient, both cartilage and bone under the ankle joint were damaged. For this reason, she had been walking for 2-3 years and had constant pain. With the operation lasting approximately 45 minutes, we transplanted the cartilage and bone we received from the same side knee joint and the damaged area in the ankle joint. Our patient will be able to walk on his / her feet as before and walk normally, after walking with crutches without walking for 3 weeks. ” he continued his statements as follows:
The cartilage in our joints cannot regenerate themselves when damaged, or they can regenerate very poorly. The ankle and knee, our two weight-bearing joints, are often exposed to this type of damage. These damage to cartilage causes joint arthrosis (Calcification) and manifests itself with pain.
Mosaicplasty is a very up-to-date surgical method used in the treatment of limited cartilage losses in joints. This technique is used especially for cartilage damage in the knee joint and ankle joint. The simplest way is to transfer cartilage from the same joint or another joint to the cartilage damaged area of the joints. Since this patient’s own tissues are used in this technique, there is no incompatibility, transplant rejection or disease transmission. With this aspect, it is technically quite a risk-free method. In accordance with the size and size of cartilage loss, the operation takes between 30 and 45 minutes. After the operation, patients stay in the hospital for 1 or 2 days. In very small cartilage injuries, Arthroscopic, that is, closed mosaic can be performed.
Asuman Hanım, who regained her health after the surgery and was happy to be able to stand on her feet as before;
“Due to this ailment for years, there is no place I did not apply. I had severe pain for about 3 years. I could no longer walk and even see my own work. I have heard of my doctor’s name and achievements before. I came from Milas to Fethiye Tradesman Hospital for a hope. My hopes came true. I can’t tell you about the happiness of being free of pain and walking afterwards. The presence of the Tradesman Hospital in our region was a chance for us. I cannot thank my doctor Mustafa Eroğlu. In addition, I would like to thank all the staff who have done their works meticulously during their stay at the hospital.