Special Clinical Focus

  • Pediatric orthopedics
  • Pediatric neuroorthopedics
  • Pediatric trauma surgery
  • Arthroscopic surgery
  • Tumor orthopedics
  • Joint infection debridement

About us

Dr. Jan Matussek has been the Chief Physician of the Department of Pediatric Orthopedics and Pediatric Traumatology, Pediatric Orthopedic and Traumatology Clinic at the HELIOS Klinikum Emil von Behring GmbH in Berlin Zehlendorf since February 2019. Prior to this, he was the Principal Consultant at the Asklepios Bad Abbach Specialist Hospital in Bavaria for 14 years. Pediatric orthopedics is a crucial field in orthopedics as a whole – ultimately, the root of many orthopedic problems is to be found in the growth phases. Musculoskeletal disorders and conditions in children have different emphases, which Dr. Matussek and his dedicated team attend to with the required experience, the essential specialized knowledge and psychological empathy. A child’s skeletal system can be injured due to an accident or damaged due to a congenital condition. And so, malformations of the spinal column are among frequent and typical skeletal conditions in young people. Help for the little ones then generally comes in the form of corsets. The high level of competence and diagnostic performance of Dr. Matussek in this specialist field and his clinical study of the treatment of spinal curvatures have been awarded the “MOT (Medical Orthopedics Technology) Research Prize”. The treatment of fractures and luxations is also a part of Dr. Matussek’s daily routine, and his core areas of operation are the Pediatric Orthopedic and Traumatology Clinic for diagnosis and treatment and the First Aid Post for emergency treatment. Malalignments in the area of the arms, legs and the spinal column from infancy until the end of puberty are carefully and gently corrected without restricting the musculoskeletal system of the adolescent too much. The in-house orthopedic workshop and the orthopedic shoemakers guarantee the optimal corset provision and orthotic and prosthetic provision for disorders, injuries and injury sequelae of the musculoskeletal system with the required therapeutic appliances. In-patient treatment is given in the hospital and guarantees a child-oriented setting. There are also 10 family rooms, so that parents have the option of staying with their child in the hospital in the case of an in-patient stay. Various play and handicraft pastime options are available. Together with the orthopedic specialist team, pediatric nurses, pediatric plaster nurses, physical therapists, orthopedic technicians and Social Service staff are available for our little patients in order to carry out therapeutic measures as gently and as successfully as possible. Dr. Matussek values treating his little patients as conservatively as possible and as out-patients and, in the case of a surgical, in-patient procedure, treats the girls and boys very sensitively in order for them to become more mobile again as quickly as possible. And not just in his own department: Dr. Matussek is also committed to regular assistance operations in India on behalf of Interplast-Germany, running over several weeks, in the course of which he performs surgery on his young patients and thus helps provide them with greater quality of life.

Diagnostic Services

  • Sonography (including infant hips)
  • X-ray, MRI, CT in collaboration with the Department of Radiology

Therapeutic Services

  • All conservative and surgical techniques in pediatric orthopedics and traumatology including orthopedics technology
  • Minimal invasive arthroscopic surgery to all large joints
  • Scoliosis clinic / surgery for scoliosis
  • Infantile cerebral palsy
  • Spina bifida
  • Muscular disorders

Special Offers / Arrangements / Rooms

  • 29 beds altogether, including 10 family rooms: A parent can also be accommodated in the Rooming-In room for the child’s in-patient stay.
  • Various play and handicraft options, including foosball, in the games room and in the open space in the roofed inner courtyard (“Olive Grove”).

In collaboration with the orthopedic workshop and the orthopedic shoemakers:
  • Corset provision
  • Orthotic and prosthetic provision for disorders, injuries and injury sequelae of the musculoskeletal system by means of therapeutic appliances
Leading Medicine Guide

Selected expert in the specialist field Pediatric Orthopedics

Other services

  • Congenital and acquired foot and hip deformities
  • Spinal disorders (scoliosis clinic / surgery for scoliosis)
  • Sequelae in the musculoskeletal system due to neuromuscular disorders, childhood sports injuries and injury sequelae
  • Correction of axial malalignment
  • Infantile cerebral palsy, spina bifida, muscular disorders, syndromes
  • Benign tumors, ostitis


Airports near

  • Berlin-Schoenefeld airport14.3 miles (approximately 23 km)
  • Berlin-Tegel airport16.2 miles (approximately 26 km)

Additional staff

Tania Hayn - Pediatric Orthopedics - Berlin

Tania Hayn

Chief Resident, focusing on neonatal hip dysplasia and club foot treatment

Dr. - Katja Baumgart - Pediatric Orthopedics - Berlin

Katja Baumgart

Chief Resident, focusing on neuroorthopedics

Dr. - Peter Schmid - Pediatric Orthopedics - Berlin

Peter Schmid

Chief Resident, focusing on extremity and joint surgery, pediatric traumatology

Dr. - Sonja Stein - Pediatric Orthopedics - Berlin

Sonja Stein

Acting Chief Resident, Ward 15

Dr. - Stefan Wilke - Pediatric Orthopedics - Berlin

Stefan Wilke

Chief Resident, focusing on conservative treatment of spinal disorders