Michael Akbar, MD

Editorial Board Member

Associate Professor
Department of Orthopedic and Spine Surgery
Heidelberg University Hospital, Germany

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Dr. Akbar is an associate Professor of Orthopedic and Spine Surgery and serves as the Chief of the Spine Center at Heidelberg University Hospital in Germany. He is also a commission member of the German Society of the Spine on Spine Deformities.

Research Interest

• Deformities of the spine (sagittal profile / flat back) • Pediatric spine (scoliosis, kyphosis) • Neurogenic spine deformities • Sagittal profile of the cervical spine • Scoliosis • Kyphosis • Deg. Spine • Adult Spine Deformity • Effect of deformity correction on the entire spinal column • Infections in the spine (spondylodiscitis) • Classification of spondylodiscitis • Biomechanics of the spine (connection instabilities) • Metastases and tumors of the spine • Long-term effect of cross-paralysis on the support and movement apparatus (shoulder, elbow and wrist) • Long-term effects of a specific occupational exposure to the upper limb (occupational diseases in the upper limb)