Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Cornelia Seidlitz, Miriam Kip
    Pages 1-14 Open Access
  3. Florian Rothbauer, Ute Zerwes, Hans-Holger Bleß, Miriam Kip
    Pages 15-39 Open Access
  4. Michael Weißer, Ute Zerwes, Simon Krupka, Tonio Schönfelder, Silvia Klein, Hans-Holger Bleß
    Pages 41-89 Open Access
  5. Hubertus Rosery, Tonio Schönfelder
    Pages 91-104 Open Access
  6. Michael Weißer, Hubertus Rosery, Tonio Schönfelder
    Pages 105-119 Open Access
  7. Hans-Holger Bleß
    Pages 121-132 Open Access
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 133-135

About this book


White Paper on Joint Replacement

This White Paper details the status of hip and knee arthroplasty care in Germany. Hip and knee replacements are amongst the most frequently performed procedures and usually become necessarily due to age-related wear of the joint, osteoarthritis and fractures of the femoral neck. In light of demographic change, demands with regard to standards of care and the procedures are likely to rise.


•             This White Paper contains information on indications, procedures, health economic aspects and the healthcare system stakeholders involved.

•             It portrays current developments with regard to the prevalence of hip and knee arthroplasty, the healthcare situation and quality of care within the chain of medical care.

•             This book is complemented by a chapter assessing the current situation from an expert perspective with contributions from renowned experts in the fields of science, medical technology and medical practice.

This book addresses people involved in shaping and representing the healthcare system from a variety of fields including medical professions, health insurances and health sciences as well as journalists and patient representatives.


Joint Replacement Hip Arthroplasty Knee Arthroplasty White Paper Germany Open Access

Editors and affiliations

  • Hans-Holger Bleß
    • 1
  • Miriam Kip
    • 2
  1. 1.IGES Institut GmbHBerlinGermany
  2. 2.IGES Institut GmbHBerlinGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • License CC BY-NC
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-55917-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-55918-5
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