Orthopedics. Treatment abroad

Chondromas are benign tumors of the cartilage, characteristic mainly of children and youth. The formations can be located on the internal (enhondromas) or external (ecchondromaa) bone surface. In the first case, there is a higher probability of tumor degeneration into a malignant one. This disease commonly affects the bones of the hands and feet, and rarely shoulders, thighs, and skullbase. The diagnosis is confirmed by biopsy.

Treatment Methods

Upon asymptomatic process, the patient is subject to a dynamic follow-up. Sometimes, the chondroma growth stops at the time of skeletal maturity. The emergence of negative symptoms, signs of bone loss or tumor malignancy is an indication for surgical intervention. The surgery tactics is selected based on the formation size and location.

For small chondromas of hands and feet, the curettage, i.e. tumor scraping from the bone, may be performed. The emerging cavity is filled with bone chips taken from the other bones of the same patient or from a donor. The removed tissue is sent for histological examination.

If a tumor has grown into the bone tissue, the bone resection is performed. During surgery, the defect is replace with an autograft or an allograft.

For lesions of long bones, the preference is always given to a radical intervention, since in these cases there is a high risk of tumor malignant transformation. The bone removal is also combined with transplantation. In the absence of the bone graft, a metal prosthesis can be installed.

Chondromas of the skull base are excised using endoscopic techniques, introducing instruments through the patient’s nasal cavity. Alternatively, or in addition to the surgery, a radiosurgery (Gamma Knife) is used. The method implies the tumor irradiation with a high-dose radiation, causing the cell death. Multiple radiation flows are formed so that to affect the pathological center to the maximum possible and to avoid damage to the healthy tissue. The procedure is performed only once. The treatment effect is manifested over the next 6 to 24 months.

For small chondromas, radiosurgery may be used as a sole therapy. After a conventional surgery, the technique is prescribed to destroy the residual tumor.

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Hospital “Maria von den Aposteln”

9.2/10 from 8 Votes

Department of Orthopedics

Due to the interdisciplinary cooperation of highly professional doctors, the patients of the Department of Orthopedics under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. David Pfander have a dual benefit.

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location_searchingCity: Moenchengladbach

Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10 from 95 Votes

Department of Musculoskeletal Surgery

The Center of Musculoskeletal Surgery at University Hospital Charite Berlin is the certified national Center of Trauma in Berlin. Three highly specialized departments are established in this center, which offer the whole range of treatment to the highest standard.

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University Hospital Frankfurt

0/10 from 0 Votes

Department of Orthopedics, Special Orthopaedic Surgery and Rheumatic Orthopedics

The Department of Orthopedics, Special Orthopaedic  Surgery  and Rheumatic Orthopedics at the University Hospital Frankfurt specializes in  surgical  and conservative treatment of diseases of the musculoskeletal system. The treatment is provided on both outpatient and inpatient basis.

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9.7/10 from 23 Votes

Department of Orthopedics and Trauma Surgery

The Department of Orthopedics and Trauma Surgery at the Schlosspark-Klinik provides care and arthroscopic treatment primarily to the patients with artificial hip, knee and big joints. There is also provided the correction of foot deformities.

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University Hospital rechts der Isar der TU München

8.3/10 from 70 Votes

Department of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

The Department of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine at the university hospital Klinikum rechts der Isar has long-time experience in the treatment of all bone diseases, joints, muscles, ligaments and tendons, i. e. of the entire musculoskeletal apparatus.

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Städtisches Klinikum Bogenhausen

9.2/10 from 43 Votes

Department of Orthopedics, Traumatology and Sport Medicine

The medical emphases of the department of orthopedics, traumatology and sport medicine are endoprosthetic care of all major joints. Shoulder, elbow, hip, knee or ankle are replaced by implants or prostheses.

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University Hospital of Würzburg

9.2/10 from 38 Votes

Department of Orthopedics

The Department of Orthopedics König-Ludwig-Haus deals with the diagnosis and treatment of all diseases and injuries of the musculoskeletal system. The Department of Orthopedics annually treats over 4,000 inpatients and 20,000 outpatients.

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Alfried Krupp Hospital in Essen-Ruettenscheid

9.9/10 from 42 Votes

Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology

Among the focal areas of the Department of Orthopaedics and Accident Surgery are the surgical treatment of spinal damage and spinal injuries, the joint-preserving surgeries, joint replacement surgeries and sport traumatology accident and reconstructive surgery.

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Städtisches Klinikum Neuperlach

9.8/10 from 11 Votes

Department of Traumatology, Orthopedics and Reconstructive Surgery

The department of traumatology, orthopedics and reconstructive surgery treats patients surgically or conservatively and stationarily. The clinic covers the entire spectrum of trauma including pelvic and spinal trauma and the majority of orthopedic indications.

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Gummersbach District Hospital of the Klinikum Oberberg

9.6/10 from 23 Votes

Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Reconstructive Surgery, Hand and Foot Surgery

The Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Reconstructive Surgery, Hand and Foot Surgery at the Klinikum Oberberg in Gummersbach is a regional trauma center of the German Trauma Society within the framework of medical care provision for the victims of accidents in Oberberg region.

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9.6/10 from 29 Votes

Department of Orthopedics

Competence Center of Orthopedics of Salem-Spital offers Patients with musculoskeletal disorders a comprehensive high-quality treatment. Experienced surgeons are specialists in their respective fields. Interdisciplinary teams treat the following areas of the musculoskeletal system.

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Max Grundig Klinik

9.5/10 from 46 Votes

Department of Orthopedics

Rehabilitation of each patient goes strictly in accordance with individual needs. Treatment is performed in constant contact between doctor and the patient. The main areas of department’s work are: Surgery in the cervical spine, thoracic spine and lumbar spine Joint replacement (hip, knee, shoulder, etc.

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UKGM Gießen

9.5/10 from 35 Votes

Department of Orthopedics and Orthopedic Surgery

The clinic offers treatment in outpatient and inpatient mode and practices both traditional and advanced methods of treatment.

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location_searchingCity: Giessen

Hospital Hildesheim

9.5/10 from 23 Votes

Department of Traumatology and Orthopedics

The clinic is focused on treatment of shoulder, elbow, hip, knee and ankle joints. Primary techniques include arthroscopy, arthroscopic surgery, corrective surgery of bones and joints. About 3900 operations are conducted annually in our clinic.

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University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf

9.2/10 from 92 Votes

Department of Traumatology, Hand and Reconstructive Surgery

The Department of Trauma, Hand and Reconstructive Surgery at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf focuses on operative preservation and reconstruction of bones, organs and tissues damaged in accidents.

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University Hospital Tubingen

9.2/10 from 55 Votes

Department of Orthopedics

The Department of Orthopedics at the University Hospital Tubingen helps people to stay mobile during their whole lifetime. The Department has 63 beds.

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location_searchingCity: Tuebingen