Treatment methods

Walk pain-free again

Where possible, we will conduct hip osteoarthritis treatment without surgery. As part of our conservative treatment, we combine painkilling and anti-inflammatory medication with targeted physiotherapeutic exercises. Using these measures, we can typically provide you with a lot of freedom of movement in the long term.
Hip arthroscopy is a type of treatment that is extremely gentle and minimally invasive. Through this process, the soft tissue in your joint is preserved through the use of small incisions. After the procedure, you’ll have significantly less pain than with open surgery.
If your pain can no longer be tolerated, we recommend hip surgery. We help you choose what’s best for you from a wide range of treatment methods.

Conservative treatment methods

Hip osteoarthritis: treatment without surgery

Step 1: hip osteoarthritis: relieve pain
Pain therapy has always been a top priority for us. Through a combination of painkilling and anti-inflammatory medication, we can successfully minimise your pain and reduce the inflammatory parameters in the hip joint.

Step 2: Hip osteoarthritis: exercises for improved mobility
Afterwards, our physiotherapists help you carry out effective exercises to support the healing process. This helps tendons and muscles shortened due to altered or poor posture in the hips stretch out again in a fully targeted way. All of your muscles will regain strength.

Electrotherapy, exercise baths and even X-ray stimulation therapy also have a positive effect on the progress of your hip osteoarthritis.

Surgical treatment methods

Less pain through pelvic realignment

We put your hip joint back into shape through realignment surgery. In this procedure, we check the shape conformity and alignment of the hip joint and reset it, allowing us to prevent hip osteoarthritis from progressing. In addition, we can remove excessive bone growths to abate your symptoms and relieve your pain.

Surgery for advanced hip osteoarthritis

Free movement with your hip joint replacement
If your joint has fully deteriorated due to arthritis, we recommend a hip replacement. More and more patients are choosing this option to reduce their pain and win back their mobility.
Even before surgery, we recommend exercises at home as part of our Endo Active programme. This will fully prepare you for the procedure to help you quickly become mobile again afterwards.

In the operation, our specialists replace the deteriorated hip joint with an artificial hip joint (total arthroplasty, or TEP). This imitates the function and structure of your natural hip joint as accurately as possible. Depending on the extent of your hip osteoarthritis, we consult with you and select your ideal implant. Your age, bone density, body weight and daily activities will play a big role in this selection. The newest artificial joints are highly durable.
There are a lot of options for treating hip osteoarthritis, even without surgery. If it’s still in the early stages, we can fully eliminate or at least relieve pain in many patients with medicinal pain therapy and targeted physiotherapy.
Prof. Dr. Pavel Dufek, Chief physician in the Orthopaedics Department at Schoen Clinic Neustadt
We fully take care of our patients before, during and after surgery through our Endo Active programme (->crosslink). They’re on their feet again just a few hours after the procedure, despite having just received a new joint.
Dr. Karl Christian Westphal, Chief physician in Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery Department at Schoen Clinic Neustadt
I had hardly any pain and had so much confidence in the competence of the clinic staff that I also very quickly gained confidence in my new hip joint. It didn’t feel like a ‘replacement’ at all.
Michael Günter, Patient at Schoen Clinic Neustadt