The clinic of endoprosthetic replacement represents a highly specialized medical institution which is engaged in replacement of hip and knee – joints. Endoprosthetic replacement of a knee and hip joint in Germany — is a guarantee for fast recovery of the patient. Using innovative surgical methods and relying on the long-term experience, specialist’s main purpose is to return people back to mobility.

Endoprosthesis replacement in Germany / treatment of a knee and hip joint in Germany

Treatment methods:

Meniscus tear

Treatment of a meniscus tears occurs in several ways and depends on a meniscus damage level. Minimal injuries can be treated by microsurgery and recovery period lasts longer -around half a year. Therefore a surgical laser is used to remove a part of a meniscus. Surgeons remove insignificant parts of a meniscus. Thus the length of a rehabilitation period can be reduced twice.

Meniscus treatment in Berlin:

  • Partial resection of meniscus
  • Meniscal suture
  • Meniscus replacement and transplantation

Arthritis of the knee means inflammation of the knee joint, followed by pain, swelling, and stiffness. It is the most common adult disease for today that affects usually a knee joint. But also children can be affected by arthritis. Knee arthritis can limit you in many everyday activities, such as walking or climbing stairs. It is a major reason of lost work time and a serious disability for many people.

The most common types of arthritis are

  • osteoarthritis and
  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • but there are also more than 100 other different forms;

Unfortunately there is no cure for arthritis, but there are many treatment options available to help manage pain and keep people staying active. Application of abrasion and micro fracture surgery consists some abrasive procedures aimed at stimulating cartilage production. This method relies rely on the phenomenon of spontaneous repair of the cartilage and perfectly replaces surgery, especially it is important for young athletes.

Kneecap patella dislocations

Abrasion treatment can be also applied to patella dislocations. In each case the treatment is selected individually which depends on the level of disease. The removal or replacement of a cartilage is not a completed treatment. It is necessary to decrease pressure in the kneecap, to smooth the cartilage and to complete a vitaminization course for fast restoration of a knee.

Transplantation of cells of a cartilage

Methods like cartilage surgery, including micro fracture technique, mosaic plasty and cell-based replacement technique like autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI) or transplantation. (ACT) help to restore a defective cartilage. The human body’s own cartilage is still the best material for restoring knee joints by growing or re-growing own cartilage cells.

Cartilage treatment:

  • Cartilage abrasion and surgical micro fracture
  • Refixation of osteochondral fractures
  • Matrix-induced autologous chondrocyte implant (MACI)
  • Autologous matrix-induced chondrogenesis (AMIC)
  • Displacement osteotomy
  • Patellar tendon transplant using MIC and press-fit technique
  • Revision surgeries

The clinic for joint replacement in Berlin is one of the best where this most innovative techniques are applied already for today. These methods allowing quickly and qualitatively to restore cartilaginous damages.

Treatment and replacement of a knee and hip joint in Germany

Total knee replacement is applied to the most severe and recalcitrant forms of osteoarthritis. When other methods of treatment fail or when patients are unlikely to improve with lesser therapies, the last option to treat damaged cartilage is to replace all or part of the joint.

Knee joint replacement occurs by replacing the less functioning natural joint with new man-made artificial that slide together smoothly. The natural joint is removed out of body and also pain is relieved. 85% of patients are happy with the total knee replacement and this procedure is considered as a routine procedure. The average patient age is between 60 and 80.

Ligaments of the knee – treatment

Fractures of forward ligaments of knee are treated with unique, innovative operations in Berlin. By selecting this surgical intervention, a procedure will be discussed individually with each patient. The type of replacing material depends on anatomical and physiological properties of the patient — a sex, age, weight, growth, training condition and so on.

The special attention is paid to an individual patient care both during operation, and during hospitalization in the Orthopaedic Centre in Berlin.

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