Your contact partners
in this area:
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

Specialist Registrar's Office
Gabi Geier

Telephone:
036691 8-1439


Legg–Calvé–Perthes

Legg–Calvé–Perthes is an orthopaedic disorder in children where the femoral head is at times not or only partially supplied with blood.

This can then die – the bone is deformed, is generally pushed out from the protection of the acetabular cup and ossifies in this position. Due to the asymmetry in the hip joint, the children develop a protective limp and usually suffer knee pains and restricted movements.

Conservative treatment is usually unsuccessful. Orthopaedic specialists therefore recommend a repositioning operation on the hip, which places the femoral head deeper in the cup (containment therapy).

The operation itself takes approximately 40 minutes, after approx. four to five days the children learn to walk with forearm supports. The partial load to protect the leg is increased step by step until full weight can be applied after eight to ten weeks, depending on the age of the child. Then the children can resume their everyday activities, even if the Legg–Calvé–Perthes syndrome still requires some time until complete recovery. It is only possible to participate fully in general school sport or competitive sport after two to four years.

Based on our experience with over 450 children operated on in the last 15 years and a thorough follow-up examination as part of a doctoral thesis, containment therapy is recommended if Legg–Calvé–Perthes syndrome appears and if there is a risk of permanent deformation of the hip joint with premature wear.

 

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Orthopaedics: Disorders and injuries of the foot

The Chair for Orthopaedics at the Waldkrankenhaus Eisenberg is one of the most experienced clinics in Germany for diagnostics and treatment (conservative and operative) of disorders of the foot and upper ankle joint.

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We carry out the examinations in a child-friendly, playful manner.

We carry out the examinations in a child-friendly, playful manner.

Your Chief Specialist Registrar:
Specialist Registrar Dr. med. André Sachse
Specialist Registrar Dr. med. André Sachse
Specialist for Orthopaedics and Accident Surgery, Child Orthopaedics, Special Orthopaedic Surgery, Chirotherapy

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