'rechts der Isar' Hospital, Technical University of Munich
'rechts der Isar' Hospital, Technical University of Munich ©Klinikum rechts der Isar der TU München


Rechts der Isar Hospital, Technical University of Munich

Specialist field: Orthopaedics/trauma surgery

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Andreas B. Imhoff

Ismaninger Straße 22
81675 München
Katrin Koall
Tel. +49 (0) 89 / 41 40 78 26


Andreas B. Imhoff

Sports Orthopaedics Department and Clinic, Rechts der Isar Hospital, Technical University of Munich

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Professor Andreas Imhoff: Shoulder girdle sports traumatology – highly specialised sports orthopaedics at the Technical University of Munich

Shoulder girdle sports traumatology mainly affects young (or young-at-heart), active patients and requires sophisticated diagnostics and innovative treatments, as both sporting and professional demands increase.

The renowned Sports Orthopaedics Department at the Technical University of Munich, headed by Professor Andreas B. Imhoff, provides highly specialised, state-of-the-art shoulder surgery based on the findings of the latest medical research (58th annual conference of the Association of South German Orthopaedists, Orthopaedic News 05/2010). The key objective here is to offer swift professional and physical rehabilitation, enabling people to return to work and to a normal life free of pain. The departmentʼs multilingual team of experts focuses not only on providing comprehensive, long-term orthopaedic and traumatological care to professional and elite athletes, but also on offering comprehensive, end-to-end treatment to international guests – from initial diagnosis right through to customised rehabilitation based on physiotherapy and physical therapy. Up-to-the-minute imaging methods, such as MRI, help make diagnosis as swift as possible. First consideration is always given to the least aggressive form of therapy, which is usually physiotherapy, even though this invariably requires a longer period of treatment.

Traumatic rotator cuff tears

Tears in the supraspinatus (SSP) and infraspinatus (ISP) tendons are due to a traumatic, i.e. suddenly occurring event in 50 per cent of cases. As a group of several muscles, the rotator cuff between the upper arm and shoulder is where a number of muscles are attached. It is there because the shoulder joint needs to be extremely flexible, hence its ball-and-socket arrangement that allows the upper arm to be moved in almost all directions. Nowadays, in situations where high professional and/or private physical demands on the patient cause the rotator cuff to tear, the remedy of choice is immediate surgery. In addition to the plethora of open reconstruction techniques, a range of more technically advanced arthroscopic procedures is increasingly coming to the fore. In these keyhole procedures, an instrument mounted with a camera looks into the joint and the defective area is repaired as necessary. The department always uses the latest methods, such as the speed-bridge technique in which minor tears in the rotator cuff are fixed and any pre-existing damage is repaired at the same time. If the tendon on the underside of the shoulder blade ruptures (subscapularis tendon – SSC), a relatively seldom occurrence, the injury is frequently missed despite it having a specific diagnosis.

Acute separated shoulder

Accidents often result in injuries to the acromioclavicular joint, which holds the collarbone and acromion together. When clinical and radiological confirmation of the diagnosis is taking place it is essential to look out for any commonly observed concomitant injuries, such as SLAP lesions (injuries to the labrum of the shoulder), fractures or damage to the rotator cuff. If the acromioclavicular joint is unstable, it is advisable for this to be treated promptly by surgery, as clinical studies have revealed that delayed treatment leads to a significantly worse outcome. The multi-directional stability of the acromioclavicular joint is based on the interaction of various structures, including a number of ligaments, involved both in horizontal and vertical movement.

The jointʼs physiological biomechanics can be restored immediately and permanently using an arthroscopic surgery technique that was newly developed by the head of the department and has since been routinely deployed.

Osseous avulsion of the glenoid rim (Bankart fracture)

Bankart fractures typically follow on from shoulder separations, i.e. when the upper arm is separated from the shoulder joint, a rupture of the shoulderʼs anterior glenoid lip. The use of arthroscopic, minimally invasive procedures to treat Bankart fractures enables concomitant injuries to be treated directly. Stabilising the often small fragments by means of absorbable suture anchors introduced via keyhole surgery performed by Professor Andreas B. Imhoff is a relatively non-aggressive and long-lasting treatment.

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Obras incríveis

Albertinum: um museu de arte moderna de 125 anos, que foi reaberto em 2010, após uma reforma de 51 milhões de euros. A coleção de retratos começa com um dos pintores alemães mais românticos, Caspar David Friedrich, e termina com seu artista vivo mais famoso, Gerhard Richter, sendo que ambos passaram a infância em Dresden. Você vai encontrar desde a Bailarina de Degas, a Monet, Manet, Rodin, Van Gogh. A entrada Vista 10€

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Zwinger Palace

O Chateau de Versailles de Dresden

O Zwinger Palace é um dos melhores exemplos da arquitetura barroca tardia na Alemanha. Construído entre 1710 e 1728 pelo arquiteto Pöppelmann, o Palácio Zwinger foi usado para grandes festas e torneios. Hoje, o complexo barroco de pavilhões, galerias e pátios interiores é a casa de grandes museus e obras. A Madonna Sistina de Rafael você encontrará lá. O acervo de Porcelana tambem é belíssimo. O Arsenal também é muito interessante se você curte trajes e armas. Se você não quiser entrar em nenhum museu, vá pelo menos para andar pelos jardins e admirar o "Kronentor", que é o portão com a coroa.

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Asisi Panometer

Deesden : 1945

Setenta anos depois do bombardeio de Dresden, na Segunda Guerra Mundial, um panorama de 360 ​​graus que mostra a cidade destruída foi revelado na cidade. O artista Yadegar Asisi criou uma imagem circular de 100 metros de largura e 30 metros de altura que mostra Dresden após os devastadores ataques aéreos dos aliados. Entre 13-15 fevereiro de 1945, apenas alguns meses antes do fim da guerra, os bombardeiros britânicos e norte-americanos destruíram mais de 90 por cento do centro histórico da cidade, matando cerca de 25.000 pessoas. Mais de 3.900 toneladas de bombas de alto poder explosivo e dispositivos incendiários dizimaram marcos importantes do barroco em uma cidade que é considerada "a Florença do Elba". O panorama, Dresden: 1945, fica aberto de 24 de Janeiro à 31 de maio de 2015, no gasômetro Panometer. http://www.asisi.de/en/panoramas/dresden-1945/photo-gallery.html

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Frauenkirche - Church of Our Lady

A Lady de Dresden

A Igreja da Nossa Senhora de Dresden é um espetáculo de linda. É a igreja que vai te impactar no primeiro minuto que você entrar e ver uma igreja branca, super luminada. Se há um lugar cuja história pode mover-lo às lágrimas, será n'a Igreja de Nossa Senhora. Durante a Segunda Guerra Mundial, a igreja foi bombardeada e ficou em escombros até 1994, quando um programa de restauração foi iniciado. Hoje, é um lembrete dos dias antes da guerra e um dos lugares que você vai ter uma história imparcial sobre a Segunda Guerra Mundial.

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Christmas Markets in Cologne

Christmas in Germany

Christmas may be over, but 11 months from now the season will be upon us and you should spend 2015 in Germany! Why? The Christmas season is in Germany is like no other. There is no other place in the world where you can experience countless, and famous, Christmas markets that will without a doubt, put you in the holiday spirit. While the markets are open all day, it’s best to visit at night. Many towns across Germany have decorated the streets and market squares with evergreen-lined stalls, twinkling lights and religious (and not so religious) statues to kick off the holiday season as festively as possible. If you are a foreigner in Germany at this time of year, it's difficult to miss home when Germany puts on an excellent show at Christmas time. No matter what German city you are in, you can find families and friends of all ages, walking around shopping for unique and traditional gifts, sipping on mulled wine and indulging in delicious German food. You will hear laughter amongst the Christmas carols that will make you forget about your toes and fingers tingling from the cold temperature at this time of year. It’s truly a traditional delight for all of the senses. No trip to the German Christmas markets is complete without trying a class of glühwein, which is a combinations of red wine, spices and sugar. This traditional drink will keep you cozy and happy. Hungry? No problem! There are many stalls that sell traditional German Christmas Market food and snacks for you to enjoy such as bratwurst, mutzen, schmachtlappen and reibekuchen. In a world where Christmas present shopping consists of the latest technology and thoughtless gift certificates, it’s nice to be able to find traditional hand carved gifts at several stalls. Not to mention, mountains of oranges and nuts, the original gift that St. Nicholas gave to people hundreds of years ago at this time of year. While many countries around the world celebrate Christmas, no other place does it like Germany. So, if you feel that this time of year has been lacking in holiday spirit, take a trip over to this European country and be reminded what Christmas time is all about.

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Canadians First Time at a Traditional Co-ed Spa

Visiting a co-ed spa was a foreign concept to me, being born and raised in Canada. Nudity in my culture is reserved for your own home where some have issues looking at themselves in the mirror. The gym change room is another publicly acceptable nude room, many of us have mastered the art of undressing by using a towel without exposing our private parts. My wife, Kristen, and I walked into that spa and let go of our Canadian mentalities. I undressed in the co-ed change room next to a woman in her 60s. She had kind eyes, a warm smile and no knowledge of nude shame as she stripped down without embarrassment. Kristen and I entered the spa, dropped our towels and were liberated, free for all to gaze upon! There were adults of all ages and body type, casually conversing as if being nude was more comfortable than being clothed. I had to constantly remind myself that people are not judgemental of bodies here, something I have never experienced in North America. Nudity is very much a part of the culture here. This German spa was the first place I have experienced harmony and equality among class, age, sex. Nobody knows whether you walked in with an Armani suit or a ripped t-shirt, you are all equal, beautiful and free. I immediately felt unjudged and part of the community. The architecture and decor of the spa was heavenly. Stone tiles lead the way to a large open room with lounging chairs and a marble swimming pool. The ambiance is zen, with only the sound of calm conversations and light background music. Buddha heads, candles, bamboo designs and waterfalls decorate the many rooms with relaxation and beauty. The outdoor rooftop contained hot tubs and saunas to keep you warm and steamy as well as cold pools and a bucket of snow used to cool your body down before jumping back into the hot tub. I left with my body relaxed, my skin clean, and my mind at peace. I learned that the human body is a beautiful gift which should be appreciated and accepted. Nudity is our original state and should be more widely accepted.

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Herrenhauser Gärten Grotto

Niki the St.-Phalle at her best

A couple of years ago a very wealthy friend of mine, who owns an work of art by French artist Niki de St.-Phalle, told me included Hannover in a trip to Europe just to see Nikki's art in town. I had totally forgotten this until I came to Hannover and found out that Niki's works are all over the place. There are three Nanas in the Sculpture Mile downtown and an ancient grotto at the Herrenhauser Gardens was redone by Niki, who filled with her Nanas, a colorful Ganesha and a myriad of kaleidoscopic mirrors. Before her death, she donated her private collection to Hannover's Sprengel Museum, and will appear in the new wing due to open late in 2016.

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The next big thing

Due to open in 2017, the Elbphilarmonie is a ~very~ controversial project among Hamburg's taxpayers. But its sheer originality and generous public spaces will definitely put Hamburg on the map of people who've never thought of visiting this vibrant town. The building will contain three concert halls, two hotels, apartments, shops and a public square between the base of the bulding (a former wharehouse) and the new, Gaudí-esque top. You can count on Hamburg becoming as popular with foreign travelers as it is among German visitors.

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