Your contact partners
in this area:
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. Stefan Pietsch
Specialist Registrar Dr. med. Stefan Pietsch

Head of department sports

Specialist for orthopaedics and accident surgery, sports medicine, chirotherapy


Specialist Registrar's Office
Gabi Geier

Telephone:
036691 8-1439


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.

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Biometrics

Biomechanical factors are always discussed with regard to aseptic loosening behaviour or in the case of functional deficits of alloarthroplastic joint replacements for hips. The assessment of the bone implant, questions regarding the anchoring principle, the prosthetic design and the biomaterial are most important here.

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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.