Special Clinical Focus
- Disc prolapse
Asst Lect. Dr Michael Ruf is the Senior Consultant at the Karlsbad Hospital and is a specialist in orthopaedics and a specialist in orthopaedics and accident surgery.
Patients with injuries and medical conditions of the spinal column are treated at the Department of Spinal Surgery in Karlsbad using sophisticated, up to date techniques in spinal surgery. Dr Ruf and his colleagues perform both open surgical and minimally invasive procedures at the Department of Spinal Surgery in Karlsbad. The emphases of the doctors under Dr Michael Ruf include highly specialised paediatric spinal surgery, as well as procedures on the cervical spine. Thanks to his outstanding services as a specialist in spinal surgery, Dr Ruf has been selected for inclusion in the Focus List of the Top Medical Practitioners in Germany.
The specialists at the Department of Spinal Surgery in Karlsbad collaborate closely with specialists in other disciplines, such as vascular surgeons and neurosurgeons. Thus, Dr Michael Ruf’s patients are cared for individually and optimally. Depending on the individual requirements, Dr Ruf fine-tunes all therapeutic measures to his patients. Depending on the clinical picture and the condition of the patient, both minimally invasive and endoscopic (keyhole) techniques, which are more gentle for the patient, and open surgical techniques are considered.
At the Department of Spinal Surgery in Karlsbad, Dr Michael Ruf treats the entire range of acute and chronic conditions and injuries of the cervical spine, the thoracic spine and the lumbar spine. These include malformations (deformities) of the spinal column, such as scoliosis (contortion / lateral deviation) and kyphosis (hunchback), as well as the results of accidents (vertebral fractures and dislocations), inflammations, benign and malignant tumours of the spinal column and also rheumatic and degenerative conditions such as disc prolapse and spinal canal stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal).
In the diagnosis and treatment of patients at the Department of Spinal Surgery in Karlsbad, Dr Ruf can draw on the most up to date technical equipment and the most advanced surgical techniques. Blood vessels can be displayed with the aid of angiography and the spinal canal can be displayed by means of myelography. Dr Michael Ruf and his colleagues can perform stabilising spinal surgery, the most complex procedures on the cervical spine and reconstruction for malformations and tumours, for example, and can surgically remove tumours of the spinal cord and perform nerve and joint blockades. Predominantly, malformations of the spinal column, both congenital and acquired, as well as tumours, inflammations and fractures of the spinal column are treated at the Department of Paediatric Spinal Surgery in Karlsbad.