Dr. Frederic Bludau is the head of the spine surgery department at the Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery Centre, University Medical Centre, Mannheim, Germany. The unit is a high-volume spine surgery center, covering the complete field of spine surgery in terms of tumor, degenerative, trauma and deformity pathologies. The tumor treatment represents a significant part of the workload, ranging from minimal invasive interventions like intra-operative radiation therapy and kyphoplasty to major surgery like total en-bloc spondylectomy in resectable cases.
Dr. Bludau is a board-certified orthopedic and trauma surgeon, who received further (sub-)specialist training in special trauma surgery and in special orthopedic surgery. More than 13 years of experience in spine surgery at different locations make him a leading spine surgeon. His colleagues in radiotherapy and orthopedic / traumatology and he developed from 2007 on the method of Kypho-IORT which since then has been used worldwide for tumor therapy of the spine. The results of Kypho-IORT and other topics are the subject of his research and numerous publications in this field.