Special Clinical Focus

  • Knee endoprosthetics
  • Hip endoprosthetics
  • Shoulder endoprosthetics
  • Certified Endoprosthetics Centre
  • Endoprosthetics replacement surgery
  • Paediatric orthopaedics

About us

Worn joints limit mobility in everyday life. Our goal is better quality of life for our patients. The team under Asst Lect. Dr Michael Ruf and Section Head, Dr Klaus Wieselhuber, of the Endoprosthetics Centre in Karlsbad, treats patients in accordance with the most up to date therapeutic techniques in order to ensure your ability to move and mobility until old age.

Dr Wieselhuber is the Senior Consultant of the Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology and, in the field of endoprosthetics, treats patients with wear and injuries to the large joints (knee, hip). The team under Dr Klaus Wieselhuber (Karlsbad) focuses its everyday work on the first-time artificial replacement of e.g. knee, hip, shoulder or ankle joints (so-called endoprosthetics). A further particular focus of Dr Wieselhuber and his department is performing so-called exchange surgery. Here, old artificial joints are exchanged for patients, when these have e.g. loosened, if there is an infection or if the prostheses themselves show wear. Wherever possible, Dr Klaus Wieselhuber and his colleagues use gentle, so-called minimally invasive techniques. As well as in-patient treatment, many procedures are also provided for patients in our out-patients’ clinic.

The advantage for you at the SRH Hospital in Karlsbad:
The Department of Orthopaedics (endoprosthetics) of Dr Ruf and Dr Wieselhuber is committed to reviewing the treatment results of all endoprosthetics procedures consistently and to recording complications. We participate in the Endoprosthetics Register Germany (www.eprd.de). The Register is a collaborative project involving doctors, hospitals, health insurance funds and industry for increasing the quality of implants. Thereby, we promote safety for our patients and we highlight high-quality treatment based on current scientific insights.

Our range of treatments by Dr Wieselhuber and his department in Karlsbad is right for you if you have been diagnosed with substantial joint wear (osteoarthritis) in the shoulder, hip, knee or ankle joint or if existing artificial joints must be exchanged (so-called exchange surgery). As an essential aspect of our work, a confident consultation with Dr Klaus Wieselhuber and his colleagues is always given priority. Together with the patient, the specialists lay the foundation for your treatment success. Likewise, it is a matter of course for Dr Wieselhuber that your relatives will always find a sympathetic ear for their questions and concerns in our endoprosthetics specialists in Karlsbad.

Diagnostic Services

  • X-ray
  • Computed tomography (CT)
  • Magnetic resonance tomography (MRT)
  • Angiography (imaging technique for displaying blood vessels)
  • Myelography (imaging technique for displaying the spinal canal)

Therapeutic Services

  • Joint replacement and replacement of artificial joints
  • Gentle surgery (minimally invasive)
  • Arthroscopy (inspection of the joint)
  • Insertion of bone-protecting / bone-preserving systems / implants
  • Insertion of short-shaft prostheses
  • Partial prostheses / modular prostheses
  • Use of low-abrasion materials with good tribological pairing
  • Heat therapy for spinal disc pain
  • Functional training
  • Locomotion therapy on the treadmill
  • Vojta therapy
  • Bobath therapy
  • PNF
  • Manual therapy
  • Electrotherapy

Special Offers / Arrangements / Rooms

  • English, Arabic, Russian, French, Turkish
  • Patient rooms with accommodation for relatives
  • Transfer service
  • Individual menu
  • Free Internet (WiFi)
  • International TV
  • International magazines
  • Chapel
  • Prayer room
  • Medical Care Provision Company
  • Swimming pool
  • Hairdressing salon
  • Cafeteria
  • Hospital restaurant
  • Pedicure
Leading Medicine Guide

of selected experts in the specialist field Endoprosthetics

Other services

  • Osteoarthritis of the knee
  • Osteoarthritis of the hip
  • Joint wear
  • Joint injuries
  • Loose prostheses
  • Infected prostheses


Airports near

  • Baden Airparkapprox. 50 km
  • Airport Stuttgartca. 70 km
  • Airport Frankfurt am Mainca. 140 km

Other certificates of the specialist

Additional staff

Prof. - Ernst Weigang, MBA - Endoprosthetics - Karlsbad

Ernst Weigang, MBA

Senior Consultant

Dr - Sven Sauter - Endoprosthetics - Karlsbad

Sven Sauter

Senior Consultant, Medical Administration