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

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

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Gabi Geier

036691 8-1439

Minimally invasive hip operation

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The Chair for Orthopaedics of the Friedrich Schiller University in Jena at the Waldkrankenhaus Eisenberg has been working on minimally invasive implantation of hip prosthetics since 1998. This method has advantages for the patient above all in the early phase after the operation – it ensures a clear reduction in pain as well as faster mobilisation.

With key-hole surgery, the doctor opens up only a very small area of access to the hip joint. In particular, this means that the surrounding musculature is hardly damaged, the patient gets back on his or her feet again and can withstand stress again more quickly. The four-point gait can be recommenced already on the third day after the operation. In addition, after a minimally invasive hip operation, patients suffer considerably less pain and are less reliant on painkillers. The positive result: patients achieve a smooth gait pattern more quickly. In addition, the shortened scar is a pleasant visual result.

At the Waldkrankenhaus Eisenberg, this technique is only used by experienced surgeons in order to ensure the best possible success. In addition, we regularly carry out documentation and scientifically analyse the results. A computer-aided inspection has ensured that the prosthetics have been correctly implanted. Here the minimally invasive technique achieves just as good long-term results as a traditional operation – already after five weeks, in a gait analysis carried out by a working group at the Waldkrankenhaus Eisenberg, no difference between the methods was detected. After both operations, impairments of the locomotor system were shown for approximately one year, which can be improved by rehabilitation and subsequent independent training.

The minimally invasive hip operation is suitable above all for younger, working people or older patients who wish to get back on their feet again quickly. The method is not suitable for patients with previous operations, bone deformities and scars or marked overweight. The operation is also not advisable for muscular patients and patients with large bone structures.

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Minimally invasive hip operation

Minimally invasive hip operation