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About PD MD H-J Erli
Patients who need a hand or shoulder operation, have injured their spine or require surgery on their foot or knee will find specialists for every limb and spinal disorder – many of whom are internationally recognised experts – in the Centre for Musculoskeletal Surgery at the Vivantes Humboldt Hospital, Berlin. Doctors even use grafting techniques to rebuild nerves damaged in complicated injuries.
Around three quarters of chronic pain can be attributed to a disorder of the musculoskeletal system.
Back pain is the reason for half of cases of people having to take time off work. Sports injuries are often the result of subjecting the body to stress for which it is no longer prepared.
Changed working conditions, modern lifestyles and the massive increase in life expectancy all place the musculoskeletal system under new types of strain, resulting in a steady rise in orthopaedic diseases and injuries.
The centre is attached to the Department for Trauma Surgery and Orthopaedics. Senior Consultant and private lecturer Dr Hans-Josef Erli is a world-renowned expert in spinal diseases. Leading experts in traumatology, hand surgery, arthroscopy, foot surgery, shoulder surgery and endoprosthetics also work at the centre.
The Department for Trauma Surgery and Orthopaedics treats around 15,000 outpatients and 2,500 inpatients each year. It deals with the full spectrum of injuries and disorders affecting the musculoskeletal system. To treat spinal injuries and disorders, the department uses minimally invasive and endoscopic methods. It is also working to advance these methods. The department offers the following types of medical care:
The department specialises in treating patients from outside Germany and has an international team of support staff, interpreters and nurses dedicated to looking after international guests. Accommodation in comfortable, hotel-like rooms with air-conditioning and access to the internet and international media, combined with meals catering to religious requirements, complement the range of top-class medical treatment and make a stay in hospital as pleasant as possible.
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