PAN Klinik

Cologne, Germany

Arthroscopy to treat knee synovitis (program ID: 185897)

Rudolf Ziolko

Dr. med.

Rudolf Ziolko

Department of Orthopedics, Traumatology and Sport Medicine

Specialized in: orthopedics, traumatology, sport medicine

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The Department of Orthopedics, Traumatology, and Sports Medicine at the PAN Clinic on Neumarkt uses innovative minimally invasive therapy methods for sparing and safety treatment of both orthopedic and sports-traumatic diseases. The chief physician of the Department is Dr. med. Rudolf Ziolko. The focuses of the Department are surgical treatment of cartilage, ligament, and meniscal injuries on knee joints as well as treatment of shoulder injuries. The ultimate goal of the highly-qualified doctors of the Department of Orthopedics, Traumatology and Sports Medicine is to relieve Your pain.

The main services of the Department of Orthopedics, Traumatology, and Sports Medicine under the direction of Dr. med. Rudolf Ziolko:

  • Cartilage, cruciate ligament and meniscal surgery
  • Shoulder and forefoot surgery
  • Special pain therapy (CT-assisted injections, radiofrequency therapy)
  • Magnetic, high frequency therapy and interleukin therapy
  • Osteodensitometry / 3-D-spine examination  
  • Treadmill test/ foot pressure measurement
  • Acupuncture
  • Manual therapy / osteopathy 

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • physical examination
  • review of medical records
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • general urine analysis
    • biochemical analysis of blood​
    • indicators of inflammation
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • synovial fluid aspiration for testing
  • X-Ray of the knee
  • MRI scan of the knee
  • preoperative care
  • synovectomy to remove the inflamed lining​ via arthroscopy
  • symptomatic treatment
  • control examinations
  • physiotherapeutic procedures
  • orthopedic appliances
  • the cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • full hospital accommodation in 2 bedded room 
  • explanation of future recommendations
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About hospital

PAN Clinic, located at the very heart of Cologne, has gained universal recognition due to highly professional doctors and their responsive and careful approach to the treatment. PAN Clinic on Neumarkt is a private hospital with a specialized medical offer. The team of experienced specialists, surgeons and anesthesiologists from 25 medical disciplines work hand in hand to provide optimal medical care. Every day 1,000 patients command the services offered by the Clinic. Over 75,000 patients have been operated in the Clinic.  PAN Clinic on Neumarkt is certified in accordance with ISO 9001:2008. 

Whether you visit the PAN Clinic on Neumarkt for a routine examination or for outpatient or inpatient (minimally invasive) treatment – at the PAN Clinic your health is in the best hands!

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.

Further details

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.