Dr. Andreas Appelt Orthopedic Surgeon Dubai UAE – Profile of Dr. Andreas Appelt Orthopedic Surgeon at Mediclinic Welcare Hospital, Al Garhoud, Dubai
Dr. Andreas Appelt Orthopedic Surgeon
Dr. Andreas Appelt is a German-trained specialist orthopaedic surgeon at Mediclinic Dubai Mall. He has more than 25 years of experience in conservative and operative treatment of orthopaedic conditions. He has treated a wide spectrum of spinal and joint cases with minimally invasive procedures, and performed arthroscopic operations of the knees and shoulders, and knee and hip replacements.
For more than five years, Dr. Appelt worked in University Clinic in Heidelberg, Germany, and then he operated his own clinic in Neu-Ulm and Weibenhorn. Dr. Appelt studied medicine at the Universities of Cologne, Bonn, Mainz, and Heidelberg and earned a doctorate at the University of Heidelberg/Mannheim in the medical field of surgery in November 1986. He completed speciality training in surgery from 1987 to 1992 in Theresien-hospital Mannheim (Oellers) and in the Bruchsal Hospital (Thiele), and following that completed training in surgery and advanced training for trauma surgery at the municipal hospital in Friedrichshafen (Seitz). Later Dr. Appelt completed specialisation in sports medicine, chiropractics and orthopaedics. He has practised in Germany, Ghana, West Africa and the United Arab Emirates.
– Sports-orthopaedic and arthroscopic surgery of hip, knee, shoulder, wrist, elbow, and ankle surgery.
– Endoprosthetics on hip (also resurfacing of the hips), knee, shoulder, and elbow.
– Special surgery on arthrosis, also with autogenic cartilage transplantation. Readjustment osteotomy on thigh, lower leg, ankle and elbow.
– Conservative and surgical therapy on acute and chronic disorders or traumas of the entire spinal column. Also minimally invasive corrective surgery.
– Trauma surgeries on extremities, pelvis and spinal column.
Mediclinic Welcare Hospital
Al Garhoud, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Orthopedic Surgeon in Dubai
An orthopedics surgeon (also known as an orthopedist) is a physician who specializes in the skeletal structure of the body. As a bone and joints expert, an orthopedist can meet with patients at all levels of care. Your orthopedist can accurately diagnose and effectively treat most types of low back pain in the office. An orthopedic surgeon can find the cause of back pain and come up with a treatment plan to lesson or cure this pain. Using both surgical and non-surgical means, the orthopedic surgeon will treat injuries and degenerative problems of the spine. The orthopedist will examine you and study x-rays of your spine. In addition, your orthopedist will want to discuss your complete medical history and a description of the symptoms related to your orthopedic difficulties. A good orthopedist will give you a proper diagnosis and ensure that you receive comprehensive treatment to manage the pain. Based on his/her exam and any test results, the orthopedist will recommend a course of action.
The orthopedist can order physical therapy to decrease pain and offer protective and corrective devices, such as back braces, to aid healing in joints and bones. An orthopedist can prescribe drugs, such as steroids, muscle relaxants, anti-inflammatory medications as well as pain killers. He/she can also order tests to determine if a patient is a surgical candidate. However, a good orthopedist will only use surgery as a last resort. The orthopedist will be able to tell you any physical exercises or other forms of treatment that may be required.
It is the study of the musculoskeletal system which involves the bones, joints, ligaments and tendons, muscles and nerves. Orthopedic doctors (also known as Orthopedists or Orthopeds) specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal system problems under the associated medical fields of Orthopedics or Orthopaedics.
The training for orthopedists is intense with undergraduate, medical school, residency, subspecialty work and often research. During their careers, orthopedists often work in an even more specialized practice or in a more defined area within the field of Orthopedics or Orthopaedics, such as the following areas:
Shoulder and elbow surgery
Total joint reconstruction (arthroplasty)
Foot and ankle surgery
Surgical sports medicine