University Hospital Ulm

Ulm, Germany

Osteosynthesis for fractured femur (program ID: 235165)

Heiko Reichel

Prof. Dr. med.

Heiko Reichel

Deparment of Orthopedics

Specialized in: orthopedics

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Orthopedics Clinic at Ulm University Clinic with 158 beds for surgical and conservative treatment and a center for those suffering from transverse myelitis, with daily pain clinics and orthopedic departments (X-ray, CT, MRI, laboratory, physical therapy, balneo-physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy) is one of the largest orthopedic clinics in Germany and covers the entire spectrum of surgical and conservative treatments for diseases of the musculoskeletal system.

The main tasks of surgical care consist are the arthroscopic or open surgeries on joints, surgery with preservation of joint, joint replacement and spine surgery. The other important tasks are rheumatoorthopedic surgery, tumor surgery, orthopedic surgery for children, as well as, to a lesser extent, treatment of fractures of the spine and extremities. The computer navigation, both as an auxiliary and navigation tool is increasingly used in the clinical practice in joint replacement of hip and knee, and in spinal surgery. The hip and knee arthroplasty involves the minimally invasive techniques, as well as the bone sparing implants. The spinal surgery also increasingly uses the non-invasive methods of implantation, even with elongated spinal fusion. Clinic is a recognized center for treatment of the spine. Here, the patient is offered a comprehensive range of spine surgeries, from more intensive therapy (including the interventional infiltration therapy with shots) up to surgeries involving the segment preservation
(decompression of the intervertebral disc prosthesis) and stiffening surgeries (spinal fusion). Another important direction is surgery of the limbs with preservation of the joint, which, along with periarticular conversion surgeries and intrajoint interventions ensure the primary and secondary prevention of degenerative joint diseases, and thus contribute to avoidance or postponement of the use of stents. The number of scheduled prosthesis in the case of loosening or fracture of a bone in the presence of the implant is increasing too. We apply the most advanced auditing systems and methods for bone replacement. The conservative orthopedics acquires the increasing importance of the concept of interdisciplinary treatment. For example, the patients with chronic pain are often served in outpatient and inpatient setting, jointly with representatives of the other areas (physical medicine, psychosomatic medicine, psychiatry, pain therapy etc.)


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
  • preoperative care
  • titanium osteosynthesis plates placement​
  • 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

Ulm University Clinic is one of five university clinics in Baden-Württemberg and a clinic with the highest level of services in Germany, which offers the university medicine of the highest level to the population of Ostwürttemberg, Donau/Iller and  Bodensee-Oberschwaben.

The patients who live far outside these regions also trust the skills of the highly qualified team of doctors with international reputation, competent and  compassionate medical staff, as well as specialists of the technical service  and laboratories. Ulm University Clinic provides interdisciplinary medical services of the highest class, which combines patient care, research and education. Thus, the new scientific knowledge is quickly implemented in diagnostics and treatment. The highly qualified doctors and nurses ensure round the clock care for the patients' health. In the latest list of the best clinics according to FOCUS, the Clinic ranked 21st. 192,000 cases per quarter are dealt with by nearly 6,000 physicians and staff. In the latest list of the best clinics according to FOCUS, the Clinic ranked 21st.  

The clinic offers a full range of medical care in Germany. Specialized areas which have received wide recognition. Ulm University Clinic also has an excellent reputation far beyond the borders of Germany and has many years of experience in the treatment and care of foreign patients. The Clinic is pleased to welcome the patients from all over the world, seeking treatment in Germany and taking advantage of the high standards of scientific research, medical treatment and patient care.

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.