what we do
Paediatric Orthopaedics is a specialist service which provides surgical and non-surgical treatment for conditions affecting children.
Our expert team of physicians, therapists, orthotists and nurses specialises in treating babies and children with congenital, developmental and acquired musculoskeletal conditions.
We are the only institution in the country dedicated to treating deformities in children. We are also involved in the training of physicians across the country and Africa in treatment of this conditions.
THE CLEFT CENTRE
A cleft is a disruption in the normal growth and development of a baby’s face while in the womb.
We are a highly specialized unit dedicated to providing children with cleft and palate deformities with the highest standard of corrective care.
Function Restoration in complex injuries
We perform thousands of procedures annually. In addition, because we are a tertiary referral center meaning patients are referred to us with complex musculoskeletal conditions both countrywide and beyond our borders. We are a leading center in the country in minimally-invasive-surgery, and management of complex foot problems. We also offer, and undertake, more standard procedures and services.
The neck is located between the head and the shoulders. Because of its location and range-of-motion, it is often left unprotected and subject to injury.Neck pain and back pain can result from many different causes–from injury, to age-related disorders, or inflammatory disease.
Causes of neck and back pain and problems may include the following:
- Injury (damage to the muscles, tendons, and/or ligaments)
- Herniated cervical disk
- Arthritis (i.e., osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis)
- Disk degeneration
- Congenital (present at birth) abnormalities of the vertebrae and bones
FOOT, ANKLE, WRIST AND ELBOW SERVICES
The foot, elbow and ankle are vital joints that make locomotion and aesthetics possible in humans. Since these joints are frequently used, they usually suffer wear and tear which results to excruciating pain when moving around.
We have built a robust footprint in Kenya as a center of excellence in joints management and surgery. Our call of duty is to make sure your joints are in top notch condition by working closely with our physiotherapists.
HIP AND KNEE SERVICES
Advances in knee surgery, particularly through arthroscopy, have virtually eliminated in-patient treatment and have significantly reduced recovery time. Patient recovery time has been accelerated in other important ways, by emphasizing pre-surgery patient education and reducing post-surgery use of casts, splints, and crutches.
SHOULDER AND ARTHROSCOPY
The shoulder is one of the most flexible joints and, therefore, is prone to injury. Most shoulder pain occurs when soft tissues are injured or over used. Soft tissues refer primarily to the muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Pain in the shoulder may travel to other parts of the body, such as the elbow or neck. Since most of the physicians at A.I.C CURE international Hospital have an expertise in a particular area of the body, there is always a specialist available to identify the source of your pain and accurately treat your medical needs.
Surgical techniques for repairing torn rotator cuffs (shoulder ligaments) have been perfected by the surgeons at A.I.C CURE International Hospital. Physicians from around the country are trained here on this minimally invasive technique, which has improved results for the patient.
PHYSIOTHERAPY AND REHABILITATION SERVICES
Our team of physiotherapists assist in rehabilitating patients with physical complications and pains resulting from injury, illness or aging. They perform very important functions in assessing the extent of injury, formulating recommended treatment plans for patients and discussing home exercises all these with ultimate goal of ensuring they recuperate from the physical injury.
A prosthesis is a medical device that replaces an absent body part.Some prostheses are internal, for example a replacement heart valve and some are external. At CURE Kenya, we have excelled at fabricating external prostheses which are made from high quality materials therefore our clients are assured of resuming their everyday lives without much strain.
Our prosthetics team offers a comprehensive service for all patients who have absent limbs (whole or part) and need a prosthesis. Measurements are taken for the missing limb. the prosthesis is fabricated and then fitting is done. Clients are taught how to use and take care of their new prosthesis. So far, we have fabricated several thousands of prosthesis leading satisfied clients.
Patients may have a limb part missing for many reasons. The commonest is vascular disease (poor circulation), and the majority of patients seen have diseases such as diabetes.
Some patients are seen before amputation to discuss the best surgical approach but most are first seen after amputation, usually at about 4-6 weeks once the wounds have healed well.
The service is primarily run on an outpatient / day patient basis, but patients with very complex problems can be admitted if necessary.
Once a patient has a prosthesis they may return at any time if problems arise with or in relation to the prosthesis. Usually these problems are managed and resolved by the prosthesis.
The service also covers other problems arising from amputation. The commonest single problem is pain felt in the amputated limb, so-called ‘phantom pain’. Other problems include breakdown of the wound, emotional distress and practical problems with daily activities.
The prosthetics service liaises closely with many other people, including primary care teams, specialist pain clinics, local physiotherapy services, surgeons and social services
An orthotic is a medical device used to support, align, prevent, or correct the function of movable parts of the body. Our workshop has made tremendous progress to fabricated different kinds of orthotic devices which are circulated across the country in major County hospitals. Some of the devices fabricated at CURE Kenya are listed below.
LOWER LIMB ORTHOTIC PRODUCTS
- Shoe inlays
- Calcaneal Spur pads
- Arch supports
- Heel pads
- Shoe insoles
- K.A.F.Os (Knee, Ankle, Foot Orthotics)
- SMO (Supra malleolar Orthosis)
- Mermaid splints
- Allium Splints
- Upright splints
- Custom Shoes for protection
- H.K.A.F.Os – Hip-Knee-Ankle-Foot Orthotics
- Clubfoot braces
- Steenbeek Foot Abduction Brace
- Kijabe brace (A uniaxial clubfoot brace)
- Knee Caps
UPPER LIMB ORTHOTIC
- Aeroplane Splint/ Flying Orthosis
- Cock Up Splint
- Elbow Crutch
SPORTS MEDICINE SERVICES
Sports medicine is a specialty that addresses the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of injuries caused by participation in sports or exercise. Our sports medicine team focuses on rapid recovery and safe return to activity. A personalized treatment program is developed based on each individual’s injury, age, sport and other lifestyle needs. Movement patterns, body alignment and treatment goals are also unique factors contributing to all therapy and rehabilitation plans. Many of our therapists and physicians are former athletes themselves, and understand the demands of the sport.
Patients receive the latest and most effective diagnostic and treatment available in sports medicine through the use of advanced surgical techniques same as most of the ones used by surgeons across the world. Physicians who specialize in sports medicine also take an active role in preventive medicine, educating the patient on avoiding sports and fitness related injuries.
Frequently referred to by sportscasters as a “possible career-ending ACL tear,” a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is often the result of a non-contact “pivoting” injury, and professional athletes and amateur enthusiasts alike can be treated successfully with modern arthroscopic surgery.