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Ortho­pe­dics &
Trau­ma­tol­ogy

Super­vi­sion of the ther­a­py in its entire spec­trum

We treat the entire spec­trum of ortho­pe­dic con­di­tions based on decades of expe­ri­ence and con­tem­po­rary, guide­line-based ther­a­peu­tic approach­es. First and fore­most, we are doc­tors who make use of all pos­si­bil­i­ties so that sur­gi­cal treat­ment is only con­sid­ered as the last pos­si­ble option. We have a wide range of options at our dis­pos­al that sup­port tra­di­tion­al meth­ods such as phys­io­ther­a­py and pain med­ica­tion.

If a con­ser­v­a­tive approach is not suf­fi­cient, we can help with out­pa­tient surgery at Ambu­lanten OP Zen­trum Berlin sowie sta­tionären OPs im St.-Gertrauden-Krankenhaus behil­flich sein. 

Per­for­mance Spec­trum

Diag­nos­tics

No clear diag­no­sis can be made with­out diag­nos­tics and no appro­pri­ate treat­ment can be giv­en with­out a diag­no­sis.It is the first step and essen­tial before any ther­a­py. Par­tic­u­lar­ly with regard to pre­ven­tion, we take deep sta­bil­i­ty and deep mobil­i­ty into account dur­ing diag­nos­tics, as well as rec­og­niz­ing pos­si­ble incor­rect pos­tures that could lead to injuries or ill­ness­es in the future.

With the help of mag­net­ic res­o­nance imag­ing (MRI) as an exam­i­na­tion method, many cross-sec­tion­al images of the body can be made, espe­cial­ly of the soft tis­sue of the body, such as the spinal cord, lig­a­ments (joints) or inter­nal organs.

MRI for pri­vate patients & self-pay­ers: Diag­nose Cen­trum Berlin am Emser Platz 1(for patients with statu­to­ry health insur­ance: by appoint­ment in the sports med­i­cine net­work) 

The radi­o­log­i­cal exam­i­na­tion of the mus­cu­loskele­tal sys­tem is an imag­ing pro­ce­dure that shows bones, joints, lig­a­ments and mus­cles. This allows us to local­ize injuries and assess their sever­i­ty.

High-res­o­lu­tion ultra­sound helps to dif­fer­en­ti­ate between seri­ous injury/rupture, hard­en­ing, strain or tear, includ­ing in the shoul­der (cal­ci­fi­ca­tions, bur­si­tis, etc.), elbow (ten­nis or golfer’s elbow), foot (lig­a­ments & Achilles ten­don), knee (kneecap, ten­dons, cysts) and mus­cles (strain, hard­en­ing, tear).

The low-dose X‑ray exam­i­na­tion mea­sures the den­si­ty of the bone, i.e. the min­er­al con­tent. It pro­vides infor­ma­tion on the per­son­al risk of osteo­poro­sis and is only use­ful from a med­ical point of view if there are con­crete indi­ca­tions that (pro­nounced) bone loss is already present.This is how the onset of osteo­poro­sis can be deter­mined.

Bone den­sit­o­m­e­try & 4D mea­sure­ment at Ku’­damm: Shi­va Medicare: Shi­va Medicare

Con­ser­v­a­tive Ther­a­py

We have a wide range of ther­a­py options at our dis­pos­al. Depend­ing on the clin­i­cal pic­ture, we decide on the form of ther­a­py that sup­ports your regen­er­a­tion process in the best pos­si­ble and, above all, sus­tain­able way. 

In the mus­cu­loskele­tal sys­tem, it is pri­mar­i­ly the joints, ten­dons, lig­a­ments and mus­cles that can show var­i­ous changes.

In the case of acute injuries or dam­age caused by chron­ic mechan­i­cal over­load, the body acti­vates a vari­ety of regen­er­a­tive mech­a­nisms to heal the tis­sue. This can lead to dis­or­ders, par­tic­u­lar­ly in the case of pro­longed cours­es. Platelet-rich plas­ma (PRP), also known as autol­o­gous blood ther­a­py, is obtained from a blood sam­ple that is cen­trifuged to pro­duce a con­cen­tra­tion of platelets. The acti­va­tion of these platelets induces a large num­ber of pro­teins such as growth fac­tors and anti-inflam­ma­to­ry agents. These have a strong­ly pos­i­tive effect on regen­er­a­tion and the heal­ing process. The ana­bol­ic, i.e. ana­bol­ic effect, leads to a sig­nif­i­cant accel­er­a­tion of holis­tic ther­a­py (phys­io­ther­a­py, relief) in the short and medi­um term and pro­vides direc­tion­al sup­port.

The increas­ing expe­ri­ence with this tech­nique over the last 15 years shows the resound­ing suc­cess of work­ing with the body’s own defens­es.

Areas of appli­ca­tion

  • Osteoarthri­tis of the large joints (hip, knee, ankle, shoul­der, elbow)

  • Ten­don attach­ment inflam­ma­tion (e.g. trochanteric bur­si­tis, GTPS, par­tial Achilles ten­don tears) 

  • Tennis and golfer’s elbow, heel pain/plantar ten­don fasci­itis)

  • Ten­don dam­age (e.g. patel­lar tendonitis/jumper’s knee)

  • Mus­cle Injuries

What is joint wear and tear?

Inflam­ma­tion and degen­er­a­tive changes in joints, such as car­ti­lage dis­eases and osteoarthri­tis, and/or in ten­dons (tendi­nosis) can lead to severe restric­tions in qual­i­ty of life due to pain and dete­ri­o­ra­tion in mobil­i­ty. The reduc­tion in activ­i­ty can also lead to sec­ondary prob­lems (e.g. weight gain, increase in blood pres­sure, social with­draw­al, etc.).

Treat­ment helps to sta­bi­lize the qual­i­ty of life and slow down the aging process. Pre­ven­tion is the key word in ortho­pe­dics. It is there­fore impor­tant to pre­vent and coun­ter­act fur­ther dete­ri­o­ra­tion at an ear­ly stage. In com­bi­na­tion with phys­io­ther­a­py and option­al ini­tial drug treat­ment, there is a sig­nif­i­cant improve­ment in symp­toms if the indi­ca­tions are cor­rect.

What is hyaluron­ic acid?

Hyaluron­ic acid is a pro­tein that occurs nat­u­ral­ly in the body in var­i­ous tis­sues, includ­ing car­ti­lage. Injec­tions of hyaluron­ic acid are an estab­lished treat­ment option for car­ti­lage dis­eases and incip­i­ent osteoarthri­tis. This can improve the func­tion of the joint and sig­nif­i­cant­ly reduce pain. This reduces the need for painkillers and improves qual­i­ty of life. Fur­ther­more, the treat­ment delays the fur­ther pro­gres­sion of degen­er­a­tion, among oth­er things by stim­u­lat­ing the body’s own hyaluron­ic acid pro­duc­tion. Hyaluron­ic acid can also be used suc­cess­ful­ly on ten­dons and lig­a­ments.

“Injec­tions of hyaluron­ic acid are an estab­lished treat­ment option for car­ti­lage dis­eases and incip­i­ent osteoarthri­tis.“

Shock­wave ther­a­py orig­i­nal­ly comes from renal med­i­cine, where patients with inop­er­a­ble kid­ney stones were suc­cess­ful­ly treat­ed.

As these con­sist of cal­ci­um, ortho­pe­dic sur­geons have adopt­ed this tech­nique for the treat­ment of cal­ci­fied shoul­ders. This showed that inflam­ma­to­ry con­di­tions and irri­ta­tions could also be treat­ed suc­cess­ful­ly. The ther­a­py could also be used for oth­er con­di­tions such as ten­nis elbow, bur­si­tis and oth­er mus­cu­loskele­tal dis­or­ders.

Extra­cor­po­re­al shock­wave ther­a­py (ESWT) works with high-ener­gy, audi­ble sound waves that are sent over the sur­face of the body into the depths and thus to the desired tar­get struc­ture. This increas­es blood flow to the tis­sue and releas­es growth fac­tors via a process called mechan­otrans­duc­tion. Both con­tribute to the acti­va­tion of the body’s self-heal­ing pow­ers and thus to faster regen­er­a­tion. This tech­nique has become estab­lished in sport for a vari­ety of overuse-relat­ed com­plaints, chron­ic pain or degen­er­a­tive dis­eases.

Areas of appli­ca­tion

  • Shoul­der pain, e.g. cal­ci­fied shoul­der

  • Ten­nis elbow, golfer’s elbow

  • Patel­la tip syn­drome (jumper’s knee)

  • Shin splints

  • Achilles ten­don pain (Achillo­dy­nia)

  • Heel spur (plan­tar ten­don fasci­itis)

  • Mus­cle ten­sion (trig­ger point treat­ment), mus­cle injuries

  • IT band syn­drome (runner’s knee)

  • Bur­si­tis (inflam­ma­tion of the bur­sa)

Injec­tion ther­a­py with herbal & min­er­al com­plex prepa­ra­tions

For inflam­ma­to­ry and degen­er­a­tive dis­eases of the mus­cu­loskele­tal sys­tem such as bruis­es, sprains, dis­lo­ca­tions, ten­donitis and bur­si­tis or osteoarthri­tis of the joints, we offer injec­tions with herbal and min­er­al com­plex prepa­ra­tions. Accord­ing to cur­rent knowl­edge, the herbal and min­er­al com­po­nents prob­a­bly restore the bal­ance of the “inflam­ma­to­ry sys­tem” on an epi­ge­net­ic lev­el. They have a decon­ges­tant, pain-reliev­ing and anti-inflam­ma­to­ry effect. 

Cor­ti­sone and oth­er clas­sic anti-inflam­ma­to­ry agents can effec­tive­ly inter­rupt inflam­ma­to­ry chains in cer­tain areas, but they also hin­der the heal­ing effect of the inflam­ma­to­ry process. We there­fore try to avoid cor­ti­sone injec­tions when­ev­er pos­si­ble.

Infil­tra­tion Ther­a­py

Dur­ing an infil­tra­tion, a med­ica­tion is admin­is­tered to the body via a syringe.

The nee­dle gets under the skin, into a joint, into a mus­cle or into the spinal canal. This allows the med­ica­tion to act direct­ly on the area caus­ing the pain. The injec­tion usu­al­ly con­tains a local anes­thet­ic, hyaluron­ic acid, PRP or Traumeel. Of course, we tai­lor the appro­pri­ate ther­a­py to the diag­no­sis.

Areas of appli­ca­tion

  • Nerve root irri­ta­tion

  • Inflam­ma­tions

  • Ten­sions 

  • Chron­ic pain

  • Acute injuries

  • Infu­sion Ther­a­py

We have a wide range of ther­a­py options at our dis­pos­al. Depend­ing on the clin­i­cal pic­ture, we decide on the form of ther­a­py that sup­ports your regen­er­a­tion process in the best pos­si­ble and, above all, sus­tain­able way. 

A bal­anced diet rich in pro­tein and vit­a­mins plays a key role for our body.

A bal­anced diet rich in pro­tein and vit­a­mins plays a key role for our body. How­ev­er, defi­cien­cies usu­al­ly play a major role in sus­cep­ti­bil­i­ty to injury, the devel­op­ment of ill­ness and low­er ener­gy lev­els in every­day life. To elim­i­nate these lim­it­ing fac­tors, infu­sion ther­a­py is an opti­mal treat­ment tai­lored to you. Whether it is used for regen­er­a­tion after inten­sive sport­ing activ­i­ties or to sta­bi­lize the body’s own defences, infu­sion ther­a­py pri­mar­i­ly pro­vides bal­ance. The infusions con­tain flu­ids, amino acids, vit­a­mins, elec­trolytes and antiox­i­dants. The direct sup­ply via the blood is par­tic­u­lar­ly suit­able for peo­ple with a sen­si­tive stom­ach. Com­pared to food sup­ple­ments, which are absorbed via the diges­tive tract, infusions have a 100% absorp­tion rate and reach the tar­get site direct­ly to unfold their effect imme­di­ate­ly. This means that the flu­id bal­ance and vit­a­min and micronu­tri­ent require­ments can be quick­ly bal­anced.

Areas of appli­ca­tion

  • After inten­sive sport­ing activ­i­ty (e.g. marathon)

  • Mus­cle atro­phy (sar­cope­nia)

  • Recur­rent mus­cle injuries

  • Osteoarthri­tis

  • Chron­ic fatigue

  • Osteo­poro­sis

  • Chron­ic inflam­ma­tion and pain

  • Wound heal­ing

  • Vit­a­min and elec­trolyte defi­cien­cy

  • Defi­cien­cy of vital sub­stances (micro- and macronu­tri­ents)

The term kine­sio tape is short for “kine­si­o­log­i­cal tape”.

Its appli­ca­tion, tap­ing, goes back to Ken­zo Kase, a Japan­ese chi­ro­prac­tor who treat­ed painful joints and mus­cles with stretch­able ban­dage mate­ri­als in the ear­ly 1970s. Decom­pres­sion of the skin and the asso­ci­at­ed dis­place­ment of the var­i­ous lay­ers of tis­sue improves blood cir­cu­la­tion and relieves the affect­ed mus­cle regions. Above all, the change in mus­cle ten­sion, pain reduc­tion through neu­ro-sen­so­ry input and improve­ment in lym­phat­ic drainage can be achieved through the appli­ca­tion.

Cor­rect posi­tion­ing can also be used for pain man­age­ment and decon­ges­tant mea­sures after acci­dents (ankle or knee joint twists, acute swelling) can also be achieved through sta­bil­i­ty. The myofas­cial release relieves the symp­toms with­out hav­ing to com­plete­ly immo­bilise the affect­ed joint.

Areas of appli­ca­tion

  • Mus­cle injuries (pain, strains, overuse, fibre tears)

  • Joint injuries (pain, over­load­ing, inflam­ma­tion, swelling, insta­bil­i­ty)

  • Lig­a­ment injuries (pain, over­load­ing, inflam­ma­tion, torn lig­a­ments)

  • Water reten­tion (oede­ma)

Orig­i­nat­ing from Tra­di­tion­al Chi­nese Med­i­cine (TCM), this high­ly effi­cient treat­ment con­cept with few side effects has long since estab­lished itself in the West­ern world. 

Acupunc­ture is based on the Yin & Yang doc­trine, includes the five ele­ments and the doc­trine of merid­i­ans (ener­gy chan­nels). The start­ing point is Qi, a life ener­gy that flows through every­thing. If block­ages, injuries or chron­ic com­plaints occur, the Qi is blocked and the ener­gy flow is inter­rupt­ed. The aim of the nee­dles is to rebal­ance the blocked ener­gy and stim­u­late self-heal­ing. 

The approx­i­mate­ly 400 acupunc­ture points are locat­ed on the merid­i­ans, with each point being assigned to an organ or organ cir­cuit with a cor­re­spond­ing heal­ing effect. By plac­ing the nee­dles on the acupunc­ture point accord­ing to the symp­toms, stim­u­la­tion takes place, which then trig­gers a reac­tion in the ner­vous sys­tem that has a reflex effect on the tar­get­ed organ, organ cir­cuit and tis­sue. 

The inser­tion may be painful for a brief moment, which indi­cates that the right point has been found. The nee­dles then remain in the skin for approx. 20–30 min­utes and are removed after­wards. For a last­ing effect, espe­cial­ly if your symp­toms are chron­ic, the treat­ment should be car­ried out reg­u­lar­ly. 

Acupunc­ture pro­motes the regen­er­a­tion of your tis­sue and also has a very relax­ing and sooth­ing effect. Patients are often sur­prised by how quick­ly it works. That’s why we offer acupunc­ture in our prac­tice as an alter­na­tive heal­ing method to con­ven­tion­al med­i­cine as part of our range of ther­a­pies.

Anoth­er ther­a­py option for regen­er­a­tion is dry needling — intra­mus­cu­lar stim­u­la­tion (IMS) of trig­ger points. 

Myofas­cial trig­ger points are one of the most com­mon caus­es of chron­ic pain in the mus­cu­loskele­tal sys­tem. Dry needling can be used to treat myofas­cial trig­ger points and fas­cia. The ster­ile nee­dles are insert­ed into the rel­e­vant areas to release tense mus­cles and fas­cia.

In detail: The inser­tion into the trig­ger point trig­gers a local twitch­ing of the hard ten­sion cord (tense mus­cle fibre bun­dle). The twitch­ing as a reac­tion to the punc­ture stim­u­lates the oxy­gen sup­ply to the tis­sue, improves blood cir­cu­la­tion, loosens the adhe­sions of the fas­cia struc­tures and reduces inflam­ma­tion of the respec­tive trig­ger points. The aim is to restore nor­mal blood cir­cu­la­tion in the trig­ger points so that the pain dis­ap­pears. Many patients describe and expe­ri­ence the moment of the punc­ture, the “twitch­ing reac­tion” as a pleas­ant “feel-good pain” and as reliev­ing. 

We use dry needling suc­cess­ful­ly as a pain ther­a­py in our prac­tice. You can find out more about this in con­sul­ta­tion hours, in direct dia­logue with the doc­tors. 

Cryother­a­py is a med­ical treat­ment with cold, neu­rore­flec­tive cold ther­a­py, in which the CO2 laser-con­trolled CRY­OLIGHT® is used.

It is used for acute pain, injuries and swelling. The pri­ma­ry aim is to elim­i­nate pain. By cool­ing the tis­sue to approx. 4–0° degrees, the pain recep­tors and nerve fibres are vir­tu­al­ly blocked. This can quick­ly reduce the pain, which lasts for up to 3 hours. An anti-inflam­ma­to­ry effect can also be achieved.

In the case of injuries that swell due to the tis­sue hor­mones his­t­a­mine, sero­tonin and prostaglandins cause swelling, over­heat­ing and pain, the inflam­ma­to­ry medi­a­tors can no longer be suf­fi­cient­ly removed. Cold ther­a­py restores the par­tial per­me­abil­i­ty of the vas­cu­lar mem­brane so that inflam­ma­to­ry medi­a­tors and the inter­cel­lu­lar flu­id can be removed via the ves­sels again. In addi­tion, the slow, cir­cu­lar move­ments on the skin stim­u­late the lym­phat­ic ves­sels for up to 30 min­utes after the treat­ment, which allows the treat­ed area to decon­gest.

Areas of appli­ca­tion

  • Acute injuries / swelling in (com­pet­i­tive) sport

  • Inflam­ma­tion after trau­ma

  • Haematomas

  • Injec­tions for pain relief

  • Ten­donitis or bur­si­tis, cal­ci­fi­ca­tions

  • Chron­ic joint inflam­ma­tion such as rheuma­tism, osteoarthri­tis or gout

Sur­gi­cal Ortho­pe­dics

If a con­ser­v­a­tive approach is not suf­fi­cient, we can help with out­pa­tient surgery at Ambu­lanten OP Zen­trum Berlin sowie sta­tionären OPs im St.-Gertrauden-Krankenhaus behil­flich sein. 

 

Arthroscopy is a joint-pre­serv­ing pro­ce­dure.

The arthro­scope, usu­al­ly con­sist­ing of an opti­cal sys­tem of rod lens­es, a light source and an irri­ga­tion and suc­tion device, is insert­ed into the joint space through two small inci­sions in the skin. This allows the affect­ed joint, which is dis­played direct­ly on the mon­i­tor, to be exam­ined and, if nec­es­sary, treat­ed imme­di­ate­ly. Arthroscopy is part of min­i­mal­ly inva­sive surgery, which tends to cov­er minor injuries.

If a joint can no longer ful­fill its func­tion or is restrict­ed in its move­ment, an endo­pros­the­sis, an arti­fi­cial joint, is insert­ed. This serves as a joint replace­ment and should remain in the body for as long as pos­si­ble.

Our holis­tic ortho­pe­dic edu­ca­tion at the high­est lev­el results in the most authen­tic range of cur­rent treat­ment options for you — hon­est and indi­vid­ual.

Our Team

Dr. med. Pouria Taheri,MaHM

“It’s about you.”

Dr. med.
Mar­tin Bartsch

“Exer­cise is the only med­i­cine for body and mind.”

Dr. med.
Petra Krause

“Only you can heal. I’ll help you with that.”

Michail
Sei­del­sohn

“When your feet are mov­ing, you’re doing well.”
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About us

Wel­come to our cut­ting-edge ortho­pe­dic prac­tice, where a team of sports med­i­cine spe­cial­ists, high­ly trained and pas­sion­ate ath­letes them­selves, brings a unique dimen­sion to our holis­tic approach. Beyond treat­ing injuries and chron­ic issues, we spe­cial­ize in both oper­a­tive and con­ser­v­a­tive ther­a­py, uti­liz­ing the newest tech­nolo­gies and cross link­ing approach­es. Our ded­i­cat­ed prac­ti­tion­ers craft indi­vid­ual ther­a­py plans that inte­grate mind­set, nutri­tion, train­ing, and recov­ery. Valu­ing your time, we pri­or­i­tize effi­cien­cy with state-of-the-art sched­ul­ing, striv­ing to make your med­ical expe­ri­ence bet­ter than ever. Your health and per­for­mance, at the core of our pas­sion­ate com­mit­ment, are guid­ed towards a bet­ter qual­i­ty of life, apply­ing the lat­est advance­ments in ortho­pe­dic care.

Con­sul­ta­tion Hours

MON, TUE & THU

8–12 / 15–18 Uhr

WED & FRI

8–12 Uhr

SAT*

9–11 Uhr 

* Pri­vate & Self-Pay­ers

Acute Con­sul­ta­tion Hours

MON & THU

8–9 / 15–16 Uhr

FRI

8–12 Uhr

PATIENT-HOT­LINE

MON – FRI

Con­sul­ta­tion Hours

MO, DI & DO   8–12 / 15–18 Uhr
MI & FR           8–12 Uhr
SA*                   9–11 Uhr

* Pri­vate Con­sul­ta­tion

Acute Con­sul­ta­tion Hours

MO & DO   8–9 / 15–16 Uhr
FR        &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp  8–12 Uhr

PATIENT-HOT­LINE

MON – FRI