Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center
Department of Orthopedics (302988)
Specialized in: orthopedics
About the department
The Department of Orthopedics at the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center offers all modern diagnostic and therapeutic services for the patients with musculoskeletal diseases. The department's doctors annually perform more than 4,000 operations, provide emergency care to about 40,000 patients, and also conduct about 25,000 outpatient appointments. The department applies only the very latest medical technologies and treatment methods, which make it possible to provide top-class medical care and restore the health of patients. The Chief Physician of the department is Prof. Dr. med. Moshe Salai.
Joint replacement is one of the department's main activities. The department performs both partial and total replacement surgery. Of particular interest is the treatment of lesions of the knee and hip joints. The scope of the department's tasks also includes revision joint interventions.
An equally important focus is on the treatment of injuries sustained in traffic accidents, occupational accidents, as well as osteoporotic fractures in the elderly. The department's doctors specialize in the treatment of sports injuries (these are mostly knee, muscle and tendon injuries). In addition, the department provides competent medical care to the patients with shoulder injuries and diseases, for example, tendon ruptures, shoulder dislocations and fractures.
Whenever possible, orthopedic surgeons use sparing minimally invasive surgical techniques. They have several advantages, particularly, minor blood loss, low risk of postoperative complications, minimal pain and speedy recovery of the patient.
The department's clinical focuses include:
- Joint replacement surgery
- Knee replacement surgery
- Hip replacement surgery
- Elbow replacement surgery
- Cruciate ligament reconstruction
- Treatment of spinal disc herniation
- Kyphoplasty (treatment of vertebral fractures)
- Surgery to treat carpal tunnel syndrome
- Foot and ankle surgery
- Treatment of injuries, including sports injuries
- Other medical services
Prof. Moshe Salai graduated his medical studies at the Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University (1977). He had his residency in Orthopedic Surgery at the Chaim Sheba Medical Center, where he worked until 2002.
From 2002 till 2010, he was the Head of the Department of Orthopedics in Beilinson Hospital, Rabin Campus. Since 2010, he has been the Head of the Department of Orthopedics at the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center.
He did fellowships in Mt. Sinai Hospital in Toronto (1987 - 1988) and in MGH Boston (1991 - 1992). He became the Founder of the Israeli National Tissue Bank and the Head of the Israeli Association of Tissue Banks. From 2001 till 2004, he was the President of the European Association of Tissue Banks.
Photo of the doctor: (c) Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center
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