Knee Specialist in Munich: PD Dr Andreas Ficklscherer

PD Dr Andreas Ficklscherer
Practice Owner
Specialist in Knee Surgery
Munich, Germany

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Treatment Focus

  • Meniscal lesion
  • Cartilage surgery (microfracturing, OATS procedure, autologous chondrocyte transplantation)
  • Reconstruction of the cruciate ligament (autologous tendon replacement)
  • Patellar dislocation
  • Corrective surgery
  • Joint injections (hyaluronic acid preparations, autologous platelet-rich plasma (PRP, ACP))

Medical Range

Range of Diagnostic Services

  • Detailed medical history
  • Diagnostic radiology
  • Ultrasound
  • MRI

Range of Therapeutic Services

  • Meniscus: non-surgical therapy, meniscus surgery
  • Cartilage surgery: microfracturing, OATS procedure (osteochondral autograft transfer system), autologous chondrocyte transplantation
  • Cruciate ligament tears: non-surgical therapy, cruciate ligament reconstruction
  • Patellar dislocation: non-surgical therapy, MPFL plasty
  • Corrective surgery for bow legs or knock knees

About PD Dr Andreas Ficklscherer

Private Lecturer Dr Andreas Ficklscherer is an expert in orthopaedics and trauma surgery as well as knee specialist and co-owner of the Orthopaedics unit at the Viktualienmarkt practice in Munich.

Working under the motto "People are the center of attention – not machines", the experienced knee specialist Dr Ficklscherer develops an individual therapy for his patients based on state-of-the-art medicine after conducting extensive diagnostics. He supports his patients throughout, from the very first examination to aftercare. The aim is always to fully exhaust non-surgical therapy options. Should an operation become necessary, the focus is then on joint-preserving procedures.

Comprehensive Diagnostics for Individual Knee Therapy

At the ultra-modern orthopaedic practice next to the Viktualienmarkt in Munich, medical expertise, outstanding care and excellent aftercare are closely linked. By ensuring detailed diagnostics, Dr Ficklscherer is able to offer his patients the best possible therapy.

Very important to Dr. Ficklscherer is a detailed patient consultation ahead of every therapy plan. Subsequently, a precise physical examination follows. Should further diagnostic methods such as X-ray, ultrasound or MRI be necessary, these will be promptly arranged. Therapy plans are then defined in collaboration with the patient. Only by combining patients' ideas and wishes with the medical possibilities available and the body's own requirements and therapeutic reasonable actions, the best range of treatments for any type of injury or joint wear can be an ultimate result.

Fully Scoop Out Non-Surgical Knee Treatment Methods

Whenever possible, Dr Ficklscherer recommends to initially exhaust non-surgical treatment methods for knee problems or knee injuries. Above all, age and athletic ambitions of each knee patient determine whether or not an operation is necessary. Both meniscal injuries and cruciate ligament injuries can be treated non-surgically in many cases. Only if knee instability, restricted movement or knee pain persists over a longer period of time, knee surgery is unavoidable.

Expert in Joint-Preserving Knee Surgery in Munich

Cruciate ligament reconstruction not only for athletes

Complete or partial rupture (cruciate ligament rupture) of the anterior or posterior cruciate ligament is one of the most frequent and serious knee injuries. The cruciate ligaments stabilise and guide the movement of the knee joint. In case of cruciate ligament injury, increased instability occurs, especially during sporting activities. Dr Ficklscherer successfully performs cruciate ligament reconstructions, so each patient can continue to be active in sports and to reduce consequential damage as much as possible.

Meniscus Specialist for Damages and Injuries

The most common form of internal knee damage is a meniscal lesion. It is often caused by traumatic torsion of the knee joint. According to today’s common knowledge, a meniscus should be preserved, if possible. Meniscal fixation is therefore the method of choice for keeping the meniscus functional and to prevent consequential damage. Degenerative tissue of the meniscus is removed by applying arthroscopy and therefore, intact meniscal tissue left behind. This has a beneficial effect on joint control, since as little as possible of the contact surface is reduced.

Early Detection and Personalised Treatment of Cartilage Damage

Impairment to articular cartilage should be detected and treated as early as possible. Dr Ficklscherer and his team use innovative cartilage therapies to rebuild damaged cartilage. Both non-surgical and surgical treatment options are available for this. In case of advanced cartilage damage, when patients also suffer from everyday restrictions and pain, it is possible to treat the defect by applying various surgical procedures (microfracturing or cartilage cell transplantation). Depending on location and size of the injury, a decision is made with the patient about the optimal therapy measure.

Corrective Surgery for Knock Knees and Bow Legs

Knock knees and bow legs lead to permanent incorrect burden of the knee joint. As a result, the articular cartilage is subject to greater stress and wears out faster. Depending on age and activity level of the patient (the younger and more active), corrective surgery is recommended accordingly. This causes a greater load to be placed on the still intact cartilage and the worn part of the knee to be relieved. As a result, the patient suffers from less pain or no pain at all. The insertion of an artificial knee joint can thus be delayed for years or prevented altogether.

Further information is available on the website of the Orthopaedics at the Viktualienmarkt.

 

Curriculum Vitae

University Education

  • University of Cologne
  • Julius-Maximilians University, Würzburg
  • Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich

Stages of Specialist Medical Training

  • Clinic and Polyclinic of the LMU Munich – Grosshadern campus
     (Prof. Dr V. Jansson)
  • Helios Clinic Munich-Perlach; Clinic for Trauma Surgery and Orthopaedics
    (Prof. Dr H.J. Andreß)

Doctorate

  • Upper ankle endoprosthetics – evaluation of tibial anchorage. Experimental study at the Laboratory for Biomechanics and Experimental Orthopaedics at the LMU Munich (Prof. Dr habil. Dr-Ing. Plitz, 2009)

Habilitation

  • Factors influencing bony tendon integration after rotator cuff reconstruction. (Prof. Dr Dipl.-Ing. V. Jansson, 2014)

Special Qualifications

  • DEGUM certificate in sonography of the musculoskeletal system
  • Expertise in radiation protection, X-ray diagnostics of the entire skeleton, including emergency diagnostics
  • Expertise as a doctor in the emergency medical services
  • Additional qualification in manual medicine / chirotherapy
  • Foundational psychosomatic training
  • Certificate from the German Society for Aesthetic Botulinoma Toxin Therapy
  • Mentor in the MeCuM mentor programme for students
  • Reviewer for several international journals

Medical Team

  • Dr Ulrich Geitner
    Co-owner

Extras

Renovated and excellently equipped practice in the heart of Munich. Within walking distance of Marienplatz, the opera and other sights.

Location

Munich Central Railway Station 2 km
Munich Airport 38 km

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PD Dr Andreas Ficklscherer
Practice Owner

Orthopaedics at the Viktualienmarkt
Frauenstrasse 17, D-80469 Munich

T: +49 89 8967 47 54
F: +49 89 2916 17 20

Clinic:
Mon.-Thurs.:  8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri.:  8:00 am - 1:00 pm
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