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ATOS ORTHOPARC Orthopedic Clinic Cologne

location_on Cologne, Germany
9.8/10 from 54 Votes

Department of Endoprosthetics ( 389420)

Joachim Schmidt

Prof. Dr. med.

Joachim Schmidt

Specialized in: endoprosthetics

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  • Since 2011, Chief Physician of the ORTHOPARC Orthopedic Clinic and Chief Physician of the Department of Orthopedics, Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine and Trauma Surgery.
  • For 10 years, he headed the department in one of the largest specialized orthopedic clinics in Germany – Dreifaltigkeits Clinic in Cologne.
  • 5 years of work as a Treating Physician in the private orthopedic practice Park-Klinik in Cologne.
  • 10 years of work as a Senior Physician at the University Hospital Cologne.

Both doctor’s experience and motivation contribute to his successful medical practice. He offers his patients a 30-year professional medical experience.  During this time, he spent more than 10,000 operations in his area of specialization. Prof. Schmidt is one of the internationally recognized experts in the field of hip and knee replacement. The therapeutic and surgical procedures that he applies in his medical practice are based exclusively on the highest international standards. All the treatment methods that he uses are based only on scientifically and clinically tested and recognized methods.

The Department of Endoprosthetics at the ORTHOPARC Orthopedic Clinic offers the full range of services, all technical facilities and special implants for even the most complex interventions. The department specializes in hip and knee endoprosthetics, revision of implants and treatment of periprosthetic fractures. Having already performed over 10,000 operations, the specialists of the department have a huge experience behind them. The department is headed by Prof. Dr. med. Joachim Schmidt.

Due to the continuous development of medical technologies and the use of advanced methods, the Department of Endoprosthetics achieves outstanding results in the field of knee and hip replacement surgery. In particular, knee joint replacement with an artificial one is performed in case of severe arthrosis, in which conservative treatment can no longer be effective. To achieve optimal results, individual factors, such as patient’s gender, height, weight and physical activities are necessarily taken into account when planning an operation.

The surgical methods used in the department make it possible to perform a more accurate installation of the prosthesis than when performing a CT-guided intervention. In knee replacement surgery, an unbound superficial prosthesis with the patient’s own ligaments is used as a standard prosthesis. To ensure safety, the prosthesis is secured with an additional gluing cement layer during the surgery. As international studies show, this implant is considered to be the best in respect of its long-term functionality: almost 99% of such implants retain their functionality after 10 years. In addition, in partial joint damage, there can be used a minimally invasive technique to implant an unicondylar sliding prosthesis. In other cases, in individual characteristics (for example, malformations, bone defects, ligament instability, etc.) special modular implants can help. 

The service range of th department:

  • Hip replacement surgery
  • Knee replacement surgery
  • Treatment of periprosthetic fractures
  • Surgery to replace a hip prosthesis
  • Surgery to replace a knee prosthesis
  • And other types of surgical interventions

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