Prof. Dr. Kristoff Corten has attended training programmes in the most renowned centres in the world. He has used the knowledge he gained there for the further improvement of muscle-sparing surgery methods. The development and scientific substantiation of these improvements formed the basis of his PhD.
With the development of instruments such as the Gripper and the EsySuit , and the standardisation of procedures, Prof. Dr. Corten ensures the further improvement of the operation through the Efficient Direct Anterior (EDA) Hip . The rehabilitation period continues to shorten, and the risk of complications is highly reduced. Every year, Prof. Dr. Corten currently receives hundreds of visiting surgeons from all over the world who attend his training programmes in Genk.
In addition, Prof. Dr. Corten also strongly believes in the multidisciplinary approach covering the patient’s entire treatment process. In the course of the years, the European Hip Clinic team has continued to expand. The patient is optimally prepared and guided through each phase by specialists in their field, in order to obtain the best possible treatment results. This guidance ranges from alleviating the administrative burden, through tailor-made physiotherapy coaching, and up to the treatment of young hip patients.
A lot of attention is paid to the care and support of the patient, his or her immediate environment and the local care providers. The use of digital applications that guide the patient and his family plays an important role in this. At the same time, these applications ensure a scientifically-based monitoring and evaluation.
The creation and implementation of a vision for the future is crucial to develop the European Hip Clinic into a place where the best possible care can be provided for patients with hip problems. A warm, human, care-free framework for the patient and his environment, and a multi-disciplinary consultation that involves the patient form the pillars of our vision. It’s precisely this vision that makes the European Hip Clinic so unique, innovative and progressive in the national and international landscape. Medical decisions that are based on scientific research are the foundation of our multi-disciplinary approach.