Dr. Sebastian Senst
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.