The juvenile musculoskeletal system well cared for
Reconstructive Paediatric Orthopaedics covers the major field of congenital and acquired diseases of the musculoskeletal system in children and adolescents. It often deals with systemic diseases as well as anomalies of skeletal development. These disorders affect, for the most part, the subject areas of pediatrics, pediatric neurology, oncology, pediatric surgery and neurosurgery.
The Paediatric Orthopaedics Department at the BG Accident Clinic Murnau maintains close cooperation with surrounding specialized institutions in order to facilitate the best possible patient care for a variety of pediatric primary diseases. This applies particularly for physically and mentally severely disabled children and adolescents. Babies and small children are perioperatively cared for in the Paediatric Clinic of the Clinic Garmisch-Partenkirchen where there is also a pediatric intensive care unit available. Inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation activities are carried out both at BGU Murnau and at the German Centre for Paediatric and Adolescent Rheumatology in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
More than 300 patients are treated with chronic rare skeletal diseases annually at the BGU Murnau. This happens in close cooperation with various specialist clinics and experienced pediatricians, pediatric surgeons orthopaedists and therapists in the Garmisch-Partenkirchen district.
Chronic Rare skeletal disorders often occur as part of complex systemic diseases. They are characterised by a prevalence of less than 5 cases per population of 10,000. Their early detection and treatment are essential in order to avert severe progressive forms of disease and orthopaedically serious malformations or to avoid them from the outset. In 2014 the Institute for Chronic Rare Skeletal Diseases (ICSS) was established as part of the department for reconstructive paediatric orthopaedics at the BGU Murnau. The aim of the Institute's foundation is to establish a regional center which enables the professional support and treatment of those affected and their families in the long term and at the highest level.