knee

KNEE

Surgical procedures for knee pathologies.

pelvis

HIP

Surgical procedures for hip pathologies.

shoulder

SHOULDER

Surgical procedures for shoulder pathologies.

I DR. ALAIN KRYKSZTEIN

KNEE, HIP & SHOULDER SPECIALISTE

Doctor Alain KRYKSZTEIN studied medicine at UCL and graduated in 1988.

He received his certification as specialist in orthopaedic and trauma surgery in 1994.

He studied under Professor LEWALLE and Professor VINCENT, two of the most distinguished Belgium orthopaedists.

He started his surgical practice at the CHR de la Haute Senne as part of a multidisciplinary team where he focused on young surgeons’ training.

He subsequently took over the orthopaedicsand sports surgery department management at the Clinique Antoine Depage, where he coordinates the department activities.

He is now in private practice at the Iris-Sud and Chirec hospitals. He is the kneespecialist of reference at the CHU Saint-Pierre where he shares his knowledge with the future orthopaedists.

Doctor Alain KRYKSZTEIN speaks French and English fluently and has a basic knowledge of Dutch and Hebrew.

Docteur Alain KRYKSZTEIN – Orthopaedic Surgeon 
Do you want to discuss you knee, hip or shoulder problems?

Contact us today and make an appointment!

I THE KNEE

KNEE, HIP & SHOULDER SPECIALIST

Knee surgery has improved significantly with the emergence of arthroscopic techniques.

New material developments allow for ligament repair and ad integrum restoration of the post-trauma knee operation.

Hospitalisation for this type of surgery is getting shorter and shorter and may even be of a few hours only in come surgery cases.

Wear in the knee joint leads to the fitting of a complete prothesis made of a femoral part, a tibial part and an intermediate piece in-between.

The total knee replacement is certainly the most common arthroplasty after total hip replacement.

These MIS (Minimal Invasive Surgery) surgeries allow for an earlier rehabilitation, a shorter downtime and a significantly reduced cost.

Knee Surgery :

  • Knee arthroscopic surgery: Post-trauma replacement of the anterior cruciate ligament, meniscectomy, osteochondritis lesions through cartilage graft, knee infection treatment, etc.

  • Total knee replacement: this surgery enables heavily disabled patients unable to move about to recover their autonomy and walk limited distances. They also regain the physical activity they had lost. Their blood pressure, diabetes and weight are back to normal and their life expectancy is increased compared to the sedentary lifestyle they were subjected to when suffering from gonarthrosis.

  • Replacement of a worn existing prosthetic

  • Osteotomy: corrects axis problems leading to an increase in loads on one of the 2 compartments and early knee wear.

  • Trauma: treatment of femur distal end, tibia proximal end or patella fractures through the fitting of synthetic materials.

  • Patellar instability: treatment of patellofemoral pain.

I THE HIP

KNEE, HIP & SHOULDER SPECIALIST

The most common hip pathology today is coxarthrosis (hip arthrosis).

This pathology is caused by our lifestyle and the increase in population ageing.

Inflammatory pathologies are also very common and often lead to a destruction of the hip joint.

We also see many cases of trauma-related ligament pathologies as well as after-effects of surgeryor replacement of worn-out prosthetic.

The relief of Hip pain is achieved through a thorough clinical examination and suitable imaging.

Treatments are of course mainly conservative and resorting to surgery should all other orthopaedic treatments have failed will enable the patient to recover his autonomy and resume suitable exercise.

Hip Surgery :

  • Total hip replacement: replacement of the joint with a femoral part, a cotyloidal part and an intermediate part to allow these three prosthetics to slide without friction.

  • Work on total hip prosthetics: if the friction torque is worn out or in case of wrong positioning or loosening the entire prosthetics will have to be replaced.

  • Hip osteotomy: now extremely rare, osteotomy corrects congenital disorders.

  • Surgery on soft parts (tendons, ligaments): these are often trauma pathologies caused by excess exercise or sport trauma.

  • Hip arthroscopy: allows treatment on the hip socket and impingements.

  • Fracture, osteonecrosis, inflammatory pathologies: these pathologies often lead to the fitting of a complete hip prosthetics to recover autonomy.

I THE SHOULDER

KNEE, HIP & SHOULDER SPECIALIST

Shoulder surgery improved significantly over the past few years with the introduction of arthroscopy andminimal invasive techniques.

These techniques allow for the repair of sport and degenerative lesions such as cuff tear, instability or impingements.

The duration of hospital stays has been reduced to the minimum thanks to spinal block anaesthesia that allows the patient to go home painlessand with minimal discomfort.

Shoulder Surgery :

  • Rupture of rotator cuffs: arthroscopy or minimal invasion surgery opens the door to cuff lesions through suture and enables the patient to recover normal function, strength and mobility almost as good as before surgery.

  • Instability: arthroscopy allows for repairs to the coracoid process. It is possible to reinsert this coracoid process with physiotherapy and enable the patient to resume his sport activities without any risk of recurring dislocation on this joint.

  • Subacromial impingement: subacromial decompression through arthroscopy is a very common procedure that allows the patient to recover shoulder mobility and avoid cuff rupture caused by this impingement.

  • Total shoulder replacement: this procedure is the replacement of the shoulder joint with a prosthetics. It is done in case of omarthrosis (shoulder arthrosis). The patient recovers mobility and the pain is eliminated.

There are solutions available for your pain and discomfort.

Arthroscopy, ligamentoplasty, meniscectomy, sport surgery, arthrosis, orthopaedist, gonarthrosis, coxarthrosis, omarthrosis, knee replacement, hip replacement, shoulder replacement, rotator cuff rupture, rotator cuff suture, acromioplasty, subacromial impingement.

I CONTACT

KNEE, HIP & SHOULDER SPECIALIST

Barbara RUSSELLO has been working as Doctor KRYKSZTEIN’s secretary for many years. She is known for her kindness and professionalism. She is the interface between the patient and Doctor KRYKSZTEIN.

CALLING TIMES

Every day between 9 am and 5 pm

TELEPHONE

0477 851 360

Please note that email is exclusively for administrative issues. Doctor KRYKSZTEIN does not consult via email.

I CONSULTATIONS

KNEE, HIP & SHOULDER SPECIALIST

Clinique Antoine Depage
TELEPHONE

02 542 61 76

ADDRESS

101 Avenue Henri Jaspar
1060 BRUSSELS

SCHEDULE

Lun : 9h-12h et 14h-18h
Mar : 9h-12h
Jeu : 9h-14h
Ven : 9h-12h et 14h-19h

PARKING

In front (on the street)

Public transportation

Metro line 6 / Metro line 2
Stop: Métro Hôtel des Monnaies

Cabinet Médical Privé
(Av. Louise)

Dr Kryksztein
Orthopédiste

& Dr Lachman
Pneumologue

TELEPHONE

0477 851 360

ADDRESS

363 Avenue Louise
1050 IXELLES

SCHEDULE

Opening: October 2019

PARKING

Nearby streets

Public transportation

Tram 8 / Tram 93
Stop: Abbaye

CityClinic CHIREC Louise
TELEPHONE

02 434 20 00

ADDRESS

235B Avenue Louise
1050 IXELLES

SCHEDULE

Tues: 4pm-6pm
From September 2019

PARKING

Parking available Rue du Magistrat

Public transportation

Bus 38 / Bus 60 / Tram 93
Stop: Vleurgat
Bus 54
Stop: Bailli

Centre Médical
Edith Cavell
TELEPHONE

02 434 81 01

ADDRESS

37 Rue Général Lotz
1180 UCCLE

SCHEDULE

Opening Soon

PARKING

Parking located at the intersection of rue Général Lotz and rue Vanderkindere

Public transportation

Bus 60
Stop:
Tram 7
Stop:
Tram 3
Stop: Winston Churchill