The inpatient ward and outpatient clinic of back orthopaedics treats and studies, among others, patients undergoing bone-grafting, disc herniation or nerve compression operations.
Some patients are in pain management therapy due to back pain.
Back pain blockade anaesthetics are administered during outpatient visits.
You need a doctor's referral to be admitted.
A daily inpatient fee is collected from inpatient ward treatment.
Patients are invited to the ward according to the urgency of their procedure. The invitation letter should be sent about a month before the scheduled procedure. Patients are interviewed by telephone or in a separate visit about 2 weeks before the scheduled procedure.
There are rooms of 1 to 4 people in the ward, which all have a toilet, shower and a TV. Access to the internet is only available via the patient's own laptop and mobile broadband modem.
Patients arrive in the ward the day before the surgery or, having remained without food, in the morning of the surgery. We also admit emergency patients.
The procedures are performed in the operation ward, after which some of the patients are treated for a day at the post-operative monitoring ward.
Treatment in our ward lasts usually for four days. If the patient feels that he/she cannot cope at home, a follow-up care facility or home care can be organised.
People in charge:
Head of department Katri Pernaa, tel. 02 313 0000
Head nurse Elina Lauas, tel. 02 313 6185
We are part of the Tyks operational division of Diseases of the Musculoskeletal System.