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They are designed ingeniously: Without our knees, we could not run, jump, do not climb stairs. One usually only comes aware of it when the knees make problems. The reasons are as varied as the knee is complicated: torn ligaments, broken meniscus, frayed cartilage or joint bones.


Christmas - the children's festival. Therefore Martin Luther Hospital launches a large wish list in cooperation with the charity organization Laughing Hearts. Home Children may write their wishes down, hang them on the tree and with a little luck Santa Claus comes by in person and fullfills the children's wishes. With last years campaign the wishes of more than 750 children could come true.


Prof. Dr. med. Wolf Petersen, Head of Department of Orthopedics and Accident Surgery at Martin Luther Hospital attended the 16th Pan Arab Orthopaedic Association Conference which took place in Jordan, November 23-25, 2011 under the Patronage of His Majesty King Abdullah II Ibn Al‐Hussein.


The Federation of Protestant hospitals and residential care facilities in Berlin-Brandenburg (VEKP) elected Dr. Ulrich Metzmacher for another four years as chairman of the board.


Besides high quality in general care, specialized areas of expertise are the special strenght of the hospitals of Paul Gerhard Diakonie.


Prof. Dr. med. Wolf Petersen, Head of Department of Orthopedics and Accident Surgery at Martin Luther Hospital will take part at the International Congress for Joint Reconstruction Middle East (ICJR-ME), which is scheduled to take place from 1-3 March 2012 at Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.


The next Paul-Gerhardt-Health Forum will be held on Thursday December 8th, 2011 and is dedicated to the topic of osteoarthritis - what comes before the artificial joint?


As surgeon Jan Langrehr knows how important the tactile sense of one's own hand is. However, many interventions are increasingly minimally invasive, that means without the involvement of hands.


Patient Information Event: You are only as young as your vessels


In October 2010 TÜV Rheinland awarded Martin Luther Hospital the certificate "pain-free hospital" for its professional management of pain during the entire treatment period.


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