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in this area:
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

The artificial hip joint

Clinic for Orthopaedics and Accident Surgery: Hip Department

Especially in the field of endoprosthetics, scientists have made enormous progress in the last 20 years: Artificial hip joints today have a "useful life" of 10-15 years for 90 % of patients.

Many patients enjoy good functioning of their prosthetic for even longer, which reliably restores the ability to walk and move. In addition, new operation methods guarantee low-pain and low-risk operations as well as a relatively short period of convalescence.

Overview of the individual steps:

The insertion of an artificial hip joint is a major operation: for this reason, our doctors provide patients with comprehensive, expert information on the preparation, procedure and follow-up care of the operation.

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Structure of the hip endoprosthesis

Artificial hip joints are available in various designs and materials. Our orthopaedic surgeons provide the patient with detailed information of the various systems and find the best replacement joint for the individual needs of the patient.

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Operating procedure

The operating procedure for inserting an artificial hip joint can be roughly divided into four steps.

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Already one day after the operation, the patient can begin with movement therapy: Our experienced physiotherapists help the patient to get out of bed for the first time and perform daily exercises with him or her.

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Orthopaedics: Research

With our research in the area of bio-mechanics, we support the clinical work of the surgeons. Our main areas of research are instrumented 3D gait and movement analysis of patients with a wide range of disorders and X-ray analysis of the hip joint.

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