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

The Orthopedic Clinic Gelenk-Klinik has been certified as one of the main centers of endoprosthetic knee surgery in Germany

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.

Patients and doctors around the world accepted the irreversibility of cartilage damage as a fact of life - until now.

The secret of regeneration: Growth of cartilage outside the body

Arthroscopic Image of a 45 year old patient. Before applying new cartilage to the injured area of the joint the damaged cartilage is cleaned out via an arthroscopic procedure Same patient. Before applying new cartilage to the injured area of the joint the damaged cartilage is cleaned out via an arthroscopic procedure. © joint-surgeon.com

Modern medicine has now come up with an ingenious solution to this problem: from a small amount of cartilage cells taken from a patient, a huge quantity of new cartilage can be grown outside the body.

How does this biological cartilage regeneration take place?

At the German Gelenk Klinik in the city of Freiburg (home to one of the oldest Universities in Germany (since 1457) and a leading centre for medical science in Germany), this procedure of cartilage transplantation is performed daily. Dr. Peter Baum, founder and chief physician of the Gelenk Klinik was a pioneer, being the first surgeon in the world to master cartilage transplantation as a minimally invasive procedure.

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Orthopaedic Clinic Germany

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Gelenk Klinik Orthopaedic
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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)

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