Children's surgery hours:
Monday to Friday

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Telephone:
036691 8-1602


Prof. <br /> Dr. med. habil.<br /> Georg Matziolis
Prof.
Dr. med. habil.
Georg Matziolis

Senior Consultant of the Clinic for Orthopaedics and Accident Surgery

Acting holder of the Chair for Orthopaedics of the FSU Jena at the Waldkrankenhaus Eisenberg

Telephone:
036691 8-1002


Specialist Registrar Dr. med. André Sachse
Specialist Registrar Dr. med. André Sachse

Head of department children

Specialist for Orthopaedics and Accident Surgery, Child Orthopaedics, Special Orthopaedic Surgery, Chirotherapy

Children's surgery hours

Chair for Orthopaedics: Paediatric orthopaedics

The human body grows and matures from infancy to youth, the musculature and the locomotor system develop. Therefore, at this age many orthopaedic disorders and complaints which could cause permanent damage in adulthood can be relatively easily corrected.

In our children's surgery hours, we help the young patients who suffer from innate or acquired disorders of the locomotor system. Together with the parents, we find the optimum therapy and thus help the children to have the best possible start in life.

Many children whom we treat in our out-patients department suffer from malpositions of the hip (dysplasia or luxation) or of the foot (skewed flatfoot, clubfoot or pigeon toes). In addition, we treat patients with development-based posture damage to the spinal column (scoliosis or Morbus Scheuermann).

Another of our specialities is the treatment of children suffering from infantile cerebral paresis, i.e. who have motor disorders resulting from brain damage in infancy. In addition, we also help patients with non-organ-related illnesses such as genetic disorders and metabolism disorders, inflammations of the bones and joints as well as benign and malignant tumours of the bones and soft tissues.

Diagnosis

On the first visit, the doctor speaks to the parents and the child about the type and intensity of the complaints. In addition, the doctor requires information on previous injuries and possible accompanying illnesses in order to make a precise diagnosis. Some parents also come to our surgery hours to be sure that their child is healthy. In such cases, we are pleased to provide advice: Many postural defects do not require medical correction but can be counter-acted with an active lifestyle involving sport and gymnastics.

The doctor supplements the anamnesis with a thorough physical examination: Here he or she checks the mobility and stability of the joints and detects malpositioning and deformities. If necessary, the doctor has x-rays, ultrasound or MRI tests carried out to refine the diagnosis. An open MRI is available to us at the Waldkrankenhaus Eisenberg. Thus the young patients can hold their mother's or father's hand during the recording.

After the doctor has formed an exact picture of the disorder, he or she plans further procedures together with the parents and their child. He or she provides detailed information on possible treatment measures and finds the best possible therapy.

Children's surgery hours:
Monday to Friday

Please make an appointment on

Telephone:
036691 8-1602


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Many orthopaedic disorders can be easily remedied in childhood with conservative methods.

Many orthopaedic disorders can be easily remedied in childhood with conservative methods.

Documents

The parents can note down in advance the details of previous injuries or operations as well as the names and quantities of the medicines to be taken. This makes the work of the paediatric orthopaedic surgeon easier and shortens the stay in the out-patients department. For an exact diagnosis, the paediatric orthopaedic surgeon also requires existing doctor's letters and findings of the doctor treating the patient as well as any existing X-ray and MRI images.

A referral note from the current quarter from the G.P. or specialist currently treating the patient is advantageous.

Treatment

Many orthopaedic complaints can be cured with conservative measures, for example with specific physiotherapy, inlays, splints or special technical orthopaedic aids. In our hospital, the young and older patients have access to an experienced team of physiotherapists, who work closely with our out-patients department and cover the complete orthopaedic spectrum. In addition, the specialists in our medical supply store support the healing process with individually produced healing aids and equipment. Only when these conservative methods have been exhausted, will the doctor recommend an operation.

To alleviate pain or heal inflammations, the doctor can prescribe certain types of medication for the child. For young patients, this is available in special forms such as drops, liquids or suppositories.