A world-famous city that attracts countless tourists with its castle and charm - and a clinic that owes its international reputation largely to a world-renowned department: At the ATOS Hospital Heidelberg, the "IZO - International Center for Orthopedics" repeatedly attracts attention with its medical successes in endoprosthetics. The focus here is on the endoprosthetics specialist Prof. Fritz Thorey, MD.
People's demands when it comes to mobility and athleticism have changed fundamentally in recent years - and specialists such as Prof. Fritz Thorey, MD, are responsible for this. Because anyone who has to live with a joint replacement today generally does not just want to be able to walk without pain. The opposite is often the case: Prof. Thorey has already seen number of patients who developed real sporting ambition with prostheses - and ended up in extreme sports.
These medical successes do not come by chance. As early as during his medical studies, the outstanding specialist was enthusiastic about orthopedics and accident surgery. Therefore, he also became intensively involved with the subject of endoprosthetics at an early age. But that doesn't completely explain Prof. Thorey's extraordinary position as a specialist in prosthetics.
Advancement through specialization
In Heidelberg, Prof. Thorey is constantly refining his methods of minimally invasive and thus extremely muscle-sparing endoprosthetics. This enables even patients suffering from advanced hip and knee osteoarthritis to lead a normal life - painless, mobile and athletic. But Prof. Thorey carries the insatiable ambition of the researcher within him - and continues his research all the time. Whether it's the use of bone-sparing implants, sliding pairs at the hip and knee joints, robot-assisted endoprosthetics (MAKOplasty), individual implants, innovative cartilage procedures or innovations in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine: the specialist and his team are constantly optimizing medical procedures.
His constantly alert eye ensures that, despite all his experience, his surgeries do not become too routine-like. The number alone is surprising: year after year, the endoprosthetics specialist performs more than 750 surgeries, some of them very complex!
Also influential in research
Prof. Thorey regularly publishes in international scientific journals so that more people can benefit from the results of his intensive research. It is almost obvious that he has already been awarded numerous research prizes and scholarships.
Of course, it does not always have to be a joint replacement. This is precisely when patients benefit from the expert's consistent specialisation. For example: Prof. Thorey's expertise enables him to identify and correct malpositions in the early stages of a disease with arthroscopic surgery, for example with a cartilage cell transplant.
IZO: Top medicine with top performance
Prof. Fritz Thorey, MD, has chosen the Heidelberg location - and thus the ATOS Hospital - for several reasons. The "Bermuda Triangle" of Heidelberg, Mannheim and Ludwigshafen, as the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region is referred to, is an important agglomeration. With Frankfurt and Stuttgart, important major airports are within easy reach. Thus, patients come not only from Hesse, Rhineland-Palatinate, Baden-Wuerttemberg and Bavaria, but also from all over the world to get treated in the International Center for Orthopedics in Heidelberg. The ideal place for an exceptional doctor like Prof. Thorey!
Anyone who comes to the renowned IZO department of the ATOS Hospital Heidelberg to be treated for diseases and injuries of the hip, knee and foot can, of course, always rely on holistic care, since the International Center for Orthopedics works together closely with other medical disciplines. For example, internistic or angiological care is also guaranteed - around the clock.