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Hannover Medical School (MHH)

location_on Hannover, Germany
9.8/10 from 43 Votes

Department of Adult and Pediatric Trauma Surgery (229651)

Christian Krettek

Prof. Dr. med.

Christian Krettek

Specialized in: adult and pediatric trauma surgery

The Department of Adult and Pediatric Trauma Surgery at the Hannover Medical School offers the full range of high-quality medical services in this medical focus. The department is headed by Prof. Dr. med. Christian Krettek - a highly qualified trauma surgeon with many years of clinical experience and a huge store of successful treatment results.

The department specializes in providing care to the injured with minor traumas, polytraumas and severely traumatic injuries, sports injuries, high-precision corrective operations, endoprosthetics. It also offers a competent treatment of complex, advanced clinical cases and the elimination of the consequences of any injuries. Of particular interest is the treatment of bone and soft tissue cancers.

It should be noted that the department is actively involved in research, thanks to which the world has learned about many new modern treatment methods in the field of trauma surgery.

The department’s range of medical services includes:

  • Surgery to implant BioJoint (an innovative method for the treatment of joint diseases), which is used in:
    • Obvious degenerative changes in the joint
    • Severe pain in the knee and squeezing sensation
    • Pronounced limited mobility
    • Constant edema and joint pain
    • Joint instability
    • Other diseases
  • Hand surgery
    • Treatment of hand injuries
    • Treatment of concomitant injuries in case of accidents (deformities, growth anomalies in children after accidents, pseudoarthrosis, functional disorders due to scarring, limited joint mobility)
    • Treatment of congenital and acquired growth disorders (in the growth phase)
    • Treatment of arthrosis (of the hand, saddle joint (rhizarthrosis), finger joints (Heberden’s and Bouchard’s arthrosis))
    • Pain management in finger, hand, elbow joints (denervation) in case of severe degenerative changes in the finger and hand joints, tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow
    • Correction of hand deformities due to rheumatic diseases (restoration/improvement of the hand function with the help of corrective interventions on soft and bone tissues, finger joints, tendon restoration)
    • Wrist arthroscopy (cartilage surface smoothing, synovectomy, free joint body removal, etc.)
    • Treatment of Dupuytren's contracture
    • Treatment of resistant tenosynovitis (trigger fingers, rheumatic diseases)
    • Hand function restoration in paralysis caused by trauma, stroke or neurological disorders
    • Treatment of neuralgia and pain syndromes due to nerve compression (for example, carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome)
    • Treatment of hand tumors
    • Treatment of congenital malformations
    • Conservative methods of treatment (for example, physiotherapy, ergotherapy, injection, infiltration, chiropractic)
    • Other therapeutic options
  • Foot surgery
    • Treatment of foot injuries
    • Treatment of concomitant injuries in accidents (deformities, pseudoarthrosis, functional disorders due to scarring, limited joint mobility)
    • Treatment of osteoarthritis of the upper part of the ankle, tarsus, toe joints
    • Correction of congenital and acquired defects of the upper part of the ankle, tarsus, toes (for example, flat feet, Hallux valgus, hook-shaped toes)
    • Corrective surgery for lower limb paralysis (to maintain and restore walking)
    • Correction of foot deformities due to rheumatic diseases
    • Arthroscopy of the upper part of the ankle (cartilage surface smoothing, synovectomy, removal of bone bridges (osteophytes), free joint body removal, arthrodesis)
    • Tendon surgery (pains in the Achilles tendon, restoration of the foot lifting)
    • Treatment of resistant tenosynovitis
    • Treatment of pain syndromes due to nerve compression (for example, tarsal tunnel syndrome)
    • Treatment of foot tumors
    • Treatment of diabetic foot
    • Treatment of inflammatory foot diseases
    • Endoprosthetic replacement of the upper part of the ankle
    • Correction of congenital malformations
    • Conservative treatments (for example, physiotherapy, use of orthoses, selection of the appropriate shoes, injections, infiltration, chiropractic)
    • Other medical services
  • Surgical treatment of rheumatic diseases
    • Shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee and upper ankle arthroscopy
    • Open joint preservation surgery
    • Restoration of tendons and ligaments affected by rheumatic diseases
    • Stabilizing operations in joint instability
    • Endoprosthetic replacement of the shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, finger joints and the upper part of the ankle in rheumatic joint damage and correction of the curvature of the legs (X-shaped and O-shaped curvature of the legs)
    • Removal of the inflamed synovial membrane, tendon sheath, synovial sac and rheumatic nodes
    • Correction of wrist and finger joint deformities due to rheumatic diseases (for example, swan neck and boutonniere deformities of II-V fingers)
    • Correction of foot deformities due to rheumatic diseases (pes planovalgus deformity, transverse flat feet, hallux valgus, etc.)
    • Neurolysis and transposition of the squeezed nerves (for example, in carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital canal syndrome, tarsal tunnel syndrome)
    • Elimination of pain in finger joints, wrist and elbow (denervation), for example, in tennis, golfer’s elbow, arthrosis
    • Treatment of injuries (due to accidents) and consequences of injuries in rheumatic diseases
    • Conservative treatments (for example, physiotherapy, ergotherapy, use of orthoses, selection of orthopedic shoes, injections, infiltration, chiropractic, etc.)
    • Other treatment methods for rheumatic diseases
  • Shoulder and elbow surgery
    • Treatment of shoulder dislocation and instability
    • Treatment of rotator cuff tear
    • Treatment of tendon diseases of the biceps
    • Treatment of stenoses
    • Treatment of calcific tendonitis of the shoulder
    • Treatment of the frozen shoulder
    • Treatment of acromioclavicular joint injuries
    • Treatment of acromioclavicular joint arthrosis
    • Treatment of shoulder arthrosis
    • Treatment of humeral head fracture
    • Treatment of clavicle fractures
    • Other medical services
  • Knee surgery and sports traumatology
    • Arthroscopy
    • Joint preservation surgery (for example, cruciate ligament replacement, cartilage transplantation, femur axis correction)
    • Implantation of artificial joints
    • Revision interventions
    • Other surgical interventions
  • Hip surgery (endoprosthetic replacement)
    • Primary hip replacement surgery
    • Revision interventions
    • Joint preservation surgery
    • Conservative treatment methods (for example, drug therapy, local injections of anesthetics, corticosteroids, use of auxiliary orthopedic drugs)
    • Other services
  • Spinal surgery
    • Minimally invasive treatments
    • Computer-assisted surgery
    • Spinal surgery with the use of navigation systems
    • Conservative treatment
    • Other treatment methods
  • Oncosurgery of the musculoskeletal system
    • Internal focal resection (partial removal of the tumor from the inside)
    • Marginal resection (removal of the tumor without its opening, but in the immediate vicinity of the tumor pseudocapsule)
    • Extensive resection (complete surgical removal of the tumor and pseudocapsule)
    • Radical resection (complete removal of the tumor, affected tissues)
    • Other surgical techniques
  • Reconstructive interventions on the musculoskeletal system (after oncosurgery)
    • Biological reconstructive techniques (transplantation of the patient's own bone tissue, donor bone tissue, bone transposition)
    • Non-biological (alloplastic) reconstructive techniques (installation of a prosthesis at the site of tumor removal)
  • Reconstructive extremity surgery
  • Implantation  of an innovative Endo-Exo Prosthesis (after amputation)
  • Other services

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