Joint Surgeons in Germany

Gelenk Klinik Orthopaedic Clinic
Alte Bundesstrasse 58
D-79194 Gundelfingen
fon: +49-761-79117-228
fax: +49-761-79117-999

Orthopedic specialist and clinic in germany
Orthopaedic Surgery 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.

Orthopedic hospital Gelenk-Klinik is certified as Foot and Ankle Surgery Centre (ZFSmax)

Certification as foot and ankle surgery centre (ZFSmax)The certification as foot and ankle surgery centre (ZFS) certifies the superior quality of patient consultations, diagnostics, surgery and after-care for foot and ankle conditions and injuries at the orthopedic hospital Gelenk-Klinik, Gundelfingen.

Highest quality:

  • The foot and ankle experts must possess a very high level of surgical experience in foot and ankle joint surgeries.
  • The training and advanced training of our specialists is constantly reviewed.
  • The quality of diagnostic procedures, surgeries and follow-up care for surgeries is well documented and proven.
  • Our patients benefit from tested expert advice and thorough clarification with regard to medical matters.
  • Quality assurance is ensured through regular clinic inspections.

Support and Service for international patients

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

The Gelenk Klinik Orthopaedic Hospital understands and supports international patients at 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:
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

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 Doctor 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 RepairArthroscopic 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 procedureHip 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 surgeryOsteoarthritis 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.

Joint Preserving Surgery through Hip Arthroscopy

Hip specialist approach to treating osteoarthritis of the hipHip 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.

PASHA® Electrode: EPRF therapy is a minimally invasive therapy for back pain

Within the spinal cord, the PASHA® Electrode (EPRF electrode) is navigated to the pain-triggering site with the aid of a screen.
   © Within the spinal cord, the PASHA® Electrode (EPRF electrode) is navigated to the pain-triggering site with the aid of a screen. ©

The PASHA®-catheter is a minimally invasive pain therapy. It is performed by an electromagnetic effect on the pain signal conduction inside the nerve fibres in the spinal cord (neuromodulation). Pain therapy with the PASHA® catheter is a minimally invasive treatment that is performed through an epidural needle: The electromagnetic treatment with a duration of 4-7 min results in a lasting moderation of the physiological pain signal transduction in the spina. The effect of the neuromodulation treatment with the PASHA®-electrode lasts for up to 2 years. The electrode is fixed at the end of a flexible plastic tube (catheter). This electrode can be navigated through the spine while controlling the position with x-ray vision. This initially invasive pain therapy is also called "Epidural pulsed radio frequency therapy" (EPRF). The popular name for this EPRF therapy (PASHA®-catheter) is after the inventor of this procedure, the German neurosurgeon Dr Omar Pasha.

Shoulder Prosthesis: Shoulder Replacement or Shoulder Arthroplasty

What is Shoulder Replacement?

Total shoulder replacement or total shoulder arthroplastyTotal shoulder replacement or total shoulder arthroplasty. © Sebastian Kaulitzki -

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 diagnostic and therapeutic optionsA 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

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. ©

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.

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Orthopaedic Clinic Germany

orthopedic clinic and surgeon in Germany

MVZ Gelenk-Klinik
Orthopaedic Clinic

ISO 9001:2015 certified quality

Alte Bundesstrasse 58

D-79194 Gundelfingen



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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)