Endoprosthetics Specialist Univ.-Prof. Dr Andrea Meurer

Univ.-Prof. Dr Andrea Meurer
Medical Director and General Manager
Specialist in Endoprosthetics
Frankfurt, Germany

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Treatment Focus

  • 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

Medical Range

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
  • Sonography
  • Bone densitometry
  • Movement analysis
  • Interdisciplinary orthopaedic-internist rheumatology
  • Laboratory tests

 

Range of Therapeutic Services

Endoprosthetics Centre

  • 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
  • Clubfoot
  • 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

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 300 employees who treat about 4,800 inpatients and more than 23,000 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.

Further information can be found at Prof. Dr Meurer's website.

Curriculum Vitae

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

Medical Team

  • Dr Thorsten SchacheDr Thorsten Schache
    Head Senior Physician, Senior Surgeon, Deputy Centre Manager of the Endoprosthetics Centre
  • Dr Thomas Müller-KühlkampDr Thomas Müller-Kühlkamp
    Senior Physician, Senior Surgeon, Coordinator of the Endoprosthetics Centre
     
  • Dr Simon NinckDr Simon Ninck
    Senior Physician, Chief Surgeon
     
  • Dr Christoph FleegeDr Christoph Fleege
    Managing Senior Physician, Deputy Team Leader of Spinal Orthopaedics
     
  • Dr Stefanie AdolfDr Stefanie Adolf
    Senior Physician
     
  • Dr Moamer BrkicDr Moamer Brkic
    Senior Physician
     
  • Dr Jacques Müller-BroichDr Jacques Müller-Broich
    Senior Physician, Team Leader of Spinal Orthopaedics
     
  • Matthias PilzMatthias Pilz
    Senior Physician
     
  • Dr Marcus RickertDr Marcus Rickert
    Senior Physician
     
  • Dr Timur TarhanDr Timur Tarhan
    Senior Physician
     
  • Dr Manfred WeiszDr Manfred Weisz
    Head Consultant of Paediatric Orthopaedics

Extras

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.

Location

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

T: +49 69 6705 225
F: +49 69 6705 375
E: meurer@primomedico.com

Clinic:

Endoprosthetics Consultation Hours
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday
8 am - 3.30 pm, and by Appointment

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