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PD Dr Ralph Kothe

PD Dr Ralph Kothe

“He who stops getting better has stopped being good.”
Profession

Chief physician - Spinal Surgery

Chief physician -

Qualification

Specialist in Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery

CV

since 2011
Chief physician
​​​​​​​Clinic for Spinal Surgery, Schön Klinik Hamburg Eilbek 
2006 - 2011
Head of the specialist division for spine surgery
​​​​​​​Dortmund Hospital
2002 - 2005
Head of the specialist division for spine surgery
​​​​​​​Clinic for Orthopaedics University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf
since 1994
Post-Doc-Fellowship at Biomechanics Laboratory, Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Yale University School of Medicine
1984 - 1990
Study of human medicine
​​​​​​​Hannover Medical School

Publications

2019
Zervikale Myelopathie

Kothe R., Schmeiser G., Papavero L.
Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie up2date

2018
Relevanz der spinalen Navigation in der rekonstruktiven Halswirbelsäulenchirurgie

Kothe R., Richter M.
Orthopädie 47

2017
The effect of incidental dural lesions on outcome after decompression surgery for lumbar spinal stenosis: results of a multi-center study with 800 patients.

Kothe R, Quante M, Engler N, Heider F, Kneißl J, Pirchner S, Siepe C
Eur Spine J 26: 2504-2511

2016
Surgery for adult spondylolisthesis: A systematic review of the evidence.

Schulte T, Ringel F, Quante M, Eicker SO, Muche-Burowski C, Kothe R
Eur Spine J 25:2359–2367

2015
Incidental durotomy in spine surgery: first-aid in ten steps.

Papavero L, Engler N, Kothe R
Eur Spine J 24:2077–2084

2007
Impact of low back pain on functional limitations, depressed mood and quality of life in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

Kothe R, Kohlmann T, Klink T, Rüther W, Klinger R
Spine 22 (16):1836-1842

1997
Multidirectional instability of the thoracic spine due to iatrogenic pedicle injuries during transpedicular fixation.

Kothe R, Panjabi MM, Liu W
Orthopädie 47