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Is it possible to predict and avoid an injury?

14.12.18.

Assuming it's not too severe, we often try to ignore the pain that we may feel during or after a physical activity as we assume it's just part of the process. In reality, the pain that we feel is often caused by sub-optimal movement strategies that we may not be aware of ourselves. For a professional athlete, poor movement quality may lead to difficulties in sport-specific skill learning and even an injury, despite the serious efforts and hard work we put into training.

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A new academic year begins at the ORTO Clinic “learning shop”

04.10.18.

Like elsewhere, Monday, September 3 marks the beginning of a new academic year at the ORTO Clinic. Five of our doctors will read lectures and facilitate practical training sessions for the students and residents of both Latvian institutions of medical higher education.

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Quest for eternal brain youth

04.10.18.

Although medication that would prevent the aging of the human brain is still sought for, and according to research a discovery is very close, for now it is of great importance what we, ourselves, do to keep a sharp and clear mind.

Expertise shared by dr. med. Zanda Priede, neurologist at the ORTO Clinic, associate professor at the Riga Stradins University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery

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A car driver’s ailment – knee pains

04.10.18.

Has it occurred to you that you have been driving for an hour or longer, pressing your foot on the accelerator pedal while keeping a perfectly correct balance, which results in pain of your right knee, and the consequences are felt even a few days later? Driving a car is one of those classical activities that may lead to the syndrome of anterior knee pain.

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Experienced and professionally versatile neurologist consulting in ORTO Clinic (16.03.2018.)

19.04.18.

Neurologist Dr. Med. Zanda Priede is a crucially important team member in ORTO Clinic’s patient care. Teamed with a rehabilitation specialist and a medical doctor, as well as physical therapists, she frequently undertakes care of patients – mostly with a spinal condition – for whom surgery can be postponed, as well a post-procedural cases.

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To keep up with the world in spinal surgery (13.11.2017.)

10.01.18.

At the beginning of November, an event significant for the prestige of Latvia and Latvian professionals – the AOSPine European symposium for spinal surgeons – took place in Riga, in the Radisson Blu Latvija hotel. It was dedicated to disorders and traumas of the cervical spine. Compared to the lumbar spine, the number of practicing surgeons who specialize in treatment of the cervical spine is significantly smaller, due to the complexity and high precision of the solutions.

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Leading spinal surgeons undergo training in Riga (01.11.2017.)

10.01.18.

In November 2- 3, the leading spinal surgeons of Europe and Asia will assemble in the AOSpine Baltic Symposium, which is held annualy in one of the member states. AOSpine is the most elite and progressive  spinal surgery and research association in the world. The symposium is held and facilitated by Artis Gulbis, spinal surgeon of the ORTO clinic, who is an official educator of AOSpine and has been involved in the activities of this association of professionals for 16 years.

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An orthopaedic surgeon is consulting at the Agenskalns branch of the ORTO clinic (09.11.2017.)

09.01.18.

From November 15  orthopaedic surgeon Andrej Finogejev is consulting patients at the Rehabilitation unit of the ORTO clinic in Agenskalns. From now on, patients living on the left bank of the Daugava (in Imanta, Zolitude, Ziepniekkalns, Tornakalns, Agenskalns and other Pardaugava neighborhoods) will be consulted by an ORTO clinic doctor in their own part of the city.

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A timely checkup of the infant’s hip joint may prevent surgery (17.10.2017.)

31.10.17.

In case of suspected congenital hip joint problems (dysplasia) in an infant, the medical practitioner’s referral to ultrasonic examination is required, which is specifically recommended for infants, and precise visualisation of cartilaginous structures is needed, which cannot be seen, for example, in an X-ray. Ultrasonic examination is the primary method to confirm the dislocation of the joint.

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Bunions – should I opt for surgery or just live with it? (27.04.2017.)

15.05.17.

Bunion surgery is one of the few surgical operations in traumatology and orthopaedics where people opt for it not only because of pain or discomfort but also due to visual appeal. If the main motivation when considering surgery is the desire to wear narrow, elegant shoes, maybe it is worth to rethink this step.

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