Alfried Krupp Hospital in Essen-Ruettenscheid

Essen, Germany

Diagnosis and conservative treatment of knee arthritis (program ID: 54033)

Andreas Krödel

Prof. Dr. med.

Andreas Krödel

Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology

Specialized in: orthopedics, traumatology

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Among the focal areas of the Department of Orthopaedics and Accident Surgery at the Alfried Krupp Hospital in Essen, under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Andreas Krödel, are the surgical treatment of spinal damage and spinal injuries, the joint-preserving surgeries, joint replacement surgeries and sport traumatology accident and reconstructive surgery. In many cases minimally invasive, endoscopic and arthroscopic surgeries are performed instead of surgeries that used to subject patients to great tremendous stress.

The Department of Orthopaedics and Accident Surgery at the Alfried Krupp Hospital in Essen, under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Andreas Krödel, offers the following range of services:

  • Endoprosthetic maximum treatment Center
  • Joint replacement at the hip, knee, shoulder and ankle; minimally invasive implantation techniques; navigation techniques
  • Reconstructive and corrective joint surgery
  • Foot surgery
  • Shoulder surgery
  • Surgical and conservative treatment of all spinal diseases (stabilising and reconstructive spinal surgery), and in the case of special spinal surgeries: collaboration with the Department of Neurosurgery
  • Arthroscopic surgery of all large joints
  • Cartilage reconstruction surgery including cartilage-bone transplants and autologous cartilage cell transplants
  • Sport traumatology: conservative treatment of competitive and hobby athletes and operative sports medicine
  • Conservative treatments, minimally invasive pain therapy
  • Minimally invasive treatments
  • Participation in the German Arthroplasty Register (EPRD)
  • Accident and reconstructive surgery
  • Regional trauma network

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • physical examination
  • orthopedical examination
  • ultrasound of knee joint
  • MRI scan knee joint
  • knee joint immobilization
  • injections into the joint cavity
  • nursing services
  • services of all leading experts
  • explanation of individual treatment plan


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About hospital

With 900 beds and approximately 2,050 employees in two branches, the Alfried Krupp Hospital is one of the larger hospital institutions in Essen. As one of the leading providers of acute care in North Rhine-Westphalia, the Alfried Krupp Hospital with its wide range of services and high-quality medical care is an important institution beyond the borders of the region. As an academic educational institution of the University of Duisburg-Essen, it consists of 18 medical clinics as well as 14 certified centers.

The Alfried Krupp Krankenhaus in Essen-Rüttenscheid is known by its highest professionalism and complex thinking and dealing across different disciplines.

Accommodation in hospital

Patients rooms

The kid rooms have everything needed for a comfortable stay. The kid bathroom includes both a toilet and a shower. All rooms offer functional beds with orthopaedic mattresses ensuring unsurpassed support for overall body during sleep. There are bedside stands with pull-out tables, lockers and safe boxes in each room. It is also possible to access the Internet from a PC, smartphone or tablet so that kids always keep in touch with their parents and other family members. There is also a TV in each room.
You can opt for a single or a double room. An accompanying person may stay with the kid in the room. A double room is shared with another patient.
The enhanced comfort rooms are equipped with a safety box, a fridge and upholstered furniture.

Meals and Menus

The patient and the accompanying person are offered a daily choice of three menus. If you are on a specific diet for any reason, you will be offered an individual menu. Please inform the medical staff about your dietary preferences prior to the treatment.

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Standard rooms include:






Christian priests are available for the patients at any time. Representatives of other religions may be requested at any time.

Accompanying person

Your companion may stay with you in your room or at a hotel of your choice during the fixed program.


You may stay at the hotel during the outpatient program. Our employees will support you for selecting the best option.