THE SPINE

The spine consists of many individual components, the vertebrae and intervertebral discs. As the central column of the body, the spine is essential for all everyday movements. Keeping these structures healthy and preserving them is of key importance for a good quality of life.

SCOPE OF SERVICES

SCOLIOSIS

Curvatures of the spine

  • Different treatments depending on severity
  • Muscle development or corset with less severe form
  • Operative straightening and stabilisation (spondylodesis) with severe forms such as Bechterew’s disease

MINIMAL INVASIVE MICROSURGERY

  • Decompression through the uncovering of compressed nerves under an operation microscope
  • Slipped disc (nucleotomy), spinal canal stenoses, bone proliferation (undercutting)
  • Tumours of the spine and of the spinal nerves and in the spinal cord
  • Biopsies

RECONSTRUCTION

Restoration of the static equilibrium and functioning of movement segments

  • Minimally invasive and conventional
  • Replacement of destroyed intervertebral discs (prosthesis), while preserving mobility
  • Replacement of vertebrae (e.g. with tumours)
  • Reinforcement (spondylodesis) in cases of vertebral slippage and instability (e.g. rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Straightening after post-traumatic malformations through fractures, and stabilisation using bone cement (kypho- and vertebroplasty)
  • Spinal malformations
  • Nerve reconstructions

PAIN THERAPY

  • PRT (injections near the spinal column under fluoroscopic and CT monitoring)
  • Pain catheter

LONG-TERM REHABILITATION PROGRAMME

  • Special patient service with integrated supply contracts

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