Knee Specialist in Munich: Prof. Dr Andreas Ficklscherer
- 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))
Range of Diagnostic Services
- Detailed medical history
- Diagnostic radiology
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 Prof. Dr Andreas Ficklscherer
Prof. 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 Prof. 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, Prof. Ficklscherer is able to offer his patients the best possible therapy.
Very important to Prof. 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, Prof. 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. Prof. 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. Prof. 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.
- 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)
- 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)
- Factors influencing bony tendon integration after rotator cuff reconstruction. (Prof. Dr Dipl.-Ing. V. Jansson, 2014)
- 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
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