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In which hospitals do doctors have great experience with the implantation of an artificial knee joint? Clinics which meet high quality standards are listed here.

Besides hip replacement, knee joint replacement is the second most frequently performed replacement surgery in Germany. Pain in the knee can have a severe impact on daily life, for example when climbing stairs or squatting down. If the quality of life decreases despite conservative measures, there is the possibility of implanting an artificial knee joint.

At all of the clinics listed below, there are doctors that specialized in the surgical implantation of artificial knee joints. They have performed the intervention on an above-average basis, which ensures high treatment quality. In addition, they are well-known internationally and have been honored by the German weekly magazine FOCUS as a top-quality doctor in the field of knee surgery.

The best Clinics for Knee Replacement

HospitalCityTreatment Cases (2018)International Office 
Sana Clinics SommerfeldKremmen1512Yes
Diakonie Clinic StuttgartStuttgart1501No
Orthopedic Hospital Schloss WerneckWerneck1245No
Barmherzige Brüder Hospital MunichMunich1171No
Parkklinik ManhagenGroßhansdorf1156No
Eduardus HospitalCologne1138No
Sana Clinic MunichMunich1100Yes
Karl Olga HospitalStuttgart1099No
Garmisch-Partenkirchen ClinicGarmisch-Partenkirchen1025No
Orthopedic Clinic MarkgröningenMarkgröningen953No
St. Josef-Stift SendenhorstSendenhorst945No
Orthopedic Specialist Clinic SchwarzachSchwarzach928No
Vulpius ClinicBad Rappenau918No
Klinikum in den Pfeifferschen StiftungenMagdeburg884No
Forest Clinic EisenbergEisenberg819Yes
Vamed Ostseeklinik DampDamp807No
imland Clinic Rendsburg-EckernfördeEckernförde781No
Dr. Erler ClinicNürnberg766No
König-Ludwig-Haus ClinicWürzburg712No
Herzogin Elisabeth HospitalBraunschweig707No
Diakovere AnnastiftHannover629Yes
St. Josef Hospital WiesbadenWiesbaden607No
Asklepios Clinic Bad AbbachBad Abbach600Yes
LVR Clinic for Orthopedics ViersenViersen556No
Orthopedic Specialist Clinic of the Hessing StiftungAugsburg547No
Schön Clinic LorschLorsch539Yes
Vitos Orthopedic Clinic KasselKassel531No
Schön Clinic HarthausenBad Aibling520Yes
Forest Hospital St. MarienErlangen513No
St. Elisabeth Hospital HertenHerten498No
Rechts der Isar Clinic of the TUMMunich491Yes
Charité - University Medicine BerlinBerlin482Yes
St. Marien Hospital SiegenSiegen464No
Helios Clinic Berlin-BuchBerlin463Yes
St. Marien and St. Annastift HospitalLudwigshafen461No
Rummelsberg HospitalSchwarzenbruck445Yes
University Hospital HeidelbergHeidelberg433Yes
St. Anna HospitalHerne429No
St. Vincentius ClinicsKarlsruhe427No
St. Franziskus Hospital MünsterMünster414No

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This is how the clinic list was created

  • Many patients! At the clinics presented above, doctors have great experience with the knee joint replacement (OPS 5-822), because only hospitals that perform knee joint replacement on an above-average basis have been taken into consideration. Hospitals are obliged to inform about their medical treatment in quality reports and to provide this information to the Federal Joint Committee.
  • High Level of Patient Safety! All of the clinics attach above-average value to patient safety. At least 45 out of 55 measures have been taken in order to guarantee optimal hygiene before, during and after surgery.
  • Excellent Equipment! All clinics have the equipment that is necessary for the treatment at their disposal, including the qualification of staff. In the clinics mentioned above, not only the necessary equipment is at disposal, there are also doctors with different supplementary qualifications necessary for knee treatment.
  • Focus Award! Every year, the German weekly magazine Der FOCUS publishes a list of the best Knee Centers in Germany. All hospitals mentioned are listed in the Clinic List 2021 as top clinic in the area of knee surgery.

This is just a small selection of German clinics. Of course, many other hospitals also offer a high quality of treatment.

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