Where conservative (non-surgical) treatment fails to deliver, the dam-aged joint is replaced with an artificial joint carefully designed taking into account patient's age, health conditions, and joint anatomy.The ENDO-Klinik is committed to providing excellent care to patients in need of joint replacement. Precise planning shortens the time spent in the operating room and minimizes negative effects for the patient. Whenever possible, the center resorts to partial joint replacement procedures. When this approach fails, total joint re-placements are performed using internationally recognized high flex-ion artificial joints.
The most frequently performed procedures at our clinic are hip and knee surgeries, followed by foot and shoulder surgeries. Especially in the field of joint replacement there is a wide range of different prosthetic models and materials to choose from. The fixation method, i.e. the decision whether or not to use bone cement, must also be considered carefully. With us you can be sure that you will always be treated according to the state of the art in medicine and with high-quality and individually fitting branded implants.
Furthermore, the careful selection of the most appropriate surgical method for each individual patient and the use of minimally invasive surgery ensure optimal treatment results that spare the muscles and ligaments in the best possible way.
Individually adjusted prostheses
The prosthetic systems developed by our physicians can be individually combined. In exceptional cases we manufacture special prostheses and customized implants that are tailored to your personal situation.
An artificial joint makes life easier for affected patients. Sometimes, however, an artificial joint fails to work as intended and has to be replaced. Reasons for this include wear and tear, loosening,
infection or dislocation of the implant. It is completely normal for prostheses to suffer wear and tear or to become loose after 20 to 30 years of use. The ENDO-Klinik performs by far the most
exchange surgeries of knee and hip replacements in all of Germany – about 1,400 procedures every year.
Unilateral exchange –Treating infections in just one surgical procedure
One of the most dangerous complications associated with prosthetic surgery are periprosthetic joint infections. Here, the area surrounding the artificial joint is infected, thus enabling bacteria to proliferate on the joint itself. With more than 500 procedures due to artificial joint infections per year, the ENDO-Klinik is the largest center worldwide to treat these kinds of conditions.
Detection of pathogens
In next to no time, our specialists use novel methods to determine your individual antibiotic with the highest efficacy, which they then mix into the bone cement, as fixation with bone cement allows
for immediate load-bearing of the joint and treatment of infections in a single surgical procedure.