Dr Andreas Kiekenbeck: Shoulder and Elbow Surgery in Wiesbaden, Hesse

Dr Andreas Kiekenbeck
Practice Owner and Leading Physician
Specialist in Shoulder Surgery
Wiesbaden, Germany

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Treatment Focus

  • Impingement
  • Rotator cuff syndrome
  • Capsulitis of the shoulder joint (frozen shoulder)
  • shoulder arthrosis
  • Shoulder prosthetics

Medical Range

Range of Diagnostic Services

  • Anamnesis (detailed preliminary discussion)
  • DVT (high resolution 3D – sectional image diagnostics)
  • Stress CT
  • X-ray
  • MRI

Range of Therapeutic Services

Shoulder

  • Shoulder arthrosis
  • Impingement syndrome
  • Rotator cuff syndrome
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Open and arthroscopic shoulder surgery
  • Shoulder prosthetics

Elbow

  • Elbow arthrosis
  • Sulcus ulnaris syndrome
  • Tennis elbow
  • Golf elbow
  • Open and arthroscopic elbow surgery
  • Elbow prosthetics

Knee

  • Cruciate ligament replacement
  • cartilage surgery
  • knee prosthesis

About Dr Andreas Kiekenbeck: Shoulder Specialist in Hesse

Dr Andreas Kiekenbeck is a specialist in shoulder surgery, co-owner, and Leading Physician at the Aukamm Clinic Orthopaedic Joint Practice in Wiesbaden.

At the modern orthopaedic clinic, openness, an exchange of information, and trust are the basis for a successful cooperation between doctor and patient. Dr Kiekenbeck is the contact person to address for shoulder surgery issues. His main focus is committed to arthroscopic and open shoulder surgery.

Aukamm Clinic Wiesbaden – Orthopaedic Practice and Hospital All in One

The Aukamm Clinic Wiesbaden is a hospital specializing in the surgical treatment of orthopaedic and rheumatological disease indications. In addition, it includes an integrated orthopaedic practice. Patients receive first-class all-round care. The concept of having it ‘all in one’ guarantees a seamless care from diagnostics and therapy to follow-up treatment and rehabilitation. Qualified medical personnel and state-of-the-art technology work hand in hand without loss of information. The specialized orthopedic surgeons are, in addition to their practice activities, leading physicians at the HELIOS Aukamm-Klinic as well. Containing 57 beds, more than 2,400 surgeries are performed at this medical institution each year.

Shoulder Specialist Dr Andreas Kiekenbeck

The experienced team of doctors at the Orthopaedic Practice Clinic has many years of expertise in the field of foot surgery, knee surgery as well as hip endoprosthetics, arthroscopic surgery, and rheumatic surgery. The leading specialist in shoulder and elbow surgery at the Aukamm Clinic Wiesbaden is Dr Andreas Kiekenbeck. His main areas of expertise include arthroscopic and open shoulder operations, as well as endoprosthetic treatment of the elbow and shoulder joint. He is also active in joint-preserving knee surgeries and endoprosthetics.

Expert in Elbow and Shoulder Surgery at the Aukamm Clinic Wiesbaden

As the most flexible joint in the human body, the shoulder is particularly susceptible to injuries as well as to general wear and tear. However, Dr Kiekenbeck considers shoulder surgery only in case all conservative treatment options are exhausted. In consultation with the patient, it is decided which surgical procedure is most suitable in each individual situation. At the Aukamm Clinic, the treatment focus of the shoulder is placed on shoulder impingement, rotator cuff syndrome, frozen shoulder, and shoulder arthrosis.

Shoulder Arthrosis and Shoulder Prosthetics

Wear and tear of joint cartilage in shoulders occurs mainly after previous injuries. After reviewing the patient’s medical history and/or the X-ray records or performing an MRI of the shoulder, Dr Kiekenbeck decides whether a surgery is necessary. The main purpose of a surgical procedure is to control the pain caused by arthritis. The mobility of the shoulder can also improve as a result but usually does not regain its full function. Dr Kiekenbeck and his team either replace a single piece of the humerus with a prosthesis or they replace both joint shoulder parts. The rehabilitation phase begins on the first day after surgery and includes movement of the shoulder by applying a motorised splint. After release from the Aukamm Clinic, the shoulder joint is built back up to functionality through applying physiotherapy and special outpatient physiotherapy.

Shoulder Impingement Syndrome – Soft Tissue Entrapment

The impingement syndrome can be diagnosed by performing a detailed medical history, X-ray examinations, or an MRI. Patients may experience a painful pinching of soft tissue when lifting the arm or lying down on the affected side. In this situation, Dr Kiekenbeck first initiates a conservative therapy consisting of anti-inflammatory drugs, physiotherapy, and physical therapy. If conservative therapy methods do not prove successful, Dr Kiekenbeck will perform a shoulder joint surgery. The surgical procedure for treatment of the shoulder impingement syndrome is either an arthroscopic technique or an open shoulder surgery.

Frozen Shoulder

Adhesive capsulitis, or “frozen shoulder”, is a painful inflammation in the shoulder leading to adhesion of the capsule layers. It occurs slowly or as a result of an accident. It is painful and turns into limitations of movement as the shoulder joint becomes stiff. Frozen shoulder therapy initially includes conservative therapy consisting of physiotherapy and physical therapy. A joint injection with a cortisone preparation is applied as well. The arthroscopic release for the treatment of the frozen shoulder is performed by Dr Kiekenbeck and involves dissolving the adhesion of the capsule layers. The rehabilitation phase of frozen shoulder syndrome includes physiotherapy, moist warmth application, and ultrasound therapy.

Center for Elbow Surgery in Wiesbaden

Dr Kiekenbeck successfully treats degenerative diseases and injuries of elbow joints. The elbow joint is a very complex part of the human bones, which can be regarded as an interaction between hands and shoulders. The Aukamm Clinic treats the following diseases: elbow injury caused by overstrain through exorcise (tennis, golf), nerve constriction syndrome, rheumatic arthroses, and accidents. Dr Kiekenbeck offers arthroscopic medical care, open surgeries as well as implantation of elbow joint prostheses. Most frequently, he treats sulcus ulnaris syndrome, tennis or golf elbow, and elbow arthrosis. Nerve diseases of the elbow joint are and must be excluded. As a specialist in the field of elbow diseases and elbow surgery, Dr Kiekenbeck and his team are available for their patients by offering extensive diagnostic possibilities, modern operating techniques, and optimized organisation of the rehabilitation phase.

Further information is available on the website of the Aukamm Orthopaedics Clinic.

 

Curriculum Vitae

2016 Medical Director of Helios Aukamm Clinic
2004 Leading Physician for Orthopaedics and Rheumatology, Aukamm Clinic, Wiesbaden
2001–2002 Distance learning course at University of Kaiserslautern, Management of Health and Social Facilities
1996 Appointment as Chief Senior Physician in the department of orthopaedics with focus on rheumatism orthopaedics at the Westpfalz Clinic, Kusel
1990–1996 Training as a specialist physician in orthopaedics at the St Josef Hospitals in Koblenz, Usingen District Hospital and clinics of the Main-Taunus District in Hofheim.
1984–1990 Medical studies in Aachen with an practical trimester abroad in Soweto/South Africa

Medical Team

  • Dr Markus Preis
    Leading Physician (hand and foot surgery)
  • Dr Katrin Diener
    Leading Physician (hand and foot surgery)
  • Dr Alexander Mayer
    Leading Physician (endoprosthetics for knee and hip, hip arthroscopy)
  • Dr Dirk Eiwanger
    Leading Physician (endoprosthetics for knee and hip)
  • Dr Sotirius Selimas
    Senior Physician (general orthopaedics, foot surgery)
  • Mirella Conrad
    Senior Physician
  • Dr Kristin Gemmeker
    Specialist Physician
  • Dr Dipl. Sport Science Wolfgang Gehrke
    Private doctor (conservative orthopaedics, acupuncture, sports medicine, injection therapy, sports medicine consultations)

Extras

Practice Equipment:

  • Fully digital X-ray system for maximum radiation reduction
  • Digital X-ray C-arm
  • Digital volume tomograph SCS, DVT
  • Ultrasound device
  • Shockwave device
  • 4-D motion analysis with WS measurement, leg axis, pedobarography

Location

Wiesbaden Central Station 3 km
Mainz Central Station 14 km
Frankfurt (Main) Airport 32 km
Frankfurt (Main) Central Station 36 km

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Contact

Dr Andreas Kiekenbeck
Practice Owner and Leading Physician

Helios Aukamm Clinic
Shoulder Surgery
Leibnizstraße 21, D-65191 Wiesbaden

T: +49 611 9524 40 55
F: +49 611 1899 705

Clinic:

Availability by telephone for consultation appointments
Monday to Thursday:
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Fridays: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

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