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Surgical Clinic II

Surgical Clinic ll

We specialise in treating patients with severe single and multiple injuries, injuries to the spinal column, chronic joint inflammation, and attrition of small and large joints. The diagnostic network which connects us with a great number of specialised surgical hospitals and our rehabilitation centres provides us with the best possible resources for this task. We specifically focus on:

Arthroscopic surgery

of the joints:

(e.g. joint attrition, athletic injuries):

shoulder and knee joints, wrist

Joint replacements:

shoulder, finger, hip, knee joints - also with chronic joint inflammation and laxity of existing joint replacements


Surgical Treatment of Rheumatism

Specialised Hand Surgery:

by means of microsurgery (chronic entrapment neuropathy, Dupuytren's contractures, tumours)

Specialised Foot Surgery:

malalignment of toes, halluces, metatarsalgia


Chronic bone inflammation

Plastic Surgery

for the treatment of extensive scars and tumours:

free microsurgical skin / muscle grafting. No cosmetic surgery.


Supporting establishments:


Physiotherapy, including kinesiotherapeutic baths


Ergotherapy, including

means to try out a range of different work processes


Ambulant surgery

is performed in co-operation with general practitioners and consultant physicians


Expert assessments

(Head of the assessment office at our clinic: Dr. Alexander Voigt)


The 'Berufsgenossenschaft' (professional association) has put us in charge of the in-patient treatment of severe occupational accidents (including accidents on the way to work and pupils' accidents), as well as of severe hand injuries.

Our leading physicians (head physician, senior physicians) are members of the following research-groups: Research-group Foot Surgery

Endoprosthesis Register


Research-group on Issues of Osteosynthesis ("Arbeitskreis für Osteosynthesefragen", AO)


Research-group Hand Surgery


Quality Control dept. of the hospital association and the "Verband leitender Unfallchirurgen" (Association of leading emergency surgeons)

Clinic for accident surgery, hand surgery and restoration surgery

Head physician

PD Dr. med. Thomas Fritz

Diakoniestr. 10
74523 Schwäbisch Hall

Tel. 0791 753-4231
Fax 0791 753-4903


Section I casualty surgeries and restoration surgery

Dr. med. Dieter Richter
Section leader

Diakoniestr. 10
74523 Schwäbisch Hall

Tel. 0791 753-4231
Fax 0791 753-4903


Section II hip surgery and knee joint surgery

Erik Knoth
Section leader

Diakoniestr. 10
74523 Schwäbisch Hall

Tel. 0791 753-4231
Fax 0791 753-4316


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