UKGM Gießen

Giessen, Germany

Total elbow replacement for elbow arthritis (program ID: 182335)

Markus Riekert

Prof. Dr. med.

Markus Riekert

Department of Orthopedics and Orthopedic Surgery

Specialized in: orthopedics

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Studium der Humanmedizin, Universität-Gesamthochschule Essen




Assistenzarzt, Sportklinik Stuttgart




Assistenzarzt, Orthopädische Universitätsklinik Heidelberg




Dissertation: „Die native Reißfestigkeit der Sehne des Musculus supraspinatus beim Menschen - eine biomechanische Untersuchung.“




Oberzarzt, Orthopädische Universitätsklinik Heidelberg




Habilitation: „Über den Einfluss des Growth and Differentiation Factors -5 (GDF-5) auf die heilende Achillessehne im Rahmen des Tissue Engineering von Sehnen und Bändern.“




Leitender Oberzarzt, Orthopädische Universitätsklinik Heidelberg




Direktor der Klinik für Orthopädie und Orthopädischen Chirurgie, Justus-Liebig Universität, Giessen

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The clinic offers treatment in outpatient and inpatient mode and practices both traditional and advanced methods of treatment.

The key competencies of the clinic include: arthroscopy, joint replacement, hand and foot surgery, pediatric orthopedics, rheumatic orthopedics, sports orthopedics, tumor orthopedics and  spine orthopedics.


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 (CRP, ESR)
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • x-ray examination
  • CT/MRI scan
  • preoperative care
  • design of the patient-specific implant using 3 d system
  • computer-assisted shoulder joint replacement
  • cost of the implant included
  • 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

Gießen is an old university town 30 km far from Marburg, where in 1607 the Ludwig University was situated, and where can be found the oldest German botanic garden. This is also the city where stands a monument to x-rays.

Gießen is situated 30 km away from Marburg. Today, Giessen and Marburg are not only historical culture centers, but also cities with effective, modern hospital system based on medical University, which is well known both in Germany and abroad.

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.