Trauma surgery – Orthopaedics

The Ward of Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery are headed by Senior Consultant Dr. Gruß and Senior Consultant Dr. Geranmayeh. Both are supported by a team of three senior physicians and four assistant physicians. The department has 23 beds. In addition to the extensive acute care of injuries to the musculoskeletal system, the clinic focuses in particular on sports traumatology, joint surgery, and minimally invasive joint replacement. Since 2014, the clinic has been certified as an EPC (Endoprosthetics Centre). Furthermore, occupational accidents are treated on an outpatient and inpatient basis.

In addition to the outpatient clinic and the outpatient clinic for occupational accidents, the interdisciplinary emergency room and the rescue station with ambulance and emergency doctor, as well as the helicopter landing pad on the premises, comprise our accident rescue and treatment services.

For modern diagnostics with X-ray, ultrasound, and CT, we have a total of four operating theatres and an emergency room with shock, sonography, treatment, and plaster rooms.

Inpatient treatment takes place in modern 1-, 2- and 3-bedrooms. Outpatient procedures are performed in an outpatient surgery centre.

Our services

  • Orthopaedics and trauma surgery
  • Endoprosthesis of the hip joint incl. exchange operations/hip replacement surgery
  • Endoprosthesis of the knee joint incl. exchange operations/knee replacement surgery
  • Endoprosthesis of the shoulder joint incl. exchange operations/shoulder replacement surgery
  • Aitken fracture
  • Axial corrections of the lower extremity
  • Shoulder arthroscopy/Arthroscopy/Acromioclavicular (AC)/joint osteoarthritis/Knee arthroscopy/hip arthroscopy
  • Osteoarthritis (osteoarthrosis)/activated osteoarthritis/osteoarthritis treatment/ therapy for foot, hand, wrist, hip (coxarthrosis), knee, shoulder, ankle, polyarthrosis
  • Treatment of all patellar dislocations
  • Endoprosthetisis of the ankle joints and elbow joints
  • Growth control for the correction of children's axes
  • Correction/surgery of foot deformities, including hallux valgus (bunion) and Hammer toe
  • Arthroscopy of the ankle joint and elbow joint
  • Torn ligament in ankle, foot and knee/Lateral Collateral ligament (LCL)/Torn or overstretched ligament
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury/reconstruction (knee ligament surgery)
  • Meniscus surgery/ meniscus tear (lesion)/ Lateral meniscus tear/posterior horn medial meniscus tear/medial meniscus tear (lesion)
  • Bone fracture surgery (adults and children): leg fracture, clavicle fracture (broken collarbone), Colles fracture, distal radius fracture (broken wrist), elbow fracture, Galeazzi fracture, Proximal humerus fracture (brpoken shoulder), ankle fracture, Maisonneuve fracture, march fracture (metatarsal stress fractures), Monteggia fracture, Humerus (upper arm) fracture, femur (thighbone) fracture, fractured neck of femur (broken hip), open fracture, rib fracture, pathological fracture, periprosthetic fracture, radial head fracture, tibial fracture, stress fractures, tibial plateau fracture, greater tuberosity fracture, Weber b fracture, Weber c fracture, vertebral fracture
  • Displaced fracture
  • Medial gonarthrosis
  • reverse shoulder replacement and prosthesis/Sled prosthesis, shoulder prosthesis
  • Joint diseases/joint inflammation/arthrosis
  • Gonarthrosis of the knee
  • Acute treatment of musculoskeletal injuries and sports traumatology
  • Foot orthopedics
  • Pediatric (Children) orthopedics
  • Sports medicine/sports orthopedics
  • Accidents at work and school/commuting accidents 

25 years of expertise in joint replacement (Endoprosthetics)

At an advanced age, many patients experience increasing wear and tear of the large joints that are subjected to stress. The consequences are pain and limited mobility with a reduction in quality of life. After conservative treatment methods have been exhausted, artificial joint replacement (endoprosthetics) is often indicated.

At Johanniter-Krankenhaus Gronau, artificial joints have been implanted in the hip and knee for over 25 years. We implant about 400 hip and knee prostheses every year. In the process, we are constantly developing our medical know-how.

Modern treatment procedures

Proven prosthesis models that have been used for many years are used in both cementless versions (for good bone quality) and cemented versions (for poor bone quality).

Which prosthesis model is used must be carefully decided individually for each patient - depending on the bone quality, biological age and degree of activity. We use computer-assisted planning for this.

Minimally invasive technology

With the introduction of the minimally invasive technique in the field of hip endoprosthetics on our premises (2005), a further significant advance in terms of patient satisfaction was achieved. Currently, about 98 percent of hip prostheses are inserted via this approach.

Today, minimally invasive surgical techniques allow skin, soft tissues, and bones to be largely spared. Small surgical accesses (6-11cm), specially developed instruments, new positioning techniques, and bone-sparing implants are used in combination. In addition to less blood loss and pain, this leads to an accelerated restoration of full walking ability and rapid rehabilitation.

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