Endoprosthetics Specialist Univ.-Prof. Dr Andrea Meurer
- Hip, knee, shoulder and ankle endoprosthetics
- Revision endoprosthetics
- Corrective and realignment osteotomies
- Arthroscopic procedures
- Methods of cartilage regeneration to treat damage caused by overburdening of the joints.
- Reconstruction of tendons and ligaments
Range of Diagnostic Services
- X-ray diagnostics including conventional tomography
- Computed tomography (CT)
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- EOS X-ray diagnostics (full-body images and 3D reconstruction)
- Ultrasound examinations
- Bone densitometry
- Movement analysis
- Interdisciplinary orthopaedic-internist rheumatology
- Laboratory tests
Range of Therapeutic Services
- Artificial joint replacement at the hip, knee, shoulder, elbow, ankle, fingers and toes
- Minimally invasive surgical techniques for almost all endoprosthetic procedures
- Use of proven prostheses – cementless, partially cemented, cemented
- Implantation of custom-produced prostheses
- Revision operations in cases of prosthesis becoming loose or infected
Joint-Preserving Therapy Methods
- Arthroscopic procedures
- Methods of cartilage regeneration
- Reconstruction of tendons and ligaments
- Corrective osteotomies and realignment osteotomies in cases of malalignments or arthrosis
Paediatric Orthopaedics (Non-Surgical and Surgical Therapy)
- Hip dysplasia
- Legg–Calvé–Perthes disease
- Curvature of the spine (scoliosis)
- Axial deformities and/or leg shortening
- Rheumatic joint diseases
- Neuro-orthopaedic diseases
Further Orthopaedic Specialties:
- Spinal orthopaedics (Specialist Spinal Centre of the German Spinal Column Society (DWG))
- Foot surgery
- Tumour orthopaedics
- Shoulder and elbow surgery
- Sports orthopaedics
About Univ.-Prof. Dr Andrea Meurer
Prof. Dr Andrea Meurer is a specialist in endoprosthetics, head of the certified maximum care Endoprosthetics Centre, and director of the Clinic for Orthopaedics (Friedrichsheim) at the Frankfurt University Hospital.
In order to ensure a high level of patient satisfaction and long-term quality of results, the guiding principle of Prof. Dr Meurer and her team is to guarantee the best possible therapy at the highest level of quality for every patient. One of the centre’s special areas of expertise is joint replacement in patients with anatomical peculiarities.
Clinic for Orthopedics (Friedrichsheim) at the Frankfurt University Hospital: Renowned Specialist Clinic in Europe
The Orthopaedic Clinic (Friedrichsheim) at the Frankfurt University Hospital under direction of Clinic Director Prof. Dr Meurer is one of the most renowned specialist clinics all over Germany and Europe. The orthopaedic special clinic of certified maximum care includes the following service areas: Endoprosthetics Center and spinal specialist center of the DWG, paediatric orthopaedics, shoulder orthopaedics, sports orthopaedics, foot surgery, spinal orthopaedics, and tumour orthopaedics. The clinic employs 270 employees who care for about 4,000 inpatients and more than 17,000 outpatients every year. The philosophy of the orthopaedic specialist clinic includes the use of individual therapy procedures to place as little strain as possible on the patients, to accelerate regeneration, and to achieve lasting treatment success which in return significantly improving quality of life.
Certified Maximum Care Endoprosthetics Centre in Frankfurt
The Endoprosthetics Centre is one of the leading clinics throughout Germany. It has been designated a “maximum care center” since 2012. In addition to high quality standards and a high number of elective endoprostheses a year, this certificate also requires a 24-hour on-call surgical service.
For diagnostics, which are essential for optimal therapy planning, the center has a digital EOS X-ray machine which can produce 3D images of the skeleton and thus be used for precise surgery planning and endoprosthesis interventions.
Professor Andrea Meurer and her team possess a wealth of experience in the implantation of artificial joint replacements. Prostheses can be implanted for almost all joints and latest state of developments are followed. After detailed diagnostics, individual planning takes place in order to achieve optimal treatment results for each patient. In addition to the implantation of new joints, replacement operations in the event of prosthesis loosening and infection are performed with greatest care as well at the Endoprosthetics Centre of the Frankfurt University Hospital Orthopaedics Clinic (Friedrichsheim).
Total Hip Endoprosthesis: Hip TEP Using Latest Surgical Techniques
One of Prof. Meurer's specialisations is hip replacement (hip TEP). The likelihood of degenerative cartilage wear between the femoral head and the acetabulum – so-called hip arthrosis – increases with age and is one of the most frequent indications for hip surgery.
Under the direction of Prof. Meurer, this procedure is carried out using the latest surgical techniques and high-quality prosthesis materials, which provide most patients with years of mobility while reducing pain at the same time.
When it comes to these custom-planned prostheses, you can choose between a short-stem prosthesis, a cementless titanium cup/stem or a cementable stem, among many others.
Specialist in Paediatric Orthopaedics
A further focus of the clinic is placed on paediatric orthopaedics, which is primarily concerned with the early detection and prophylaxis of diseases of the musculoskeletal system responsible for posture and movement.
With state-of-the-art diagnostics using MRI, EOS, sonography, bone density measurement and motion analysis, possible childhood illnesses can be precisely diagnosed and individual therapy be planned.
In addition to the treatment of congenital malalignments, the team at the Orthopaedic University Hospital focuses in particular on the treatment of hip dysplasia, foot malalignments, axial deformities, and Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease.
The emphasis here is placed on a gentle, low-stress therapy concept which requires a high degree of empathy towards young patients and their parents in addition to much experience by the treating physicians.
|2017||President of DGOOC and Vice President of DGOU
In 2017, Prof. Dr Andrea Meurer was President of the German Society of Orthopaedics and Orthopaedic Surgery (DGOOC) and Vice President of the German Society of Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery (DGOU).
|2014||In 2014, Prof. Dr Andrea Meurer was already Congress President for the Association of Southern German Orthopaedists and Trauma Surgeons (VSOU) in Baden-Baden. The main topics of this congress were: quality of patient care, endoprosthetics, implant failure, paediatric orthopaedics, and the elderly patient in orthopaedics.|
|03/2009||Call to the Chair of Orthopaedics at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt|
|01/2009||Admission to the Endoprosthetics Working Group|
|11/2008||Appointment as Chief Physician of the Vulpius Clinic, Bad Rappenau|
|10/2006||Admission to the ComGen of the Endoprosthetics Working Group|
|09/2006||Election to the Board of the German-Speaking Association of Children's Orthopaedics|
|02/2006||Appointment as Adjunct Professor|
|02/2005||Appointment as Head Senior Physician and Permanent Representative of the Clinic Director|
|07/1999||Habilitation and receipt of venia legendi in the subject orthopaedics|
|11.12.1997||Appointment as Senior Physician of the Orthopaedic Clinic and Polyclinic of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (Director: Univ. Prof. Dr J. Heine)|
|as of 01/1997||Scientific Assistant at the Orthopaedic Clinic and Polyclinic of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (Director: Prof. Dr J. Heine)|
|01/1996 - 12/1996||Scientific Assistant at the Clinic for Trauma, Hand and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Cologne (Director: Univ. Prof. Dr K. E. Rehm)|
|01/1994 - 12/1995||Scientific Assistant at the Orthopaedic Clinic and Polyclinic of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (Director: Prof. Dr J. Heine)|
|01/1994||Licence to practise medicine|
|07/1992 - 12/1993||Position as Junior Doctor at the Orthopaedic Clinic and Polyclinic of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (Director: Univ. Prof. Dr J. Heine)|
|06/1992||Doctorate, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Department of Medicine|
|1985 - 1992||Study of human medicine|
- Dr Thorsten Schache
Head Senior Physician, Senior Surgeon, Deputy Centre Manager of the Endoprosthetics Centre
- Dr Timur Tarhan
Senior Physician, Coordinator of the Endoprosthetics Centre
- Dr Christoph Fleege
Managing Senior Physician, Deputy Head of the Specialist Spinal Centre
- Dr Stefanie Adolf
- Dr Moamer Brkic
- Dr Jacques Müller-Broich
Senior Physician, Head of the Specialist Spinal Centre
- Matthias Pilz
- Dr Panagiotis Diaremes
Senior Physician, Coordinator of the Specialist Spinal Centre
- Dr Daniela Weinmann
Functional Senior Physician
- Dr Dara Froemel
Functional Senior Physician
- Dr Anne Marlen Jäckel
Functional Senior Physician
In order to make your stay at the clinic as pleasant as possible, we have put together a range of service offerings that are included within your services as standard.
In addition, special comfort-level services are available on request, which we charge for separately.
For inpatient treatment at the Orthopaedic University Hospital, pleasantly and functionally furnished 1-bed, 2-bed (optional accommodation service) and 3-bed rooms are provided, with modern equipment, including WC and shower. The electronically adjustable beds are practical for both patients and caregivers.
All en-suite bathrooms can be used barrier-free, down to the last detail. For example, one feature of these disabled-access fittings is that even the mirrors are adjustable for seated persons.
All patient rooms are equipped with a TV set, and a radio is integrated into the patient bell/call system. In addition, there is a telephone connection at the bed and free WIFI Internet access is available.
To make your stay more entertaining, our women volunteers provide you with literature and audio books, including CD players on your ward.
If your ability to walk is restricted or you are restricted for medical reasons, our staff in the hospital's internal patient transport service are available to assist you. Your escort will be organised by the nursing team on your ward or by the staff in the inpatient admissions department.
In the cafeteria, patients and visitors will find changing daily specials and snacks. In addition to what the cafeteria offers, you will also find cold drinks and snacks in our four vending machines. Our service assistants will be happy to take care of small errands for patients whose mobility is limited or who are bedridden.
|Frankfurt am Main Central Railway||4 km|
|Frankfurt Airport||10 km|
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Univ.-Prof. Dr Andrea Meurer
Frankfurt University Hospital
Clinic for Orthopaedics (Friedrichsheim) – Endoprosthetics Centre of Maximum Care
Marienburgstrasse 2, D-60528 Frankfurt
T: +49 69 9893 90 13
F: +49 69 6705 375
Endoprosthetics Consultation Hours
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday
8 am - 3.30 pm, and by Appointment