Joint Surgeons in Germany

Gelenk Klinik Orthopaedic Clinic

Alte Bundesstrasse 58

D-79194 Gundelfingen


fon: +49-761-79117-228

fax: +49-761-79117-999

Ankle Specialist Germany

Ankle Specialist, Ankle Surgery

Dr. med Thomas Schneider - Senior Orthopaedic Specialist

Dr med Thomas Schneider Orthopaedic Specialist, Consultant for Specialised Knee and Ankle, Hip and Shoulder SurgeryDr. med Thomas Schneider, Orthopaedic Specialist, Foot and Ankle, Hip Surgery


  • Orthopaedic Specialist at the Gelenk Klinik Orthopaedic Hospital
  • PhD (1997) University of Freiburg
  • Orthopaedic Specialist since 2004
  • Expert Consultant for Arthroscopic Ankle and Foot Surgery
  • Ankle Replacement Surgery
  • Ligament Reconstruction
  • Total Hip Replacement (McMinn)
  • Cartilage Replacement
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Languages: English and German

Professional Experience

  • 1999-2001 Specialisation in orthopaedics
  • 2001-2002 Specialisation in trauma surgery
  • 2002-2004 Specialisation in orthopaedics
  • since 2004 Chief physician at the Gelenk-Klinik Orthopaedic Hospital
  • since 2018 Director of the certified centre for foot and ankle surgery (ZFS) at Gelenk-Klinik Orthopaedic Hospital


  • German Association for Foot and Ankle (Deutsche Assoziation für Fuß und Sprunggelenk e. V.)
  • Society for Foot and Ankle Surgery (Gesellschaft für Fuß- und Sprunggelenkchirurgie e. V.)

Dr. Martin Rinio, MD, Senior Orthopaedic Consultant and Trauma Surgeon

Dr. Martin Rinio, MD, Orthopedist, Surgeon and Trauma SurgeonDr. Martin Rinio, MD, Orthopedist, Surgeon and Trauma Surgeon


  • Orthopaedics, surgery and trauma surgery
  • Akademie der Unfallchirurgie AUC


  • Eberhard Karls Universität Tuebingen
  • Akademie der Unfallchirurgie AUC

Dr. Martin Rinio has special surgery experience in hip, knee and shoulder prostheses. Working well with general practitioners is particularly important to him in ensuring patients receive comprehensive care.

Ankle Arthroscopic Surgery with the Potential for Joint Preservation

Expert Orthopaedic Podologist performs ankle arthroscopyExpert orthopaedic Podologist performs ankle arthroscopy ©Viewmedica

Diagnostic Ankle Arthroscopy allows the surgeon to see inside the ankle joint to find out what could be causing the ankle pain. It provides a method of evaluating the ankle and enables a detailed diagnosis of the problem to be made. Ankle arthroscopy allows the orthopaedic surgeon to see the current status of the ligaments, cartilage, synovia and bones forming the complex ankle joint. In the case of osteoarthritis of the ankle, arthroscopy shows the surgeon the current state of the cartilage tissue. Pathologic developments such as loose bodies in the synovial fluid of the ankle joint, inflammation and infection, osteophytes of the ankle and damage to the bones forming the ankle joint can also be evaluated by this method.

Ankle Ligament Reconstruction - treating chronic ankle instability

Foot specialist approach to ankle ligament reconstructionFoot specialist approach to ankle ligament reconstruction ©Viewmedica

Ankle ligament reconstruction is a surgical treatment for chronic ankle instability when ligaments are stretched or torn (ankle sprain). If ankle instability following rupture of the ligaments has not responded to conservative treatment (including physical therapy), the foot and ankle specialist is able to suture the ligaments.

Ankle ligament reconstruction or ankle ligament plastic surgery is a well tested procedure with a very reliable outcome. Ankle reconstruction can reverse chronic ankle instability and prevent further deterioration of the ankle joint. The best outcomes for this procedure are most achieved by expert orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeons.

Osteoarthritis of the ankle: methods for joint-preservation

defective position of the anklebone (talus)Arthritis of the ankle always means a loss of the cartilage layer in the ankle. The cause for loss of the cartilage layer is frequently a defective position of the anklebone (talus). This also results in a number of specific treatment options for preserving the joint © joint-surgeon

Arthritis of the ankle - wear of the ankle - typically affects younger patients. The ankle is actually less susceptible to arthritis than the hip or knee. Therefore, arthritis developing in the ankle is usually promoted by specific causes, typically accidents. Only 5% - 10% of all cases of arthritis of the ankle occur as primary arthritis of the ankle, i.e. without specific cause.

Ankle prosthesis

Ankle replacement to treat osteoarthritis of the ankleAnkle replacement to treat osteoarthritis of the ankle © Viewmedica

Ankle replacement surgery (ankle prosthesis) is a modern therapy for osteoarthritis of the ankle. For decades ankle fusion was the preferred treatment for this condition, but since 1996 ankle prosthesis surgery has delivered good results. However the application of this surgical technique demands a level of specialised understanding of foot and ankle orthopaedics that that only a few centres for foot and ankle surgery can provide.

Pricelist Foot and Ankle Surgery

Foot and Ankle SurgeryAverage HospitalizationAverage Total Cost*
Arthrolysis, Elongation of the Achilles Tendon2 nights10.800 €
Mortons Neuroma Excision2 nights8.300 €
Metatarsophalangeal Arthroscopy2 nights8.900 €
Bunion Osteotomy (Hallux Valgus)2 nights8.900 €
Bunion Osteotomy2 nights8.900 €
Metal Plate Removal after Bunion Surgery2 nights6.600 €
Subtalar Arthrodesis4 nights15.100 €
Arthrodesis of Metatarsophalangeal Joint2 nights10.500 €
Metatarsophalangeal Prosthesis
(big toe joint replacement)
3 nights11.000 €
Ankle Arthroscopy
(minimally invasive surgery)
2 nights8.900 €
Ankle Ligament Reconstruction2 nights10.800 €
Ankle Cartilage Transplant (ACT), harvesting, cultivation and transplant
2+3 nights30.000 €
Ankle Osteotomy
3 nights20.700 €
Ankle Arthrodesis
4 nights15.100 €
Ankle Joint Replacement
(Ankle Prosthesis)
5 nights28.700 €

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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)

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