THERAPY

Dear patients, I offer you the most up-to-date and scientifically proven therapeutic procedures of modern orthopaedics. You can access the contents via the individual menu items.

Akupunktur

ACUPUNCTURE

Acupuncture is a more than 2000 year old empirical medicine. The first written trace is the "Inner Classic of the Yellow Prince" (300 B.C.), a guide documenting the wisdom of Chinese medicine. Today, acupuncture enriches the treatment options of "western medicine", across all cultural boundaries. There are also well-founded scientific studies on numerous indications. In 1979 the World Health Organization (www.who.int) published a list of indications. In 1996, the German Federal Government included needlestick acupuncture as a medical service with 2 positions in the Fee schedule for medical doctors. Since then it has been officially recognised as a medical treatment procedure. In 2004, the German Medical Association (www.bundesaerztekammer.de) introduced acupuncture as a further medical training with subsequent examination. Dr. Merettig holds the B-diploma of the acupuncture research group (www.akupunktur.info) and has been working for several years as an examiner for acupuncture at the Medical Association of Berlin (www.aerztekammer-berlin.de).

Dr. Stöber holds the B-diploma from the German Medical Association for acupuncture (www.daegfa.de)

Chirotherapie

CHIROTHERAPY

 

In orthopaedics, this is the term used to describe the "settling" of vertebrae or joints (of course the joints - there are also numerous joints in the spine - are not properly dislocated beforehand, i.e. they are not "beside themselves"; nor is there literally a "nerve jammed". But often the joints are displaced in themselves and blocked in this defective position, whereby the joint capsule is stretched, and this then results in the often point-like and mostly radiating pain, especially in the area of the spine). That you have "dislocated" something, you often notice by the fact that the pain has appeared suddenly, out of the blue, for example when showering or bending down. But be careful: There are numerous causes for such acute pain. The symptom mentioned is only an indication! Whether and how a manual therapy can be applied to you should be discussed after a special manual therapeutic examination.

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CARTILAGE PROTECTION

The knee joint is the most heavily loaded joint in the entire human body. With every step, when walking or climbing stairs, the weight of the body is transferred in full to the knee joint. The upper and lower legs are supported by stable collateral ligaments and cruciate ligaments with surrounding muscle sheath. Suspension is provided by the inner and outer meniscus, two crescent-shaped fibrous cartilages. Joint mobility is ensured by the cartilage covers on the underside of the thigh, on the upper side of the lower leg, on the back of the patella, and by the synovia, the viscous synovial fluid.

Arthrosis: joint wear and tear occupies second place in the European disease statistics after heart disease. An estimated 10 million people in Germany live with osteoarthritis. This widespread disease causes direct costs of approximately 3 billion euros annually. As a result, patients are increasingly asking their orthopaedic surgeons: "Doctor, what can I do about my arthrosis?" or "How can I get rid of the joint pain?" or "Can I stop the arthrosis or prevent it?

Therapy: A sterile ready-to-use syringe (medical device) is inserted into the knee joint as an intra-articular injection. It contains non-animal, high-molecular hyaluronic acid gel in a particularly pure and viscous form of very high quality (Non Animal Stabilized Hyaluronic Acid). An NSHA gel bead consists of approximately 10 billion cross-linked hyaluronic acid molecules with a molecular weight of 1 million Dalton.

Conclusion: Targeted cartilage treatment leads to a decrease in pain during stress or rest, an improvement in joint mobility and thus to an increase in physical activity. The joint therapy relieves the arthrosis symptoms for 6-12 months on average. Additional painkillers can be saved.

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OPERATIONS

We do not longer perform our own operations. However, I have about 20 years of professional experience as a surgical surgeon in a clinic or in outpatient surgery centres (see curriculum vitae). There are close contacts to the current surgical specialists in Berlin and throughout Germany (neurosurgeons, shoulder, hip and knee specialists, hand and foot surgeons).

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PAIN THERAPY

Pain is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with acute or potential tissue damage. The word "pain" comes from the Greek language and means "terrible," "horrible," "excruciating." Experiences of pain are always subjective and emotional. A distinction is made between acute pain, which is a biological warning function of the body, and chronic pain. The latter is a senseless pain without function. It is important to fight it in time to prevent the development of a so-called "pain memory". Dr. Merettig has held the additional title of "Special Pain Therapy" at the Berlin Medical Association, a public corporation, since January 2001. Special pain therapists are doctors who are able to treat acute and chronic pain due to their special knowledge and experience, including work in a clinical pain outpatient clinic.

SHOCKWAVE THERAPY

The extracorporeal foccussed shockwave therapy (ESWT) has become a new pioneering form of therapy in orthopedics in recent years.With the help of high-energy sound waves, patients can be cured in whom conservative therapy options have been exhausted.

 

In most cases, the patient can be spared surgery. Shock waves are acoustic sound waves that are specifically bundled in a focal point (focus) where they exert their effect. Shock wave therapy is a tissue-sparing treatment that is performed on an outpatient basis and spares the patient a surgical intervention.

 

The following conditions can be successfully treated using ESWT:

  • Calcified shoulder (tendinitis calcarea),
  • tennis elbow (epicondylitis radialis),
  • golfer's elbow (epicondylitis ulnaris),
  • heel spur (calcaneus periostosis),
  • calcification at the Achilles tendon (achillodynia)
  • and muscle tensions (tendomyopathy).
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