Leading Private Hospital in Rotterdam
We constantly upgrade the facilities to provide an advanced hospital geared to meet the complete care and needs of our patients. Our care provides the best treatment combined with a personal patient approach. The use of skilled staff who are expert at communication between themselves and the patient provides the best possible attention.
About the Hospital
All of our facilities are dedicated to providing excellent treatment with minimal risk to the patient. The safety and comfort of our patients is paramount. The hospital has 21 ultra-modern one-person and two-person rooms which offer patients privacy combined with a fully equipped environment. All rooms have private shower and toilet, mini-bar and a complete Multimedia system comprising of Internet, TV, radio and telephone. Our specialists work closely with the specialists of Erasmus Medical Centre, University Medical Centre and IJsselland Hospital.
The Operation Theatre
The hospital has three ultra-modern operating theatres to Class 1 standards adapted to meet the strictest safety requirements. In addition to the three class 1 operating theatres there are two outpatient treatment rooms where all forms of anaesthesia can be given.
The size of the hospital and the number of specialists provides an extremely efficient and pleasant working environment. The provision of excellent care and the close monitoring of patient safety are of the utmost importance.
The hospital meets the International Standard EN ISO 9001:2015 which means we comply with the highest international standards as regards the provision of medical and laboratory services.
In addition to the ISO certification the hospital also holds the ZKN Quality Mark. Not only does this guarantee the quality and professionalism of the medical staff but also the important areas of safety, hygiene, infection control and sterilisation of medical equipment.
Neurosurgery, including PTED Endoscopic Hernia Surgery, Discectomy and Laminectomy
Orthopaedic Surgery, including replacement procedures for Hip, Knee & Shoulder, Arthroscopic surgery of the knee and shoulder, ACL reconstruction and meniscus repair.
General Surgery, including Endoscopic gall bladder removal and inguinal hernia surgery
Gynaecology, including ovarian cyst removal, Hysterectomy and Endometriosis
Ear, Nose & Throat Surgery
HIP REPLACEMENT - BY THE ANTERIOR APPROACH
Advantages of the anterior approach
In contrast to other approaches, anterior approach muscle-sparing and the recovery period is relatively short.
Therefore, it is the first choice of our orthopedists for hip replacement procedures.
Revisions of resurfacing operations are also performed through this anterior approach.
We work with highly professional and qualified surgeons who have operated many patients with the 'anterior approach’ of Total Hip Prosthesis in orthopedic surgery.
Since 2007, hip surgeons perform operations through this method and, by now, over 5000 patients have undergone hip replacement surgery in this way.
What you want is exactly what we strive for: quick rehabilitation, no more pain and more mobility. That is why we place new hips with minimal deep muscle tissue damage.
Here, the size of the superficial skin scar plays much less of a role, although of course we do try to also minimize this.
The operation is carried out in the supine position, with a scar at the front outer side of the hip, approximately 10-15 cm long.
The approach to the hip is executed in a natural plane of separation between two muscles: the tensor fascia lata ( stabilizes the hip ) and the rectus femoris ( hip bender and knee tractor ).
An important muscle for a stable (without spraining) gait pattern, the gluteus medius (middle gluteal muscle) remains completely unaffected during this operation. The small buttock (gluteus minimus) is only pushed aside.
As a result, sprain or muscle weakness after surgery is no longer a problem. Furthermore, the chance that the hip is dislocated outside of the socket is much smaller than with other approaches of hip replacement.
Three reasons why 'dislocation' of the hip is no longer a problem with our approach:
1. We usually use a femoral head of 36mm or 32mm instead of 28mm diameter, these larger heads have to travel a longer path before they can dislocate.
2. Using the 'anterior approach', we can best measure and adjust leg length and muscle tension. The correct muscle tension results in a stable hip.
3. With an ‘anterior approach’, we can test dislocation in a way that closely resembles actual practice. Is the operation carried out in recovery position? Then this is not possible. At the posterior approach, e.g., dislocation is often the result of getting up from a (low) chair, and it is often not possible to adequately simulate the forces acting on the hip with someone who undergoes surgery in lateral position.
Recovery after Total Hip Prosthesis
It should be clear: with the 'anterior approach', you will experience less pain and it enables faster post-treatment than with other approaches.
Also, the post-treatment is less stringent.
You may, for example:
- get out of bed on the day of surgery and walk a few steps (with one crutch or without),
- the day after the operation you will be taken to your hotel,
- use crutches for 2-4 weeks, or as long as you want to,
- sleep on your side.
- use an exercise bike.
- drive a car (once successful with walking with one crutch).
People who participate in decisions about their own treatment process recover faster and are more satisfied with their recovery, as research indicates.
Take into account a recovery period of two to three months. That is how long it takes for the body to regain flexibility and strength.
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