location_on Cologne, Germany
9.8/10 from 54 Votes

Department of Endoprosthetics (389420)

Joachim Schmidt

Prof. Dr. med.

Joachim Schmidt

Specialized in: endoprosthetics

The Department of Endoprosthetics at the ATOS ORTHOPARC Clinic Cologne 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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