Special Clinical Focus

  • Hip: Minimal invasive joint replacement
  • Knee: Minimal invasive joint replacement
  • Patient-customized implants and patient-customized surgical templates & guides
  • Revision joint replacement in the hip and knee
  • Surgical treatment of degenerative joint conditions of the lower extremities
  • Corrective joint preserving procedures & osteotomies for inborn or acquired deformities of the hip and knee joint or the long bones of the leg
  • Spinal surgery: decompressing, stabilizing and corrective procedures in cervical, thoraic and lumbar spine.

About us

Prof. Heino Kienapfel is an internationally known expert in Orthopedic Surgery and Trauma Surgery with an additional qualification in Special Orthopedic surgery.

From June 2004 to March 2017 he was Chairman and Director of the Department of Special Orthopedic Surgery and Trauma Surgery at the Vivantes Auguste Viktoria Hospital in Berlin.

In 2013, together with his co-workers, he founded the first certified maximum care Joint Replacement Center in Berlin and Brandenburg and chaired this center until March 2017.

Until April 2017, he also headed the Joint Replacement Registry Working Group of the German Society of Orthopedics and Orthopedic Surgery (DGOOC). Since 2017, Professor Kienapfel has provided a specialist clinic for hip and knee joint conditions and foot and spinal conditions at the Berlin Joint Center in his practice office in the Schoeneberg Clinic at Fuggerstr. 23, 10777 Berlin.

The consultation service there is available to private patients, direct payers and publicly insured patients. Organized within the Berlin Joint Center, Professor Kienapfel also provides a clinic for direct payers and private patients in the Tauentzien Orthopedics Practice, Tauentzienstrasse 5, 10789 Berlin, and at the OVZ Orthopedic Healthcare Center in Zehlendorf, Clayallee 225, 14195 Berlin. Over the last 25 years, Prof. Kienapfel has performed more than 6000 hip and knee joint replacement operations ( hereof about 25 % revision & exchange replacement procedures). Nevertheless, it is particularly important to him to perform surgery only after the exhaustion of non-surgical therapeutic measures. The consultation service has no time limit in order to enable a detailed discussion and a thorough examination. This is aided by advanced equipment, such as digital x-ray equipment, which produces high-definition x-ray images with a very low radiation exposure over a very brief period, and state-of-the-art CT (computed tomography) and advanced MRI (magnetic resonance imaging). Should a surgical procedure be required, this is conducted personally by Prof. Kienapfel in the Berlin Joint Center at the Schoeneberg Hospital or at the St. Marien Hospital in Lankwitz, Berlin, in close cooperation with the certified joint replacement center there. All implant components he uses are first tested and certified by the German Technical Inspection Agency in respect to their mechanical and biological properties. Implants made from high-tech materials are utilized in order to guarantee an optimal durability of the joint replacement.

Prof. Kienapfel cares personally for each patient, from the initial contact to the follow-up care. The Schoeneberg Hospital and the St. Marien Hospital also have, inter alia, a Comfort Ward. Various hospitals are available for the follow-up (including Humboldtmuehle Tegel, Median Hospital, Kladow and Hoppegarten, Ahrenshoop Hospital).


Professor Kienapfel cares for out-patients at the following locations:

GZB Joint Center, Berlin,
Fuggerstr. 23
10777 Berlin
Parking lot 50 m left from the entrance: BioCompany / Wettpunkt 1 hour free

GZB Joint Center, Berlin, Orthopädie am Tauentzien,
Tauentzien Strasse 5, opposite luxary department store KDWE,
10789 Berlin
2 parking garages, Passauer Str. 10 & 33

GZB Joint Center, Berlin, OVZ Orthopedic Healthcare Center, Zehlendorf,
Clayallee 225 
14195 Berlin
underground parking garage on-site

Special Offers / Arrangements / Rooms

Comfort area for privately insured patients, patients eligible for benefits, international and self-paying patients, Comfort rooms with extensive services.

  • Single-rooms with bath
  • TV, telephone, Internet
  • Cuisine on request: vegetarian, vegan, halal, kosher, diabetic, gluten-free, lactose-free
  • Large roof-terrace with a view across the city of Berlin
  • Hotels in various categories, from basic to luxury hotels, within walking distance
  • Shopping at the best addresses in Berlin in the immediate vicinity, for example KaDeWe , Kurfuerstendamm
  • Language competence in German, English, French, Russian, Arabic, Hungarian, Serbo-croat, Polish, Turkish and Norwegian

Cooperation agreements are in place for in-patient follow-up treatment / rehabilitation with the following hospitals:

  • Humboldtmuehle Medical Park, Berlin-Tegel
  • MEDIAN Clinic, Kladow, Berlin
  • MEDIAN Clinic, Berlin-Hoppegarten
  • Brandenburg Clinic, Bernau bei Berlin
  • Specialist Clinic and Peat Bath, Bad Freienwalde
  • Medical Clinical Rehabilitation Center, Spreewald
  • Rehabilitation Center, Luebben | Department of Orthopedics
  • GLG Specialist Clinic, Wolletz Lake
  • Helios Rehabilitation Clinic, Ahrenshoop – Helios Health
  • Garder Lake Rehabilitation Clinic, Lohmen

Cooperation agreements are in place for out-patient follow-up treatment / rehabilitation with free daily transportation from and to your home and free meals are in place with the following centers:

  • ZAR, Berlin Mitte - Berlin Site
  • Vivantes Out-patient Rehabilitation, Schoeneberg / AVK
  • Out-patient Rehabilitation in Berlin Spandau – Centrovital
  • Out-patient Rehabilitation in Kreuzberg, Berlin
Leading Medicine Guide

Selected expert in the specialist field Orthopedics

Other services

  • Arthritis of the hip joint
  • Arthritis of the knee joint
  • Joint replacement loosening of the hip and knee
  • Customized joint replacement 
  • Minimal invasive surgical technique
  • Spinal surgery: decompressing, stabilizing and correcting procedures.
  • Diseases of cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine
  • Correction of complex deformities of the foot, i.e Hallux valgus
  • Hallux rigidus

Directions

Airports near

  • Berlin-Tegel airport5.2 miles (approximately 8.4 km)
  • Berlin-Schoenefeld airport13.2 miles (approximately 21.3 km)

Railway stations in the vicinity

  • Berlin central railway station2.4 miles (approximately 3.9 km)