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PAN Clinic Cologne

location_on Cologne, Germany
9/10 from 14 Votes

Department of Orthopedics, Traumatology, Hand and Foot Surgery (61)

Egon Stricker

Dr. med.

Egon Stricker

Specialized in: orthopedics, traumatology, hand and foot surgery

About the department

The Department of Orthopedics, Traumatology, Hand and Foot Surgery at the PAN Clinic Cologne offers the full range of services for the diagnostics and treatment of musculoskeletal diseases and injuries. The medical team is especially interested in the surgical treatment of cartilage, cruciate ligament, meniscal lesions and shoulder injuries. The specialists successfully use in their work not only classical treatment methods, but also innovative therapeutic procedures and sparing minimally invasive surgical interventions, which exclude trauma to healthy tissues and contribute to the rapid postoperative recovery of patients. The main value for the department's doctors is the patients' health and their freedom of movements without pain. The Chief Physician of the department is Dr. med. Egon Stricker.

The department has excellent diagnostic options for examining bones, muscles, ligaments and other anatomical structures of the musculoskeletal system, which is the key for achieving the desired treatment outcome. The diagnostic rooms of the medical facility have modern systems for classical and digital X-ray scanning, ultrasound examinations, 3D posture analysis to detect spinal curvature, dynamic gait index, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging (in cooperation with radiologists). After a thorough examination, the doctors make an accurate diagnosis and begin to develop an optimal treatment regimen. Whenever possible, the preference is given to conservative methods, while surgery is the last-line therapy.

The department's specialists have in their arsenal many effective therapeutic methods. The spectrum of conservative treatment methods includes not only drug therapy, injection pain therapy, physiotherapy, but also chirotherapy, osteopathy, acupuncture, shockwave therapy, radiofrequency therapy, Spineliner therapy and many other therapeutic procedures, which effectively eliminate pain, improve patient mobility and overall health. In addition, the department's orthopedists are distinguished by their outstanding successes in the surgical treatment of musculoskeletal pathologies. The department's surgeons often perform knee, shoulder, elbow and ankle arthroscopic surgery. In the field of foot surgery, the key focus is on the correction of hallux valgus, hallux rigidus, claw and hammer toes. In addition, the department's operating rooms serve for the successful treatment of patients with diseases and injuries of the hand: fractures, Dupuytren's contracture, ganglion, de Quervain's tenosynovitis, finger joint and wrist arthritis.

The department specializes in the diagnostics and treatment of the following orthopedic diseases:

  • Knee diseases
    • Meniscal tears
    • Cartilage lesions, cartilage defects, osteochondritis dissecans
    • Anterior cruciate ligament injuries
    • Patellar injuries
    • Knee arthritis
  • Shoulder diseases
    • Frozen shoulder 
    • Shoulder impingement syndrome
    • Tendinosis calcarea
    • Shoulder and acromioclavicular joint arthritis
    • Rotator cuff tear
    • Shoulder instability and shoulder dislocation
  • Elbow diseases
    • Elbow arthritis
    • Elbow cartilage lesions
    • Loose bodies in the elbow joint
    • Golfer's elbow
    • Tennis elbow
  • Foot and ankle diseases 
    • Hallux valgus
    • Hallux rigidus
    • Claw. hammer and mallet toes
    • Ankle arthritis
  • Hand and wrist diseases
    • Peripheral nerve compression syndromes (for example, carpal tunnel syndrome)
    • Trigger fingers
    • De Quervain's tenosynovitis
    • Hand fractures
    • Wrist pseudarthrosis
    • Dupuytren's contracture
    • Ganglion
    • Traumatic injuries of the hand ligaments
    • Traumatic injuries of the hand tendons
    • Finger joint arthritis and wrist arthritis
    • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Spinal diseases
    • Spinal disc herniation
    • Spondyloarthritis
    • Functional spinal pathologies
  • Other diseases

The department's range of medical services includes:

  • Diagnostics
    • X-ray scanning, including digital one
    • Ultrasound examinations
    • 3D posture analysis to detect spinal curvature
    • Dynamic gait index
    • Computed tomography
    • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Therapy
    • Conservative treatment
      • Drug therapy
      • Targeted injection therapy (anesthetic injections) for pain alleviation
      • Acupuncture
      • Shockwave therapy
      • Radiofrequency therapy
      • Spineliner therapy
      • Chirotherapy and osteopathy
      • Physical therapy
      • Regenerative therapy
      • Pain therapy (physiotherapy, use of auxiliary orthopedic aids)
      • Treatment with autologous conditioned plasma and platelet-rich plasma (for example, in case of arthrosis)
    • Surgical treatment
      • Shoulder surgery
        • Endoscopic interventions for subacromial impingement syndrome
        • Arthroscopic resection of the acromioclavicular joint
        • Arthroscopic interventions for forearm calcification
        • Arthroscopic Bankart repair
        • Surgical interventions for rotator cuff tears 
        • Arthroscopic surgery for frozen shoulder 
      • Elbow surgery
        • Open and arthroscopic interventions for arthrosis, intra-articular loose bodies, etc.
        • Surgery for tennis elbow and golfer's elbow
        • Surgery for cubital tunnel syndrome
      • Hip surgery 
        • Arthroscopic hip surgery (for example, for intra-articular loose bodies)
      • Knee surgery
        • Anterior cruciate ligament reconstructive surgery
        • Arthroscopic surgery for knee cartilage lesions 
        • Meniscus repair
        • Meniscal replacement (CMI, Menaflex)
        • Arthroscopic surgery for patellar instability
        • Medial patellofemoral ligament replacement surgery
        • Foot surgery (for example, in Achilles tendon rupture) and arthroscopic ankle surgery
        • Surgery for hand diseases and injuries 
  • Other diagnostic and therapeutic options

Curriculum vitae

Higher Education and Professional Career

  • 1980 - 1989 Study of Human Medicine at the Ruhr University Bochum and at the University of Cologne.
  • 1983 - 1986 Study of Sports Medicine at the German Sport University Cologne.
  • 1991 Admission to medical practice, University of Cologne.
  • 1997 Board certification in Orthopedics.
  • 2000 Doctoral thesis defense, Sports Medicine Institute at the German Sport University Cologne.
  • 2001 Joint Private Practice in Orthopedics in collaboration with Dr. med. Rudolf Ziolko, as well as Chief Physician of the Department of Orthopedics, Traumatology, Hand and Foot Surgery at the PAN Clinic Cologne.
  • 2005 Diploma in Sports Medicine.
  • 2008 Board certification in Orthopedics and Traumatology.

Additional Qualifications

  • 1993 Chiropractic.
  • 1994 Sports Medicine.
  • 1997 Physical Medicine.
  • 2000 Theoretical basis of the specialty in Magnetic Resonance Imaging.
  • 2004 Diving Medicine.
  • 2005 Osteology.
  • 2008 Acupuncture.
  • 2009 Special Pain Therapy.
  • 2009 Certification of German Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society (DAF).

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