Special Clinical Focus

  • Maximum care in hip and knee endoprosthetics (primary and replacement surgery)
  • Tumor surgery
  • Metastasis surgery
  • Pediatric and adolescent orthopedics
  • Rapid Recovery

About us

Prof. Ulrich Noeth, MHBA is a specialist physician in orthopedics and accident surgery with particular experience and specialist expertise in the fields of the muscle- and soft tissue-sparing implantation of hip and knee joints, revision endoprosthetics, cartilage cell transplantation, rheumatic orthopedics and tumor orthopedics. He has headed the Department of Orthopedics and Accident Surgery of the Wald Lutheran Hospital in Spandau, Berlin, a part of the Paul Gerhardt social service organization, as its Chief Physician since 2014.

The Department has over 140 beds and around 4,000 in-patients per year and is one of the largest clinics in Berlin. Under the leadership of Prof. Noeth, the Department of Orthopedics and Accident Surgery of the Wald Lutheran Hospital, Spandau provides a widely varied range of services. Together with general orthopedic and accident surgery, this includes the care of patients with conditions of and injuries to the musculoskeletal system, including the surgical treatment of benign and malignant bone tumors and bony metastases, rheumatic orthopedics, foot surgery, pediatric and adolescent orthopedics, regenerative medicine and arthroscopic procedures on the knee and hip joint. One particular focus of the Department of Orthopedics and Accident Surgery is the implantation of artificial joints within the framework of so-called endoprosthetics. Hence, under the leadership of Prof. Noeth, approximately 1,800 endoprostheses are inserted in hips, knees and shoulders each year, including the initial implantation of approximately 750 hip prostheses and 450 knee prostheses, and approximately 300 artificial hip and knee joints in the context of so-called revision endoprosthetics, where worn endoprostheses are exchanged for new endoprostheses. At the same time, as a certified Maximum Care Endoprosthetics Center (EPZmax), the Department meets the high quality and certification requirements of the German Orthopedics and Orthopedic Surgery Association (DGOOC).

Patients who are given an artificial joint in the Department of Orthopedics and Accident Surgery of the Wald Lutheran Hospital, Spandau can feel confident that the surgery is performed at the highest level of safety and in accordance with the most up-to-date medical standards. The Department of Orthopedics and Accident Surgery has a total of four operating rooms which are equipped with up-to-date x-ray technology, a surgical microscope and a surgical laser.

Diagnostic Services

  • Clinical examination
  • X-ray
  • CT
  • MRI
  • Sonography
  • All preliminary examinations for the diagnosis of a possible tumor condition
  • Percutaneous (through the skin) removal of tissue specimens or fluids under local anesthetic
  • Open removal of tissue specimens, cytology examination
  • All preliminary examinations for the diagnosis of a possible infection

Therapeutic Services

  • Primary total hip joint endoprosthesis (hip TEP), mainly using cement-free fixation technique (initial insertion of an artificial hip-joint)
  • Endoprosthetic replacement surgery (replacement of an artificial joint)
  • Short-stem and surface prostheses (for suitable indication)
  • Special prostheses for severe deformities and defects
  • Bicondylar uncoupled knee prostheses, with and without posterior patellar surface replacement (kneecap replacement)
  • Special prostheses for marked deformities or instability
  • Unicondylar knee joint prostheses (partial prosthesis)
  • Humeral head TEP implantation (shoulder), mainly using cement-free fixation technique
  • Shoulder joint TEP implantation, using cemented or cement-free fixation technique
  • Elbow joint TEP implantation, using cement-free fixation technique
  • Ankle joint TEP implantation, using cemented or cement-free fixation technique
  • Revision alloarthroplasty for endoprosthetic loosening, mainly using cement-free fixation technique, with homologous reconstruction of the bony implant site, in combination with special implants, if required
  • Rapid Recovery
Tumor surgery
  • Tumor orthopedics, musculoskeletal tumors (including soft tissue sarcomata)
  • Case assessment in the course of the interdisciplinary tumor conference
  • Follow-up care examinations, follow-up care after tumor surgery
Treatment of benign bone tumors
  • Surgical excision of benign tumors from bone, joints, musculature and connective tissue
  • Intraoperative medication treatment of the tumor bed
  • Sonography- and endoscopy-assisted tumor excision
  • Reconstruction of the bone with endogenous or exogenous bone transplantation
  • Reconstruction of the soft tissues using a polyglycan matrix
  • Plastic surgical reconstruction of defects
Treatment of malignant bone tumors
  • Surgical excision of malignant tumors in the musculoskeletal system
  • Defect reconstruction using modular implants
  • Replacement of vertebral bodies
  • Plastic surgical reconstruction of defects
Metastasis surgery
  • Radical excision of bony metastases
  • Palliative stabilization of the spine due to metastasis
  • Composite osteosynthesis for bony metastasis (combination of plate osteosynthesis and stabilization using bone cement)
  • Joint replacement for metastasis-related complications

Special Offers / Arrangements / Rooms

  • In-house comfort ward
  • Cafeteria
  • Hairdresser
Leading Medicine Guide

Selected expert in the specialist field Hip Surgery

Other services

  • Arthroscopic procedures on the shoulder joint
  • Foot surgery
  • Rheumatic orthopedics
  • Osteology
  • Accident surgery
  • Sports medicine
  • Accident insurance consultant process

Directions

Airports near

  • Berlin-Tegel airport5.3 miles (approximately 8.6 km)
  • Berlin-Schoenefeld airport21.5 miles (approximately 34.6 km)

Railway stations in the vicinity

  • Berlin central railway station8.5 miles (approximately 13.6 km)