Orthopaedics and hand surgery
Orthopaedic and hand surgical unit conducts an outpatient clinic, inpatient ward, medical appliance and surgical operations. In addition to orthopaedic day surgery, demanding hand surgery, foot surgery and endoscopic surgery, such as endoscopies of the hip joint, within the Kuopio University Hospital's area have been centralised at Kuopio University Hospital.
Surgical operations abide by the principles of same day admission surgery (LEIKO), in other words, the patients arrive at the hospital on the day of the operation. Inpatients stay on a 10-bed week ward, open from Monday morning to Friday night. Occupational therapists and physiotherapists specialising in orthopaedics also work in the unit.