Prof. Dr. med. Karsten E. Dreinhöfer is an expert in orthopaedic rehabilitation in Berlin where, as Senior Consultant, he leads Medical Park Berlin's Department of Orthopaedics at the Humboldtmühle site. Prof. Dreinhöfer is not only a specialist there in orthopaedics and accident surgery, but also has additional qualifications in the disciplines of social medicine, physiotherapy, chirotherapy and emergency medicine. In addition to which he is an expert in orthopaedic rehabilitation, an osteologist (DVO) and a health economist (EBS).
His clinical work in Berlin particularly centres on the treatment and follow-up care of patients with hip endoprostheses (total hip endoprostheses), knee endoprostheses (total knee endoprostheses) and spinal conditions. Prof. Dreinhöfer's work also centres on pain therapy and the non-surgical treatment of osteoporosis and arthrosis.
The Medical Park Berlin Humboldtmühle hospital is situated on the shore of Lake Tegel. For the patients it brings an ideal mix of an idyllic setting combined with a specialised clinic with up-to-the- minute scientific findings on postoperative rehabilitation treatment. Rehabilitation is offered for various indications at Medical Park. The departments at Medical Park include, for example, Neurology, Sports Medicine, Internal Medicine/Cardiology and, of course, Orthopaedics and Traumatology.
The experts in orthopaedic rehabilitation Prof. Dreinhöfer and his department stand out due to a sophisticated combination of up-to-the-minute medical technology, top therapy standards and uncompromising service quality. Medical Park Berlin Humboldtmühle already achieves the necessary feel-good factor to contribute to its rehabilitative success on account of its wonderful atmosphere in a historic location. In combination with state-of-the-art medical care and a sophisticated team service orientation, this provides the best preconditions for rehab patients to get well.
Prof. Dreinhöfer collaborates closely with Germany's key medical universities in order to ensure a constant transfer of knowledge between professional practice and research and thus exploit all options for expediting his patients' recovery. The treatment and therapy options for orthopaedics, in particular, are undergoing continual advancement. The cooperation of the endowed chairs set up by Medical Park, for example, has produced pioneering treatment concepts such as the so-called Medical Training Therapy or ADL training. These two forms of therapy are used exclusively at the hospital by Prof. Dreinhöfer.
Professor Dreinhöfer completed his specialist training at the Medical University of Hanover, the Lund University in Sweden and the Ulm orthopaedic university clinic. In 1996 he was recognised as a medical specialist and in the same year he was appointed to the European Executive Board of a successful company which operates internationally in the pharmaceutical and consumer goods sector. The expert in orthopaedic rehabilitation also graduated as a health economist from the European Business School in Oestrich-Winkel. In addition, Prof. Dr. Dreinhöfer also works as an editor and consultant for domestic and international technical journals and runs the Institute for Health Care Research in Orthopaedics.
Since 2009, expert in orthopaedic rehabilitation, Prof. Dreinhöfer has also held the Chair for Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, Prevention and Health Care Research at the Charité – University Medicine, Berlin. Furthermore, he is Vice President of the Professional Association of Specialists in Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery (BVOU), Secretary of the Berlin Orthopaedic Association, Director of Development of the International Steering Committee, Vice President of the German network of the Bone and Joint Decade of the World Health Organization and is a member of the Executive Committee of the European Federation of National Associations of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (EFORT).