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Knee Replacement in Germany

Hospitals and medical centers in Germany performing Knee Replacement.

Cost of Knee Replacement in Germany

Procedure Minimum price Maximum price

Knee Replacement (TKR)

$US 9,800

$US 14,000

Knee Replacement - Revision

$US 13,500

$US 16,000

Knee Replacement - Partial

$US 7,600

$US 9,200

Hospitals and clinics offering Knee Replacement in Germany

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University Medical Center Freiburg

The University Medical Center Freiburg is one of the largest medical facilities in Europe and part of the Albert Ludwigs University Freiburg, one of five outstanding centers of academic excellency in Germany.

5 listed orthopedics specialists:

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Prof. Norbert Südkamp

Managing Director of the Department of Orthopedics

Prof. Peter Strohm

Medical Director and Chief Consultant, Department of Orthopedics & Traumatology


Procedure Prices

Knee Replacement (TKR)

33,600 US$

Knee Replacement - Minimally Invasive

31,100 US$

Klinikum Stuttgart

One of Germany's largest hospitals, made up of more than 50 clinics and specialist institutes spanning all medical specialties. Kinikum Stuttgart is regarded as one of the best hospitals in Germany, and is a referral center for oncology, ENT, pediatrics and more.

17 listed orthopedics specialists:

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Prof. Christian Knop

Medical Director at the Clinic for Trauma Surgery and Orthopaedics

Prof. Thomas Wirth

Medical Director of the Orthopaedic Clinic


Procedure Prices

Knee Replacement - Minimally Invasive

20,000 US$

Revision Knee Replacement Surgery

upon request

Knee Replacement (TKR)

19,900 US$

Unicondylar Knee Replacement Surgery

upon request

University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf

Established in 1884, the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf underwent full modernization in 2009 and emerged as the most innovative European hospital. Its dedicated International Office supports roundabout 1,000 foreign patients a year.


Procedure Prices

Knee Replacement - Partial

24,500 US$

Knee Replacement - Revision

27,900 US$

Knee Replacement (TKR)

23,400 US$

Heidelberg University Hospital

Heidelberg University Hospital is one of Europe`s leading medical centers. World-renowned experts provide comprehensive care of the highest international standards in all medical specialties.

Listed orthopedics specialists:

Prof. Volker Ewerbeck

Medical Director of the Orthopedics Department

Dr. Burkhard Lehner

Head of the Division of Orthopedic Oncology


Procedure Prices

Knee Replacement

upon request

DRK Kliniken Berlin

The DRK Kliniken Berlin is a chain of five JCI accredited tertiary care hospitals in Berlin. The international department is experienced in handling foreign patients and can assist with all necessary arrangements.

Listed orthopedics specialist:

Dr. Thilo John

Head of the Department for Traumatology and Orthopaedics


Procedure Prices

Knee Replacement - Minimally Invasive

9,900 - 12,400 US$

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About Knee Replacement

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.

What is a Knee Replacement?
Knee replacement, or knee arthroplasty, is a surgical procedure to replace the weight-bearing surfaces of the knee joint in order to relieve pain and disability. The knee joint is replaced with an artificial joint made of metal alloys, plastics and polymers.

What are the types of Knee replacement?

  • Total Knee Replacement (TKR):
    In a total knee replacement (total knee arthroplasty), the surgeon removes damaged cartilage and bone from the surface of your knee joint and replaces them with a man-made surface of metal and plastic.
  • Partial Knee Replacement (UKA):
    In a partial knee replacement (unicompartmental knee arthroplasty), the surgeon only replaces one part of your knee joint.
    Advantages of partial knee replacement include smaller incision, shorter hospital stay, less blood loss, easier post-op rehabilitation, lower risk of infection, blood clots and stiffness, and easier revision if necessary.
  • Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement Surgery:
    Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) uses specialized techniques and instrumentation to enable the surgeon to perform major surgery without a large incision.
    Minimally invasive knee replacement requires a smaller incision, three to five inches, versus the standard approach which typically requires an eight to twelve inches incision.
    Minimally invasive surgery may lead to less pain, decreased recovery time and better motion due to less scar tissue formation.
  • Revision Knee Replacement Surgery:
    Revision knee replacement surgery is done to replace the replacement knee, once it has been worn out.
    The revision is usually more complicated and a longer procedure than the original surgery.
    There is no set limit to the number of times you can have revision surgery, but it is widely accepted that the artificial knee joint becomes less effective each time it is replaced.

How long would the artificial knee last?
The artificial knee usually lasts between 15-20 years, depending on the type of joint used and how much you strain your new knee.

Duration of procedure/surgery : A knee replacement operation usually takes 1.5 to 3 hours.

Days admitted : Usually 3 - 5 days at the hospital.

Anesthesia : General anaesthesia.

Risks : Serious complications are rare - fewer than 2% of people undergoing knee replacement surgery experience serious complications.

Risks include:
- Knee stiffness
- Blood clots in the leg vein (thrombophlebitis)
- Blood clots in the lungs (pulmonary embolism)
- Nerve damage
- Infection
- Heart attack
- Stroke

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