גיא פולק

גיא פולק

מתמחה ב: דיקור סיני, צמחי מרפא סיניים

Orthopedic Department and Shiram Integrative Medicine Services

Guy Polak(1) Dip.Ac, Adi Fromm(1), Dip.Ac , Amos Ziv(1), M.Sc, Nachum Halperin, M.D Prof (2), Mirovsky Yigal, M.D Prof (2).
(1) Shiram Integrative Medicine Services (2) Department of Orthopedic , Assaf Harofeh Medical Center, Zeriffin

Background
The orthopedic department at Asaf Ha Rofe Medical Center is one of the most integrative units in the western countries.
From practice to research, at the outpatient units and in the inpatient unit, the involvement and integrative approach is constantly increasing.
Shiram, Integrative Medicine Services, practitioners are staff members at the department of Orthopedics, they join most of the outpatients units at the diagnostic and consultation meetings.
Doctors of the Orthopedic Department commonly choose complementary and alternative medicine disciplinarians in order to resolve patient's problems.
The hospitalization unit is another center that integrates CAM in every day practice.
The activity we preformed at the orthopedic department is support by research and information gathering on several topics. 
Purpose
Implement the Complementary and alternative medicine techniques in the Orthopedic Department routine work.
Methods

  Outpatient with Spine, Knee& Hip joints problems or hand &foot, elbow & shoulder
problems that come for consultation get the recommendation for conservative
treatment including CAM recommendation, physiotherapy, self management
treatment and natural supplements.

Inpatient patients get twice a week treatments in the orthopedic department
 
An ongoing MGT (Multidisciplinary Group Treatment) for Osteoarthritis knee patients
which includes: Acupuncture treatments, Physiotherapy and exercise, Self Management
treatment and instructions, Anti inflammatory nutrition.
 
Prospective clinical research and retrospective data collection.
Excepted outcome
In addition to the Research we preformed at the Emergency room and our diverse activity at the orthopedic department we continue gathering information and combine creative activities at the department.
Assessed by means of questioner forms such as: The Lysholm scale, Hip Harris Form, Constant Score, WOMAC and society score and by life quality SF36 question
Conclusions
Patients and physicians are open to the integrative treatment approach in order to treat various orthopedic problems.

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