Orthopaedics in Germany / Top clinic in Germany, Friedrichshafen

Orthopaedics in Germany – top clinic and low price in Germany

The department of trauma medicine, orthopaedics and endoprosthetics under orthopaedic surgeon Prof. E. Winter, is responsible for the treatment of orthopaedic disorders and accidents. The Center for joint replacement is a leading German orthopedic institution which performs the minimally invasive joint surgeries with computer navigation. Endoprothesis replacement at the Friedrichshafen Clinic is performed at the highest technological level of modern orthopedic medicine. We are certified by the German Association for Trauma Medicine as a specialist clinic of the "Lake Constance-Upper Swabia Trauma Network". Annually, over 20,000 out-patients and over 3,000 in-patients are treated in the orthopaedic unit of our clinic in Friedrichshafen, Germany. We perform over 3,000 joint replacements annually, including knee-, hip-, and shoulder replacement.

Besides the treatment of injuries and all types of orthopaedic disorders, our orthopaedic unit is particularly focused on endoprosthetic hip and knee replacement surgery. We carry out over 700 orthopaedic hip and knee replacements and revision surgery procedures annually.

Sport orthopaedics and foot surgery are also specialist areas of our orthopaedic department in Friedrichshafen, Germany and include arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, elbow, hips, ankles and feet. In the orthopaedic unit, we also treat acute spinal injuries and vertebral body fractures resulting from osteoporosis and a range of other orthopaedic disorders.

Besides primary operations performed in the orthopaedic unit, we also perform around 70 revision procedures annually, mostly on orthopaedic patients referred from elsewhere. Thanks to the trust of our patients and the referring physicians, the annual number of orthopaedic operations performed at our clinic in Germany has risen from 1,500 (2003) to over 3,200 in 2012.

Together with the orthopaedic clinics in Tübingen and Stuttgart, our head physician, orthopaedic surgeon, Prof. Winter, is authorised to train surgeons in the areas of basic surgery, conservative joint therapy, orthopaedics, trauma medicine and specialist trauma medicine".

Our clinic in Germany is the academic training hospital of the Tübingen University and the Surgical Clinic II is involved in the academic and practical training of medical students.

Cost factors

The joint replacement cost depends on many factors and is calculated individually. The price of hip replacement in Germany already comprises the cost of modern, high-quality prosthesis materials. The hip joint implants perfectly replicate the features of natural human joints. As a result the implants are not rejected by the body and provide good joint mobility.

Where is the procedure cheaper?

The price of joint replacement surgery in Germany is usually much more attractive than in Great Britain or in the USA; at the same time German clinics offer the same or even the better quality.

The cost for endoprosthesis replacement varies in different German regions. It depends on specific patient's health condition as well as on complexity of the surgical intervention.

The approximate cost of knee and hip joint replacement in Germany, Great Britain and the USA is:

Treatment in Germany: The range of medical services The Friedrichshafen Clinic Munich Clinics Great Britain USA
Hip joint replacement from €17.400 / $19.500 from €25.100 / $28.130 from £14.000 / $18.600 $50,000 - $100,000
Knee joint replacement from €16.700 / $18.700 from €26.500 / $29.700 from £11.700 / $15.600 $40,000 - $80,000

Spectrum of services

Trauma medicine of the musculoskeletal system: Surgical and conservative therapy of orthopaedic disorders (bone fractures, joint and muscle injuries). Our clinic in Germany is always ready to deal with accidents and orthopaedic emergencies.

  • Special trauma medicine:
    • Care of seriously injured patients
    • Spinal injuries
    • Pelvic injuries
    • Brain injuries
    • Paediatric traumatology
  • Areas of specialisation:
    • Orthopaedics: Primary endoprosthetics (joint replacements) – hip, knee, shoulder and elbow
  • Arthroscopic procedures ("keyhole surgery") due to injury or chronic orthopaedic disorders:
    • Knee (torn ligaments/meniscus injuries)
    • Shoulder dislocation/rotator cuff disorders)
    • Hip (impingement/early arthritis)
    • Ankle and elbow (cartilage damage/instability)
  • Diagnostics and therapy in sport orthopaedics and sport trauma medicine
  • Cartilage repair – knee/ankle/hip (cartilage transplant)
  • Hand surgery (broken bones/tendon injuries/ganglia)
  • Diagnostics and therapy of chronic spinal disorders (conservative and surgical)
    • Minimally invasive and open spine stabilisation in vertebral body fractures
    • Balloon kyphoplasty in vertebral body fractures due to osteoporosis
    • Stabilisation of vertebral body metastases
  • Nerve congestion surgery – elbow/hand/ankle
  • Bone/soft tissue tumour surgery
  • Orthopaedic foot/ankle surgery
    • (Orthopaedic forefoot corrections, e.g. "Hallux valgus", malalignment after injury/ligament reconstruction)
  • Chirotherapy, manual therapy, acupuncture
  • Extracorporeal shockwave therapy for orthopaedic disorders
  • Musculoskeletal pain therapy, e.g. infiltration, sometimes monitored by X-ray

Endoprosthetics: Special orthopaedic methods

Orthopaedics: Hips

Orthopaedics in Germany

Besides treating injuries and orthopaedic disorders of all kinds, our orthopaedic department also specialises in the insertion of hip, knee and shoulder endoprosthetics – approx. 700 orthopaedic procedures of this nature are performed at our clinic in Germany every year.

In a total hip replacement, the femoral head and neck are removed and a shaft is attached to the femur, a durable method that is used in about 85% of patient in orthopaedic procedures. In the case of cap prosthetics, the femoral head and neck remain intact, thereby also retaining the normal biomechanics of the hip. This has great advantages from an orthopaedic point of view: retention of bone, normal load-bearing of the hip. Good bone quality is a prerequisite. It is used in about 15% of orthopaedic patients with arthritic hips. The long-term results of the BHR original McMinn prosthetics used in our orthopaedic unit are excellent – and this has also been scientifically verified.

Orthopaedics: Knees

Knee replacement surgery is performed when orthopaedic patients suffer from constant, unbearable pain. In 90% of cases in our orthopaedic unit in Germany, surface prosthetics are preferred. The damaged surfaces are removed and “crowned” with a new surface. In less than 10% of cases, sliding prosthetics or hinge prosthetics are used. Our orthopaedic unit has years of experience with all types of prosthetics with excellent, long-term scientifically verified results.

Orthopaedics: Shoulders

In our orthopaedic unit, shoulder prosthetics are used for:

  • Communited humeral head fractures
  • Stage 4 arthritis

Our orthopaedic unit has had excellent scientifically verified results with shoulder replacement surgery in the last 10 years.

Orthopaedics: Other

Materials and procedures used in our orthopaedic unit

The classical surgical procedures performed in the orthopaedic unit of our clinic in Germany are supported by the latest orthopaedic materials, some of which stem from burn medicine.

In the case of permanent implants in orthopaedics and other areas of medicine (breasts, wrinkles, joints) we only work with accredited suppliers.

In our orthopaedic department, we prefer minimally invasive techniques – key-hole surgery. In orthopaedics, arthroscopy is used to examine the joints.

Orthopaedics in Germany

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Comments and questions

Henry Teye Kwablah Mon, 21 Мая 08:19

I had a damage ankle and want to find out how much it will cost me to fix it thanks.

Ali ahmad Sat, 31 Mar 13:15

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Noha Sat, 17 Mar 19:23

I would like to ask about Cinderella feet surgery if available in your clinic what’s the cost and recovery time
Thank you

Kabir Shittu Wed, 14 Feb 18:28

I ran into this Web page, but am not sure if this is a good platform to discuss private topics. I do have an ankle injury with a metal replacement in one of missing bones(metatarsal) just where I have the flight/jump bone. Please I need to know if I can get access to the best specialist to discuss my current situation such as the availability to a surgery, so I can replace the metal replacement with the best available replacement such as BONE REPLACEMENT. Kindly advice me on any latest technology used. Thanks.
Warm regards,

Gasan Klimov Mon, 22 Jan 12:42

Good day!
My son is 1 year old. He has a condition called hemihyperplasia. The left side of his body is bigger than the left and so his left leg is about 2 centimeters longer. Does your clinic do leg lengthening or shortening procedures?

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Facts and Figures

  • 12000 outpatient
  • 2523 inpatients
  • 2500 surgeries
  • 735 arthroplasty of the joints of the hip, knee and shoulder
  • 1500 hand surgeries


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Medical Staff

Prof MD Eugene Winter

Prof MD Eugene Winter
Head of the Orthopedic Department of Clinical center of Friedrichshafen

MD Norbert Heuer

MD Norbert Heuer
Head physician assistant

MD Christoph Kaiser

MD Christoph Kaiser
Senior physician

MD Rainer Schnell

MD Rainer Schnell
Senior physician

Ingrid Glauss

Ingrid Glauss
Medical secretary

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