Soft-tissue-preserving surgery (“minimally invasive”)
Diagnosis of complications (function / loosening / infection)
Counselling on sports and endoprostheses
Asst Lect. Dr Jan Zoellner is the Senior Consultant of the Department of Orthopaedics and Endoprosthetics at the Benedictus Hospital in Tutzing. He has obtained several specialist qualifications in the field of orthopaedic surgery and thus possesses comprehensive expertise in his specialist area. Dr Zoellner has worked in a leading capacity for around 15 years. For several years, he managed his own practice as an established orthopaedic surgeon and, at the same time, established the Department of Orthopaedics at the Helios Hospital in Idstein, which he also headed as its Senior Consultant.
Asst Lect. Dr Zoellner’s particular focus, however, is artificial joint replacement, endoprosthetics. Thus, he specialises both in the initial implantation of prostheses for the larger joints, the hip, the knee, the shoulder, the elbow and the foot, and in the replacement of artificial joints. This is necessary 15 – 20 years after the implantation of the prosthesis. Asst Lect. Dr Zoellner’s specialist field also includes the treatment of complications following joint replacement, such as pain, loosening or malfunction.
Many people suffer from osteoarthritis, that is, joint wear, as they age. This condition causes the cartilage layer of the joints, which absorbs stress, to wear more quickly than usual, so that the joints gradually lose their function. In this case, the implantation of an artificial joint is necessary. It may also be necessary to implant an endoprosthetic joint after an accident or a sporting injury.
The Department of Orthopaedics and Endoprosthetics provides the entire range of services in this specialist field. Asst Lect. Dr Zoellner and his team advise each patient individually in order to pursue the optimal treatment pathway for each individual patient. Not just the precise diagnosed clinical picture but also the various types of prosthesis and the precise surgical procedure are to be considered. Of course, the personal situation of the patient also influences the treatment recommendation, for example the patient’s age, profession and desire for athletic activity. In this way, with the treatment tailored to them, the patients are happy with their endoprosthesis for longer and can achieve a good quality of life with it.
The high-quality standard of care provided by the endoprosthetics specialist, Asst Lect. Dr Zoellner, and his team is reflected in his department’s having met the quality standards of the German Orthopaedics and Orthopaedic Surgery Association and having been awarded endoCert certified status as an Endoprosthetics Centre.
Magnetic resonance imaging
Selected expert in the specialist field Orthopedics