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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

Navigation system

Specialist services

Artificial joints should reconstruct as precisely as possible the individual joint anatomy of the patient: This is the only way that patients can enjoy optimum mobility and long-term load capacity of the new joint.

For this reason, the orthopaedic specialists at the Waldkrankenhaus Eisenberg use a computer-aided planning system with which the doctor determines in advance the size and exact position of the prosthetic on the x-ray image.   In difficult cases, a navigation system is also used during the operation, which assists the surgeon with the operation carried out by hand.

The computer provides a three-dimensional image of the joint and thus shows the exact angular position of the prosthetic, which can now be placed in the optimum position by the surgeon. The navigation system provides the doctor with information and decision aids. However, the individual steps of the operation are carried out conventionally by hand.

The navigation system has been successfully used by the doctors at the Waldkrankenhaus Eisenberg for several years for complicated diagnoses (dysplasia coxarthrosis). In addition, the Eisenberg orthopaedic surgeons were involved in the development of this method – in 2007, the Consultant Dr. med. Jürgen Babisch and his team received the research prize of the "Arbeitsgemeinschaft Endoprothetik": In his work, with the aid of gait analysis, he was able to demonstrate that navigated hip endoprosthetics have a better position and better results tend to be expected for the patient.

Depending on the situation, minimally invasive operation techniques are also used, which are characterised by access to the joints which protects the muscles and with good bone quality by prosthetics which protect the bone (short shaft prosthetics). Mobilisation of the patient can be improved especially in the first few days after the operation.


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The digital navigation system helps the doctors to exactly adapt the artificial joint to the individual anatomy of the patient.

The digital navigation system helps the doctors to exactly adapt the artificial joint to the individual anatomy of the patient.