Orthopedic What is it?

Synonyms in a broader sense

Postural and musculoskeletal disorders
English: orthopedics, othopedics


Human skeleton

Orthopedics deals with diseases of the musculoskeletal system. Congenital disorders, illnesses and injuries in this area are treated.

Accordingly, orthopedics is not only concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases, but also with research, prevention and rehabilitation.


The non-word orthopedics comes from the Greek and comes from "Orthos" and means upright gait of the person. Originally, the word "Orthos" also referred to biomechanical aspects such as force axes.

“Pädie” derives from the Greek word “pedas”. “Pedas” stands for immobile, an essential therapy principle in antiquity.

The term orthopedics was first described by Nicolas Andry in 1741 when he created his own special subject. Various treatment options such as chiropractic / manual therapy, exercise therapy, naturopathy and surgical measures on the musculoskeletal system merged into one specialty

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Who am I?
My name is dr. Nicolas Gumpert. I am a specialist in orthopedics and the founder of .
Various television programs and print media report regularly about my work. On HR television you can see me every 6 weeks live on "Hallo Hessen".
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In order to be able to treat successfully in orthopedics, a thorough examination, diagnosis and a medical history are required.
In our very economic world in particular, there is too little time to thoroughly grasp the complex diseases of orthopedics and thus initiate targeted treatment.
I don't want to join the ranks of "quick knife pullers".
The aim of any treatment is treatment without surgery.

Which therapy achieves the best results in the long term can only be determined after looking at all of the information (Examination, X-ray, ultrasound, MRI, etc.) be assessed.

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  • Lumedis - orthopedic surgeons
    Kaiserstrasse 14
    60311 Frankfurt am Main

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What is orthopedics for?

Orthopedics deals with diseases of the bones, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, bursa, vessels and nerves.

A disease and can occur at any age. That means it sounded like injury before birth (genetic), during childbirth (for example break of collarbone) or most often after giving birth.

This includes diseases of the growth phase, but also overload, wear and tear (arthrosis), Aging and acute injuries.

Essential basic principles in orthopedic therapy are physical laws that apply in a biological organism.

This means that technical-mechanical thinking must be linked to the biological self-healing of the body and must be used for therapy.

It should be noted here that the physical influence of biological processes can be changed favorably. An example of this is congenital hip dysplasia (insufficient maturation of the hip joint in the infant), which, depending on the extent, can be brought to complete healing with simple physical measures, such as wide swaddling or the application of spreader pants. If this "defect" is overlooked in the construction plan, it can no longer be corrected. The Hip dysplasia lasts a lifetime; drastic follow-up problems like a Hip osteoarthritis (coxarthrosis) respectively.

goal of Orthopedics it is therefore to achieve a balance of physical forces while taking biological functions into account.

The disease itself should not only be seen in isolation. A problem with a joint that is restricted in movement due to pain always affects neighboring joints as well. These have to compensate for the lack of exercise and can also be overwhelmed. Pain leads to hardening of the muscles in the surrounding muscles. The constant tension causes problems at the tendon attachments, capsules and ligaments.

Furthermore, the mental processing of a disease plays a decisive role. In particular, the processing of pain is changed by the mind. Therefore are allowed orthopedic diseases can never be seen as pure problems of biomechanics. A lasting gain in therapy can only be achieved if holistic therapeutic approaches are taken into account.

The musculoskeletal system

Orthopedics online

Purpose of our website

A special approach of our website Medicine Online is that, through detailed information, you are able to discuss the various therapy options with your treating physician and actively help to shape your treatment.

It has been scientifically proven that the well-informed patient can show a treatment success more often than the average-informed layperson

Almost all diseases in the field of orthopedics can be treated with conservative therapeutic measures. Only in exceptional cases is the operation the only way to achieve permanent freedom from symptoms.