The assistant lecturer, Dr Andreas Werner, is the Senior Sports Orthopaedics Physician at the HELIOS ENDO Clinic and a partner in ARGON Sports Orthopaedics in Hamburg. At the same time, the specialist in sports orthopaedics is also a specialist in shoulder surgery. Among the particular treatment emphases of Dr Werner are arthroscopic, or open, if required, management of injuries or e.g. following joint luxation and wear damage to the shoulder such as the management of tendon defects of the so-called rotator cuff. In cases of advanced arthritis of the shoulder, the so-called anatomical and reverse shoulder joint prostheses are used. As well, Dr Werner in Hamburg is a specialist in shoulder surgery in the arthroscopic treatment of calcareous shoulder, shoulder impingement syndrome and frozen shoulder.
Since, as a complex joint, the shoulder can be affected by a large number of conditions, these and shoulder injuries must be treated by a specialist in surgery on the shoulder. Signs of wear in the shoulder joint or injuries such as defects of the rotator cuff, shoulder instability, injuries to the acromioclavicular joint or arthritis of the shoulder limit the function of the shoulder joint or produce pain. Frequently, these led to both: pain and a loss of function of the shoulder.
The diagnostic and therapeutic options, which is the specialist shoulder surgeon, Dr Werner in Hamburg, has available, have continued to develop in recent years. Dr Werner and his colleagues at the ARGON practice in Hamburg, each of which is a specialist in his field, continue their quest for the latest scientifically evaluated methods. The specialist in shoulder surgery and shoulder procedures utilises, for example, high resolution ultrasound, digital radiological diagnostics, as well as, where required, magnetic resonance tomography and computer tomography.
Should surgical treatment be required, the specialist shoulder surgeon, Dr Werner, uses the most up to date techniques for the arthroscopic treatment of defects of the rotator cuff, shoulder instabilities, impingement syndrome or frozen shoulder. For complex injuries, the specialist shoulder surgeon, Dr Werner in Hamburg, also uses open muscle transfer procedures, for example, for irreparable rotator cuff defects. For shoulder instabilities due to bony defects, Dr Werner performs so-called bone block procedures (Latarjet, J-span). Acute or chronic shoulder joint injuries are managed by the specialist shoulder surgeon, Dr Werner, within the context of shoulder procedures with arthroscopic support.
If an endoprosthetic management is required, this takes place following individual counselling by the specialist shoulder surgeon, Dr Werner in Hamburg. As a rule, the endoprosthesis is then surgically introduced as an anatomical shoulder prosthesis, generally as a shaftless implant. In particular, for an irreparable defect of the rotator cuff, the specialist shoulder surgeon, Dr Werner, utilises the reverse shoulder prosthesis. A shoulder endoprosthesis is also utilised by the specialist shoulder surgeon, Dr Werner, following a fracture of the head of the humerus and for exchange procedures.
After his patients’ shoulder surgery, the specialist shoulder surgeon, Dr Werner in Hamburg provides an individual follow-up care programme, which is adapted to the current state of the art and which ensures the best possible results for the shoulder surgery.