When the Knee Center at Rummelsberg Hospital was certified by the German Knee Society in 2019 as the first specialist clinic in the entire Nuremberg Metropolitan Region, no one was surprised. Because the fact that this certification was justified was confirmed by experts as well as by patients far beyond the Middle Franconian community of Schwarzenbruck. A large part of the outstanding reputation enjoyed by the Knee Center is due to Director Dr. Alfred Tylla. Even when he started in 2015 in the position of senior functional physician at the Clinic for Trauma, Shoulder and Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine and Sports Traumatology in Rummelsberg, his genuine medical passion was well known: He had long since specialized in the knee joint with all its facets - and today is considered a proven knee specialist with a focus on joint preservation.
Anyone in the greater Nuremberg area who encounters problems with their knee joint can turn to a highly specialized physician who has been working intensively on this joint for a long time: Dr. Alfred Tylla has enormous successes to show, especially in joint preservation - and likewise in sports traumatology. This makes him the ideal contact for people who enjoy sports and wish to regain their usual mobility, especially in the case of injuries, illnesses and other knee complaints. So it's no wonder that the Knee Center he runs is an important point of contact for amateur athletes and professional athletes alike - even on weekends, by the way.
Although Rummelsberg is a rather inconspicuous spot as part of the small municipality of Schwarzenbruck in the district of Nürnberger Land, the town is well known throughout the region. Rummelsberg owes this popularity primarily to its hospital, which is one of the most modern clinics in the Nuremberg-Fürth-Erlangen metropolitan region. With ten specialized clinics and institutes, the institution plays an important role in providing health care to the people of the region - with nearly one hundred physicians alone, who treat almost 10,000 inpatients and nearly 20,000 outpatients annually with around 500 employees. Rummelsberg Hospital is also known as an academic teaching hospital of the Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, for which it plays an important role in the training of junior medical staff.
Certified Knee Center: safety for people with knee complaints
The fact that high-quality medical care based on the latest scientific findings is offered in the Middle Franconian municipality, where great importance is also attached to continuous further and advanced training, can be best seen in the Knee Center - which was certified by the German Knee Society for good reasons: The high quality of care in knee surgery is evident in sports orthopedics, traumatology and osteotomy. Anyone who undergoes knee surgery here can be sure: At the Rummelsberg Clinic for Trauma Surgery, the minimum numbers are not only met, but also clearly exceeded with at least six hundred complex procedures of high quality every year.
Competence in joint preservation - also through complex reconstructions
The enormous reputation that the certified Knee Center headed by Dr. Tylla enjoys beyond the region, even for all sports orthopedic procedures, is demonstrated not least by the fact that the clinic is an important point of contact for emergency services in the event of fractures and injuries to the knee joint. Two factors play a key role here: on the one hand, Dr. Tylla applies numerous reconstructive and joint-preserving measures that enable him to avoid prostheses - and on the other, as a trained ATLS provider, he is able to treat trauma in emergency care according to international standards.
This high level of qualification in accordance with the global training concept (Advanced Trauma Life Support) gives those who suffer trauma the certainty that Dr. Tylla will act correctly at all times in shock room care. His patients benefit from his expertise in emergency medicine in many situations. This is because Dr. Tylla is used to making correct diagnoses under pressure and in a matter of seconds - and acting accordingly.
Cruciate ligament, meniscus, cartilage: treatments at international level
As the senior physician in charge of the Knee Joint Preservation and Sports Orthopedics Section, knee specialist Dr. Tylla is familiar with all the details of the knee joint - such as meniscus injuries, problems with the cruciate ligament and cartilage damage. The experienced specialist in trauma surgery and orthopedics is also qualified as a specialist in visceral surgery, which means he is proficient in numerous surgical treatment approaches, and he is also skilled in innovative surgical methods of keyhole surgery - which makes him the perfect doctor when it comes to arthroscopy. In this minimally invasive procedure, which Dr. Alfred Tylla also uses in diagnostics to detect damage inside the knee, the surgery is performed with the support of an optical device. Arthroscopy enables gentle treatments that leave only tiny scars, which is particularly helpful for people with a strong urge to move: because the healthy tissue is spared, the knee joint is usually soon mobile and able to bear weight again.
Dr. Alfred Tylla, who also serves as the managing senior physician of the Clinic for Trauma, Shoulder and Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine and Sports Traumatology, holds several other additional designations - such as in X-ray diagnostics. And he is very well connected: As a member of the working group of emergency physicians working in Bavaria, he is always informed about what is happening in the region, to which he has long felt connected, and his activities in the "European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy" or the German Society for Arthroscopy and Joint Surgery (AGA) keep him up to date on innovations in knee surgery or what is happening in conservative methods for joint preservation. In turn, the international professional societies naturally also find out about his publications - because Dr. Alfred Tylla regularly publishes research results.