Orthopedic Clinic Volmarstein

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Clinic building (2007)

The Orthopedic Clinic Volmarstein is a specialist orthopedic clinic of the Evangelical Foundation Volmarstein (ESV) in the Volmarstein district of the city of Wetter (Ruhr) . As a specialist clinic with 135 beds, it is a regional care center for orthopedics and endoprosthetics .


The origins of the clinic lie in the Volmarstein Evangelical Foundation, founded in 1904 . After the foundation had been active in the field of general and orthopedic medicine for the region from the very beginning, and had developed into a center in the 1920s, it was decided to build a new clinic. On June 26, 1931, the house was inaugurated as an independent clinic under the name "Klinik am Hensberg" with 150 beds.

During the Second World War , the house was converted into a reserve hospital. Since then, the clinic has also been officially recognized as an accident hospital . After the end of the war, health care initially continued to focus on those injured in the war. Another focus was the treatment of bone and joint tuberculosis . Joint prostheses have been implanted in the clinic since 1946 . A second clinic building was opened on April 20, 1952. Since the 1960s, the clinic has played a key role in the development of orthopedic support and the pedagogical and professional integration of children and adolescents suffering from dysmelia ( thalidomide- damaged) in collaboration with other institutions of the foundation .

In 1991 the clinic became the University Clinic of the University of Witten / Herdecke .

Professional orientation

The main areas of treatment at the clinic today are:

  • Shoulder surgery and arthroscopy
  • Primary knee and hip arthroplasty
  • Foot and ankle surgery
  • Plastic and aesthetic surgery, hand surgery
  • Pediatric orthopedics and neuro-orthopedics
  • Tumor orthopedics and revision endoprosthetics
  • Spinal surgery
  • Anesthesia, intensive care medicine and pain therapy
  • Transit doctor

The portion of the rheumatic orthopedics forms since 2007 with the Department of Rheumatology of the Evangelical Hospital Hagen hasp and since 2008 also with specialists in private practice, the Arthritis Center of South Westphalia .

See also


  • Veronika Müller: 75 years of Orthopädische Anstalten Volmarstein: experiences, experiences, knowledge; Festschrift for the 75th anniversary. Orthopedic Institutions, Volmarstein 1979

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Walburga Friday: Contergan: a genealogical study of the connection between scientific discourses and biographical experiences , Waxmann-Verlag, Münster u. a. 2005 (= Internationale Hochschulschriften, 444; ISBN 3-8309-1503-9 ), p. 62, p. 147ff.