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Departments of orthopaedics and traumatology

Prof. Dr. Mahir Mahirogullari
orthopaedics, traumatology

About the department

The departments of orthopaedics and traumatology at Memorial Sisli Hospital Istanbul provide a modern diagnostic and effective treatment for patients with diseases and injuries of the musculoskeletal system, including those with sports injuries. The department is one of the best in Turkey for arthroscopic joint disorders interventions. Before the appointment of a particular operation, the patient undergoes a comprehensive diagnosis, including CT and MRI, ultrasound of soft tissues and joints, and electroneuromyography to assess the condition of the nerve endings of the hand and fingers. Based on the information received, surgeons decide on the optimal type of operation. The department has state-of-the-art operating rooms for surgical treatment of simple and incredibly complex orthopaedic diseases. Each patient can undergo comprehensive treatment following modern medical standards, considering their individual needs and wishes.

Doctors of the department pay special attention to arthroscopic interventions on the knee, shoulder, elbow, wrist and ankle joints, the treatment of diseases of the hands and feet, and the treatment of osteomyelitis. In addition, the department specialists have rich experience in correcting unequal leg lengths and treating fractures using the Ilizarov apparatus. The department accepts young patients up to 16 and is one of the few specialized medical institutions in all of Turkey.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department


  • Bone fractures
  • Neck hernia
  • Lumbar hernia
  • Leg inequality
  • Congenital dislocations of the hip
  • Meniscus injury
  • Joint pain
  • Rheumatism
  • Nerve compressions
  • Sprains and ruptures of the ligaments of the joints
  • Trigger finger disease
  • Heel spur
  • Cartilage injury
  • Tennis elbow
  • Inflammation of the bones
  • Dislocations in various joints


  • Anamnesis 
  • Physical examination 
  • Laboratory tests (blood, urine) 
  • Bone scintigraphy (nuclear medicine imaging technique)
  • Ultrasound examination 
  • Digital X-ray 
  • Computed tomography (CT scan) 
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) 
  • Myelography (contrast dye and X-rays to look for problems in the spinal canal)
  • Electromyography (measures muscle response in response to a nerve's stimulation)
  • Positron emission tomography (PET)


  • Drug therapy 
  • Pain relief management 
  • Amputation
  • Endoprosthetics of the knee joint
  • Ilizarov method
  • Scoliosis thread surgery
  • Hip replacement
  • The use of liquid nitrogen in the treatment of bone tumours
  • stem cell therapy
  • Meniscus transplant
  • Prolotherapy
  • PRP therapy
  • High tibial osteopathy surgery
  • Other treatment services 
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Doctor profile


  • 2005 - 2006 Orthopedics and Traumatology Fellowship, Wake Forest University, United States of America
  • 1995 - 1999 Orthopedics and Traumatology Specialization Training, Gata Faculty of Medicine, İstanbul, Turkey
  • 1986 - 1992 Medical Doctor Training, Gata Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey


  • 2016 Specialist of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Memorial Sisli Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey
  • 2016 Specialist of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Memorial Atasehir Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey
  • 2012 - 2016 Specialist of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Medipol University Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey
  • 2010 - 2012 Specialist of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Gata Haydarpasa Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey
  • 2009 - 2010 Specialist of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Saricamis Military Hospital, Kars, Turkey
  • 2007 - 2009 Specialist of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Gata Haydarpasa Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey
  • 2005 - 2006 Fellowship, Wake Forest University, USA
  • 2000 - 2000 Specialist of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Kfor NATO Multinational Peace Force, Kosova

Awards, memberships, publications

  • Turkish Association of Orthopedics and Traumatology Unity
  • Turkish Association of Orthopedics and Traumatology
  • Turkish Association of Sports Injuries Arthroscopy and Knee Surgery 
  • International Society of Arthroscopy Knee Surgery & Orthopaedic Sport Medicine
  • Turkish Association of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery 
  • European Society of Sports Traumatology Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy 
  • Hip Knee Arthroplasty Association
  • 45 notices and posters presented in international meetings, 70 publications
  • 80 notice and posters presented in national meetings
  • 20 publications in journals with national arbitration
  • Translation editorship in 6 books, translation of 39 chapters, chapter authorship in an international book
  • Turkish Association of Orthopedics and Traumatology Award of Best Verbal Declaration
  • Derviş Manizade Awards, 3rd prize
  • TOTBİD Altındağ Branch Publication Encouragement Award
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