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Vivantes Humboldt Hospital Berlin

location_on Berlin, Germany
9.7/10 from 23 Votes

Department of Endoprosthetics, Knee and Hip Surgery (332617)

Dirk Leutloff

Dr. med.

Dirk Leutloff

Specialized in: endoprosthetics, knee and hip surgery

The Department of Endoprosthetics, Knee and Hip Surgery conducts surgical treatment of knee and hip joints. Due to such a narrow specialization, the department`s surgeons who are using modern methods and implants offer exclusive experience. Along with primary endoprosthetics, standardized operations for the replacement of prostheses are conducted here on a regular basis. Also, the strengths of the department include joint-preserving methods, such as arthroscopy or corrective surgeries of improperly grown fractures. The head of the department is Dr. med. Dirk Leutloff.

All modern surgical methods are available for the treatment of hip / knee conditions. The treatment course depends on the age, clinical picture and patient`s needs. With progressive arthrosis of the knee joint, the standard method of treatment is bicondylar (complete) replacement of the joint surface. In rare cases, the posterior surface of the patella is also additionally replaced. With unilateral wear of the inner knee joint side, for example, in O-shaped deformities of legs, doctors use unicondyl endoprostheses. In special cases, implantation surgeries are performed with a navigation system that serves to better orient the surgeon.

Directions of the department are:

  • Replacement of the hip joint prosthesis
  • Hip endoprosthetics
  • Endoprosthetics of the knee joint

Indications for surgical interventions are:

  • Coxarthrosis
  • Gonarthrosis
  • Loose endoprostheses
  • Damage to the cartilaginous tissues of the knee joint
  • Rupture of cruciate ligaments
  • Meniscus damage

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