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Orthopedics: 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 Gummersbach 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 is a regional trauma center of the German Trauma Society within the framework of medical care for the victims of accidents in Oberberg region.


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Academic Hospital Schlosspark

9.7/10 from 23 Votes

Department of Orthopedics and Trauma Surgery

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District Hospital St. Elisabeth Grevenbroich

10/10 from 23 Votes

Department of General, Visceral, Vascular Surgery and Traumatology

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Hospital Neuwerk “Maria von den Aposteln”

9.2/10 from 8 Votes

Department of Orthopedics

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Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10 from 95 Votes

Department of Musculoskeletal Surgery

The Center of Musculoskeletal Surgery at the University Hospital Charite is the certified Trauma Center of Berlin with two highly specialized departments, namely the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, the Department of Trauma and Reconstructive Surgery.


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University Hospital Frankfurt

9.5/10 from 97 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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University Hospital Rechts der Isar of the Munich Technical University

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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Academic Hospital Bogenhausen

9.2/10 from 43 Votes

Department of Orthopedics, Traumatology and Sport Medicine

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University Hospital of Würzburg

9.2/10 from 38 Votes

Department of Orthopedics

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University Hospital Cologne

9.8/10 from 82 Votes

Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology

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9.8/10 from 23 Votes

Department of Traumatology

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Academic Hospital Neuperlach

9.8/10 from 11 Votes

Department of Traumatology, Orthopedics and Reconstructive Surgery

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District Hospital Waldbröl Oberberg

9.7/10 from 23 Votes

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

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University Hospital Halle (Saale)

9.6/10 from 78 Votes

Department of Orthopedics, Trauma and Reconstructive Surgery

The Department of Orthopedics, Trauma and Reconstructive Surgery at the University Hospital of Halle (Saale) is a facility of maximum care and provides 24/7 medical aid for patients with severe injuries and multiple traumas.


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Hirslanden Salem-Spital

9.6/10 from 29 Votes

Department of Orthopedics

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Max Grundig Clinic

9.5/10 from 46 Votes

Department of Orthopedics

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