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Endoprostheses for elderly and frail patients: Preparation is half the battle.


Prof Dieter Christian Wirtz and Prof Ulrich Liener discussed this topic at the Heraeus Medical DKOU symposium.

An ageing population and modern lifestyle conditions in developed countries have greatly increased the case numbers for hip arthroplasty. To prevent complications, it is important for orthopaedic surgeons to identify high-risk patients and take proper precautions. At the Heraeus Medical symposium as part of the German Congress of Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery (DKOU), Prof Dieter Christian Wirtz and Prof Ulrich Liener explored the special measures that should be taken to ensure better outcomes for elderly and frail patients.

A summary of the symposium is now available on the medical news platform “Healthcare in Europe”: