The Department of Orthopedic Surgery consists of 3 consultant doctors specializing in orthopedic surgery, and 2 specialized doctors assisting them, one in pediatric surgery and the other in arthroscopic surgery, in addition to 5 resident doctors. This department, renowned for its outstanding work all over Palestine, includes 30 beds and provides the following services:
• Treatment of all injuries related to bone and joint replacement.• Pediatric orthopedic surgery.• Arthroscopic surgery.• Spinal surgery.• Orthopedic surgery using the Ilizarov technique (to lengthen and reshape the bones).• Spinal cord surgeries.
The Department of Orthopedic Surgery also includes two important subspecialty branches, that of plastic surgery and maxillofacial surgery.
The Department of Orthopedic Surgery plays an important role in the teaching of medical students belonging to Al Quds University’s School of Medicine, as well as in the training of doctors enrolled in a residency program sponsored by Makassed Hospital allowing them to obtain their certification from both the Jordanian and Palestinian medical boards. The department has recently trained 16 doctors who have passed their exams and received their certification from the above mentioned boards and are now working in hospitals in the West Bank and Gaza Stip.
Names of the specialized doctors working at theDepartment of Orthopedic Surgery:
Dr. Rustom Nimri: Consultant and orthopedic surgery specialist, and head of Makassed’s Department of Orthopedic Surgery.
Dr. Hussam Abu Saa: Orthopedic surgery specialist.
Dr. Ala’ Eddin Sabbah: Orthopedic surgery specialist.
Dr. Sayf Al Din Abul Rub: Orthopedic surgery specialist.
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