Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine
Department of Sports Medicine
The Department of "Sport Medicine" under the Faculty of Medicine at Hacettepe University began to serve on 1 January 2002 at D Floor within the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Operative Medical Sciences, under the Rectorship of Prof. Tunçalp Özgen, Director of Hospitals Prof. Uğur Erdener and President Prof. Mahmut Nedim Doral in accordance with the Resolution of the Higher Education Council dated 5.2.2001 and numbered 02136. The Department still operates within the Internal Medical Sciences.
Sports Medicine is a multi-dimensional field and mainly deals with physiology of exercise, exercise in chronic disorders, the science of training and clinical evaluations, sports traumatology during the adult and pediatric periods, sportsman health at old age, approaches to the non-traumatic disorders in sportsmen and protection from sports-related injuries. At the Department of Sports Medicine at Hacettepe University a number of services including pre-sports health screenings, encouragement towards sports, development of performance, sportsmen's nutrition, doping, exercise prescription for chronic disorders, treatment and physiotherapy following sports-related injuries for both professional and amateur sportsmen. The Department works in close cooperation with the Departments of Orthopedics and Traumatology; in addition to that there are other partners accross the globe. The working program of the department is carried out through cooperation with Lyon Hospitals, Sports Medicine; Pavia University Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology; University of California/Los Angeles (UCLA) and Pittsburgh Department Biomechanical and Ortopedic Sports Medicine; in addition to the departments within our university.
The mission of the department of Sports Medicine: "Establish a perfect program with regard to education, service and research with the objective of increasing the quality of life of the people and enabling sportsmen to reach maximum levels of performance". The vision of our department is "to become a leading Department in the international scene which principle-, dynamism- and research-oriented and where health and education services are offered with highest quality".
Three research assistants in addition to experts on traumatology, sports medicine and physiotherapist who are experienced on arthroscopy and articular surgery as a result of sports-related injuries continue their studies at out university. The Department of Sports Medicine contributed to the establishment of Sportsman Health and Performance Evaluation, Implementation and Research Centre (SAPEDUM), an institution which brings together and coordinates the relevant departments and people working on the development of sportsman health and performance. Thanks to this center, not only the treatment of sportsmen who were injured in their musculoskeletal system is carried out; but also many research and development activities in relation to different sports-related injuries, other health issues observed in the sportsmen as well as increasing the performance of the sportsmen are done.
General evaluation of sportsman health
Prevention of sportsman injuries, providing sportsmen with information on development of performance, nutrition, doping
Diagnosis and treatment of sports-related injuries
Sportive rehabilitation before and after surgeries
Pre-sports screenings, encouragement for sports, license examinations for sportsmen
Exercise prescription for chronic disorders
Special exercise protocols for shoulder, knee, hip, elbow and ankle
Measurement of muscle strength and articular movement gap
Our department houses devices such as "CPM, KT-2000, Cryo-Cuff and Complex MI-Sport 500" in addition to Biodex Isokinetic System.
KT-2000 is a device which is able to numerally measure the insufficiency of anterior cruciate ligament. It had been used for other articulars lately. Anterior cruciate ligament prevents tibia, which is situated below the knee articular, from moving towards the anterior. With the help of this device, the movement of tibia towards the anterior is measured and the condition of insufficiency of anterior cruciate ligament as well as the impact of interventions on this ligament can be measured more easily.
Continuous Passive Movement (CPM)
Articulars are fed not only directly through vascular structures, but also through the movement of articular fluids. Feeding of articulars which stay motionless for a long time seriously deteriorates. This device moves the articulars in a controlled way and therefore problems in relation with feeding of articulars are overcome. Our department also houses a device for knees.
Biodex Isokinetic System
Exercise is separated into three parts:
• Isotonic: A movement carried out with a constant weight; holding the weight with hand and twisting the elbow.
• Isometric: Exercises such as contracting muscles without moving the articulars
• Isokinetic: A movement carried out with a constant pace
Whereas minimal device is enough to carry out the first two exercises, isokinetic exercises necessitate special mechanisms. Since angular pace in the articulars is constant in isokinetic exercise, trying to increase the speed makes is possible for the muscle to be loaded with maximum potential and therefore the increase of strength in the muscles reaches maximum levels. Isokinetic systems can create all these three type of exercises. In addition to that, isokinetic system could measure the strength of the muscle in terms of its quality therefore it provides the opportunity to compare the strengths of muscles and to observe the proactive development of the sportsman in terms of strength.
The two important steps in early treatment for musculoskeletal system injuries are cold and compression (pressure) implementation. This device provides the opportunity for applying cold and compression together for the knee, ankle and shoulder injuries as well as during post-surgery period. Therefore it helps keeping articular swelling in people with injuries as well as during the early periods following surgery at a minimum level.
The Department of Sports Medicine offers service at the ground floor of supplementary outpatient clinics building.
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