Clinic for Emergency Surgery
Prof. Dr. med. Dieter Nast-Kolb
+49 (0) 201-723-13 00
+49 (0) 201-723-56 29
Prof. Dr. med. Christian Waydhas
Facts and Figures
Polytraumatic patients: 615
Endoprostheses of hip, knee, and shoulder joints: 131
Patients with connective and soft tissue cancers: 269
Arthroscopic joint surgeries: 190
Open and closed repositioning of fractures: 757
Hand surgeries and plastic-reconstructive surgeries: 348
Treatment of fractures and joint injuries, of bony and soft tissue tumors (both malignant and benign) of joints, bones, muscles, ligaments; treatment of joint disease, of injuries and diseases of the hand; treatment of emergencies and new injuries, and of chronic symptoms in adults and children.
Emergency department equipped with the latest technology for the admission of severely injured patients, appropriately equipped operating rooms for inpatient and outpatient surgery. Intensive care unit meeting the highest medical standards.
Optimum treatment of bony and soft tissue tumors is facilitated by the clinic?s close cooperation with leading oncological clinics and institutes of the West German Tumor Center.
- Tumors - soft tissue tumors
- Hand surgery
- Joints - knee, shoulder, ankle
Fields of Research
- Pathophysiology and therapy of severe trauma, including related problems such as shock and sepsis
- Clinical, cellular, and molecular aspects of ARDS and multiple organ failure
- Development of a scientific basis for medical quality management; opportunities and limitations of external quality assurance
- Development of guidelines for polytraumatic care, thrombosis prophylaxis, pain therapy
Number of patients
of which emergency patients: 8,200
of which special consultations: 6,200
The clinic employs 25 physicians, including 15 specialists in orthopedics and emergency surgery, hand surgery, intensive medicine, special emergency surgery; there are 77 nurses, 33% of whom have advanced specialized training in the clinics fields.