Surgical correction of congenital or acquired hindfoot deformities (pes planus, pes cavus, talipes equinus)
Treatment of post-traumatic malposition of the foot
Treatment of ankle joint arthrosis including implantation of ankle joint prostheses
Ankle joint arthroscopy for the treatment of cartilage injuries
Surgical correction of deformities of the toes (hallux valgus, hallux rigidus, hammer toe deformity)
Treatment of acute tendon rupture or chronic tendon degeneration (Achilles’ tendon rupture, tibialis posterior dysfunction, etc.)
Together with the ankle joint, the foot forms a remarkable functional unit, which, among other things, enables an erect gait. Not least due to the complex anatomy and function, injuries or malalignments of the foot also represent a particular challenge and have led to an enormous specialisation in recent years.
Charité Berlin is one of the largest university hospitals in Europe. Within the Centre for Musculoskeletal Surgery of the Charité – University Medicine, Berlin, the Department of Foot and Ankle Joint Surgery specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of all injuries and fractures, as well as congenital or acquired deformities, of the forefoot and the hindfoot. Thus, under the leadership of Dr Sebastian Manegold, the Department covers the entire spectrum of orthopaedic surgery, as well as the entire orthopedic and traumatologic spectrum of modern foot and and ankle surgery.
As well as the treatment of all fractures of the foot and ankle joint, the treatment of acute sports injuries (e.g. Achilles’ tendon rupture, injuries to the syndesmotic ligament and the deltoid ligament, cartilage injuries, etc.) in recreational as well as professional sport are one focus of the Department. Within orthopaedic surgery, the correction of all forefoot and hindfoot deformities is central to their work. Primarily, minimally invasive and joint-preserving techniques (e.g. corrective osteotomy) are employed, particularly in the treatment of hindfoot malpositions and ankle joint arthroses. Should a joint-preserving procedure no longer be indicated due to an advanced arthrosis of the ankle joint, then an individual choice is made between an ankle joint prosthesis and a brace. In order to obtain the optimum treatment result, Dr Manegold and his team collaborate closely with established orthopaedic surgeons, sports physicians and general practitioners, as well as with orthopaedic technicians and physiotherapists. Thanks to this interdisciplinary collaboration and close co-operation, the degree of specialisation again increases in order to make the comprehensive care of the patient possible.
Detailed history and focused physical examination
Radiological load analysis
Complete radiological (CT, MRT) and nuclear medical diagnostics
Accident surgery treatment of all injuries or fractures of the foot and of the ankle joint
Revision procedures following surgery
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