Academic Hospital Harlaching Munich
Department of Orthopedics, Traumatology, Hand and Reconstructive Surgery (113831)
Specialized in: orthopedics, traumatology, hand and reconstructive surgery
The Department of Orthopedics, Traumatology, Hand and Reconstructive Surgery at the Academic Hospital Harlaching helps patients suffering from injuries and chronic diseases, especially those of musculoskeletal system. The department specializes on spinal surgery. Along with fractures, an interdisciplinary team of orthopedic surgeons and neurosurgeons primarily treats degenerative diseases of the spine. The department treats more than 3,000 patients every year. The chief physician of the department is Prof. Dr. med. Georg Gradl.
The department has a team of experienced specialists who prefer conservative treatment methods for a variety of chronic diseases of the spine and joints. If the surgery is needed to preserve the quality of patient’s life, there are performed the most sparing and joint-preserving surgeries. The doctors use modern surgical techniques and tools that allow – with the help of minimally invasive techniques, microscope and navigator – to provide the best possible safety and quick regeneration.
Another key focus of the department, led by Prof, Dr. med. Georg Gradl, is artificial joint prosthetics. These operations are primarily performed in large joints, namely hip, knee and shoulder. They have become a common treatment standard. When performing joint replacement surgery, only the affected parts of the joint are removed and replaced by prostheses.
Main medical directions of the Department of Orthopedics include:
- Bone fractures, accidents
- Spinal surgery
- Endoprosthetics, artificial vessel implantation, total joint prosthetics
- Sports injuries, ligament injuries
- Foot surgery
- Munich, Germany