Asklepios Childrens Hospital in Sankt Augustin
Department of Pediatric Orthopedics (303073)
Urs von Deimling
Specialized in: pediatric orthopedics
The Department of Pediatric Orthopedics at the Asklepios Children’s Hospital in Sankt Augustin, headed by PD Dr. Urs von Deimling, treats all congenital and acquired problems of the musculoskeletal system in children and adolescents. Treatment options, available in the Department, range from conservative (non-surgical) treatment to large surgical interventions. In general, the pediatric orthopedics is committed to avoid long-term damage in adulthood.
To this end, a well-integrated team, consisting of specialized physicians, physiotherapists and orthopedic technicians under the direction of PD Dr. Urs von Deimling is at your disposal. The team of the Department within the Center for Pediatric Surgery, Orthopedics and Neurosurgery works in a close cooperation with the Department of Pediatric Intensive Medicine and a specialized orthopedic and rehabilitation technical facility.
The treatment of spinal column deformities has a long tradition in the Asklepios Children’s Hospital in Sankt Augustin and is one of its main priorities. Depending on its cause, it is distinguished between idiopathic, congenital and neuromuscular scolioses. The treatment method depends on the degree of spinal curvature and skeletal maturity of the patient.
Another focus of the Asklepios Children’s Hospital in Sankt Augustin is treatment of hip dysplasia. A congenital hip dysplasia is an insufficient formation of the hip joint, associated with ossification disturbances of the acetabulum. In some cases, it can lead to the misalignment of the femoral head and joint socket; this condition is called hip joint luxation. Depending on the individual severity degree and the child’s stage of development, the most appropriate therapy program is determined. In addition to the conservative therapy, there are also offered various operative therapy methods, such as open reduction as well as joint improving operation methods).
The diagnostic and therapeutic focuses of the Department of Pediatric Orthopedics at the Asklepios Children’s Hospital in Sankt Augustin include the following options:
- Hip dysplasia
- Length differences and axial deformities of the legs and arms
- Morbus Perthes
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