Orthopaedic Surgeries

Orthopaedic Surgeries

Orthopaedic Surgery

Orthopaedics is the medical specialty that covers injuries and diseases to the body and the musculoskeletal system. This covers joints, bones, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves. Our specialist orthopaedic team cover replacement of whole joints, hips, knees, and shoulders, following damage due to osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and injury.

We also work on hand, foot and ankle injuries, trauma surgery, neck and spinal surgery, sports medicine, and orthopaedic oncology.

Dr. Baris Polat

Associate Professor Orthopaedic

Dr. Ramadan

Associate Professor Orthopaedic
Orthopaedic Surgeries

Hip Surgery

Hip replacement surgery is commonplace these days. With the discomfort patients experience and lack of mobility prior to surgery this procedure can help people regain mobility, and feel more able to live life in a more comfortable way. In this procedure the Surgeon removes your hip joint and replaces it with a prosthetic joint. Typically he makes one long incision to remove the damaged bone and cartilage. The benefits of this surgery are that you should have a lot less pain and be able to be more mobile. We have physiotherapists available to aid your mobility and recovery.

Orthopaedic Surgeries
Orthopaedic Surgeries

Robotic Knee Surgery

Robotic Technology for Total Knee Replacement

Getting a precise knee implant fit is important to your comfort and overall experience following knee replacement surgery. ROSA knee uses data collected before and during surgery to inform the SURGEON of many details related to your unique anatomy that may affect the fit of your implant. By using this data to make informed decisions, your surgeon is able to plan for and carry out a personalised surgery based upon your individual needs.

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What are the benefits of Robotic Assisted Surgery

Please contact us for more detailed information.

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Orthopaedic Surgeries
Orthopaedic Surgeries

Knee Replacement Surgery

Knee replacement ( also known as arthroplasty) is surgery that replaces all or part of the knee with a man made implant. This surgery is for people with severe knee damage from injury or advanced arthritis. This type of surgery is frequently performed and can certainly improve the patients quality of life and mobility.

Revision Knee Replacement

This is the replacement of prosthetic implants in a person who has previously had a total knee replacement.
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Unicompartmental Knee Replacement

This is a surgical technique used for the treatment of Osteoarthritis in one compartment of the knee.

Knee Arthroscopy

This is a surgical procedure that allows the surgeon to view the knee joint without making a large incision. It is typically used to diagnose and treat a variety of knee problems. The surgeon inserts a small camera into the knee joint which then shows up on a video monitor. The surgeon can then use microscopic instruments to treat the issue. The incisions are small therefore there is less stiffness for patients and the recovery time is shortened.

ACL Knee Reconstruction

This is a trauma to the ligament and surgeries performed to stabilise the knee 

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Orthopaedic Surgeries

Shoulder Replacement & Shoulder Arthroscopy

Anatomic Total Shoulder Replacement

Both the ball and socket are replaced. A total shoulder replacement removes the worn out joint and replaces it with an artificial joint that recreates the shape of a healthy shoulder. The “ball” is replaced with metal and the “socket” with plastic. This combination provides low friction to allow your shoulder to move easily and wear out slowly.

Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement

In a reverse total shoulder replacement, the socket and metal ball are switched. The metal ball is fixed to the socket, and the plastic cup is fixed to the upper end of the humerus.

Partial Shoulder Replacement

In some patients the top of the arm bone needs to be replaced, but the socket is still in good condition. In others, the bone in the socket is too worn out and not strong enough to hold a new lining. In these cases a Partial Shoulder Replacement may be performed

The surgeon exposes the joint, prepares the top of the arm bone and inserts a metal stem with a ball on the end. If the socket is worn out, the surgeon is able to smooth and reshape it.

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Orthopaedic Surgeries

Carpal Tunnel

The surgeon makes an incision in the palm of your hand and cuts through the ligament to relieve pressure on the median nerve. 

Trigger finger

A small incision will be made at the base if the affected finger or thumb . The surgeon then cuts the top of the tendon to make it wider . This is then closed with stitches and wrapped with a light bandage. This is generally an outpatient procedure and is performed under local anaesthetic
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Bunions Hallux Valgus

Bunions are a very common issue which people find uncomfortable. We can perform surgery to relieve pain, improve mobility and to straighten the toes. Post-operative, the patient must be non weight bearing for 6-8 weeks. It is important to have a discussion with your surgeon about the recovery time and regaining mobility.

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Spinal Stenosis
Spinal stenosis occurs when the space inside the backbone is too small. This can put pressure on the spinal cord and nerves that travel through the spine. Spinal stenosis occurs often in the lower back and the neck. Some people with spinal stenosis have no symptoms, whilst others may experience pain, tingling, numbness and muscle weakness. Symptoms can get worse over time. Spinal stenosis can develop in anyone, but is most common in people over the age of 50. Younger people who are born with a narrow spinal canal can also have spinal stenosis.

The most common cause is wear-and-tear and changes in the spine related to age or arthritis. People who have severe cases may need surgery and we are able to help you with that. If you have not already been diagnosed then X-Ray, CT Scan or MRI scan may be required to help with diagnosis .

These are the common causes of Spinal Stenosis.

  • Bone overgrowth/arthritic spurs: Osteoarthritis
  • Bulging disks/herniated disk
  • Thickened ligaments
  • Congenital spinal stenosis

The most common types of surgery performed for this condition are

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Laminectomy (decompression surgery)

Laminectomy involves removing the lamina, which is a portion of the vertebra. Some ligaments and bone spurs may also be removed. The procedure makes room for the spinal cord and nerves, relieving your symptoms.

This procedure, which is performed in the neck (cervical) area only. A part of the lamina is removed to provide more canal space. Then metal plates and screws create a hinged bridge across the area where bone was removed.

The foramin is the area in the vertebrae where the nerve roots exit. The procedure involves removing bone or tissue this area to provide more space for the nerve roots.

Interspinous process spaces
This is a minimally invasive surgery for some people with lumbar spinal stenosis. Spacers are inserted between the bones that extends off the back of each vertebrae. Spacers help keep the vertebrae apart creating more space for the nerves. The procedure is performed under local anaesthesia and involves removing part of the lamina.

Having surgery can create more space inside the spine and lead to less pain. This can ease the symptoms caused by pressure on the spinal cord or nerves. But surgery can not cure arthritis, so pain caused by arthritis in the spine may continue.

Spinal fusion
This procedure is considered if you have radiating nerve pain from spinal stenosis, and if your spine is not stable or you have not been helped with other methods. Spinal fusion surgery permanently joins (fuses) two vertebrae together.

A Laminectomy.
This procedure is usually performed first and bone removed during this procedure is used to create a bridge between two vertebrae, which stimulates new bone growth. The vertebrae are held together with screws, hooks, rods or wires until the vertebrae heal and grow together. The healing process can take six months to one year.

Recovery time

The length of time in hospital and then in recovery will depend on the type of surgery that you have. Our doctor will discuss with you the recovery process applicable to you so that you are aware of the length of time you will take to heal. Usually a light form of exercise after spinal surgery is advised to ensure that your back does not stiffen and to reduce any swelling.

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Revision Surgery For Trauma Patients

On occasions it may be necessary for patients who have previously had surgery to have a revision surgery.

These are the most common revision surgeries.


This is the result of failed attempted spinal fusion. This condition typically manifests with axial or radicular pain months to years after the initial operation. Diagnosis is based on the symptoms the patient is experiencing and after up to date imaging has been done and after other causes of persistent long term pain have been evaluated.

A Malunion or Non – Union

This can occur when a fractured bone heals in an abnormal position, which can lead to impaired function of the bone or limb and make it look like it is ‘bent’. Similarly, a non-union is the result of a fractured bone failing to heal after an extended period of time – in some cases over a period of 9 to 12 months.

Dr Baris Polat

Associate Professor Orthopaedic

He speaks fluent

Dr Ozgur Turk
Dr Ozgur Turk

Specialist Orthopaedics and Traumatology Surgeon.
Trauma, Hip, Knee, Foot, Hand, Ankle, Bone, Spinal, and Soft Tissue specialist. ROSA Robotic Surgery.

Dr Baris was born in Istanbul and studied medicine at Cerrahpasa Medical Faulty at the famous Istanbul University. This is one of the best known medical universities in Turkey and he gained his medical degree here.

He then did a residency in Orthopaedics and Traumatology and after 5 years at Istanbul Training and research hospital became a specialist in his field.

He then worked at Van Ercis State Hospital for 2 years as an Orthopaedic surgeon.

In 2017 he moved to Cyprus and worked as a Specialist Orthopaedic and Trauma surgeon at the Dr Suat Gunsel University Hospital in Kyrenia before becoming an Associate Professor in 2022.

As one of our prestigious Orthopaedic team, he continues to build on his research and has written 42 scientific research articles. He is regularly published in international journals and has contributed to many books.

Dr. Ramadan Özmanevra

Associate Professor Orthopaedic

Team Lead, Specialist in Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery.
Hip, Knee, Shoulder, Spinal, and ROSA Robotic Surgery

Dr Ramadan is our Orthopaedic and Traumatology Surgical team leader. He works closely with Dr Baris Polat and Dr Ozenc Altinoz.

He speaks fluent

Dr Ozgur Turk
Dr Ozgur Turk

A highly respected and gifted Associate Professor. He graduated from Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine in Ankara Turkey in 2009. After graduating, in 2015 he was then a resident at Dokuz Elul University Hospital in the Orthopaedics and Trauma department

In 2015-2017 he worked in Orthopaedics and Trauma at Igdir State hospital and continued to study in his specialty.

Dr Ramadan moved to Cyprus in 2017 and worked as an Assistant professor at Dr Suat Gunsel University Hospital in Kyrenia . He then became an Associate Professor in Orthopaedics and Trauma in 2020.

He performed the first robotic knee surgery here in Cyprus with his team in 2022 using the latest ROSA (Robotic Surgical Assistant). This very precise surgery has now become very commonplace with patients looking for an extremely precise surgery and speedier recovery

He continues his academic studies in this fast moving medical field and is a member of the Cyprus International University of Medicine. He has had numerous scientific articles published as well as being a contributor to several scientific medical books. He also serves as a reviewer and associate editor of a medical journal.

Dr Ozenc Altinoz

Orthopaedic Surgeon and General Practitioner

Particular areas of interest are Arthroplasty, Arthroscopy, Trauma, Spinal, Sports Injuries and shoulder surgeries.

Dr Ozenc is fluent in

Dr Ozgur Turk
Dr Ozgur Turk

Dr Ozenc gained his medical degree at Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty University in Istanbul which is one of the best known Medical Universities in Turkey.

He completed his medical residency at Traky University in Edirne.
After this, he specialised in Orthopaedics and completed his 2 year conscription in the Army.

He is a founding member of the Orthopaedic surgical team for Surgery-Cyprus.

In 2022 he was one of the surgical team that performed the first Robotic ROSA Knee Replacement in Kyrenia Cyprus. He continues to perform these surgeries.

Dr Ozenc is a member of the Turkish Orthopaedics & Trauma Council, Turkish Spine Assn, TOTBID Orthopaedic Trauma.