About the department
More than 400,000 artificial joints are implanted in Germany every year.
The EndoCert programme of the German Society for Orthopaedics and Orthopaedic Surgery is designed to ensure high quality standards for such interventions.
In a certified endoprosthetic centre, all measures for the fitting of artificial joints are approved, from the determination of indications at the doctor's appointment through to rehabilitation, and regular external monitoring of all processes is also carried out. Hip or knee replacements are only performed in the presence of one of the chief surgeons at the Endoprosthesis Centre.
In Germany, the first Endoprosthesis Centres were certified in 2012. The Clinic of Traumatology, Orthopaedics and Hand Surgery has been a certified endoprosthesis centre since 2014 and is thus one of the first medical institutions of this kind in the region. Today, our clinic performs about 300 operations for the insertion of artificial hip and knee joints for osteoarthritis or after fractures, which are performed by our four chief surgeons.
Specialities of the Endoprosthesis Centre
At the University Hospital Solingen, the Endoprosthesis Centre performs high-tech operations to replace damaged knee and hip joints. Only modern German and Swiss materials are used, which are able to replicate the shape of the native joint and fully replicate the structure for a full range of functions and movements.
Endoprosthetic surgeries in our clinic are extremely effective and most often the only option to restore lost functions in such complex diseases as:
Thanks to the development of modern medical operations at the Solingen Clinic, this type of treatment has become a completely routine operation at our clinic with minimal complications and short hospitalisation and rehabilitation times.