St. Joseph Hospital Haan
Department of Endoprosthetics (303013)
Specialized in: endoprosthetics
About the Department of Endoprosthetics at St. Joseph Hospital Haan
The Department of Endoprosthetics at the St. Joseph Hospital Haan offers high-quality surgical services for knee and hip arthroplasty. The medical facility also successfully performs revision interventions to replace previously implanted artificial prostheses. The revision operations are technically more complex and are usually indicated in the case of displacement or destruction of parts of the prosthesis, infection of the implant, mechanical breakdowns, etc. The department is a certified Joint Replacement Center (endoCert certificate), which adheres to the strictest hygiene standards and provides excellent treatment results. The department annually performs more than 300 knee and hip arthroplasty procedures, which testifies to the vast clinical experience of the specialists. The primary goal of the entire medical team of the department is to restore mobility and ensure a decent quality of life for the patient. The department is headed by Dr. med. Wolfram Habel.
Joint disorders are among the most common pathologies in modern medicine. Patients often ignore the pain syndrome and do not seek medical attention when the pathological process can be compensated or stopped using conservative methods. When the pain becomes unbearable and limits mobility, patients usually require surgery to partially or totally replace the joint with an endoprosthesis. The most common indications for joint replacement surgery include arthrosis, rheumatoid arthritis, intra-articular fractures, femoral neck fracture, hip dysplasia, avascular necrosis of the femoral head and other pathologies. The operation is preceded by comprehensive diagnostics, including laboratory tests and instrumental examinations (X-ray, ultrasound, CT and MRI scans). Based on the diagnostic results, the type of the upcoming surgical intervention and its extent are determined.
Prior to the knee or hip replacement surgery, 3D modeling is often performed. This approach allows the doctors to see the joint in various projections, plan each stage of the surgical intervention and select the optimal prosthesis. In addition, 3D modeling ensures a minimal risk of postoperative complications. If necessary, the patient can receive a custom-made endoprosthesis manufactured in accordance with his individual anatomical features. The surgeons of the medical facility work only with high-quality prostheses, the service life of which is 20 years or more. In most cases, a minimally invasive surgical approach is used, due to which the patient's mobility after surgery can be restored in the shortest possible time. The department's specialists also use advanced navigation systems, which provide the most accurate positioning of the endoprosthesis, thereby ensuring a high-quality treatment outcome. The knee and hip replacement surgery lasts about 2 hours and is performed under general anesthesia. After the intervention to implant the endoprosthesis, the department's doctors recommend rehabilitation in a specialized center.
A distinctive feature of the department is close cooperation with private practitioners, which ensures the optimal combination of inpatient and outpatient treatment. The department's doctors also cooperate with the Department of Orthopedics, Traumatology and Foot Surgery. It is important for the specialists of the medical facility to provide the patient with an effective treatment that will allow him to regain the freedom of movement and have a decent quality of life.
The department's main clinical activities include:
- Partial and total knee replacement surgery
- Partial and total hip replacement surgery
- Revision interventions for the replacement of previously implanted knee and hip endoprostheses
- Other medical services
Photo of the doctor: (c) St. Josef Krankenhaus Haan
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