Preventive medicine

“Prevention is better than cure” – Christoph Wilhelm Hufeland said this as far back as 1860!

Preventive medicine is a crucial element of our work at Sporthopaedic Hamburg. It goes beyond the traditional idea of preventive medicine (e.g. early detection of cancer) and encompasses the entire field of orthopaedics with posture/gait analyses, functional stress recordings of knee and ankle joints, neurophysiological movement examinations and an osteological laboratory examination. Special emphasis is placed on the prevention of degenerative diseases of the musculoskeletal system.

With approximately 70 million working days lost every year due to back problems in Germany alone, causing economic losses of around 48 billion euros, the immense importance of orthopaedic preventive medicine is clear. At Sporthopaedic Hamburg, we are aware of this responsibility and offer a wide range of diagnostics and analyses.

Our services include:

  1. Coordination diagnostics, neuromuscular examination: Using the HUBER 360, we can detect and treat walking difficulties and dizziness at a very early stage.
  2. Diagnosis and treatment of degenerative joint diseases: By measuring the leg axis with gait analysis and foot pressure point measurements, we can predict and treat degenerative joint diseases of the hips, knees, ankles and feet.
  3. In our DVT, we can visualise the joint in 3D while the patient is standing, i.e. with full body weight. The device works with only one tenth of the radiation exposure of a conventional CT.

We are the only medical practice in Hamburg and northern Germany to offer this comprehensive range of diagnostic and analytical services at a single location.

While modern curative medicine primarily concentrates on diagnosing and treating existing diseases, preventive medicine focuses on maintaining and improving physical and mental health. This includes recommendations for a healthy lifestyle, check-ups for the early detection of diseases as well as measures to improve health in the case of existing diseases.

As part of our preventive medical services, we offer the following special examinations:

  1. Foot pressure and gait analysis
  2. Leg axis measurement
  3. Posture diagnostics
  4. Neuromuscular analysis

By offering these comprehensive measures, we want to help preserve your health and proactively counteract disease. At Sporthopaedic Hamburg, we focus on prevention to help you lead a healthy and active life.

Based on this concept, we also offer genuine prehabilitation.

If an operation is unavoidable and a new joint has to be implanted, then we prepare our patients for this operation exactly at the time of the operation, just like a top athlete for competition.


  • Even before the operation, the psychological strain is reduced.
  • Training improves the cardiovascular situation and thus considerably reduces the risks associated with anaesthesia.
  • The joint situation, mobility and shortening of the muscle/tendon apparatus are improved, which technically facilitates the operation for the surgeon.
  • The muscle development achieved considerably accelerates rehabilitation after the operation.