Non-operative (conservative) orthopaedics in Berlin-Charlottenburg

Many problems, pains, injuries and diseases of the hand, knee and shoulder can be treated using minimally invasive methods – so-called conservative orthopaedics. In contrast to surgical orthopaedics, this does not involve any surgical intervention.

As a patient, you will first undergo a thorough diagnosis in our ORTHOPÄDIE CHARLOTTENBURG medical practice in order to check the healing prospects with conservative methods. We have listed the possible treatments by Dr. med. Holger Göbel, Dr. med. Sebastian Metzlaff, and Jessica da Silva on this page.

Only if a surgical intervention seems absolutely necessary or the measures of conservative orthopaedics do not bring about satisfactory results, will surgical orthopaedics be resorted to.

Acupuncture is a therapy that comes from traditional Chinese medicine and is based on the teaching of Ying and Yang. The life energy Chi/Qi influences all functions of the human body and flows in a meridian system (pathway) through the body. Obstructions of these pathways can cause pain and diseases.

The insertion of sterile acupuncture needles into the skin harmonizes the energy stream in the meridians. One treatment lasts between 20 and 30 minutes while the patient is placed in a relaxed position.

Chiropractic treatment or manual therapy is a therapy that treats malfunctions of the musculoskeletal system. Based on an exact diagnosis, the physician can accurately mobilize or manipulate the affected joint.

By mobilizing the normal range of motion is gained by soft repetitive motion of the affected joint. Manipulation loses a joint blockage with a short and accurate impulse.


  • Calcifying tendinitis of the shoulder
  • Tennis elbow
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Chronc tendinitis of the knee or achilleas tendon
  • Nonunion (pseudarthrosis) after bone fracture
  • Trigger point treatment of the muscles

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Injections can accurately apply anti-inflammatory or biological substances to the affected area to heal or ease many different orthopaedic problems.

Mainly used medication

  • Local anaesthetics
  • Corticosteroids
  • Substances from alternative medicine
  • Biological substances
  • Hyaluronic acid

Intraarticular injections with hyaluronic acid can help to improve symptoms of cartilage damage (osteoarthritis) of the affected joint.

Kinesio Taping was developed in the 70s by the Japanese physician and chiropractor Kenzo Kase. A special elastic therapeutic tape is used to treat pain, disabilities from injuries and furher physical disorders. Effects are:

  • Improvement of muscle function
  • Improvement of lymphatic system
  • Support of joints
  • Improvement of range of motion