"A sound body in a sharp mind"

Orthopedics and Trauma

Nicosia Polyclinic consists of a fully equipped and organized orthopedic department lead by experienced consultants. Our orthopedic surgeons have huge experience in trauma, sports fractures, hip operations as well as arthoplasties and arthroscopies of upper and lower limbs.

The operations are performed in the surgical theaters of Nicosia Polyclinic where the latest equipment, experienced anaesthetists and nurses are available which all add up to the best post-operative results. Where possible, our orthopaedic surgeons use the latest minimally invasive surgical techniques to reduce recovery time. This is especially helpful with knee and back surgery, where the area being operated on is particularly complex and delicate.

Nicosia Polyclinic hosts the most experienced Greek orthopedic surgeon specializing in all the operations of knee. Operating on famous Greek athletes, Dr Katsifarakis has made his name as a specialist knee surgeon. He sees and operates on patients in Nicosia Polyclinic every 3 weeks where ideal facilities and professional environment is available to him.

In addition, Nicosia Polyclinic hosts an innovative team of Orthopedic surgeons from Greece who have trained extensively in the UK and USA offering pioneer surgical techniques. Learn more about Professor Tilkeridis and Dr Lyras and their surgical techniques.

You can view the facilities of our surgical theatres by clicking here.

The orthopedic consultants of Nicosia Polyclinic are experts in the following conditions:

  • All sports fractures: arthroscopies, arthroplasties, meniscal and cruciate injuries, shoulder dislocations and instabilities, hip fractures  etc
  • Osteoarthritis of all joints: corrective osteotomies,  arthroplasties and joint replacements
  • Foot and Ankle Surgery: hallux valgus, corrections of dysplasias
  • Pathologies of tendons and nerves eg carpal tunnel syndrome

Dr Akis Panagiotides, MD

Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon

Head of Orthopedics Department

Dr Panagiotides qualified from the medical school of the University of Athens. He received extensive training in orthopedic surgery and trauma medicine in various hospitals in Cyprus, Athens and Tel Aviv. Dr Panagiotides has worked for years as a consultant orthopedic surgeon in Nicosia General Hospital and acquired huge experience in trauma medicine and surgery.
He is also specializes in hip and knee arthroplasties having performed around a thousand of these operations in the last few years.

Dr Michael Pilavakis, MD, FRCS

Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr Pilavakis graduated from the Medical School of Athens University. He then pursued further postgraduate clinical training in the UK where he worked in various big trauma and orthopedic centers. After gaining immense experience in this field of medicine, he acquired the title of Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (FRCS) in 1980.

Since his return to Cyprus, he has been working in the private sector treating a broad range of general trauma and orthopedics.

He is a member of the Cyprus Medical Association and the Cyprus Orthopedic Soceity.

Professor Tilkeridis, MD, PhD

Prof. Tilkeridis graduated from the Medical School Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He received extensive training in Orthopaedic surgery and Traumatology in Thessaloniki and Athens. He then pursued further postgraduate clinical training in the UK where he worked for four years in various big trauma and orthopedic centers gaining significant experience in limb lengthening, distractional osteogenesis, in severe trauma management, and in hip and knee arthroplasties (Minimal Invasive Techniques, AMIS), having performed an able number of operations over the last years.

Since his return to Greece, he is working as a Consultant in Trauma and Orthopaedics in Alexandroupolis University Hospital. Regarding his academic career Prof. Tilkeridis works as an Assistant Professor in Orthopaedics in the University of Thrace, and has a significant number of Scientific Publications in his area of interest in recognized international scientific journals.

Over the last two years Prof. Tilkeridis has been invited to perform a number of complex operations, such as deformity corrections, complex trauma and non-unions in Nicosia General Hospital.
He is an active member of the Hellenic Medical Association.

Anterior hip replacement

PSI knee replacement