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Academic Hospital Hildesheim

Hildesheim, Germany


Department of Traumatology and Orthopedics


Burkhard Wippermann

Prof. Dr. med.

Burkhard Wippermann

Specialized in: traumatology, orthopedic surgery

The Department of Traumatology and Orthopedic Surgery at the HELIOS Hospital Hildesheim under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Burkhard Wippermann specializes in joint surgery (shoulder, elbow, hip, knee and ankle), as well as in foot surgery. The spectrum of services ranges from arthroscopy, including arthroscopic surgery, up to bone interventions and endoprosthetic replacement. There are annually performed about 900 shoulder / elbow / hip (minimally invasive), as well as knee and ankle replacement surgeries.  

Another important focus of the HELIOS Hospital Hildesheim is diagnosis, pre- and post-treatment of bone tumors and soft tissues. In addition to great experience in surgery, the Department has the very latest diagnostic (CT, MRI, scintigraphy) and treatment techniques (radiation therapy and chemotherapy). 

The Department under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Burkhard Wippermann is the cornerstone of the Trauma Center at the HELIOS Hospital Hildesheim. In cooperation with its partners, the Department offers the infrastructure of the hospital of maximum care for all the patients of the region. Thus, the physicians of the Department not only serve the region with 250,000 inhabitants, but also provide medical care to patients from many other regions. There is offered the entire spectrum of services in traumatology, including spine surgery, as well as interventions on the pelvic ring and acetabulum.

Another focus of the Department is spine surgery for degenerative changes, such as herniated discs and strictures of the spinal canal. The standard treatments include microsurgical techniques (the use of an operating microscope with the appropriate instruments). 

The medical team under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Burkhard Wippermann has an ideal combination of special competence in the field of rarer (and correspondingly more complex) clinical pictures, as well as an extensive experience in the treatment of increasingly common joint diseases. In addition to the professional qualifications, the Department appreciates a warm human attitude and a keen attention to patients. 

The service range of the Department of Traumatology and Orthopedic Surgery at the HELIOS Hospital Hildesheim includes i.a.:

  • Diagnostic and therapeutic interventions on all joints
  • Emergency medical care
  • Minimally invasive total hip replacement surgery with the use of special prostheses if necessary
  • Knee replacement surgery, including surgery to replace the prosthesis with the use of special prostheses if necessary
  • Shoulder, elbow and ankle arthroplasty in case of their wear or severe injuries
  • Surgery to treat bone and soft tissue tumors
  • Treatment of polytrauma, including severe brain injury
  • Treatment of all fractures, including fractures of the pelvis and acetabulum, spine and skull using the latest methods of osteosynthesis 
  • Intervertebral disc surgery, expansion of the spinal canal and stabilization of all parts of the spine, including the placement of intervertebral disc prostheses in the lumbosacral spine

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