One of Europe’s largest centers for medical care
The UKSH is one of Europe’s largest centers for medical care with locations in Kiel and Lübeck. It is one of the few places in Germany where top international physicians, scientists and researchers come together to treat patients, carry out research and teach. Each year the orthopedic team handles about 3,000 inpatient cases and performs around 4,000 operations, including 200 spinal procedures.
Prof. Dr. A. Seekamp MD, Director of the Orthopedic and Emergency Surgery clinic has seen a clear transition to minimally invasive procedures for surgically treating fractures and instabilities of the spinal column. “Almost half of our interventions for simple spinal fractures, for example, have now gone to minimally invasive procedures.”