Endoprosthetics & Joint Specialists: ATOS Orthopedic Clinic Braunfels (Hesse)

Endoprosthetics at the ATOS Orthopedic Clinic Braunfels
Dr Lucas Berger, Dr Josef Dürager and Dr Michael T. Kremer
Specialists in Endoprosthetics
Braunfels, Germany

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Treatment Focus

  • Hip prosthesis (hip TEP)
  • Knee prosthesis (knee TEP)
  • Shoulder prosthesis (shoulder TEP)
  • Replacement surgeries for hip and knee endoprostheses
  • Revision endoprosthetics

Medical Range

Range of Diagnostic Services

  • X-ray, sonography

 

Range of Therapeutic Services

  • Hip endoprosthetics using a minimally invasive approach specially developed in our clinic (OKB approach)
  • Revision endoprosthetics
  • Arthroscopic knee joint surgery
  • Arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament surgery
  • Meniscus surgery, incl. meniscus suture
  • Arthroscopic cartilage surgery with
  • Microfracture
  • Cartilage-bone transplantation
  • Autologous chondrocyte transplantation (ACT)

 

Open knee joint surgery:

  • Knee joint endoprosthetics
  • Hemi-prostheses (sled prosthesis)
  • Total endoprostheses
  • Alternating arthroplasty
  • Corrective surgery for leg axis malalignment on the thigh and tibia
  • DFO - distal femoral osteotomy
  • HTO - proximal tibial osteotomy
  • Stabilization of the kneecap for femoropatellar instability
  • MPFL plasty

 

Arthroscopic shoulder surgery:

  • Arthroscopic treatment of rotator cuff tears
  • Treatment of subacromial impingement (bottleneck syndrome)
  • Calcification removal for calcific shoulder
  • Stabilization for shoulder instability/dislocation
  • Arthrolysis for frozen shoulder
  • Treatment of tears and instability of the long bicep's tendon (tenotomy/tenodesis)

 

Open shoulder surgery:

  • Shoulder endoprosthetics - anatomical and inverse total shoulder joint endoprostheses, partial prostheses
  • Stabilization of acromioclavicular joint fractures (AC joint)
  • Stabilization of bone fractures of the humeral head and clavicle

About Endoprosthetics at the ATOS Orthopedic Clinic Braunfels

The head physicians, Dr Berger, Dr Dürager, and Dr Kremer, are specialists in endoprosthetics and are in charge of the Endoprosthetics and Joint Surgery Competence Center at the Braunfels Orthopedic Clinic.

The experienced team of physicians carries out endoprosthetics surgeries for artificial knee, hip, and shoulder joints at the ATOS Klinik Braunfels. At the clinic, prostheses are implanted with as little bone as possible. The aim is to alleviate discomfort and help patients to recover quickly.

Specialists in Hip Surgery Braunfels: Implantation of Hip Prostheses

In cases of severe hip damage, the implantation of a hip prosthesis can provide relief. Particularly in patients with advanced joint degeneration and chronic hip disease, the decision to implant a prosthesis is made after all conservative treatment methods have been exhausted.

This challenging procedure requires a great deal of experience, specialist knowledge, and optimal pre- and post-treatment for patients. The team of doctors led by Dr Berger, Dr Dürager, and Dr Kremer at the Center of Excellence for Endoprosthetics in Braunfels provides the necessary information about the procedure with a great deal of empathy and a broad range of specialist knowledge.

The implantation is carried out with great skill and many years of experience in the field of endoprosthetics. The development of a surgical procedure at the Braunfels Clinic, which combines minimally invasive and open surgical techniques, serves to improve and shorten recovery times, generates less intraoperative blood loss, and is associated with less severe postoperative pain.

In addition, the procedure allows the use of a wide variety of prosthesis models regardless of the patient's age and condition so that physicians can ensure an individualized selection of methods and models for the patient.

A decision as to which implantation technique is suitable for the patient is made together. Older patients are advised to use a cemented prosthesis, which provides sufficient stability. For patients under the age of eighty, specialists generally use a cementless implant, which consists of a combination of titanium and ceramic and is highly durable.

The small skin incision during the procedure ensures that the surgery is gentle on the tissue. Postoperative, the team at Braunfels Clinic attaches great importance to the rapid mobilization of patients.

Regular check-ups of the artificial hip joint are carried out individually and close to the patient as part of outpatient aftercare. Special physiotherapy is used to restore the patient's natural mobility.

Hesse Endoprosthetics: Many Years of Experience in the Implantation of Knee Prostheses

Knee problems can considerably restrict patients' quality of life. The reduced freedom of mobility and the pain caused by wear and tear are already noticeable during everyday tasks and confront the patients with stressful challenges.

For this reason, orthopedic treatment of the knee joint requires a precise diagnosis by the experienced specialists at the Klinikum Braunfels. Together, they will first try to exhaust possible conservative treatment methods before deciding on surgical treatment.

The decision on a knee prosthesis is discussed in detail, and the advantages and disadvantages of the procedure are weighed up. Specialist physicians carry out the implantation with a high level of expertise and experience. The choice of fixation method is also made individually depending on the patient's age and condition.

First Knee Robot in Hesse - More Precision in Knee Surgery

As of the first quarter of 2024, the clinic also has the first robotic knee assistant in Hesse. This makes us just the 40th clinic in Germany to offer this state-of-the-art surgical method.

Artificial Shoulder Joint: Greatest Expertise in Shoulder Prostheses

In a healthy state, the shoulder joint has an extensive range of motion. If shoulder problems occur, many movements can no longer be carried out or only with severe pain.

The most common causes are age-related signs of degeneration, but also accident-related degeneration, inflammation, and less common diseases of the shoulder. The physicians treating patients in Braunfels have comprehensive experience in conservative and surgical treatment of shoulder disorders.

The team of experts carries out the necessary diagnostics with great precision and advises patients on the choice of treatment concept. A bone-sparing procedure using small prostheses characterizes a modern treatment method and is carried out with great skill by the orthopedic surgeons in Braunfels.

The shoulder specialists can achieve outstanding results with their in-depth specialist knowledge and many years of surgical experience in this field. The choice of clinic is of great importance for the shoulder implant procedure, which is a little rarer than knee and hip replacements.

The orthopedic specialists in Braunfels carry out the procedure very frequently and successfully so that patients are guaranteed a trustworthy and efficient team for the treatment of shoulder complaints.

Hip and Knee Prosthesis Revision at the Braunfels Orthopedic Clinic

In rare cases, a prosthesis may loosen or wear out and require surgical treatment. Reasons for loosening can be infectious or have a non-infectious origin, such as wear and tear, incorrect weight bearing, or accidents.

Replacing an existing prosthesis is a complicated procedure and is more complex than the initial implantation. The experienced surgeons in Braunfels replace the prosthesis routinely and skillfully, and the surgical procedure and necessary steps for pre- and post-treatment are discussed in detail with the patient.

In the case of infectious genesis, the intervention is carried out in a two-stage procedure so that the necessary healing of the infection can be carried out first. The surgeons remove the prosthesis and insert a placeholder containing an antibiotic agent. After a few weeks and entirely healed infection, the final implantation is carried out. If the cause is non-infectious, the new prosthesis can be implanted directly during the first surgery.

Endoprosthetics and Joint Surgery in Braunfels: Focusing on the Patient

The clinic for endoprosthetics and joint surgery in Braunfels is based on a concept of state-of-the-art surgical procedures, in-depth specialist knowledge of the attending physicians, and individual and patient-oriented treatment methods.

Great importance is always attached to consensual decision-making. The patient's medical history is taken in detail, and sufficient time is allowed for planning the procedure and for any questions and concerns the patient may have. The multi-faceted and experienced team offers excellent and empathetic care in all areas of endoprosthetics and joint surgery. It ensures highly competent treatment thanks to the presence of doctors who specialize in individual joints.

You will find more information on the website of the ATOS Orthopedic Clinic Braunfels.

 

Curriculum Vitae

Dr Michael T. Kremer

August 2018 Head Physician for Special Orthopedic Surgery Head of the Endoprosthesis Center for Maximum Care at the BGU Frankfurt
August 2018 Additional Title in Special Orthopedic Surgery
September 2015 Senior Physician in Charge at the BG Unfallklinik Frankfurt. Department of Trauma Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery
August 2015 Additional Title Special Trauma Surgery
September 2012 Senior Physician BG Unfallklinik Frankfurt. Department of Trauma Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery
August 2012 Specialist in Orthopedics and Trauma Surgery
August 2006 – August 2012 Specialist Qualification at BG Unfallklinik Frankfurt. Department of Trauma Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery (Head Physician Prof R. Hoffmann)
February 2006 – February 2006 Specialist Qualification Katholisches Klinikum Mainz - Department of Trauma and Reconstructive Surgery (Head Physician Prof P. Kirschner)
February 2006 – June 2006 Specialist Qualification Katholisches Klinikum Mainz  Department of Trauma and Reconstructive Surgery
September 1998 – November 2005 Medical Studies Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (Final Grade 1.4)

Medical Team

  • Dr Michael Kremer
    Head Physician
  • Dr Josef Dürager
    Head Physician
  • Dr Lucas Berger
    Head Physician

Extras

The ATOS Orthopedic Clinic Braunfels has been offering top-quality medical care in a sophisticated ambience on the newly opened comfort ward on the 3rd floor since 13 February 2023. As part of an extensive remodeling phase in the entire clinic, the former ward 3b/c was equipped with significantly larger and elegant patient rooms and lounges. The official opening ceremony took place on 13 February 2023 in the presence of the Mayor of Braunfels, Mr. Christian Breithecker, who described this ward as "a place to feel comfortable."

The new room concept combines patient rooms, spacious common areas, and offices and ensures that patients feel like they are in a modern, comfortable hotel. Comfortable beds, desks with reading lamps, a variety of menus, and the best entertainment thanks to a comprehensive entertainment system, including a free minibar, ensure a pleasant stay in the hospital wherever possible.

Location

Braunfels Main Station 5 km
Weilburg Station 13 km
Gießen Main Station 27 km
Limburg Station 36 km
Frankfurt am Main Airport 90 km

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Endoprosthetics at the ATOS Orthopedic Clinic Braunfels
Dr Lucas Berger, Dr Josef Dürager and Dr Michael T. Kremer

ATOS Orthopedic Clinic Braunfels
Hasselbornring 5, D-35619 Braunfels

T: +49 6442 2033 211
F: +49 6442 939 390

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