Spine Specialist Munich – Dr Oliver Oetke
- Herniated disc (cervical & lumbar spine)
- Vertebral joint arthrosis (facet arthrosis)
- Spinal stenosis (spinal canal stenosis)
- Spondylolisthesis (spondylolisthesis)
- Vertebral body fractures
- General orthopedics (shoulder pain, knee pain, hip pain)
Range of Diagnostic Services
- 4D spine measurement
- Ultrasound (sonography)
- MRI and CT (external)
Range of Therapeutic Services
Conservative Spine Therapy
- Special spine therapy (targeted injections)
- Radiofrequency therapy (denervation of the spine)
- Hyaluronic acid therapy of the vertebral joints
- Molecular orthopedics (autologous blood plasma, PRP)
- Shock wave treatment
Surgical Spine Therapy
- Laser treatment of the intervertebral disc (PLDD)
- Microscopic widening of the spinal canal (decompression)
- Microscopic disc surgery
- Intervertebral disc endoprosthetics
- Vertebral body cement augmentation (kyphoplasty)
- Dynamic stabilization of the spine
- Rigid stabilization of the spine (spinal fusion)
- Shoulder pain
- Elbow pain
- Hip pain
- Knee pain
About Dr Oliver Oetke – Spine Specialist in Munich
Dr Oliver Oetke is a specialist in the conservative and surgical treatment of back and spinal disorders and the medical director of the ORTHOSPINUM in Munich. Dr Oetke is an experienced specialist in orthopedics and trauma surgery, holds the MASTER’S certificate of the German Spine Society (DWG), and has specialized in the treatment of spinal disorders for more than 20 years. In addition to his conservative focus, his range of services also includes all surgical procedures on the spine, which are only used as a last option.
At the ORTHOSPINUM Munich, Dr Oetke diagnoses and treats spinal diseases and degenerative disorders of the large joints and sports injuries using a conservative approach. By exhausting all conservative therapy options, adults of all ages with complaints of the shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, and ankle are in the best hands with Dr Oetke.
Orthopedic Practice with a Spine Focus in Munich
The unique feature of the ORTHOSPINUM is that this orthopedic facility offers all valid conservative and surgical therapy procedures for the spine. This allows Dr Oetke's philosophy to be optimally implemented. Only through all therapeutic approaches can a treatment strategy be developed that is individually tailored to the patient. Dr Oetke follows a clear guiding principle: surgical therapy should always be considered the last option.
Statutory and privately insured patients of all ages with spinal complaints are in the best hands with Dr Oetke.
Conservative Spine Therapy
In the course of his clinical training, Dr Oliver Oetke has recognized that many patients would like to avoid surgery, especially on the spine. In many cases, such behavior is not only expected but also advisable because the surgical intervention is not always the best decision. Often conservative concepts in combination with alternative medical offers activate the body's self-healing competencies and lead to remarkable results, whose success rates are inferior to surgical interventions.
Competent Help Through Precisely Targeted Injections
In particular, targeted injections with anti-inflammatory and muscle-relaxing drugs to the diseased structures of the spine can eliminate the typical complaints and relieve the associated painful tensions and malpositions.
The drugs are continuously injected into the affected vertebral structures under imaging control. This ensures maximum patient safety and guarantees quality to optimize the effectiveness of this procedure. In particular, the application of hyaluronic acid to the small vertebral joints (facet joints) in cases of osteoarthritis has proven effective due to the drug's water-binding properties, which acts as a lubricant between degenerated cartilage on the joint surfaces. This slows down the progression of cartilage damage and provides pain relief.
Herniated discs and other causes, such as spinal stenosis or spondylolisthesis, can cause painful distress to nerve structures. Targeted injections of decongestant preparations (blood plasma, PRP) along these nerve tracts (PRT, epidural injection) lead in many cases to a reduction of the inflammation within a very short time and provide a significant calming of the symptoms.
Experienced Specialist for Spinal Surgery
If surgical intervention is recommended due to a severe finding or resistance to therapy, it is possible to have a surgery carried out by Dr Oetke. However, an inpatient stay is advisable to plan a surgery optimally and ensure a successful result. For this purpose, Dr Oetke cooperates as an attending physician with two Munich hospitals using their existing infrastructure but continues to be responsible as the treating physician. In this way, his patients benefit from an inpatient surgery without having to change doctors.
Expert for Second Opinion Spine in Bavaria
In addition to the targeted injection procedures described above, numerous alternatives to surgery have become established. Especially in the case of a herniated disc or spinal stenosis, surgery is often avoidable. As an experienced spine surgeon and conservative orthopedist, Dr Oliver Oetke has the appropriate expertise from both disciplines to expertly assess the need for surgical intervention in such a diagnosis and, if necessary, to point out sensible alternatives.
The treatment of degenerative joint complaints, inflammation of tendon attachments to the bone, and fresh muscle injuries are also part of the general orthopedic treatment spectrum at the ORTHOSPINUM.
In particular, targeted injections with hyaluronic acid and autologous blood plasma (PRP) are frequently used if the prognosis is good.
Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) also shows considerable success using high-energy vibrations. In this procedure, a stimulation device is placed on the skin and causes energy to be transferred to deeper body layers using sound-wave-like vibrations. Painful clinical pictures such as impingement or constriction syndrome in the shoulder and calcium deposits in the tendons of the shoulder muscles can be successfully treated with this method.
Acupuncture as alternative pain therapy is used primarily for painful muscle tension in the spine. By harmonizing the flow of energy and blood, the muscles relax and provide a better sense of well-being for the patient.
|11/1990 – 07/1993||Preclinical Studies at the Technical University of Munich|
|08/1993||Physikum (Midterm Exam in Medical Studies) at the Technical University of Munich|
|11/1993 – 07/1994||Clinical Studies at the Technical University of Munich|
|07/1994||1st Clinical State Exam at the Technical University of Munich|
|05/1995 – 03/1998||Clinical Studies at the University of Hamburg|
|03/1998||2nd Clinical State Exam at the University of Hamburg|
|04/1998 – 03/1999||Practical Year at the Teaching Hospital Bad Mergentheim of the University of Heidelberg in the Subjects Internal Medicine, Surgery, and Orthopedics|
|10 May 1999||3rd Clinical State Exam at the University of Heidelberg and Completion of Studies|
|12/2000 – 05/2002||Physician in Internship at the BG Unfallklinik Murnau|
|06/2002 – 05/2006||Assistant Physician at the BG Unfallklinik Murnau under the Direction of Prof. Dr. V. Bühren in Training to Become a Specialist in Trauma Surgery and Orthopedics|
|06/2006 – 05/2007||Assistant Physician at the Schulthess Clinic Zurich (CH), Department of Spine Surgery under the Direction of Prof. Dr. D. Grob, Dr. D. Jeszenszky, and PD. Dr. F. Porchet|
|07/2007 – 09/2008||Assistant Physician at the Auguste Viktoria Clinic Bad Oeynhausen (G), Department of Spine Surgery under the Direction of Dr. M. Vahldiek (Medical Director)|
|10/2008 – 11/2009||Acting Senior Physician at the Auguste Viktoria Clinic Bad Oeynhausen (Germany), Department of Spine Surgery|
|12/2009 – 08/2010||Senior Physician at the Auguste Viktoria Clinic Bad Oeynhausen, Department of Spine Surgery|
|09/2010 – 05/2012||Senior Physician at the Schön Klinik München-Harlaching (G), WS-Center, under the Direction of Prof. Dr. H. M. Mayer|
|06/2012 – 12/2014||Employed Physician - Surgeon Spine Surgery - at MVZ Praxisklinik Dr. Schneiderhan & Kollegen in Taufkirchen, Germany|
|01/2015 – 04/2017||Employed Physician in the OrthoCenter Professor Lill in Munich|
|05/2017||Founded ORTHOSPINUM - Practice for Orthopedics and Seine Therapy - in Munich: Owner and Medical Director|
Outcomes after Thoracoscopic Ventral Stabilization of Traumatic Type A Fractures in the Transitional Region of the Thoracolumbar Spine with Special Consideration of Postoperative Loss of Correction
|08/2005||Specialist Qualifications in Emergency Medical Services Issued by the Bavarian Medical Association in Munich (G)|
|09/2007||Recognition as a Specialist in Orthopedics and Trauma Surgery Issued by the Bavarian Medical Association in Munich (G)|
|03/2014||Additional Qualification in Skeletal Radiology Issued by the Bavarian Medical Association in Munich (G)|
|10/2014||Certificate " MASTERS" of the German Spine Society (DWG)|
|München Main Station||2 km|
|München Airport||37 km|
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Dr Oliver Oetke
Practice for Orthopedics and Spine Therapy
Sendlinger Str. 13, D-80331 München
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|Mon + Thu||9:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Tue||8:00 AM – 4:30 PM|
|Mi + Fr||8:00 AM – 1:00 PM|
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