Orthopedic Surgery Section

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Orthopedic Surgery Section

The Orthopedic Surgery Section at Rambam Health Care Campus, headed by Dr. Doron Norman, includes under its auspices various specialized orthopedic units and services: Pediatric Orthopedics, Hand Surgery, Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction, Arthroscopic and Sport, Shoulder, Spine, Orthopedic Oncology, and Hip Services. Within the framework of the various subspecialties, a wide range of orthopedic and musculoskeletal pathologies and injuries are treated in the field of traumatology, including war injuries, home accidents, occupational accidents, old age injuries. Elective procedures are also provided, including total joint arthroplasty, revision arthroplasty surgery, arthroscopic surgery, and treatment of sports injuries and growth disturbances in the musculoskeletal system.

The Orthopedic Surgery Section conducts an extensive teaching program in conjunction with the Technion's Ruth & Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, training orthopedic residents and participating in public education regarding the musculoskeletal system. The division is also involved in basic and clinical research programs, some in cooperation with other departments at Rambam and the Technion Israel Institute of Technology. Recently an Institute on Research of Bone Healing was opened under the direction of Dr. Dina Levinson.

In recent years, the Orthopedic Surgery Section has been the focus of surgical care at the Rambam Health Care Campus. The constant stream of major military and civilian trauma cases has afforded us the opportunity to gain extensive experience in treating the musculoskeletal system.

The uniqueness of our position as Northern Israel’s Level One Trauma Center, along with the location and traditions of Rambam Health Care Campus in providing medical services to those suffering from road and industrial accidents, and notably during the chronic, on-going Middle East conflict, has enabled a continuity of treatment measures to the injured from the first hours following a traumatic incident through the rehabilitation period, according to accepted protocols, all within our own medical center.

During the Second Lebanon War in 2006, most severe war injuries were directed to and treated at Rambam Health Care Campus; the Orthopedic Surgery Section operated on more than 60% of the referred cases. Essential adaptation to modern medicine necessitated establishing an Orthopedic Surgery Section coordinating all subspecialties. The reorganization encompasses all related orthopedic areas including hospitalization wards, emergency care, outpatient clinics, and medical and nursing approaches towards the achievement of our primary goal: the care and well-being of patients with musculoskeletal problems.