At Vitosha Hospital we have something to celebrate! We treat patients day in and day out using tried and trusted techniques, but we’re also committed to new innovation in our field. Our chief surgeon, Dr Orlin Filipov, has finished work on groundbreaking research into treating fractures of the femoral neck – the top of the thigh bone, and the most common location for fractures of the hip. His work’s been recognised across the world – including a book deal with a highly-regarded American publisher. Here he tells us about his work, and what it means for patients.
Hip replacement surgery can be long and complicated. What we’re offering at Vitosha Hospital is a new way of performing it, and our work’s sparked lots of interest here in Bulgaria. This is an interview our lead surgeon Dr Orlin Filipov gave to the daily newspaper Trud – one of Bulgaria’s biggest. The aim for orthopaedic surgeons these days is to make a smaller surgical incision, so the delicate structures around the hip can be protected from damage as much as possible, and the operation can be carried out without a blood transfusion. Dr Filipov tells Trud more about what this groundbreaking technique means for patients.