Prof. Dr. Stefan Marlovits heads the Center for Cartilage Regeneration, Orthobiology and Joint Preservation at the Döbling Private Hospital. Cartilage research has been one of his scientific focal points and the subject of numerous publications for over 25 years.
The chances of correcting problems in the spine, hips, knees and other areas of the musculoskeletal system are better than ever. Thanks to modern diagnostic procedures, the causes – malposition, accident or signs of wear and tear – can be clarified easily.
According to WHO studies 422 million people worldwide suffer from diabetes, the majority from diabetes mellitus type 2. In addition to diseases of the heart, blood vessels, eyes, kidneys and nerves, diabetic foot syndrome is also a common secondary disease.
Hallux valgus is a foot malposition in which the base joint of the big toe pushes outwards and the big toe turns inwards. At the beginning, this misalignment usually only poses an aesthetic problem for those affected, but over time it can lead to severe pain.
A quick rotation movement of the knee may be sufficient for the tear of the cruciate ligament. If after a fall on a ski slope or other sports trauma you have the feeling that there is something wrong with your knee, you should always see a specialist.
Knee arthroscopy has become one of the most common routine procedure in orthopedic surgery. This minimally invasive technique is now increasingly applied also for hip joint surgery and in many cases can avoid extensive operations.