Welcome to our clinic and to our website. I am delighted that you have found your way to us and look forward to working with you as colleagues. I would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to the Hellersen Sports Clinic.
As a specialist orthopaedic clinic with a very high degree of specialization in the respective specialist areas, we have a long tradition, so that we were able to celebrate our 75th anniversary in October 2021. While a separate building for the clinic was only built in 1970, the first athletes were treated at our clinic as early as 1946. This expertise has remained to this day. As team doctors, our doctors look after many local clubs as well as the youth teams of the DFB and beyond.
First port of call for athletes
In our independent sports medicine department, which was founded in 1997, we also carry out performance and check-up examinations as well as squad examinations for sports teams and draw up training plans. In addition to amateur and professional athletes, many non-athletes also rely on our expertise, as we pay just as much attention to them as we do to our top athletes - in every area of our clinic.
With over 50 doctors, we can provide the right specialist for every musculoskeletal condition. From injuries to the treatment of deformities and joint-preserving measures for wear and tear through to joint replacement, we are the point of contact for you and your patients. Every year, 850 knee and hip prostheses alone are inserted or replaced at the Hellersen Sports Clinic. Our specialists can accurately assess up to what point joint-preserving measures can be used and when a prosthesis is unavoidable. Ankle, shoulder, elbow, finger and wrist prostheses are also used at the Hellersen Sports Clinic.
State-of-the-art surgical procedures
We always use the most modern surgical procedures. In addition to minimally invasive procedures, we also perform arthroscopic surgery. The advantage of these procedures: Thanks to the tissue-sparing procedure, our patients usually recover quickly and are able to resume their everyday activities or play sport again.
The Hellersen Sports Clinic is also a point of contact when it comes to chronic pain. Special pain medicine is often the last hope for those affected when they are already considered to be out of therapy in other areas. The department uses state-of-the-art procedures and medication, such as ziconotide, the venom of the cone snail. Special procedures that are used include epiduroscopy and high-frequency stimulation.
All about the back
Our clinic is completed by the Spine Center, which was expanded in October 2020 to include special spinal surgery. Thanks to the close collaboration between the Conservative Orthopaedics, Spine Surgery and Special Spine Surgery departments, patients can be sure that all options have been ruled out before surgery is considered. While spinal surgery focuses on microscopic, minimally invasive intervertebral disc operations and spinal canal widening, complex operations such as vertebral body fractures or deformities are performed in special spinal surgery.
Our range of services is rounded off with reconstructive, plastic and aesthetic surgery. The form and function of the body are restored after an accident or congenital deformity, for example. Our range of services extends from the treatment of burns to scar therapy, tumor surgery and the creation of autologous tissue, including on the breast. This also includes breast reduction, lipoedema therapy including liposuction, tightening operations and other procedures that also aim to improve the external appearance, for example through hair transplants, laser treatments or otopexy.
If you require detailed information about our clinic and the individual specialist areas, have any questions or suggestions, or if you have a problem, please do not hesitate to contact me. I am at your disposal as Medical Director.
I look forward to working with you as a colleague,
Dr. Petra Scheffer