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Joint Replacement in Germany

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Cost for treatment

Hip osteoarthritis (coxarthrosis) treatment with bilateral hip replacement (hip endoprosthesis)
24730
Hip osteoarthritis (coxarthrosis) treatment with hip replacement (hip endoprosthesis)
11783
Bilateral total knee replacement
28700

Academic Hospital DRK Berlin Westend

10/10
location_onGermany, Berlin

Department of Orthopedics, Traumatology and Endoprosthetics

The Hospital DRK Berlin Westend is a recognized academic hospital at the University Hospital Charité in Berlin. The hospital has more than 130 beds, 15 departments and 12 specialized centers, which represent all areas of modern medicine, including surgery, orthopedics (endoprosthetics), cardiology, etc. A team of about 1,
Hip osteoarthritis (coxarthrosis) treatment with bilateral hip replacement (hip endoprosthesis)
24730
Hip osteoarthritis (coxarthrosis) treatment with hip replacement (hip endoprosthesis)
17022
Hip osteoarthritis (coxarthrosis) treatment with hip replacement (hip endoprosthesis)
17326 help12326

HELIOS Clinic Krefeld

9.7/10
location_onGermany, Krefeld

Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics, Traumatology and Hand Surgery

Founded in 2014, the HELIOS Clinic Krefeld is one of the most modern medical facilities in Germany today. A team of highly qualified specialists, innovative medical equipment and comfortable accommodation conditions – the clinic has everything to make the treatment run smoothly and efficiently. Having crossed the threshold
Hip osteoarthritis (coxarthrosis) treatment with hip replacement (hip endoprosthesis)
18123
Hip osteoarthritis (coxarthrosis) treatment with hip replacement (hip endoprosthesis)
18139
Total knee replacement
18111

Hospital Neuwerk Moenchengladbach

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Moenchengladbach

Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics, Traumatology

The Hospital Neuwerk, which is in Moenchengladbach, has over 10 specialized operating departments. Located in the northern part of the city, the hospital has been a coordination center for the region for many years. The hospital has 310 comfortable beds for ist patients. Due to a wide range of medical services, the hospital offe
Hip osteoarthritis (coxarthrosis) treatment with hip replacement (hip endoprosthesis)
16896
Hip osteoarthritis (coxarthrosis) treatment with hip replacement (hip endoprosthesis)
16031 help12931
Total knee replacement
16549 help13549

Catholic Clinic Koblenz-Montabaur

10/10
location_onGermany, Koblenz

Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics, Traumatology, Endoprosthetics

The Catholic Clinic Koblenz-Montabaur positions itself as a modern medical facility, which provides high-quality diagnostics and treatment in accordance with the international standards. The medical complex is the Academic Hospital of the University Hospital Mainz, which gives patients the opportunity to have access to the most
Hip osteoarthritis (coxarthrosis) treatment with hip replacement (hip endoprosthesis)
19335
Hip osteoarthritis (coxarthrosis) treatment with hip replacement (hip endoprosthesis)
19214
Total knee replacement
18930

Academic Hospital Brothers of Mercy Munich

10/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology

According to the Focus magazine, the Academic Hospital Brothers of Mercy Munich ranks among the top German hospitals in the Federal State of Bavaria! The hospital is a modern medical facility with the highest level of medical care and long traditions. The hospital operates on the basis of the Technical University of Munich and t
Hip osteoarthritis (coxarthrosis) treatment with hip replacement (hip endoprosthesis)
17988
Hip osteoarthritis (coxarthrosis) treatment with hip replacement (hip endoprosthesis)
18121
Total knee replacement
18190

Academic Municipal Hospital Karlsruhe

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Karlsruhe

Department of Adult and Pediatric Traumatology, Hand and Orthopedic Surgery

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the Academic Municipal Hospital Karlsruhe ranks among the top German hospitals! The hospital positions itself as a modern maximum care medical facility, which combines long traditions and progressive achievements of modern medicine. The hospital operates on the basis of the University
Hip osteoarthritis (coxarthrosis) treatment with hip replacement (hip endoprosthesis)
18157
Hip osteoarthritis (coxarthrosis) treatment with hip replacement (hip endoprosthesis)
18035
Total knee replacement
17916

Vitos Orthopedic Clinic Kassel

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Kassel

Department of Adult and Pediatric General Orthopedics, Trauma Surgery

According to the Focus magazine, the Vitos Orthopedic Clinic Kassel ranks among the top German medical facilities specializing in the treatment of orthopedic diseases! The clinic is a specialized medical facility, which provides top-class diagnostics, treatment and rehabilitation of patients with musculoskeletal diseases. The cl
Hip osteoarthritis (coxarthrosis) treatment with bilateral hip replacement (hip endoprosthesis)
26402
Hip osteoarthritis (coxarthrosis) treatment with hip replacement (hip endoprosthesis)
19020
Hip osteoarthritis (coxarthrosis) treatment with hip replacement (hip endoprosthesis)
19293

University Hospital Ulm

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Ulm

Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics

The University Hospital Ulm started its activities 35 years ago and during this time it has become one of the most prestigious medical institutions in Europe. The hospital is famous for its numerous discoveries and the world-class achievements in medicine and pharmaceuticals. The medical facility has 29 specialized departments a
Hip osteoarthritis (coxarthrosis) treatment with hip replacement (hip endoprosthesis)
20223
Hip osteoarthritis (coxarthrosis) treatment with hip replacement (hip endoprosthesis)
20121
Total knee replacement
20628

Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10
location_onGermany, Berlin

Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics, Traumatology

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the Charite University Hospital Berlin occupies the first place in the rating of the top German medical facilities! The hospital is one of the largest and leading university medical complexes in Europe. The hospital in Germany provides modern diagnostics and treatment of patients, a
Hip osteoarthritis (coxarthrosis) treatment with hip replacement (hip endoprosthesis)
29010
Hip osteoarthritis (coxarthrosis) treatment with hip replacement (hip endoprosthesis)
28956
Total knee replacement
29006

University Hospital Heidelberg

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Heidelberg

Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics, Traumatology

According to Focus magazine, the University Hospital Heidelberg ranks among the top five hospitals in Germany! The hospital is one of the most advanced and reputable medical institutions not only in Germany, but throughout Europe. There are more than 43 specialized departments and 13 medical institutes, which cover all fields of
Hip osteoarthritis (coxarthrosis) treatment with hip replacement (hip endoprosthesis)
0
Hip osteoarthritis (coxarthrosis) treatment with hip replacement (hip endoprosthesis)
0
Total knee replacement
0

University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

10/10
location_onGermany, Frankfurt am Main

Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics, Special Orthopedic Surgery and Rheumatic Orthopedics

According to the reputable Focus magazine, the University Hospital Frankfurt am Main ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital was founded in 1914 and today is a well-known German medical facility, which combines rich traditions and scientific innovations. A medical team of more than 6,500 employees cares about
Hip osteoarthritis (coxarthrosis) treatment with hip replacement (hip endoprosthesis)
19466
Hip osteoarthritis (coxarthrosis) treatment with hip replacement (hip endoprosthesis)
19471
Total knee replacement
19402

University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics, Foot Surgery

The University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich was founded in 1834. It combines long traditions with the very latest advances in modern medicine. The medical facility includes 33 specialized departments and 20 interdisciplinary centers, where patients can receive top-class medical care in all medical fields. The hospital annuall
Hip osteoarthritis (coxarthrosis) treatment with hip replacement (hip endoprosthesis)
21430
Hip osteoarthritis (coxarthrosis) treatment with hip replacement (hip endoprosthesis)
21685
Total knee replacement
21532

University Hospital Würzburg

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Würzburg

Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics

According to the Focus magazine in 2019, the University Hospital Würzburg ranks among the top national German hospitals! The hospital is one of the oldest medical facilities in Germany. The centuries-old traditions of first-class treatment are combined with the very latest achievements of modern evidence-based medicine and
Hip osteoarthritis (coxarthrosis) treatment with hip replacement (hip endoprosthesis)
19011
Hip osteoarthritis (coxarthrosis) treatment with hip replacement (hip endoprosthesis)
19077
Hip osteoarthritis (coxarthrosis) treatment with hip replacement (hip endoprosthesis)
19060

University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Dresden

Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics, Trauma Surgery, Foot Surgery

According to the reputable Focus magazine, the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden ranks among the top five German hospitals! The hospital is the benchmark for modern high-quality medicine. Positioning itself as a maximum care medical facility, the hospital represents all medical fields. There are 26 specialized depart
Hip osteoarthritis (coxarthrosis) treatment with hip replacement (hip endoprosthesis)
25347
Hip osteoarthritis (coxarthrosis) treatment with hip replacement (hip endoprosthesis)
25304
Total knee replacement
25204

University Hospital Bonn

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Bonn

Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the University Hospital Bonn ranks among the top ten medical facilities in Germany! The hospital was opened on January 1, 2001, although in fact it inherits the medical facility, which operated at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Bonn. The hospital in Germany combin
Hip osteoarthritis (coxarthrosis) treatment with hip replacement (hip endoprosthesis)
21393
Hip osteoarthritis (coxarthrosis) treatment with hip replacement (hip endoprosthesis)
21566
Total knee replacement
21821

University Hospital Tuebingen

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Tuebingen

Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics

According to the prestigious medical publication Focus, the University Hospital Tuebingen ranks among the top five German hospitals! The hospital was founded in 1805, therefore it is proud of its long history, unique experience, and outstanding achievements in the field of medical care, as well as research and teaching activitie
Hip osteoarthritis (coxarthrosis) treatment with hip replacement (hip endoprosthesis)
20241
Hip osteoarthritis (coxarthrosis) treatment with hip replacement (hip endoprosthesis)
20659
Total knee replacement
20516
| from Booking Health GmbH

Joint replacement is one of the most frequently performed operations in orthopedics. This intervention is necessary in case of destruction of the hip or knee joint; the other joints of the upper and lower extremities are replaced less frequently. The most common indication for arthroplasty is severe arthrosis, a degenerative disease involving the destruction of articular cartilage.

Content

  1. Hip joint replacement
  2. Kinds of arthroplasty
  3. Preparing for surgery
  4. Operation
  5. Treatment of knee joint in Germany
  6. Surgical treatment of hip bursitis
  7. Benefits of hip arthroplasty in Germany
  8. Travel to Germany for treatment

Hip joint replacement

 

Hip arthroplasty in Germany is most often performed in patients with coxarthrosis. This disease develops very slowly, but steadily. It affects mainly elderly people because the joint simply wears out. The cartilage is damaged, and its ability to regenerate is limited due to the lack of sufficient nutrition. There are no blood vessels inside the cartilage, and nutrients are supplied through the joint capsule and synovial fluid. Therefore, metabolism in cartilage tissue is extremely slow.

Hip arthroplasty in Germany is performed also for other indications. These may be hip fractures in elderly patients with osteoporosis, traumatic injuries, and tumors.

Kinds of arthroplasty

 

The essence of hip joint arthroplasty is that the person’s tissues are removed and replaced with a prosthetic implant (endoprosthesis). This operation can be done by various methods. Hip replacement in Germany can be:

  • subtotal: when an artificial cervix and femoral head are installed, but the patient's acetabulum remains (this articular surface is located on the pelvic bone);
  • total: the acetabulum is also replaced.

According to the fixation of the prosthesis method, the hip joint arthroplasty can be cemented or cementless. The latter technique with the bone slowly growing into the endoprosthesis, and fixing it, is more common. However, in some patients, the regenerative potential is limited, which is often due to osteoporosis in the elderly. In such cases, cemented fixation is used where the implant is fixed to the bone with a special solution.

In Germany, arthroplasty can be both primary and secondary. Primary arthroplasty is the operation performed for the first time. Secondary arthroplasty is used in patients who have already undergone joint replacement earlier, but for some reason, the endoprosthesis is no longer functioning properly. Implant replacement in Germany is usually performed in cases when the first prosthesis installed was poor-quality, outdated, etc. Prostheses' service life is about 10 years.

Replacing the previously installed endoprosthesis is a much more difficult operation. It is not always successful. Therefore, it is crucial to choose a good clinic and a good doctor. In addition, it is necessary to install prostheses of the best quality, with a service life of several decades.

Joint replacement is the surgical substitution of the diseased joint with a prosthesis.

The cost of hip replacement is from €11,783. The cost of knee replacement is from €11,721. You can find other prices on the Booking Health website.

The best hospitals in Germany are:

  1. University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
  2. University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich
  3. University Hospital Frankfurt-am-Main
  4. Helios Hospital Krefeld
  5. Clinic of Advanced Biological Medicine Frankfurt-am-Main

Preparing for surgery

 

The patient undergoes a series of tests: routine clinical laboratory testing, infectious disease testing, ECG, and photofluorography. Before arthroplasty, he undergoes a CT or MRI scan of the joint with the three-dimensional modeling of the area to be operated on. This allows the doctor to better plan the operation, reduce its duration and achieve better results.

Operation

 

Joint arthroplasty is performed under general anesthesia. The patient lies on his side and an incision is made along the joint. If a person is treated in Germany, he can expect that the soft tissue will be damaged minimally. Muscles are not dissected but separated bluntly.

The surgeon removes affected joint structures. At the second stage of the operation, he installs an endoprosthesis. It consists of a head, leg, cup, and liner. All sizes are selected for the patient individually. After surgery, both limbs must have equal length, and the range of motion in the artificial joint should be full.

The wound is sutured in layers at the end of the surgery. It is rinsed with antiseptic solutions to prevent infectious complications. A person receives antibiotics and anticoagulants to prevent thrombotic complications in the postoperative period. On average, the whole operation lasts about 2 hours.

Treatment of knee joint in Germany

 

Often, it is necessary to replace the knee joint with a prosthesis. It is indicated in gonarthrosis, joint destruction caused by rheumatoid arthritis, tumors, or traumatic injuries.

In Germany, treatment usually starts with less radical methods. There are various techniques for restoring the articular surface. They are effective for the second and even sometimes for the third stage of osteoarthrosis. Cartilage is repaired using stem cells or transplanted ex-vivo-cultivated autologous (own) chondrocytes fixed on a collagen matrix.

However, patients with destroyed knee joints are treated in Germany only by total knee replacement. Doctors implant high-quality endoprostheses that restore the full function of the limb after surgery. The fixation by the cemented method is the most common one used because it is more reliable.

Surgical treatment of hip bursitis

 

Some patients will require hip bursitis treatment after hip replacement surgery. This complication develops in 2.8% of patients and is accompanied by chronic pain that gets worse with exertion and when lying on the healthy side. You can undergo hip bursitis treatment in one of the German clinics. It can be conservative or surgical. Conservative hip bursitis treatment involves the usage of pain medications, physiotherapy, orthotics, medication blocks, and corticosteroid injections. If there is no result, surgical treatment for hip bursitis is performed. To clarify hip bursitis surgery costs in Germany, you are welcome to visit the Booking Health website. When performing the surgical intervention, the doctor excises the inflamed bursa. In some clinics, surgical treatment for hip bursitis is performed using a minimally invasive arthroscopic method.

Benefits of hip arthroplasty in Germany

 

Joint replacement surgery is available in almost all countries of the world. However, those people, who can afford quality medical care, try to be treated in Germany. And this is even though in German clinics, prices for treatment are higher than in most European countries.

Medicine in this country is being developed better. Arthroplasty in Germany has the following advantages:

  • High-quality implants. Modern joint implants with a service life of 30 years or more are used. Even if a hip replacement in Germany was performed at a young age, a re-operation is more likely to be never required. High wear resistance allows a person to stand any load after surgery, play sports, and at the same time maintain a high level of artificial joint functionality.
  • Functional results. In the process of arthroplasty in Germany, prostheses are implanted ideally. As a result, a person can make all those movements that could have been performed if he had his joint. The only difference is that now he does not feel pain or crunch, and nothing more restricts the patient's physical activity.
  • Low traumatic operations. An artificial joint for arthroplasty in Germany is implanted through a much smaller incision than anywhere. This contributes to the faster healing of soft tissues. The early postoperative period is shortened, and the patient tolerates it much better. In addition, blood loss and risk of infectious complications decrease.
  • High-quality rehabilitation. After replacing the hip joint in Germany, the patient can go through all the stages of recovery. Due to the early load on the operated limb, the implementation of special procedures, and training, a person recovers much easier and faster. He quickly restores mobility, ability to self-service, and working capacity.

Travel to Germany for treatment

 

The patient, who has decided to undergo arthroplasty in Germany, will face many difficulties. After all, he needs to choose a good clinic, a good doctor. Then, to ensure that this good doctor agrees to operate. It is necessary to prepare documents, overcome the language barrier, contact the clinic administration, etc.

It will be much easier to get treatment in Germany if you use the services of Booking Health. We will select a good clinic in Germany and negotiate on reducing the price of treatment. Although the cost of treatment in Germany is higher than in most other countries, you can save money by booking medical services through Booking Health, excluding additional fees for non-resident patients.

Additional services that you will receive:

  • Establish communication with the clinic in Germany and directly with your doctor.
  • Arthroplasty in the orthopedic center demonstrates the best statistics on the success and safety of the operation.
  • Translation of medical documents and diagnostic reports into German. You do not have to repeat examinations in the German clinic. It contributes to a further reduction in the total treatment price.
  • Program control, full financial transparency, return of all unspent funds.
  • Assistance in the purchasing and shipment of medicines.
  • Organization of additional examinations or therapeutic procedures.
  • High-level service: booking of hotels and airplane tickets, support with receiving visa, transfer.

Thus, thanks to Booking Health, the cost of treatment in Germany will be less; you are free from organizational duties and can fully concentrate on restoring your health.

 

Authors: 

The article was edited by medical experts, board certified doctors Dr. Nadezhda Ivanisova and Dr. Farrukh Ahmed. For the treatment of the conditions referred to in the article, you must consult a doctor; the information in the article is not intended for self-medication!

 

Sources:

Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research

Articles for Orthopaedic Practice - Orthogate

Johns Hopkins Medicine




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