The Friedrichshafen Clinic in Germany is a world leader in the area of knee and hip replacement surgery. Wear and tear of the hip joint is a specialist area to which we dedicate much time. The replacement of the hip joint is the most successful surgical procedure ever. This procedure enables complete restoration of the hip function. Through the use of reliable implants combined with modern surgical procedures and minimally invasive techniques, we offer a very high standard of care, which ensures a high level of patient satisfaction.
Types of knee replacement implants are defined individually, taking in account the personal anatomic characteristics and age. Besides cemented prosthetics for older patients, we also use cement-free titanium implants, special short-shafted prosthetics and the so-called McMinn cup prosthesis, in order to provide each patient with just the right implant.
In the McMinn method, only the diseased surfaces of the joint are removed. In McMinn’s Birmingham hip resurfacing method, the damaged femoral head is crowned with a new surface much like a dental crown, unlike in a standard total hip replacement, where the femoral head and neck are removed. This makes the Birmingham hip resurfacing method bone-saving compared to standard hip replacement surgery.
Resurfacing is highly advantageous to young patients who will require replacement of the prosthesis in the future. The synthetic joint surface is identical in size to the natural femoral head and movement is more natural total endoprosthesis and the danger of dislocation of is also lower. Many patients sometimes forget that they have an artificial hip – a phenomenon referred to as a “forgotten hip”.
Younger patients often require prosthetics after accidents or due to congenital hip dysplasia. These patients are active and participate in sports. They participate actively in their rehabilitation due to their good state of health. Their bones are strong.
They are perfect candidates for a McMinn partial prosthesis in which the acetabular socket is replaced by a synthetic cup joint. Very little of the femur is lost - the femoral head is simply coated with metal. Ligaments and muscles remain intact, enabling normal hip function.
Be agile with Birmingham hip resurfacing
We specialise in the use of the latest implants and the employment of the latest methods when it comes to joint replacement. We continually strive towards offering our patients the highest degree of competence and quality possible. We regularly participate in internal and external further education measures that enable us to work according to the latest surgical methods.
Please feel free to contact us for an appointment, or if you have any questions. We would be glad to assist you!