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


Scoliosis

Spinal column deformities

The term scoliosis refers to a deformity of the spinal column:

The spinal column moves to the side and the individual vertebral bodies are twisted. This deformation develops especially in youths: girls are four times more affected than boys. Depending on the time of occurrence, doctors refer to an infantile (first to third year of life), juvenile (fourth to ninth year) and adolescent (tenth to 15th year) scoliosis.

At the beginning, scoliosis causes no or only slight pain. Later, the bones of the spinal column wear due to permanent malposition, so that in adulthood severe pains may occur. In addition, internal organs such as the heart, lungs or kidneys may be damaged due to the reduced space.

Depending on the extent of the scoliosis, orthopaedic surgeons employ physiotherapeutic measures and/or corset therapy. Serious malpositioning may often only be cured with an operation by means of a corrective spondylodesis, i.e. a stiffening of the vertebral bodies, where the spinal column is stabilised and complete correction is restored.

The chances of success in the event of early, optimum treatment and specific physiotherapeutic measures are very good, so that an operation can usually be avoided.

This may interest you:
Trauma Department: Spinal Column Department
Brief profile

The Spinal Column surgery is one of the main focusses of the chair for orthopedics at the Waldkrankenhaus Eisenberg: We cure round 1000 Spinal Column patients by conservative practices per year and accomplish over 500 Spinal Column surgeries – a multilayered experience from which our patients benefit day by day.

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Depending on the extent of the scoliosis, it can be treated conservatively or with an operation.

Depending on the extent of the scoliosis, it can be treated conservatively or with an operation.

The hippotherapy can foster the healing of scoliosis. Our physiotherapists work with special trained horses.

The hippotherapy can foster the healing of scoliosis. Our physiotherapists work with special trained horses.

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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