Special Clinical Focus

  • Impingement
  • Calcerous shoulder
  • Rotator cuff rupture
  • Acromioclavicular joint injury
  • Shoulder instability / luxation
  • Injury to the long head of the biceps tendon (SLAP, Pulley)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Anterior / posterior cruciate lesion, bone / ligament avulsion in children and adolescents
  • Axial malposition
  • Patellar instability
  • Meniscal lesion (suture / partial resection / implant)
  • Complex ligament instability
  • Osteochondral injury (chondrocyte transplantation, microfracturing, osteochondral transplantation (OATS))
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Medial / lateral ligament lesion (acute / chronic)
  • Syndesmosis lesion
  • Osteochondral injury (osteochondral transplantation, microfracturing)
  • Achilles’ tendon lesion
  • Haglund’s deformity
  • Tendon avulsion near the pelvis (hamstrings, adductor longus, rectus femoris)

About us

Asst Lect. Dr Stephan Lorenz, Senior Consultant of the Department of Sports Orthopaedics at the Surgical Hospital, Munich, is a specialist in orthopaedics and accident surgery with an additional qualification in sports medicine. He knows how sports injuries affect active people: as a youth basketball team trainer for many years (where he achieved the German runner-up position), he has a close association with sport and sportsmen.

The Department of Sports Orthopaedics provides specialist consultations for the initial examination, which are open both to privately insured patients and to patients with statutory insurance. An Emergency Clinic, staffed around the clock, is available for acute accidents so that injured persons are able to be given suitable treatment as quickly as possible.

State-of-the-art techniques, long-standing experience and a competent team facilitate rapid treatment, even for surgical procedures. Injuries and damage to the shoulder and ankle joint and particularly to the knee joint are the emphases of the Department of Sports Orthopaedics. The best joint is the patient’s own joint – hence, Asst Lect. Dr Lorenz places great value on preserving the joint and its function if at all possible. Today, efficient techniques are available, such as chondrocyte transplantation or the insertion of a small implant. Of course, the exact treatment depends on the individual case and is always based on carefully performed examinations and discussions with the patient.

Very frequently, the Orthopaedics specialists of the Munich South Surgical Hospital can also perform surgery minimally invasively. For the patient, this means significantly quicker wound healing, less pain and, not least, being able to leave the hospital again on the same day. The comprehensive follow-up care, which starts directly after the surgery, is also of great importance. Early rehabilitation under professional guidance prevents unnecessary muscular deterioration and helps the patient’s more rapid return to his previous level of activity.

Asst Lect. Dr Lorenz’s expertise is also reflected in the accolades of an independent evaluation platform, which recommended him for 2017 as a medical practitioner in the field of sports orthopaedics. But Asst Lect. Dr Lorenz is not only an important authority in the clinical field of sports orthopaedics; he is also an authority in academic circles. He is a member of important specialist associations, in which, to an extent, he also exercises a teaching role. Asst Lect. Dr Lorenz also works as a reviewer for scientific contributions for various specialist journals such as Arthroscopy, Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research and the American Journal of Sports Medicine. He also trains prospective medical practitioners at the Technical University of Munich.

Therapeutic Services

SCHOULDER JOINT
  • Impingement
  • Calcerous shoulder
  • Rotator cuff rupture
  • Acromioclavicular joint injury
  • Shoulder instability / luxation
  • Injury to the long head of the biceps tendon (SLAP, Pulley)
  • Osteoarthritis (partial / anatomical / reverse joint replacement)
KNEE JOINT
  • Anterior / posterior cruciate lesion, bone / ligament avulsion in children and adolescents
  • Axial malposition
  • Patellar instability
  • Meniscal lesion (suture / partial resection / implant)
  • Complex ligament instability
  • Osteochondral injury (chondrocyte transplantation, microfracturing, osteochondral transplantation (OATS))
  • Osteoarthritis (joint-maintaining transposition osteotomy, partial / total joint replacement)
ANKLE JOINT
  • Medial / lateral ligament lesion (acute / chronic)
  • Syndesmosis lesion
  • Osteochondral injury (osteochondral transplantation, microfracturing)
  • Achilles’ tendon lesion
  • Haglund’s deformity
OTHER SPORTS INJURIES
  • Tendon avulsion near the pelvis (hamstrings, adductor longus, rectus femoris)

Special Offers / Arrangements / Rooms

  • Common room or lounge room
  • Single-bed rooms with their own en-suite bathroom
  • A companion can be accommodated
  • Two-bed rooms with their own en-suite bathroom
  • Bed-side / in-room television
  • Bed-side / in-room Internet connection
  • Bed-side radio
  • Bed-side land-line telephone
  • Bed-side / in-room locker / safe
  • Reception and assistance service for patients and visitors, staffed by volunteers
  • Pastoral care
  • Information events for patients
  • Collaboration with self-help organisations
  • Allowance is made for particular dietary requirements (in accordance with cultural sensitivities), special dishes for Muslims and individually tailored diets are offered
  • Prayer room
  • Rooms with toilet and shower, etc. suitable for wheelchairs
  • Wheelchair access to all / most service facilities
  • Lifts suitable for operation from a wheelchair

Directions

Airports near

  • Munich airport24.9 miles (approximately 40 km)

Railway stations in the vicinity

  • Munich central railway station3.7 miles (approximately 6 km)

Additional staff

Asst - Philipp Minzlaff - Orthopedics - Munich

Asst Lect. Dr
Philipp Minzlaff

Lead Consultant of the Department of Sports Orthopaedics