Special Clinical Focus
- Reconstructive surgery to the knee joint
- Cruciate ligament surgery
- Sports traumatology
- Preventive diagnostics and therapy (return to movement)
Dr. Volker Fass is a specialist in orthopedics, sports medicine and chiropractic with a focus on the treatment of the knee joint. The former German Soccer League competitive sportsman looks back on a career as a medical practitioner and sports scientist spanning over 35 years. Dr. Fass completed his specialist training in orthopedics at the Friedrichsheim University Orthopedic Hospital in Frankfurt am Main. Dr. Fass completed the FIFA Diploma for Soccer and Sports Medicine as special advanced training in sports medicine. Together with his colleagues, he founded the Fontana Hospital for Orthopedic Surgery, which specializes in knee and shoulder injuries, in 2002. Dr. Fass had already treated his patients with orthopedic conditions in at his own practice, the Orthocenter, Freiburg, since 1993. The individual care of his patients is very close to Dr. Fass’ heart. Hence, he is very much devoted to their respective personal case history and to a thorough clinical examination. Particularly for sports injuries, the precise circumstances of the accident play an important role in order to be able to treat the injury comprehensively. Diagnostic components consisting of imaging techniques such as x-rays or MRI imaging are evaluated by Dr. Fass with his long-standing medical experience and are also integrated into the findings. For injuries to the knee joint, his own experience of active competitive sport and his long-standing orthopedic career enable Dr. Fass to analyze the structures concerned precisely.
Hence, the optimum treatment concepts can be prepared individually. Whether surgery is recommended or preferably conservative treatment is focused on is decided in personal agreement between Dr. Fass and his patient because, in Dr. Fass’ practice, the philosophy of personalized orthopedics is put into practice. Whether a renewed ability to move and quality of life or a return to sport is concerned, each patient with a knee condition is to be given personalized treatment, individually tailored to him, at the Freiburg Orthocenter. The wide-ranging portfolio of services has conservative and surgical treatments available, for example with medication, physical therapy and manual therapy using heat or cold. The prescription of precisely fitting knee bandages and orthotics is also a part of treatment of the knee. In addition, Dr. Fass has specialized in surgical procedures for an injured meniscus or cruciate ligaments. Here, the techniques utilized are invariably performed as gently as possible and minimally invasively. For the patient, arthroscopy means the smallest possible skin incision, a shorter hospital stay or even out-patient surgery and a comparatively rapid healing process. From the first discussion of the treatment up to rehabilitation and follow-up care, Dr. Fass at the Freiburg Orthocenter is a highly qualified knee specialist who looks forward to your contact request.