Pneumology - Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine

Hip arthrosis

The term ‘arthrosis’ refers to degeneration of the joints of the body (see also ‘Osteoarthritis’). This involves the cartilage (and possibly underlying bone) of the joint being worn away over time which may result in joint pain, tenderness and stiffness and which can drastically reduce a person’s quality of life.  Hip arthrosis (or coxarthrosis) can arise as a result of injury, illness or general ‘wear and tear’ and generally affects people above 50 years of age.  Being overweight also tends to both increase the risk of developing hip arthrosis and exacerbate the symptoms of existing hip arthrosis.  Therefore, one of the first measures in treatment is to encourage weight loss.  Other conservative treatments of hip arthrosis involve physical therapy and the use of walking aids.  Anti-inflammatory medications can also help to reduce the pain and inflammation caused by hip arthrosis.  In advanced cases, when the above options are no longer effective in treating hip arthrosis, hip replacement surgery may be necessary.

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    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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Hip labral tear

A hip labral tear occurs when the ring of cartilage (labrum) that lines the rim of the hip joint’s socket becomes injured.  Hip labral tears often occur in active individuals, such as football and hockey players, although structural abnormalities or degeneration in the hip can also result in hip labral tears.  Hip or groin pain and limited mobility in the hip are the most common signs of a hip labral tear, however many people also experience a feeling of something ‘catching’ or ‘clicking’ in their hip joint.  Initial treatment of a hip labral tear usually involves physical therapy to improve hip strength and stability and/or medication to reduce pain and inflammation.  In more serious cases, hip arthroscopy may also be necessary.  Hip arthroscopy involves the insertion of a small camera and surgical tools into the hip area through small incisions in the skin.  The damaged portion of the the labrum may then either be shaved off and removed or - if the damage is more extensive - repaired by sewing together the edges of the hip labral tear.

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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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Knee arthrosis (arthritis of the knee joint)

Knee arthrosis refers to degeneration within the joint of the knee, whereby the cartilage (and possibly also underlying bone) of the knee joint have been worn away over time.  Knee arthrosis is a common condition usually affecting people older than 50 and particularly  those who are overweight.  While knee arthrosis often arises from years of ‘wear and tear’, it can also result from former injuries to the knee.  Symptoms of knee arthrosis usually include pain, tenderness, limited mobility or stiffness in the knee and knee swelling.  The knee joint may even become deformed over time, resulting in so-called ‘bow legs’ or ‘knock knees’ in people with knee arthrosis.  Treatment of knee arthrosis usually begins conservatively, with patients first encouraged to lose weight (if relevant) to take strain off the knee.  Medication, physical therapy and walking aids are also employed to relieve pain and inflammation, strengthen the knee and lower the load placed on the knee.  In more serious cases of knee arthrosis, knee replacement surgery may be required.  Knee replacement surgery involves either the entire or partial replacement of the knee joint with a prosthesis.

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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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Kyphosis

Kyphosis, also referred to as hunchback, is a forward curvature of the upper spine.  While this type of curvature is normal, kyphosis refers to an exaggerated degree of curvature.  There are several possible causes of kyphosis including arthritis in the spine, osteoporosis or developmental problems.  Kyphosis can occur in people of all ages and does not cause many problems in milder cases.  However, if the forward curvature is extreme, kyphosis can affect the lungs, nerves and surrounding organs and cause pain and other complications.  The treatment for kyphosis depends on its cause.

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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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