Femoral neck fractures are among the most common injuries in adults over 65 years. They are typically caused by a fall that follows a trivial incident such as tripping on the pavement or in the home. Pre-existing osteoporosis further increases the risk of a femoral neck fracture after a fall.
The fracture can cause severe stabbing pain in the hip after the fall. In some cases, the femoral neck does not break completely or the strong muscles in the thigh still hold the fragments together.
For the elderly, a femoral neck fracture is often a dramatic event with a high risk for complications during the healing process. The mobility and independence of the injured person often decline significantly after a femoral neck fracture. Often patients cannot even manage short distances, become bedridden and decline physically and mentally. In our experience, the mortality rate of seniors also increases considerably.
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
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.
Dr. Martin Rinio, MD, Orthopedist, Surgeon and Trauma Surgeon
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.
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.
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.
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.