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Total knee replacement (program ID: 381690)

Academic Hospital DRK Berlin Westend

location_on Berlin, Germany
10/10 from 36 Votes
Specialized hospital
Thilo John

Head Physician
Dr. med.

Thilo John

Specialized in: orthopedics, endoprosthetics

Department of Orthopedics, Traumatology and Endoprosthetics

The Department of Orthopedics, Traumatology and Endoprosthetics annually performs over 610 knee replacement interventions in patients with stage III-IV deforming gonarthrosis. The team of specialists under the direction of Dr. med. T. John performs minimally traumatic interventions with low complications rate and high rates of treatment success. The department uses only high quality hypoallergenic endoprostheses with long service life.

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • physical examination
  • review of medical records
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • general urine analysis
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • indicators of inflammation
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • x-ray/MRI examination of the knee
  • preoperative care
  • total knee replacement, cost of the implant included
  • symptomatic treatment
  • control examinations
  • the cost of essential medicines and materials
  • orthopedic appliances
  • physiotherapy
  • nursing services
  • full hospital accommodation
  • explanation of future recommendations
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About the department

The Department of Orthopedics, Traumatology and Endoprosthetics at the Academic Hospital DRK Berlin Westend offers optimal treatment for any traumas and consequences of the injuries of the musculoskeletal system (bones, tendons, ligaments, muscles) and is engaged in the further development of sparing surgical techniques and highly functional prosthetics. In the framework of the specialized Center for Endoprosthetics, in addition to the primary operations for the replacement of the hip, knee and shoulder joints, there are also performed revision interventions of any severity. The department is headed by Dr. med. Thilo John.

Doctor. med. Thilo John, the Chief Physician of the Department, is a recognized surgeon, a specialist in all modern methods of replacing the hip and other joints in injuries, inflammations or age-related degeneration. In addition, the doctor has an extensive experience of treating hip and other joints with the help of the very latest minimally invasive interventions.

The service range of the Department of Orhopedic Surgery includes:

  • Arthroscopy
  • Endoprosthetics and revision endoprosthetics within the maximum care Center for Endoprosthetics
  • Corrective surgery
  • Foot surgery
  • Hand and elbow surgery 
  • Other interventions

The maximum care Center for Endoprosthetics (EPZmax) offers the entire spectrum of both primary and secondary revision joint replacement surgery. The surgical techniques used here are sparing for soft tissues, and therefore contribute to the reduced burden on the body and rapid rehabilitation of the patient. A highly specialized team of doctors, physiotherapists and nursing staff oversees and supports all patients throughout the entire hospital stay. 

The service range of the Center for Endoprosthetics:

  • Primary hip, knee and shoulder replacement 
  • Surgery to replace the prosthesis of the hip, knee and shoulder joints
  • Oncological endoprosthetics
  • Individual operations to replace the joint after digital radiography
  • Sparing (without damage to soft tissues), minimally invasive surgical techniques
  • Counseling on endoprosthetics before surgery and consultations for dynamics monitoring
  • Other forms of treatment.

Curriculum vitae

  • Study of medicine at the Free University of Berlin.
  • 1994 - 1997 Medical activity in the Department of Traumatology and Reconstructive Surgery at the Steglitz Hospital under the direction of Prof., Dr. Rahmanzadeh.
  • Training in surgery under the direction of Prof. Buhr in the Benjamin Franklin Hospital.
  • 2001 Medical Specialist in Traumatology, Department of Traumatology, Benjamin Franklin Hospital.
  • Qualified as a Medical Specialist in the care of seriously wounded patients.
  • Participation in the development of ATLS-standards when providing medical care to victims.
  • International activities as an Instructor of the International Association of Orthopedics (AO): participation in operations in the Middle East.
  • Since 10/2009, Chief Physician of the Department of Traumatology and Orthopedics at the Academic Hospital DRK Berlin Westend.

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