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Prof. <br /> Dr. med. habil.<br /> Georg Matziolis
Dr. med. habil.
Georg Matziolis

Senior Consultant of the Clinic for Orthopaedics and Accident Surgery

Acting holder of the Chair for Orthopaedics of the FSU Jena at the Waldkrankenhaus Eisenberg

036691 8-1002

Specialist Registrar Dr. med. Andreas Wagner
Specialist Registrar Dr. med. Andreas Wagner

Head of department hand and foot surgery

Specialist for Orthopaedics and Accident Surgery, Rheumatology, Hand Surgery, Special Orthopaedic Surgery, Physical Therapy and Chirotherapy.

Pes cavus

Pes cavus is characterised by an excessive longitudinal curvature. The cause is usually muscle or nerve disorders (e.g. hereditary sensory-motor neuropathy).

Whereas pes cavus is often easily corrected in childhood and adolescence, in adulthood load-related pain often occurs on the hindfoot or under the metatarsal heads, depending on the form of the deformity.

Conservative therapy consists of individually adapted support of the foot. Orthopaedic shoes are often required in such cases.

The operative measures are based on the form and extent of the malpositioning. The aim of treatment is to straighten the heel in relation to the calf and flatten the raised arch of the foot. For this, in addition to soft tissue operations (tendon transfer), operations on the bone (positional correction) and the joints (stiffening) are generally necessary.

After the operation, plaster casts must be worn (for six to ten weeks).

Orthopaedics: Research

With our research in the area of bio-mechanics, we support the clinical work of the surgeons. Our main areas of research are instrumented 3D gait and movement analysis of patients with a wide range of disorders and X-ray analysis of the hip joint.

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