About Dr. Helge Schmitz

Designation: Consultant orthopedist and orthopedic surgeon

Department: Orthopedics

Dr. Helge Schmitz is a renowned German orthopedist and orthopedic surgeon. He was educated and trained at the university hospitals in Wuerzburg and Duesseldorf / Germany, in the field of orthopedics and orthopedic surgery. During this time he specialized in surgery of the knee and shoulder including joint replacements, revisions, and arthroscopic surgery. In 2006, he set up his practice in Freiburg, Germany.

Dr. Schmitz is focused on arthroscopic surgery, as developments in this field have led to increasing possibilities in treating patients using minimally invasive techniques. He is a renowned expert in arthroscopic knee surgery and is broadly considered the best orthopedic surgeon in the full range of reconstructive arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder.

Apart from his surgical expertise, he was trained in the entire field of orthopedic diagnostics and conservative orthopedic treatment, including injection techniques of the joints and spine, manual medicine, and chirotherapy. he developed a special interest in extracorporeal shockwave therapy. 

Dr. Helge Schmitz has been giving numerous workshops and lectures during the last years, both nationally and internationally. he became interested in working in Dubai after giving a course on Shockwave Therapy of the musculoskeletal system during the Arab Health 2019 and joined Doctor Reuter Medical Centers in 2021. Dr. Schmitz is a renowned global expert in medical-grade Shockwave treatments.

Dr. Helge Schmitz specializes in the following areas:

Manual medicine / Chirotherapy
Functional problems are assessed, especially concerning the spine, which may lead to back problems or even problems of the complete leg or arm. the goal is to shift segmental dysfunctions of the spine potentially being an underlying causative factor for shoulder pain and pain of the upper and lower limb. a treatment plan is developed based on the symptoms, physical examination and results of possible imaging.

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy
A non-invasive treatment that involves the delivery of shock waves to fight inflammation and eliminate the pain and tenderness and is apt to increase metabolism and thus induce healing in several causes for disease.

Arthroscopic Surgery
Using the most modern surgical techniques we can confirm our diagnoses made during the consultation beforehand and treat disorders inside the joint. it is done by “keyhole surgery” and can mostly be performed on an outpatient basis. it allows the surgeon to look inside your joint and enables to address and repair a majority of the articular disorders without making a large incision.

Injections are used to address inflammatory conditions, degenerative changes or can also be applied as a tool for differential diagnostics.