Special Clinical Focus
- Shoulder and elbow surgery
- Hand and microsurgery
- Special trauma surgery
- Sports traumatology – Trauma Network
- Day surgery clinic
Prof. Lars-Johannes Lehmann is a specialist in orthopedics and trauma surgery and also specializes in special orthopedic surgery and special trauma surgery. He has led the Department of Trauma and Hand Surgery and Sports Medicine at the St. Vincentius Hospitals as its Director since 2014. Previously, he was the Principal Consultant and Deputy Clinical Director at the Orthopedic Trauma Surgery Center of the Mannheim University Hospital for six years. Prof. Lehmann is also engaged in important positions in various specialist associations, for example, as a member of guidelines committees and as an adviser and referee for scientific journals in the field of orthopedics and trauma surgery. He has gained an outstanding reputation among his colleagues thanks to these activities, which are based on his comprehensive clinical experience. This is also reflected in his recommendation as a shoulder surgeon by an independent physician evaluation platform, uninterrupted since 2013. Prof. Lehmann sets his scientific and clinical emphases in the field of the diagnosis of severely injured patients and artificial joint replacement in the upper extremities, injuries due to sports involving upper body work and muscle reconstruction. Prof. Lehmann contributed significantly to establish and consolidate the field of shoulder and elbow surgery at the Department of Accident and Hand Surgery and Sports Medicine. In May 2018, in a pilot phase, the German Shoulder and Elbow Surgery Association (DVSE) certified the Department as the first hospital in Germany as a “German Shoulder and Elbow Center”.
The head of the Center is Prof. Dr. Lars Lehmann, Director of the Department and the 1st Vice President of the DVSE. The German Shoulder and Elbow Center fulfills all the requirements in respect of its clinical structure, surgical case numbers, scientific expertise, including the required publications, and in the area of training and teaching. Hence, the Department entirely supports the quality initiative of the DVSE for the maximum treatment quality. Prof. Lehmann and his team treat not only fractures, but also significantly more complex conditions. After all the conventional treatment options have been exhausted, minimal invasive and open procedures are considered. If maintaining the shoulder joint is no longer possible, such as in cases of advanced osteoarthritis, Prof. Lehmann’s patients are in the best hands for the implantation of an artificial joint. A further important emphasis of the Department is hand and microsurgery. Procedures on the hand, with its numerous small joints and sensitive nerve pathways, require great surgical skill. The procedures are frequently performed with the aid of a surgical microscope. Prof. Lehmann and his team perform these procedures with great dependability and competence – here, giving back the patient’s autonomy and restoring the function of his fingers take center stage. Overall, the specialists under Prof. Lehmann at the Karlsruhe site perform over 3,000 surgical procedures annually on the human musculoskeletal system, not including the treatment of minor injuries in the Emergency Room.
Selected expert in the specialist field Traumatology