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University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden

location_on Dresden, Germany
9.1/10 from 23 Votes

Department for Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics, Trauma Surgery (292208)

Klaus-Dieter Schaser

Prof. Dr. med.

Klaus-Dieter Schaser

Specialized in: adult and pediatric orthopedics, trauma surgery

About the department

According to Focus magazine, the Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics, Trauma Surgery at the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden ranks among the top German departments specializing in joint replacement surgery!

The department offers the full range of diagnostics, conservative and surgical treatment of diseases, injuries of the musculoskeletal system. The department is the certified Center for Endoprosthetics (more than 1,000 primary joint replacement operations yearly), which also specializes in particularly complex clinical cases. In addition, the department has won the status of the Trauma Center of interregional significance, certified in accordance with the standards of the German Trauma Society. The department is headed by Prof. Dr. med. Klaus-Dieter Schaser.

The department’s service range includes:

  • Diagnostics and treatment of scoliosis
    • Surgical treatment
      • Dorsal spondylodesis
      • Ventral derotation spondylodesis
    • Conservative therapy
      • Use of special orthoses
      • Use of orthoses at night
      • Outpatient physical therapy
  • Spinal surgery
    • Therapy-resistant pain spinal syndromes, vertebral dislocation
    • Degenerative scoliosis
    • Herniated intervertebral discs
    • Spinal stenosis
    • Spondylitis/spondylodiscitis (vertebral inflammation)
    • Vertebral fractures
    • Diseases and injuries of the cervical spine
    • Spinal tumors
  • Special orthopedic pain therapy
  • Hip joint replacement surgery, including conservative therapy (physiotherapy, injection therapy, drug therapy, special pain therapy)
    • Diseases
      • Congenital and acquired bone and joint diseases causing joint degeneration
      • Hip osteoarthritis
      • Complications after endoprosthetics
    • Endoprosthetic techniques
      • Joint-preserving operations
      • Implantation of prostheses with cementless and cemented fixation
      • Revision interventions for extensive defects, including replacement of whole bones, such as the femur
  • Reconstructive hip surgery
    • Arthroscopic interventions (also for diagnostic purposes)
    • Arthroscopic reconstruction and surgical correction of the position of the thigh in severe forms of hip impingement
    • Transposition interventions to correct improper position of the hip
    • Acetabular roof plastic surgery and pelvic osteotomy (minimally invasive methods)
  • Diagnostics and treatment of injuries to the pelvic and acetabular bones
    • Stabilization procedures in the anterior and posterior sections of the pelvic ring under the guidance of 3D radiography, as well as acetabular reconstruction
    • Sacroiliac joint navigation surgery
    • Revision interventions for pseudoarthrosis (also using transposition osteotomy, spongy bone plasty or osteoinductive growth factors)
    • Femoral derotation osteotomy
    • Joint replacement surgery in posttraumatic coxarthrosis
  • Knee replacement surgery
    • Partial joint replacement
    • Total joint replacement (total endoprosthesis)
    • Revision interventions (even in extensive bone defects)
  • Reconstructive knee surgery
    • Stabilizing interventions on the patella
    • Cartilage tissue replacement (including autologous cartilage cell transplantation)
    • Correction of axial disorders (transposition osteotomy)
    • Cruciate ligament plasty
  • Diagnostics and treatment of musculoskeletal tumors
    • Primary malignant tumors
    • Soft tissue sarcomas
    • Benign and semi-malignant bone tumors
    • Bone metastases
    • Minimally invasive surgery
    • Implantation of endoprostheses in case of tumors
    • Implantation of individually made prostheses
    • Operations with the preservation of extremities
    • Reconstructive surgery after the resection of soft and bone tissues with the preservation of functionality
    • Implantation of artificial materials for bone replacement
  • Foot surgery
    • Diseases
      • Finger and ankle joint arthritis
      • Acute and chronic inflammatory joint diseases
      • Consequences of injuries
      • Congenital malformations of foot bones
      • Foot nerve compression syndrome
      • Acquired foot deformities
      • Foot tumors
      • Diabetic foot
    • Surgical treatment
      • Toe corrective surgery (hallux valgus), for example, corrective osteotomy, soft tissue interventions
      • Surgery to correct soft tissues and bones of the rear and midfoot
      • Implantation of endoprosthesis and arthrodesis of the big toe
      • Implantation of arthrodesis on the rear and midfoot
      • Amputations
      • Synovectomy, tenosynovectomy
      • Ankle arthroscopy
  • Pediatric orthopedics
    • Shoulder and arm diseases
      • Shoulder instability
      • Shoulder dislocation
      • Elbow osteochondrosis of the elbow joint
      • Deformations (congenital or due to an accident)
    • Diseases of the head, neck and spine
      • Malformations and postural disorders (for example, torticollis, scoliosis, vertebral dislocation, Scheuermann's disease)
      • Backache
    • Diseases and deformities of the lower extremities
      • O-shaped and X-shaped deformation of the legs, leg length discrepancy (congenital deformities or due to an accident)
    • Hip diseases
      • Hip dislocation
      • Late effects of residual dysplasia
      • Perthes disease
      • Hip pain
    • Knee diseases
      • Osteochondrosis
      • Meniscal injuries
      • Patellar dislocation
      • Knee pain
    • Diseases of the foot and ankle
      • Clubfoot (treatment according to the PONSETI technique)
      • Planovalgus foot deformity
      • Hollow foot
    • Tumors of the musculoskeletal system in children
    • Neuromuscular diseases (children with disabilities)
    • Fractures and injuries in metabolic disorders and skeletal diseases (for example, osteogenesis imperfecta)
  • Reconstructive surgery of the upper and lower extremities
  • Shoulder surgery
    • Rotator cuff tear (arthroscopic treatments)
    • Arthroscopic reconstruction of the articular lip (SLAP technique)
    • Shoulder instability
    • Acromioclavicular joint lesions (arthroscopic techniques)
    • Subacromial pain syndrome (arthroscopic techniques)
    • Shoulder arthrosis (various forms of endoprosthetics)
    • Sports shoulder injuries
  • Elbow surgery
    • Elbow arthroscopy
    • Limited radius of elbow movement (arthroscopic or open arthrolysis)
    • Ligament plasty
    • Elbow arthrosis (implantation of elbow joint prostheses)
    • Tennis elbow (denervation and elimination of necrosis)
  • Hand surgery
    • Emergency care for fresh hand injuries, including accidents at work (round-the-clock assistance, including operations)
    • Upper limb nerve compression syndrome
    • Dupuytren's contracture
    • Treatment of hand bone fractures (conservative therapy up to modern procedures of osteosynthesis)
    • Operations in case of tendon sheaths stenosis
    • Hand tendon surgery (ranging from the treatment of fresh tendon injuries to secondary reconstruction)
    • Treatment of nerve damage, including microsurgical reconstruction
    • Arthroscopy
    • Treatment of finger and wrist joint degeneration
    • Therapy of soft tissue defects
    • Tumors of hand bones and soft tissues
  • Other medical services

Curriculum vitae

In 1990, Prof. Dr. med. Klaus-Dieter Schaser entered the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, where he studied until 1996. In 1995 and 1996, he had his internship at the University of Regensburg. After graduating from the university, he completed his residency in the Department of Trauma and Reconstructive Surgery at the Faculty of Humboldt University of Berlin (1996 - 1998), where Prof. Haas became his supervisor. In 1998, the doctor received a license to practice medicine. From 1998 to 2004, he worked as an Assistant Physician and Research Fellow of the Department of Trauma and Reconstructive Surgery at the University Hospital Charité under the direction of Prof. Haas. In 2002, he was recognized as a Specialist in Surgery. From 2002 to 2009, he held the position of the Chief Physician, Deputy Head of the Department of Spinal Tumor Surgery at the Campus Virchow, Center for Musculoskeletal Surgery at the University Hospital Charité, received the title of the University Professor. In 2005, he received his doctorate in Orthopedics and Trauma Surgery at the University Hospital Charité. In 2006, he became the Head of the Department of Spinal Surgery at the Campus Virchow of the Center for Musculoskeletal Surgery. In 2009, he was recognized as a Specialist in Orthopedics and Trauma Surgery. In 2009, he became the Deputy Chief Physician and the Head of the Department of Trauma and Reconstructive Surgery at the Campus Virchow, Charité. In 2010, he was recognized as a Specialist in Special Trauma Surgery. Currently, Dr. Klaus-Dieter Schaser provides treatment and has medical specialization in the following areas of spinal surgery: degenerative spinal surgery, spinal tumor surgery (surgical treatment of primary tumors and spinal metastases), musculoskeletal tumor surgery, surgical treatment of spinal injuries, reconstructive pelvic surgery, surgical treatment of complex injuries of the limbs (open and closed fractures, soft tissue lesions, reconstructive surgery of the musculoskeletal defects). Dr. Klaus-Dieter Schaser is a Member of a number of well-known and respected organizations and scientific associations. He is a Member of the German Trauma Society, the German Society of Surgery, the German Society of Orthopedics and Trauma, the German Spinal Society and a Member of the Scientific Orthopedic Society. He is also a Member of the European Society for Surgical Research, a Member of the Association for Bone Tumors, a Member of the Joint Consortium, the Founder and Representative of the Berlin Trauma Medical Network. Prof. Klaus-Dieter Schaser is the Deputy Speaker of the Regional Surgery Center at the Charité Hospital. In 1998, in New Orleans, the doctor was awarded the Prize of the Research Orthopedic Society in the field of orthopedic research in microvascular medicine in case of closed soft tissue injuries.

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