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. Patrick Strube
Specialist Registrar Dr. med. Patrick Strube

Head of department spinal column

Specialist for othopaedics and accident surgery


Specialist Registrar's Office
Gabi Geier

Telephone:
036691 8-1439


Anatomy

Clinic for Orthopaedics and Accident Surgery: Spinal Column Department

The spinal column is the "bony middle" of the human skeleton. It connects all parts of the skeleton with each other and enables an upright gait: Due to its natural S-curvature, it observes shocks when walking and thus also protects the sensitive brain.

Anatomically, the spinal column is divided into five sections: cervical spine (with seven discs), thoracic spine (with twelve discs), lumbar spine (with five discs), sacral bone (with five discs) and coccyx (with five discs).

The individual vertebrae are firmly and at the same time flexibly connected to each other by the intervertebral discs. Ligaments and muscles give the spinal column stability and enable movement. The vertebral canal (spinal canal) with the bone marrow lies inside the spinal column.

This may interest you:

Orthopaedics: Spinal column disorders
Spinal column surgery hours

In our spinal column surgery hours, we advise and treat people with muscle cramps due to incorrect loading, skeletal disorders (e.g. osteoporosis) and wear symptoms of the spinal column or intervertebral discs. In addition, we treat patients with chronic inflammations (rheumatism), malpositioning of the spinal column (scoliosis) or injuries caused by accidents.

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As the "bony middle" of the human skeleton, the spinal column connects all parts of the human skeleton.

As the "bony middle" of the human skeleton, the spinal column connects all parts of the human skeleton.