Fri, 10/28/2011

Berlin's largest Orthopedic Clinic invites you to the 7th Arthroplasty Day

At last, free of pain - the artificial joint

The Waldkrankenhaus Hospital Spandau invites everybody to a Health Day on Saturday 5 November 2011, from 10 a.m. To 2 p.m. at the Urania (Kleist-Saal), An der Urania 17, 10787 Berlin. Berlin's largest hospital for orthopedics and trauma surgery specializing in joint replacement will inform about the latest news on "The artificial joint."

More and more people complain of joint pain caused by wear, inflammation or arthritis. What if knees, hips or other joints can not be used anymore? What kind of treatments are available? At what point surgical intervention is necessary? And how flexible are you with an artificial joint? The experts of the Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology at the Waldkrankenhaus Hospital Spandau will talk about these aspects as well as the treatment of hip, knee and other joints, pain management and anesthesia procedures. During the lunch break and after the presentations, there are opportunities to ask individual questions. At information booths visitors can get information about joint replacement procedures and the Sport- and Rehabilitation Center Berlin.

Joint specialists in Spandau

The Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology in Spandau, is with a total of approximately 1,200 surgical procedures in the hip, knee, shoulder and ankle joints per year, the largest of its kind in Berlin. "In our consultations we constantly experience insecure patients who do not know what is in the best in their situation. With our Health Day, we want to give an insight into our work and respond to questions from stakeholders and interested parties," said Chief Medical Officer Prof. Dr. med Wolfgang Noack. He and his team have some experience: Around 700 hips and 450 knees they have replaced last year. "About 95 percent of all hip operations in our center are done with minimally invasive techniques. Immediately after such an operation, the so-called keyhole surgery, the joint is stable and resilient again. Patients are mobile very fast and agile again and gain a new quality of life."