TREATMENT PROCEDURE: YOUR STAY WITH US
- Usual accommodation in a modern double room with bathroom (shower and WC).
- Privita comfort station on request and at extra charge: 5-star quality standards ensure that, as well as medical and personal care from our experienced staff, you also enjoy comfort and privacy during your stay with us.
First you make an appointment for an operation with one of our doctors during the endoprosthetics consultation hour. You will then be given an appointment to prepare for the operation. You will meet one of our anaesthetists who will examine you and select and discuss the most suitable anaesthetic procedure with you. A surgeon will explain the planned procedure to you again. We want you to come to your operation reassured and well-informed, and are happy to answer any questions you may have.
On the day of the pre-operative preparation, our experienced social worker will also plan the follow-up treatment (rehabilitation after the hospital stay) together with you. You can also discuss your questions, wishes and fears with her.
Please be sure to bring the information sheets about the operation, foreign blood transfusion and participation in the endoprosthetics register that you received at your first consultation and information session. Please also do not forget your current medication list. These important documents help us to optimise the processes. The day before the operation, we will admit you as an inpatient. During the final examination, we will assess the skin conditions in the surgical area and mark the side of your body that is affected. What’s more,
our physiotherapists will teach you how to use crutches and discuss the rehabilitation plan with you. We want you to regain a feeling of safety and independence quickly following the operation.
Do you have any questions about making an appointment, what to look out for during admission or do you need any other information? Please contact Ms Schneider from our head physician's office.Dos and don'ts following hip TEP implantation
The AMIS implantation procedure we use minimises the postoperative risk of dislocating the prosthesis. This means that you are already allowed to stand up, walk a few steps and use the toilet on the day of the operation, while putting weight on the operated leg. The first time that you stand after the operation, please only do so in the company of the
nursing staff or the physiotherapists. This is for your safety and protects you from falls.
In the following days, you will be accompanied step by step on the journey to independence by the nursing staff and the team of physiotherapists. We will introduce you to the "active path" set up on the ward. Please take the opportunity to regularly do the exercises that have been prepared for you there. In this way, you make an important contribution to rapid rehabilitation. At the end of your inpatient stay, you will be safely mobile on the ward and able to climb stairs.
Movement is not restricted after the operation. All everyday activities are allowed, as long as the pain threshold is not exceeded and/or there is no pain when the movements are being performed. Nevertheless, please let the nursing staff help you put on your shoes and stockings in the first days after the operation. Avoid carrying heavy loads for the first 3 months after surgery. This favours the "ingrowth" of the implant into the bone.
Thrombosis prophylaxis should be continued consistently for five weeks after the operation. Please use forearm crutches until a fluent gait pattern is achieved. You should only start driving independently when you are safely mobile outdoors without aids.Dos and don'ts following knee TEP implantation
We would already like to give you the opportunity to get up and walk a few steps on the day of the operation. The first time that you stand after the operation, please only do so in the company of the nursing staff or the physiotherapists. This is for your safety and protects you from falls. You are allowed to put your full weight on the operated leg from the first day. The physiotherapists will accompany you step by step on the journey to independence. This also includes regular exercises on the "active path", which we have created especially for our knee and hip patients to speed up rehabilitation. At the end of the inpatient stay, you will be mobile and able to climb stairs. Thrombosis prophylaxis should be continued consistently for 3 weeks after surgery.
By following the above instructions, you are contributing to achieving the best possible treatment result. The team of doctors, the physiotherapists and the nursing staff are available to answer any questions you may have during your inpatient stay.Consultation hours and contact
Appointments are made by telephone during consultation hours.
You can find our contact persons and contact details as well as registrations for the consultation hour here