Special Clinical Focus

  • Endoprosthetics
  • Knee surgery
  • Shoulder surgery
  • Foot surgery
  • Spinal surgery
  • Accident surgery

About us


Prof. Wolf Petersen has led the Orthopaedics and Accident Surgery Clinic of the Martin Luther Hospital in Berlin as its Senior Consultant since 2008. The Clinic was established in 1974 as one of the first accident surgery clinics in Germany and, in 2016, was listed for the ninth time in succession in the Focus List of Top Hospitals in the field of orthopaedics and accident surgery. Prof. Petersen has also been the Deputy Medical Director of the Martin Luther Hospital in Berlin since 2009.

As a specialist in orthopaedics and accident surgery, special accident surgery, sports medicine and physiotherapy, Prof. Petersen specialises in the treatment of injuries, conditions, deformities and strain injuries to the human musculoskeletal system, that is, bones, joints, muscles and tendons. So, Prof. Petersen and his team at the Orthopaedics and Accident Surgery Clinic of the Martin Luther Hospital in Berlin treat conditions including sports injuries, bone fractures, joint wear (osteoarthritis), joint instability and congenital or acquired deformities of the extremities.

At the same time, the range of services of the Orthopaedics and Accident Surgery Clinic includes knee surgery, foot surgery, shoulder surgery, sports traumatology, age-related traumatology, artificial joint replacement (endoprosthetics) and spinal surgery. Here, one particular focus of Prof. Petersen is knee surgery for injury or signs of wear in the knee. So, in 2015, he had already been listed in the Focus List of Physicians as one of Germany’s top medical practitioners in the field of knee surgery for the eighth time.

In the field of knee surgery, Prof. Petersen and his team at the Martin Luther Hospital in Berlin perform, inter alia, the implantation of artificial knee joints (knee prostheses), meniscus surgery such as partial meniscectomy, meniscal suture or meniscal transplantation and cruciate ligament surgery for injuries to the anterior or posterior cruciate ligament. The treatment of cartilage damage by means of cartilage debridement, cartilage / bone transplantation or cartilage cell transplantation and correction of the mechanical axis (corrective osteotomy) for bowlegs or knock-knees are also among Prof. Petersen’s range of services.

If possible and reasonable, all procedures at the Orthopaedics and Accident Surgery Clinic of the Martin Luther Hospital in Berlin are performed minimally invasively, i.e. with as small as possible skin incisions and access routes. As a rule, this takes place with the aid of arthroscopy, which is employed above all in the knee, shoulder and ankle joint.

Diagnostic Services

  • Special clinics: Employers’ Liability Insurance Association clinic / accident clinic, endoprosthetics clinic, foot clinic, shoulder clinic, spinal clinic, private medical clinic
  • Comprehensive joint examination e.g. physical examination of the relevant joints
  • Arthroscopy of the shoulder, elbow, hip joint, knee joint, ankle joint
  • Radiological (X-ray) examination (X-ray, computed tomography, magnetic resonance tomography) of all relevant areas of the skeleton (joints, bones, musculature), age-related traumatology e.g. bone density measurement (osteoporosis (reduced bone stability due to age))
  • Performance of all relevant clinical joint tests e.g. Lachman test, anterior drawer test, Drehmann’s sign, ultrasound examination (sonography) of the joints e.g. for diagnosis of osteoarthritis (joint wear)

Therapeutic Services

  • Covering the entire specialist field of orthopaedics and accident surgery
  • Treatment of causes and conditions secondary to joint conditions
  • Conservative (e.g. medication, physiotherapy) and surgical (joint-conserving and joint replacement) therapeutic options

Endoprosthetic care

  • Shoulder joint prostheses
  • Elbow prostheses
  • Hip joint prostheses
  • Knee joint prostheses
  • Sledge prostheses
  • Partial joint replacement, joint surface replacement or complete joint replacement

Knee surgery

  • Joint-conserving (e.g. cartilage debridement, microfracturing (small diameter holes in the bone of the joint to stimulate the body’s own repair mechanisms), chondrocyte implantation (implantation of cartilage cells), re-fixation (attachment of the cartilage), cartilage / bone transplantation, corrective osteotomy (correction of the mechanical axis))
  • Joint replacement (partial or total endoprosthesis)
  • Procedures on the menisci, on the anterior or posterior cruciate ligament, on the kneecap (patella)

Shoulder surgery

  • Osteoarthritis of the shoulder joint (joint wear)
  • Dislocation (luxation) of the shoulder
  • Torn tendon
  • Impingement syndrome (entrapment syndrome at the shoulder)
  • Long biceps tendon

Foot surgery

  • Torn Achilles’ tendon, including follow-up care
  • Bone spurs
  • Therapeutic arthroscopy of the upper ankle joint (e.g. for pain, restriction of motion)
  • Hallux rigidus (stiffening of the first metatarsophalangeal joint)
  • Joint-conserving procedures on the upper ankle joint (e.g. cartilage debridement, cartilage cell transplantation)

Age-related traumatology

  • Femoral neck fracture
  • Radial fracture (fracture of the radius / lower arm bone)
  • Vertebral body fracture

Treatment of sports injuries

  • Treatment of the knee joint, ankle joint (torn ligament), shoulder joint (cartilage injury, luxation / dislocation), Achilles’ tendon (tear)

Accident surgery / industrial injuries

  • Medically skilled care of injuries sustained while in the workplace, commuting and at school (occupational insurance procedures) 
  • Care of wounds, bone fractures of the hand, wrist and foot, complex injuries and the seriously injured
  • Emergency Out-patients’ Clinic, open continuously and year-round (open 24 hours)

Spinal surgery

  • Minimally invasive treatment 
  • Care of vertebral fractures, spinal canal dilatation, surgical treatment following disc herniation, tumour surgery (procedures for cancers in the spinal column)

Special Offers / Arrangements / Rooms

  • As well as German, employees also speak English, French, Arabic and Russian
  • International patients can be treated without a problem
  • Options such as treatment by the Senior Consultant, a single room or accommodation for a companion
  • Conveniently located near the top of the Kurfuerstendamm
  • Extensive outdoor facilities
  • PAUL’S Restaurant Deli with a different seasonal, fresh menu each day
  • Free WLAN and fixed-line telephone, free use of TV
  • Versatile range of services (hairdresser, manicurist, pedicure)
  • Regular religious services and pastoral care if required
Leading Medicine Guide

of selected experts in the specialist field Knee Surgery

Other services

  • Osteoarthritis (joint wear)
  • Osteoarthritis of the knee joint (gonarthrosis)
  • Osteoarthritis of the hip joint (coxarthrosis)
  • Osteoarthritis of the shoulder joint (omarthrosis)
  • Joint replacement (artificial joint)
  • Injury to the knee joint, ankle joint, shoulder joint and Achilles’ tendon
  • Accidents while in the workplace, commuting and at school (occupational insurance procedures)
  • Care of wounds, bony fractures of the hand, wrist and the foot and complex injuries

Directions

Airports near

  • Berlin-Tegel airport (TXL)8.0 km
  • Flughafen Berlin-Schönefeld (SXF)23,0 km

Railway stations in the vicinity

  • S-Bahnhof Halensee1,0 km
  • Bahnhof Berlin-Charlottenburg2,0 km

Additional staff

Dr. - Karl Schmoranzer - Knee Surgery - Berlin

Dr. med.
Karl Schmoranzer

Leitender Oberarzt

Dr. - Burkhard Finke - Knee Surgery - Berlin

Dr. med.
Burkhard Finke

Oberarzt

Lars Kirstein - Knee Surgery - Berlin


Lars Kirstein

Oberarzt

Dr. - Uwe Simon - Knee Surgery - Berlin

Dr. med.
Uwe Simon

Oberarzt

Dr. - Cara Winter - Knee Surgery - Berlin

Dr. med.
Cara Winter

Oberärztin