If a Munich clinic for orthopedics has an outstanding international reputation, there are good reasons for that. One of them is the focus on medical specialties, with all departments being staffed with proven specialists. Strictly speaking, there are three reasons that stand for the enormous reputation of the Schön Clinic in Harlaching: The Chief Physicians of the Center for Knee, Hip and Shoulder Surgery, who repeatedly set standards with their treatments - Associate Lecturer Dr. Florian Haasters (shoulder), Prof. Ralf Bieger (hip) and Associate Lecturer Dr. Wolf Christian Prall (knee). Together they stand for excellent diagnostics, individual therapies and comprehensive rehabilitation for all diseases and injuries of the musculoskeletal system.
These figures show that word of the high medical quality of the Schön Clinic Munich Harlaching has spread far beyond Bavaria: More than 75,000 patients from Germany and all over the world place their trust in the enormous range of services offered by the established institution - year after year. People rely on highly qualified specialists, therapists and nursing staff who are aware of one thing at all times: Those who work here are part of the staff of one of the most important orthopedic facilities in the entire region.
The exceptional position that the Schön Clinic Munich Harlaching has acquired in a wide range of conservative therapies and innovative methods of surgical intervention is also documented by the highest authorities: the clinic is officially recognised as a "FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence" - and as the medical center of the Olympic Training Centre Bavaria. It is therefore no wonder that the clinic with its affiliated Medical Care Center has been able to attract highly specialized physicians for all areas, all of whom have repeatedly attracted attention through medical successes.
Schön Clinic Munich Harlaching: High expertise in all areas
The specialists at the Center for Knee, Hip and Shoulder Surgery also always try to treat diseases and injuries conservatively - i.e. without surgery. However, if surgical interventions are necessary, minimally invasive surgery is usually performed in Harlaching according to the latest standards. The repertoire of the Schön Clinic also includes cartilage transplants and the entire range of cartilage surgery. And in cases where joints can no longer be preserved, the Clinic's experts all have extensive experience with artificial joints of the shoulder, hip and knee - even with modern methods such as TEP models, i.e. when a socket and shaft with a ball head replace the old joint.
Often the specialists have to deal with prostheses that have to be replaced - or with fractures close to the prosthesis. The teams in Munich often hear the sentence: "If only I had come to you right away!"
Associate Lecturer Dr. Haasters: Renowned shoulder specialist
The shoulder joint is one of the joints of our body that is most frequently affected by diseases and injuries. Associate Lecturer Dr. Florian Haasters has focused on this joint and its numerous characteristics early on: He knows all areas of our most flexible ball joint down to the smallest detail. This enables him to accurately find causes and therapies - for all types of overuse or strain, for instability or entrapment. Even if the human being is always at the forefront of his clinical examination: Associate Lecturer Dr. Haasters uses all diagnostic measures, including CT-supported 3D planning of shoulder endoprostheses with virtual implantation and simulation of the best possible postoperative range of motion.
In addition to orthopedics, his specialist training includes trauma surgery, which expands his range of services for shoulder injuries accordingly. As a winner of the Hans Liniger Prize of the German Society for Trauma Surgery, which honors young scientists for outstanding achievements, he is also considered a proven specialist in this field - but in his daily work he focuses entirely on the shoulder. Whether signs of wear and tear such as shoulder osteoarthritis, injuries to the acromioclavicular joint, calcified shoulder or problems due to torn tendons, with Associate Lecturer Dr. Florian Haasters patients are in the best of hands - at university level. This is also reflected in numerous publications, in which he shares his knowledge of modern surgical techniques with interested experts.
Prof. Ralf Bieger: Hip specialist with a great reputation
Prof. Ralf Bieger has also attracted international attention with many publications and lectures. The hip specialist, also a specialist in orthopedics and trauma surgery, is considered an infallible expert when it comes to diagnoses and the choice of the right therapy: whether it is a matter of wear and tear symptoms such as osteoarthritis, maldevelopments such as hip dysplasia or impingement - or diseases such as bursitis - his patients rely on Prof. Bieger's clear diagnosis.
From the very first contact with the specialist it becomes clear: If a conservative treatment is possible, every available chance is taken. And when it comes to surgeries, it is good to place yourself in the hands of a proven expert who also has a wealth of experience in endoprosthetics. Prof. Bieger always attaches great importance to ensuring that his patients can enjoy the best possible mobility after their treatment. Since the hips carry around sixty percent of the body weight, they play a particularly important role - and Prof. Ralf Bieger does everything in his power to ensure that after therapy and rehabilitation a pain-free, mobile life with sports activities is possible.
Focus on the knee: Associate Lecturer Dr. Wolf Christian Prall
When it comes to the knee, the Schön Clinic Munich Harlaching also features an absolute specialist of international renown: Associate Lecturer Dr. Wolf Christian Prall has just as much expertise in conservative treatment methods as in the restoration of the knee joint after accidents and all types of sports injuries. He has made a name for himself with surgeries on the cruciate ligaments and topics such as knee ligament plastic surgery and the meniscus. And in the field of knee endoprosthetics, too, there are probably only a few doctors who are up to his standards in terms of reputation, experience and skill. Of course, this also applies to revisions of knee prostheses.
Associate Lecturer Dr. Prall also pursues the same goal that is at the forefront of all orthopedic issues at the Schön Clinic Munich Harlaching: the aim is to offer patients the best possible medical support for the respective situation after diseases and injuries to the extremities - and to get people back in top shape quickly, so that both private and professional everyday life is possible without restrictions in mobility. In doing so, he always draws on all his experience: as a specialist in orthopedics and trauma surgery, he has the additional qualifications of Special Trauma Surgery and Special Orthopedic Surgery.
Interdisciplinary approach: specialists all around
A major advantage of the Center for Knee, Hip and Shoulder Surgery at the Schön Clinic Munich Harlaching is that it employs proven specialists in all areas. This perfectly accommodates the decisive specialisation that is essential for modern top-level medicine - because the interdisciplinary collaboration of absolute experts always produces the best results. Associate Lecturer Dr. Florian Haasters, Prof. Ralf Bieger and Associate Lecturer Dr. Wolf Christian Prall thus not only have the high level of expertise of other specialists at their disposal, but also benefit from the competence of experienced specialists in all questions of rehabilitation.
Of course, this is also important for patients: anyone who turns to the Schön Clinic Munich Harlaching with confidence will encounter the highest standards everywhere and can also look forward to the individually balanced post-treatment, which ensures the desired treatment results.