Pneumology - Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine

Ankle arthrosis (ankle arthritis)

Ankle arthrosis is when the cartilage of the ankle becomes worn away over time.  This degeneration of cartilage may be caused by a variety of factors including a former injury to the ankle, an infection of the ankle joint, systemic disease such as rheumatoid arthritis or simply being overweight.  Pain in the ankle is the most common symptom of ankle arthrosis.  Other signs may include stiffness and swelling, deformity or a feeling of instability in the ankle joint.  Common conservative treatments for ankle arthrosis include making lifestyle changes (eg. less impact sport, losing weight), changing footwear, using a brace to support the ankle and foot and anti-inflammatory medication.  Should these measures prove unsuccessful, surgery with a skilled orthopaedic surgeon may be necessary.

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  • HELIOS Hospital Berlin Buch

    HELIOS Hospital Berlin Buch

    The new HELIOS Hospital in Berlin-Buch, one of the largest new hospital complexes in Europe was opened in July 2007. With 1.100 hospital beds and 26 medical departments the new campusis state-of-the-art, maximum care hospital that provides the highest levels of medical care and comfort.

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Cervical spondylosis

Cervical spondylosis refers to chronic degeneration in the joints of the neck.  It generally first arises in people over the age of 40 and gets worse with increasing age.  The joints between the bones that make up the neck portion of the spine (cervical spine) deteriorate over time in cases of cervical spondylosis, as do the cushioning vertebral discs situated between the vertebral bones.  This deterioration of cervical spondylosis can then lead to the formation of ‘bone spurs’, abnormal outgrowths of bone in the bones of the neck.  These abnormal bone formations may then press against cervical spinal nerves that exit the spine through openings in the bones of the cervical spine.  This can lead to symptoms such as neck pain, neck stiffness, weakness in the arms, headaches and loss of normal sensation in the shoulders and arms.  Treatment for cervical spondylosis often involves a combination of medication, physical therapy and conservative measures.  In more serious cases of cervical spondylosis, surgery can be performed to reduce the pressure placed on nerves and stabilise the bones of the neck.

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Hospitals

  • HELIOS Hospital Berlin Buch

    HELIOS Hospital Berlin Buch

    The new HELIOS Hospital in Berlin-Buch, one of the largest new hospital complexes in Europe was opened in July 2007. With 1.100 hospital beds and 26 medical departments the new campusis state-of-the-art, maximum care hospital that provides the highest levels of medical care and comfort.

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