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Facilities of CharitéCenter 9
The CharitéCenter 9 for Orthopedics und Traumatology has departments on three campuses: Campus Mitte, Campus Virchow-Klinikum and Campus Benjamin Franklin and covers the entire conservative and operative spectrum of orthopedics, traumatology and reconstructive surgery including minimally invasive and bioreconstructive procedures. State-of-the-art three-dimensional computer-assisted, navigated arthroscopic surgical techniques are applied in all three locations.
The Department of Traumatology and Reconstructive Surgery (including Orthopedic Surgery) focuses on pelvic surgery, geriatric traumatology and especially on the treatment of patients with severe or multiple lesions as well as sports injuries, endoprosthetics of large joints particularly revision surgery and spinal surgery for all types of lesions, deformations and tumors.
The Center for Musculoskeletal Surgery and other departments of CharitéCenter 9 are explored including the biological and mechanical factors that influence fracture healing or impair the process. Telemetric measurements in patients, computer simulations and physical analysis show the loading of implants and prostheses, and allow the improvement of surgical techniques and methods for joint preservation. Interdiciplinary research in the areas of orthopaedics and trauma surgery takes place in close cooperation with the BIH - Julius Wolff Institute of Biomechanics and Musculoskeletal Regeneration.
The Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery focuses on reconstructive plastic facial surgery, facial epithetics and the treatment of cleft lips and palates. Ten years ago, the first engineering scientific chair for clinical navigation and robotics in Germany was established at the Charité and works in close cooperation with the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Facilities and Construction Technology in Berlin at the Berliner Zentrum für Mechatronische Medizintechnik.