The Out-Patient Clinic (OPD)

     The work-load of the OPD has grown steadily, reaching over 100 patients per day on some occasions. These are mainly known patients from Tehran, although some 40% are from provincial Iran, or even from neighbouring countries such as Afghanistan, the Caucasian Republics, and Iraq.      Replacement therapy or, if necessary, joint aspiration and application of splints is carried out here. Problem cases are ear-marked for referral to one of the Specialist Clinics such as Orthopaedics, Hepatology, Gynaecology or Dental Care.