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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 Georgios Katsifarakis, MD

Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon

Specialist in Knee Surgery

Dr Katsifarakis is a well known Greek orthopedic surgeon who visits Cyprus every month to see and operate his Cypriot patients in Nicosia Polyclinic. He has received extensive training in orthopedic surgery both in Greece and abroad where he became expert in all the pathologies and operations of the knees especially resulting from sport injuries.

He soon made his name as an expert in orthopedic and knee surgery in Greece and due to his increasing popularity in Cyprus, decided to come every month to manage his Cypriot patients.

Dr Katsifarakis is an active member of the Greek medical association and Greek orthopedic society, director of the surgical department of White Cross (“Λευκός Σταυρός”) private hospital in Athens and the president of Panionios Football Club.

You can learn more about the doctor or get important advices regarding exercise in the following links:

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

Dr D Lyras, MD, DVM, MSc, PhD

Dr. Dimitris Lyras is a Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon specialized in Minimal Invasive Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery. He is Fellowship trained in the USA (Denver, Colorado, Sky Ridge Medical Center, Minimal Invasive Hip and Knee Fellowship), and in the UK (Poole NHS Hospital, Dorset, Trauma Fellowship).

EDUCATION

MEDICAL DEGREE: 1996-2002, Democritus University of Thrace, Medical School of Alexandroupolis, Greece
QUALIFIED AS ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEON: 2010
MASTER OF SCIENCE (MSc): 2008-2010, National Kapodistrian University of Athens, Medical School, Department of Osteoporosis
Thesis: «Metabolic Diseases of Bones»
DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (PhD): 2005-2010, Democritus University of Thrace, Medical School of Alexandroupolis, Greece
Thesis: «The influence of autologous growth factors on tendon healing. An experimental study in rabbits»

FELLOWSHIPS

MINIMAL INVASIVE HIP AND KNEE FELLOWSHIP:

12/2013 to 06/2014, Skyridge Medical Center, Lone Tree, Denver, Colorado, USA
Attending Consultants: Dr R. Greenhow and Dr. C. Loucks
1. Anterior Minimal Invasive Hip Replacement
2. Revision Hip Arthroplasty through anterior approach
3. Patient Specific Instrument Knee Replacement
4. Unicopartmental Knee Replacement
5. Patellofemoral Knee Replacement
6. Revision Knee Replacement
7. Navigation-Computer Assisted Surgery (CAS) for Knee Replacement Surgery
8. Makoplasty

TRAUMA FELLOWSHIP:

07/2010-07/2011, Senior Trauma Fellow, Poole NHS Hospital, Dorset, United Kingdom
Attending Consultants: Mr. R. Middleton, Mr. S. Richards
1. Minimal Invasive surgical treatment of long bone fractures
2. Paediatric Trauma
3. Treatment of failed hip fractures with conversion to Total Hip Replacement

AWARDS / SCHOLARSHIPS

1. Scholarship funded by EFORT (European Foundation of Orthopaedics and Traumatology) for a Fellowship with a special Interest in Minimal Invasive Hip and Knee Replacement
2. My name was included in American Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare 2011-2012, because of my research in Platelet Rich Plasma
3. “Best Paper Award for 2010” for my paper «Temporal and spatial expression of TGF-1 in an Achilles Tendon section model after application of platelet-rich plasma», European Foot and Ankle Society

ACADEMIC WORK

-Fellow worker in the Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics, Democritus University of Thrace, Medical School
-Reviewer in the following Journals: Growth Hormone & IGF Research, The Knee, Acta Biomaterialia, International Journal of Orthopaedics, Basic Research Journal of Medicine and Clinical Sciences, International Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences, International Research Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, International Research Journals of Biochemistry and Bioinformatics, Universal Journal of Medicine & Dentistry, World Journal of Orthopedics
-Member of Editorial Board in the Journals: World Journal of Orthopedics και International Journal of Orthopaedics.
-Fellow worker in EME experts (Expert Medical Education)
-I am the first author worldwide who studied the influence of Platelet Rich Plasma on tendon healing. My published work has a Citation Index of 600, and I have been invited as honorary speaker in numerous congresses.

MEDICAL LICENCURE

1. Colorado Medical Board since 2013
2. British Medical Council since 2009
3. Hellenic Medical Association since 2002

PUBLICATIONS

Results of extra-articular subtalar arthrodesis in children with cerebral palsy.
Mazis GA, Sakellariou VI, Kanellopoulos AD, Papagelopoulos PJ, Lyras DN, Soucacos PN.
Foot Ankle Int. 2012 Jun;33(6):469-74

Does a single application of PRP alter the expression of IGF-I in the early phase of tendon healing?
Lyras DN, Kazakos K, Georgiadis G, Mazis G, Middleton R, Richards S, O’Connor D, Agrogiannis G.
J Foot Ankle Surg. 2011 May-Jun;50(3):276-82.

Early mobilization after uncomplicated medial subtalar dislocation provides successful functional results.
Lasanianos NG, Lyras DN, Mouzopoulos G, Tsutseos N, Garnavos C.
J Orthop Traumatol. 2011 Mar;12(1):37-43. doi: 10.1007/s10195-011-0126-2. Epub 2011 Feb 10.

Effect of combined administration of transforming growth factor-b1 and insulin-like growth factor I on the mechanical properties of a patellar tendon defect model in rabbits.
Lyras DN, Kazakos K, Verettas D, Chronopoulos E, Folaranmi S, Agrogiannis G.
Acta Orthop Belg. 2010 Jun;76(3):380-6.

Temporal and spatial expression of TGF-beta1 in an Achilles tendon section model after application of platelet-rich plasma.
Lyras DN, Kazakos K, Tryfonidis M, Agrogiannis G, Botaitis S, Kokka A, Drosos G, Tilkeridis K, Verettas D.
Foot Ankle Surg. 2010 Sep;16(3):137-41. doi: 10.1016/j.fas.2009.09.002. Epub 2009 Nov 12.

Application of PRP gel alone or in combination with guided bone regeneration does not enhance bone healing process: An experimental study in rabbits.
Kazakos K, Lyras DN, Thomaidis V, Agrogiannis G, Botaitis S, Drosos G, Kokka A, Verettas D.
J Craniomaxillofac Surg. 2011 Jan;39(1):49-53. doi: 10.1016/j.jcms.2010.03.005. Epub 2010 Apr 24.

Experimental study of tendon healing early phase: is IGF-1 expression influenced by platelet rich plasma gel?
Lyras DN, Kazakos K, Agrogiannis G, Verettas D, Kokka A, Kiziridis G, Chronopoulos E, Tryfonidis M.
Orthop Traumatol Surg Res. 2010 Jun;96(4):381-7.

Fractures of the femoral neck treated with hemiarthroplasty. A comparative study.
Stavrakis TA, Lyras DN, Psillakis IG, Kremmydas NV, Hardoyvelis CP, Dermon AR, Papathanasiou JV, Kokka AS, Rafailidou EE, Ilieva EM, Kazakos KI.
Folia Med (Plovdiv). 2009 Oct-Dec;51(4):34-9.

A humeral shaft fracture complicated with anterior shoulder dislocation in a young male treated with modified Intramedullary nailing prior to reduction: a case report.
Kazakos K, Paraschou S, Lasanianos NG, Verettas D, Lyras DN.
Cases J. 2009 Nov 23;2:9075.

The influence of platelet-rich plasma on angiogenesis during the early phase of tendon healing.
Lyras DN, Kazakos K, Verettas D, Polychronidis A, Tryfonidis M, Botaitis S, Agrogiannis G, Simopoulos C, Kokka A, Patsouris E.
Foot Ankle Int. 2009 Nov;30(11):1101-6.

The effect of platelet-rich plasma gel in the early phase of patellar tendon healing.
Lyras DN, Kazakos K, Verettas D, Botaitis S, Agrogiannis G, Kokka A, Pitiakoudis M, Kotzakaris A.
Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2009 Nov;129(11):1577-82.

The use of autologous PRP gel as an aid in the management of acute trauma wounds.
Kazakos K, Lyras DN, Verettas D, Tilkeridis K, Tryfonidis M.
Injury. 2009 Aug;40(8):801-5.

Progression of spondylolysis to isthmic spondylolisthesis in an adult without accompanying disc degeneration: a case report.
Lyras DN, Tilkeridis K, Stavrakis T.
Acta Orthop Belg. 2008 Feb;74(1):141-4.

Comparative study of 5 different membranes for guided bone regeneration of rabbit mandibular defects beyond critical size.
Thomaidis V, Kazakos K, Lyras DN, Dimitrakopoulos I, Lazaridis N, Karakasis D, Botaitis S, Agrogiannis G.
Med Sci Monit. 2008 Apr;14(4):BR67-73.

Internal fixation of proximal humerus fractures using the Polarus intramedullary nail.
Kazakos K, Lyras DN, Galanis V, Verettas D, Psillakis I, Chatzipappas Ch, Xarchas K.
Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2007 Sep;127(7):503-8. Epub 2007 Jul 10.

External fixation of intertrochanteric fractures in elderly high-risk patients.
Kazakos K, Lyras DN, Verettas D, Galanis V, Psillakis I, Xarchas K.
Acta Orthop Belg. 2007 Feb;73(1):44-8.

Effect of an inactivated Parapoxvirus based immunomodulator (Baypamun) on post weaning diarrhoea syndrome and wasting pig syndrome of piglets.
Kyriakis SC, Tzika ED, Lyras DN, Tsinas AC, Saoulidis K, Sarris K.
Res Vet Sci. 1998 May-Jun;64(3):187-90.

Immunohistochemical study of angiogenesis after local administration of platelet-rich plasma in a patellar tendon defect.
Lyras D, Kazakos K, Verettas D, Polychronidis A, Simopoulos C, Botaitis S, Agrogiannis G, Kokka A, Patsouris E.
Int Orthop. 2010 Feb;34(1):143-8. doi: 10.1007/s00264-009-0728-y. Epub 2009 Feb 11.

Long-term results of Mitchell’s procedure for hallux valgus deformity: a 5- to 20-year followup in 204 cases.
Dermon A, Tilkeridis C, Lyras D, Tryfonidis M, Petrou C, Tzanis S, Kazakos K, Petrou G.
Foot Ankle Int. 2009 Jan;30(1):16-20. doi: 10.3113/FAI.2009.0016.

Evaluating the risk of osteoporotic fractures.
G.A. Mazis, V.I. Sakellariou, B.K. Tsouparopoulos, D. Lyras, H. Tsibidakis, P.J. Papagelopoulos, Bone. 2010 21(4): 2-7.

Anterior hip replacement

PSI knee replacement