Sports consulation hours:
Every Tuesday

Please make an appointment on

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. Stefan Pietsch
Specialist Registrar Dr. med. Stefan Pietsch

Head of department sports

Specialist for Orthopaedics and Accident Surgery, Sport Medicine, Chirotherapy

Sports surgery hours

Clinic for Orthopaedics and Accident Surgery: Sports Department

In our surgery hours for sports injuries and shoulder defects, we treat people with bruises, chronic complaints (e.g. tennis elbow) or serious injuries which require operative care and intensive rehabilitation. This includes bone fractures, cartilage injuries and injuries to muscles, tendons and ligaments.

In addition, we treat people suffering from degenerative joint damage: these disorders occur due to age-related wear of the joints, muscles and tendons and can also occur without a trigger event.

Many different sports injuries or degenerative disorders have similar symptoms: acute, severe pains, redness, swelling and sensitivity to pressure. Usually the mobility of the injured organ is also restricted.

Diagnosis

With a sports injury, the first few minutes are decisive. The correct immediate measures alleviate the pain and improve the chances of healing: The injured person should stop training immediately, cool the relevant area with ice (not freeze) and apply a pressure bandage. In addition, the injured part of the body must be elevated. Following these first aid measures, a doctor should always be consulted.

When attending the sports surgery hours, the doctor discusses the type and intensity of the complaints with the patient. Further information on previous injuries and possible accompanying disorders help the doctor to obtain a precise picture of the injury.

In the physical examination, the doctor checks the extent of the injury. For this, the doctor uses various manual examination methods to detect injuries to certain areas (e.g. meniscus or cruciate ligament). If necessary, the doctor supplements the examination with x-ray or MRI tests.

Treatment

After the doctor has made an exact diagnosis, he or she plans further procedures together with the patient. Minor injuries often heal with symptomatic therapy and immobilisation, splints or bandages which support the affected joint very often help.

If an operation becomes necessary, the doctor has a range of modern operating procedures available. Nowadays, arthroscopy can replace many open joint operations for which a large incision and an opening of the joint were necessary in the past. It may be possible to perform this operation on out-patients, it is less painful and accelerates the healing process.

In the case of sports and degenerative injuries, non-steroid anti-rheumatic pharmaceuticals (for example Ibuprofen or Voltaren) are often used. This group of pharmaceuticals can relive pain and inflammations and thus limit the tissue reaction after the injury.

Sports consulation hours:
Every Tuesday

Please make an appointment on

Telephone:
036691 8-1602


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In his surgery, consultant Dr. Stefan Pietsch treats many patients with sports injuries such as bruises, chronic complaints and injuries to joints, muscles or tendons.

In his surgery, consultant Dr. Stefan Pietsch treats many patients with sports injuries such as bruises, chronic complaints and injuries to joints, muscles or tendons.

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On the first visit, the doctor discusses the course of the illness so far with the patient. The patient 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 doctor's work easier and shortens the stay in the out-patients department. For an exact diagnosis, the doctor requires 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.