About DSD

At DSD, we use one of the most technologically advanced whole-body magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners available to diagnose any section of the spinal column and joints in the musculoskeletal system. The open design of the machine is perfect for offering patients precise pain management without the use of radiation.

An open MRI also ensures stress-free medical examinations for children and patients with claustrophobia. The costs of a scan are reimbursed by private insurers and trade associations in Germany, and may also be reimbursed by public health insurers on a case-by-case basis.

Welcome to our practice – where we always put your health first.

Professor Jürgen Fischer, DSD
Das Team des Deutschen Schmerzzentrum Darmstadt, Drs. Fischer, Dehos und Saltzer
Professor Jürgen Fischer,
Dr Marc Dehos,
Dr Thomas Saltzer

Consultant orthopaedic and trauma surgeons
Darmstadt Orthopaedic Centre (OZD)

www.orthopaedisches-zentrum.eu

AIRIS Vento

We offer open MRI, which has the benefit of preventing claustrophobia!

Offenes MRT im DSD

DSD medical team

Professor Jürgen Fischer

Born 26 December 1958 in Birkenau, Germany

Professor Jürgen Fischer
Orthopaedic surgeons
in Darmstadt on jameda

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Portrait Prof. hos. Dr. med Jürgen Fischer
Curriculum vitae

Studied medicine at Heidelberg University

11/1983

Licence to practice and completion of doctoral studies
Internships in the Dept. of Emergency Surgery at the Mannheim University Medical Centre, the Orthopaedic Dept. II at Rummelsberger Anstalten (Schwarzenbruck) and the State Orthopaedic Hospital, Wiesbaden

12/1989

Consultant orthopaedic surgeon

10/1993

Formation of Darmstadt Orthopaedic Centre with Dr Andreas Sachs

08/1996

Consultant for physical therapy and convalescent medicine

since
06/1997

Director of the Dept. of Convalescent Care, Antoniushaus, Hochheim am Main

10/2009

Consultant orthopaedic and trauma surgeon

04/2010

Appointment as professor

Additional qualifications in
  • Children’s orthopaedics
  • Chiropractic
  • Sports medicine
  • Acupuncture
  • Physical therapy
  • Postoperative care
  • Specialised elective orthopaedic surgery
  • Specialised pain management
  • Specialist MRI diagnostics
  • Specialist X-ray diagnostics
Main areas of interest
  • Pain management
  • Intervertebral disc disorders
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Infant orthopaedics
  • KISS (“kinematic imbalances due to suboccipital strain”) children
  • Scoliosis
  • Headaches

Dr Marc Dehos

Born 28 April 1972 in Darmstadt, Germany

Portrait Dr. med. Marc Dehos
Curriculum vitae

Studied medicine at Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main

05/1999

Third State Medical Examination

12/2000

Completion of doctoral studies

Internships at the Orthopaedic University Medical Centre in Frankfurt, the Trauma Unit at Darmstadt Hospital and the Orthopaedic Unit at the Brüderkrankenhaus in Paderborn

03/2006

Consultant orthopaedic surgeon

since
07/2006

Practice partner at Darmstadt Orthopaedic Centre (OZD)

Additional qualifications in
  • Children’s orthopaedics
  • Chiropractic
  • Sports medicine
  • Acupuncture
  • Medical Quality Management
  • Specialist X-ray diagnostics
Main areas of interest
  • Sports orthopaedics
  • Treatment of children and adolescents
  • Osteoarthritis early diagnosis and prevention

Dr Thomas Saltzer

Born 2 Juli 1974 in Lampertheim, Germany

Portrait Dr. med. Thomas Saltzer
Curriculum vitae

Studied medicine at Heidelberg University

05/2002

Third State Medical Examination

05/2002

Completion of doctoral studies

Internships in the Dept. of General, Vascular and Abdominal Surgery at Darmstadt Hospital and in the Orthopaedics Unit and Trauma, Hand and Restorative Surgery Unit at the Saarland University Medical Centre, Homburg

08/2008

Consultant orthopaedic and trauma surgeon

since
10/2009

Practice partner at Darmstadt Orthopaedic Centre (OZD)

from 2016 to 2018

Team physician for the Darmstadt 1898 sports club

Additional qualifications in
  • Children’s orthopaedics
  • Chiropractic
  • Sports medicine
  • Acupuncture
  • Specialist X-ray diagnostics
Main areas of interest
  • Treatment of hip and knee disorders
  • Trigger point acupuncture
  • Medical diagnostics for golfers
  • Holistic treatment model with sensorimotor inserts
  • Kinesiology taping
  • FDM Typaldas osteopathy
  • Treatment of children and adolescents

Visit the website OZD Darmstadt Orthopaedic Centre (OZD)


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Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

1. What does ‘MRI’ mean?

Answer: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) uses high-frequency radio waves and a magnetic field to generate three-dimensional cross-sections of tissues and organs along and across the human body. Prescribing an MRI scan is now an established part of the standard medical diagnostic toolbox. An MRI is safe, involves no painful procedures and does not expose you to X-ray radiation. During an MRI scan, high-frequency radio waves are directed at the patient’s body in the presence of a strong magnetic field. Since water makes up a large part of the human body, this water ‘reflects’ the radio waves. This generates signals that a computer then uses to create a medical scan image. Typically, an MRI scan is made up of two to six different parts, called ‘sequences’. Each sequence takes approximately five minutes to complete. A sequence creates a cross-section of your body in one particular direction (a ‘plane’ of the body).

2. Why do we need to do an MRI scan

Answer: MRI uses high-frequency radio waves and a magnetic field to generate three-dimensional cross-sections of tissues and organs along and across the human body. Prescribing an MRI scan is now an established part of the standard medical diagnostic toolbox. An MRI is safe, involves no painful procedures and does not expose you to X-ray radiation. During an MRI scan, high-frequency radio waves are directed at the patient’s body in the presence of a strong magnetic field. Since water makes up a large part of the human body, this water ‘reflects’ the radio waves. This generates signals that a computer then uses to put together a medical scan image. Typically, an MRI scan is made up of two to six different parts – called ‘sequences’ – which each take around five minutes to complete. Each sequence creates a cross-section of your body in one particular direction (a ‘plane’ of the body).

3. What is the difference between an MRI and an X-ray?

Answer: An MRI scan does not use any radiation at all. Instead, the pictures are generated by a strong magnetic field and radio waves. This means an MRI is a safe and harmless type of diagnostic tool.

4. What is the difference between open and closed MRI scanners?

Answer: There are two kinds of MRI machines: conventional MRI scanners consist of a closed tube or ‘tunnel’, into which the patient is moved during the scan. However, open MRI machines, which are more comfortable for the patient, are now available. Patients feel less ‘closed in’ and therefore more at ease, because the MRI is open at the sides. Open MRI scanners offer the best of both worlds in terms of patient comfort and image quality.

5. Are allergies relevant for an MRI?

Answer: In some cases, patients need to be given a contrast agent. For this reason, please ask your radiologist before the scan if you have allergies or sensitivities to certain drugs. However, please note that the contrast agent used for MRI scans very rarely causes any allergic reactions. If you have any concerns, please talk to your general practitioner.

6. Will my health insurer reimburse the costs of a scan?

Answer: This depends on your health insurer and also the MRI centre where you have the scan done.