University Hospital Greifswald
Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics, Orthopedic Surgery (569781)
Specialized in: adult and pediatric orthopedics, orthopedic surgery
About the department
The Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics, Orthopedic Surgery at the University Hospital Greifswald offers the full range of surgical and conservative orthopedics and orthopedic surgical procedures. The department specializes in the treatment of diseases of the spine, hip, knee and shoulder joint replacement surgery and foot surgery. Special attention is paid to pediatric orthopedics. In addition, the department enjoys an impeccable reputation in the field of sports orthopedics. The Chief Physician of the department is Prof. Dr. med. Georgi Wassilew.
Other department’s activities include the surgical treatment of chronic polyarthritis, bone tumors. The department ranks among the leading centers in Germany in the field of treatment and rehabilitation after sports injuries. The professional athletes and amateurs from all regions of Germany and other countries regularly seek medical help here. In collaboration with the Department of Pediatrics, there is provided an optimal treatment of injuries and orthopedic diseases in children and adolescents. Another priority is spinal surgery. The department offers the full range of options, ranging from minimally invasive interventions using a surgical microscope to spinal fusion for scoliosis and total vertebral replacement (prosthetics).
The department has in its arsenal the very latest capabilities of surgical orthopedics. Most resections and reconstructive interventions on the knee, shoulder and hip joints are performed using minimally invasive arthroscopic techniques. In case of defects in the articular surface of large joints, modern methods of bone and cartilage, cartilage cell transplantation are used. The specialists of the department are actively involved in the further improvement of surgical treatments. For example, the Chief Physician of the department, G. Wassilew made a significant contribution to the development of surgical treatments for hip dysplasia.
The department’s spectrum of surgical treatment includes the following options:
- Cemented and cementless endoprosthetics, in particular hip and knee joints, and surgeries to replace endoprosthesis
- Partial replacement of limb endoprostheses in malignant musculosceletal tumors
- Diagnostic and therapeutic arthroscopic interventions, in particular arthroscopic cruciate ligament plastic surgery and shoulder surgery
- Bone and cartilage, cartilage cell transplantation
- Conservative and surgical treatment of impaired hip formation
- Various spinal surgical procedures (for example, spinal fusion and surgical treatment of scoliosis)
- Rheumatic surgery
- Corrective osteotomy
- Limb lengthening surgery
- Biopsy and surgery for bone and soft tissue tumors
- Septic joint surgery
- Outpatient surgery
- And other diseases and treatment methods
From 2000 to 2007 Prof. Dr. Georgi Wassilew studied Medicine at the Medical University Charité in Berlin. In 2006, he defended his thesis at the Medical University Charité in Berlin, while in 2015 he underwent habilitation. The Professor is an expert in endoprosthetics and surgery with accelerated rehabilitation, minimally invasive interventions on knee and hip prostheses, revision interventions on knee and hip prostheses with pronounced musculoskeletal defects. In addition, he also specializes in the treatment of bacterial infections of artificial joints, as well as in the surgical treatment of hip dysplasia using a special technique, in the development of which he was actively involved.
Photo of the doctor: (с) Universitätsmedizin Greifswald
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