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University Hospital RWTH Aachen

location_on Aachen, Germany
8.9/10 from 41 Votes

Department of Adult and Pediatric Traumatology, Reconstructive Surgery (278202)

Frank Hildebrand

Prof. Dr. med.

Frank Hildebrand

Specialized in: adult and pediatric traumatology, reconstructive surgery

About the department

The Department of Adult and Pediatric Traumatology, Reconstructive Surgery at the University Hospital RWTH Aachen offers the full range of medical services for the patients with musculoskeletal injuries and bone fractures. The department is headed by Prof. Dr. med. Frank Hildebrand.

The department's surgeons masterfully carry out operations for the treatment of all injuries of the spine, pelvis and limbs, including minimally invasive arthroscopic operations and replacement surgery of the shoulder, hip and knee joints. Another successful field of ​​the department's work is corrective surgery, as well as complex operations in bone defects, pseudoarthrosis and infectious lesions. The long experience of doctors and the availability of modern therapeutic techniques allow to cope with particularly difficult clinical cases.

The department has the status of the Maximum Care Trauma Center and holds the leading positions in its area of specialization in Germany. The department annually provides medical care to more than 10,000 patients after accidents and performs more than 3,000 operations.

The service range of the department includes:

  • Pelvic and hip surgery
    • Diagnostics and treatment of pelvic injuries, including sports injuries in this area
    • Diagnostics and treatment of pelvic injuries in elderly patients
    • Diagnostics and treatment of pelvic tumors 
    • Treatment of late effects of injuries
      • Minimally invasive surgery
      • Intraoperative 3D navigation, including surgical navigation
  • Bone deformity correction
    • Minimally invasive interventions using modern fixation systems
  • Treatment of children with musculoskeletal diseases and injuries, including complex reconstruction of the limbs in various deformities
  • Sports traumatology and minimally invasive joint surgery
    • Shoulder and shoulder joint injuries
      • Shoulder dislocation and shoulder instability
      • Rotator cuff tear
      • Acromioclavicular joint injuries
    • Knee and knee joint injuries
      • Meniscus tear
      • Anterior cruciate ligament injury
      • Patellar dislocation
    • Ankle injuries
      • Ligament tear and sprain
      • Achilles tendon rupture
  • Foot and ankle surgery
    • Achilles tendon rupture
    • Talus fracture
    • Calcaneal fracture
    • Metatarsal and toe fractures
  • Spinal surgery
    • Spinal injuries
    • Osteoporotic vertebral fractures
    • Spinal injuries in ankylosing spondylitis
    • Tumorous spinal lesions
    • Inflammatory spinal diseases
      • Minimally invasive surgery
      • Surgical navigation
      • Operations using 3D X-ray device
      • Kyphoplasty/vertebroplasty
      • Endoscopic interventions for vertebral body replacement (minimally invasive techniques)
  • Other medical services

Department of Adult and Pediatric Traumatology, Reconstructive Surgery.
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