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Medizinicum Stephansplatz Hospital
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Bone marrow transplant
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Blood stem cell transplantation
Sonographically guided injections
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Laparoscopic radiofrequency ablation
Ultrasound-guided joint puncture
Medizinicum Stephansplatz Hospital, located in Hamburg, is one of the largest outpatient centers for rheumatology and immunology in Germany. There are around 50 experienced doctors from more than 25 medical disciplines with attentive hospital staff that work as a multidisciplinary team to manage the patients. The doctors work with close coordination to enable precise diagnosis and provide fast evidence-based and targeted treatment to patients with complex diseases. The specialists at Medizinicum Stephansplatz Hospital use modern medical technology and equipment to diagnose and provide care to their patients. Short distances also ensure that the patients receive all necessary examinations, consultations, and therapies as quickly and comfortably as possible. The years of dedicated service by Medizinicum Stephansplatz Hospital has allowed it to establish its name in all of Hamburg, Germany, WHY CHOOSE MEDIZINICUM STEPHANSPLATZ HOSPITAL? TREATMENT PROCEDURE Medizinicum Stephansplatz Hospital offers various treatment procedures. Some of these treatment procedures include angioplasty, blood stem cell transplantation, hysteroscopy, immunosuppressive drugs, laparoscopic radiofrequency ablation, oxygen therapy, physiotherapy, polypectomy, and sonographically guided injections. DIAGNOSTIC PROCEDURE AND EQUIPMENT Medizinicum Stephansplatz Hospital uses the latest equipment to perform both blood and radiological tests. Some of these equipment includes X-ray Machine, a CT scan machine, and an MRI machine. Various diagnostic procedures are also performed, including blood tests, bone density measurement (DXA), colonoscopy, CT scan, digital X-ray, hysterosalpingography, spirometry, ultrasound-guided joint puncture, and X-ray examinations. TEAM OF EXPERIENCED DOCTORS Medizinicum Stephansplatz Hospital has an exceptional team of doctors trained to give the best medical care that their patients deserve. They have the latest and most advanced training. The doctors at Medizinicum Stephansplatz Hospital believe in a patient-centered treatment approach and use their exceptional skills to involve the patients in their care and make them as comfortable as possible. TOP MEDICAL SPECIALITIES OFFERED BY MEDIZINICUM STEPHANSPLATZ HOSPITAL · Psoriatic Arthritis · Rheumatoid Arthritis · Sonographically Guided Injection • PSORIATIC ARTHRITIS Psoriatic arthritis is a form of inflammatory disorder of the joints that affects some people who have psoriasis, a condition with red patches of skin with silvery scales and nail changes. Psoriatic arthritis develops when the body's immune system begins to attack healthy cells and tissue, which causes inflammation in the joints and also triggers the overproduction of skin cells. Most people with psoriasis develop skin condition first, which is then followed by psoriatic arthritis. The main signs and symptoms of psoriatic arthritis include joint swelling, pain, and stiffness. It can affect any part of the body and can range from mild to severe disease. In both psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, the disease may sometimes flare, followed by periods of remission. The treatment emphasizes controlling symptoms and preventing damage to the joints. Psoriatic arthritis can be a very disabling disease if not treated properly. The doctors at Medizinicum Stephansplatz Hospital are well trained to treat psoriatic arthritis. During your appointment with the doctor, you will be asked questions related to your health and the symptoms you might be experiencing. The doctor will then examine your joints for signs of swelling, tenderness and check your fingernails for nail abnormalities. After assessing you clinically, the doctor will order some blood and radiological tests, including X-ray and MRI, to confirm the diagnosis of Psoriatic arthritis. After diagnosing you with Psoriatic arthritis, the doctor will make a treatment plan focusing on controlling inflammation in the affected joints to prevent joint pain and disability. Drugs used to treat psoriatic arthritis include NSAIDs, Disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) such as methotrexate, Immunosuppressants, and Biologic agents. The doctor can also choose to try steroid injections. Joint replacement surgery can also be considered for joints that have been severely damaged by psoriatic arthritis. These joints can be replaced with prostheses made of metal and plastic. If your doctor thinks that joint replacement surgery will be the best option for you, he will consult with you and then refer you to a well-trained surgeon in Medizinicum Stephansplatz Hospital. • RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder that can affect your joints and other parts of the body, including the eyes, skin, lungs, heart, and blood vessels. It occurs when our immune system mistakenly attacks the body's tissues. In rheumatoid arthritis, the lining of the joints is affected, which leads to painful swelling that can cause bone erosion and joint deformity. Some of the signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis include tender and swollen joints associated with joint stiffness that is usually worse in the mornings or after prolonged inactivity. You can also experience loss of appetite, fatigue, and fever. The signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis may vary in severity and may even wax and wane. Over time, joints can deform and shift out of place. At Medizinicum Stephansplatz Hospital, your doctor will book an appointment with you in which you will be asked questions related to your health and examined for signs of rheumatoid arthritis. During the physical exam, your doctor will check your joints for swelling, redness, and warmth. The doctor may also check your reflexes and muscle strength. After the clinical assessment, your doctor will order some tests and check the results. The positive test results for rheumatoid arthritis include elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) or C-reactive protein (CRP0. Other common blood tests include rheumatoid factor and anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide (anti-CCP) antibodies. Your doctor may also recommend X-rays to check for joint changes and track the progression of rheumatoid arthritis in the joints over time. • SONOGRAPHICALLY GUIDED INJECTION Orthopedic surgeons use injections to treat various conditions. They commonly inject medications including cortisone, local pain relievers, and joint lubricants such as hyaluronic acid. The surgeons at Medizinicum Stephansplatz Hospital use ultrasound devices for image-guided injections. These image-guided injections offer the ease, accuracy, and resolution needed for a broader range of orthopedic procedures. The use of ultrasound devices makes sure the surgeon administers joint injections within the joint space and not the surrounding soft tissue. Similarly, the surgeon’s sonographically guided tendon injections to make sure they are administering the injection in the tendon sheath and not the tendon itself. On the day of your injection, an ultrasound gel will be applied directly to the skin. A probe will be placed adjacent to the targeted tendon or joint. The doctor will then identify the anatomic landmarks on the monitor. Once the anatomical landmarks have been identified, the injection will be delivered using a standard needle and syringe. After administration of the injection, your surgeon will follow up with you and make sure you are doing well. Your surgeon might repeat the injection after some time if required.