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European Loan Service of Aesculap

How does it work? Easy. Fast. Flexible.

Solutions for exceptional cases. With ELSA (European Loan Service of Aesculap), Aesculap helps closing inventory gaps and overcoming bottlenecks in the supply of hospital equipment. The ELSA loan service provides special implants, instruments and instrument sets for your operation. For the hospital, it avoids purchase costs for rarely used instrument and helps saving storage space and costs.

You can choose from 50 different loaner products, including all Aesculap systems and variants for hip and knee endoprosthetics, systems for nail locking and spine surgery, and special revision instrument sets. All loaner sets are checked and prepared to meet the highest quality standards.

Aesculap dispatches loan products to customers in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and anywhere else in Europe.

Ordering and dispatch
The loaner sets can be ordered until 24 hours before the planned operation, depending on availability. Hotline ELSA loan service: +49 7461 95-2300

Your loaner set with the required instruments and implants is configured, checked and safely packed by ELSA staff. Aesculap dispatches the loaner set, ready for sterile processing, directly to your hospital, using express delivery contractors.

Detailed instructions for processing of the set are part of the documentation enclosed with each loaner set. The instruments will be ready in time for your operation, as soon as they have been sterilized.

Return Shipment
After use, the instruments are cleaned and sterilized by the hospital and kept ready for pick-up. ELSA will organize the return pick-up and shipment following your notification.

On receipt of the return shipment, ELSA checks the set and, in most cases, only charges for the implant components actually used by the customer. If no implants were used, or if the loan was limited to special instruments, ELSA only charges a fixed service fee.

Whatever your requirements: The ELSA loan service for Aesculap implant and instrument systems opens up valuable, additional options for surgical therapy at your hospital.

  • Quick and easy ordering process
  • Complete service
  • Widening the spectrum of possible treatment options at the hospital
  • No stock-holding required at the hospital
  • No maintenance or repair costs
  • Wide range of systems, including rarely used variants
  • Dispatch to anywhere in Europe

Loan service product groups:

Hip Arthroplasty
  • Short stem prostheses
  • Primary hip endoprostheses
  • Revision endoprostheses
  • Special explantation instruments
Knee Arthroplasty
  • Primary knee endoprostheses
  • Revision endoprostheses
  • AS Advanced Surface knee implants (incl. revision implants)
Sports Medicine
  • ACT (autologous chondrocyte transplantation)
  • Cruciate ligament reconstruction
  • Implants for high tibial osteotomy
  • Locking nail systems for
      - femur, proximal femur, retrograde femur and tibia
      - humerus, proximal humerus
      - distal radiusMetal removal instrument sets
Spine Surgery
  • Cervical stabilization
  • Thoracolumbar stabilization
  • Preservation of mobility


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