Hannover Medical School, MHH

Hannover, Germany

Diagnosis and conservative treatment of elbow joint arthrosis (program ID: 245367)

Henning Windhagen

Prof. Dr. med.

Henning Windhagen

Department of Orthopedics

Specialized in: orthopedics

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Orthopedic Clinic at the Medical University in Hanover in St. Anne Foundation is one of the largest and most prestigious orthopedic clinics in Germany. With the help of recognized experts in the field of spine surgery, specialized joint replacement, deformity correction, surgery of the hip, knee and shoulder, podiatry, pediatric and neuroorthopedy can optimally meet the patients’ needs. In 2012, St. Anne’s Foundation registered a total of 31,289 patients. 6,000 of them were hospitalized.
The clinic offers a full range of treatments and refers patients to the following departments: reconstructive orthopedics of joints and joint replacement, spine surgery and conservative orthopedics, shoulder, knee and sports orthopedics, surgery of feet and ankles, pediatric orthopedics and neuroorthopedy, anesthesia and intensive care, as well as research biomechanics.

The anesthesia and intensive care department focuses on the post-operative and pain relief therapy. Approximately 1,500 patients per year receive a pain catheter before the surgery here, i.e. a thin tube through which the analgesic drugs are introduced continuously and which can remain inside the patient for several days after surgery. The painkillers are administered through an electronic pump which can be actuated by the patient.

Care is also a part of the clinic healthcare services. It promotes professional care to the patients during their stay at the clinic, so that they received as good services as possible. This means that the care segment is working continuously at improvement of services offered to the patient. Meanwhile the clinic focuses on the state of the art of care science and integrates new knowledge and guidelines into the daily schedule.

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • review of medical records
  • physical examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • general urine analysis
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • inflammation indicators (CRP, ESR)
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • X-Ray examination of the elbow joint
  • MRI scan elbow joint
  • elbow joint immobilization
  • injections into the elbow joint cavity
  • nursing services
  • consultation of related specialists
  • treatment via head doctor and all leading experts
  • explanation of individual treatment plan


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About hospital

Whether it is research, patient care or teaching, the concept of targeted promotion of basic aspects of activities has secured the first place of the Medical University of Hanover among the leading university hospitals in Germany in recent years.
Medical University of Hanover is a brilliant of healthcare. More than 57,000 stationary and more than 385,000 outpatients are treated in MUH. Meanwhile, it should be noted that medical research is closely related to the modern methods of diagnostics and treatment at the highest level. MUG is a clinic offering the maximum care and treatment, one of the German hospitals serving, in particular, a large number of seriously ill people. It is on the 24th position in the top list of hospitals in 2015 according to FOCUS.


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.