The objective of the Prevention [Prävention] Section is the prevention of injuries, diseases and their consequences within the field of orthopaedics and trauma surgery. It is our task to expand this knowledge both in theoretical and practical terms, and derive useful measures from this, whilst taking into account traumatological and orthopaedic aspects, as well as the knowledge derived from projects in the area of trauma research. Examples of successful prevention, owing its success to being practised across the health system, can be seen in tumour care and back pain programmes.
Our work in the prevention of injuries is based on three fundamental convictions:
- Prevention can promote health and improve quality of life.
- Prevention can reduce costs and increase benefits.
- Prevention requires a measurable effect.