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In which hospitals do doctors have great experience with the implantation of an artificial knee joint? 16 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 16 best Clinics for Knee Replacement

HospitalCityTreatment Cases (2018)Public/Private 
Helios Endo Clinic HamburgHamburg1686Private
Sana Clinics SommerfeldKremmen1512Private
Karl-Olga Hospital StuttgartStuttgart1099Private
Asklepios Orthopedic Clinic LindenloheSchwandorf981Private
Forest Hospital EisenbergEisenberg819Public
Helios Ostseeklinik DampDamp807Private
Diakovere AnnastiftHannover629Public
Asklepios Clinic Bad AbbachBad Abbach600Private
Evangelic Forest Hospital SpandauBerlin596Public
Vitos Orthopedic Clinic KasselKassel531Public
Schön Clinic HarthausenBad Aibling520Private
Sana Dreifaltigkeits Hospital CologneCologne497Private
Rechts der Isar Clinic of the TUMMunich491Public
Charité - University Medicine BerlinBerlin482Public
Schön Clinic Hamburg EilbekHamburg451Private
RKU - University and Rehabilitation ClinicUlm444Public

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This is how the clinic list was created

  • Focus Award! Every year, the big German weekly magazine Der FOCUS awards the best doctors for knee joint replacement. At all of the hospitals listed above, a doctor has been honored for his expertise in the field of knee joint replacement.
  • Many patients! At the clinics presented above, the 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.
  • International Reputation! Doctors at the clinics mentioned above are well-known internationally, because they give specialist lectures there or because they are recommended by local colleagues. Therefore, all of the clinics in the list have an International Office for patients from abroad.

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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