Special Clinical Focus

  • Complete spectrum of degenerative and traumatological spinal surgery
  • Total joint replacement
  • Revision surgery for total hip and knee arthroplasty
  • Joint-preserving surgery for congenital and acquired deformities
  • Corrective surgery for bony deformations
  • Tumor arthroplasty

About us

Today, the department of orthopedics is able to refer to successful clinical work and a long-standing tradition due to the inauguration of the Oskar-Helene home in the year 1914 and with its establishment as a department of orthopedics with an outstanding reputation nationwide. The department of orthopedics and trauma surgery is creating a substantial focus at the Emil von Behring Hospital with proven and at the same time successful innovative treatment methods in the conservative, operative and rehabilitative treatment of orthopaedic disorders and in the care of those who are injured in accidents.

Of particular importance are joint-preserving surgical interventions on the musculoskeletal system for acquired malalignments and growth disturbances for the prevention of accelerated joint wear and tear and the prevention of early artificial joint care. Open surgery as well as arthroscopic (arthroscopy) surgical procedures are used and furthermore the whole spectrum of arthroscopically supported procedures for cartilage and joint-associated ligament injuries. Surgical osteoarthritis therapy, via the implantation of an endoprosthesis (artificial joint), is made via use of established modern surgical procedures while respecting the greatest possible bone preservation and protecting the integrity of soft-tissue structures. An essential focus of the department consists of the endoprosthetic replacement (artificial joint replacement surgery) of large joints in the event of mechanical failure or the occurrence of a malfunction.

Spinal surgery forms another focus. In addition to minimally-invasive micro-surgical interventions such as sequestrectomy (in the case of spinal disc herniation) and kyphoplasty (in the case of fracture occurrences) the department's spectrum consists of intervertebral disc replacement procedures and arthrodesis to complex interventions for correction of congenital and acquired deformities or for the stabilization of fractures caused by accidents or secondary fractures.

The HELIOS Emil von Behring Hospital has been approved for injury-type procedures and as a specialized hospital for trauma surgery. The first-aid post which is occupied 24-hours a day is a treatment and reception centre for patients with acute diseases and injuries, which enables interdisciplinary competence and interdisciplinary collaboration in addition to the care of accident victims with complex injury patterns.

Diagnostic Services

  • Digital x-rays, CAT-scan, magnetic resonance imaging including standing MRI.
  • Bone scan
  • Ultrasound diagnostics
  • Pathology including bone reference pathology on site
  • Microbiology on site

Therapeutic Services

  • Joint-preserving surgery for congenital and acquired deformities
  • Large and small joint arthroscopic surgery
  • Corrective surgery for bony deformations
  • Endoprosthetic joint replacement of large joints
  • Endoprosthesis replacement surgery of large joints
  • Tumour endoprosthetics
  • Radiotherapy on site
  • Complete spectrum of degenerative and traumatological spinal surgery
  • Surgical care of those who are injured in accidents
  • Multi-modal pain therapy

Special Offers / Arrangements / Rooms

  • Modern 1-bed room (accommodation of an accompanying person is possible)
  • Internet access
  • Recovery room
  • Intermediate care and intensive care unit
  • Inpatient and outpatient physical therapy
  • On-site orthopaedic technician
  • Social counselling and organisation of rehabilitation treatment
  • Pastoral care
  • Menu consultation and particular dining requests
Leading Medicine Guide

Selected expert in the specialist field Knee endoprosthetics

Other services

  • Injuries of the spine
  • Spinal deformities
  • Cancerous diseases
  • Joint injuries 
  • Arthrosis
  • Deformities of the skeletal system


Airports near

  • Berlin Tegel Airport17 km
  • Berlin Schoenefeld Airport28 km