Your Orthopedic Specialists in Potsdam

For more than 20 years we have been surgeons and orthopedics for our patients in Potsdam. Many years of experience and the wide-ranged training of each of us offers you an optimal spectrum of treatment.

Although every colleague has a specialty, we are all able to cover the entire spectrum of orthopedic and trauma surgery. A major advantage of this situation is that usually two colleagues do their consultations in parallel and so we try to find a solution together in difficult cases.

In addition to the small surgical procedures in local anaesthesia that take place daily during our lunch time, we can perform slightly larger surgical procedures that include a general anesthesia. These operations are made on thursdays in our own operating area accompanied by an experienced anesthesiologist.

However, not all operations can be done in our location. To lead through joint arthroscopies or fracture supplies special equipment is needed that is only in stock in clinics. For this reason we have a cooperation with the Klinik Schöneberg, Berlin. There all bigger surgical treatments take place under stationary conditions. The necessary preparations are carried out within our consultation hours and in cooperation with your local doctors.

Spinal surgery and endoprothetic procedures are performed by Dr. Markart and PD Dr. Muschik at Charité-Campus Benjamin Franklin in Berlin-Steglitz. Both colleagues worked there for a long time as senior doctors.

Charité is one of the largest university hospitals in Europe. All of our clinical care, research and teaching is delivered by physicians and researchers of the highest international standard. Charité proudly lays claim to more than half of all German Nobel Prize winners in Physiology or Medicine, including Emil von Behring, Robert Koch, and Paul Ehrlich. Charité is internationally renowned for its excellence in teaching and training. Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin represents a single medical faculty, which serves both Humboldt Universität zu Berlin and Freie Universität in Berlin. Charité extends over four campuses and has close to 100 different Departments and Institutes, which make up a total of 17 different CharitéCenters. In 2010, the Charité had a 300-year history.

History of the Campus Benjamin Franklin

The division of Germany (and Berlin) into four occupational zones at the end of the Second World War resulted in Berlin’s former university (Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität) being confined to the former Soviet sector, thus leaving the Western sector without a university. This situation was remedied when „Freie Universität Berlin“(literally meaning Free University Berlin) was founded in 1948.

As the new university’s medical faculty was initially based across various municipal hospitals, the decision was taken in 1958 to build a large new hospital complex. Construction work for Steglitz Hospital („Klinikum Steglitz“) began in 1959, and lasted until 1969. The U.S. contributed approximately one fifth of the total cost of the build, a gesture seen as “evidence of the United States’ interest in securing the future of Berlin”. As the first major hospital complex in Europe, the new building managed to combine all institutes, departments, and lecture theaters under one roof.

Over time, spatial constraints forced the relocation of various different institutes, which found new homes in both old and new buildings nearby. In 1994, the hospital was re-named the Benjamin Franklin University Hospital (UKBF) in recognition of the support received from the United States. At the time, the hospital was home to 36 research departments, and offered approximately 1,200 beds. In 2003, UKBF merged with Charité.

The operating area on the campus was completely renovated in 2017/2018 and it is now one of the most modern in Germany.