Asklepios Municipal Hospital Bad Wildungen
Department of Orthopedics, Traumatology and Foot Surgery (109409)
Specialized in: orthopedics, traumatology, foot surgery
About the department
The Department of Orthopedics, Traumatology and Foot Surgery at the Asklepios Municipal Hospital Bad Wildungen offers the full range of medical services for the diagnostics and treatment of various diseases of the musculoskeletal system. The key areas of the department's specialization include knee, hip and shoulder replacement surgery, including revision interventions, treatment of bone fractures, ligament tears and other injuries, infectious bone diseases, foot diseases and deformities, as well as chronic back and pelvic pain. The department is distinguished by its special competence in the field of joint replacement surgery and has been certified by the German Society for Orthopaedics and Orthopaedic Surgery as the Center for Endoprosthetics since 2016. The department's doctors use in their clinical practice only modern treatment methods, which guarantee effective elimination of mobility limitations and pain. The Chief Physician of the department is Dr. med. Klaus Röde.
The department's orthopedists are proud of their successful experience and outstanding results in the treatment of joint diseases. Most joint replacement surgeries are performed using sparing laparoscopic techniques, which involve only a few skin incisions to insert surgical instruments and a miniature camera that transmits the magnified images of the surgical field to a screen. The doctors also use modern navigation systems for the most accurate and reliable fixation of the prosthesis. The department's doctors specialize in both partial and total knee, hip and shoulder replacement surgery. The choice of the optimal surgical technique is determined depending on the degree of joint damage caused by the pathological process, the patient's age and body constitution, general state of health, etc. The department also successfully performs revision joint replacement surgery – replacement of previously implanted prostheses due to wear, loosening of the bearing elements of the prosthesis, etc.
The department's competence also includes arthroscopic interventions on the joints to treat injuries and pathological changes in the knee, hip, shoulder, elbow and ankle joints. Arthroscopy can be performed for both diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. When performing an arthroscopic procedure, the surgeon makes only two small skin incisions of 5-6 mm in size, through which a special instrument is inserted into the joint cavity. This instrument is called an arthroscope. The arthroscope has a fixed video camera, which allows the surgeon to clearly see all intra-articular structures on a large screen. Thus, when performing arthroscopy, the doctor can accurately detect even the slightest joint lesions and effectively eliminate them.
The department's medical team quite often admits patients with chronic back and pelvic pain. A constant pain in these areas of the musculoskeletal system in most cases leads to immobilization of the patient, which significantly worsens the quality of life. Initially, the orthopedic surgeon conducts the necessary set of diagnostic tests. The diagnosis is based on the study of the patient's medical history, clinical examination, as well as imaging tests (X-ray, CT, MRI). In some cases, the patient with chronic spinal pain may require infiltration of all spinal parts in order to accurately determine the area of the pathological lesion. Depending on the complexity of the clinical case, the most effective treatment is selected for the patient. If possible, the specialists apply only conservative treatment methods: intravenous injection of painkillers, infiltration, physiotherapy and training on special exercise equipment. If conservative treatment does not give a good result, the last line therapy is surgery, which can be performed using minimally invasive techniques with appropriate clinical indications.
The department's service range is complemented by the treatment of foot diseases and deformities. Of particular interest in this field is the correction of hallux valgus and hallux rigidus, claw toes, treatment of ankle joint arthrosis, rheumatic lesions of the ankle joint, treatment of Achilles tendon injuries, ganglion and other pathologies. The treatment can be both conservative and surgical. Most operations are performed using minimally invasive techniques.
The main clinical focuses of the department include:
- Joint replacement surgery, including revision interventions
- Total and partial knee replacement
- Total and partial hip replacement
- Total and partial shoulder replacement
- Arthroscopic interventions for pathological injuries of the knee, hip, shoulder, elbow and ankle joints
- Treatment of chronic back and pelvic pain
- Intravenous injection of painkillers
- Physiotherapy and training on special exercise equipment
- Surgical treatment
- Treatment of muscle and tendon injuries
- Treatment of bone infections
- Foot surgery
- Correction of hallux valgus and hallux rigidus
- Correction of claw toes
- Ankle arthrosis treatment
- Surgery for rheumatic lesions
- Surgery for Achilles tendon injuries
- Surgery for the correction of bone spur
- Ganglion removal
- Other medical services
Photo of the doctor: (c) Asklepios Kliniken GmbH
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