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Academic Hospital zum Heiligen Geist Frankfurt am Main

location_on Frankfurt am Main, Germany
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Surgical resection of benign chondroblastoma (program ID: 344636)

Thomas Forer

Head Physician
Dr. med.

Thomas Forer

Specialized in: orthopedics, traumatology, spinal column surgery

Department of Orthopedics, Trauma and Spinal Column Surgery

he Department of Orthopedics, Trauma and Spinal Column Surgery at the Hospital zum Heiligen Geist am Main under the lead of Dr. med. Thomas Forer offers all current conservative and operative treatment options of the musculoskeletal system at the highest medical level. Main focuses are orthopedics, spinal column surgery (operative interventions on the spinal column and multimodal pain treatment of back pain) and trauma surgery. The Department is certified as the Center for Endoprosthetics (EndoProthetikzentrum, EPZ) in accordance with EndoCert.

Orthopedics deals with the development, prevention, detection and treatment of congenital and acquired functional disorders of the musculoskeletal system. This includes bones, joints, muscles and tendons. The most essential fields, covered by the Hospital zum Heiligen Geist am Main, are the following: arthroscopy, shoulder, foot and spinal column surgery. In the field of spinal surgery, the Hospital zum Heiligen Geist am Main offers all conservative (in the beginning stage: physiotherapy, physical applications) and operative procedures. Operative treatment is necessary in case of neurological prolapses, when the spinal canal has to be expanded. This can be done either minimally invasive or through the replacement of vertebral bodies with implants.

The orthopedic range of services at the Hospital zum Heiligen Geist am Main:

  • Arthroscopic diagnostics and therapy of the shoulder and knee joint (meniscus damage, cross-strapping, calcified shoulder, rotator cuff injuries, mucus inflammation)
  • Endoprosthetics of the shoulder joint
  • Operative treatment of degenerative diseases of the large joints and spine
  • Operative correction of forefoot deformities, hallux valgus, hammer / claw toes
  • Conservative orthopedic treatment using infiltration / injections / chirotherapy
  • Sports medicine consultation

Apart from that, the Department under the lead of Dr. med. Thomas Forer stands for joint replacement surgery at the highest level. Thanks to the membership in the European Endoprosthesis Registry (EPRD), the medical team guaranties additional treatment safety for patients and physicians. The EndoProthetic Center (EPZ) ensures an individual differentiated endoprosthetics based on intelligent implant concepts. The Department cooperates only with renowned implant manufacturers.

The range of services of the Hospital zum Heiligen Geist am Main includes i.a.:

  • Replacement of the hip joint
  • Replacement of the knee joint
    • Surface prosthesis
    • Total endoprosthesis
  • Exchange of the prostheses
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Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • physical examination
  • review of medical records
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • general urine analysis
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • TSH-basal, fT3, fT4
    • tumor markers
    • indicators of inflammation
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • ultrasound
  • CT/MRI scan
  • biopsy and histological examination
  • preoperative care
  • resection of tumor
  • histologically and immunohistochemically examination of the removed tissues
  • symptomatic treatment
  • control examinations
  • the cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • full hospital accommodation
  • explanation of future recommendations
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