Dr. - Dirk Guehlen - Center of Excellence for Orthopedics and Trauma Surgery

Center of Excellence for Orthopedics and Trauma Surgery

Specialist for Foot surgery and ankle surgery, Trauma surgery, Hand surgery, Hip endoprosthetics, Knee endoprosthetics, Shoulder endoprosthetics, Sports surgery, Sports traumatology, Sports Orthopedics in Kitzingen

Dr. - Dirk Guehlen - Center of Excellence for Orthopedics and Trauma Surgery
Dr. Gühlen and Dr. Gerhard have turned their renowned competence center into a particularly important contact point for all those who have problems with their feet, hips, knees or shoulders. In particular, they repeatedly draw international attention to themselves in questions concerning artificial joints.

Our doctors

Dr. - Dirk Guehlen - Foot surgery and ankle surgery -

Dr. Dirk Guehlen

Dr. - Norbert Gerhard - Foot surgery and ankle surgery -

Dr. Norbert Gerhard

Special Clinical Focus

  • Minimal invasive surgery
  • Endoprosthetics
  • Joint surgery
  • Spinal surgery

About us

Dr. Dirk Guehlen is the Chief Physician of the Department of Trauma Surgery and Orthopedics at the Kitzingen Land Hospital in Kitzingen. He works in close collaboration with Dr. Philipp Blanke, Chief Physician of the Department of Trauma Surgery and Orthopedics at the Main Hospital in Ochsenfurt and with Dr. Norbert Gerhard and his colleagues from the Kitzingen Orthopedics Center. Between 2008 and 2018, the endoprosthetics specialists of the Kitzingen Land Hospital implanted approximately 2000 artificial hip, knee and shoulder joints. As a result of increasing age, outstanding endoprosthetic care for wear-related joint conditions is indispensable and the Kitzingen Land Hospital accepts this challenge and continues to extend its expertise. In a current health insurance company ranking, endoprosthetic treatment, particularly of the hip joint, is ranked as above average. A particular focus of the Kitzingen Land Hospital is revision endoprosthetics, i.e. replacement surgery following wear or loosening of an already previously implanted joint.

Revision surgery is frequently even more demanding than the initial endoprosthesis since the bony material still available, on the one hand, has already been stressed by the first surgery and, on the other hand, due to the frequently advanced age of the patients, this has naturally been further reduced. In addition, the patients often suffer from accompanying conditions such as diabetes and cardiac insufficiency, and so they tolerate a general anesthetic considerably less well. Dr. Guehlen and his team have maintained a longstanding, close and fruitful collaboration with the Kitzingen Orthopedics Center (headed by Dr. Norbert Gerhard) and, as of recently, also with the Main Hospital in Ochsenfurt (Dr. Philipp Blanke). Thanks to the pooling of expertise and capacities, Kitzingen has become established as a regional center for orthopedic problems and treatment. The experienced orthopedic specialists and surgeons maintain a close interchange and so the patient is able to derive benefit, not only from different hospital sites but also from the coverage of a wide range of services thanks to the numerous specialists on hand.

Diagnostic Services

  • Clinical examination
  • X-ray
  • CT
  • MRI
  • Ultrasound diagnostics

Therapeutic Services

  • Minimal invasive replacement of the hip joint
  • Endoprosthetic implantation (artificial joint) to the shoulder, hip and knee joint
  • Replacement surgery for loose prostheses
  • Treatment of traumatic injuries and fractures of all types, treatment of occupational and commuting accidents (medical referee procedure, including treatment approval procedures)
  • Minimal invasive joint surgery (arthroscopy to the shoulder, knee, elbow and ankle joint) with reconstruction of the typical disorders, including cartilage-bone transplantation for local cartilage wear
  • Hand and foot surgery procedures, sometimes as out-patient procedures
  • Advice and treatment for sports medical disorders
  • Minimal invasive treatment of spinal fractures
  • Intervertebral disk and spinal surgery for degenerative changes in collaboration with the Specialist Neurosurgery Center
  • Emergency care 24 hours / 365 days with inclusion in the Wurzburg Trauma Network as a certified local Trauma Center for the treatment of severely injured accident victims
  • Total care with out-patient counseling, in-patient care, physical therapy and rehabilitation initiation

Medical spectrum


  • Accidental injuries
  • Acromioclavicular joint fracture
  • Ankle fracture
  • Ankle pain
  • Biceps tendon injury
  • Bone fracture
  • Bruise / Contusion
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Childhood sports injuries
  • Chondrocalcinosis of the wrist (CPPD)
  • Clavicle fracture
  • Claw toe
  • Clubfoot
  • Compartment syndrome
  • Deformity of the toes
  • Distal fracture of the radius
  • Dupuytren's contracture / disease
  • Femoral neck fracture
  • Finger fracture
  • Finger joint arthrosis
  • Flatfoot
  • Foot deformities
  • Foot fracture
  • Fracture of the acetabulum
  • Fracture of the patella
  • Growth plate fracture
  • Hallux rigidus
  • Hallux valgus
  • Hammer toe
  • Hip prosthesis loosening
  • ingrown nail (unguis incarnatus)
  • Joint injuries
  • Kienboecks Disease (Lunatomalacia)
  • Knee prosthesis loosening
  • Ledderhose disease (plantar fibromatosis)
  • Ligament injury
  • Luxating patella
  • Malalignment of toes
  • Meniscal tear
  • Metacarpal fracture (Midhand bone fracture)
  • Muscle fiber tear
  • Muscle strain
  • Nail diseases
  • Nerve compression
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Panaritium (nail bed inflammation)
  • Pelvic fracture
  • Polytrauma / Multitrauma / Multiple trauma
  • Pseudarthrosis
  • Rhizarthritis
  • Rib fracture
  • Scaphoid fracture
  • Shoulder pain
  • Spinal fracture
  • Sports injuries
  • Swan-neck deformity
  • Syndactyly
  • Tailor's bunion
  • Talar fracture
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome
  • Tendon injury
  • Tennis elbow
  • TFCC lesion (cartilage damage on the wrist)
  • Torn ligament in the ankle
  • Trigger finger
  • Unstable pelvic injury
  • Wrist fracture (Broken wrist)
  • Therapies

  • Ankle stiffness
  • Bone substitution
  • Cartilage surgery
  • Cartilage transplantation
  • Cheek bone correction
  • Complications and risks for artificial hip joints
  • Cruciate ligament surgery
  • Customized knee prosthesis
  • Endoprostheses
  • Following the implantation of the artificial hip joint
  • Hip prosthesis
  • Hip replacement revision
  • Hip surgery
  • Hip TEP (Total hip endoprosthesis)
  • Joint-maintaining surgery
  • Knee ligament reconstruction
  • Knee prosthesis
  • Knee replacement revision
  • Knee specialist
  • Knee TEP
  • Meniscus surgery
  • Osteosynthesis
  • Shoulder arthroscopy
  • Shoulder prosthesis
  • Shoulder prosthesis revision
  • Sled / sledge prosthesis
  • Sports medicine treatment
  • Sports surgery
  • Traumatology
  • Special Offers / Arrangements / Rooms

    Special Comfort Rooms in our deluxe ward offer service at the highest level. These patient rooms are furnished with high-quality bathrooms, televisions, radios, telephones (including Sky) and designer furniture. Our specially trained Service Personnel will take good care of you. Over 30 different lunch menus also leave very little to be desired in culinary terms, and a variety of tea and coffee specialties are available at no charge and round off the range. An Internet connection (WLAN) is available on request for your computer, at no charge. “Rooming in” is also available for relatives (suite).



    Center of Excellence for Orthopedics and Trauma Surgery

    Keltenstrasse 67
    97318 Kitzingen

    Webseite: www.k-kl.de

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