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Department of Orthopaedics at Heidelberg University Hospital

In our endoprosthetics division, we supply more than 1,000 patients each year with artificial knee and hip joints. Our experienced surgical staff can restore function and mobility by implanting an endoprosthesis.

Depending on your personal situation and diagnosis, various implants, anchoring methods, and surgical techniques are available. We take the time to discuss all the details of these options with you. Based upon our extensive surgical experience, attention to testing for surgical indications, and thorough post-operative care, excellent long term results of 15 years or more can be expected; over 90 percent of our patients are able to move again without pain after their surgical treatment.

Excellent surgical techniques, well-tolerated materials, and specialized physicians also help minimize the risks of surgery. In addition, we plan each surgery on an individualized basis, and with great care. 

Portrait von Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. habil. Tobias Renkawitz
Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. habil. Tobias Renkawitz

Medical Director Department of Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery.
Senior surgeon and specialist for total hip and knee replacement.
Focus on minimally invasive, computer assisted and „fast track“ surgery with high precision and less pain.

Minimally Invasive Surgical and Computer-Assisted Surgical Techniques in Knee Joint Replacement and Hip Joint Replacement

Interview with Prof. Dr. Tobias Renkawitz

  • What is artificial hip replacement and knee replacement surgery?
  • How painful is hip replacement surgery or knee replacement surgery?
  • What advantages do "minimally invasive" surgical procedures and bone-saving implant systems offer the patient?
  • How does knee replacement surgery or hip replacement surgery proceed?
  • How long does it take to recover from hip replacement and knee replacement surgery?

Professor Dr. habil. Tobias Renkawitz answers all these questions about artificial replacement of the hip joint and knee joint in an interview.

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