My principle is to offer my patients honest medicine with the best possible procedures.

This is also how my passion for cartilage developed – because my goal is always to do everything possible to preserve the joint and to provide my patients with the best possible care.

On the monitor, the inserted cartilage cell graft is visible in the form of beads.

The possibility of repairing cartilage damage – and thus avoiding the use of an artificial knee joint – is significantly increased by the possibility of cartilage transplantation. However, cartilage transplantation is not always the right treatment approach, which is why I am committed to generating other new treatment options on a daily basis. This requires an uninterrupted and holistic approach to the very latest market developments and products.

The combination of treatment methods I offer for the knee joint is almost unique in Northern Germany!

The joint cartilage is a very special tissue: it is indispensably connected with the functionality of a joint. Unfortunately, we have to get by with the cartilage we have been given, because cartilage cannot actually heal again. However, modern methods have already made it possible to cultivate cartilage from the body’s own cells.

Various factors, accidents, but also surgical interventions damage the cartilage. Untreated, the arthrosis often follows, and with it the artificial joint.

Against this background and the respect for this exciting tissue, my special passion developed over the years. Not only for the understanding of the structure, but also for the knowledge and experience in the application of cartilage regenerative and repair procedures. Both are essential for cartilage treatment.

In doing so, possible concomitant diseases influencing the cartilage treatment must always be identified and, if necessary, also treated.

The Stern editorial team accompanied me for an operation day on the subject of cartilage transplantation. The following report was published: