Meet Mr Kordas, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Mr Kordas came to the UK in 2005 following his specialty training in Orthopaedics and Trauma in Budapest. He routinely performs hip replacements including cemented and uncemented techniques, and both total and partial knee replacements. Knee arthroscopy is a major part of his work including operations for cartilage repair and instability.
Have you seen any exciting developments in treatments in the field of Orthopaedic surgery recently?
Orthopaedic surgery, just like medicine as a whole is advancing very fast. There are areas where we have seen vast improvements such as keyhole techniques, rapid recovery programs for joint replacements where patients can go home after a few days in hospital and newer implants for hip and knee replacement surgery which promise to last longer than previous generations.
What are the most typical complaints or injuries you treat?
I see a lot of younger patients with sport injuries from cartilage damage to cruciate ligament tears of the knee. These are very common especially in people playing football and rugby. In February-March I see a fair few skiers as well. On the other end of the spectrum are people with hip and knee arthritis who need joint replacement surgery. It is very satisfying to see them coming back only a few weeks after surgery smiling and without their sticks!
People often write off hip and knee injuries as just a sprain, but what signs should we look out for to indicate it is something more serious which may need treatment?
If pain and limited mobility goes on for longer than a few weeks or keeps recurring it might indicate that something more serious is going on. It is useful to get a specialist opinion to make sure no further damage is done to the joint and if necessary the right treatment is initiated in a timely manner.
Usually lower limb operations tend to be fairly extensive – can minimally invasive procedures be used?
Minimally invasive surgery has evolved significantly in the last 10 years or so and now we routinely use keyhole techniques even for quite complex knee surgery including sports cartilage repair and ligament reconstructions. Joint replacements can also be performed through smaller incisions thanks to improved techniques and instrumentation.
How does the way in which we live in early life affect our joints in later life?
Joints are very delicate structures and most of them serve us well into our old age. However, the joint surface is unique in that once it is damaged it cannot heal and this can lead to arthritis later in life. It is therefore very important that any joint injury is assessed quickly and treated appropriately. Maintaining a healthy weight is also beneficial for the hip and knee joint, so they don`t wear out prematurely.
How long have you been working as an Orthopaedic Consultant and why did you choose this area of expertise?
I have been doing Orthopaedic work for 18 years and was appointed as a Consultant in 2009. I become interested in Orthopaedics in the final years of university when I did my thesis with a knee surgeon who was a great role model for me.
Orthopaedics as a specialty has gone through immense change over the course of the last 20 years and it was very exciting to be able to take part in and contribute to this process.
Can you tell us what particularly you find beneficial about what Horton Treatment Centre has to offer to patients?
Horton Treatment Centre is very modern facility with fabulous staff. It is a pleasure working there and my experience is that patients will get the best care from happy staff. Waiting times compare very favorably with other providers in the area and we can accommodate private patients even quicker. Patients often compliment on the quality of food and that it is easy to park.
You’re obviously a very busy man. How do you relax?
I love nature and try to go outside with my kids on the weekend whenever the weather is suitable. I help with the local Sea-scouts especially with sailing sessions which is great fun.
Mr Kordas is available for both NHS and Private patient appointments. Call 01295 230 340 for Private patient enquiries, both self paying and using medical insurance.
For NHS appointments, ask your GP to refer you to Horton Treatment Centre.