Diagnosis - Orthopedics

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis, also referred to as degenerative arthritis or degenerative joint disease, is the most common type of arthritis.  Osteoarthritis arises when the cartilage and underlying bone in joints of the body get worn down over time.  This results in joint pain and stiffness and normally osteoarthritis gets gradually worse and can lead to chronic disability.  The joints of the body most often affected by osteoarthritis are the knees, hips, hands, neck and the lower back.  Although there is no cure for osteoarthritis, treatment is available that helps to relieve pain.  Furthermore, physical therapy, medical aids, conservative therapy or surgical therapy may also be available.

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  • HELIOS Hospital Berlin Zehlendorf

    HELIOS Hospital Berlin Zehlendorf

    With 554 beds, the HELIOS Hospital Zehlendorf is the largest hospital in the south west of Berlin. Its medical focus is on, orthopedics, pediatric surgery and pneumology, pneumology, plastic surgery, thoracic surgery, general and visceral surgery.

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  • HELIOS Hospital Krefeld-Duesseldorf

    HELIOS Hospital Krefeld-Duesseldorf

    Krefeld is located close to Duesseldorf and its international airport, which is one of the largest in Germany. The HELIOS Hospital Krefeld has a long history that reaches back to 1845. Since this time the hospital is known for medical care on the highest level.

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Osteochondritis dissecans

Osteochondritis dissecans is a disorder that arises when cracks appear in the cartilage and underlying bone at the end of a bone within a joint.  This may cause a fragment of bone to become detached, which can then cause joint pain.  In most cases of osteochondritis dissecans the knee is affected, although the hip, elbow and ankle may also be prone to damage.  Although the exact cause of osteochondritis dissecans remains unknown, it may arise as a result of impaired blood supply to a portion of the affected bone, physical trauma or due to hereditary disorders.  Osteochondritis dissecans typically occurs in young, active individuals and its treatment involves either surgical or non-surgical measures, depending on the severity of the case, the patient’s age and other factors.  If prompt treatment is received, there are good chances of recovery.

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Hospitals

  • HELIOS Hospital Berlin Zehlendorf

    HELIOS Hospital Berlin Zehlendorf

    With 554 beds, the HELIOS Hospital Zehlendorf is the largest hospital in the south west of Berlin. Its medical focus is on, orthopedics, pediatric surgery and pneumology, pneumology, plastic surgery, thoracic surgery, general and visceral surgery.

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  • HELIOS Hospital Krefeld-Duesseldorf

    HELIOS Hospital Krefeld-Duesseldorf

    Krefeld is located close to Duesseldorf and its international airport, which is one of the largest in Germany. The HELIOS Hospital Krefeld has a long history that reaches back to 1845. Since this time the hospital is known for medical care on the highest level.

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Osteomyelitis

Osteomyelitis is an infection that occurs within a bone and is usually caused by bacteria.  The bacteria may reach the bone via the bloodstream, spread from a nearby tissue or invade a fractured or damaged bone.  Osteomyelitis typically occurs in the long bones of the body (leg and upper arm bones), pelvis or spine.  Symptoms that may arise from osteomyelitis include bone pain, inflammation (redness, heat and swelling) in the affected body region, and reduced movement in the affected body region, muscle spasms, fatigue and fever.  Treatment of osteomyelitis usually involves a combination of antibiotics and surgery, although surgery may not be necessary in some cases. 

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Hospitals

  • HELIOS Hospital Berlin Zehlendorf

    HELIOS Hospital Berlin Zehlendorf

    With 554 beds, the HELIOS Hospital Zehlendorf is the largest hospital in the south west of Berlin. Its medical focus is on, orthopedics, pediatric surgery and pneumology, pneumology, plastic surgery, thoracic surgery, general and visceral surgery.

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  • HELIOS Hospital Krefeld-Duesseldorf

    HELIOS Hospital Krefeld-Duesseldorf

    Krefeld is located close to Duesseldorf and its international airport, which is one of the largest in Germany. The HELIOS Hospital Krefeld has a long history that reaches back to 1845. Since this time the hospital is known for medical care on the highest level.

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