Special Surgical Procedures
The specialist team at Clínica SANDALF is highly trained and very experienced and routinely perform small surgical interventions in the operating theatre of the clinic, as well as extensive and sophisticated surgical procedures, including joint replacements and trauma surgery, using the facilities of a nearby private hospital, but always under the care and supervision of your dedicated specialist consultant Dr. Alf Neuhaus and his medical team.
The first joint that had been ‘replaced’ was the hip, dating back to 1891. The type of hip prosthesis used nowadays is based on the the one developed by British surgeon Sir John Charnley in the 60th.
The hip and knee joint are the most often replaced ones, followed by the shoulder and ankle. The surgeon can chose between different types of prosthesis for every single joint, depending on patient’s need and preference of the surgeon.
Orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Alf Neuhaus has many years experience with joint replacements of hip, knee, ankle and shoulder joints. He is also one of the very few surgeons in the south of Spain who has several years of experience with hip resurfacing surgery.
Orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Alf Neuhaus would perform the surgery in a nearby private hospital. A hospital stay of 2 to 3 days wold be required, during which he and his UK- trained physiotherapist would take good care of you.
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Arthroscopy – Joint Key Hole Surgery
Key hole surgery has it’s name from the fact that the surgeon uses two or three small skin cuts, each the size of a key hole, during the surgery. Those cuts are used to introduce a camera and special instruments, which allow the surgeon to clean, remove and repair certain structures.
Key hole surgery at a joint is called arthroscopy, and has become a routine procedure used by experienced orthopaedic surgeon like Dr. Alf Neuhaus. It is usually performed as a day case surgery, therefor not requiring over night hospital stay.
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Orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Alf Neuhaus has also been trained for a view years in hand surgery. In contrast to the rather ‘big’ orthopaedic surgical procedures like joint replacement or back surgery, are hand surgery procedures rather ‘small’, But therefor they require exact knowledge of the structures in the hand, and due to the small size of those structures surgeon often use magnifying clases.
Orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Alf Neuhaus performs some of the minor procedures- carpal tunnel decompression, trigger finger release .. – in his out patient clinic Clinica SANDALF under local anaesthetics, using the special instruments available. Major procedures like Dupuytren surgery would be performed as an in-patient procedure in a nearby private hospital.
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As the hand, the foot is a small but complex organ. Orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Alf Neuhaus has many years experience in performing foot surgery. He would perform some of them under local anaesthetics using the facilities of Clinica SANDALF, like hammer toe correction or bunion removal. Other surgeries, like hallux valgus correction or ankle prosthesis, require in-patient stay for a couple of days or so. In case hospital stay is required he and his UK- trained physiotherapist would be looking after you with daily visits.
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Fortunately back pain very rarely requires surgery. But in case it might be needed orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Alf Neuhaus would be able to help you. He has been performing back surgery for years. A part from experience it requires special instruments, which are available at the private hospital that he has been using for years.
You should be discharged home after two days, and all follow up consultations following discharge, including specific physiotherapy, would be done using the facilities of Clinica SANDALF.
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The private hospital used by UK-trained orthopaedic and trauma surgeon Dr. Alf Neuhaus is about 10 minutes’ drive away from his out- patient clinic Clinica SANDALF. This modern and fully equipped private hospital has all facilities needed, 4 state of the art operating theatres, intensive care unit and 24h on-call medical staff and physicians. All rooms are equipped with TV (Spanish, English, German), WiFi and an on-suite bathroom.
The friendly and helpful staff speaks English, and orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Alf Neuhaus and his UK-trained physiotherapists will come in every day of your stay to look after you (wound control, pain medication, arranging further tests if needed, joint mobilization, etc.). Further follow ups for wound control, suture removal, further investigations like X-rays, joint mobilization and other will be performed using the clinic facilities following hospital discharge.
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us should you have any further questions or to make an appointment.