The work of the Clinic for Trauma Surgery and Orthopaedics at the Municipal Hospital of Pirmasens is distinguished by reliability and top quality. This is confirmed not least by the EndoCert Label awarded to the Endoprosthetics Centre [EndoProthetikZentrum] and by membership in the German Endoprosthesis Registry.

In January 2015, the Municipal Hospital of Pirmasens was awarded the EndoCert Label. The criteria for certification as an endoprosthetics centre have been demonstrated by the Department for Trauma Surgery and Orthopaedics as part of a comprehensive audit. EndoCert is the world’s first seal of quality for medical facilities that perform joint-replacement surgery of high quality.

This certification specifies strict structural and process criteria that an endoprosthetics centre must meet in order to ensure the high standards of quality in endoprosthetics. Standardised processes in the operating room, for instance, can shorten operating and anaesthesia times. This means less stress for the patient and speedier recovery following this major surgery.

Patients at risk (e.g. with diseases of internal organs) are monitored in the intensive care unit following surgery. Trained physiotherapists assist with mobilisation after an operation and apply individual physiotherapy to strengthen muscles weakened by years of arthrosis. The Social Service of the Municipal Hospital of Pirmasens coordinates rehabilitation measures to help ensure a quick return to work and daily life.

Professional pain management in consultation with the anaesthesiologists helps reduce pain to a minimum after an operation, e.g. through peripheral pain catheters and targeted medication to treat pain. An individual treatment concept is developed for each patient, and spans all phases of the treatment. At special evening information events held regularly, patients can learn about life with a new artificial joint.

The surgeons specialising in endoprosthetics are:

Chief Physician Dr. med. Tobias Keßler
Managing Senior Physician Dr. med. Patrick Lutz

Visit the website: http://www.endocert.de

The German Endoprosthesis Registry [EPRD – Endoprothesenregister Deutschland] was established to provide a more transparent portrait of care throughout Germany. The registry provides an anonymised listing of all product data for the joint components used. This permits assessments of the quality of the products in question. The aim over the long term is to reduce the numbers of replacement operations required.

The underlying idea benefits patients: the more is known about the quality of artificial hip and knee joints as well as the surgical techniques employed, the more systematic the selection of joint replacements and care strategies.

The Endoprosthetics Centre at the Municipal Hospital of Pirmasens has been participating in the German Endoprosthesis Registry for three years; in highly complex cases, it partners with the Maximum-Care Endoprosthetics Centre at the Department of Orthopaedics and Orthopaedic Surgery at the Universitätskliniken des Saarlandes in Homburg/Saar, Germany. This ensures optimal and comprehensive patient care at all times.

The Endoprosthetics Centre at the Municipal Hospital of Pirmasens has established an excellent environment for endoprosthetic joint replacement, adapted to the needs of the patient, under highly professional conditions.

Visit website: http://www.eprd.de

My questions for the Director of the Endoprosthetics Centre of Pirmasens

Chief Physician Dr. med.
Tobias Keßler


Contact the Endoprosthetics Centre

Katharina MüllerKatharina Müller




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