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
- 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 as well as Medical Director and General Manager of the Orthopaedic University Hospital Friedrichsheim. In addition, she is Head of the Endoprosthetics Centre for Maximum Care.
In order to ensure a high level of patient satisfaction and long term quality results, Prof. Meurer’s and her team's mission statement is to guarantee the best possible therapy at the highest quality level for each patient. One of the centre's special areas of expertise is joint replacement in patients with anatomical peculiarities.
Orthopaedic University Hospital Friedrichsheim: Renowned Specialist Clinic in Europe
The Orthopaedic University Hospital Friedrichsheim, under Medical Director and Managing Director Prof. Meurer, is one of the most renowned specialist clinics all over Germany and Europe. The specialist orthopaedic clinic's areas of service are: the certified Endoprosthetics Centre for Maximum Care, paediatric orthopaedics, shoulder orthopaedics, sports orthopaedics, foot surgery, spinal orthopaedics, and tumour orthopaedics. The clinic has more than 270 employees who treat about 4,000 inpatients and more than 17,000 outpatients annually. The philosophy of the specialist orthopaedic clinic is to use individual therapy procedures to minimize the burden on patients, to accelerate regeneration, and to achieve lasting success from treatments significantly improving quality of life.
Certified Endoprosthetics Centre for Maximum Care in Frankfurt
The Endoprosthetics Centre is one of the leading centres in Germany. It has been distinguished as a "Centre of Maximum Care" since 2012. In addition to high quality standards and a high number of elective endoprostheses each year, this certification also requires 24-hour readiness to perform surgery.
For diagnostics, which are essential for optimal therapy planning, the centre has a digital EOS X-ray unit, which can produce 3D images of the skeleton and can thus be used for precise surgical planning and endoprosthetic interventions.
Professor Andrea Meurer and her team have a wealth of experience in the implantation of artificial joint replacements. The prostheses can be implanted for almost all joints and are in line with the latest developments. After detailed diagnostics, individual planning is undertaken in order to achieve optimum treatment results for each patient. In addition to the implantation of new joints, joint revision surgery is also carried out at the Endoprosthetics Centre of the Orthopaedic University Clinic Friedrichsheim with greatest care, if a prosthesis has become loose or infected.
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 Simon Ninck
Senior Physician, Chief Surgeon
- Dr Christoph Fleege
Managing Senior Physician, Deputy Team Leader of Spinal Orthopaedics
- Dr Stefanie Adolf
- Dr Moamer Brkic
- Dr Jacques Müller-Broich
Senior Physician, Team Leader of Spinal Orthopaedics
- Matthias Pilz
- Dr Marcus Rickert
- Dr Panagiotis Diaremes
- Dr Daniela Weinmann
Functional Senior Physician
- Sotirios Selimas
- Dr Dara Froemel
Functional Senior Physician
- Dr Anne Marlen Jäckel
Functional Senior Physician
- Dr Jan-Thomas Hessling
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.
For our little patients, there is a playroom on our children's ward.
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
Medical Director and General Manager
Orthopaedic University Hospital Friedrichsheim
Endoprosthetics Centre of Maximum Care
Marienburgstrasse 2, 60528 Frankfurt, Germany
Endoprosthetics Consultation Hours
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday
8 am - 3.30 pm, and by Appointment