Orthopaedic and reconstructive rehabilitation services
The orthopaedic department at CoRSU is concerned with treatment of injuries and disease of the bones and muscles thus restoring ability and body functioning in children and other people with disability.
Over the years the department has reinforced its services and consolidated its position as the referral point for assessment and treatment of paediatric orthopaedic conditions.
With the diagnostic, surgical and rehabilitative services fully operational, patients can now find qualified answers at CoRSU for their orthopaedic health problems.
The department acts although not officially as a referral centre for children with disability and those at risk of acquiring a disability from the whole of Uganda and neighboring countries.
The orthopaedic department is complimented by the physiotherapy department and an orthopaedic workshop, which provides when needed, assistive devices, such as braces and artificial limbs thus completing the chin of treatment.
Orthopaedic operations commonly carried out at CoRSU:
-Angular deformities of the lower limbs
-Injection induced lesions of the foot
-Bone and joint infections/Osteomyelitis
-Neglected or improperly treated traumas
-Tuberculosis infections of the bones
-Knees and cerebral palsy contractures
-Post polio paralysis
-Tumors of the bones
-Joint replacements (hips and knees)
-Bone and soft tissues reconstruction (post infectious bone loss, congenital pseudoarthrosis of the tibia, congenital bone absence)
We currently offer outpatient orthopaedic clinics twice a week, a dedicated clubfoot clinic once a week, surgery three times a week.
The physiotherapy department and the Orthopaedic workshop are open daily.
Orthopaedic clinic days are carried out on Monday to Friday, 9:30 – 3:30pm.