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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

Femoral head necrosis

Necrosis is the term given by doctors to the pathological destruction of cell tissue. In the case of femur head necrosis, the femur head is insufficiently supplied with blood, parts of the femur head are destroyed and may lead to a fracture of the head surface in the course of the disease.

The disease is therefore accompanied by a disturbance of the supply of blood to the femur head, the cause of which, however, cannot be ascertained. Patients suffering from necrosis of the femur head are often younger than patients with arthrosis, the complaints only occur relatively late and eventually lead to pain when the hip joint is subjected to loads.

An operation is then unavoidable. The doctors attempt to maintain the joint as long as possible, especially in the case of younger patients. Drilling the femur head should improve the blood supply in the dead area, removal of the necrosis and filling the defective area with bone should prevent the head from fracturing. Less frequently it is also attempted to heal the filled bone material by electrical stimulation or to alleviate the effects of the disease by osteotomy (repositioning operation of the head). If the measures to maintain the joint are unsuccessful, the doctors recommend insertion of an artificial hip joint.


Physiotherapy

Our physiotherapy team helps our patients before and after the operation to return to their normal lives as soon as possible.


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Femoral head necrosis before the operation.

Femoral head necrosis before the operation.

Drilling and screw implantation with subsequent electro-stimulation.

Drilling and screw implantation with subsequent electro-stimulation.