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Elbow arthritis: Compare Costs for a treatment abroad

This page shows a catalogue of the leading hospitals on the treatment of "Elbow arthritis". The list is formed on the basis of the annual official ranking of medical centers. You can compare the clinics and choose the best. Also, you can contact us for assistance in selecting a medical center abroad. You will receive full support on your trip and medical tour insurance. Booking Health takes care of organizational issues: issuing a visa, reserving hotel accomodation and tickets, transfer, translation of documents. We want you to be healthy!

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St. Vincentius Clinic Karlsruhe

9.8/10 from 23 Votes

The St. Vincentius Clinic is the largest multidisciplinary medical institution and academiс hospital of the Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg. Treatment and diagnosis of patients is conducted by doctors with a scientific degree. They are introducing the latest progressive techniques.

Diagnosis and conservative treatment of elbow joint arthrosis
4014
Elbow arthroscopy for arthritis
5729
Total elbow replacement for elbow arthritis
4084
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Karlsruhe

University Hospital Rechts der Isar of the Munich Technical University

8.3/10 from 70 Votes

The Rechts der Isar Hospital is the University Hospital of the Technical University of Munich. There is intensive cooperation between the research facilities of the TU and the hospital in numbers of areas.

Diagnosis and conservative treatment of elbow joint arthrosis
4693
Elbow arthroscopy for arthritis
6674
Total elbow replacement for elbow arthritis
4835
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich
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University Hospital Oldenburg

10/10 from 33 Votes

The University Hospital Oldenburg is the Teaching Hospital of the University of Oldenburg. It offers a wide range of medical services that meet the highest medical standards. The hospital has 832 beds.

Diagnosis and conservative treatment of elbow joint arthrosis
4042
Elbow arthroscopy for arthritis
5678
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Oldenburg

Academic Hospital Harlaching Munich

9.2/10 from 32 Votes

The Academic Hospital Harlaching is an emergency medical care facility offering top-class service. With about 700 beds, the hospital treats about 32,000 patients every year.

Diagnosis and conservative treatment of elbow joint arthrosis
4046
Elbow arthroscopy for arthritis
5769
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich

Academic Hospital Bogenhausen Munich

9.2/10 from 43 Votes

With more than 36,000 patients annually and 1,000 beds, the Academic Hospital Bogenhausen is one of the largest clinics in Munich.

Diagnosis and conservative treatment of elbow joint arthrosis
4222
Elbow arthroscopy for arthritis
6001
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich

Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10 from 95 Votes

Being the medical school for both Humboldt University and Free University of Berlin and having a long experience, the Charite Hospital has gained wide recognition. It is regarded as one of the most research-intensive medical facilities in Germany and the largest university medical center in Europe.

Diagnosis and conservative treatment of elbow joint arthrosis
6120
Elbow arthroscopy for arthritis
8949
Total elbow replacement for elbow arthritis
6197
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Berlin
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University Hospital Cologne

9.8/10 from 82 Votes

The University Hospital Cologne is included in the Focus magazine rating of top German hospitals 2017 and offers patients first-class medical care meeting the latest medical advancements.

Diagnosis and conservative treatment of elbow joint arthrosis
3914
Elbow arthroscopy for arthritis
5771
Total elbow replacement for elbow arthritis
4033
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Cologne

Academic Hospital Neuperlach Munich

9.8/10 from 11 Votes

The Neuperlach Clinic is a modern medical facility with a high level of service. The clinic has high-tech modern equipment, making it one of the best hospitals not only in Germany but also in Europe. There are comfortable single and double rooms with shower and toilet, TV, telephone and radio.

Diagnosis and conservative treatment of elbow joint arthrosis
4082
Elbow arthroscopy for arthritis
5809
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich

University Hospital Muenster

8.8/10 from 78 Votes

The University Hospital Muenster is one of the most respected multi-field medical centers in Germany. It consists of more than 30 departments and numerous research institutes and centers. Every year over 58,000 inpatients are treated here and nearly 475,000 patients receive medical care on the outpatient basis.

Diagnosis and conservative treatment of elbow joint arthrosis
4754
Elbow arthroscopy for arthritis
6841
Total elbow replacement for elbow arthritis
4719
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Muenster

Academic Hospital Schwabing Munich

8.5/10 from 7 Votes

The Schwabing Clinic is a modern medical facility with a high level of service. The clinic has high-tech modern equipment, making it one of the best hospitals not only in Germany but also in Europe. There are comfortable single and double rooms with shower and toilet, TV, telephone and radio.

Diagnosis and conservative treatment of elbow joint arthrosis
3964
Elbow arthroscopy for arthritis
5748
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich

Hospital St. Elisabeth Grevenbroich

10/10 from 23 Votes

The Hospital St. Elisabeth Grevenbroich offers a wide range of medical services. Special focuses include gastroenterology, oncology, general, abdominal and vascular surgery.

Diagnosis and conservative treatment of elbow joint arthrosis
4293
Elbow arthroscopy for arthritis
6078
Total elbow replacement for elbow arthritis
4219
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Grevenbroich

ATOS Fleetinsel Clinic Hamburg

10/10 from 23 Votes

The Fleetinsel Clinic Hamburg is one of the leading German clinics specializing in orthopedics and orthopedic surgery. Located on the historical Fleetinsel in Hamburg, the clinic is renowned for many years of experience and expertise. Spinal, joint and foot surgeries are the main orthopedic focuses for the clinic.

Diagnosis and conservative treatment of elbow joint arthrosis
6456
Elbow arthroscopy for arthritis
9421
Total elbow replacement for elbow arthritis
6727
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Hamburg

Academic Hospital Asklepios Barmbek Hamburg

10/10 from 23 Votes

As an Academic Hospital of the University of Hamburg, the Asklepios Barmbek Hospital offers a wide range of medical services in the field of conservative and surgical treatment. The hospital was opened in 2005 and today it is one of the best and modern medical centers in Europe.

Diagnosis and conservative treatment of elbow joint arthrosis
4066
Elbow arthroscopy for arthritis
5784
Total elbow replacement for elbow arthritis
4000
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Hamburg

Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center

9.9/10 from 23 Votes

The Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center (Ichilov) is the second largest and one of the most advanced healthcare and research institutions in Israel. Founded in 1961, it still enjoys popularity among the local population and draws thousands of international patients.

Diagnosis and conservative treatment of elbow joint arthrosis
0.00
Elbow arthroscopy for arthritis
0.00
Total elbow replacement for elbow arthritis
0.00
location_onCountry: Israel
location_searchingCity: Tel Aviv

Marienhaus Hospital St. Elisabeth Neuwied

9.8/10 from 23 Votes

The Marienhaus Klinikum St. Elisabeth Neuwied has 13 Departments and is one of the largest hospitals in the north of Rhineland-Palatinate. With 429 beds, the Marienhaus Klinikum St.

Diagnosis and conservative treatment of elbow joint arthrosis
3950
Elbow arthroscopy for arthritis
5771
Total elbow replacement for elbow arthritis
3995
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Neuwied

Rambam Health Care Campus Haifa

9.8/10 from 23 Votes

Rambam Health Care Campus is the largest and the most advanced hospital in Northern Israel. Founded in 1938, the medical center has a long history and a rich experience in providing comprehensive medical services in all medical specialties.

Diagnosis and conservative treatment of elbow joint arthrosis
0.00
Elbow arthroscopy for arthritis
0.00
Total elbow replacement for elbow arthritis
0.00
location_onCountry: Israel
location_searchingCity: Haifa

About the condition

Elbow arthritis is characterized by inflammation of the elbow, which develops when the cartilage breaks down. This can cause stiffness and pain in the elbow due to a lack of cushioning, which the cartilage normally provides. It is generally caused by good old fashioned wear and tear caused by age. In general, people are most likely to be diagnosed with elbow arthritis between the ages of 60-65, when the joints cartilage becomes thinner and less lubricated.

People who have physical occupations, such as sportsmen, factory workers, farmers and builders are quite obviously at risk of wearing out their joints. However, the same wear and tear can occur through repetitive strain injuries that affect painters and office workers. Some people just have a weaker elbow cartilage due to a genetic predisposition.

Other diseases that can cause similar symptoms include rheumatoid arthritis and juvenile arthritis. It is important to rule out these conditions when a person feels continuous pain in the joints. It is not normal to have arthritis in teenage years or in early adulthood, which is why young people experiencing the symptoms listed below need to undergo an extensive check-up.

Symptoms

  • Elbow pain
  • Stiffness
  • Restricted mobility of elbow
  • Swelling
  • Instability of elbow joint
  • Grating sound when moving elbow
  • Elbow feels warm or hot to touch

Diagnosis

  • During a general examination, the doctor will examine the patient's elbow for signs of swelling and stiffness.
  • The doctor will ask if the patient has ever experienced any trauma or injury in the elbow area.
  • The doctor will ask about the patient's family history, to find out if arthritis runs in their family.
  • An X-ray is taken so that doctors can examine the elbow joint and find out if the cartilage has worn away.
  • An X-ray can also discover a microtrauma or tear in the elbow joint that could be causing pain and stiffness that is similar to arthritis.
  • A blood test can rule out other causes of elbow pain, such as general inflammation and rheumatoid arthritis. 

Treatment

  • Conservative treatment aims to ease the pain in the elbow area and reduce inflammation. A patient may be prescribed anti-inflammatory drugs and in severe cases steroids to ease the pain and stiffness.
  • Physical therapy may be helpful to regain mobility in the arm.
  • Resting the elbow, perhaps with the support of a sling, is vital to prevent further breakdown of the cartilage.
  • Elbow arthroscopy is a procedure that repositions the ends of the bones in such a way that they no longer rub against each other and cause pain.
  • Total elbow replacement is a surgical procedure suitable for severe cases, when it is no longer possible to restore the normal functioning of the elbow. In such cases, the painful joint is replaced with a prosthetic, reinstating mobility in the elbow.



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