Recommendations for orthopaedic surgeon

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My son, in Berlin, has broken his shoulder badly. He has been told by the hospital where they did the x-rays and MRI that he should find an orthopaedic surgeon, who also deals with ‘arbeits unfall’. He has no idea what or where to look. Any information will be gratefully accepted.

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I have used the practice at Leopold Platz very successfully. I would go and have a chat with the doctor there called Schief and let him have a look and get a recommendation for a surgeon. I was recommended to go there by a friend who is a physiotherapist and have been there twice over the years for a back problem then a knee problem. I have recommended people to go there and the people were happy. 

Medico Leopoldplatz: Ihr Facharztzentrum im Herzen von Berlin (medico-leopoldplatz.de)

 

I even went there for acupuncture which I did not believe in at all before, it was very effective in blocking red hot torn knee nerve pain. 

I have no idea if this is any better than the hospital your son saw and I am not a doctor.

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1 hour ago, black1 said:

I have used the practice at Leopold Platz very successfully. I would go and have a chat with the doctor there called Schief and let him have a look and get a recommendation for a surgeon. I was recommended to go there by a friend who is a physiotherapist and have been there twice over the years for a back problem then a knee problem. I have recommended people to go there and the people were happy. 

Medico Leopoldplatz: Ihr Facharztzentrum im Herzen von Berlin (medico-leopoldplatz.de)

 

I even went there for acupuncture which I did not believe in at all before, it was very effective in blocking red hot torn knee nerve pain. 

I have no idea if this is any better than the hospital your son saw and I am not a doctor.


Dr. Schief??! Too funny as an orthopedic surgeon 😂😂

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6 hours ago, rodisi said:

he should find an orthopaedic surgeon, who also deals with ‘arbeits unfall’

 

Wow! Why would an ortho surgeon care how it happened or where? I find that shocking.

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Possibly to do with the paperwork. We don't know if the son involved is an employee and publicly insured  and, if so , whether the gesetzliche Unfallversicherung will need to know if the fees are covered. He or she might be an " expensive " doctor who doesn't " do " Kassenpatienten.

If said son is an employee, he should contact his employer as well to get the ball rolling.

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I'm a Kassenpatient and have had surgeries in private clinics and seen Chefarzt in other hospitals. All covered by my insurance. 

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1 hour ago, fraufruit said:

 

Wow! Why would an ortho surgeon care how it happened or where? I find that shocking.

 

What exactly do you find so shocking? 

 

23 minutes ago, fraufruit said:

I'm a Kassenpatient and have had surgeries in private clinics and seen Chefarzt in other hospitals. All covered by my insurance. 

 

Coverage for work accidents paid through the Unfallkasse is better than what doctors can prescribe for regularly insured publicly insured patients. 

 

7 hours ago, rodisi said:

He has been told by the hospital where they did the x-rays and MRI that he should find an orthopaedic surgeon, who also deals with ‘arbeits unfall’.

 

He needs a Durchgangsarzt.

 

https://www.unfallkasse-berlin.de/service/suche-nach-durchgangsaerzten

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1 hour ago, fraufruit said:

I'm a Kassenpatient and have had surgeries in private clinics and seen Chefarzt in other hospitals. All covered by my insurance. 

Did you also get an espresso in the waiting room as a Kassenpatient?

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8 hours ago, fraufruit said:

 

Wow! Why would an ortho surgeon care how it happened or where? I find that shocking.

Because there is a different insurance paying for the treatment of work accidents (not your regular health insurance) and the doc must have a contract with it. Also, because only doctors under contract with them can assess potential future claims for disability pensions due to work accidents.

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Thanks for you clear explanation, jeba. At first I wondered how someone presenting with broken bones could then shop around for doctors but I see now that there is a system in place for on the job injuries.

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As I don't like open threads, the result of this little adventure is that he went to a specialist hospital for a second opinion and they told him that the first hospital, who had suggested complicated operations, had probably not done their quota of operations that month and that the bones were setting nicely by themselves and all he needed was some physiotherapy.

Anyway, thank you all.

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1 hour ago, rodisi said:

he went to a specialist hospital for a second opinion and they told him that the first hospital, who had suggested complicated operations, had probably not done their quota of operations that month and that the bones were setting nicely by themselves and all he needed was some physiotherapy.

 

Yes, always get a second opinion.

I had the same experience with a hospital here in Munich, they tried to push an expensive unnecessary operation on me:

 

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