About Orthopaedics & Trauma Practice

Orthopaedics is the medical specialty that focuses on injuries and diseases of your body's musculoskeletal system. This complex system includes your bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves and allows you to move, work, and be active.

Spine Surgery

Spine surgery is surgery involving the spinal column, intervertebral disks, spinal cord, or spinal nerve roots. Surgery is performed to decompress neural structures, restore spinal alignment or stability, or alleviate spinal-derived pain

Surgery may be indicated after trauma, for the treatment of tumors, to treat some aspects of degenerative spinal arthritis, to treat some congenital or inflammatory diseases, and to correct deformities

Orthopaedic Trauma

Orthopaedic Trauma consists of patients who have suffered severe musculoskeletal injuries and related complications that will include:

Acute injury

  • Severe fractures of the upper and lower extremities, including open and complex periarticular injuries

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Total Knee Replacement

Patients often ask, "What exactly is a total knee replacement?" The simplest answer is that it is a replacement of the worn and arthritic surfaces for the knee joint. It is similar to resurfacing a road full of potholes. A total knee replacement puts an artificial surface on all parts of the joint that contact each other as the knee bends.

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Total Hip Replacement

It involves removing a diseased hip joint and replacing it with an artificial joint, also called prosthesis.   Hip prostheses consist of a ball component, made of metal or ceramic, and a socket, which has an insert or liner made of plastic, ceramic or metal.

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About Dr J. M. Muthuuri

Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgeon.

Dr J M Muthuuri is a registered board surgeon who has undergone training in various countries (UK, Israel and South Africa). He has 28 years of experience as a doctor, 10 years of Orthpaedic Trauma. He is based at The Mombasa Hospital.

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