St. Vincentius Hospital Karlsruhe-Academic Hospital of the University of Freiburg
Department of Traumatology and Hand Surgery (333746)
Specialized in: traumatology, hand surgery
The Department of Traumatology and Hand Surgery at the St. Vincentius Hospital-Academic Hospital of the University of Freiburg treats all injuries of the musculoskeletal system. Along with the classic directions of traumatology, sports traumatology and hand surgery, in which the department is famous for its excellent reputation, the department created direction of shoulder and elbow surgery. Thus, the department is the center of competence of all parts of the upper limbs. The head physician of the department is an advanced surgeon, Prof. Dr. Lars-Johannes Lehmann
According to the FOCUS magazine, Professor Lehmann, who conducted many operations, consultations, and also published a large number of scientific papers, was recognized as one of the best surgeons specializing in shoulder surgery.
In addition to providing emergency care for hand injuries, the doctors of the department are also engaged in treatment of acquired changes in the functions of the hand. Hand surgery can also be carried out on an outpatient basis following the safety standard of the clinic.
The department specializes in the treatment of all diseases and injuries of the shoulder and elbow joints, as well as their consequences. Treatment of each patient begins with an individual consultation and a thorough clinical examination. If all conservative methods of treatment do not give positive results, the patient is offered surgical treatment: from minimally invasive arthroscopic interventions to all kinds of open surgery and endoprosthetics. Of particular importance are repeated interventions, muscle transplantation, replacement of prostheses and treatment of complex fractures.
Treatment areas of the department cover:
- Shoulder and elbow surgery
- Hand Surgery and Microsurgery
- Special Traumatology
- Sports Traumatology and Arthroscopic Trauma Surgery
- Day Surgical Clinic
The department treats such diseases:
- Damage to muscles and tendons
- Frozen shoulder syndrome
- Instability of the shoulder joint
- Wear of joints (arthrosis)
- Fractures and consequences of fractures
- Sports injuries and damage caused by overstrain, especially among athletes
- Elbow injuries (arthroscopic surgery on the elbow joints, etc.)
- Karlsruhe, Germany