St. Vincentius Hospital Karlsruhe-Academic Hospital of the University of Freiburg
Department of Traumatology and Hand Surgery (333746)
Specialized in: traumatology, hand surgery
About the department
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.)
Since April 1, 2014, Prof. Dr. Lars-Johannes Lehmann is the Head of the Department of Traumatology.
Since 2006, Professor Lehmann has headed the Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology of the Upper Limbs, and since 2008 he has been the Chief Physician and Deputy Director of the Center for Orthopedics and Traumatology at the University Hospital Mannheim.
The main clinical areas include shoulder and elbow surgery, sports traumatology and the most severe injuries (polytrauma, emergency medicine).
After studying medicine at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Professor Lehmann began training in the specialty "Orthopedics" at the Schultstein Hospital in Zurich and at the ATOS Clinic in Heidelberg under the guidance of Professor Habermeier. Then he continued his career at the central hospital of the Bundeswehr in Koblenz at the Center for Orthopedics and Traumatology at the University Hospital Mannheim. After receiving specialization in Orthopedics, the professor also received a specialization in Orthopedics and Traumatology. In addition, the doctor received a specialization in the field of Surgical Orthopedics and Traumatology with additional qualifications "special traumatology", as well as "special orthopedic surgery."
Scientific activity of the doctor completely coincides with the clinical areas of specialization.
After defending his doctoral dissertation on the topic of diagnosing patients with injuries of the highest severity, the professor began publishing scientific works in the direction of his specialization and in the treatment of upper extremities. Particular attention is paid to the replacement of artificial joints, sports injuries and muscle plasty.
Professor Lehmann is a member of the German Society for Orthopedics and Orthopedic Surgery, and a member of the steering committee. In addition, the doctor is a member of the European Society of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery (SECEC) and the Society of Arthroscopy and Joint Surgery (AGA).
In the German Society of Surgery of the Shoulder and Elbow Joint (DVSE), the professor holds the position of the 1st Vice President and Chairman of the Commission "Guidance and Evaluation". Professor Lehmann is the scientific director of the journal Obere Extremität, the author of many textbooks and reviewer of numerous scientific journals in the field of orthopedics and traumatology.
Since 2013, Professor Lehmann regularly enters the rating of the best specialists of Focus magazine in the field of shoulder surgery.
Photo of the doctor: (c) ViDia Kliniken Karlsruhe
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