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MEDIAN Rehabilitation Clinic Wismar

location_on Wismar, Germany
8.6/10 from 2 Votes

Department of Orthopedic Rehabilitation (25910)

Ralph Kayser

Prof. Dr. med.

Ralph Kayser

Specialized in: orthopedic rehabilitation

About the department

The Department of Orthopedic Rehabilitation at the MEDIAN Rehabilitation Clinic Wismar offers the full range of modern rehabilitation measures for pain relief and elimination of movement disorders caused by diseases and injuries of the musculoskeletal system. The department's specialists most often have to deal with the rehabilitation treatment of patients after surgery for spinal disc herniation and spinal fractures, joint replacement surgery, limb amputation surgery, as well as rehabilitation of patients with back pain and rheumatic diseases. The department successfully uses such rehabilitation measures as therapeutic exercises, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and medical training therapy. Whenever required, the patients are provided with psychological care aimed at motivating them for a successful treatment outcome. The department's special offer is medical profession-oriented rehabilitation.

The Chief Physician of the department is Prof. Dr. med. Ralph Kayser. The specialist has vast clinical experience in the field of his competence, which he has gained working in the best university hospitals in Germany, including the Charite University Hospital Berlin, the University Hospital Leipzig and the University Hospital Greifswald.

The primary goal of the department's rehabilitation therapists is to improve the functions of the affected spinal joints or segments, improve the patient's mobility and, accordingly, ensure his maximum independence. An important component of successful rehabilitation is the determination of specific goals, which must be achieved during the treatment process, taking into account the rehabilitation potential of the patient. The key role is given to the goals related to professional activities and human health. The rehabilitation treatment for the patients of working age primarily aims to return a person to work as soon as possible, while the main goal of the rehabilitation of older patients is to achieve maximum independence in everyday life and performance of everyday tasks.

The department's rehabilitation therapists are convinced that the achievement of the best result of the rehabilitation treatment is possible only with the use of a comprehensive and interdisciplinary approach, therefore, the whole team of specialists cooperates closely in the process of rehabilitation. The medical team consists of a highly-specialized orthopedist, physiotherapist, ergotherapist, a specialist in the field of medical profession-oriented rehabilitation and a psychologist. When providing rehabilitation, the specialists use only the most modern and the most effective therapeutic techniques, which have received wide recognition in countries with developed medicine. The required set of rehabilitation measures and the intensity of training are determined for each patient individually, taking into account the current clinical protocols. An important component of the rehabilitation treatment is a special training for patients, during which they learn about the specifics of their disease, further steps to maintain and consolidate the results of rehabilitation upon their homecoming.

The department specializes in the rehabilitation of patients after the following musculoskeletal diseases and injuries:

  • Conditions after surgery for spinal disc herniation and spinal fusion
  • Conditions after surgery for bone and joint diseases, including after joint replacement surgery
  • Conditions after limb amputation
  • Conditions after surgery for rheumatic diseases
  • Intervertebral disc disease
  • Occupational diseases caused by mechanical or physical influence on the musculoskeletal system
  • Intervertebral disc disorders
  • Occupational diseases caused by mechanical or physical impact on the musculoskeletal system
  • Musculoskeletal malignancies, as well as pathological conditions after surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy for cancer
  • Chronic spinal and pelvic pain 
  • Degenerative diseases of the spine and joints
  • Consequences of congenital and acquired musculoskeletal deformities
  • Bone fractures in the limbs, spine and pelvis
  • Functional disorders of the spine and joints
  • Myofascial pain syndromes
  • Osteoporosis
  • Postoperative mobility limitation in the patients after surgery on the spine and limbs
  • Primary and secondary muscle trauma
  • Consequences of accidents, including sports injuries of the entire musculoskeletal system
  • Nerve compression syndromes
  • Wound healing disorders, including the consequences of burns
  • Other orthopedic diseases and injuries

Curriculum vitae

Prof. Dr. med. Ralph Kayser is the Chief Physician of the Department of Orthopedic Rehabilitation at the MEDIAN Rehabilitation Clinic Wismar. The doctor is a top-class specialist in the field of orthopedics, traumatology, as well as in the field of rehabilitation of patients with diseases and injuries of the musculoskeletal system. Dr. Ralph Kayser is Extraordinary Professor at the Faculty of Medicine at the Ernst Moritz Arndt University of Greifswald. His special research focuses include experimental ultrasound diagnostics, special spinal surgery, as well as conservative and minimally invasive treatment of spinal diseases.

Prof. Ralph Kayser studied Human Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine at Humboldt University of Berlin (1987 - 1994). This was followed by professional clinical training as Assistant Physician in the Department of Orthopedics at the University Hospital Magdeburg and at the Central Clinic Bad Berka. In 2000, the doctor had his board certification in orthopedics. After working in the Department of Orthopedics at the University Hospital Leipzig and the Municipal Hospital Dessau (most recently Senior Physician with management responsibilities), he completed additional training in orthopedics and traumatology at the Charite University Hospital Berlin. In 2006, he had habilitation and took the position of Senior Physician at the Center for Special Musculoskeletal Surgery in the Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics, Traumatology at the Charite University Hospital Berlin. From 2008 to 2012, Prof. Ralph Kayser worked as Deputy Head of the Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics, Orthopedic Surgery at the University Hospital Greifswald. In 2011, the specialist ranked first in the list of W2 professors in orthopedics with a special focus on spinal surgery at the University Hospital Greifswald. In 2013, he was appointed as Extraordinary Professor and until 2014 held the position of the Head of the Department of Orthopedics at the Vivantes Friedrichshain Hospital.

Prof. Ralph Kayser is a member of the German Society for Orthopaedics and Trauma (DGOOC), the Professional Association of Specialists in Orthopedics and Traumatology (BVOU), the German Society for Spine Surgery (DWG) and the German Society for Manual Medicine. In addition, the specialist holds the position of Deputy Head of the Commission on "Conservative Therapy for Spinal Diseases" of the German Society for Spine Surgery (DWG).

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