Who is it recommended for?
Under the professional guidance of Dr. Veronika Börzsei-Knoll, a foot surgeon and orthopedic traumatologist, we are waiting for both those who have pain with every movement already and those who want to prevent possible changes and pains with a complex musculoskeletal screening at Emineo Private Hospital.
We also recommend our musculoskeletal screening to parents, as it is especially important for children to pay attention to their correct posture, ankle tilt, feet, spine and hips from an early age. A special screening group was set up for our youngest patients.
It is advisable for parents-to-be because women’s bones weaken during pregnancy due to high calcium depletion and overweight during pregnancy may lead to muscular deformities, fallen arch, and back pain.
It is extremely important for athletes and people living an active life to be aware of the condition of the hands, feet, back and spine, but let’s not forget the older generation either! As the number of years increase, it is not necessary to have pain in the limbs, lower back, or back.
A key target group is those who have a work that involves a lot of standing, heavy physical effort or walking. Improper footwear choice or poor posture can have extra damaging effect on their limbs. Screening is just as important for those who are constantly doing monotonous sedentary work.
Experts say it is recommended to be screened annually, but it should be mandatory for everyone at least every two years.
How long it takes?
The total duration of the complex musculoskeletal examination is about 20 to 30 minutes.
How is a complex orthopedic examination performed?
In the first part of the examination, our specialist maps the patient’s everyday world of movement, previous injuries and any pain. Based on the information received, we examine the affected body parts with special care, but we also examine the upper limb (hands, wrists, elbows and shoulders), the lower limb (feet, ankles, knees, hips, muscles, ligaments and cartilage), and the condition of the spine and back and the posture of the body is also subject to separate examination.
What else is part of the examination?
By using computerized foot pressure measurement, static foot disorders can be found in time, the associated symptoms and lesions can be prevented, and the potential painful deformities can be detected. Based on the painless examination, we obtain a heat map-like image of the condition of the sole as well as the pressure and overload points on which the patient is practically walking. Following the examination, it can be concluded that the deviation of the foot from the average is just an individual feature or needs treatment.
What to do?
If our colleague detects a significant deformity and its extent and degree can only be established by radiography, then we take an image with our own digital x-ray equipment on site and the image can be analyzed by a specialist right away.