Dr.GLEITZ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EDUCATION AND CAREER

 

Medical Training

1982-1988  Studies at the Medical University Homburg / Saar  [summa cum laude]

1988-1990  Orthopaedic Surgery at the Orthopaedic University Hospital Homburg / Saar

(Ordinarius Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h.c. H. Mittelmeier)

1991  General Surgery at the St. Franziskus Hospital Saarburg
(Chefarzt Dr. med. P. Gerometta)

1992-1996  Orthopaedic Surgery at the Orthopaedic University Hospital Homburg/Saar

(Ordinarius Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h.c. H. Mittelmeier)

 

1991 Doctorate of Medicine (Dr.med.) at the University of Saarland  [magna cum laude]

1994 Graduation as Orthopaedic Surgeon

 

1989-1994 Additional specialisation in

-        Sports Medicine

-        Physical Therapy

-        Chirotherapy

-        Naturopathy

awarded by the Saarland Medical Association

 

Practice
1996 - present   Orthopaedic Practice in Luxembourg City
 - covered by the National Health Insurance of Luxembourg (CNS) and Private Insurances -

 

 

PERSONAL SKILLS AND COMPETENCES

 

Conservative (non-surgical) treatment of acute and chronic diseases of the musculoskeletal system, particularly myofascial pain, arthritis and tendinopathies

 

Ultrasound diagnostic of tendon pathologies (Grey scale ultrasound and Power-Doppler)

 

Functional electromyography

 

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy  (ESWT)

 

Intraarticular injections of all major joints (knee, hip, shoulder, ankle), especially with hyaluronic acid products (OSTENIL etc.)

 

Ultrasound-guided (Power-Doppler) injections of inflammatory processes of tendons

 

Radio-Frequency treatment of tendon pathologies:

  • Radial epicondylitis
  • Plantar fasciitis ("heel spur")
  • Achilles and patella tendinosis

 

 

EXTRACORPOREAL SHOCK WAVE THERAPY  (ESWT)

 

Since the year 2000 use of radial and focused shock wave devices to treat muscular pain and tendinopathies.
 

Development of empirical muscle treatment regimens using different shock wave devices from several manufacturers, based on known trigger point theories.
 

Since 2003 lectures about this subject at annual conferences on orthopaedics and trauma surgery:

VSO/VSOU (Association of Southern German Orthopaedists and Trauma Surgeons, Baden-Baden)

and
DKO/DKOU (
German Congress for Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery, Berlin).

 

2003-2015 director of advanced medical training courses for doctors in the use of muscular shockwave treatment at the annual conferences of VSO/VSOU (Association of Southern German Orthopaedists and Trauma Surgeons) and DGO/DGOU (German Society for Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery).

 

2007-2015 director of continuing education courses for shockwaves by

DIGEST e.V. (Deutschsprachige Internationale Gesellschaft für Stoßwellentherapie)

and

ISMST (International Society for Medical Shockwave Treatment)

 

2008-2015 co-author of the ESWT Consensus Statement (Treatment Guidelines) of DIGEST and ISMST

 

 

 

ACTIVITIES IN MEDICAL SHOCKWAVE SOCIETIES

 

2012-2013  President of the DIGEST e.V. - Deutschsprachige Internationale Gesellschaft für Stoßwellentherapie

 

2012-2015  General Secretary of the ISMST - International Society of Medical Shockwave Treatment

 

Since 2015  Member of the Advisory Board of the ISMST

 

Since 2016 Senator of the DIGEST

 

 

 

PRESENTATIONS  (related to ESWT, first authorship)

 

Shockwaves for the treatment of myofascial pain in orthopaedics: A new treatment option

[Stoßwellen zur Behandlung myofaszialer Schmerzen in der Orthopädie: Eine neue Therapiemöglichkeit]

51st Annual Meeting of the Association of Southern German Orthopaedists (VSO e.V.)

Baden-Baden / Germany, 2003

Gleitz M.

 

Introduction to the diagnosis and therapy of myofascial trigger points using extracorporeal shockwaves

[Einführung in Diagnostik und Therapie myofaszialer Triggerpunkte mit extrakorporalen Stoßwellen]

52nd Annual Meeting of the Association of Southern German Orthopaedists (VSO e.V.)

Baden-Baden / Germany, 2004

Gleitz M.

 

Gluteal trigger points as a common source of pseudo sciatic pain and their therapy with radial shockwaves

8th International Congress of the International Society for Musculoskeletal Shockwave Therapy (ISMST) Vienna / Austria, 2005

Gleitz M.

 

Therapy with focused shockwaves at “trigger points”

[Thérapie par application d’ondes de choc extracorporelles focalisées sur le “trigger point”]

1st German-French Symposium for Shock Wave Therapy

Wissembourg / France, 2006

Gleitz M.

 

Trigger point shockwave therapy: Update 2006

[Triggerpunkt-Stoßwellentherapie: Update 2006]

German Congress for Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery (DKO)

Berlin / Germany, 2006

Continuing education course for shockwaves by DIGEST e.V. (Deutschsprachige Internationale Gesellschaft für Extrakorporale Stoßwellentherapie)

Gleitz M.

 

Treatment results for combined radial and focused shockwave therapy for chronic cervical spine pain

[Behandlungsergebnisse der kombinierten radialen und fokussierten Stoßwellentherapie bei chronischer Cervicalgie]

55th Annual Meeting of the Association of Southern German Orthopaedists (VSO e.V.)

Baden-Baden / Germany, 2007

Gleitz M.

 

Diagnostic value of focused shockwaves for pseudoradicular low back pain

[Diagnostischer Wert der fokussierten Stoßwellen bei der pseudoradikulären Lumboischialgie]

55th Annual Meeting of the Association of Southern German Orthopaedists (VSO e.V.)

Baden-Baden / Germany, 2007

Gleitz M.

 

Results of the combined treatment with radial and focused shockwaves in patients with chronic cervical pain

10th International Congress of the International Society for Musculoskeletal Shockwave Therapy (ISMST)

Toronto / Canada, 2007

Gleitz M.

 

Trigger point shockwave therapy: Update 2007

[Triggerpunkt-Stoßwellentherapie: Update 2007]

German Congress for Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery (DKO)

Berlin / Germany, 2007

Continuing education course for shockwaves by DIGEST e.V. (Deutschsprachige Internationale Gesellschaft für Extrakorporale Stoßwellentherapie)

Gleitz M.

 

The advantage of planar (defocused) shockwaves over classical focused shock waves for pseudoradicular low back pain

[Vorteile der planaren (defokussierten) Stoßwelle gegenüber der klassischen fokussierten Stoßwelle bei der pseudoradikulären Lumboischialgie]

56th Annual Meeting of the Association of Southern German Orthopaedists (VSO e.V.)

Baden-Baden / Germany, 2008

Gleitz M.

 

Trigger point shockwave therapy: An Overview

11th International Congress of the International Society for Medical Shockwave Treatment (ISMST) Antibes / France, 2008

Gleitz M.

 

Age-dependency of cervical range of motion increases with treatment of myofascial trigger points using extracorporeal shockwaves

[Altersabhängigkeit der Bewegungssteigerung der HWS durch Behandlung myofaszialer Triggerpunkte mit extrakorporalen Stoßwellen]

52nd Annual Meeting of the Association of Southern German Orthopaedists (VSO e.V.)

Baden-Baden / Germany, 2004

Gleitz M.

 

Improvement of calf muscle elasticity using extracorporeal shockwaves with chronic achillodynia

[Verbesserung der Wadenmuskel-Dehnfähigkeit mittels Extrakorporaler Stoßwellen bei chronischen Achillodynien]

52nd Annual Meeting of the Association of Southern German Orthopaedists (VSO e.V.)

Baden-Baden / Germany, 2004

Gleitz M.

 

The importance of the flexor chain for the results of treating chronic plantar fasciitis with pressure waves

[Die Bedeutung der Flexorenkette für die Behandlungsergebnisse der chronischen Plantarfasziitis mit Stoßwellen]

Symposium on tendon problems held at the Orthopaedic University Clinic of Mainz (Prof. Dr. J.D. Rompe)

Mainz / Germany, 2005

Gleitz M.

 

Improvement of calf muscle elasticity using extracorporeal shockwaves with chronic achillodynia

[Verbesserung der Wadenmuskeldehnfähigkeit mittels extrakorporaler Stoßwellen bei chronischen Achillodynien

16th International Bad Closterlausnitz Symposium

Bad Closterlausnitz / Germany, 2005

Gleitz M.

 

The importance of trigger point pressure wave therapy in the treatment of pseudoradicular cervicobrachialgia

[Die Bedeutung der Trigger-Stoßwellentherapie in der Behandlung pseudoradikulärer Cervicobrachialgien]

53rd Annual meeting of the Association of Southern German Orthopaedists (VSO e.V.)

Baden-Baden / Germany, 2005

Gleitz M.

 

Limits of trigger point pressure wave therapy in pseudoradicular lumboischialgia

[Grenzen der Trigger-Stoßwellentherapie bei der pseudoradikulären Lumboischialgie]

53rd Annual meeting of the Association of Southern German Orthopaedists (VSO e.V.)

Baden-Baden / Germany, 2005

Gleitz M.

 

ESWT in myofascial pain syndromes: Update 2008

[Stoßwellentherapie bei myofaszialen Schmerzen: Update 2008]

German Congress for Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery (DKOU)

Berlin / Germany, 2008

Continuing education course for shockwaves by DIGEST e.V. (Deutschsprachige Internationale Gesellschaft für Extrakorporale Stoßwellentherapie)

Gleitz M.

 

ESWT on skeletal muscles

[ESWT an der Skelettmuskulatur]

German Congress for Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery (DKOU)

Berlin / Germany, 2009

Continuing education course for shockwaves by DIGEST e.V. (Deutschsprachige Internationale Gesellschaft für Extrakorporale Stoßwellentherapie)

Gleitz M.

 

ESWT on muscles: Theory of trigger point treatment

[ESWT an der Muskulatur: Theoretische Grundlagen in der Triggerpunkt-Behandlung]

Seminar of the Shockwave work group of the Austrian Society for Orthopaedics and Orthopaedic Surgery (ÖGO)

Vienna / Austria, 2009

Gleitz M.

 

Shockwave therapy and diagnostic ultrasound: An experience report

[Stoßwellentherapie und Ultraschalldiagnostik: Ein Erfahrungsbericht]

58th Annual Meeting of the Association of Southern German Orthopaedists (VSO e.V.), Baden-Baden, 2010

Gleitz M.

 

ESWT in myofascial pain syndromes: Update 2010

[ESWT bei myofaszialen Schmerzsyndromen: Update 2010]

German Congress for Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery (DKOU)

Berlin / Germany, 2010

Continuing education course for shockwaves by DIGEST e.V. (Deutschsprachige Internationale Gesellschaft für Extrakorporale Stoßwellentherapie)

Gleitz M.

 

Myofascial Pain Syndrome – Diagnostic ultrasound and shockwave therapy

1st Interdisciplinary combined focused, planar and radial shock wave conference “Shockwave Frankfurt”, Institute for Sports Medicine Frankfurt/Main e. V. (Prof. Dr. H. Lohrer),

Frankfurt / Germany, 2011

Gleitz M.

 

ESWT in myofascial pain syndromes: Update 2011

[ESWT bei myofaszialen Schmerzsyndromen: Update 2011]

German Congress for Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery (DKOU)

Berlin / Germany, 2011

Continuing education course for shockwaves by DIGEST e.V. (Deutschsprachige Internationale Gesellschaft für Extrakorporale Stoßwellentherapie)

Gleitz M.

 

Hypotheses about physiology and pathophysiology as a rationale for ESWT

[Hypothesen über Physiologie und Pathophysiologie als Rationale für ESWT]

DIGEST-Meeting 2012 in cooperation with the Shockwave work group of the Austrian Society for Orthopaedics and Orthopaedic Surgery (ÖGO)

Linz / Austria, 2012

Gleitz M.

 

The role of shockwave medicine in pain control (Keynote Lecture)

15th International Congress of the International Society for Medical Shockwave Treatment (ISMST) Cartagena / Colombia, 2012

Gleitz M.

 

Pain modulation through ESWT

[Schmerzbeeinflussung durch ESWT]

German Congress for Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery (DKOU)

Berlin / Germany, 2012

Continuing education course for shockwaves by DIGEST e.V. (Deutschsprachige Internationale Gesellschaft für Extrakorporale Stoßwellentherapie)

Gleitz M.

 

Results of shockwave treatment in lateral epicondylitis in relation to tendon changes in Power-Doppler

16th International Congress of the International Society for Medical Shockwave Treatment (ISMST)

Salzburg / Austria, 2013

Gleitz M.

 

The significance of inflammatory tendon hypervascularization for the treatment results with ESWT: Are the actual recommendations still valid?

17th International Congress of the International Society for Medical Shockwave Treatment (ISMST)

Milan / Italy, 2014

Gleitz M.

 

Physical Basics of Shockwaves

Scientific Session on Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT)
XXVI SICOT Triennial World Congress, 20-22 November 2014
Rio de Janeiro / Brazil

Gleitz M.

 

 

JOURNAL ARTICLES  (related to ESWT, first and second authorship)

 

Orthopaedic trigger shockwave therapy with radial and focused shockwaves: Current status

[Die orthopädische Trigger-Stoßwellentherapie mit fokussierten und radialen Stoßwellen: Eine Standortbestimmung]

Orthopädische Praxis 42, 5 (2006), 303-12

Gleitz M., Dreisilker U., Rädel R.

 

Orthopaedic shockwave treatment in myofascial syndromes

[Die Orthopädische Stoßwellentherapie bei myofaszialen Erkrankungen]

Medizinisch-Orthopädische Technik (MOT) 4 (2008): 218-223.

Gleitz, M., Rädel R.

 

Improvement of ankle joint dorsiflexion by the use of extracorporeal pulse activation therapy (EPAT) in patients with chronic Achilles tendinosis: A new approach.

ISMST Newsletter, 4(1) (2008): 17-20

 

Orthopaedic shockwave treatment in myofascial syndromes

[Die Orthopädische Stoßwellentherapie bei myofaszialen Erkrankungen]

Physio-Ortho 2 (Sonderheft) (2009): 67-73.

Gleitz M., Rädel R.

 

ESWT in myofascial pain syndromes

ISMST Newsletter, 7(1) (2011): 5-6

Gleitz M.

 

Trigger Points - Diagnosis and treatment concepts with special reference to extracorporeal shockwaves]

[Triggerpunkte - Diagnose und Behandlungskonzepte unter besonderer Berücksichtigung extrakorporaler Stoßwellen]

Orthopäde 41, no. 2 (2012): 113-125.

10.1007/s00132-011-1860-0 [doi]

Gleitz M., Hornig K.

 

Update on the efficacy of extracorporeal shockwave treatment for myofascial pain syndrome and fibromyalgie (Review Article)

International Journal of Surgery, Volume 24, Part B, December 2015, Pages 201-206

Ramon S., Gleitz M., Hernandez L., Romero L.D.

 

 

BOOKS  (related to ESWT, first authorship)

 

Myofascial Syndromes & Trigger Points - Shock Wave Therapy in Practice

1 ed., Level 10 Publishing House Daniela Bamberg, 2011, Heilbronn

English edition 208 pages

Gleitz M.  

http://level-buchverlag.de/index.php/en/books-details/myofascial-syndroms-triggerpointsints

 

Myofasziale Syndrome und Triggerpunkte - Stoßwellentherapie in der Praxis

1. Auflage, Level 10 Verlag Daniela Bamberg, 2011, Heilbronn

German edition 209 pages

Gleitz M.

http://level-buchverlag.de/index.php/buecher-details/myofaszial-syndrome-triggerpunkte

 

 

BOOK CHAPTERS  (related to ESWT)

 

Myofasziale Behandlung mit Stoßwellen bei Erkrankungen am Fuß und Sprunggelenk

E-learning, www.my-medibook.de, 2013

Gleitz M.

 

Stoßwellentherapie bei Erkrankungen am Fuß und Sprunggelenk

E-learning, www.my-medibook.de, 2013

Ringeisen M., Gleitz M.




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