Conservative therapy

Dr. med. Thomas Ambacher
Dr. med. Thomas Ambacher


Dr. med. Thomas Ambacher | Stuttgart
EMG, Infiltration Therapy, Differential Indications OP-Conservative, Psychosomatics


Prof. Dr. med. Nael Hawi | Braunschweig
Humeral head fractures, indications, methodology, results of conservative therapy

Dr. med. Tim Leschinger | Cologne
Conservative therapy at the elbow, epicondylitis radialis, ligament ruptures

Philipp Piroth, M.Sc. | Cologne
Special physiotherapy OBEX, EMG diagnostics and therapy, functional chain diagnostics and therapy

Prof. Dr. med. Christoph Schmitz | Munich
Scientific basics of conservative methods, study results, future studies

Peter Stiller | Augsburg
Conservative methods in practice (ESWT, MBST, cryo, laser, autologous blood, bioadaptive impulse therapy, nutrition/supplements)


To address the comprehensive treatment of shoulder and elbow joint injuries and diseases, the CONSERVATIVE THERAPY committee was established. The working group is to be gradually expanded to up to 10 members in order to be able to competently cover all essential aspects and sub-areas of conservative therapy

A large proportion of patients with shoulder and elbow complaints are not treated in clinics but in increasingly specialized medical centers. In particular, wear-related disorders with chronic painful courses are the domain of non-operative treatment. At our previous meetings the focus was on surgical measures, conservative therapy was rather underrepresented.

The aim of the CONSERVATIVE THERAPY Commission is to present the entire range of conservative methods on a scientifically sound basis with the development of recommendations and guidelines. The commission focuses on the following goals and contents

- Scientific data and study situation, scientific bases for various conservative therapy measures including local and systemic drug therapy

- Elaboration of indications to different conservative treatments, treatment regimens

- Development of recommendations and guidelines for systematic conservative therapy for typical shoulder and elbow disorders

- Indication of conservative and operative therapy with special consideration of patient-specific factors

- Presentation of the treatment of functional chains

- User videos to guide injection treatments, shock wave therapy, EMG diagnostics and therapy

- Presentation and elaboration of significant psychosocial, hormonal, immunological and psychosomatic factors

- Importance and techniques of patient-centered interviewing

- Clinical studies and basic research on conservative therapy

In the course of the next months, we will increasingly post content and offers for courses and workshops on the DVSE homepage and expand the working group. Everybody interested in the topic is invited to participate.

Best regards from Stuttgart

Thomas Ambacher

Thomas Ambacher, MD
ATOS Clinic Stuttgart
Hohenheimer Str. 91 | 70184 Stuttgart
Phone: +49 711 6662932

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