Osteoporosis usually occurs with simple falls or osteoporosis (bone resorption) in the elderly, while in the young it usually occurs with traumas such as falls, ski accidents, traffic accidents Osteoporosis, that is, bone resorption is more common after menopause, especially in women, is the reason why a significant proportion of hip fractures that occur in old age are common in women.

A bone that has lost its healthy structure and strength can easily be broken as a result of an elderly patient’s foot tripping and falling at home in its simplest form.The slowdown in reflexes and decrease in muscle strength that develop with old age, as well as sometimes irregular blood pressure conditions, make people more open to falls and therefore the risk of fractures.

Regardless of the cause, if the bone has been displaced in a hip fracture that has occurred, it is quite easy to make a diagnosis, even the patient himself or his relatives can notice this condition. Because the patient cannot walk and there is a sudden and very severe pain in the hip that increases with every movement he makes. But if there is no slip in the fracture, the patient can walk, albeit with a limp, and may not feel very severe pain. For a definitive diagnosis, we need an examination, X-ray images and, if necessary, a tomography in Istanbul.

A diagnosed hip fracture should be treated immediately, especially for our elderly patients. Because the metabolism of an elderly body that is tied to a bed is quickly damaged. If they have chronic diseases, they become increasingly severe. The patient drifts towards a rapid process of physical and mental deterioration. Usually this process results in the loss of the patient.

Thanks to the technological and technical developments recorded in prosthetic surgery, we are able to easily perform prosthetic surgery on our elderly patients who have suffered hip fractures, no matter how old they are (including over 80 and 90 years old).24 Hours after the prosthetic surgery takes place, we immediately get our patients up and walk them with the help of a walker, even if their age is very advanced. These walking exercises both accelerate the patient’s recovery process and instill morale in the patient.

Our primary goal in hip replacement is to get the patient out of bed addiction no matter how old he is, without wasting time, as soon as possible and to ensure that he walks healthy as before. The only solution for this is surgical treatment. Thanks to the prostheses, whose service life has reached 30 years with the developing technology, our patients have been having a healthy hip joint for many years.


Adult and Pediatric Orthopedist, Istanbul MedicalPark Hospital



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President of Organ Transplant Center at MedicalPark Hospital Antalya

Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


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