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Paediatric Orthopaedics

Paediatric orthopaedic specialists in Hamburg

Your paediatric orthopaedic specialists

Experience, competence and empathy: that’s what our paediatric medicine department is made of. At our national specialist centre for paediatric orthopaedics, our large team of experts treats a variety of musculoskeletal illnesses in infants through to young adults.

Comprehensive paediatric orthopaedic care

Hand-in-hand: child-oriented treatment and empathetic support

At our specialist centre for paediatric orthopaedics, experienced consultants from a wide range of specialities, physiotherapists and occupational therapists as well as an orthopaedic technician work hand-in-hand together in an interdepartmental treatment team. Our mutual goal: The effective and permanent improvement of the respective limitation and achieving maximum life quality for each child.

Our special focus is on correcting orthopaedic or neurological misalignments, either conservatively or using the most gentle, minimally invasive operations possible. The various therapy approaches are always accompanied by the provision of the appropriate orthopaedic aids such as splints, corsets or walking aids.

If you child requires an inpatient stay at our clinic, you can, of course, be admitted as a parent.

Our range of treatment options:

  • Congenital bone and joint diseases such as proximal femoral defect, fibular hemimelia, tibiaplasty, illnesses of the upper and lower extremities such as hip dysplasia, femoral head necrosis (Perthes’ Disease), femoral head epiphysiolysis (ECF), knock-kneed and bow-legged misalignments, leg length reductions, foot deformities
  • Paediatric orthopaedic problems due to muscle and nerve diseases (neuromuscular diseases), for instance, cerebral paresis (ICP), congenital paraplegia (spina bifida), congenital joint contractures (arthrogryposis multiplex)
  • Nervous diseases with muscular atrophy, hereditary motor sensory neuropathy (HMSN)
  • Paediatric orthopaedic problems related to syndromes, for instance trisomy 21
Conservative management of muskuloskeletal problems in children

Conservative treatment

Non-surgical treatment techniques are an important part of our treatment strategy. By closely cooperating with orthopaedic technicians and physiotherapists and occupational therapists, we can support each of our little patients individually and provide them orthoses and aids in accordance with the state-of-the-art. With this development-promoting approach, we often achieve a significant and, most importantly, permanent improvement of the respective problem without operations. With respect to complex illnesses, we are in close contact with socio-pedagogic centres and early support bodies to optimally care for our little patients.

Surgical therapy

If conservative therapies are unsuccessful or only of limited success, our specialists perform surgical operations. The treatment spectrum of our experienced surgeons spans from minimally invasive operations to complex corrections or extensions of limbs through to multi-dimensional pelvic reconstructions. Surgical therapy is always accompanied and supplemented by conservative measures and, if necessary, adequate provision of aids.

Our specialisations for more mobility

Surgical correction of the lower extremities

Children really only want one thing: To play with their peers and enjoy a carefree childhood. Daily movement promotes physical growth and supports the physical development of adolescents. This wish isn’t always fulfilled. Misalignments or deformities in the legs and arms or other orthopaedic deficits limit the everyday life of the afflicted children and youths and often their parents.

Our experts can help your child attain more mobility by means of an operation. We are particularly specialised in operations on the lower extremities, meaning, hips, knees and feet.

What we treat:

  • Hip dysplasia, hip aplasia, hip luxation
  • Perthes’ Disease (femoral head necrosis)
  • Femoral head epiphysiolysis
  • Rotational errors in the hips
  • Knock-kneed and bow-legged misalignments
  • Leg length reductions
  • Patellar problems
  • Clubfoot, flat feet, pigeon toes
  • Hallux valgus (misalignment of the big toe)
Surgical treatment for cerebral palsy

Surgery for the treatment of cerebral palsy in children

Cerebral palsy in children is a collective term for the physical consequences of an early childhood brain trauma. The little patients often suffer from massive mobility limitations due to spasms or deformities. Our centre is specialised in surgically correcting acquired or congenital contractures and deformities. The goal is to restore muscular balance as well as possible thus preventing further or new damage.