Diagnosis - Pediatric Orthopedics

Achilles tendon rupture

Achilles tendon rupture is a damage that affects the backside of the lower leg. It most frequently happens to people playing fun sports. The Achilles tendon is a strong tough cord that connects the muscles in the back of the calf to the heel bone. If you overextend the Achilles tendon, it can rip (rip apart). An Achilles tendon can rupture partly or entirely. In case of an Achilles tendon rupture, the patients possibly feel a pop or crack.  The Achilles tendon rupture results in abrupt pointed pain in the back of the ankle and generally also in the lower leg. The pain makes it impractical to walk. A surgical involvement is, in most cases, the best choice of treatment to fix an Achilles tendon rupture.

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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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Avascular necrosis

Avascular necrosis is a disease resulting from the temporary or permanent loss of blood supply to the bones. Without blood, the bone tissue dies, and ultimately the bone may collapse. Avascular necrosis is also connected with the use of steroid medications and excessive alcohol abuse for a long time. Osteonecrosis is also known as aseptic necrosis and ischemic necrosis. It often occurs in the hip joint. In many cases a hip replacement is required. Avascular necrosis is progressive, which implicates that it worsens with time. Managing the condition of an avascular necrosis is an enduring process.

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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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Broken ankle/broken leg

A broken ankle and or broken foot are somewhat widespread. The human body has more than 24 bones in each foot. The bones take the weight every time you walk, run or play sports such as tennis, basketball or soccer. Whether a broken ankle or foot is a serious situation depends on the fracture and its location. The variety goes from fractures that are little cracks in the bones to devastating breaks that perforate the skin. A major broken ankle or broken foot possibly will require surgery to place wires, plates, rods or screws into the broken and fractured bone to sustain appropriate position during healing process.

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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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Broken arm

Much like broken hand or wrist, broken arm is often the result of falling onto an outstretched hand.  Prompt medical aid is important for a broken arm as this helps to ensure correct healing. Treatment of a broken arm depends on the location and severity of the break.  In a simple break, the broken arm can be treated with cooling to reduce swelling, a sling for stabilisation and plenty of rest.  In more complicated cases of broken arm, it may be necessary to surgically implant wires, screws or plates into the broken bone to ensure that the bones are positioned correctly during healing.

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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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Broken hand/wrist

There are many bones that make up the hand and wrist.  When one of these bones breaks or is cracked, one refers to a broken hand or wrist.  The most common injury is the broken wrist, which typically occurs when a person falls and stretches their hand out to catch themselves.  Participation in particular sports (eg snow sports, football) is considered a risk factor for a broken hand or wrist as is osteoporosis, a condition whereby the bones become brittle and break more easily.  A broken hand or wrist should be treated as quickly as possible to ensure that the bones heal properly.  In this way pain and stiffness in the broken hand or wrist can also be reduced.

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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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Broken leg

A broken leg is a crack or break in one of the bones of the leg.  The severity of a broken leg can vary from small hairline stress fractures to shattered breaks following serious trauma.  Immediate medical aid is required for a broken leg to ensure complete healing.  Treatment of a broken leg depends on the location and severity of the break.  Minor breaks can be treated with a cast or splint.  Severe breaks may require surgical placement of plates, wires or screws into the broken bone to ensure that the bones are positioned properly during the healing process.

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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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Carpal tunnel syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome has several causes. Bound by bones and ligaments, the carpal tunnel is a narrow passageway — about as big as a small water host— situated on the palm side of the wrist. This channel protects the key nerve to your hand and nine tendons that make it possible to bend the fingers. Pressure on the nerve produces the lack of feeling, tenderness and, eventually, hand weakness that describe carpal tunnel syndrome. Providentially, many people who develop carpal tunnel syndrome, appropriate treatment generally can ease the hurting and lack of feeling and bring back normal use of the wrists and hands.

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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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Clubfood

Clubfoot describes a range of foot abnormalities typically present at birth in which the baby's foot is twisted, out of shape or in a wrong position. The name "clubfoot" explains the way the foot is placed at a sharp angle to the ankle. Clubfoot is a familiar birth defect and is usually a single problem for an otherwise healthy newborn. Clubfoot can be gentle or severe, affecting either one or both feet. The Clubfoot will not delay the child's development considerably until it is time for walking. Then the uncomfortable position of the foot may force the child to walk on the exterior edge of the foot or feet. The therapy or treatment of the Clubfoot is generally successful. The look and functional possibility of the feed ought to demonstrate a progress.

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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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