Department of orthopaedics, trauma surgery with endoprosthetic centre
The department of orthopaedics, trauma surgery with endoprosthetic centre at Academic Hospital DRK Berlin-Westend cares for patients with polytrauma, joint diseases and musculoskeletal conditions. The department is approved by accident insurance to treat professional injuries and is certified as a regional trauma centre in Berlin-Brandenburg. It is essential to mention that the head physician of the department personally took part in the development of ATLS-standards when providing medical care to accident victims. Based on the department, the certified Maximum Care EndoProsthetics Center (EPZmax) is established, where modern surgical methods are being developed and implemented in routine practice. Doctors ensure tissue sparing and quick rehabilitation using the latest gentle surgical techniques.
The main focal points of the department lie in replacement surgery on the knee, hip and shoulder joints. The specialist team performs minimally invasive operations and, together with physiotherapists, enables more rapid recovery. In addition, the department organises professional medical help in polytraumas with multiple fractures, dislocations, soft-tissue wounds and extremities loss.