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Hip replacement and rehabilitation (program ID: 400472)

University Hospital Würzburg

Specialized hospital
Rainer H. Meffert

Head Physician
Prof. Dr. med.

Rainer H. Meffert

Specialized in: traumatology, hand surgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery

Department of Traumatology, Hand Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

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 of the hip
  • MRI scan of the hip
  • preoperative care
  • hip replacement (hip endoprosthesis)
  • symptomatic treatment
  • control examinations
  • physiotherapeutic procedures
  • orthopedic appliances
  • the cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • full hospital accommodation
  • explanation of future recommendations


The program includes orthopedic rehabilitation:

  • Primary presentation in the clinic
  • medical history, including family history
  • complex neurological and orthopedic examinations
  • X-ray examination
  • complex neurophysiological examinations
  • individual rehabilitation program, which includes:
    • Wii Fit training in the use of the balance
    • neuropsychological therapy
    • functional therapy of the upper extremities (ArmeoSpring)
    • kinesitherapy (physiotherapy)
    • biocontrol with feedback
    • healing deep muscle massage
    • acupuncture of spasticity and pain syndromes
    • occupational therapy
    • psycho-educational classes
    • Individual physiotherapy
    • microcurrent treatment
    • fangotherapy / cryotherapy
    • antispasmodic drug therapy
    • mobilization of limb joints
    • hydrotherapy / massage therapy / reflexology
    • training on special trainers
    • and etc.
  • nurses care
  • stay in the hospital with full board
  • symptomatic and drug therapy
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About the department

The Department of Traumatology, Hand Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University Hospital Würzburg covers the whole range of services in these fields. The department specializes in joint replacement, treatment of tumors of the musculoskeletal system, endoscopic treatment methods for spinal injuries, arthroscopic treatment of joints, etc. The department is also a recognized Center for Sports Orthopedics. The Chief Physician of the department is Prof. Dr. med. Rainer H. Meffert.

The service range in the field of traumatology and reconstructive surgery includes:

  • Treatment of patients with polytrauma and severe injuries
  • Treatment of spinal injuries using endoscopic techniques and correction of wrongly fused spinal fractures
  • Pelvic and acetabular injuries
  • Tumors of the musculoskeletal system (in particular, bone metastases)
  • Arthroscopic treatment of joint injuries and lesions (shoulder, knee, elbow and ankle joints)
  • Joint replacement surgery with an artificial one (endoprosthetics)
  • Sports injuries of muscles, tendons and ligaments
  • Correction of limb length discrepancy
  • Treatment of all types of industrial accidents and their consequences
  • Treatment of injuries in elderly and seriously ill patients
  • And other types of injuries and malformations

The department provides treatment for all types of injuries, diseases and malformations of the hand. To provide the diagnostics and treatment, the doctors use modern minimally invasive methods, for example, small joint endoscopy. Various methods of reconstruction and improvement of hand mobility are also regularly used, for example, tendon transplantation and plastic ligament reconstruction.

The department's plastic surgeons specialize in breast reconstruction in women after surgical treatment of cancer, reconstructive microsurgery after injuries, aesthetic operations, as well as body lift operations in the treatment of pathological overweight.

The diagnostic and therapeutic service range of the department includes: 

  • Traumatology and reconstructive surgery
    • Severely injured patients and polytrauma
    • Joint replacement surgery
    • Pelvic and acetabular pathology 
    • Shoulder and elbow pathology
    • Knee pathology 
    • Foot pathology
    • Developmental defects
  • Hand surgery
    • Reimplantation in amputated hands and fingers
    • Correction of congenital hand malformations 
    • Surgery in rheumatic hand injuries
    • Reconstructive surgery: rehabilitation procedures in tissue loss and impaired functionality after accidents and surgical removal of tumors
  • Sports traumatology
    • Injuries of the knee, shoulder and ankle joints
    • Injuries and degenerative changes in the pelvis, thighs and spine
    • Employment injuries and their consequences
    • Correction of malformations
    • Correction of leg length discrepancy after accidents
    • Impaired bone and wound healing
  • Plastic and aesthetic surgery
    • Operations on the breast: reduction, tightening, augmentation, correction
    • Facial interventions: facelift, forehead lift, eyelid surgery, rhinoplasty, lip correction, patient's own adipose tissue therapy, wrinkle treatment with botulinum toxin and durable biomaterials, hyaluronic acid and collagen injections, dermabrasion, laser treatment
    • Correction of auricles
    • Body procedures: abdominal correction (abdominoplasty), Lockwood body lift technique (strengthening of the abdomen, hips, back and buttocks), tightening of the abdomen, buttocks, thighs, legs and arms, adipose tissue suction
    • Postoperative treatment
  • Diagnostics and treatment of other diseases

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