Endoprosthetic surgery hours:
Every Thursday and Friday

Please make an appointment on

Telephone:
036691 8-1602


Prof. <br /> Dr. med. habil.<br /> Georg Matziolis
Prof.
Dr. med. habil.
Georg Matziolis

Senior Consultant of the Clinic for Orthopaedics and Accident Surgery

Acting holder of the Chair for Orthopaedics of the FSU Jena at the Waldkrankenhaus Eisenberg

Telephone:
036691 8-1002


Specialist Registrar Dr. med. Steffen Brodt
Specialist Registrar Dr. med. Steffen Brodt

Head of department hip

Specialist for Orthopaedics and Accident Surgery, Special Orthopaedic Surgery

Endoprosthetic surgery hours

Clinic for orthopaedics and accident surgery: hip department

The Waldkrankenhaus Eisenberg performs more than 1,000 total endoprosthetic hip operations per year. Our hospital is therefore one of the most experienced endoprosthetic centres in Germany. Our patients also benefit from this comprehensive, long-term practical experience in the endoprosthetic surgery hours.

The most frequent cause of hip disorders is the so-called primary arthrosis, i.e. chronic, degenerative wear of the joint cartilage. Secondary arthrosis is caused by separate disorders such as rheumatism, injuries, malpositions and innate deformities.

Diagnosis

On the first visit in the endoprosthetic surgery hours, the doctor speaks to the patient about the type and intensity of the complaints. He or she information on previous injuries and any existing concomitant disorders. As various pharmaceuticals or lifestyles may damage the bones and may be conducive to the development of the arthrosis or femoral head necrosis, the doctor will also ask about these factors. After the anamnesis, the doctor performs a thorough physical examination: He or she feels the affected joints and checks their mobility. He or she thus records any symptoms such as muscle atrophy, malpositions or shortening of legs.

Together with x-ray and/or MRI tests, the extent of the disorder can thus be assessed and an exact diagnosis carried out. After the doctor has formed an exact picture of the disease, he or she plans further procedures together with the patient. An operation is not always necessary: For example, an operation to replace joints can be postponed by physiotherapy, medicinal pain treatment or also injections in the joint. In discussion with the patient, the doctor explains the alternatives and jointly finds the optimum therapy.

Endoprosthetic surgery hours:
Every Thursday and Friday

Please make an appointment on

Telephone:
036691 8-1602


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In our endoprosthetic surgery hours, we support patients with hip disorders.

In our endoprosthetic surgery hours, we support patients with hip disorders.

Treatment

Specific conservative physiotherapy measures (physiotherapy, heat applications, massages, electrotherapy) may alleviate the pains and improve mobility.

In our hospital, the patient has access to an experienced team of physiotherapists, who cover the complete orthopaedic spectrum and work closely with our out-patients department.

In addition, the specialists in our medical supply store support the patients with individually produced healing aids and equipment. Only when these conservative methods have been exhausted, will the doctor recommend an operation.

Documents

On the first visit, the doctor discusses the course of the illness so far with the patient. The patient can note down in advance the details of previous injuries or operations as well as the names and quantities of the medicines to be taken. This makes the doctor's work easier and shortens waiting times on the out-patients department. For an exact diagnosis, existing doctor's letters and findings of the doctor treating the patient as well as any existing X-ray and MRI images facilitate the doctor's work.

A referral note from the current quarter from the G.P. or specialist currently treating the patient is advantageous.