Orthopaedics

THE FOOT AND ANKLE JOINT

The movable ankle joint interacts closely with the complex architecture of the foot bones. It is essential for pain-free walking and sports activities. The foot skeleton is made up of a large number of joints that are connected to each other. They carry our entire body weight. Foot problems caused by wear and painful deformities can be removed permanently and elegantly using the latest foot surgery techniques.

SCOPE OF SERVICES

ARTHROSCOPY

Minimal invasive keyhole therapy

  • Removal of joint blockages by joint elements
  • Rectification of impingement syndromes resulting from bone proliferation
  • Repair of cartilage damage

TENDON RUPTURE

Tendinosis caused by wear or accident

  • Achilles heel most frequently affected
  • Immobilisation until healing is completed (orthesis)
  • Reconstruction of complex ruptures through minimal invasive suturing (percutaneous technique)

BONE CORRECTION

Restoration of mechanical functioning

  • Complex architecture consisting of over 20 bones
  • Axis correction with malalignment
  • Osteotomy with hallux valgus
  • Reinforcement with strong joint wear (arthrodesis)

PROSTHETICS

Replacement of the upper ankle

  • Retention of the joint function 
  • Normal static equilibrium and regular gait pattern

FRACTURES

Breakages in the foot skeleton

  • Healing of non-displace breakages in plaster cast
  • Minimal invasive stabilisation in cases of malalignment
  • Material removal frequently required

LONG-TERM REHABILITATION PROGRAMME

  • Special patient service with integrated supply contracts

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