Krankenhaus Nordwest

Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Treatment of herniated disc with undoscopic nucleotomy (1 segment) (program ID: 34517)

Christoph Rangger

Prof. Dr. med.

Christoph Rangger

Department of Orthopedics, Traumatology and Spine Surgery

Specialized in: general surgery, traumatology, orthopedics

Curriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down
  • Seit 2006 Chefarzt der Klinik für Orthopädie, Unfall-, und Wirbelsäulenchirurgie am Krankenhaus Nordwest, akademisches Lehrkrankenhaus der Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main
  • Seit 2006 Erwerb der neuen Facharztbezeichnung Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
  • Seit 2006 Tätigkeit als Prüfer für das Fach Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie bei der Landesärztekammer Frankfurt am Main
  • 2003-2006 Ordentlicher Universitätsprofessor für Unfallchirurgie der Rheinischen Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
  • 2000 Übernahme der Leitung der Universitätsklinik für Unfallchirurgie der Rheinischen Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
  • Seit 1998 Außerordentlicher Professor für Unfallchirurgie der Medizinischen Fakultät der Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck
  • 1998 Habilitation an der Medizinischen Fakultät der Leopold Franzens Universität Innsbruck mit dem Thema „ Experimentelle, diagnostische und klinische Erkenntnisse bei Verletzungen des vorderen Kreuzbandes und der Menisci“
  • 1995-1998 Wissenschaftliche Tätigkeit an der Medizinischen Fakultät der Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck
  • 1988-1995 Facharztausbildung an der Universitätsklinik für Unfallchirurgie Leopold Franzens Universität Innsbruck / Österreich und an der University of California / San Diego USA
About the department keyboard_arrow_down

At the Department of Orthopedics, Traumatology and Spinal Surgery all diseases and injuries of the musculoskeletal system are treated. All the modern procedures of osteosynthesis of bones, joints, pelvis and bones of the spine are fulfilled here. Conservative and surgical concepts of the therapy after muscle injuries, tendons and ligaments are available.

Injuries of nerves and vessels are treated in collaboration with the Department of Neurosurgery and Vascular Surgery.

The range of services for orthopedic treatment includes the treatment of osteoarthritis, including the ability to replace all major joints, detection and treatment of congenital and acquired defects as well as the treatment of orthopedic diseases of hands and feet.

In the treatment of the spine conservative and surgical methods for the treatment of acute and chronic diseases are used.

For the diagnosis and treatment, the latest and the most modern technologies are used:

  • Arthroscopy and surgery with arthroscopic control
  • Surgical microscope
  • Laser surgery
  • Endoscopic removal of the hernia of intervertebral disks
  • Minimally invasive technique
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Intraoperative fluoroscopy using a mobile thermal imager
  • Intraoperative image in 3-D technique
  • Angle-stable implants
  • Titanium implants
  • Computerized planning of the operations

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • review of medical records
  • physical examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • general urine analysis
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • inflammation indicators (CRP, ESR)
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • neurological examination
  • functionality x-ray of the spine
  • CT/MRI scan of the spine
  • neuropsychological tests (on indications):
    • ENMG (electroneuromyography)
    • SEPs (somatosensory evoked potentials)
  • preoperative care
  • endoscopic nucleotomy
  • postoperative MRI control
  • symptomatic treatment
  • control examinations
  • the cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • full hospital accommodation in 2 bedded room 
  • developing of further guidance 
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