Surgical resection of chordoma of the sacrum (program ID: 220437)

Sana Hospital Duisburg

Specialized hospital
Christian Rülander

Head Physician
Dr. med.

Christian Rülander

Specialized in: orthopedics, trauma surgery

Department of Orthopedics and Trauma Surgery

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • physical examination
  • review of medical records
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • general urine analysis
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • TSH-basal, fT3, fT4
    • tumor markers
    • indicators of inflammation
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • CT/MRI scan  of the sacrum
  • biopsy and histological examination
  • preoperative care
  • resection of tumor
  • histologically and immunohistochemically examination of the removed tissues
  • symptomatic treatment
  • control examinations
  • the cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • full hospital accommodation
  • explanation of future recommendations


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About the department

The Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology at the Sana Hospital Duisburg is a maximum care medical center, which specializes in trauma surgery and joint replacement surgery, in particular, in knee and hip replacement. There are annually performed from 50 up to 100 operations to implant knee joint and about 100 hip replacements, especially in elderly patients. Hip replacement is preferably performed by means of conservative standard methods. The department is headed by Dr. med. Christian Rülander.

The physicians of the department have a long experience, especially in knee and hip replacement. Through the use of sparing techniques, in many cases, joint function can be restored without any prosthetics. If surgery is necessary, the department uses computer navigation to make a precise planning and axial correction. In addition, standard surgery also includes revision operations in case of loose prostheses and unstable joints in order to replace some components or to make a total prosthesis replacement. The department uses the most advanced minimally invasive techniques to perform arthroplasty.

In the field of physiotherapy, the employees of the department provide medical care to inpatients and use specific exercise programs, neurophysiological treatment, walking training, manual lymphatic drainage, classical massage and electrotherapy to regain or maintain mobility and self-care ability.

In addition, the department offers comprehensive round-the-clock medical care for patients with severe injuries and polytrauma. An additional focus is placed on pediatric and geriatric trauma surgery. The department also specializes in the treatment of sports injuries. 

The main focuses of the Department of Orthopedics and Trauma Surgery are:

  • Spinal fractures 
  • Prevention of prosthesis implantation 
  • Traumatology: injuries after an accident / sports injuries 
  • Polytrauma 
  • Osteochondral autograft transplantation (OATS)
  • Knee replacement (total endoprosthesis) 
  • Hip replacement (total endoprosthesis) 
  • Geriatric trauma surgery 
  • Arthroscopy 
  • Outpatient surgery 
  • Pediatric trauma surgery

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