Mon, 04/18/2016

Arthroplasty Centre at Hubertus Hospital Berlin

In February 2016 the Arthroplasty Centre at Hubertus Hospital Berlin was certified by ClarCert a subsidiary of the certification body OnkoZert. In combination with the Endoprosthesis Register Germany (EPRD) this certification means that patient safety can be measured objectively. At the same time, this step is an investment in the trust of patients.

With the certification, Hubertus Hospital, which is part of the PGD International network, follows general and comparable standards created by EPRD, in which Hubertus Hospital is a member. For years, the hospital has a proven expertise in implanting the newest implants according to the guidelines. Therefore it came with a certain satisfaction that the self-imposed, and according to the state of development, constantly adjusted standards were almost entirely consistent with the requirements necessary for certification.

The standards of all arthroplasty centres are constantly developed jointly by all endoprosthesis clinics which are joined together in the Endoprosthesis Register based on continuous exchange of experience and knowledge. All prostheses used, surgeries, their history as well as all findings from the follow-up are reported to the register and recorded there. This increases patient safety not only on the side of surgery and follow-up treatment, it also provides valuable data on the wear of endoprostheses, the safety and durability of prostheses and whether a prosthesis has functioned as expected.

The documentation of the EPRD not only makes the individual case understandable, it helps generally to improve the arthroplasty in the interests of patients. For the Clinic of Orthopaedics, Traumatology and Sports Medicine at Hubertus Hospital, the register is therefore an integral part of quality control. With the help of the register one can always understand where which prosthesis was implanted and for what reason. This especially makes the follow-up treatment safe and efficient.

Does a patient check in after surgery with another arthroplasty centre than the one the operation was carried out, the history of the prosthesis and of the patient is determined by the number of the prosthesis. Now the physician who implanted the prosthesis can be found, contacted and be informed about upgrades and/or replacement of the prosthesis.

The Endoprosthesis Centre leads to high transparency, since the patient can get comparative information about the success of a hospital. The EPRD is still under construction. In this regard, first valid statements can therefore be given in five to seven years at its earliest.

At Hubertus Hospital prostheses are implanted with modern, minimally invasive surgical techniques with short anaesthesia times which put very little strain on the patient. This leads to quick rehabilitation and the patient can leave the hospital after only one week.

With 300 to 400 prostheses per year, of which approximately half each are hip and knee prostheses – which is the most common indication – doctors and staff have acquired extensive knowledge and routine.

The Department of General Surgery at Hubertus Hospital is headed by Dr. med. Möbius, Chief Consultant, Surgery, Orthopaedics and Traumatology