Total shoulder joint replacement for shoulder arthritis (program ID: 423995)

University Orthopedic Hospital Hannover-Annastift MHH

location_on Hannover, Germany
9.8/10 from 29 Votes
Specialized hospital
Tomas Smith

Head Physician
PD Dr. med.

Tomas Smith

Specialized in: shoulder and knee surgery, sports orthopedics

Department of Shoulder and Knee Surgery, Sports 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 of the shoulder
  • CT/MRI scan of the shoulder
  • preoperative care
  • design of the patient-specific implant using 3 d system
  • computer-assisted shoulder joint replacement
  • the 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
  • explanation of future recommendations

Required documents

  • Medical records
  • X-ray examination, MRI/CT scan (if available)
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About the department

The Department of Shoulder and Knee Surgery, Sports Orthopedics at the University Orthopedic Hospital Hannover-Annastift MHH offers the full range of services in this fields. It uses the most modern treatments, high-quality endoprostheses of famous world manufacturers, which, in combination with the rich clinical experience and professionalism of doctors guarantees the optimal result. In addition, the department treats sports injuries of varying severity. The Chief Physician of the department is PD Dr. med. Tomas Smith.

The department’s range of services includes:

  • Shoulder surgery
    • Special methods of shoulder replacement surgery (for example, application of an inverse endoprosthesis, joint surface replacement, etc.)
    • Operations to replace joint with implants that have an anatomical shape (partial and total joint replacement)
    • Revision shoulder joint replacement
    • Rotator cuff reconstruction
    • Stabilization of the shoulder and other joints
    • Surgical treatment of shoulder impingement syndrome
    • Treatment of forearm calcification
    • Other services
  • Knee surgery
    • Reconstructive interventions on a cruciate ligament
    • Meniscus stabilization
    • Meniscus replacement
    • Substitution therapy for cartilage lesions (for example, cellular therapy, HemiCAP)
    • Patella stabilization
    • Corrective osteotomy
    • Implantation of sliding prostheses
    • Total and partial knee replacement
    • Other services
  • Treatment of sports injuries of the musculoskeletal system
  • Other therapeutic options

Photo of the doctor: (c) DIAKOVERE Annastift 

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