Hospital Nordwest Frankfurt am Main
Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics, Traumatology and Spinal Surgery (43)
Specialized in: orthopedics, traumatology, spinal surgery
About the department
The Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics,Traumatology and Spine Surgery at the Hospital Nordwest Frankfurt am Main provides the full range of conservative and surgical treatment of musculoskeletal diseases and injuries. The department is certified by the German Trauma Society as a regional Trauma Center in the state of Hesse, and therefore medical care for patients with severe injuries meets the highest European standards. The medical facility deals with the treatment of injuries both in adults and children. The department's team of orthopedists is proud of its rich clinical experience and outstanding success in the treatment of diseases of the hand, foot, spine (in collaboration with neurosurgeons), knee, hip and shoulder joints. The first-line treatment is always drug therapy, and only if it is ineffective, the department's specialists resort to surgery. The department's operating rooms are equipped with state-of-the-art technology, so arthroscopic and minimally invasive interventions are the standard of surgical treatment here, while classic open operations are rarely performed. The Chief Physician of the department is Dr. med. Sven Rogmans.
In the field of traumatology, key attention is paid to the treatment of severe injuries, polytrauma, sports injuries and bone fractures in children. The department's specialists most often use modern plaster casts for bone fractures, while severe injuries and polytrauma usually require more serious treatment – an arthroscopic or minimally invasive intervention. The patients with injuries are admitted around the clock. When admitted to the department, the patient undergoes X-ray scanning and other diagnostic tests, according to the results of which the doctors decide on the most effective treatment method. In addition to the basic treatment, the patient receives recommendations on the prevention of post-traumatic complications and a course of postoperative rehabilitation (therapeutic exercises, physiotherapy, etc.). The department's traumatologists provide medical care in accordance with the current clinical protocols and recommendations of the German Trauma Society, due to which high treatment success rates are achieved.
One of the main focuses of the department's orthopedists is the treatment of knee, hip and shoulder arthrosis. At the initial stages, conservative treatment is possible, but most patients come to the department with advanced stages of arthrosis, in which the only effective treatment is joint replacement surgery (endoprosthetics). The department's doctors specialize in both partial and total joint replacement surgery. In addition, the department's medical team is distinguished by its competence in revision surgery to replace previously implanted endoprostheses when they are displaced, damaged, etc. The department uses only high-quality implants to replace a worn out joint, for example, implants made of titanium alloy. The titanium endoprostheses have a long service life and do not cause a rejection reaction, since titanium is a biocompatible material. The endoprosthesis is implanted using navigation systems, which allow the doctors to fix the artificial joint as accurately as possible, so after the operation the patient does not experience any discomfort and can restore mobility as much as possible. Joint replacement surgery is performed using minimally invasive techniques, which involve only one or several skin incisions, so postoperative recovery takes place in the shortest possible time.
An integral part of the department's clinical practice is also the treatment of spinal diseases and injuries. The specialists of the medical facility have in their arsenal both conservative and surgical treatments. The department has special competence in the treatment of spinal fractures, traumatic injuries of intervertebral discs, herniated discs, spinal stenosis, spinal instability, osteoporosis and other diseases. Whenever possible, spinal interventions are performed using minimally invasive surgical techniques, which greatly facilitate and speed up the postoperative recovery process. When performing interventions, the surgeons actively use innovative surgical microscopes, intraoperative 3D imaging and computer navigation, thereby eliminating damage to functionally important anatomical structures of the spine. Thus, the surgical treatment of spinal diseases and injuries in the department is not only highly effective, but also safe for the patient.
The department's service range is complemented by the treatment of diseases, injuries, congenital defects and acquired pathologies of the hand and foot. The department's doctors deal with the treatment of injuries of both hand and foot bones, ligaments and tendons, the treatment of Dupuytren's contracture, trigger fingers, ganglion, hallux valgus and hallux rigidus, heel spurs, Morton's neuroma and many other pathologies. First of all, the specialists use conservative treatment methods, while surgical intervention is the last-line therapy.
The department's main clinical focuses include:
- Diagnostics and treatment of injuries of any severity, including polytrauma and sports injuries in adults and children
- Diagnostics and treatment of spinal diseases
- Spinal fractures
- Traumatic injuries of the intervertebral discs
- Spinal disc herniation
- Spinal stenosis
- Spinal instability
- Radicular syndrome
- Diagnostics and treatment of hand diseases
- Hand fractures
- Hand tendon and ligament injuries
- Wrist arthritis
- Dupuytren's contracture
- Trigger fingers
- Diagnostics and treatment of foot diseases
- Foot fractures
- Foot tendon and ligament injuries
- Ankle arthrosis
- Hallux valgus
- Hallux rigidus
- Hammer and claw fingers
- Heel spur
- Morton's neuroma
- Diagnostics and treatment of hip diseases
- Congenital malformations
- Ankle arthrosis
- Diagnostics and treatment of knee diseases
- Knee bursitis
- Knee tendon and ligament injuries
- Injuries and pathological lesions of the menisci, knee cartilage, cruciate ligaments, synovial membrane, etc.
- Knee arthrosis
- Diagnostics and treatment of shoulder diseases
- Clavicle, humeral head and scapular fractures
- Rotator cuff tear
- Traumatic injuries of the shoulder ligaments
- Shoulder dislocations and shoulder instability
- Shoulder arthrosis
- Diagnostics and treatment of elbow diseases
- Diagnostics and treatment of other musculoskeletal diseases and injuries
The department's therapeutic options include:
- Conservative treatment methods (for example, plaster casts for bone fractures)
- Arthroscopic surgery
- Minimally invasive surgery
- Endoscopic interventions on the intervertebral discs
- Laser surgery
- Radiofrequency ablation
- Planning of surgical interventions using modern computer-assisted systems
- Other medical services
Since 2019, Dr. med. Sven Rogmans has been heading the Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics, Traumatology and Spinal Surgery at the Hospital Nordwest Frankfurt am Main. Prior to appointment as the Chief Physician, the specialist worked for 11 years as a Senior Physician with management responsibilities in the same department.
After studying Human Medicine at the University of Heidelberg, Dr. Sven Rogmans had his specialized training in the field of Surgery and Traumatology in the Department of Surgery at the Hospital Nordwest Frankfurt am Main. Until 2007, the specialist worked in hospitals in the cities of Darmstadt and Hanau. In 2008, the doctor had his board certification in Orthopedics and Traumatology.
Dr. Sven Rogmans' special clinical interests include conservative and surgical treatment of osteoarthritis, primary and revision arthroplasty, correction of foot deformities and treatment of sports injuries.
Photo of the doctor: (c) Krankenhaus Nordwest
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