THE HIP

The hip is the largest ball joint in the human body and is subject to a high degree of wear through use. When its movement is restricted, pain frequently results. Gentle, minimally invasive implantation of a state of the art hip prosthesis allows the patient to return quickly to pain-free normal life. Among young patients, operations to preserve the joint can lead to a reduction in pain and an improvement to the degree of movement.

SCOPE OF SERVICES

PROSTHETICS

Restoration of the normal joint function through hip prosthesis

  • Depending on the diagnosis, minimal invasive operating techniques may be used. Minimisation of blood loss, better retention of the joint and muscle sensation, faster healing
  • Modern materials for stable integration and longevity
  • Patient-specific selection of the prosthetic hip

ARTHROSCOPY

Minimal invasive “keyhole therapy”

  • Suturing or removal of a painful or snapping joint lip (labrum)
  • Removal of exposed, infected joint mucosa and bone proliferation (femoro-acetabular impingement)
  • Cartilage cell transplantation

FRACTURES

Breakage of the femoral neck

  • This affects mainly older people
  • Healing through bolting (osteosynthesis) or fracture prosthesis

BONE CORRECTION

Rectification of incorrect load distribution caused by bones

  • Correction to the pelvis (triple osteotomy) or upper thigh (axis-correcting repositioning operations)
  • Prevention of arthrosis damage at a young age

LONG-TERM REHABILITATION PROGRAMME

  • Special patient service with integrated supply contracts

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