Your treatment at OCM

If you have decided in favour of treatment at OCM, we will guide you through the whole process from the first appointment up to rehabilitation. Our specialists and our competent nursing staff are at your service at all times.

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Contact us

Whatever orthopaedic issue you come to us with, our reception team will keep you right. We will find the doctor best suited to deal with your case, and make an appointment for an initial consultancy.

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The first consultation

During the first consultation, you will meet with the doctor that will carry out your diagnosis. They will speak to you about previous diagnoses and potential issues related to your orthopaedic complaint. Please bring any existing documentation from other doctors and treatment sessions, or request that such documentation be transferred from your doctor to us.

 

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Targeted diagnosis

Your attending doctor will conduct a targeted diagnosis. Diagnostic services are carried out under the supervision of an experienced group of radiologists. Diagnostic services at OCM are scientifically cutting-edge and supported by state of the art imaging methods such as digital X-Rays, MRT and ultrasound. We can gain an exact picture of a patient’s level of illness using a 3D X-Ray. MRT works using magnetic fields and high-frequency impulses, and has, over the last years, been applied in more and more clinical departments. The device is extremely patient-friendly, works without the use of X-Rays and delivers high resolution and high contrast cross-section images of the human body.

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Discussing the results

Following an X-Ray or MRT scan, your doctor will talk to you about the results and will make suggestions as to one or more potential therapy options. If surgery is recommended, your doctor will take you through all the options. You can discuss any queries you might have in depth and in peace and quiet with your doctor. You will receive a file containing information and consent forms.  Furthermore, your doctor will advise you as to whether you should receive treatment as an outpatient or inpatient.

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Outpatient treatment

We carry out outpatient operations at our practice clinic. After a warm welcome at the patient registration and securing your personal affairs, our operation staff will prepare you for surgery. At the end, the anaesthetist will discuss the anaesthetic procedure with you.  The operating doctor will pick you up from the prep room and bring you to the operation theatre. Subsequently the anaesthetic will be administered. Depending on the size and range of the operation, there will be at least three doctors and three nurses or care assistants there to look after you.

You won’t be aware of the operation at any time, as you will be unconscious due to the anaesthetic. During the operation, the anaesthetic as well as all important blood circulation values will be constantly monitored. After the operation is completed, you will be brought to the recovery room, then taken care of and monitored by a team of anaesthetists and anaesthetic nurses. The duration of your stay in the recovery room can be anything between one to three hours. You will be given something to eat and drink. As soon as your vital signs are stable and you feel fit, you can go home.

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Inpatient treatment

Almost all brief inpatient interventions and arthroscopic joint operations are carried out in OCM’s private clinic. When making an appointment for your operation, you will also be asked to make an appointment for your pre-op interview with the anaesthetist which should happen in good time before the operation.

On the day of your operation, you will be invited to the operation registration. After a warm welcome at patient registration and securing your personal affairs, our operation staff will prepare you for surgery. The anaesthetist will also be in the prep room to welcome you.  About an hour before your operation you will be administered a calming medicine in the form of a tablet. The operating doctor will pick you up from the prep room and bring you to the operation theatre. Depending on the size and range of the operation, there will be at least three doctors and three nurses or care assistants there to look after you. After surgery is complete, you will be brought to the recovery room. As soon as your vital signs are stable and you feel fit, you will be collected by the ward staff and brought to your room. The operating doctor and a specially trained physiotherapist will pay you a visit at least once a day.

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Rehabilitation

Under the auspices of OCM, and together with the Benedictus Hospital Feldafing, we have founded a rehabilitation clinic that offers our patients a high-quality and continuous treatment that includes the operation as well as any follow-up treatment.