Orthopedic Surgery & Trauma
The mission of the Orthopedic & Trauma Department is to provide the highest quality patient care, improve mobility, and enhance the quality of life for all. The department is dedicated to advance the science of orthopedic surgery through research and education. The vision is to lead the Middle East region and to pioneer the first clinical orthopedic and musculoskeletal research center.
The department is specialized in providing a full array of orthopedic services for both adults and pediatric population.
- Shoulder, Hip and Knee Reconstructive & Revision Surgery
- Adult deformity spine surgery
- Complex Spine surgery
- Sport Medicine & Arthroscopic surgery
- Pediatric Orthopedics Surgery
- Hand Surgery & Microsurgery
- Foot & Ankle Surgery
The Diabetic Foot Clinic at LAU Medical Center-Rizk Hospital aims to protect and care for the feet of patients with diabetes. The Clinic is a comprehensive resource that provides the highest quality care for acute and chronic foot complications of patients with diabetes. Foot care is a critical part of treating diabetic patients, as they are two to five times more likely than other individuals to develop foot problems such as ulcers, infections, and Charcot’s osteoarthropathy and painful neuropathies. According to the American Diabetes Association, more than 60 percent of all lower-limb amputations occur in people with diabetes.
The Clinic offers assessment, specialist treatments including ulcer debridement, wound dressing, offloading treatment, total contact casting, and negative pressure wound therapy and patient education. The team includes foot & ankle orthopedic surgeons, vascular surgeons, endocrinologists, family medicine doctors and wound care nurses. Major surgeries are performed in the operating room facilities of LAU Medical Center-Saint John’s Hospital dedicated to foot and ankle reconstruction and reperfusion.
The Diabetic Foot Clinic is backed by state-of-the-art imaging services and lab testing, including: X-rays, CT-Scan, and MRI, and MRA, Noninvasive vascular lab testing and peripheral angiography.
Contacting the Clinic:
The Diabetic Foot Clinic is based on the Ground Floor (Level 1) in Building C The service operates every day from Monday to Friday between 8.00 am and 3.00 pm. To book an appointment or referring patients to the service, call the Diabetic Foot Clinic Reception from on +961 09 640 140
Full-time faculty: Dr Chahine Assi (Head of Department), Dr Tony Hayek, Dr Alfred Khoury, Dr Rima Nasser, Dr Kaissar [Cesar] Yammine.
Part-time faculty: Dr Georges Abi Raad, Dr Claude Abi Safi, Dr Sleiman Ajjoub, Dr Johnny Abdel Noor, Dr Falah Bachour, Dr Pierre Gemmayel, Dr Ibrahim Kalouche, Dr Camille Samaha.
Number of outpatient consultation: 14102
Number of admissions: 1756
Number of surgeries: 1710
A full 5-year residency program is available under the LAU School of Medicine in the Department of Orthopedic at LAUMC-SJH
Thirty-seven papers indexed in PubMed were published since 2017.
Invited speakers at national and international meetings.
International reference in dual mobility cups for total hip replacement.
Evidence-based research through the CEBASOR- the Center for Evidence-Based Anatomy, Sports & Orthopedic Research
Primary basic research in musculoskeletal anatomy
Primary clinical research in all disciplines
First surgeries in the Middle East:
- First Lumbar Disc Replacement
- First Endoscopic Thoracic Corpectomy (thoracoscopy)
- First Lumbar Retroperitoneal Endoscopy
- Mini invasive Total Hip Replacement: Double incision / Rottinger approach
- Total Hip Replacement using Dual Mobility Cups
Pioneer surgeries in the Middle East:
- Endoscopic Spine Surgery
- Trans-Pedicular Osteotomies
- Hip arthroscopy
- Shoulder and Elbow Arthroscopy
- Complex ACL surgery combined with osteotomy
For the past 3 years, the Orthopedic Department of LAU Medical Center-SJH has been selected as the host the Arab Board of Orthopedic Surgery both it’s theoretical and practical examinations.