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Department of pediatric orthopaedics, neuro-orthopaedics and traumatology

Prof. Dr. med. Daniel Kendoff
pediatric orthopedics, neuro-orthopedics, and traumatology

About the department

The department of pediatric orthopaedics, neuro-orthopaedics and traumatology at Helios Hospital Berlin-Buch provides young patients with combined orthopaedic treatment. The department consists of specially trained nursing staff, physiotherapists, ergo therapists, orthopaedic technicians, remedial teachers, and speech therapists. In addition, there are special curative education nurses for immediate aftercare. Modern medical technology is available for the patients, such as minimally-invasive surgery, arthroscopy, and two types of leg lengthening. Before and after the hospital stay, patients are examined in the connected orthopaedic outpatient clinic. Children with neuro-orthopaedic symptoms are also treated on an outpatient basis in the pediatric social centre of the hospital for paediatrics and adolescent medicine. There are unique parent rooms (Ronald McDonald House) to stay overnight. 

Children and young people with musculoskeletal system diseases or neuro-orthopaedic symptoms receive comprehensive treatment and rehabilitation tailored to their individual needs. This includes the so-called playful rehabilitation, conservative and surgical treatment and diagnostics.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department

Diagnosis and therapy of congenital diseases:

  • Hip dysplasia (malformation of the hip joint)
  • Clubfoot
  • Systemic diseases such as disorders of the neuromuscular system (infantile cerebral palsy)
  • Uncontrolled bone growth (exostosis disease)

Conservative and operative treatment:

  • Plaster cast therapy
  • Botulinum toxin therapy
  • Surgical soft tissue and bony corrections

Operative reconstructive orthopaedics:

  • Correction of joint and foot deformities
  • Growth-guiding, minimally invasive measures for knock knees and bow legs and leg length discrepancies
  • Limb lengthening with modern, growing internal Magec nail systems or with external fixation
  • Axis correction of the long bones
  • Treatment of aseptic bone necrosis (disorders of the bone system due to insufficient blood flow) such as Perthes disease

Arthroscopic surgery:

  • Gentle treatment of damage to the knee joint, ankle joint, hip joint to treat intra-articular damage or inflammation
  • Joint infection rehabilitation using a joint reflection

Conservative and operative fracture treatment

Orthopaedic treatment of brittle bone disease

Diseases of the hip and femoral head

Tumour orthopaedics

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Doctor profile

Education

  • 1997 Semmelweiss Medical University, Budapest, Hungary
  • 1997-2001 University of Essen
  • 1998 Emergency Medicine: Hennepin County Medical Center Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA 1999 Elective Orthopedic Surgery: Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, USA
  • 2001 Graduated from the University of Essen 
  • 2001 Internship Orthopedic Surgery: Baylor College. Houston Texans, United States
  • 2001 Sub-Internship, Orthopedic Dept, New York University, NY, USA
  • 2008 Habilitation Medical University of Hanover
  • 2012 Extraordinary professorship at Hannover Medical School

Experience

  • 2002-2007 Assistant doctor at Hannover Medical School
  • 2007-2008 Fellowship at Orthopedic Department, Hospital for Special Surgery New York, USA 
  • 2009-2010 Specialist at Helios ENDO Clinic Hamburg
  • 2010-2015 Senior Physician at Helios ENDO Clinic Hamburg
  • 2015-today Head of Orthopedics and Trauma Surgery at Helios Klinikum Berlin-Buch
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