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Department of orthopaedic and traumatology

Prof. habil. Dr. Ireneusz Babiak
orthopaedics, traumatology

About the department

The orthopaedic and traumatology department at Carolina Medical Center Warsaw provides comprehensive diagnostics and surgical and conservative treatment of all musculoskeletal system diseases in adults and children. The department has modern operating rooms with equipment for sparing minimally invasive interventions and computer navigation systems. Doctors also provide orthopaedic services to children and ensure their proper development. For example, the clinic surgeons managed to perform a unique manipulation to correct the forearm bone in a girl (10 years old) using modelling and 3D printing technologies. In addition, the department has developed a technique for repairing the anterior cruciate ligament, considering that the child will grow. The department's surgeons provide each patient with highly qualified medical care, pay personal attention and maintenance, and create the most comfortable conditions for staying in the hospital.

Surgeons treat degenerative, autoimmune and inflammatory diseases of the musculoskeletal system, particularly sports injuries. The surgeons of the department excel in implantology and joint prosthetics. The implants used at Carolina Medical Center allow patients to engage in sports and even skiing actively. In addition to diagnosing and treating, a whole range of rehabilitation methods are available in the department, such as physiotherapy, manual therapy, kinesitherapy, and various types of therapeutic massage.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department

Diagnosis: 

  • Achilles tendon rupture
  • Arthrosis of the foot and ankle
  • Foot deformities in rheumatic diseases
  • Children's rheumatological diseases
  • Fractures and sports injuries
  • Neuromuscular diseases
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Lower limb length discrepancy
  • Medial patellar luxation
  • Wrist ligament rupture
  • Joint contractures 

Diagnostic: 

  • Anamnesis 
  • Physical examination 
  • Digital X-ray 
  • Computed tomography (CT scan)
  • Positron emission tomography (PET) 
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) 
  • Ultrasound examination 
  • Laboratory tests 
  • Electromyography (EMG) 
  • Bone scintigraphy 
  • A joint puncture 
  • Diagnostic arthroscopy 

Treatment: 

  • Cartilage implantation
  • Arthroscopic interventions
  • Corrective interventions on tendons
  • Conservative treatment
  • Muscle Recovery
  • Reconstruction of fresh and old fractures
  • Endoprosthetics
  • Joint-preserving interventions
  • Revision surgery
  • Stabilizing Interventions
  • Care for acute pain syndromes
  • Shock wave therapy
  • Individual physiotherapy
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Doctor profile

Education

  • Medical University in Wrocław
  • 2014 Postdoctoral degree awarded at the Medical University of Lodz

Experience

  • 2018 Responsible for hip and knee arthroplasty at the Orthopedics Clinic in Eskilstuna, Sweden.
  • 2017 Head of Department IV at the Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology at the Medical University of Warsaw (MUW), and a lecturer at the English Division Medical Faculty University of Warsaw
  • Lecturer at training courses in revision surgery of joint endoprostheses, osteoarthritis, planning in arthroplasty, complications in orthopaedics

Awards, memberships, publications

  • Polish Society of Orthopedics and Traumatology
  • European Bone and Joint Infection Society
  • Polish Society of Hospital Infections
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