Orthopaedic surgery

Orthopaedic surgery deals with the surgical treatment of bones, joints, muscles and tendons.

Main reasons and problems for consulting an orthopaedic surgeon: joint problems, prosthetics, hallux valgus, bunion, rheumatism, endoprostheses, arthroscopy, meniscus surgery, knee, hip and shoulder pain and ankle injuries.

A referral is not needed to consult a rheumatologist, orthopaedic surgeon, neurosurgeon or endoprosthetic surgeon. However, the Health Insurance Fund only covers referral-based consultations.

Orthopedist consultation 

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An orthopedist deals with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and injuries of the musculoskeletal system (i.e. the bones, joints and muscles). You should consult an orthopedist if you have joint diseases, problems caused by overuse, injuries or congenital malformations of the musculoskeletal system.

The orthopedist consultation includes:

  • interviewing the patient and collecting and recording their medical history
  • examining the patient, compiling a diagnostics and treatment plan, determining the diagnosis
  • prescribing treatment
  • counselling the patient in taking care of and improving their health
  • counselling the patient on work and lifestyle arrangements
  • recommending and prescribing medications
  • providing documentation certifying the provision of services .

Upon an orthopedist’s referral, we also perform additional examinations, including computed tomography scans, magnetic resonance imaging, X-rays, ultrasounds and laboratory tests, as well as simpler treatment procedures such as local injections, dressings and physiotherapy.

At the Confido Surgery Centre, we offer a full range of orthopedic services:

  • joint endoprosthesis (hip, knee, shoulder, fingers)
  • treatment of sports injuries
  • knee, hip and shoulder arthroscopy
  • hand and wrist surgery.

Orthopedic surgeries are performed either on a day surgery or inpatient basis.

  • We also provide orthopedics services under the Estonian Health Insurance Fund. Appointments financed by the Estonian Health Insurance Fund can only be booked by calling +372 606 7747 or through the National eBooking System.
  • PLEASE NOTE! Estonian Health Insurance Fund appointments only take place in Tallinn. The patient will have to pay the standard appointment fee of €5. A referral is required to book an appointment. More information about Estonian Health Insurance Fund appointments can be found here.

In the case of a paid appointment, additional examinations and/or procedures may be required, and these will be charged according to the price list. 

When booking a consultation through our self-service system, please note that different orthopedists specialise in different areas (e.g. hip, knee, elbow). Please pick the orthopedist who can help you with your specific problem. 

The orthopedists at Tartu Raatuse Clinic accept patients from the age of 16. A referral is not required for paid appointments.