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Department of foot and ankle surgery

Dr. med. Johannes Sommermeier
foot and ankle surgery

About the department

The department of foot and ankle surgery at MEOCLINIC Berlin is a private practice for orthopaedics and joint surgery. The department primarily provides the reconstruction of acquired and acquired foot deformities and traumatic and degenerative damage to the foot and ankle joint. Modern diagnostic and surgical procedures are carried out at the facility: dynamic and static pedography with digital image processing, special sonography of the musculoskeletal system, digital X-ray, and arthroscopy. The professional staff offers years of experience, with the leading physician being awarded the “Top 10 Orthopedists ​​in Berlin” award by Jameda as of 2020. 

Medical care at the department is set around ankle diseases, hallux valgus, flatfoot, and toe deformities (hammer toe, claw and claw toe, toe dislocations). Shoe inserts or orthoses are usually the best therapy. Surgery is rarely necessary. In addition to conservative or surgical treatment methods, other options include traditional Chinese medicine and acupressure, lifestyle and nutritional advice, manual therapy and chirotherapy, and more.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department

Ankle surgeries:

  • Ligament plastic surgery on the foot and upper ankle
  • Tendon lengthening; Tendon suture, transpositions, augmentations
  • Cartilage reconstructions on the upper ankle (talus)
  • Conversion operations lower leg/heel bone
  • Prosthetic replacement of the upper ankle
  • Revision operations on the foot and ankle
  • Fracture treatment on the foot and upper ankle
  • Arthroscopy of the upper and lower ankle
  • Arthroscopic treatment of cartilage defects on the upper ankle

Flat foot corrections:

  • Children's flatfoot
  • Corrections Hindfoot corrections
  • Minimally invasive surgical methods
  • Percutaneous techniques
  • Heel bone adjustments
  • Achilles tendon lengthening (open, percutaneous)

Metatarsal pain:

  • Percutaneous surgical procedures
  • Open surgical methods
  • Morton's neuromas
  • Metatarsal fusion corrections (lapidus arthrodesis)
  • Revision operations

Toe deformities (hammer toe, claw and claw toe, toe dislocations):

  • Minimally invasive techniques
  • Open surgical methods
  • Percutaneous surgical methods
  • Revision surgeries

Hallux valgus:

  • Minimally invasive surgical techniques
  • Load-stable surgical procedures
  • Corrections on both sides
  • Revision operations

Hallux rigidus:

  • Joint-preserving surgical procedures
  • Cartilage replacement on the metatarsophalangeal joint
  • Stiffening operations
  • Revision operations
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Doctor profile

Education

  • 10/1999 Matriculation Human Medicine / Humboldt University of Berlin
  • 03/2002 Medical preliminary examination
  • 03/2003 First part of the medical examination
  • 08/2005 Second section of the medical examination
  • 10/2005 – 02/2006  Practical year/orthopaedics, Charité Campus Mitte, Berlin
  • 02/2006 – 06/2006  Practical year / internal medicine, Charité Campus Mitte, Berlin
  • 06/2006 – 09/2006  Practical year / Surgery, Charité Campus Benjamin Franklin, Berlin
  • 10/2006 Third section of the medical examination
  • 04/2007 License to practice medicine, State Office for Health and Social Affairs Berlin
  • 03/2003 – 04/2003  General Surgery / Charité Campus Virchow Clinic
  • 07/2003 – 08/2003  Transplantation and Vascular Surgery / Charité Campus Virchow Clinic

Experience

  • 08/2007 – 05/2008 Assistant doctor in the clinic for orthopaedics, accident and hand surgery, St.-Josefs-Hospital Cloppenburg, an academic teaching hospital of the Medical University of Hanover
  • 06/2008 – 03/2010 Assistant doctor in the clinic for orthopaedics and trauma surgery
  • 03/2010 – 02/2014 Assistant doctor and specialist (from February 12, 2014) in the Clinic for Trauma and Reconstructive Surgery
  • 2018 - Head of the Department of foot and ankle surgery at MEOCLINIC Clinic Berlin

Awards, memberships, publications

  • “Top 10 Orthopedists ​​in Berlin” by Jameda as of 01/2020
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