Luisen Hospital

Aachen, Germany


Treatment of pain after spinal surgery (failed back surgery syndrome) with implantation of an epidural catheter for selective injection of drugs into the epidural space (program ID: 229555)


Fridtjof Trommer

Dr. med.

Fridtjof Trommer

Department of Traumatology and Orthopedics

Specialized in: orthopedics, spinal surgery

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Chief doctor Dr. med. Fridtjof Trommer and his experienced colleagues regularly and successfully perform surgical procedures in order to restore traumatically and inflammatory destroyed bones, organs and tissues.

Outstanding qualification of traumatologists is invaluable in treatment of orthopedic, degenerative and traumatic injuries of the spinal cord, such as: pathological destruction of cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine caused by new formations; spondylolosthesis and spondylolysis; instability and fractures of the spine; herniated discs and spinal stenosis. In addition, we can offer modern complex endoprosthetics of hip, knee and shoulder joints after severe injuries, deforming arthrosis, gonarthrosis and coxarthrosis. Priority cases for traumatology and orthopedics department include: arthroscopic surgery of the meniscus, cruciate ligaments, cartilage after injuries or degenerative diseases of joint capsules, ligaments and tendons. New method of autologous chondrocyte implantation is also available and especially effective in cases of cartilage damage, treatment of arthritis, bursitis, osteomyelitis, osteoporosis, complicated foot surgery, and other disorders and deformities of foot and toe joints.

 

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • review of medical records
  • physical examination
  • neurological examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • TSH-basal
    • inflammation indicators
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • ultrasound
  • CT/MRI scan of the spine
  • preoperative care
  • implantation of an epidural catheter
  • selective injection of drugs into epidural space
    (including the cost of medical pumpe)
  • stay in intensive care unit for 1 day
  • symptomatic treatment
  • control examinations
  • cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • full hospital accommodation in 2 bed shared room
  • explanation of future recommendations
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