We are the combination of four hospitals: the General Hospital, the Children’s Hospital, the Women’s Hospital and the Traumatology, Rehabilitation and Burns Hospital. We are part of the Vall d’Hebron Barcelona Hospital Campus: a world-leading health park where healthcare plays a crucial role.
Below we will list the departments and units that form part of Vall d’Hebron Hospital and the main diseases that we treat. We will also make recommendations based on advice backed up by scientific evidence that has been shown to be effective in guaranteeing well-being and quality of life.
We will guide you from your first visit to the centre, allowing you to find all the departments and make the most of our facilities. Whatever the reason for your visit, we will explain how to get about the hospital.
Osteoarthritis is a condition that causes the cartilage developed by the bones to protect them from the wear caused by using the knee to break down. Once this deterioration has started, it develops progressively. At advanced stages of the condition, this breakdown causes pain and prevents patients from walking or standing normally. There are currently no medications to halt the breakdown at this stage.
When the pain cannot be managed with the usual painkillers, total knee replacement surgery is required, also known as arthroplasty.
The aims of knee replacement surgery are to:
During surgery, joint surfaces that are missing cartilage are replaced by an artificial implant made of chrome, cobalt or titanium.Once the affected part has been removed, the metal implant is put into place and fixed to the bone using cement.
At Valld’Hebron Hospital, we perform up to 500 knee replacement operations a year.
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