Joint Surgeons in Germany

Gelenk Klinik Orthopaedic Clinic

Street:
Alte Bundesstrasse 58

Town:
D-79194 Gundelfingen

Germany

fon: +49-761-55 77 58 28

fax: +49-761-58 974 650

clinic@joint-surgeon.com

orthopedic specialist and clinic in germany

Your Orthopedic Treatment: Joint Preserving Orthopaedic Surgery

Cutting edge safety and Precision in the Operating room. Safety and precision in the operating room: Due to cutting edge technology and quality management Gelenk-Klinik has a perfect track record.

Our team of expert consultant orthopaedic surgeons and physicians offer private medical and surgical care of the highest standard. We use the most up to date procedures.
These procedures include the latest non surgical and minimally invasive arthroscopic techniques to speed your recovery, manage pain, treat sports injuries and all orthopaedic conditions.

Support and Service for international patients

Mrs. Claudia  Ponert, International Case Manager Mrs Claudia Ponert, International Case Manager

The Gelenk Klinik Orthopaedic Hospital understands and supports international patients in every step.

Our health care professionals are striving to understand and acquire all relevant information and share it clearly and effectively with patients and relatives, to ensure not only the best orthopaedic outcome, but also treatment experience.

Please contact us any time:
e-mail: care@joint-surgeon.com
fon: +49-761 55 77 58 28

Freiburg in Black-Forest: Destination for Relaxation and Recovery

The German city of Freiburg is a centre for medical education and research. The city of Freiburg is a historical centre of excellence for medical education and research. Freiburg is a top ranking city in the German lifestyle index. © Istockphoto

The Gelenk-Klinik is located in the heart of Western Europe, where Germany, France and Switzerland meet. Our patients benefit from being in an environment which is perfect not only for treatment and recuperation, but also for leisure and tourism.

Freiburg is home to Freiburg University, one of the most important centres of medical training in Germany. The city is the capital of Germany’s famous “Schwarzwald” or Black Forest. An area rich in nature, culture and tradition. Freiburg is easily accessible from Zurich, Basel and Frankfurt airports.

Gelenk Klinik - certified Centre for Arthroplasty in Germany

Center of Excellence in Arthroplasty

Certificate of Excellence as Centre for Arthroplasty

The Orthopaedic Gelenk-Klinik was the first orthopaedic provider to be certified as a Centre for Endoprosthetic Surgery in Baden-Württemberg, Germany according to the strict guidelines (national regulations) of the supervising DGOOC e.V. "EndoprothetikZentrum" (EPZ). This certificate shows:

  • Surgical experience of more than 200 successful prosthesis/year
  • Excellent surgical quality
  • Diagnostic excellence
  • Quality of documentation
  • Quality of patient counseling and patient support
We congratulate the Senior Doctors Dr. Peter Baum, Dr. Thomas Schneider and the official coordinator of the auditing process Prof. Dr. Sven Ostermeier for this success on behalf of the team of Orthopaedic Gelenk-Klinik.

Arthroscopic repair of the rotator cuff in the shoulder

Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair ©Viewmedica

The rotator cuff is made up of the tendons of four muscles. It surrounds the head of the humerus just as a cuff surrounds the wrist at the end of a sleeve. One part of these muscle attachments is located below the top of the shoulder. These tendons lie between two opposite, movable bones and are therefore easily damaged. The tendons keep the head of the humerus within the joint and provide stability when the arm is moved.

Hip Resurfacing: Bone Preserving Treatment (Birmingham Prosthesis/McMinn-Implant)

Dr Thomas Schneider, Orthopaedic Expert Consultant for Hip Surgery

Hip resurfacing (McMinn prosthesis) is a bone preserving procedure Hip resurfacing (McMinn prosthesis) is a bone preserving procedure. Hip resurfacing has the potential to give a high degree of pain free mobility, particularly to younger patients with severe hip arthritis, who are otherwise in good health. © Gelenk-Klinik

Hip resurfacing surgery or partial hip prosthesis replaces the damaged cartilage and bone of the hip joint. These implants are designed to restore function to a hip joint affected by osteoarthritis.

Dentists have known for a long time that a small area of damage to a tooth is no longer a reason to replace that tooth, instead they fill or crown the damaged area. This restorative principle has finally been applied to hip replacement surgery.

Total Hip Replacement Surgery (Hip Prosthesis)

Osteoarthritis of the hip may require total hip replacement surgery Osteoarthritis of the hip may require a total hip replacement surgery ©Viewmedica

Total hip replacement surgery is advised in patients for whom the hip joint has been so severely damaged by osteoarthritis, that it is no longer possible to preserve the natural joint through hip resurfacing. In this case, both the femoral head and the socket of the hip joint are replaced by metal and polyethylene components designed to restore pain free mobility. At the Gelenk Klinik our hip specialist is able to offer different designs and materials for the replacement joint and will advise on the most suitable for each individual case. The quality and durability of hip replacement is largely dependant on the expert diagnosis, the skill and experience of the hip specialist. However total hip replacement surgery is one of the most tested and successful joint replacement procedures available today.

Osteoarthritis of the hip: Joint Preserving Surgery through Hip Arthroscopy

Hip specialist approach to treating osteoarthritis of the hip Hip specialist approach to treating osteoarthritis of the hip ©Viewmedica

Hip arthroscopy is a procedure which allows the hip specialist to examine (and at the same time treat) the bones, ligaments and cartilage of the hip joint.

Hip arthroscopy is performed as minimally invasive surgery. Two or three small incisions allow microsurgical instruments to access the hip joint. Hip arthroscopy can identify (and often remove) the causes of osteoarthritis of the hip.

Shoulder Prosthesis: Shoulder Replacement or Shoulder Arthroplasty

What is Shoulder Replacement?

Total shoulder replacement or total shoulder arthroplasty Total shoulder replacement or total shoulder arthroplasty. © Sebastian Kaulitzki - Fotolia.com

The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the human body. The shoulder joint is formed by the upper arm (humerus) and the shoulder socket (Glenoid). Total shoulder arthroplasty replaces both components of the "ball and socket" joint.

As is usual in joint replacement surgery, the ball at the humeral head is replaced by a metal device. The socket component is replaced by a smooth plastic device which replicates the function of the natural cartilage surface.

Knee Surgery and Preservation - the Specialist's Approach

A knee specialist offers a wide range of tdiagnostic and therapeutic options A knee specialist offers a wide range of diagnostic and therapeutic options © Viewmedica

Surgeons at the Gelenk Klinik believe in offering a range of treatment alternatives, and have the expertise and experience to successfully treat, using minimally invasive techniques. Our surgeons tailor the treatment path to your own specific requirements and only escalate the level of intervention when absolutely necessary. Our aim in every case is to preserve as much of your natural tissue and joint as possible.

Autologous Cartilage Transplantation (ACT) -stopping osteoarthritis of the knee

Is irreversible cartilage damage still a fact of life?

Arthroscopic image of a 45 year old patient, with clearly visible damage to the cartilage surface of a knee-joint. The surface is no longer smooth and strong, but rough and vulnerable as a result of damage. Arthroscopic image of a 45 year old patient, with clearly visible damage to the cartilage surface of a knee-joint. The surface is no longer smooth and strong, but rough and vulnerable as a result of damage. © joint-surgeon.com

Cartilage cells are vital as cushions inside the joints of the body. Healthy cartilage tissue keeps joints smooth, flexible and pain free. If the cartilage tissue becomes damaged, this damage tends to be permanent. Joints become painful and lose their flexibility. Cartilage cannot regenerate naturally inside the body.

After some time the bones start to collide. The joints start to become inflamed and permanently stiff, unless a prosthetic joint is implanted. This painful process represents the irreversible development of osteoarthritis.

Orthopaedic Clinic Germany

orthopedic clinic and surgeon in Germany

Gelenk Klinik Orthopaedic
Clinic

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Street:
Alte Bundesstrasse 58

Town:
D-79194 Gundelfingen

Germany

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  • Distance to EURO-Airport Basel: 80 km (45 mins)
  • Distance to Zurich: 161 km (1h 40)
  • Distance to Frankfurt: 259 km (2h 20)

Centre for Arthroplasty

Center of Excellence in Arthroplasty

Certified Centre for Arthroplasty (Centre for Endoprosthesis)