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General patient information 

In our private medical practice, referrals are governed by the usual regulations of specialist referrals. For insurance purposes, all treatments in our practice are treated as private practice. A private, outpatient or accident insurance is sufficient to cover costs. We also offer direct billing with all private health insurances in the Privatklinik Hochrum, where we work as affiliated general practitioners. We are happy to provide cost estimates for any surgery to those patients without supplementary private insurance. A portion of the surgery will be covered by compulsory insurance.

Range of treatments 


The shoulder joint is formed by the humeral head and the shoulder blade. It forms the connection of the arm with to the torso. It is the most flexible joint of the body with largest range of motion.

Rotator cuff
Calcified shoulder
Shoulder instability
Bicep tendon rip
Frozen shoulder
AC joint


The hip socket and the head of the thigh bone (femur head) are connected by the hip joint. Half of the femoral head is surrounded by the acetabulum. This provides the hip joint with good, bony stability. This stability is additionally supported by a cartilage seam, a joint lip.

Hip pain
Hip fractures


The knee joint forms the moveable connection between the thigh bone and the tibia. The knee, a joint gear of sorts, is the largest joint in the human body. The bending is composed of rolling and sliding motions. Rotation in a bent state is possible. Sliding, rolling and turning motions are enabled. During its lifetime, it may bend and stretch millions of times.

Cruciate ligament

Ankle joint 

Amongst the foot joints, one can distinguish between the upper and lower ankle joint. When we speak about the ankle joint during daily language use, we actually mean the upper ankle joint. This joint is formed by the knuckles of the tibia and fibula and by the talus (ankle bone). It allows for lifting and lowering the foot around an axis that runs from the inner to the outer ankle.
The lower ankle joint is composed of the ankle bone on the one side and the heel bone and the navicular bone on the other side. It enables the inner, medial margin (supination) or the outer, medial margin (pronation) of the foot to be lifted from the ground.

Ligament rupture
Achilles tendon

“Whether outpatient or inpatient, it’s all about holistic patient care. Comprehensive preparation for treatment is just as decisive as careful after care.”


Priv.-Doz. Dr. Christian Hoser