Dr. IOANNIS TSAPAKIDIS MD
ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEON TRAUMA - SPORTS INJURIES
SELECTIVE KNEE-HIP SURGERY
Research Associate EUROCLINIC Athens
Research Associate BIOCLINIC Athens
Sivitanidou 17 Kallithea Attica
Tel. / Fax +30 212 1008833 | Mob. +30 6937 252611
Ioannis Tsapakidis was born in Larissa in 1975 and graduated from the Medical School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 2000. He completed his specialty as Orthopaedic in “TZANEIO” Hospital of Pi- raeus, while part of it took place in the “KAT” hospital and Charing Cross Hospital of London. He got a scholarship from the A.O. and worked as a Fellow at the Sports Medicine and Trauma Center, University Hospital “Queens Medical Centre” in Nottingham. He is a PhD candidate at the University of Athens and member of AO ALUMNI.
Since 2006 he is a doctor of the Women Basketball Team “Hesperides” of Kallithea, which since 2012 has been renamed to IKAROS Kallithea (Champion Women A1 Women 2006-7 and 2008-9 and Greek Cup 2005-6, 2006-7, 2007-8, 2008-9). Since 2010 he has been medically covering the athletes of Hesperus (basketball, handball, football) all departments and from 2012 the athletes of Icarus (volleyball- football).
At the same time he belonged to the Medical team covering orthopedically the athletes of OEM Panhellenic until 2011 and the Cultural and Sports Cen- ter “DAIS”. This year, he also covers medicaly the women's basketball team “PROTEAS VOULAS” Greek Cup in 2013.
He has attended seminars/workshops specialized in Traumatology, Microsurgery and Arthroscopic Sur- gery in Greece and abroad. He has publications / papers in Greek and international conferences and journals.
With the term “ALMIS“, we are referred to the specific surgery technique of approaching hip that is derived as such from the initials of the words: Anterior Lateral Minimal Invasive Surgery, which means Overall Hip Arthroplasty via Anterior minimally invasive access, by Heinz Rottinger, as a modification of the classic Watson-Jones anterolateral approach. The in- cision is between gluteus medium and the fascia tends square, without cutting hardly any muscular tissue and with access that penetrates only 6-7 cm, thus asiding substantially the muscular groups and tissues.
Advantages of the Technique:
An extremely clear illustration of the hip joint maintaining the inviolability of the muscles;
The patient’s hospitalised time in the clinic has been lessen (2-3 days post surgery);
Blood loss has been minimised, to some patients blood transfusion is needless;
The patient’s mobility, with no particular pain, is feasible from the very next day, by partial load leg, whilst the surgical trauma is reduced to a minimum.
There are no specific limitations for the conduction of this technique. The overall Hip Arthroplasty, via this cutting-edge technique, has steadily over 98% of pleased patients, since the pain is restrained to the minimum from the 1st postsurgical day and the mobility is fairly imminent. The monitoring following the egress, is restricted to 2-3 visits, in order for the stiches to be removed and the patient’s functionality to be thoroughly checked.
Arthroscopic restore ligament and cartilage injuries knee (meniscus-cruciate-cartilage), Arthroscopy Shoulder, Arthroscopy Ankle.
Fractures of long bones with small incisions (minimal invasive surgery).